Top Performer Spotlight: Uncommitted '18 Teddy Sparks



By TJ Hunt
New Jersey Scouting Director

Teddy Sparks

Class of 2018 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Woodbury
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: All Out Baseball
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 208lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.06
60-yard
89
INF Velo
93
OF Velo
95
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

Futures Preview South (June 4th, 2017)
Sparks has a physically imposing build at 5-foot-11 208-pounds with broad shoulders and a strong lower half. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.16 seconds. Exit velocity topped at 95 MPH. At the plate, Sparks launched several balls well over the outfield fence. Starts in a slightly opened stance with hands above back shoulder and bat parallel to ground. Creates some rhythm in hands prepitch. For as explosive of an athlete as he is, he is quiet and controlled at the plate. Small foot stride to start swing. Hands load down and back. Creates torque in upper body in his swing and finishes tall with some lift. The ball seemed to jump off Sparks' bat differently than other hitters from the event. True gap-to-gap power already at his age. In the outfield, recorded the top velocity at the event at 93 MPH. Quick arm action from a high-3/4 slot. Ball jumped out of hand.