Ryan Sloan
Ryan Sloan

CLASS OF 2024

RHP
SS

Ryan
Sloan

York (HS) • IL
6-3 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Top Tier

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2024 National

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6/10/21

Wake Forest recruit, currently ranked No. 69 nationally. 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame with strong lower half for age. Advanced feel to pitch, true starter profile, and will only continue to get better. Fills up the zone with his three-pitch mix, which includes a highly advanced 74-77 slider that is a present swing/miss offering at any high-school level, much less for a freshman. Arm path is clean and quick out of a 3/4 slot; tunnels all three pitches well. Operates with confidence and moxie, works fast, calm demeanor; has only begun to scratch the surface of his potential. Fastball sat 85-87 with arm-side life and plenty more in the tank. Also shuffled in a high-70s changeup with late fade for good measure during his six-inning masterpiece during Top Tier’s victory. Sloan got better as the game progressed, holding his velo for the most part, as he struck out nine with no walks and four hits.

3/27/21

Positional Profile: RHP/SS
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Long, athletic frame.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, explosive action, repeatable, smooth tempo, lands square, level shoulders, works in line to target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T87, 85-87 mph. Advanced run/sinking action, consistent strikes. T2225, 2145 average rpm.
SL: 75-75 mph. 10/4 shape, sweeping action. T2307, 2245 average rpm.
CH: 76-79 mph. Sink/fading action, arm speed similar to fastball, strikes. T1900, 1846 average rpm.

Hit

Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced setup, stands tall, small leg kick, short stride. Strong, fluid swing, creates whip through the zone, path works efficiently uphill, average bat speed of 68.8 MPH, ball jumps off barrel, pull-side tendencies in an advanced round of BP.
Power: 96.12 max exit velocity, averaged 90.13 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: Active feet, steady hands play out front, athletic double play turn, body control, plays with proper direction.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.

2/28/21

Verbally committed to Wake Forest.

8/22/20

Positional Profile: RHP/INF; A highly projectable freshman with a live arm.
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Long-limbed athletic build with plenty of room for added strength.
Delivery: Tall start, side steps to deep coil balance point, hip turn, shoulders closed. Drops and drives down mound with shoulders still closed, good momentum to foot plant. Square, athletic landing; works with controlled, aggressive effort.
Arm Action: RH. Long, clean swing to 3/4 slot; generates live arm speed. Demonstrates big elbow flexion at foot plant. Long stride, extension (5.32 feet, on average), helps decrease average release height (4.36 feet).
FB: T83, 81-82 mph. Flashed some carry through the zone; averaged 16.2 inches of horizontal break. Action tended to be late run/sink.
SL: 69-70 mph. Works off a 10/4 plane; short action, tight break. Thrown at arm speed with a feel to locate. Projects well as a future out-pitch.
CH: 73-75 mph. Slight deceleration; fade/run action. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth load and rhythm throughout.  Long bat path, creates leverage and ball jumps off the barrel at times.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. Max exit velocity of 91.52 mph and max distance of 343' during BP, according to TrackMan.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Long, live arm action, high 3/4 slot and throws played with carry.
Defense: Steady hands, play from the ground up and showed the ability to throw from multiple slots.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

6/02/19

On the mound, Sloan rocks into his delivery from the wind-up, works in rhythm and balance, compact arm circle, ¾ arm slot. The slot allows for Sloan to get consistent arm-side run on his fastball with above-average lateral break, sitting 69-71 mph, T72. He also showed feel for his curveball, working in between a 10/4 and 11/5 plane, with depth. Sloan also operated as his team’s shortstop when he wasn’t on the mound, where he showed natural feel for the position. From the right-handed batter’s box, Sloan has a tall/open setup with feel for the barrel, and was a regular on the basepaths.

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