Uncommitted Spotlight: Chris Ricard, 2023 IF/RHP


Brett Harrison
PBR Scouting Director

With the 2022 Summer Season wrapping up, we now begin our transition into the Fall Season which is a critical time for players in the 2023 Class who are still on the board and seeking their future collegiate homes. The NCAA Recruiting Calendar allows for limited contact during the current time period and as a result of that, recruiting coordinators have turned to social media and website coverage of players to help provide objective insight on potential prospects. With that, we will begin highlighting the top prospects the Gem State has to offer in an effort to get our players with college aspirations an opportunity at the next level, wherever that may be with the Uncommitted Spotlight feature.

chris ricard: lewiston | 2023 | 1b/rhp

The physical, two-sport athlete has continued to show his ability at the plate between a pair of standout performances at the 2022 PBR Idaho State Games and the 2022 West Coast Games where he represented the inaugural Team Idaho. His present strength with some twitch allowed his to product loud barrels during both the batting practice session where head lead each event in Max Exit Velocity and continued that production into the game play portion of each event. His present feel and athleticism around the bag at first base would let him settle quickly at the next level as a bat you would want to keep in your lineup.


Christopher Ricard

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Lewiston
    State: ID
  • Summer Team: Lewis-Clark American Legion
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(02/21/22)
82 - 84
FB
(02/21/22)
71 - 73
CB
(02/21/22)
73 - 74
CH
(02/21/22)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
71 - 73
CH
73 - 74
Position
7.28
60-yard
(02/21/22)
77
INF Velo
(06/01/22)
100
Exit Velo
(02/21/22)
Position
60-yard
7.33
INF Velo
77
Position
60-yard
7.28
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
100
Trackman - Fastball
86.5
Velocity (max)
(08/12/22)
81.2 - 85.2
Velo Range
(08/12/22)
81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/12/22)
1964
Spin Rate (max)
(08/12/22)
1802
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/01/22)
16.0
IVB (max)
(06/01/22)
10.0
IVB (avg)
(06/01/22)
19.1
HM (max)
(08/12/22)
14.4
HM (avg)
(08/12/22)
5.2
Extension (avg)
(08/12/22)
5.5
Release Ht (avg)
(06/01/22)
24
Spin Score (max)
(06/01/22)
54
Zone %
(08/12/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.5
Velo Range
81.2 - 85.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.3
Spin Rate (max)
1964
Spin Rate (avg)
1782
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.2
Velo Range
81.1 - 83.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
80
Spin Rate (max)
1938
Spin Rate (avg)
1802
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.3
Velocity (max)
(06/01/22)
75.3 - 76.3
Velo Range
(06/01/22)
73.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/01/22)
1698
Spin Rate (max)
(06/01/22)
1693
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/01/22)
5.3
IVB (max)
(06/01/22)
4.5
IVB (avg)
(06/01/22)
-5.6
HM (max)
(06/01/22)
-5.8
HM (avg)
(06/01/22)
4.6
Extension (avg)
(06/01/22)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(06/01/22)
22
Spin Score (max)
(06/01/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.3
Velo Range
75.3 - 76.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.2
Spin Rate (max)
1698
Spin Rate (avg)
1693
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
80.1
Velocity (max)
(08/12/22)
73.0 - 79.9
Velo Range
(08/12/22)
74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/12/22)
1927
Spin Rate (max)
(08/12/22)
1710
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/12/22)
2.1
IVB (max)
(06/01/22)
4.4
IVB (avg)
(08/12/22)
-8.5
HM (max)
(08/12/22)
-0.1
HM (avg)
(08/12/22)
4.9
Extension (avg)
(08/12/22)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(08/12/22)
26
Spin Score (max)
(06/01/22)
57
Zone %
(08/12/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
80.1
Velo Range
73 - 79.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.5
Spin Rate (max)
1927
Spin Rate (avg)
1710
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.8
Velo Range
65.2 - 75.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
69
Spin Rate (max)
1757
Spin Rate (avg)
1668
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.0
Velocity (max)
(08/12/22)
74.7 - 80.4
Velo Range
(08/12/22)
75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/12/22)
1751
Spin Rate (max)
(08/12/22)
1602
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/12/22)
5.8
IVB (max)
(08/12/22)
3.0
IVB (avg)
(08/12/22)
11.2
HM (max)
(08/12/22)
3.4
HM (avg)
(08/12/22)
4.8
Extension (avg)
(08/12/22)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(08/12/22)
22
Spin Score (max)
(08/12/22)
60
Zone %
(08/12/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82
Velo Range
74.7 - 80.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.5
Spin Rate (max)
1751
Spin Rate (avg)
1602
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
104.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/01/22)
96.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/01/22)
311
Distance (avg)
(08/12/22)
408
Distance (max)
(08/12/22)
100
Hard Hit %
(06/01/22)
18
Barrel %
(08/12/22)
64
Sweet Spot %
(06/01/22)
36
Line Drive %
(06/01/22)
63.6
Fly Ball %
(08/12/22)
33
Ground Ball %
(02/21/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
103.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
91.9
Distance (avg)
311
Distance (max)
408
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
104.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
96.2
Distance (avg)
297
Distance (max)
380
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
100.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
93.1
Distance (avg)
238
Distance (max)
357
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
(08/12/22)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/12/22)
84.3
Bat Speed (max)
(02/21/22)
79.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/12/22)
17.9
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/12/22)
12.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/21/22)
50
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/21/22)
70
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/21/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
22.8
Bat Speed (max)
81.9
Bat Speed (avg)
79
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.7
Hand Speed (avg)
22
Bat Speed (max)
81.1
Bat Speed (avg)
78.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
21.8
Bat Speed (max)
84.3
Bat Speed (avg)
78.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
85.27
Edge Score
(08/12/22)

