Hill Finds Michigan To Be The Perfect Fit


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Hill Finds Michigan To Be The Perfect Fit

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Brennan Hill

Class of 2024 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Grosse Pointe North
    State: MI
  • Summer Team: D Las Vegas
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(07/28/21)
86 - 88
FB
(07/28/21)
72 - 75
CB
(07/28/21)
83 - 83
CH
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
70 - 73
CH
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
80 - 85
CB
62 - 67
CH
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 88
CB
72 - 75
CH
82 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 88
CB
72 - 75
CH
83 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
70 - 72
CH
76 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
64 - 67
CH
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
80 - 81
Position
7.56
60-yard
(07/02/19)
86
OF Velo
(03/06/21)
92
Exit Velo
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Fastball
88.7
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
81.6 - 87.1
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
84.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
2171
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1946
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
18.2
IVB (max)
(03/06/21)
14.6
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
-16.8
HM (max)
(03/06/21)
-14.5
HM (avg)
(03/06/21)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
50
Zone %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.1
Velo Range
82.8 - 86.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.8
Spin Rate (max)
2003
Spin Rate (avg)
1773
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.7
Velo Range
81.6 - 87.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.4
Spin Rate (max)
2171
Spin Rate (avg)
1844
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.6
Velo Range
82.1 - 84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.2
Spin Rate (max)
2008
Spin Rate (avg)
1946
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
75.2
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
65.2 - 72.8
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
67.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2197
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1871
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
-9.2
IVB (max)
(03/06/21)
-7.6
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
13.5
HM (max)
(03/06/21)
11.6
HM (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.5
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
32
Spin Score (max)
(07/27/22)
67
Zone %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.1
Velo Range
63 - 69.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.4
Spin Rate (max)
2048
Spin Rate (avg)
1836
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
75.2
Velo Range
65.2 - 72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.6
Spin Rate (max)
2197
Spin Rate (avg)
1671
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.8
Velo Range
63.8 - 67.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.4
Spin Rate (max)
2006
Spin Rate (avg)
1871
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.8
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
73.8 - 77.6
Velo Range
(03/06/21)
74.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
1907
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1370
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.9
IVB (max)
(03/06/21)
3.6
IVB (avg)
(03/06/21)
-15.4
HM (max)
(03/06/21)
-14.2
HM (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.8
Extension (avg)
(03/06/21)
5.0
Release Ht (avg)
(03/06/21)
23
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.3
Velo Range
72.4 - 74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.3
Spin Rate (max)
1290
Spin Rate (avg)
1220
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82.8
Velo Range
70.3 - 77.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.6
Spin Rate (max)
1907
Spin Rate (avg)
1165
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.6
Velo Range
73.8 - 77.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.3
Spin Rate (max)
1390
Spin Rate (avg)
1370
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
91.8
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
83.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
187
Distance (avg)
(07/28/21)
331
Distance (max)
(07/28/21)
17
Hard Hit %
(03/06/21)
40
Sweet Spot %
(07/28/21)
25
Line Drive %
(03/06/21)
40.0
Fly Ball %
(07/28/21)
67
Ground Ball %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.3
Distance (avg)
187
Distance (max)
331
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.3
Distance (avg)
187
Distance (max)
331
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.5
Distance (avg)
67
Distance (max)
223
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.9
Hand Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
20.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
83.0
Bat Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
71.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
15.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/28/21)
8.5
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/28/21)
69
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/28/21)
80
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.9
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
83
Bat Speed (avg)
71.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.9
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
83
Bat Speed (avg)
71.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
74.19
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
74.19

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
80
Hop+
(03/06/21)
58
Rise+
(03/06/21)
87
Sink+
(03/06/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
60
Hammer+
(03/06/21)
83
Sweep+
(03/06/21)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
58
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
108
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
19
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
180
External Rotation (avg)
(07/27/22)
89
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
-10
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
25
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
25
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-184
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-184
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
-227
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/27/22)
119
Arm Slot (avg)
(07/27/22)
10
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
128
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
108
Deception (avg)
(07/27/22)
40
Torque (avg)
(07/27/22)
97
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Hill Finds Michigan To Be The Perfect Fit

GROSSE POINTE WOODS - Brennan Hill showed what he was all about with an impressive performance in the Division I high school state championship game in June.

Although Grosse Pointe North lost 1-0 against Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, the top-ranked team in the nation, the sophomore left-hander made a name for himself throwing a three-hitter while permitting only a first-inning run. Colleges certainly took notice 

“It definitely helped recruiting wise,” Hill related. “There were a lot more options after that. It was the best atmosphere I’ve played in and I knew if I did my best I’d be able to compete with them and it worked out. Although we lost, we were in the game and had a chance.”

A little more than a month later, with college interest on the rise, the second-rated 2024 left-handed pitcher in the state was on the mound at the PBR Future Games in Georgia and Michigan was there to witness.

“They have a new staff that was hired in the summer and they saw me for the first time at the Future Games,” Hill noted. “I was only there a day, I pitched and left, but in the car on the way to the airport I called and talked to (assistant) coach (Ben) Greenspan. We talked a few more times after that. I got on campus in September and again in the middle of October. The first time it was more of a tour of campus and the weight room. It’s a great college town and the facilities are some of the best in the country.”

An offer came with the second trip to Ann Arbor.

“I thought it was time and committed,” Hill said.

It brought an end to a recruiting process that began early.

“I started talking to college coaches for the first time in eighth grade,” the ninth-ranked junior in Michigan related. “It was obviously a lot having not even played in high school yet. My freshman year I didn’t do what I wanted at the plate so two-way opportunities went away. But interest picked up this summer and after the Future Games I was ready to be done with it.”

A final decision on where to go to college came down to Ohio State and Michigan.

“It was a combination of things,” Hills explained about what all went into the determination that Michigan was the choice to make. “It’s close to home and I’ve been a Michigan fan my whole life. It just felt right.”

Greenspan, the recruiting coordinator and pitching coach for the Wolverines, along with the rest of the UM coaches liked the potential regarding what Hill has to bring to the program.

“The new staff has a lot of moving pieces and they needed some lefties,” Hill pointed out. “We were the perfect fit for each other. I love Michigan and they needed lefties.”

With a decision, admittedly, came a sense of relief.

“I’ve been thinking about college baseball since I was like 12 years old,” Hill said. “My brother went to play in college and I knew I had a chance and that became my goal. My oldest brother knows what it takes and my other brother is the hardest worker no matter if it’s baseball or schooling. My dad has been training me my whole life. They’ve all been a part of this.

“Once I made the decision a lot of stress was lifted,” Hill continued. “It’s been a stressful process for me and my parents trying to find the right place for me, not just on the baseball side of things but the school side as well.”

Improvement on the mound proved helpful in finding a college home for the 3.6 student who is uncertain about a major at Michigan.

“I worked with a lot of people that helped me with my pitching and Driveline,” Hill noted. “I’ve also improved on all the mental stuff. My talent has always been there, but this year I turned things around mentally and didn’t let it beat me.”

It has the 16-year-old ready to make an impact at the university located 50 minutes from home.

“From a numbers standpoint, I’ll bring them depth,” Hill explained. “I want to contribute my freshman year, if not pitching then in bringing a positive mentality to the program as a hard worker and someone who wants to get better.

“What I’m looking forward to is having an opportunity to play. I love competing and playing baseball. Hopefully, I’ll go in there my freshman year and play. I can’t wait to do that.”



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