Uncommitted Spotlight: Leighton Mercurius


Joe Dattoli
West Coast Director of Operations

We continue our coverage of uncommitted players, spotlighting them to help maximize their exposure and assist them in the recruiting process. Today, we look at 2023 Leighton Mercurius out of The Meadows. 

8/29/20 

Profile: The three sport athlete continues to impress after his breakout performance at the Future Games just a month ago. His loose projectable actions on the mound have him quickly becoming one of the most sought after prospects in the state with fastball velocity that has continues to climb at each Prep Baseball Report event

Body: 6-foot-3, 170 pounds. High level athleticism. Long limbs with room to add strength and size. Free and easy actions throughout his game. Quick twitch with some raw attributes. Uses his frame well to get down the mound.

Delivery: Starting tall, narrow in the middle-left part of the rubber. He starts with a small weight shift left then brings it back up into a check high peaking leg kick. Sinks into his drop and drive delivery. On line stride with quality extension. Remains balanced over his front side landing in a squared finish. Repeats well. Low to some effort.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose action. 3/4 to high 3/4 slot. Repeats arm slot well on both FB and CB. 

FB: Max 88 mph. Sat 85-87 mph. Avg. Spin Rate - 2169 RPM. Ball jumps out of his hand. Some downhill action. Locates well.

CB: 70 - 73 mph. Avg. Spin Rate - 1507 RPM. Flashes potential when down in the zone. Works off the same plane as his FB.



Leighton Mercurius

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Faith Lutheran
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: Las Vegas Recruits
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(08/29/20)
85 - 87
FB
(08/29/20)
70 - 73
CB
(08/29/20)
72 - 73
CH
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 86
CB
71 - 72
CH
72 - 73
Position
6.76
60-yard
(08/29/20)
81
INF Velo
(04/19/21)
83
OF Velo
(08/29/20)
92
Exit Velo
(08/29/20)
Position
60-yard
6.93
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
6.76
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.14
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.14
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
86
Trackman - Fastball
89.4
Velocity (max)
(01/25/22)
85.9 - 89.4
Velo Range
(01/25/22)
89.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/25/22)
2464
Spin Rate (max)
(08/12/21)
2260
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/12/21)
20.1
IVB (max)
(08/12/21)
15.8
IVB (avg)
(08/12/21)
17.2
HM (max)
(08/29/20)
11.9
HM (avg)
(08/29/20)
6.9
Extension (avg)
(08/12/21)
5.6
Release Ht (avg)
(08/12/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(08/12/21)
88
Zone %
(01/25/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.4
Velo Range
85.9 - 89.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
89
Spin Rate (max)
2315
Spin Rate (avg)
2163
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.2
Velo Range
84.1 - 87.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.8
Spin Rate (max)
2464
Spin Rate (avg)
2260
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.3
Velo Range
85 - 87
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.4
Spin Rate (max)
2303
Spin Rate (avg)
2169
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.7
Velocity (max)
(08/12/21)
70.8 - 75.5
Velo Range
(08/12/21)
73.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/12/21)
2131
Spin Rate (max)
(08/12/21)
1739
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/12/21)
-2.3
IVB (max)
(08/12/21)
0.8
IVB (avg)
(08/12/21)
-4.9
HM (max)
(08/12/21)
-2.1
HM (avg)
(08/12/21)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(08/12/21)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(08/12/21)
29
Spin Score (max)
(08/12/21)
100
Zone %
(08/29/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.7
Velo Range
70.8 - 75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.2
Spin Rate (max)
2131
Spin Rate (avg)
1739
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.1
Spin Rate (max)
1507
Spin Rate (avg)
1507
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
76.0
Velocity (max)
(01/25/22)
71.8 - 74.8
Velo Range
(01/25/22)
73.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/25/22)
1814
Spin Rate (max)
(01/25/22)
1691
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/25/22)
-4.7
IVB (max)
(01/25/22)
-2.7
IVB (avg)
(01/25/22)
-7.1
HM (max)
(01/25/22)
-4.1
HM (avg)
(01/25/22)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(01/25/22)
5.3
Release Ht (avg)
(01/25/22)
25
Spin Score (max)
(01/25/22)
33
Zone %
(01/25/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
76
Velo Range
71.8 - 74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.8
Spin Rate (max)
1814
Spin Rate (avg)
1691
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.2
Velocity (max)
(01/25/22)
77.2 - 81.0
Velo Range
(01/25/22)
80.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/25/22)
1659
Spin Rate (max)
(01/25/22)
1557
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/25/22)
10.0
IVB (max)
(01/25/22)
7.6
IVB (avg)
(01/25/22)
15.4
HM (max)
(01/25/22)
12.3
HM (avg)
(01/25/22)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(01/25/22)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(01/25/22)
20
Spin Score (max)
(01/25/22)
20
Zone %
(01/25/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.2
Velo Range
77.2 - 81
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.4
Spin Rate (max)
1659
Spin Rate (avg)
1557
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
73.2
Velocity (max)
(08/29/20)
72.4 - 73.2
Velo Range
(08/29/20)
71.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/29/20)
1075
Spin Rate (max)
(08/29/20)
1075
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/29/20)
-2.7
IVB (max)
(08/29/20)
-2.1
IVB (avg)
(08/29/20)
12.2
HM (max)
(08/29/20)
4.3
HM (avg)
(08/29/20)
5.4
Extension (avg)
(08/29/20)
4.7
Release Ht (avg)
(08/29/20)
15
Spin Score (max)
(08/29/20)
Trackman - Splitter
Velocity (max)
73.2
Velo Range
72.4 - 73.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.5
Spin Rate (max)
1075
Spin Rate (avg)
1075
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
91.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/29/20)
86.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/01/20)
327
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
351
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
43
Hard Hit %
(08/29/20)
50
Sweet Spot %
(08/01/20)
43
Line Drive %
(08/29/20)
100.0
Fly Ball %
(08/01/20)
29
Ground Ball %
(08/29/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.9
Distance (avg)
195
Distance (max)
340
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.1
Distance (avg)
327
Distance (max)
351
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.7
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
74.1
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
72.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
19.2
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/01/20)
14.5
Rot. Acc (avg)
(08/01/20)
72
On Plane Eff (avg)
(08/01/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
23.9
Bat Speed (max)
74.1
Bat Speed (avg)
72.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
87
Hop+
(08/12/21)
70
Rise+
(08/12/21)
94
Sink+
(01/25/22)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
55
Hammer+
(08/12/21)
57
Sweep+
(08/12/21)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
57
Hammer+
(01/25/22)
66
Sweep+
(01/25/22)