Inside the 2022 VA/DC Rankings: 5 New NOVA Faces


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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Last week, we updated and expanded our Virginia/DC Class of 2022 Rankings to the top 135 players that we have seen in our coverage area. Today we wanted to spotlight five players who entered the new rankings:



Ethan Applegate

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Independence
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: FTB Mid-Atlantic
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
77
Max FB
(10/01/20)
73 - 76
FB
(10/01/20)
60 - 62
CB
(10/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
73 - 76
CB
60 - 62
Position
6.90
60-yard
(10/25/20)
82
OF Velo
(02/20/21)
96
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
4.32
H-1st
(02/16/20)
Position
60-yard
7.14
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
6.9
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.04
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
91
Position
OF Velo
80
H-1st
4.32
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
6.97
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Hitting
96.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
86.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
226
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
311
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.8
Distance (avg)
147
Distance (max)
280
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.8
Distance (avg)
226
Distance (max)
311
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
84.1
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
78.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
78.9
Bat Speed (avg)
73.2
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
78.9
Bat Speed (avg)
73.2
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
84.1
Bat Speed (avg)
78.5
On Plane Eff (avg)



 

 

Gavin Brunsman

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Bishop Ireton
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Prime Time Aces
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(06/24/21)
80 - 85
FB
(06/24/21)
70 - 74
CB
(07/14/21)
74 - 75
CH
(10/25/20)
72 - 73
SL
(06/29/21)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
81 - 85
CB
70 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 85
CH
68 - 69
SL
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
79 - 83
CB
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 80
CB
66 - 70
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
77 - 81
CB
65 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
71 - 73
Position
7.06
60-yard
(07/21/20)
86
INF Velo
(10/25/20)
97
Exit Velo
(07/21/20)
4.57
H-1st
(02/09/20)
Position
60-yard
7.06
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.16
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.41
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.06
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
97
Position
60-yard
7.14
INF Velo
81
Position
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
88
H-1st
4.57
Position
60-yard
7.71
INF Velo
69
Trackman - Fastball
85.8
Velocity (max)
(06/29/21)
82.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/29/21)
2056
Spin Rate (max)
(06/29/21)
1964
Spin Rate (avg)
(11/04/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.8
Velo Range
83.4 - 85.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.8
Spin Rate (max)
2056
Spin Rate (avg)
1938
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.5
Velo Range
79.6 - 82.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.2
Spin Rate (max)
2056
Spin Rate (avg)
1964
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.5
Velo Range
79.2 - 80.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.7
Spin Rate (max)
1949
Spin Rate (avg)
1887
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.5
Velo Range
76.7 - 80.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.1
Spin Rate (max)
2021
Spin Rate (avg)
1903
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.0
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
65.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2082
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
1908
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70
Velo Range
66.2 - 69.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.1
Spin Rate (max)
2082
Spin Rate (avg)
1908
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.2
Velo Range
64.6 - 68.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.5
Spin Rate (max)
1891
Spin Rate (avg)
1847
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
72.8
Velocity (max)
(06/29/21)
70.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/29/21)
2217
Spin Rate (max)
(06/29/21)
2198
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/29/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.8
Velo Range
72.2 - 72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.7
Spin Rate (max)
2217
Spin Rate (avg)
2198
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.3
Velo Range
69.9 - 72.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.9
Spin Rate (max)
2141
Spin Rate (avg)
1977
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
74.3
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
1744
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
1744
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
67.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.5
Spin Rate (max)
1532
Spin Rate (avg)
1532
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.6
Spin Rate (max)
1744
Spin Rate (avg)
1744
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
96.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/21/20)
89.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
230
Distance (avg)
(06/29/21)
360
Distance (max)
(07/21/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.5
Distance (avg)
230
Distance (max)
317
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.1
Distance (avg)
164
Distance (max)
326
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
87
Distance (avg)
202
Distance (max)
287
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.4
Distance (avg)
191
Distance (max)
340
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.8
Distance (avg)
219
Distance (max)
360
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
(06/29/21)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
79.6
Bat Speed (max)
(07/21/20)
72.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
19.2
Bat Speed (max)
76.1
Bat Speed (avg)
69.7
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.1
Bat Speed (max)
73.8
Bat Speed (avg)
72.5
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
20.5
Bat Speed (max)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
69.7
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
19.5
Bat Speed (max)
79.6
Bat Speed (avg)
71.8
On Plane Eff (avg)

