Top-10 Profiles of 2020: No. 5 A.J. Vukovich


Diego Solares
Staff Writer

As the year starts to unwind, our staff will start to highlight the top-10 most viewed profiles from 2020 - starting at 10 and counting down.

Our fifth most viewed profile of this year was former East Troy two-sport star A.J. Vukovich. He was the top-ranked prospect in Wisconsin’s 2020 graduating class and garnered some heavy attention from our national supervisors, finishing his high school career ranked No. 61 overall in the country.

The last time we saw Vukovich was this past February at our Super 60 event and the right-handed slugger was amongst the top prospects in attendance. There, he showed off the prodigious raw power we knew him for, clobbering several baseballs throughout both his batting practice rounds - his farthest hit ball traveling 370 feet and leaving his bat at 100.16 mph.

Originally committed to Louisville, Vukovich forgoed his college commitment and signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks, who drafted him in the fourth round of last year’s draft.

TOP-10 PROFILES OF 2020: NO. 5 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)
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.

 


 

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