Penswick Excited About The Challenges Ahead At Army


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Penswick Excited About The Challenges Ahead At Army

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Robbie Penswick Jr.

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Sturgis East
    State: MA
  • Summer Team: Team Boston Academy
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(07/14/21)
79 - 83
FB
(07/14/21)
67 - 72
CB
(07/14/21)
73 - 74
CH
(08/11/21)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
64 - 69
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
79 - 83
CB
67 - 72
CH
71 - 73
Position
6.78
60-yard
(08/11/21)
77
INF Velo
(08/11/21)
91
Exit Velo
(08/11/21)
Position
60-yard
6.78
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
91
Trackman - Fastball
83.0
Velocity (max)
(08/11/21)
81.2 - 82.6
Velo Range
(08/11/21)
81.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/11/21)
1942
Spin Rate (max)
(08/11/21)
1842
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/11/21)
10.5
IVB (max)
(08/11/21)
9.8
IVB (avg)
(08/11/21)
7.9
HM (max)
(08/11/21)
6.7
HM (avg)
(08/11/21)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(08/11/21)
4.7
Release Ht (avg)
(08/11/21)
24
Spin Score (max)
(08/11/21)
75
Zone %
(08/11/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83
Velo Range
81.2 - 82.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.2
Spin Rate (max)
1942
Spin Rate (avg)
1842
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.2
Velocity (max)
(08/11/21)
65.5 - 69.2
Velo Range
(08/11/21)
66.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/11/21)
1922
Spin Rate (max)
(08/11/21)
1890
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/11/21)
-14.2
IVB (max)
(08/11/21)
-11.6
IVB (avg)
(08/11/21)
-13.7
HM (max)
(08/11/21)
-12.9
HM (avg)
(08/11/21)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(08/11/21)
4.3
Release Ht (avg)
(08/11/21)
29
Spin Score (max)
(08/11/21)
33
Zone %
(08/11/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.2
Velo Range
65.5 - 69.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.9
Spin Rate (max)
1922
Spin Rate (avg)
1890
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.3
Velocity (max)
(08/11/21)
73.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/11/21)
1325
Spin Rate (max)
(08/11/21)
1325
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/11/21)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(08/11/21)
4.8
Release Ht (avg)
(08/11/21)
18
Spin Score (max)
(08/11/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.2
Spin Rate (max)
1325
Spin Rate (avg)
1325
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
91.4
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/11/21)
82.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/11/21)
200
Distance (avg)
(08/11/21)
314
Distance (max)
(08/11/21)
15
Hard Hit %
(08/11/21)
38
Sweet Spot %
(08/11/21)
23
Line Drive %
(08/11/21)
30.8
Fly Ball %
(08/11/21)
46
Ground Ball %
(08/11/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.6
Distance (avg)
200
Distance (max)
314
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.0
Hand Speed (max)
(08/11/21)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/11/21)
72.5
Bat Speed (max)
(08/11/21)
69.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/11/21)
12.9
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/11/21)
11.7
Rot. Acc (avg)
(08/11/21)
79
On Plane Eff (avg)
(08/11/21)
85
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(08/11/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
72.5
Bat Speed (avg)
69.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
47
Rise+
(08/11/21)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
68
Hammer+
(08/11/21)
96
Sweep+
(08/11/21)

Penswick Excited About The Challenges Ahead At Army

PLYMOUTH, Ma. - Robbie Penswick Jr., likes a good challenge. The Sturgis East High School junior knows that will be the case in college after making a commitment to the United States Military Academy.

“It’s definitely a school that will challenge me,” Penswick said of the university located in West Point, N.Y., four hours from his home in Massachusetts. “But it’s going to set me up to be successful after college. That’s why I picked it. I think it’s a really good fit. I want to challenge myself academic-wise, physically and mentally.”

The 54th-rated 2023 right-handed pitcher in New England selected Army over UMass-Amherst and Virginia Commonwealth.

“When I was there I met the players and really liked the team a lot and liked the coaches a lot,” Penswick noted. “I liked the whole facilities they have. The school is really prestigious.”

Penswick was first seen by Army while in Florida last September and the communication built from there.

“I was pitching and they let my coach know they wanted to talk,” Penswick reflected. “I talked with assistant coach (Matthew) Kinney the next day and we stayed in touch after that every week.

“Then I went to a camp in January or February and they saw me pitch there. A week later they offered me a spot.”

The 161st-ranked junior in New England made an impression on the coaching staff with the Patriot League program.

“They like how I threw with low effort and how the ball jumps out of my hand,” Penswick related. “They also like my personality.”

Improvement that included getting bigger helped the cause for the 6-0 175-pounder, who 18 months ago was 5-10 and weighed 145.

“I gained a lot of weight and muscle  last summer and winter,” Penswick said. “I hit the gym constantly and with the gain my velo jumped. I was mid-70s a year-and-a-half ago and now I’m mid-to-high-80s, topping at 88 over the winter.”

It has played a major role in the 17-year-old reaching long-time aspirations to play at the next level.

“College baseball was my main goal playing as a kid,” Penswick pointed out. “I was thinking about the military and wanted to go to Army for four years now but didn’t think I could get into West Point. Then in the last year I gained weight and velocity and Division I was a possibility. Once they called, that’s what I wanted.”

Business is the planned major for Penswick, a 3.85 student thrilled about the opportunity to go to the U.S. Military Academy.

“It was really exciting when I made the decision,” Penswick said. “It kind of blew me away. It was definitely a big step to commit and I was really happy after I did it.”

The 26th-rated 2023 right-handed pitcher in New England to make a college commitment looks forward to what lies ahead with the challenges that Army presents.

“I can’t wait for the experience and competitiveness battling for a position,” Penswick concluded. “I’m looking forward to meeting different kids and developing relationships with my teammates and coaches.”



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