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Kalamazoo Valley CC
Mount Carmel (HS) • IL
6' 1" • 190LBS
R/R • 25yr 9mo
Travel Team: Sparks


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4.24.17 - 6-foot-1, 190-pound, strong, durable right-handed pitcher. Started on the mound for Mount Carmel. Went six innings, scattered four hits, gave up one unearned run, struck out seven and walked three. Fastball climbed as high as 88 mph, pitched at 85-87 mph throughout. Challenged hitters throughout, fastball works straight, gets hard tilt when he pitches at the bottom of the zone. Works two different breaking balls but throws them sparingly. Slider sat 75 mph, gets two-plane action, late break. Curveball was 69-71 mph.

6.16.16 - 6-foot-1, 190-pound, physical right-handed pitcher. Long, over-the-top arm action. Tall and fall delivery style, lands in line, finishes slightly on glove side. Fastball, sat 82-84, topped at 85 mph. Slider, 10/4 shape, ranged between 71-74 mph. Changeup, registered between 71-74 mph.

4.23.16 - Uncommitted, currently ranked No. 53 in Illinois’ 2017 class. 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame, solid build. Earned complete-game victory, yielding six hits with  seven strikeouts, two walks, two hit batsmen and two earned runs. Fastball sat 84-86 early on, touching 88, and settled in the 82-85 range for the majority of the game. Works from over the top slot, repeats delivery, short stride to the plate. Threw high-volume of strikes, fastball action straight. Curveball flashed erratic shape, inconsistent feel, 65-69 mph.

Future Games 2015 - Solidly built 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed pitcher was another pitcher on Team Illinois who showed the ability to run his fastball into the mid 80’s at the Future games. His fastball sat 82-85 mph and touched 87 mph during his two outings at the event. Hupe also throws two different breaking balls, a curveball at 64-68 mph and a slider that sat 73-74 mph. Routinely showed feel and the ability to throw his 12/6 curveball for a strike. Operated from a long, over-the-top arm slot, controlled, deliberate wind-up. Struck out three hitters in his two innings of work at the Future Games.
5.22.15 - 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed pitcher, ranked No. 14 in IL’s 2017 class, No. 104 overall, currently uncommitted. Frame is filling out, strong lower half, wide shoulders, sturdy build. Smooth, slow, and controlled delivery, long, loose, over-the-top arm slot, works from the first base side of the rubber, strides slightly across his body, but momentum drives towards home plate, Raised front side, creates good downhill angle on fastball, sat 84-86 mph early on, 80-84 mph in later innings touching 85 mph. 12/6 curveball, varies speeds with it from 60-66 mph. Also threw a changeup with good arm speed, 75 mph. Hupe carried a no-hitter into the seventh with two outs, recorded nine ground ball outs along with seven strikeouts.

5.6.15 - The 6-foot-1, 170-pound sophomore has a solid build with some room to develop in both the lower and upper body. Quick, athletic feet were on display while nearly picking off a baserunner as well as fielding a few balls bunted in his direction. High ¾ arm slot, threw each pitch consistently out of this slot. Compact windup, also showed good balance out of the stretch. Lower half maintained the energy going towards the plate, didn’t over-stride or force any pitches. Clean, with a controlled and balanced delivery. Fastball sat at 82-85 with some occasional running action. Topped out at 86. Flashed a slider which sat 75-78 with some depth from both the wind up and the stretch. Could develop into a legitimate wipeout pitch.  Impressive 2017 arm, with some more in the tank.

10.26.14 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound athletic right-handed pitcher currently ranked No. 8 in Illinois’ 2017 class. Works from a long, loose, high ¾, to over-the-top arm slot, toe down at balance point, loads over rubber, uses legs well in delivery, slight drop-and-drive, shoulders work uphill, helps create downhill angle on fastball, drifts slightly across his body, lands square and athletically, good rhythm throughout delivery, slide steps from stretch. Fastball sat 84-86 mph with occasional sinking action. 62-64 mph curveball flashes 12/6 shape, backs up at times when he gets around it. 70-74 mph changeup flashes arm side run, good feel for strikes. Hupe was up to 87 mph in the fall, and showed more power in game action with his breaking ball at 66-69 mph. His athleticism and clean delivery will make him one of the top right-handed pitching recruits in Illinois’ 2017 class.
9.19.14 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound right handed pitcher currently ranked No. 8 in Illinois’ 2017 class. Athletic build, frame has projection. Tall and fall delivery, short stride, shows little effort, stays tall and on top of the baseball. Arm works out of a high ¾ arm slot, short arm action. Fastball is mostly straight, sitting 84-87 mph in September, an improvement from the 80-81 he showed back in January. Secondary stuff has also taken a jump as curveball flashes 12/6, late breaking action in the 66-69 mph range. 72-76 mph changeup flashed sinking action and was thrown with fastball arm speed. Hupe’s frame is beginning to fill out, as he looked to have added good weight since the winter.
1/19/14 6-foot-1, 170-pound right handed pitcher. Athletic build, frame has projection. Tall and fall delivery, short stride, shows little effort, stays tall and on top of the baseball. Arm works out of a high ¾ arm slot, short arm action. Fastball is mostly straight, pulls to glove side, 80-81 mph, touched 82 mph. Secondary stuff still in developmental stages. Curveball shows 12/6 shape, lacks conviction, decelerated arm action 57-61 mph. Changeup has slight sink, 64-65 mph, shows occasional feel. Defensively shows arm strength across the diamond (72 mph). At the plate hits from a balanced stance, flat path, 78 mph exit velocity. Hupe shows promise on the mound, secondary stuff shows upside, has potential for big 12/6 curveball, high follow in Illinois’ 2017 class.

11/2/13 - 6-foot-1, 165-pound, athletic two way player with very strong projectability. On the mound he works from a tall and fall delivery with easy effort, smooth rhythm, and clean direction. His arm works from a high ¾ slot, with excellent acceleration, and does a great job getting on top and throwing on two planes. His fastball sits at 82 mph out of the wind, touching 84 once. From the stretch it’s 80-82 mph. Showed above average feel already for his changeup, throwing it with fastball arm speed that creates quality arm side action, 63-68 mph. Threw his curveball with 10/4 shape, gradual break, 61-64 mph, for strikes. At the plate he hits from a balanced, slightly open stance, solid lower half, maintains excellent balance through contact. Swing rhythm is slightly choppy, uphill bat path, high quality extension, generates line drives with backspin and lift with consistently hard contact. Exit velocity off the tee was above average for his age at 73 mph. On the infield, his athleticism showed well, using soft hands, nimble feet, and playing through balls athletically. HIs arm works above average for his age, throwing it 78 mph across the diamond with strong carry and accuracy. He ran an 8.06 60.
3/11/12 Hupe is a 5-foot-11, 130-pound two-way player who impressed on the mound with his quick arm and over the top arm angle.  He threw three pitches for strikes, all of which had good tilt .  He has a 71-76 mph fastball that showed some run; a 58-59 mph curveball that flashed tight spin, and a 60-63 mph changeup.  At the plate, Hupe takes an economical approach to the baseball and he maintains good balance through the zone.  Hupe, who will attend Tinley Park HS, had good extension after contact and demonstrated some power potential.

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