Yale Is The 'Best Of Both Worlds' For Bannish


Bruce Hefflinger
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Yale Is The ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ For Bannish

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Tate Bannish

Class of 2024 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Wellesley
    State: MA
  • Summer Team: Nokona
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.72
60-yard
(07/07/21)
82
INF Velo
(07/27/22)
97
Exit Velo
(02/20/22)
Position
60-yard
6.86
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.86
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
94
Position
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
97
Position
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
88
Trackman - Hitting
96.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/20/22)
92.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/20/22)
227
Distance (avg)
(07/27/22)
317
Distance (max)
(07/07/21)
87
Hard Hit %
(02/20/22)
67
Sweet Spot %
(02/21/21)
56
Line Drive %
(02/21/21)
50.0
Fly Ball %
(07/07/21)
53
Ground Ball %
(02/20/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.6
Distance (avg)
227
Distance (max)
306
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
92.1
Distance (avg)
160
Distance (max)
307
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.6
Distance (avg)
224
Distance (max)
317
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.9
Distance (avg)
210
Distance (max)
284
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.4
Hand Speed (max)
(02/21/21)
25.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/21/21)
78.9
Bat Speed (max)
(07/27/22)
75.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/21/21)
18.2
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/21/21)
14.0
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/20/22)
83
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/27/22)
85
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/20/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
23.4
Bat Speed (max)
78.9
Bat Speed (avg)
71.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.6
Hand Speed (avg)
23.4
Bat Speed (max)
77.8
Bat Speed (avg)
74.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
23
Bat Speed (max)
78.2
Bat Speed (avg)
74.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26.4
Hand Speed (avg)
25.3
Bat Speed (max)
78.2
Bat Speed (avg)
75.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
65.16
Edge Score
(07/27/22)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
65.16

Swift

Swift
1.68
10-yd
(07/27/22)
3.81
30-yd
(07/27/22)
6.86
60-yd
(07/27/22)
20.1
Run speed (max)
(07/27/22)
8.8
Run Speed (avg)
(07/27/22)
2.68
RSi (max)
(07/27/22)
1.74
RSi (avg)
(07/27/22)
1630
Jump Power (max)
(07/27/22)
27.3
Jump Height (max)
(07/27/22)
26.5
Jump Height (avg)
(07/27/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.68
30-yd
3.81
60-yd
6.86
Run speed (max)
20.1
Run Speed (avg)
8.8
RSi (max)
2.68
RSi (avg)
1.74
Jump Power (max)
1630
Jump Height (max)
27.3
Jump Height (avg)
26.5

Yale Is The ‘Best Of Both Worlds’ For Bannish

WELLESLEY, Ma. - The “best of both worlds” is how Tate Bannish describes a commitment to Yale.

“I know it will be super difficult balancing school and sports, but I’ve done that my entire life,” explained the Wellesley High School junior. “I learned the patterns in high school and, hopefully, it will carry over to a more challenging environment. I wanted to go to a place that challenges me in both aspects and I’m excited for the new step.”

The Future Games proved to be the event that capped off the recruiting process for Bannish.

“They saw me in Georgia and then came to the Future Games where they got more eyes on me from other members of the staff,” reflected the sixth-rated 2024 outfielder in New England. “That was kind of the nail in the coffin.”

A visit took place a couple weeks after the PBR event at Lake Pointe.

“Great education, great baseball and incredible coaches,” Bannish said about what he found with Yale. “It came down to them, Georgetown and Harvard, but Yale stood out to me as the place I could grow as a player and person and get the best education possible. It’s a blessing. It’s one of my dream schools.”

The 6-3 180-pounder has played “all over the place” to this point in time, first and third base as well as left and center field, but Yale sees Bannish in the middle of the outfield.

“They want me in center where I can use my athleticism to my advantage,” Bannish noted. “They like my speed and athleticism and see me playing center field for them. I bought into that. I want to play at the highest level I can and that’s the best place to do it.”

The idea of playing at the next level began after seventh grade according to the 29th-rated junior in New England.

“I didn’t know what the process was, but I saw people in town committing that I looked up to and wanted to emulate them,” Bannish related. “After my freshman year is when I started to get phone calls with schools showing an interest. It was kind of shocking, but it reinforced that I can do this and pushed me to work hard to get to the spot I am now.”

Nokona coaches Dan Sullivan, his hitting coach since nine, and Gerry Carroll, who has also worked with Bannish since nine, have been influential in development while high school coaches Rob Kane, Mike robert and Matt Stein have also played a big role in the 17th-ranked 2024 in Massachusetts reaching the level of becoming a D-I commit.

“The recruiting process was pretty stressful at times, full of ups and downs,” Bannish admitted. “It was a long road but I’m happy how it ended up. In terms of showcases, the first PBR was big in getting my numbers out there. From there I continued to shoot for better numbers, from the Nokona Scout Day to the Future Games. That really helped develop me in shooting for the best I can be. I ended up in a spot where I couldn’t be happier.”

Bannish is confident about making Yale happy with the decision.

“I’m a person who first and foremost is a good teammate,” Bannish pointed out. “I’m always a team player first and individual second. I’ll work all hours and push everyone there to be their best.”

A potential double major in economics and statistics is under consideration by Bannish, a 4.4 student thrilled to be headed to the Ivy League.

“What a surreal feeling,” the 16-year-old said of making a commitment to Yale. “It didn’t hit me the first day or two, but looking back it’s surreal that my recruitment is over after all those stressful nights. But it was worth it. It’s rewarding to see all the hard work pay off, but the work is just beginning now.”

After all, the demands of being a student-athlete at the university in New Haven, Ct., are high.

“It will be extra challenging with the academics and athletics at Yale,” Bannish concluded. “It’s the best of both worlds and I’m going to work as hard as I can to rise up to that challenge. But it’s fun to rise up rather than stay in the easy mode.”



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