 



Aidan Cunningham

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Falls Church
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Ignite Cadets
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 270lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(09/19/21)
79 - 80
FB
(09/19/21)
71 - 73
CB
(09/19/21)
64 - 66
SL
(01/26/19)
71 - 73
SPL
(09/19/21)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
79 - 80
CB
71 - 73
SPL
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
73 - 74
SL
64 - 66
Position
73
INF Velo
(01/26/19)
84
Exit Velo
(01/26/19)
4.72
H-1st
(01/26/19)
Position
INF Velo
73
H-1st
4.72
Exit Velo
84




Matthew Drumgold

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Potomac
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Stars Showcase
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(06/19/21)
84 - 86
FB
(06/19/21)
63 - 68
CB
(08/03/21)
74 - 75
CH
(08/03/21)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
81 - 86
CB
63 - 68
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
64 - 66
Position
6.92
60-yard
(08/03/21)
91
OF Velo
(08/03/21)
93
Exit Velo
(03/06/21)
4.13
H-1st
(02/16/20)
Position
60-yard
6.92
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.07
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
6.98
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
93
Position
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
80
H-1st
4.13
Position
60-yard
7.16
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
76
Trackman - Fastball
86.1
Velocity (max)
(06/19/21)
83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/19/21)
2336
Spin Rate (max)
(06/19/21)
2214
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/19/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.7
Velo Range
82.9 - 85.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.8
Spin Rate (max)
2215
Spin Rate (avg)
2107
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.1
Velo Range
83.9 - 85.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.8
Spin Rate (max)
2336
Spin Rate (avg)
2214
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.9
Velocity (max)
(08/03/21)
63.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/19/21)
2372
Spin Rate (max)
(06/19/21)
2305
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/19/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.9
Velo Range
63.5 - 67.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.9
Spin Rate (max)
2364
Spin Rate (avg)
2224
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.4
Velo Range
64.7 - 66.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.6
Spin Rate (max)
2372
Spin Rate (avg)
2305
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.5
Velocity (max)
(08/03/21)
72.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/03/21)
1818
Spin Rate (max)
(08/03/21)
1818
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/03/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.3
Spin Rate (max)
1818
Spin Rate (avg)
1818
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
93.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
87.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/03/21)
275
Distance (avg)
(08/03/21)
352
Distance (max)
(08/03/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.2
Distance (avg)
275
Distance (max)
352
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.4
Distance (avg)
235
Distance (max)
351
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.5
Distance (avg)
250
Distance (max)
333
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.1
Hand Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
20.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
75.2
Bat Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
19
Bat Speed (max)
70.5
Bat Speed (avg)
67.1
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.1
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
75.2
Bat Speed (avg)
72.8
On Plane Eff (avg)



 



Max Ehrhardt

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Patriot
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Ftb
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(02/05/20)
80 - 82
FB
(02/05/20)
68 - 69
CB
(09/12/20)
71 - 73
CH
(09/12/20)
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 79
CB
68 - 69
CH
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 82
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
71 - 74
CB
63 - 65
CH
68 - 70
Position
7.37
60-yard
(10/25/20)
88
INF Velo
(04/12/21)
103
Exit Velo
(04/12/21)
4.31
H-1st
(02/16/20)
Position
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
103
Position
60-yard
7.45
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.37
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.41
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
83
Position
INF Velo
82
H-1st
4.31
Exit Velo
81
Position
INF Velo
77
H-1st
4.45
Exit Velo
79
Trackman - Hitting
90.7
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
85.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/20/21)
197
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
327
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.9
Distance (avg)
188
Distance (max)
296
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.4
Distance (avg)
197
Distance (max)
327
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.8
Hand Speed (max)
(02/20/21)
20.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/20/21)
73.2
Bat Speed (max)
(02/20/21)
69.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/20/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
73.2
Bat Speed (avg)
69.7
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
73.2
Bat Speed (avg)
69.7
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.4
Hand Speed (avg)
19.4
Bat Speed (max)
71.2
Bat Speed (avg)
65.9
On Plane Eff (avg)



 

 

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