Malachi Paplanus
Malachi Paplanus
Malachi Paplanus

CLASS OF 2024

RHP

Malachi
Paplanus

Huntley (HS) • IL
6-1 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Phenom Platinum

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Best Of Stats

Pitching

Fastball

89.3
Velocity (max)
2/26/22
86.6 - 88.5
Velo Range
2/26/22
2281
Spin Rate (avg)
2/26/22

Changeup

79 - 82
Velo Range
2/26/22
1890
Spin Rate (avg)
7/27/22

Curveball

74 - 77
Velo Range
2/26/22
2567
Spin Rate (avg)
3/13/21

Slider

74 - 77
Velo Range
3/14/22
-
Spin Rate (avg)
Power
89
Exit Velocity (max)
3/13/21
83.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
3/13/21
282
Distance (max)
3/13/21
56
Sweet Spot %
3/13/21
Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
3/13/21
65.5
Bat Speed (max)
3/13/21
17.4
Rot. Acc (max)
3/13/21
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.26
60-yard
3/13/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
87
INF Velo
3/13/21
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
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Positional Tools

2021
60 Yard Dash
7.26
Infield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
12.3
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Position
7.26
60-yard
87
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
Exit Velocity Max
89.0
Exit Velocity Avg
83.3
Distance Max
282
Distance Avg
191
Launch Angle Avg
15.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
89.0
Exit Velocity (max)
83.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
191
Distance (avg)
282
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
22.6
Hand Speed Avg
21.0
Bat Speed Max
65.5
Bat Speed Avg
63.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
21.0
Hand Speed (avg)
65.5
Bat Speed (max)
63.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.2
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2129
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
75.0
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2369
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
78.5
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1785
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2216
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
26.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.8
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2510
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
74.3
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1871
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
87.4
Velocity (max)
85.0 - 86.8
Velo Range
84.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,224
Spin Rate (max)
2,089
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
76.5
Velocity (max)
73.1 - 75.9
Velo Range
72.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,355
Spin Rate (max)
2,291
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.8
Velocity (max)
75.9 - 76.8
Velo Range
75.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,003
Spin Rate (max)
1,890
Spin Rate (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
89.3
Velocity (max)
86.6 - 88.5
Velo Range
87.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,311
Spin Rate (max)
2,281
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.0
Velocity (max)
74.3 - 76.9
Velo Range
74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,611
Spin Rate (max)
2,473
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.8
Velocity (max)
79.3 - 81.8
Velo Range
80.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,761
Spin Rate (max)
1,679
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
83.9
Velocity (max)
82.3 - 83.6
Velo Range
83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,256
Spin Rate (max)
2,197
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.6
Velocity (max)
69.4 - 70.5
Velo Range
69.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,482
Spin Rate (max)
2,425
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
72.7
Velocity (max)
73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,848
Spin Rate (max)
1,848
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
84.3
Velocity (max)
82.5 - 84.1
Velo Range
82.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,291
Spin Rate (max)
2,233
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.6
Velocity (max)
70.1 - 72.5
Velo Range
69.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,616
Spin Rate (max)
2,567
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.3
Velocity (max)
73.9 - 75.3
Velo Range
73.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,955
Spin Rate (max)
1,875
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+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
74.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
79.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
75.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.8
16U National Championship
Jun 23, 2022
Pitching
88
Max FB
83 - 86
FB
71 - 76
CB
77 - 79
CH
2022 IHSA Season
Mar 14, 2022
Pitching
87
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
79 - 81
CH
74 - 77
SL
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
Pitching
89
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
74 - 77
CB
79 - 82
CH
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
82 - 84
FB
69 - 71
CB
72 - 73
CH
Vs. Neuqua Valley
Apr 15, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
82 - 84
FB
70 - 73
CB
74 - 75
CH
O'Hare Preseason I.D.
Mar 13, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
83 - 84
FB
70 - 73
CB
74 - 75
CH

Game Performance

2022
Vertical Jump
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Swift
1,956
Jump Power (max)
29.6
Jump Height (max)
21.9
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

Pitch Ai

2022
2021
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Arm Speed
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Feb 26, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Sequencing (avg)
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Notes

Comments

4/23/22

Uncommitted, currently ranked No. 10 in the Illinois 2024 class. Strong looking build, broad shoulders standing 6-foot-1, 200-pounds. The right-hander’s arm works loose throughout his arm circle into a ¾ slot, playing quick to release. Down the mound, Paplanus works with a repeatable delivery down the mound; reaching balance point and using a drop/drive lower-half to drive down the mound, remaining in-line with a square landing foot. His fastball cruised at 86-88 mph, showing life out of the hand and some run to his arm-side. He went to a slider most often for his change of pace offering; playing off a 10/4 plane with sharp action and feel, 77-79 mph with depth. He also featured a late fading changeup at 78-80 mph, thrown with confidence and feel for the zone.

