Boston College The Right Fit For Larson


Bruce Hefflinger
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Boston College The Right Fit For Larson

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Colin Larson

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: The Williston Northampton School
    State: MA
  • Summer Team: Powerhouse Bulldogs
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(08/25/21)
80 - 81
FB
(08/25/21)
68 - 69
CB
(08/25/21)
65 - 67
CH
(04/18/21)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
79 - 80
CB
64 - 65
CH
65 - 67
Position
6.49
60-yard
(08/25/21)
89
OF Velo
(04/18/21)
98
Exit Velo
(06/21/22)
Trackman - Fastball
81.4
Velocity (max)
(08/25/21)
78.8 - 81.1
Velo Range
(08/25/21)
78.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/25/21)
2240
Spin Rate (max)
(04/18/21)
2028
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/18/21)
24.8
IVB (max)
(04/18/21)
23.1
IVB (avg)
(04/18/21)
-9.8
HM (max)
(08/25/21)
-6.9
HM (avg)
(08/25/21)
5.1
Extension (avg)
(08/25/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(04/18/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(04/18/21)
57
Zone %
(08/25/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.4
Velo Range
78.8 - 81.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
78
Spin Rate (max)
2037
Spin Rate (avg)
1913
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.4
Velo Range
77.6 - 80.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.6
Spin Rate (max)
2240
Spin Rate (avg)
2028
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.7
Velocity (max)
(08/25/21)
68.6 - 69.7
Velo Range
(08/25/21)
66.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/25/21)
1759
Spin Rate (max)
(04/18/21)
1709
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/18/21)
2.5
IVB (max)
(08/25/21)
2.5
IVB (avg)
(08/25/21)
3.5
HM (max)
(04/18/21)
2.8
HM (avg)
(04/18/21)
4.6
Extension (avg)
(08/25/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(04/18/21)
29
Spin Score (max)
(04/18/21)
67
Zone %
(08/25/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.7
Velo Range
68.6 - 69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.8
Spin Rate (max)
1743
Spin Rate (avg)
1706
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
64.9
Velo Range
61.1 - 64.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
57.5
Spin Rate (max)
1759
Spin Rate (avg)
1709
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
66.6
Velocity (max)
(04/18/21)
64.3 - 66.6
Velo Range
(04/18/21)
62.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(04/18/21)
1199
Spin Rate (max)
(04/18/21)
1184
Spin Rate (avg)
(04/18/21)
19.7
IVB (max)
(04/18/21)
19.2
IVB (avg)
(04/18/21)
-4.5
HM (max)
(04/18/21)
0.9
HM (avg)
(04/18/21)
4.0
Extension (avg)
(04/18/21)
6.3
Release Ht (avg)
(04/18/21)
19
Spin Score (max)
(04/18/21)
67
Zone %
(04/18/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
66.6
Velo Range
64.3 - 66.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.2
Spin Rate (max)
1199
Spin Rate (avg)
1184
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
97.7
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/21/22)
90.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/21/22)
275
Distance (avg)
(08/25/21)
376
Distance (max)
(06/21/22)
73
Hard Hit %
(06/21/22)
77
Sweet Spot %
(08/25/21)
50
Line Drive %
(04/18/21)
54.5
Fly Ball %
(06/21/22)
25
Ground Ball %
(04/18/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
97.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.8
Distance (avg)
261
Distance (max)
376
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.4
Distance (avg)
247
Distance (max)
314
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.9
Distance (avg)
275
Distance (max)
342
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93
Exit Velocity (avg)
88
Distance (avg)
225
Distance (max)
316
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.8
Hand Speed (max)
(06/21/22)
26.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/21/22)
81.9
Bat Speed (max)
(08/25/21)
78.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/25/21)
34.7
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/21/22)
27.5
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/21/22)
75
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/21/22)
80
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/21/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.8
Hand Speed (avg)
26
Bat Speed (max)
78.8
Bat Speed (avg)
77.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
22.9
Bat Speed (max)
74.7
Bat Speed (avg)
72.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.6
Hand Speed (avg)
24.3
Bat Speed (max)
81.9
Bat Speed (avg)
78
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.3
Hand Speed (avg)
22.9
Bat Speed (max)
75.1
Bat Speed (avg)
73
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
80
Hop+
(08/25/21)
57
Rise+
(08/25/21)
82
Sink+
(08/25/21)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
50
Hammer+
(08/25/21)
53
Sweep+
(08/25/21)

