Player Spotlights: 2017 Spencer Hacker and 2018 Connor Manion



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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

Spencer Hacker
Spencer HackerGrad: 2017
Pos: RHP/2B
HS: Bethesda-Chevy Chase
B/T: R/R
Rank: No. 146 in 2017 rankings

Scouting Report:

6.14.16 (MoCo Trials, Top Performer)  - Athletic frame at 6-foot, 160-pounds. Hits from a narrow, open set up. Quick load to hitting position. Short path to the baseball. Shows average bat speed with 77 mph exit velocity. Active feet in the infield. Clean hands and exchange throwing from a high ¾ arm slot. Throws are accurate at 83 mph across the diamond. Solid player in the 2017 class...Build up delivery, sound arm action, high ¾ arm slot, some arm speed. Could get more lower half involvement. Smooth delivery throughout. Fastball has slight run on the pitch at 80 mph. Breaking ball has big shape and 11/5 action at 66 mph. Change shows slight fade on the pitch at 71 mph.

CONNOR MANION
Connor ManionGrad: 2018
Pos: RHP
HS: Damascus
B/T: R/R
Rank: No. 93 in 2018 Rankings

Scouting Report

6.14.16 - Compact frame at 5-foot-7, 140-pounds. Fluid, controlled delivery. Loose arm action throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. Creates average arm speed and some acceleration through release. Nice hip load and lower half involvement. Square athletic finish at end. Fastball has slight sink on pitch up to 77 mph. Breaking ball shows some depth with nice rotation and 11/5 shape. Changeup has later sink on the pitch. Shows good command of all three pitches.

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