Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2024

SS
2B

Blake
Crancer

Normal West (HS) • IL
5' 10" • 170LBS
R/R • 18yr 5mo
Travel Team: Illinois Braves

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
2/26/22
75.5
Bat Speed (max)
8/09/22
14.6
Rot. Acc (max)
8/09/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
92.4
Exit Velocity (max)
2/25/23
81.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/26/22
308
Distance (max)
2/26/22
80
Sweet Spot %
2/26/22
Run
7.12
60
8/09/22
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
19.5
Run speed (max)
2/25/23
Defense
83
INF Velo
2/25/23
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2023
2022
2021
60 Yard Dash
6.97
Infield Velocity
83.0
Power / Speed Score
13.3
60 Yard Dash
7.12
Infield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
12.5
60 Yard Dash
7.58
Infield Velocity
70.0
Power / Speed Score
11.0
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Position
6.97
60-yard
83
INF Velo
92
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Position
7.12
60-yard
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Position
7.21
60-yard
80
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Position
7.58
60-yard
70
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
92.4
Exit Velocity Avg
74.6
Distance Max
261
Distance Avg
158
Launch Angle Avg
16.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
88.7
Exit Velocity Avg
77.4
Distance Max
308
Distance Avg
174
Launch Angle Avg
17.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
83.6
Exit Velocity Avg
72.3
Distance Max
255
Distance Avg
128
Launch Angle Avg
12.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
92.4
Exit Velocity (max)
74.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
158
Distance (avg)
261
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
87.2
Exit Velocity (max)
72.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
126
Distance (avg)
234
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
88.7
Exit Velocity (max)
81.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
217
Distance (avg)
308
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
83.6
Exit Velocity (max)
72.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
128
Distance (avg)
255
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
20.9
Hand Speed Avg
20.3
Bat Speed Max
73.7
Bat Speed Avg
69.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
22.3
Hand Speed Avg
20.5
Bat Speed Max
75.5
Bat Speed Avg
68.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
19.9
Hand Speed Avg
19.0
Bat Speed Max
65.5
Bat Speed Avg
63.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.9
Hand Speed (max)
20.3
Hand Speed (avg)
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
69.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
21.7
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
75.5
Bat Speed (max)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
69.8
Bat Speed (max)
67.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Blast - Hitting
19.9
Hand Speed (max)
19.0
Hand Speed (avg)
65.5
Bat Speed (max)
63.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
10 Yard Dash
1.78
30 Yard Dash
3.98
60 Yard Dash
7.12
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.74
30 Yard Dash
3.94
60 Yard Dash
7.12
Top Speed (MPH)
Vertical Jump
Preseason All-State: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 25, 2023
Swift
19.5
Run speed (max)
1,327
Jump Power (max)
27.5
Jump Height (max)
27.4
Jump Height (avg)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Swift
1.74
10-yd
3.94
30-yd
7.12
60-yd
19.3
Run speed (max)
8.4
Run Speed (avg)
1,395
Jump Power (max)
28.8
Jump Height (max)
27.5
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2022
2021
Edge Score
82.39
Edge Score
86.5
Edge Score
76.64

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

9/15/23

Verbally committed to Des Moines Area CC.

5/12/23

Uncommitted. The Wildcats finished the week 3-2 behind some impressive performances from Crancer. On the week Crancer hit 5-for-9 (.556) with a home run, two doubles, six RBIs, six runs scored and a walk. In their 13-1 win over Peoria, he went 3-for-3 with a home run, double, three RBIs and two runs scored. He went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored in their second win over Peoria.

4/04/23

Uncommitted. Ranked No. 105 in Illinois’ class of 2024. Listed at an athletic and projectable 5-foot-10, 170-pounds with room to add strength. Hit sixth for the Wildcats, starting at shortstop. A right-handed hitter, simple approach at the plate, starts hands high with bat standing straight up, brings hands back with load, toe-tap trigger. Short, direct path, hands direct to the ball, favored the pull-side. Showed smooth and athletic actions in the infield, quick arm with accurate throws. On the day, Crancer was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a single, and a run scored.

2/25/23

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Lean, athletic frame, some to add on strength.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, slightly open setup, short stride. Short, direct swing, controls the barrel, works on top of the baseball, line-drive approach with sneaky jump off the bat.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 74.6 mph. 261’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. 3/4 release, short arm circle out of the glove.
Defense: Two-hand gather out front, sure-handed, receives the ball into his body, clean transfer.
Run: 6.97 runner in the 60. 

8/10/22

INF Blake Crancer (Normal West, 2024) is a sure-handed defender on the infield with top-of-the-order ability. He worked counts at the plate throughout the event, turning those into added bases by swiping a few bags. Crancer continues to add quality strength to his frame which has allowed his bat to continue to make strides, almost leaving the yard to the opposite field. Crancer showed well on the dirt too, playing through the baseball with soft hands and clean footwork. 

8/09/22

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Athletic build with developing strength.
Hits: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, long stride. Stays short and inside the baseball, line-drive approach with developing pull-side jump off the barrel.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 72.9 MPH. 234' max distance.
Arm: RH.
Defense:
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.
Vizual Edge: 76.3 Edge Score

3/18/22

5-foot-10, 150-pound, right-handed hitting infielder. Started at third base for the Wildcats in the first game of the day. Relaxed setup in the box, quiet load, hands get in a strong position. Loose hands, direct path and uses the whole field. Steady defender at third base with natural infield actions and receptive glove. Continues to add strength to his frame. Sophomore infielder to follow moving forward. 

2/26/22

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, smooth load, toe-tap stride. Athletic hands, flat path, backspins the baseball and uses the whole field.
Power: 88.7 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Length out of the glove. Short arm action from a 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields the ball out front. Funnels to the center. Smooth, athletic actions on the infield.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

3/27/21

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 135-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and short stride. Simple, repeatable swing, level bat path, consistent line drives in BP.
Power: 83.57 max exit velocity, averaged 72.31 mph. 254’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Reliable hands, fluid feet, clean exchanges, athletic double play turn, can play on the move.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 

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