Ezra Essex
Ezra Essex
Ezra Essex
Ezra Essex
Ezra Essex
Ezra Essex
Ezra Essex

CLASS OF 2025

OF
2B

Ezra
Essex

Marian Catholic (HS) • IL
5-8 • 152LBS • R/R
Travel Team: White Sox Ace

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
23.1
Hand Speed (max)
7/07/21
69.7
Bat Speed (max)
8/20/21
23
Rot. Acc (max)
9/17/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
87.4
Exit Velocity (max)
7/28/21
80.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
7/28/21
317
Distance (max)
9/17/22
75
Sweet Spot %
8/09/22
Run
6.56
60-yard
8/09/22
3.67
30-yd
8/09/22
1.64
10-yd
8/09/22
21.2
Run speed (max)
8/09/22
Defense
-
INF Velo
84
OF Velo
9/17/22
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

72
Velocity (max)
4/13/21
71 - 72
Velo Range
4/13/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

60 - 63
Velo Range
4/13/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

60 - 62
Velo Range
3/08/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
6.56
Outfield Velocity
84.0
Power / Speed Score
13.3
60 Yard Dash
6.69
Outfield Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
13.1
60 Yard Dash
7.39
Outfield Velocity
69.0
Power / Speed Score
9.6
60 Yard Dash
7.42
Outfield Velocity
64.0
Power / Speed Score
8.4
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Position
6.66
60-yard
84
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Position
6.56
60-yard
81
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Aug 20, 2021
Position
6.93
60-yard
81
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
6.75
60-yard
78
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
2025 Future Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 7, 2021
Position
6.69
60-yard
76
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Apr 13, 2021
Position
6.86
60-yard
71
OF Velo
76
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Mar 8, 2020
Position
7.39
60-yard
69
OF Velo
71
Exit Velo
Underclass Showcase
Oct 20, 2019
Position
7.42
60-yard
64
OF Velo
62
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
87.0
Exit Velocity Avg
79.7
Distance Max
317
Distance Avg
221
Launch Angle Avg
22.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
87.4
Exit Velocity Avg
80.0
Distance Max
295
Distance Avg
181
Launch Angle Avg
15.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
87.0
Exit Velocity (max)
79.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
197
Distance (avg)
317
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
86.7
Exit Velocity (max)
79.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
239
Distance (avg)
306
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Aug 20, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
85.7
Exit Velocity (max)
80.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
211
Distance (avg)
295
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Junior Future Games Workout - IL/WI
Jul 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
87.4
Exit Velocity (max)
80.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
167
Distance (avg)
290
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2025 Future Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 7, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
86.8
Exit Velocity (max)
78.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
163
Distance (avg)
289
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
22.4
Hand Speed Avg
20.2
Bat Speed Max
68.1
Bat Speed Avg
63.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.1
Hand Speed Avg
20.9
Bat Speed Max
69.7
Bat Speed Avg
66.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Blast - Hitting
21.2
Hand Speed (max)
19.8
Hand Speed (avg)
67.8
Bat Speed (max)
63.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
20.6
Hand Speed (avg)
68.1
Bat Speed (max)
63.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Aug 20, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
21.1
Hand Speed (avg)
69.7
Bat Speed (max)
67.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
2025 Future Prospect Games (Invite Only)
Jul 7, 2021
Blast - Hitting
23.1
Hand Speed (max)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
68.9
Bat Speed (max)
65.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
72.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
71.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
60.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
61.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
70.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
68.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
61.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
62.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
65.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
63.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
51.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
53.0
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Apr 13, 2021
Pitching
72
Max FB
71 - 72
FB
60 - 61
CB
60 - 63
CH
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Mar 8, 2020
Pitching
70
Max FB
67 - 70
FB
60 - 62
CB
61 - 63
CH
Underclass Showcase
Oct 20, 2019
Pitching
65
Max FB
62 - 64
FB
50 - 53
CB
52 - 54
CH

Game Performance

2022
10 Yard Dash
1.64
30 Yard Dash
3.67
60 Yard Dash
6.56
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
White Sox ACE Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Swift
1.68
10-yd
3.75
30-yd
6.66
60-yd
21.1
Run speed (max)
9.0
Run Speed (avg)
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Swift
1.64
10-yd
3.67
30-yd
6.56
60-yd
21.2
Run speed (max)
9.1
Run Speed (avg)
2.01
RSi (max)
1.35
RSi (avg)
1,755
Jump Power (max)
36.3
Jump Height (max)
36.3
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2022
2021
Edge Score
78.36
Edge Score
72.79

