2022 Uncommitted Spotlight: OF Devan Harmer


Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

Harmer has been a big surprise this summer as he went unnoticed at Clearfield HS, even after hitting .420 in what was an All-Region and All-State season. After attending the Utah Summer ID in July at American Fork HS. Devan caught my attention by running a 6.97/60, while showing a fluid fast arm from the OF with clothesline accuracy at 87 mph. As a CF he covers ground to both gaps and has a knack for laying out in mid air and making unbelievable catches. The hitting metrics are big from a pound for pound strong 5-9 150!

The below tweet just adds to the mystery if Harmer starts to lift and launch the ball like this! ⤵️. 

Harmer’s profile, scouting reports, videos and metrics are featured below. He would be a very good “get” for some team and has impact type ability with the bat, speed and arm. This kid has a chance to really surprise some people and exceed expectations based on his junior year and an even stronger summer. Coaches reach out if you have any questions about this young man with leadership qualities!

 

 

Devan Harmer

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Clearfield
    State: UT
  • Summer Team: Salt Lake Gulls BBC
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.97
60-yard
(07/13/21)
87
OF Velo
(07/13/21)
96
Exit Velo
(08/13/21)
Position
60-yard
7.22
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.22
OF Velo
87
Position
60-yard
6.97
OF Velo
87
Trackman - Hitting
95.57
Exit Speed (max)
(08/12/21)
86.91
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/13/21)
238
Distance (avg)
(07/13/21)
356
Distance (max)
(08/12/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
95.57
Exit Speed (avg)
86.59
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
356
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
93.17
Exit Speed (avg)
86.91
Distance (avg)
238
Distance (max)
352
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
24.00
Hand Speed (max)
(07/13/21)
22.57
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/13/21)
76.40
Bat Speed (max)
(07/13/21)
70.55
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
21.25
Bat Speed (max)
71.7
Bat Speed (avg)
68.38
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
22.57
Bat Speed (max)
76.4
Bat Speed (avg)
70.55
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

8/15/21

Harmer put together a .420 season with 11 2B’s, 3 3B’s and 3 HR at Clearfield HS in the spring, which went virtually unnoticed into a 2nd team All-Region nod. My question is who were the other OF’ers and I hope they are committed to schools, because with those type of numbers and the athleticism Harmer displays for the next level, he was underrated for sure! Devan came to our July Summer ID and yes he performed well with 87 mph throws from RF and a sub 6.97/60 and sprayed LD’s to all fields. He continued much of the same at the West Coast Games with the same arm strength in the workout and got out of the leadoff spot for Team Utah. There is some chase at times up, but a lot of solid players do this as well, but he is patient and works a count and shows off speed recognition. Reminds me with his compact inside/out stroke and small stature to Angels 2B, David Fletcher. He can run’em down in CF with solid jumps and reads off the bat and can leave his feet and go airborne to make the highlight reel play as well. Not blessed with loud tools, but he can run and throw and is a solid baseball player type with bat control and will do what is necessary to get on base and busts it down the line and gives you a hard 90 each and every time and looks for extra bases. Colleges keep an eye on this kid as he does the things that winning players do. 

7/13/21

One of the bigger surprises at the Summer Prospect ID. Devan ran a 6.97/60 and was the event leader with an OF arm of 87 mph and put up an EV of 93 mph. From a short slight athletic build, Harmer showed present strength and the ability to square up the baseball with a short compact LD hitting approach. Defensively he showed solid glove actions on his approach to the ball with a fluid arm stroke and plenty of one hop easy carry through the bag. The type of player that projects as he continues to mature and add muscle and additional size and strength to increase his metrics. Harmer had a fantastic ‘21 spring season as he put up a .420 BA in 102 PA’s with 11 2B’s, 3 3B’s and 3 HR’s. He played errorless ball in the OF in 27 games and was 8/8 in SB’s. I look for even greater things from Devan next spring and is a definite next level player at any level of college baseball. He drew some positive comments from one D1 head coach and recruiting coordinator in attendance. Want to see more of Devan in the fall at our next event.