Swift

Swift
1.81
10-yd
(08/12/22)
4.07
30-yd
(08/12/22)
7.33
60-yd
(06/01/22)
19.4
Run speed (max)
(06/01/22)
8.2
Run Speed (avg)
(06/01/22)
2.32
RSi (max)
(08/12/22)
1.71
RSi (avg)
(08/12/22)
1927
Jump Power (max)
(08/12/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.81
30-yd
4.07
60-yd
7.36
Run speed (max)
18.7
Run Speed (avg)
8.2
RSi (max)
2.32
RSi (avg)
1.71
Jump Power (max)
1927
Swift
10-yd
1.9
30-yd
4.17
60-yd
7.33
Run speed (max)
19.4
Run Speed (avg)
8.2

SCOUTING REPORT

6/01/22

Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-foot-3 , 220-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, wide based set up. Subtle rock back load. Efficient into the hitting zone. Uses present strength well with lift through extension. Produced arguably the best round of the PBR Idaho State Games. The present power was on display, leaving it multiple times throughout his round..
Power: Max TrackMan Exit Velocity - 104.3, Avg. TrackMan Exit Velocity - 100.0 mph. 
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. 
Defense1B. Athleticism translates around and off the bag. Controlled through the fielding process. Presents quality target around the bag. Confident in receiving balls in the dirt. 
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Clean, athletic delivery. Drop and drive type. Swinging leg kick. Lands in line to home. Finishes with slight fall to glove side. 
Arm Action: RH. Long arm cycle. High ¾ slot. 
FB: 82.0-84.0 mph, up to 85.0 mph. 1820 Avg. Spin Rate. Attacks with FB early. Had success elevating in the zone. 
CB: 75.3-76.3 mph. 1693 Avg. Spin Rate. 11/5 shape. Commands effectively. Tends to slow arm.
SL: 65.2-75.8 mph. 1668 Avg. Spin Rate. Some late bite. Almost cut fastball action. Similar arm speed to FB.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
PBR x College of Southern Idaho Scout Day NV 09/24 College of Southern Idaho
2022 Southern Idaho Open NV 09/25 College of Southern Idaho

 

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