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Top Viewed Profiles of 2018 - No. 3 Chris Villaman


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

As we wind down another great year, we begin to take a look back at 2018.  After drilling down into our google analytics, we have compiled a list of the twenty most viewed PBR profiles in North Carolina.  Beginning on December 17th and ending on December 30th, we will dive into the profiles that garnered the most hits in 2018.

The player profiles in PBR’s vast database received well over 7.5 million hits in 2018.  Players from each region in North Carolina drove coaches, scouts, and fans to their PBR profile to learn more.  Today we take a look at No. 3 in the 2018 countdown of the most viewed profiles from North Carolina

 

No. 3 – Chris Villaman

The top ranked player in the 2019 class in North Carolina, Villaman has been a tracked target for the past couple of years.  His 2018 started off by lighting up the PBR ProCase in Kernersville in February.  Throughout the spring, he continued to impress, leading Ledford to a State Finals appearance.  Villaman continued to throw well through the summer, making an appearance at the East Coast Professional Showcase.  With the 2019 spring closing fast, expect the NC State commit to continue to be a hot topic.



Chris Villaman

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Ledford
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
94
Max FB
(02/10/19)
88 - 93
FB
74 - 76
CB
73 - 77
CH
78 - 81
SL
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
90 - 92
CB
68 - 73
CH
75 - 76
SL
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
74 - 76
CH
73 - 77
Position
7.00
60-yard
95
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

09.25.18
North Carolina State commit.  Physical presence with broad shoulders and defined strength in the lower half.  Stands 6-foot-1, 205 pounds.  Athletic, the fastball sat 88-91 throughout his two innings of work.  Control and command continued to increase throughout the outing with an ability to pitch off his fastball.  Secondary stuff is still developing with the breaking ball at 72, flashing just occasional depth.  Slider has some length, turning a bit early as Villaman becomes slightly rotational, touching 81.  Change-up is straight at 75-78, occasionally working from a higher slot.  Very impressive outing considering most arms have been down since the end of the summer circuit.

05.11.18
North Carolina State commit.  Athletic 6-foot-2, 185 pounder with a strong lower half and looseness throughout his frame.  Average leg kick, loading the front hip. Clean arm action, medium swing, to a high-¾ slot with a quick hand through release.  Lands slightly across his body and the back side, lower half is efficient and direct. Fastball has late arm side run, on the arm side.  Creates a lot of swing and miss in the zone and some chase to the arm side. Dominated the down zone, without a need to ever try to elevate.  Ranged 85-90 on the night, settling 86-88 and carrying 85-88 into the 6th. Bumped 89-90 throughout the 1st two innings. Change-up was 2nd pitch, sitting 72-73 with fade and depth from a slightly slower arm.  Shows feel for armside and down zone with the pitch. Used a slider/cutter exclusively vs. LHH at 73-75. Some length on the one plane pitch. Created discomfort vs. LHH getting swing and miss, chase, and soft contact.  The curveball was ineffective and erratic on the night with several “slipping” out of the hand and missing wildly to the arm side. The couple that he threw near the zone sat at 69, but lacked his usual spin rate, depth and aggressiveness. 

02.11.18
North Carolina State commit. Strong, athletic build at 6 feet 2, 185 pounds. Athletic delivery, slightly across his body with deception. Repeats his delivery.  Easy, quick arm action using a high-3/4 slot. Works in the zone with his fastball at 88-90.  Easy run, exploding on the plate.  Curveball has a sweeping action with depth at 74-76mph.  Throws it with ease creating consistent hard arc, featuring a feel for location.  Change-up has sink working at 73-77.  Good hand speed creates deception.  Curveball ahead of change at this time.  Good feel for both off speed pitches.
Offensively he works from the left side with an open, athletic stance. Uses a small leg kick for his load, dives to the plate at times. Easy, fluid swing with above average bat speed. Shows a good bat path getting good extension and showing the ability to drive the ball to opposite field gap. Shows athleticism on the mound and in the box. Exit velocity recorded at 95 mph.

06.28.17
Physically strong with broad shoulders and definition in the lower half.  Powerful build at 6-foot-1, 175 pounds.  Fastball ran up to 91 in a short outing, ranging 88-91.  Feel and occasional arm side action with the fastball.  Easy effort with a quick arm, ball explodes out of the hand and onto hitters.  Two breaking pitches with slider ahead of curveball.  Slider up to 76 with maturity left in the pitch.  More sweep than tilt but movement and arm speed kept hitters off the pitch.  Curveball worked up to 70.  One change at 71, with the arm slowing.  On-line and level.  The body has slight coil at balance.  Loose hips and good extension.  Elite athlete around the mound.

06.25.16
Lanky and high waisted.  Works with a small rocker into an average leg kick.  Strong arm action leads to a high-3/4 slot with a quick hand.  Fastball up to 86, sitting 82-84.  Breaking ball showed depth and hard tilt, getting swing and miss and projecting to be a possible out pitch down the line.


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