Dual Threat: Colin BeVard, MIF/OF, West Genesee HS, NY (2016)



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Colin BeVard, MIF/OF, West Genesee HS, NY (2016)
BeVard stands 5-foot-10, 185-pounds and is built like a power tailback. From the infield he charges the ball hard, fields in the middle of his stance. He has a quick, jerky transfer, fast release with an 80 mph arm from a low-¾ slot. He is a very athletic player, just still very raw and needs more reps to smooth out. At the plate he brings a balanced approach, knee lift and back load on the pitch, drives his hands inside the ball getting his legs and hips into the swing. The bat path is slightly inclined, great long extension with a high one handed finish. He shows power to both gaps with an exit velocity of 89 mph. He ran a 4.1 home to first time showing off his athleticism.

From The Gridiron
BeVard is not only a standout MIF for the West Genesee HS Baseball squad, but the pure athlete also starts on both sides of the ball for the West Genny football team. In only four games, before suffering a concussion that sidelined the 2016 standout, BeVard has put up some impressive numbers. On 24 rushing attempts, the swift, speedy power tailback has 171 yards on the ground, averaging 7 yards per carry. What's even more impressive is when the lighting quick 6.58 60 time (4.5 40) receiver lines up in the slot, averaging 28 yards per catch, 336 yards on 12 receptions. On defense, BeVard plays corner and safety where he has recorded 20 solo tackles, 17 assisted in only four starts. There's no question his athletic ability is next level.

Analysis:
Through two events this summer BeVard has stood out both times as a next level guy. I really see him projecting as a OF in college due to his athleticism, and arm strength. He needs more reps in the infield to become a guy, but there is no question he can play with the best and hold his own. He has great strength at the plate and displays quick hands inside the ball that projects to ball speed,  ball flight and power. Next level prospect to keep an eye on this spring.

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