Xavier Cardenas III

CLASS OF 2022

RHP

Xavier
Cardenas III

Servite (HS) • CA
6-6 • 200LBS
Travel Team: OC Ducks
2022 National

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Pitching

Fastball

94
Velocity (max)
6/20/21
90.9 - 93.1
Velo Range
6/20/21
2592
Spin Rate (avg)
6/20/21

Changeup

77 - 79
Velo Range
3/25/21
2030
Spin Rate (avg)
6/20/21

Curveball

73.9 - 74
Velo Range
6/20/21
2384
Spin Rate (avg)
6/20/21

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Pitching

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
93.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
92.0
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2592
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
28.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
73.9
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2384
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.3
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
2030
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 20, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
93.8
Velocity (max)
90.9 - 93.1
Velo Range
92.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,720
Spin Rate (max)
2,592
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.0
Velocity (max)
73.9 - 74.0
Velo Range
73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,469
Spin Rate (max)
2,384
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.5
Velocity (max)
75.1 - 77.5
Velo Range
76.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,343
Spin Rate (max)
2,030
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 20, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
94.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
91.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
74.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.5
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 20, 2021
Pitching
94
Max FB
91 - 93
FB
74 - 75
CB
75 - 77
CH
Servite v Damien
Mar 25, 2021
Pitching
93
Max FB
89 - 92
FB
77 - 79
CH
Scout Ball
Sep 25, 2020
Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 88
FB
66 - 67
CB

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Comments

6/20/21

SoCal ProCase:

Body: 6-6, 195 pounds. Lean athletic build. Projectable with his long limbs and plenty of room to add some efficient mass. 

Mechanics: Athletic delivery with some slight crossfire. Side steps into a high knee tuck. Keeps a stable back foot keeping it planted into the rub till footstrike where it peels off. Smaller sit (higher angle) into his back leg as he drives down the mound. Bent front leg at footstrike that lands slightly toward the 3B side of the mound and he ends up falling toward the 1B side. Long loose arm action. Arm gets into a full arm circle in the back. It also gets good layback in the cocking phase as it accelerates well into release for plus arm speed. 

FB: 91-93 T94. Had some trouble locating it but it has a nice movement profile. Showed good rise with average induced vertical break of 20.5 inches and max at 22.4 inches. Plus spin rate as well sitting around 2600 rpm and maxing out at 2720 rpm. Extension on the pitch is also above average at 6.87 ft (6.5 ft mlb average) which helps it gain some more perceived velocity. When thrown for strikes up in the zone it basically guaranteed a swing and miss. 

CB: 74-75. Didn’t throw it that many times during his outing. Slurvy profile due to the present HB break. Decent Bauer Units at 33 due to the level of spin (2384 rpm avg.) for its velocity. Didn’t slot it that same as the FB as it was thrown out of a slightly lower slot and gets about a foot less of extension on it. 

CH: 75-78. Some present late fading action. Slightly slower arm speed to get it to that low of velocity. Higher spin at around 2000 rpm helps give it some horizontal break at 8.6 inches avg. Release height and extension were more consistent with the fastball than the curveball was. 

Summary: Cardenas' ProCase outing was one of highs and lows. Started off giving up some hits and walks but finished his outing easily striking out the remaining three batters. To me he is just a few adjustments away from being something really special. The highly projectable frame combined with his velocity along with his aptitude for spin is a great recipe for a future pro. It’s all about him finding that mechanical repeatability and efficiency where he will be able to use all 6-6, 195 pounds to his advantage. Look for Cardenas to take the next step this summer and for him to make a name for himself amongst pro scouts next HS season.


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