Uncommitted Prospect Spotlight: 2022 OF Paxton Kling


Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

Just five weeks have passed since the completion of the 2019 PBR Future Games and to date a total of 11 players that made up the 21 player Team Pennsylvania roster have announced a college commitment.

Over the coming weeks we will take a look at the remaining 10 prospects that participated in a Team PA uniform and recap their performance at the event.

Today we continue with a look at 2022 OF Paxton Kling. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound sophomore had a breakout freshman high school season, leading his team in nearly every offensive category. Kling followed that up with an impressive summer on the national level. The right-handed hitter registered a 94 mph bat exit velocity, a 6.65 60-yard dash and 88 mph arm strength during the evaluation phase of the PBR Future Games in August.

Paxton Kling

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Central (Martinsburg)
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Flood City Elite
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
77 - 82
FB
(10/27/18)
68 - 70
CB
(10/27/18)
Position
6.51
60-yard
(10/27/18)
92
OF Velo
(02/23/20)
100
Exit Velo
(02/23/20)
Position
60-yard
6.66
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
100
Position
60-yard
6.65
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.51
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

+ 2019 PBR Future Games Selection (Team Pennsylvania)

10/27/18

6-foot, 170-pound two-way prospect. Kling had the breakout performance of the event, showcasing a well-rounded skill set that will draw the attention of college coaches quickly. The right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a short, leg-hang stride. Kling displayed advanced timing and rhythm to his swing with very quick hands in consistently making loud contact during his batting practice round. He registered an 89 mph bat exit velocity and ran an event best 6.51 laser timed 60-yard dash. Showed athleticism defensively as well playing through the baseball routinely with accurate 84 mph arm strength. The primary outfielder topped at 82 mph during his bullpen session.

Kling showcased advanced athleticism during his position workout which translated into potential on the mound. The righty sat 77-82 with a repeatable, loose delivery from a 3/4 arm slot. His curveball at 68-70 showed 11/5 rotation with good depth when he stays on top of the pitch. Currently works with a two-pitch mix, but arm action and athleticism could lead to further development on the mound.

6/15/18

6-foot, 170-pound athletic body frame. Displayed present tools that project nicely. In the outfield he offers good arm strength. Has good footwork while approaching the baseball, transitioning into his throws. Throws with a clean arm action through an upper ¾ slot reaching a top velocity of 75 mph on his throws. Right-handed hitter starts from a tall stance and produces barrel whip through the zone. Has a fluid load with his hands moving toward his back shoulder and finishes his swing with a one-handed follow through. Showed the ability to use the whole field during his round of batting practice, recording a top exit velocity of 89 mph and ran a 6.92 60-yard dash.


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(7/31/19)

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Team Pennsylvania Roster

NAME STATE SCHOOL CLASS POS COMMITMENT
Josh Beck PA Lancaster Catholic 2021 LHP Radford
Colton Book PA Manheim Central 2021 LHP Stony Brook
Jake Books PA Malvern Prep 2022 1B  
Justin Butler PA Quakertown Community 2021 C  
Derek Cease PA Nanticoke Area 2021 SS  
Maddix Dalena PA Montoursville 2022 1B  
Dylan DuCharme PA Spring-Ford 2021 OF  
Alex Gabauer PA Norwin 2021 SS Pennsylvania 
Luke Holman PA Wilson West Lawn 2021 RHP  
Cullen Horowicz WV Jefferson 2021 3B Campbell 
Michael Kilker PA Hazleton Area 2021 RHP West Virginia
Paxton Kling PA Central (Martinsburg) 2022 OF  
Chase Kriebel PA Clarion Area 2022 LHP Florida Gulf Coast
Colin Lewandowski PA William Penn Charter 2021 RHP  
Andrew Muraco PA Franklin Regional 2021 SS Coastal Carolina
Rafe Perich PA Northwestern Lehigh 2021 SS  
Erik Ritchie PA Souderton Area 2021 LHP East Carolina
Caleb Sturtevant PA Cocalico 2022 OF Pittsburgh
Evin Sullivan PA North Penn 2021 C Binghamton
Carter Welch PA Northwestern Lehigh 2021 LHP  
Trey Yesavage PA Boyertown 2021 RHP Pittsburgh


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
West Chester Dragons Scout Day PA 10/05 Keystone State Baseball Academy
RC Knights 16U Scout Day PA 10/12 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Future Prospects Showcase PA 10/19 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Elite Prospect Showcase PA 10/26 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Fall Measurables & Evaluation Showcase PA 11/02 Keystone State Baseball Academy
2019 Holiday Showcase PA 12/28 Keystone State Baseball Academy


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