Paxton Ponder
Paxton Ponder
Paxton Ponder
Paxton Ponder

CLASS OF 2023

SS
2B

Paxton
Ponder

Cullman (HS) • AL
6-0 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Excel Blue Wave

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2023 National

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
1/23/22
74.2
Bat Speed (max)
1/23/22
10
Rot. Acc (max)
1/23/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
92.5
Exit Velocity (max)
6/23/21
85.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
11/04/20
349
Distance (max)
6/23/21
83
Sweet Spot %
1/23/22
Run
6.77
60-yard
6/09/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
87
INF Velo
11/04/20
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
7.05
Infield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
12.6
60 Yard Dash
6.77
Infield Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
13.7
60 Yard Dash
6.91
Infield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
13.2
South Alabama Preseason All-State
Jan 23, 2022
Position
7.05
60-yard
86
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Top Prospect Games (Invite-Only)
Jun 23, 2021
Position
6.80
60-yard
80
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
Excel Scout Day
Jun 9, 2021
Position
6.77
60-yard
81
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Excel Baseball Scout Day - Nov. 4
Nov 4, 2020
Position
6.91
60-yard
87
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
88.9
Exit Velocity Avg
82.8
Distance Max
282
Distance Avg
224
Launch Angle Avg
20.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
92.5
Exit Velocity Avg
78.3
Distance Max
349
Distance Avg
281
Launch Angle Avg
30.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
91.0
Exit Velocity Avg
85.7
Distance Max
324
Distance Avg
141
Launch Angle Avg
7.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
South Alabama Preseason All-State
Jan 23, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
88.9
Exit Velocity (max)
82.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
224
Distance (avg)
282
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Top Prospect Games (Invite-Only)
Jun 23, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
92.5
Exit Velocity (max)
83.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
291
Distance (avg)
349
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Excel Scout Day
Jun 9, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
86.5
Exit Velocity (max)
71.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
263
Distance (avg)
311
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Excel Baseball Scout Day - Nov. 4
Nov 4, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
91.0
Exit Velocity (max)
85.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
141
Distance (avg)
324
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
22.6
Hand Speed Avg
21.7
Bat Speed Max
74.2
Bat Speed Avg
71.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.6
Hand Speed Avg
20.1
Bat Speed Max
70.5
Bat Speed Avg
66.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
South Alabama Preseason All-State
Jan 23, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
74.2
Bat Speed (max)
71.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Top Prospect Games (Invite-Only)
Jun 23, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
70.5
Bat Speed (max)
66.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2022
Edge Score
67.67

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

1/23/22

Positional Profile: SS/2B Uncommitted 2023 that seems to progress each time we see him.
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Leaner frame with evenly distributed strength.
Hit: RHH. Athletic/upright stance, slightly open, smooth load into a short stride. Short path to the ball with extension after contact, fluid rhythm with a whole field approach, produces line-drives.
Power: 88.9 max exit velocity, averaged 82.8 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 86 mph.  High 3/4 slot, accurate throws with some carry.
Defense: Soft hands with a clean transfer, ability to handle the short-hop. Nice lateral range.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.

6/23/21

5-foot-11, 160-pound athletic frame. Solid in the box, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 93 mph. Setup consists of a balanced wide stance and a quick stride. Bat speed is efficient and exhibits a level swing plane. Found multiple barrels in his round. Pull side approach. While in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 80 mph; had twitchy hands, and athletic smooth footwork. Movements laterally were athletic. Showed his athleticism during the event with a sub-seven 60 time of 6.8. 

4/24/21

2B Paxton Ponder (2023) is an athletic middle infielder that continues to produce at a high level in both facets of the game. Defensively, Ponder shows a ton of lateral range to both sides with plenty of arm strength to make the play behind the bag at 2B. One particular play saw the sophomore range deep to his glove side where he laid out, fielding the ball and finishing the play on a throw from his knees. Ponder has a middle to opposite field approach with a fluid, clean bat path and plenty of athleticism. The sophomore has some intriguing power off the barrel as he collected two doubles on Saturday. A young prospect that continues to trend upward.

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