Aden Velasquez

CLASS OF 2024

SS
RHP

Aden
Velasquez

Cabot (HS) • AR
6-3 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Arkansas Prospects 2024-Scout

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2024 National

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6/15/21

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Aden Velasquez: SS/RHP, (2024) Cabot, AR. 6-foot-3, 160-pound athletic projectable frame. Starts in a balanced stance with a smooth controlled load, then uses a toe tap. Bat speed is above average, displays a short simple swing plane and high finish. Found lots of barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Projectable at the plate, the right-handed hitter's 92 mph exit velocity ranks him 1st at the event. Athletic in the infield, his position velocity was registered at 76 mph; has quick smooth feet, a quick clean exchange, and sure consistent hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a quick arm action with a ¾ slot. In the 60-yard dash, he clocked a time of 7.38. Projectable on the mound, had a high ¾ arm angle and a short arm action with quick arm speed. Feel type pitcher who shows easy effort. Has an athletic balance point with even shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 77-80 mph; showed consistent command and tilt with straight movement. Threw a straight changeup (65-70) with arm side command and fading action. Threw a 10/4 slider (60-64) that showed gradual action and glove side control.

Scout Evaluation

Aden Velasquez, Cabot, 2024, AR

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 160-pound athletic  projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Started in a balanced stance with a smooth controlled load, then used a toe tap. Above average bat speed. High finish, short simple swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 92 mph exit velocity, average 86.74 mph. 64.87 mph bat speed average. 17.55 mph hand speed average. Ranks #1 with ev at the event.

Defense:  (IF) Sure consistent hands, quick smooth footwork, quick clean exchange. Athletic.  Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front.

Arm: 76 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.38 (60-yard).

Pitching: Projectable. Feel delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed, short arm action. Athletic balance point, even shoulders, lands square, an athletic finish.

FB: T80. 77-80 mph. (Max spin 1998;  Avg 1674). Consistent accuracy, tilt, straight movement.

CH: 65-70 mph. Arm side command, fading action, straight movement.

SL: 60-64 mph. Glove side control, gradual action, 10/4 movement. (Max spin 2017; Avg 1931).

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