Uncommitted Spotlight: Gavin Degnan


Diego Solares
Staff Writer

Another uncommitted senior we’ll shine some light on: Hazelwood West OF Gavin Degnan. Ranked 148th overall in Missouri’s 2021 class, Degnan is an upside offensive threat at the plate.

We last saw Degnan at our St. Louis Open event in October where the 5-foot-11, 180-pound athlete strung together an impressive showing. He showed off some pretty noteworthy bat speed and barrel feel during his batting practice round, spraying hard line drives to all fields with ease. His hardest hit ball came off his bat at 97.13 mph and traveled 357 feet, both of which were event highs. Additionally, Degnan’s top throw home from the outfield registered at 85 mph - the third highest number from the event.

You can find his full profile, with video and stats, down below:

Gavin Degnan

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Hazelwood West
    State: MO
  • Summer Team: St. Louis Bears
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(10/25/20)
78 - 81
FB
(10/25/20)
68 - 72
CB
(10/25/20)
74 - 75
CH
(10/25/20)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
69 - 70
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
68 - 72
CH
74 - 75
Position
7.14
60-yard
(02/06/21)
85
OF Velo
(10/25/20)
92
Exit Velo
(02/06/21)
Position
60-yard
7.14
OF Velo
74
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.43
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
91
Trackman - Fastball
80.5
Velocity (max)
(02/06/21)
77.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2336
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2271
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.5
Velo Range
78.9 - 80.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.9
Spin Rate (max)
2227
Spin Rate (avg)
2145
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.5
Velo Range
78.5 - 80.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.9
Spin Rate (max)
2336
Spin Rate (avg)
2271
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.6
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
66.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2151
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2097
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.2
Velo Range
69.8 - 70.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.6
Spin Rate (max)
2110
Spin Rate (avg)
2086
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.6
Velo Range
68.2 - 71.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.4
Spin Rate (max)
2151
Spin Rate (avg)
2097
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
70.2
Velocity (max)
(02/06/21)
66.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
1969
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/21)
1965
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
70.2
Velo Range
70.2 - 70.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.7
Spin Rate (max)
1969
Spin Rate (avg)
1965
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
69.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.4
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.5
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
72.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2199
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
1582
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74
Velo Range
73.3 - 74
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.6
Spin Rate (max)
1260
Spin Rate (avg)
1172
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.5
Velo Range
74.1 - 76.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.7
Spin Rate (max)
2199
Spin Rate (avg)
1582
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
97.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
89.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
250
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
357
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.8
Distance (avg)
131
Distance (max)
259
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.6
Distance (avg)
250
Distance (max)
357
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
(02/06/21)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/06/21)
78.7
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
73.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20.8
Bat Speed (max)
77.6
Bat Speed (avg)
72
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.7
Bat Speed (max)
78.7
Bat Speed (avg)
73.3
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

10/25/20

 

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 180-pounds. Solid, compact frame with strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, tall set up. Smooth leg lift and hand load. Aggressive, slight uphill bat path. Hard line-drive contact to the gaps.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Hand quickness and bat speed (avg. 73.32 mph).
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Short arm action, high-¾ release. Shows accuracy and carry behind throws.
Defense: Active footwork, clean glove and exchanges. Plays through ball well.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Works from stretch on edge of the rubber. Quick tempo, landing slightly across body with tall, athletic finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, ¾ arm slot.

FB: 78-81 mph, run and sink action to arm-side. (avg. 2271 rpm).

CB: 68-72 mph, 10/4 slurve action. Consistent strikes with some depth.

SP: 74-75 mph, tumble action low in the zone for strikes. Thrown firm.

 

 



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