3/19/22

Uncommitted, currently ranked No. 10 in Illinois’ 2024 class, No. 389 overall in the country. Athletic right-hander with a strong, 6-foot-1, 200-pound build. The right-hander works from a clean ¾ slot, moving down the mound with an athletic/repeatable delivery. His fastball started off at 82-84 mph early on, but gained steam throughout his outing while the temperature started to rise; settling in at 84-86 mph, T87 later in the game. It is hard to find a pitcher in the 2024 class that is as polished as Paplanus; featuring two high-level off-speed pitches to go along with his impeccable fastball control. His first secondary offering is a sharp slider, which he is able to navigate all around the zone with obvious confidence, 74-77 mph while averaging over 2,400 rpm, topping out at over 2,600. He throws his changeup with confidence as well, thrown at 79-81 mph with late fading action and feel for the corners of the zone. High-level right-hander to keep close tabs on moving forward. 

2/26/22

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Well-proportioned frame.
Delivery: Stretch-only. Athletic, drop and drive delivery. Efficient lower half. Remains in line to the plate, front foot lands square.
Arm Action: RH. Long draw out of the glove. Quick arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T89.3, 86.6-88.5 mph. Running action to the arm side. T2311, 2280 average rpm.
CB: 74.3-76.9 mph. 11/5 shape. High spin. Out pitch potential. T2610, 2473 average rpm.
CH: 79.3-81.8 mph. Flashed hard darting action to the arm side. T1761, 1679 average rpm.

2/26/22

RHP Malachi Paplanus (Huntley, 2024) falls into a similar category to Teschke, showing one of the more complete arsenals of the day. He’s got a blistering fastball at 87-89 mph, but it's his breaking ball that’s a true separator. He utilizes a high-spin curveball that reached 2,610 rpm, thrown confidently, 74-77 mph, that creates devastating out-pitch potential. 

7/20/21

Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds.
Delivery: Polished delivery, showed the ability to repeat, drop and drive lower-half, explosive down the mound, throws with intent, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long out of the glove with a loose high 3/4 slot, quick arm.
FB: T83.9, 82.3-83.6 mph. T2256 rpm, jumps out of the hand with ride through the zone, some arm-side life at times.  T2256, 2197 average rpm.
CB: 69.4-70.5 mph. Tight spin, 10/4 shape, advanced feel for age, showed the ability to locate for strikes, T2482 rpm with a 2425 rpm average.  T2482, 2425 average rpm.
CH:  72-73 mph. Thrown with intent, showed some arm-side fade, able to command for strikes.  T1848, 1848 average rpm.

5/15/21

Uncommitted. 6-foot-1 170-pound frame, right-handed pitcher; highly-projectable, athletic frame. Looks to be one of the top 2024 prospects in the state. The right-hander started on the mound for Huntley and went four innings while scattering four hits, an earned run and striking out five. Clean, uninterrupted arm action, high 3/4 slot. Athletic, repeatable, polished delivery, gets to a strong balance point over the rubber, drop and drive type delivery, strides in-line with the plate. Fastball sat 80-83 mph, mostly straight action, with feel for the corners of the zone. Slider was 72-74 mph with sharp 10/4 action, thrown in any count both for strikes and to put hitters away; showed his confidence in the pitch, throwing it for the first pitch of the game. Paplanus features a very mature presence on the mound, especially for this age. High-follow 2024. 

4/15/21

Currently uncommitted. Highly-projectable, right-handed pitcher with a 6-foot-1, 170-pound frame. Paplanus looks to be one of the top arms in the Illinois 2024 class that we have seen to-date. Came out of the bullpen and only needed 10 pitches to strike out the side against Neuqua Valley in his one inning of work. Fluid, athletic delivery, stays strong and controlled over the rubber at balance point and strides on line down the mound. Clean arm action, high ¾ slot. Fastball sat 82-84 mph with late arm-side-life. Curveball was thrown at 70-73 mph with sharp action with feel for the zone. Changeup showed to be his best secondary offering, sat 74-75 mph with late sinking and arm-side action; used it to backdoor right-handed hitters on the outer half of the plate. High-level freshman to follow who is seeing action for No. 6 Huntley.

3/13/21

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, drop and drive delivery, repeatable, strong front side, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Plays downhill, arm side run at times. T2290, 2232 average rpm.
CB: 70-73 mph. 11/5 shape, tight spin. T2616, 2566 average rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Straight change, intent to throw down in the zone. T1954, 1875 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, leg lift, long stride, athletic pre-pitch actions. Short, aggressive swing, works slightly uphill, stays inside the baseball, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.95 max exit velocity, averaged 83.32 mph. 282’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Short, whippy arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws carry across infield. Best infield velocity at event.
Defense: Steady hands, flashes range and ability to throw on the run, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60. 

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