Pitch Ai

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Comments

9/17/22

OF Ezra Essex (Marian Catholic, 2025) continued to show off his toolsy baseball skills, including elite footspeed that translates to every area of the field. Essex ran a 6.66 60, the best of the event and showed a level right-handed swing with twitchy hands. Essex has a gap-to-gap approach and flashed sneaky backspin juice to the pull-side. Defensively, he profiles anywhere in the outfield with quick feet, aggressive and direct routes and a quick arm that plays strong and on-line with carry at 84 mph. Essex is a highly-athletic prospect to follow in the class.

8/10/22

OF Ezra Essex (Marian Catholic) was one of the top 2025 prospects in attendance. The dynamic outfielder ran a 6.56 60 during workout day while showing quick, twitchy hands and a short, repeatable stroke during BP. Essex did not get a hit during game play but reached base four times (three walks and a HBP) and is always a difference maker on the base paths and in the outfield where his speed and closing speed stand out. 

8/09/22
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-7, 148-pounds. Twitchy, athletic build.
Hits: RHH. Narrow, balanced setup, short stride. Quick, athletic hands, stays short and inside the baseball, sprays hard contact to all fields.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 79.8 MPH. 306' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-81 mph. Loose athletic arm, 3/4 slot full arm action, easy arm speed, some carry
Defense: Proper routes, clean actions, attacks the baseball, sure handed, fields within his frame
Run: 6.56 runner in the 60.
Vizual Edge: 78.36 Edge Score
7/07/21

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds. High-waisted frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall narrow setup, moderate stride, relaxed hands, subtle load. Quick trigger bat speed, quick twitch hands, middle of the field approach, hard off the barrel.
Power: 86.75 max exit velocity, averaged 78.5 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Loose arm with a high 3/4 slot, arm plays with carry and accuracy.
Defense: Athletic outfield actions, quick first step, reliable hands with a clean transfer.
Run: 6.69 runner in the 60. Plus runner, gets out of the start gates quickly, quick first step, highly-athletic.

3/13/21

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds.
Defense: Quick feet on the run, plays through the baseball.
Arm: RH. OF - 71 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, smooth load, leg lift trigger, advanced pre-pitch actions. Short swing, works efficiently uphill, gap-to-gap approach, pull-side line drives.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 6.86 runner in the 60. Advanced runner, best time at event.

Delivery: Slow tempo, drop and drive delivery, athletic action, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T72, 71-72 mph. Arm side run, intent to play at top of zone.
CB: 60-61 mph. 11/5 shape, gradual action.
CH: 60-63 mph. Advanced run/sink, flashes feel for it.

3/08/20

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-0, 111-pounds.
Defense: Natural outfield actions, athletic in the field, fluid footwork, clean to release, plays through the baseball.
Arm: RH. OF - 69 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: RH. Balanced slightly upright setup, loads quick, short stride.  Simple swing, loose hands, quick bat, short and level path, line drive approach, smooth rhythm throughout.
Power: 71 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Smooth tall/fall delivery, front side stays closed, lands square, direct to target.
Arm Action: RH. Short and loose arm action, 3/4 slot.
FB: T70, 67-70 mph. Flashed slight arm-side run. Strikes.
CB: 60-62 mph. 11/5 shape.
CH: 60-63 mph. Near fastball arm speed. Plays with fade and works down in the zone. 

10/20/19

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot, 111-pounds. Athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced set-up, quiet hand load, short stride, repeatable actions. Short, level bat path, line drive approach to opposite field, stays inside the baseball.
Power: 62 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 64 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Fields off left foot, clean exchange to pro-step gather.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

Positional Profile: RHP
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, smooth rhythm, lands in line.
Arm Action: RH. 3/4 arm slot, short action, regular effort, accurate.
FB: T65, 62-64 mph. Sinking action, located in the zone.
CB: 50-53 mph. 11/5 shape.
CH: 52-54 mph. Sinking and running action, located down in the zone, best offspeed.

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