Ryan Kotara
Ryan Kotara
Ryan Kotara
Ryan Kotara

CLASS OF 2024

RHP
2B

Ryan
Kotara

Lincoln-Way Central (HS) • IL
6-1 • 192LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Chicago Elite

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Pitching

Fastball

88
Velocity (max)
8/09/22
84 - 86.6
Velo Range
8/09/22
2058
Spin Rate (avg)
9/16/20

Changeup

71 - 72
Velo Range
7/20/21
1674
Spin Rate (avg)
9/16/20

Curveball

68 - 71
Velo Range
8/09/22
2588
Spin Rate (avg)
8/09/22
Power
94.4
Exit Velocity (max)
2/21/22
89.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/21/22
368
Distance (max)
2/21/22
90
Sweet Spot %
7/20/21
Hitting
23.8
Hand Speed (max)
2/21/22
70.1
Bat Speed (max)
2/21/22
14.6
Rot. Acc (max)
2/21/22
-
Hard Hit %
Run
6.77
60-yard
2/21/22
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
87
INF Velo
7/20/21
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
6.77
Power / Speed Score
13.9
60 Yard Dash
6.94
Infield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
13.3
60 Yard Dash
7.18
Infield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
12.6
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 21, 2022
Position
6.77
60-yard
94
Exit Velo
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Position
6.94
60-yard
87
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
Joliet Open
Sep 16, 2020
Position
7.18
60-yard
86
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
94.4
Exit Velocity Avg
89.6
Distance Max
368
Distance Avg
252
Launch Angle Avg
19.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
92.6
Exit Velocity Avg
87.2
Distance Max
323
Distance Avg
211
Launch Angle Avg
15.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
90.7
Exit Velocity Avg
82.9
Distance Max
311
Distance Avg
182
Launch Angle Avg
15.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 21, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
94.4
Exit Velocity (max)
89.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
252
Distance (avg)
368
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
92.6
Exit Velocity (max)
87.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
211
Distance (avg)
323
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Joliet Open
Sep 16, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
90.7
Exit Velocity (max)
82.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
182
Distance (avg)
311
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
2020
Hand Speed Max
23.8
Hand Speed Avg
21.8
Bat Speed Max
70.1
Bat Speed Avg
68.2
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.4
Hand Speed Avg
20.0
Bat Speed Max
67.3
Bat Speed Avg
64.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.6
Hand Speed Avg
19.7
Bat Speed Max
61.4
Bat Speed Avg
59.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Lockport Preseason ID
Feb 21, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.8
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
70.1
Bat Speed (max)
68.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.4
Hand Speed (max)
20.0
Hand Speed (avg)
67.3
Bat Speed (max)
64.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Joliet Open
Sep 16, 2020
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
61.4
Bat Speed (max)
59.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2007
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.5
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.3
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2588
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1772
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.9
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2492
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.6
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1624
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.2
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2058
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.4
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2371
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.3
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1674
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
88.0
Velocity (max)
84.0 - 86.6
Velo Range
83.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,166
Spin Rate (max)
2,007
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.4
Velocity (max)
67.7 - 70.8
Velo Range
66.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,692
Spin Rate (max)
2,588
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
83.2
Velocity (max)
75.6 - 80.5
Velo Range
78.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,953
Spin Rate (max)
1,772
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.9
Velocity (max)
65.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,492
Spin Rate (max)
2,492
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
71.6
Velocity (max)
71.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,624
Spin Rate (max)
1,624
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Joliet Open
Sep 16, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
81.0
Velocity (max)
79.0 - 81.0
Velo Range
78.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,200
Spin Rate (max)
2,058
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.8
Velocity (max)
63.9 - 66.8
Velo Range
62.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,461
Spin Rate (max)
2,371
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
72.4
Velocity (max)
70.7 - 72.0
Velo Range
69.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,784
Spin Rate (max)
1,674
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.5
Illinois State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 9, 2022
Pitching
88
Max FB
84 - 87
FB
68 - 71
CB
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jul 20, 2021
Pitching
83
Max FB
76 - 81
FB
66 - 67
CB
71 - 72
CH
Joliet Open
Sep 16, 2020
Pitching
81
Max FB
80 - 81
FB
64 - 67
CB
71 - 72
CH

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2022
2021
Edge Score
92.74
Edge Score
89.27

Pitch Ai

2021
Arm Speed
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
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

8/10/22

RHP Ryan Kotara (Lincoln-Way Central, 2024) showed our staff louder stuff than we’d seen from him in the past. At a strong 6-foot-1, 192-pounds, Kotara’s fastball touched 88 mph, sitting 84-87 mph with more in the tank. He flashed raw aptitude to spin a 68-71 mph curveball as well, peaking at 2,692 RPM. 

8/09/22

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-1, 192-pounds. Highly-athletic build.
Delivery: Simple delivery, medium point of balance, drop/drive lower-half, remains in-line to the plate.
Arm Action: RH. Long out of the glove into an over-the-top slot, quick arm.
FB: T88, 84-87 mph. Ride through the zone with slight running action at times. T2166, 2007 average rpm.
CB: 68-71 mph. Sharp, downer 11/5 shape. T2692, 2588 average rpm.

