Class of 2023 Inside the Rankings - Week 1: Helium Watch


Ted Williams

Each week leading up to the new year, we will be rolling out “Inside the Rankings” articles to further highlight the movement around the ‘23 class in NY and PA. This week, our focus begins on “Helium Watch” candidates - players that have a good chance to take that next step and ascend up the rankings.

2023 SS/RHP James Kunst (Highlands)

The Spin: Physically fluid and mature at 6-foot-2, 190lbs, Kunst features an impressive two-way skillset with polish around the edges. The righty creates good separation on the bump with loose arm-action up to 88 mph, mixing in a trusted 71-73 mph CB with depth. The raw athleticism positively carries into all phases of the game, although he might see a slide over to a corner IF position down the road. Continued strides offensively have allowed him to gain traction with high-level rotational scores (31+ G’s) and quality bat-to-ball skills (78% on-plane efficiency via Blast Motion).

The Performance: Took a big step forward with a dominant trip to #PASelect back in mid-July, accruing multiple extra-base hits after a 5 inning shutout on the mound, ultimately earning a trip to the PBR Future Games for Team PA.

James Kunst

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Highlands
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Hard Core Elite
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/15/21)
86 - 87
FB
(06/15/21)
72 - 74
CB
(06/10/21)
76 - 77
CH
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
71 - 73
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 87
CB
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
66 - 67
CH
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
69 - 72
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
67 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
63 - 63
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
78 - 82
CB
63 - 67
CH
68 - 72
Position
6.94
60-yard
(02/23/20)
89
INF Velo
(02/07/21)
96
Exit Velo
(02/07/21)
Position
60-yard
6.98
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.09
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.06
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Fastball
87.8
Velocity (max)
(06/15/21)
85.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/15/21)
2189
Spin Rate (max)
(06/15/21)
1986
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.4
Velo Range
83.6 - 86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.9
Spin Rate (max)
2188
Spin Rate (avg)
1950
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.8
Velo Range
84.1 - 86.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
85
Spin Rate (max)
2189
Spin Rate (avg)
1986
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.3
Velo Range
81.2 - 83.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.8
Spin Rate (max)
1938
Spin Rate (avg)
1806
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.1
Velo Range
82.7 - 84.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.3
Spin Rate (max)
1871
Spin Rate (avg)
1854
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.2
Velo Range
78.6 - 81.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.4
Spin Rate (max)
2023
Spin Rate (avg)
1786
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.0
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2031
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1944
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74
Velo Range
71.1 - 73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
2031
Spin Rate (avg)
1855
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.7
Velo Range
69.8 - 72.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.2
Spin Rate (max)
2026
Spin Rate (avg)
1944
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.9
Velo Range
66.4 - 66.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.4
Spin Rate (max)
1792
Spin Rate (avg)
1757
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.3
Velo Range
64.2 - 67.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.3
Spin Rate (max)
1904
Spin Rate (avg)
1731
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
68.5
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
67.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
1883
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1745
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
68.5
Velo Range
67.7 - 68.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.1
Spin Rate (max)
1883
Spin Rate (avg)
1745
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.6
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1890
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1854
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.6
Spin Rate (max)
1266
Spin Rate (avg)
1266
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.1
Spin Rate (max)
1854
Spin Rate (avg)
1854
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75
Velo Range
71.6 - 74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.5
Spin Rate (max)
1890
Spin Rate (avg)
1810
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
71.6
Velo Range
69.6 - 71.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.4
Spin Rate (max)
1728
Spin Rate (avg)
1675
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
96.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/15/21)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/15/21)
251
Distance (avg)
(07/28/21)
350
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95
Exit Velocity (avg)
84
Distance (avg)
251
Distance (max)
324
Hard Hit %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
91.2
Distance (avg)
179
Distance (max)
301
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.4
Distance (avg)
241
Distance (max)
350
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.1
Distance (avg)
213
Distance (max)
316
Hard Hit %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.3
Distance (avg)
250
Distance (max)
345
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.0
Hand Speed (max)
(06/15/20)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/15/20)
78.9
Bat Speed (max)
(06/15/20)
76.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/15/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
23.7
Bat Speed (max)
71.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.6
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
26
Hand Speed (avg)
24.9
Bat Speed (max)
73.8
Bat Speed (avg)
70
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
24.4
Bat Speed (max)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
71.8
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
25.5
Hand Speed (avg)
24.2
Bat Speed (max)
70.2
Bat Speed (avg)
69.2
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
26
Hand Speed (avg)
25.4
Bat Speed (max)
78.9
Bat Speed (avg)
76.5
On Plane Eff (avg)



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