Top-10 Profiles of 2019: No. 2 A.J. Vukovich


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

A.J. Vukovich (East Troy; Louisville commit) has been practically stapled to the top of the state’s 2020 board and he continued to make his presence known on a national level in 2019. He made it to the finals of the MLB’s High School Home Run Derby event that took place during the All-Star break at Progressive Field in Cleveland. His runner-up finish at the derby was actually our No. 9 story on our countdown but it obviously helped him generate some attention to his personal PBR profile, where he comes in ranked No. 2 in 2019.

Beyond his real right-handed pop, some of the country’s best, he moves pretty well and could fit into a corner role of some kind – if not third base, left or first make some sense. Either way, he’s a lanky 6-foot-5 with long levers and he uses it exceptionally well to flick his wrists to produce easy power.

His power has him as the top-ranked prospect in the state’s senior class and he’s ranked No. 55 nationally and is the No. 118 prospect on the PBR Draft Board.

NO. 2: A.J. VUKOVICH

AJ Vukovich

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: East Troy
    State: WI
  • Summer Team: Hitters
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
84 - 87
FB
Position
7.17
60-yard
89
INF Velo
(02/02/20)
95
OF Velo
(02/02/20)
97
Exit Velo
(02/02/20)
Position
INF Velo
89
OF Velo
95
Exit Velo
97
Trackman - Hitting
100.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/02/20)
89.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/02/20)
266
Distance (avg)
(02/02/20)
370
Distance (max)
(02/02/20)
70
Hard Hit %
(02/02/20)
60
Sweet Spot %
(02/02/20)
30
Line Drive %
(02/02/20)
50.0
Fly Ball %
(02/02/20)
10
Ground Ball %
(02/02/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
100.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.8
Distance (avg)
266
Distance (max)
370
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Scouting Report

7/25/19

Louisville commit. Vukovich earned some national headlines this summer for harnessing some of the best right-handed power of any prep prospect in the country. That pop was on display in Hitters Navy's contest against Wisconsin Impact on Saturday afternoon, when Vukovich turned around an 0-2 fastball on the outer half and casually smashed it over the right field fence for a grand slam.

9/13/17 - Louisville commit. Currently ranked No. 1 in the Wisconsin Class of 2020 and No. 47 in the PBR Overall ranks. 6-foot-3, 187-pound right-handed hitting RHP/1B. Impressed on the mound Wednesday night. Short, quick arm action. Tall and fall delivery with a short stride, works downhill. Slide step delivery from stretch. Shows explosion in the core. Fastball gets on hitters, worked 84-87 mph with downhill tilt.

3.26.17 - Louisville commit. 6-foot-3, 180-pound right-handed hitting SS/RHP with a lanky, projectable frame. On the mound works from a high ¾ arm angle with a short, loose arm action. Tall and fall delivery working in line with home plate. Square landing with an athletic finish. Fastball sat 78, topping out at 81 mph, located down in the zone for strikes. Curveball has 10-4 shape at 65-66 mph for strikes. Changeup sat 70-71 mph with sinking action.

10/19/16 - Verbally committed to Louisville.




TOP-10 PROFILES OF 2019