Player Spotlight: RHP Alex Hanft (Seckman, 2015)



Shon Plack
Missouri Scouting Director

Alex Hanft is a strong 6-foot-1 185-pound uncommitted right-handed pitcher. He has a high ¾ arm slot with quick arm speed, and athletic finish. Fastball velocity ranges from 81-83 mph with a max fastball at 84 mph. , Hanft show an 11-to-5 curveball with late break at 61-63 mph and throws a 73-74 mph change-up at near fastball arm speed with some sink.  He has a true knuckleball at 69 mph, with sink.

At the Class of 2015 Prospect Games in August, Hanft worked with a quick temp between pitches and was able to keep hitter off balance by mixing his pitches.  Currently, Hanft is planning college visits, but is still undecided on where he will attend college.  Below is a look inside the recruiting process of Hanft. 

PBR: What schools have expressed interest in you?

Hanft: St Louis Community College, Milliken University, Fontbonne University, Iowa Lakes Community College

PBR: Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future? If so, what schools, and how recently?

Hanft: Fontbonne about 2 months ago

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Hanft: Good academic program and a solid baseball program.

PBR: How did you do your junior year? What were your high school statistics? And how did your team do?

Hanft: I had a sort of shaky year on the mound last high school season but I turned it around this summer season by going 8-0 with a 1.2 ERA.

PBR: What are you goals for your senior season? Name some players that will play a key role for Seckman in 2015. 

Hanft: My goal is to get 5 wins on the mound and be our ace.  I will be our number one starter this season and am going to lead my team to a district championship season.

PBR: What travel team do you play for? Are you playing fall ball with a team?

Hanft: Jefferson County Blazers Varsity 18U

PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Hanft: Basketball for my varsity high school team ; I am team captain

PBR: What are your ACT and GPA?

Hanft: ACT is 22 & GPA is 3.69

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