Rick Powell
Rick Powell
Rick Powell
Rick Powell
Rick Powell
Rick Powell
Rick Powell
Rick Powell

CLASS OF 2022

OF
SS

Rick
Powell

McHenry (HS) • IL
5-10 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Pro Player Canes

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3/20/21

Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Strong build, above-average strength in forearms and lower-half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, short stride.  Strong hands, fast bat, level path to the ball, line-drive approach, fluid rhythm.
Power: 95.39 max exit velocity, averaged 79.61 mph. 298’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 90 mph. Long, loose high 3/4 arm slot, showed carry.
Defense: Sure-handed, plays through the ball, athletic crow-hop.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

1/31/21

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Strong frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, smooth tempo, lands square to target.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 arm slot, quick, loose arm action.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Mostly straight, plays downhill, strikes. T2320, 2250 average rpm.
CB: 74-76 mph. 11/5 shape, arm speed same as fastball, flashed feel. T2197, 2144 average rpm.
CH: 77-79 mph. Straight change, sink at times. T1883, 1749 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg lift, short stride, smooth pre-pitch actions. Aggressive swing with fluidity, short, level path, drives ball through extension, consistent hard line-drives, 72 MPH max bat speed.
Power: 95.62 max exit velocity, averaged 86.55 mph. 335’ max distance.
Arm: RH. OF - 89 mph. High 3/4 arm slot, loose action, carry to throws.
Defense: Projects as a corner outfielder. steady hands, plays through the ball.
Run: 4.47 runner in the 60. 

10/18/20

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Athletic, defined build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, closed setup, minimal load and short stride. Aggressive swing, strong hands, works on top of the baseball and line-drive, middle-of-the-field approach.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. 94.81 mph max exit velocity and a max distance of 339' during BP, according to TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 86 mph. Long arm action plays loose and from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: Aggressive to the baseball, plays through in rhythm. Clean actions, reliable hands.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

6/30/20

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Strong, physical frame.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, bat starts rested on back shoulder, simple load, short stride.  Athletic hands with raw strength, present bat speed, short and level path, swings with intent. Gap-to-gap approach, punished baseballs on the inner half, consistently on the barrel.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Recorded a max exit speed of 94.81 mph in BP with an average exit speed of 87.22 mph, per TrackMan.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Long and loose action, high 3/4 slot. Quick arm.
Defense: Quick and athletic feet, gets around the baseball, steady hands, length to release at times.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

1/26/20

Positional Profile: OF 
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Athletic build, strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced, quiet setup, minimal load and short stride.  Swings with controlled aggression, fast bat, level path and consistent hard contact with the ability to backspin the baseball.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. OF - 84 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: Gets behind the baseball, proper routes, plays through the baseball, steady hands and gains ground on exchange.
Run: 4.62 runner home-to-first.

Delivery: Directional, tall and fall delivery, on-line square finish.
Arm Action: RH. Clean arm action, over-the-top window.
FB: T80, 76-78 mph. Thrown for strikes, works mostly straight with cut action at times.
CB: 69-71 mph. Maintains arm speed, sharp spin on a 11/5 plane and feel.
CH: 73-75 mph. Feel, sink and run action.

8/07/19

Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-foot-10, 157-pounds. Athletic, strong frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, quiet setup, smooth load and short stride. Short, level bat path, middle of the field approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 window.
Defense: Quick first step, fluid footwork, reliable hand and clean release.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

6/25/19

In Friday’s matchup between Pro Player Canes and Rhino (WI), Powell pitched a complete game, which only lasted 3 innings. The 5-foot-10, 157-pound right-handed pitcher gave up no runs and only one base hit. He has a long, loose arm action and throws from a ¾ slot. His fastball sat between 72 and 75 mph, and topped at 76 mph. His changeup showed some fade and sat from 67-69 mph. Curveball had 10/4 shape and was 64-66 mph. Powell added to his performance by hitting second in the lineup and recording a base hit.

1/27/19

5-foot-10, 157-pound, right-handed hitting/throwing two-way player, athleticism in actions. Offensively, crouched, open setup, hands bar back, short stride. Level path through the zone, line drive type hitter to all fields, rhythm through hard contact. Fast bat speed, exit velocity topped 86 mph from a tee. Defensively, steady hands, clean exchanges, long at transfer. Arm action is long and loose out front, high ¾ slot, throws topped 81 mph from the outfield. 5.05 runner, home to first. On the mound, simple pre-pitch, heel lift balance, strides in-line, regular effort. Arm action plays long and loose, slight wrap, high ¾ slot. Fastball slight run, 73-75 mph. Curveball, 10/4 gradual break, 64-66 mph. Changeup played straight with some fade, 66-68 mph.

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