Commitment Corner: 2017 3B/RHP Gavin Hinchliffe

By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Gavin HinchliffeName: Gavin Hinchliffe
High School: Pottsville Area 
Position: 3B/RHP
Grad Year: 2017
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
B/T: R/R
Rank: 23
Commitment: Virginia Tech

2015 PA Top Prospect Games (June 16, 2015) 5-foot-10, 170-pound right-handed hitter. Kept body fairly still with a little bit of top half dive toward home plate. Showed some feel for the barrel in BP and the ball came off his bat well. Posted average in-game home-to-1B time of 4.44. Showcased 92-mph exit velocity and 82-mph arm strength during workout. Solid feet to ground balls, fielded ball deep, could shore up some accuracy issues by ironing out variations in arm path and slot. Pitched out of an over-the-top slot with a stiff wrist. Had some life on a fastball that sat 85-87, touching 88, and was able to run it in on right-handed hitters. Breaking ball with 11/5 action at 76-78 had short, hard tilt with occasionally true slider action. Change-up at 74-75 was rarely-used third pitch.

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