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Super 60 Spotlight: Kaden Carpenter


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 6, Prep Baseball Report will host the 20th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 25 first-round picks and 26 second-rounders.

We started our march toward the Super 60 earlier this week by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school careers, leading them to this point, vying for the attention of the pro scouting community.

Kaden Carpenter

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: American Fork
    State: UT
  • Summer Team: USA Prime National
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/20/20)
86 - 88
FB
(06/20/20)
77 - 78
CB
(02/06/22)
81 - 84
CH
(02/06/22)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
77 - 78
CH
81 - 84
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
71 - 73
CH
80 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CB
74 - 77
CH
79 - 81
Position
7.04
60-yard
(02/06/22)
93
OF Velo
(02/06/22)
95
Exit Velo
(02/06/22)
Position
60-yard
7.04
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo
95
Trackman - Fastball
88.2
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
85.5 - 88.2
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
86.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2351
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
2181
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
15.0
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
12.2
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
-11.8
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
-8.0
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
6.2
Extension (avg)
(02/06/22)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(02/06/22)
27
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
22
Zone %
(02/06/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.2
Velo Range
85.5 - 88.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.6
Spin Rate (max)
2351
Spin Rate (avg)
2181
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.6
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
76.7 - 77.5
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2189
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
2026
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
-0.5
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
-0.5
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
2.5
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
2.5
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.5
Extension (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(02/06/22)
28
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
77.6
Velo Range
76.7 - 77.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.8
Spin Rate (max)
2189
Spin Rate (avg)
2026
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
84.1
Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
81.1 - 84.1
Velo Range
(02/06/22)
83.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
2066
Spin Rate (max)
(02/06/22)
1847
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/06/22)
16.3
IVB (max)
(02/06/22)
14.0
IVB (avg)
(02/06/22)
-16.5
HM (max)
(02/06/22)
-13.8
HM (avg)
(02/06/22)
6.3
Extension (avg)
(02/06/22)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(02/06/22)
26
Spin Score (max)
(02/06/22)
20
Zone %
(02/06/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
84.1
Velo Range
81.1 - 84.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.1
Spin Rate (max)
2066
Spin Rate (avg)
1847
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
94.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
86.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
257
Distance (avg)
(02/06/22)
331
Distance (max)
(02/06/22)
29
Hard Hit %
(02/06/22)
79
Sweet Spot %
(02/06/22)
50
Line Drive %
(02/06/22)
42.9
Fly Ball %
(02/06/22)
7
Ground Ball %
(02/06/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.2
Distance (avg)
257
Distance (max)
331
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
28.9
Hand Speed (max)
(02/06/22)
27.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/06/22)
78.4
Bat Speed (max)
(02/06/22)
73.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/06/22)
15.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/06/22)
13.0
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/06/22)
39
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/06/22)
48
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/06/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
28.9
Hand Speed (avg)
27.3
Bat Speed (max)
78.4
Bat Speed (avg)
73.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
71.65
Edge Score
(02/06/22)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
71.65

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
86
Hop+
(02/06/22)
65
Rise+
(02/06/22)
87
Sink+
(02/06/22)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
66
Hammer+
(02/06/22)
62
Sweep+
(02/06/22)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Swift

Swift
1.76
10-yd
(02/06/22)
3.98
30-yd
(02/06/22)
7.02
60-yd
(02/06/22)
20.2
Run speed (max)
(02/06/22)
8.5
Run Speed (avg)
(02/06/22)
2.38
RSi (max)
(02/06/22)
1.02
RSi (avg)
(02/06/22)
2268
Jump Power (max)
(02/06/22)
29.4
Jump Height (max)
(02/06/22)
29.0
Jump Height (avg)
(02/06/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.76
30-yd
3.98
60-yd
7.02
Run speed (max)
20.2
Run Speed (avg)
8.5
RSi (max)
2.38
RSi (avg)
1.02
Jump Power (max)
2268
Jump Height (max)
29.4
Jump Height (avg)
29

Scouting Report

6/30/21

"[Carpenter] looked even more impressive at the plate where his left-handed bat produced eye-opening power throughout the NPI. With one of the most imposing frames in the class at 6-foot-5, 215-pounds with lean, defined strength and plenty of athleticism, Carpenter gets to that strength with a simple stroke with quick hands that allow him to work flat through the zone in producing effortless power with louder exit velocities. He demonstrated an ability to change planes and make adjustments, and there is plus-power potential with fluidity to the all-around athleticism. Increasing his stock as a two-way player at the next level, Carpenter hopped on the mound in a relief appearance and showcased a quick arm with a mid to upper-80s fastball that will likely top 90 mph in coming years along with quality feel for secondary offerings. However, the power potential as a middle-of-the-order type bat might be too appealing, and with a frame that is already pro-ready, look for MLB scouts to circle Utah perennial power, American Fork HS, for a visit next spring." – Shooter Hunt, PBR VP of Scouting.

12/22/20

XXL tall frame at 6-5 215 with a physical good look in a uniform. Country strong with big feet and hands. Still room for added weight and strength at manhood. Plays for one of the 6A powerhouse programs in the state, and with 2 years of HS to go, he could break out and do big things. Offensively, he has a semi crouched even prop stance and holds the hands at the shoulder with a vertical bat and close to the body. With an already flexed back knee, he rocks back slightly and softly picks up the foot and lays it down, with a slight turn of the knob and dropping below his shoulder for his load, Carpenter then takes a simple EZ fluid short compact stroke into the baseball with length out front, into a high one hand finish, and the ball jumps off his bat with easy power. Makes all the plays at 1B/OF and will man a corner, as speed is not part of his game. The LH power bat is the carrying tool, to go along with his left arm on the mound. The arm was a brief look and will need more to go off, but the velo (up to 88 mph), build, easy proj. power from his LH bat, place him in the conversation among the state’s best players.


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