Swift

Swift
1.64
10-yd
(06/21/22)
3.75
30-yd
(06/21/22)
6.68
60-yd
(06/21/22)
21.1
Run speed (max)
(06/21/22)
8.9
Run Speed (avg)
(06/21/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.64
30-yd
3.75
60-yd
6.68
Run speed (max)
21.1
Run Speed (avg)
8.9

Boston College The Right Fit For Larson

EASTHAMPTON, Ma. - The recruiting process went quickly for Colin Larson. The incoming junior at The Williston Northampton School is a Boston College commit.

“In early January the recruiting coordinator reached out to my travel coach,” Larson reflected about interest from BC. “I’d gotten an offer from Northeastern a week earlier. I talked with Boston College on a weekly basis after that and they came to see me workout and to two of my first high school games this season. After one of the games they presented an offer. I took it a week or so after.”

Speed is one aspect of the game that the third-rated 2024 outfielder in New England can provide a college.

“The big thing they saw at first was my speed,” Larson related. “They saw 6.49 in the 40 on my PBR profile and that got them excited. I’m pretty sure (assistant) coach (Kevin) Vance reached out after looking at my PBR profile and seeing my 60 time, my outfield velo and my exit velo and also the video they have of my swing.

“I sent them video and they liked how I hit the ball and also my fielding in center field. I checked a lot of boxes for them.” 

Northeastern and Bryant were other schools being considered by Larson, who also had calls with North Carolina and North Carolina State.

“Growing up in New England, I looked at Boston College as a place I’d want to go,” Larson said. “The campus has some nice buildings and there’s a turf field, but a big part of my recruitment was finding a good academic fit. Boston College, being a high academic school, was a good fit for me.

“Also during my recruitment I decided I wanted to stay close to home. Boston College is only 11/2 hours from home so that’s good for my family to come see me play.”

The idea of playing at the next level was a dream early on in life.

“Growing up I’ve always played a bunch of sports, but from the age of eight or nine I decided I liked baseball best,” Larson reflected. “At that age I didn’t know what my future in baseball would be like, but recently I realized I could play baseball at a high level. I had good summer and high school seasons and in going to a few camps and talking to a few coaches I started thinking a school like Boston College was within reach.”

Reality began to set in last summer.

“Some local smaller D-I schools started showing interest and then around the time Northeastern made me an offer, more became interested,” the 19th-ranked 2024 in New England said. “It was a quick process, not too many conversations with BC. It was pretty quick from the time that the first Division I school reached out to me in November until I committed in April.”

It has the 16-year-old exuberant about what lies ahead.

“It’s definitely exciting being from Massachuseetts and looking at Boston College being in the ACC and watching their football games,” Larson said. “To commit to a school that was very high on my list, one that I’ve looked at with high regards, is just awesome. Now I don’t have to worry who comes to see me and I can work on improving my game, getting stronger and just playing ball.”

Improvement is something the 5-9 175-pound left-handed hitting Larson has been doing of late.

“I’ve really worked hard in the weight room,” Larson pointed out. “I’m a smaller guy but I’ve put on a lot of muscle. I’ve worked with my hitting coach Matt Meadows and we continuously set new goals until I break them and then set new ones. That helps my progress and motivates me to get better and better

“I also hit with my dad. He’s very dedicated to helping me be my best. We have a batting cage that I get in before every game. All the hard work with my coaches and family has made me better and helped me get seen by colleges.”

Business is the planned major for Larson, who carries a 4.25 weighted GPA.

“I’ll bring a lot of tools,” Larson said of what he feels he can provide the program at Boston College. “I can play any position in the outfield well, I can hit for contact, I can hit for power and I’m pretty good at stealing bases. My work ethic, I’ll work as hard as anyone. I’m someone who will do whatever he’s asked to do.”



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