4/12/22

Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 188-pound, strong, athletic frame. Played right field and hit in the eight-hole for Lincoln-Way Central. Speed and athleticism was on display in the outfield, ranging to his glove side and making a sliding catch down the right-field line. Went 0-for-2 on the night but showed ability to find the barrel on a sharply hit line drive to right field that was caught. 

2/21/22

Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 188-pounds. Athletic build. Lean strength throughout.
Hit: RHH. Athletic look. Quiet, balanced setup, smooth load, fluid leg kick trigger with controlled rhythm through contact.  Easy, fluid swing, athletic hands, stays through the hitting zone and was on the barrel to both gaps throughout.
Power: 94.4 max exit velocity, averaged 89.6 mph. 367’ max distance.
Defense: Did not work out defensively.
Run: 6.77 runner in the 60. 

2/21/22

One of the most athletic players in attendance on Monday was INF/OF Ryan Kotara (Lincoln-Way Central, 2024), who’s a multi-positional prospect that’s impressed our staff in previous looks and certainly didn’t disappoint. Now built at a more physical 6-foot-1, 188-pounds, Kotara kicked off a productive day by running a 6.77 in the 60-yard dash. He looked the part in the box from the moment he stepped in, easily finding himself on the barrel to both gaps throughout his round of BP. All of Kotara’s batted ball metrics have ticked up since we saw him last July, especially how far he hit the ball - both at peak (368 ft.) and on average (252 ft.). 

7/20/21

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic build with plenty of room to fill out.
Delivery: Polished/repeatable delivery, drop and drive lower-half, moves well from balance point with a strong lead hip, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short/clean over-the-top slot.
FB: T83.2, 75.6-80.5 mph. Jumps out of the hand with some arm-side life, plays at the top of the zone.  T1953, 1772 average rpm.
CB: 66-67 mph. Hard biting action with downer 11/5 shape, kept primarily down in the zone.  T2492, 2492 average rpm.
CH: 71-72 mph. Thrown with fastball intent and fading action to his arm-side.  T1624, 1624 average rpm.

Hit: RHH. Starts in a slightly open setup, fluid rhythm in pre-pitch, leg lift timing trigger into a short stride. Athletic/repeatable swing, loose arms through the zone with a level path to the ball, pull-side approach, showed the ability to maintain balance after contact.
Power: 92.6 max exit velocity, averaged 87.2 mph. 323’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Clean/athletic arm, high 3/4 slot with the ability to play on the move.
Defense: Highly athletic infield actions with fluid footwork, confident hands with a quick/clean transfer, easy range to both sides.
Run: 6.94 runner in the 60. 

10/03/20

5-foot-11, 165-pound, athletically-built, right-handed hitting infielder. Was one of the top prospects at the recent Joliet Open. Fills out the uniform in the right way. Athletic actions and movements to all parts of his game. Looks the part in the box, fluid pre-pitch rhythm and athletic setup. Free swinging mentality; got in trouble chasing a couple pitches out of the zone with two strikes. Loose hands, showed above-average bat speed for his age. Finished 1-for-6 with an RBI. Did not pitch at the event but this was the report from his bullpen at the Joliet Open: Opened some eyes with his short, quick arm that produced a lively 80-81 mph fastball backed up by polished secondary stuff, especially for his age. His slurve-type breaking ball flashed over 2,400 rpm and he also utilized a deceptive changeup with plus-type arm-side action. High-follow 2024 two-way prospect.

9/16/20

Positional Profile: SS/RHP; An emerging freshman follow.
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Strong, athletic frame; advanced for age.
Delivery: Simple front step rock to athletic, high-knee balance point. Drops and drives down mound at a good pace, high front side, lands square, toe open, athletic finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short draw, quick and compact to high 3/4 slot. Live arm.
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. Above-average spin rate for age and velocity (max of 2,200 rpm). Straight four-seam type with carry traits; averaged an induced vertical break of 18.8 inches. Consistently spotted it at the bottom of the zone.
CB: 64-67 mph. Decreases arm speed, but demonstrates an advanced feel for spin. An 11/5 shape with depth that flashed sharp. Spun at an average rate of 2,371 rpm.
CH: 71-72 mph. Mostly maintains arm speed; slightly lowers slot. Generates hard arm-side run/fade. Horizontal break averaged 14.8 inches. Feel for strikes, location.

Defense: Smooth feet that work in rhythm, athletic base, hands play low to the ground. Clean hand transfer, long to release, showed strong body control on run through play.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short and loose arm circle finishes from an athletic high 3/4 slot. Advanced arm strength for age.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup in the box, balanced lower half, slight bat wrap, smooth load, steady toe-tap trigger.  Loose hands, long bat path with extension through contact, consistent gap-to-gap approach. Flashed barrel feel and juice to the pull-side, hit one in BP to left field that traveled 311 feet at 90.7 mph.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 

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