Uncommitted Spotlight: '22 INF/OF Manny Santana (Scotland Campus)


Joe Walentin
Operations / Scouting



Manny Santana

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Scotland Campus
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sandhogs
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.94
60-yard
(10/12/20)
87
INF Velo
(02/27/21)
91
OF Velo
(02/27/21)
96
Exit Velo
(02/27/21)
84.00
H-1st
(06/13/21)
Position
60-yard
6.98
Exit Velo
94
H-1st
84
Position
60-yard
6.99
INF Velo
87
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.11
INF Velo
84
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
86
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
93
Trackman - Hitting
96.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/27/21)
90.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/27/21)
274
Distance (avg)
(02/14/21)
348
Distance (max)
(02/14/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96
Exit Velocity (avg)
90
Distance (avg)
190
Distance (max)
347
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.5
Distance (avg)
274
Distance (max)
348
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.6
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
343
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
(10/12/20)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/12/20)
80.5
Bat Speed (max)
(02/27/21)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/27/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
22.1
Bat Speed (max)
80.5
Bat Speed (avg)
75.9
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
21.5
Bat Speed (max)
77.9
Bat Speed (avg)
71.8
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
22.7
Bat Speed (max)
68.6
Bat Speed (avg)
66
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

6/13/21

 

Physical: Athletic, projectable 6-foot-2, 185lb frame with fluidity in the movements. 6.98 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: LHH - Starts from a loose/tall, balanced stance utilizing some rhythm in the hands at a high position and a leg lift to initiate his swing through a flat, accurate path into the hitting zone. Strong pull-side contact to the RF side of the field and created a lofty approach during batting practice; recorded a 96 mph bat-exit velocity yielding a standout 79% hard hit rate (batted balls over 90 mph) posting one of the smoother rounds at the event. Natural feel for the barrel in game action with adjustability on pitches in any quadrant. Was able to hit velocity and offspeed pitches using a strong, flexible lower half to match pitch plane. Can slot anywhere from 1-5 in the batting order. 

Defensively: The primary shortstop featured advanced footwork to either side and arrived on time consistently at the fielding window with a soft glove hand presented out in front. Easy, rhythmic actions through the exchange leading to a strong, whippy high ¾ slot with some carry to the bag (84 mph arm). Handled plays on the run and could make accurate throws from a multitude of angles; flashed an immediate release at times.


 

 

2/27/21

 

Physical: 6’2 185lb SS/3B ran a 6.94 laser timed 60-yard dash. Strong physical build and athletic movements with a good feel for the game.

Offensively: Simple set up with an aggressive leg kick that gets the body on time for the swing. Swing with intent and produces some impressive power numbers. Has most success when driving ball into pull-side gap

Defensively: From the outfield he approaches the ball under control and then crow hops to create maximum power behind his throw. Showed off one of the most impressive arms we have seen from the outfield. At SS he approaches the ball with a low center of gravity. Shows off a good arm out of a long arm swing. Mixes in a lower arm slot on the slow roller.


 

 

10/12/20

 

Physical: A standout at the event, the durable / athletic 6-foot-2, 180-pound INF featured high level athleticism and feel for his body in all phases of the game. 6.94 runner in the 60-yard dash. Offensively: LHH. Upright, narrow setup with quick heel movement for rhythm in the legs as the hands started with controlled wiggle at the shoulder. Utilized a toe-tap stride while holding the backside throughout the forward move creating advanced stretch in the body upon land, jolted the hands through a fluid, flat barrel path with lift after impact. Held his posture extremely well in the swing, stayed behind the baseball at will allowing the hands to do damage at the front of the plate. Mostly pull-side approach but could stay on the ball and drive it backside to the LCF gap as well, high level swing mechanics with an athletic lower half showcasing adjustability to pitches in all quadrants. Recorded a peak bat-exit velocity of 93 mph per Trackman Baseball while generating an impressive 46% line drive rate (9.1% hard hit rate). Should project as a high level hitter moving forward who can slot in anywhere from 2-5 in a collegiate lineup / handles the bat situationally too. Defensively: The primary shortstop featured advanced footwork with smooth, rhythmic movements during defensive evaluations. Beat the ball to the spot with regularity while fielding off of the middle-left side of his body, got downhill through the fielding window with a medium-low posture, rangy actions in either direction, and feel to make the play on the run from multiple arm angles. Showed off impressive arm strength across the diamond from a quick, high ¾ slot. INF - 86 mph … The outfielder displayed athletic, active footwork approaching the baseball with a soft glove hand fielding off of the left foot. Advanced instincts in space with a quick first step, could cover anything hit from gap to gap and flashed high level arm strength with noticeable carry. OF - 88 mph