Top Performer Spotlight: 2023 OF/RHP Alex Gay (Shenendehowa)


Tim Hunter
VP of Operations

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Alex Gay

Class of 2024 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Albany Academy
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Mid Atlantic Dirtbags, Towson, MD
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/22/21)
84 - 87
FB
(07/22/21)
75 - 78
CB
(07/22/21)
68 - 69
CH
(07/23/20)
74 - 75
SL
(05/30/21)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
83 - 84
SL
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
66 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CB
68 - 71
CH
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 78
CB
64 - 65
CH
62 - 65
Position
7.23
60-yard
(07/23/20)
78
OF Velo
(07/23/20)
96
Exit Velo
(05/30/21)
4.52
H-1st
(02/14/20)
Position
60-yard
7.29
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.23
OF Velo
78
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.47
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
83
H-1st
4.52
Trackman - Fastball
84.4
Velocity (max)
(05/30/21)
82.6 - 84.1
Velo Range
(05/30/21)
76.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/23/20)
2095
Spin Rate (max)
(05/30/21)
1994
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/30/21)
18.7
IVB (max)
(05/30/21)
15.4
IVB (avg)
(07/23/20)
17.6
HM (max)
(05/30/21)
13.0
HM (avg)
(07/23/20)
4.5
Extension (avg)
(07/23/20)
5.6
Release Ht (avg)
(07/23/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(05/30/21)
80
Zone %
(05/30/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.4
Velo Range
82.6 - 84.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.8
Spin Rate (max)
2095
Spin Rate (avg)
1994
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.4
Velo Range
79.1 - 80.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.8
Spin Rate (max)
2010
Spin Rate (avg)
1934
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.5
Velocity (max)
(07/23/20)
68.0 - 70.5
Velo Range
(07/23/20)
65.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/23/20)
1889
Spin Rate (max)
(07/23/20)
1801
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/23/20)
-1.8
IVB (max)
(07/23/20)
0.4
IVB (avg)
(07/23/20)
-5.5
HM (max)
(07/23/20)
-4.3
HM (avg)
(07/23/20)
4.0
Extension (avg)
(07/23/20)
5.6
Release Ht (avg)
(07/23/20)
27
Spin Score (max)
(07/23/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.5
Velo Range
68 - 70.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.9
Spin Rate (max)
1889
Spin Rate (avg)
1801
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
74.8
Velocity (max)
(05/30/21)
73.7 - 74.8
Velo Range
(05/30/21)
67.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(05/30/21)
1976
Spin Rate (max)
(05/30/21)
1932
Spin Rate (avg)
(05/30/21)
-6.2
IVB (max)
(05/30/21)
-6.2
IVB (avg)
(05/30/21)
-5.4
HM (max)
(05/30/21)
-5.4
HM (avg)
(05/30/21)
1.9
Extension (avg)
(05/30/21)
4.8
Release Ht (avg)
(05/30/21)
26
Spin Score (max)
(05/30/21)
50
Zone %
(05/30/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
74.8
Velo Range
73.7 - 74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.9
Spin Rate (max)
1976
Spin Rate (avg)
1932
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
69.0
Velocity (max)
(07/23/20)
68.4 - 69.0
Velo Range
(07/23/20)
66.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/23/20)
1707
Spin Rate (max)
(07/23/20)
1687
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/23/20)
16.2
IVB (max)
(07/23/20)
10.0
IVB (avg)
(07/23/20)
6.9
HM (max)
(07/23/20)
2.8
HM (avg)
(07/23/20)
5.0
Extension (avg)
(07/23/20)
5.5
Release Ht (avg)
(07/23/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/23/20)
50
Zone %
(07/23/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
69
Velo Range
68.4 - 69
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.9
Spin Rate (max)
1707
Spin Rate (avg)
1687
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
96.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(05/30/21)
86.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(05/30/21)
236
Distance (avg)
(07/23/20)
354
Distance (max)
(05/30/21)
33
Hard Hit %
(05/30/21)
100
Sweet Spot %
(07/23/20)
70
Line Drive %
(07/23/20)
30.0
Fly Ball %
(07/23/20)
44
Ground Ball %
(05/30/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.9
Distance (avg)
185
Distance (max)
354
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.9
Distance (avg)
236
Distance (max)
296
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
(07/23/20)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/23/20)
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
(07/23/20)
67.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/23/20)
9.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/23/20)
7.0
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/23/20)
45
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/23/20)
53
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/23/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.8
Bat Speed (max)
73.7
Bat Speed (avg)
67.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

 

Physical: 6-foot-4, 165-pounds. Long, lean frame with room to fill out and add strength.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance to start with his hands low and in front of body; gains ground while striding back to even, hands load up and to back of his shoulder Barrel is quick into the zone leveling out just before contact and finishing on slight uphill plane.
Power: 83 MPH raw exit velocity. hard line drives with power potential to the pull side.
Defense: Steady foot work on approach fielding the ball on outside of glove into a crow hop.
Arm: Long arm swing into a high 3/4 release. OF - 75 MPH.

Pitching Delivery: Works with even tempo and slight coil through knee lift to a short stride getting on top at release point.
Arm Action: Long arm action dropping down out of the glove building arm speed to a 3/4 slot.
FB: T78, 76-78 MPH. Arm side tail low in the zone.
CB: 64-65 MPH. 11-5 shape with late break.
CH: 62-65 MPH. good speed differential maintaining arm speed with cut to it.

Standout Skill
To me, the way Gay was handing the bat during BP. Hands are low and and stay level to the baseball. Whips the barrel through the zone and does a good job of elevating the ball for solid line drives. 
Player Projection
Gay is a young player and still has much more developing and growing to do, so the possibility of being a two-way player is always still there. 6-foot-4 with plenty of room to hold more weight could be intimidating look on the mound. I think he will continue to grow and be a pitcher as he develops for velo and movement on his off-speed.

Quick Hit
" Would like to see him use his stride a little more and cover more ground to cut that 60yd dash time down. Fielding, I like how controlled you are. It shows me that you know your proper steps and the correct way to field a ball from the outfield, but don't be afraid to attack the baseball and charge it. Come through it and use all the energy to throw it through your target. Pitching, I would like to see more fluidity in the delivery. It looks like Gay has a stiff lover half and that needs to be engaged more."

 


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