Ryker Edwards
Ryker Edwards

CLASS OF 2023

OF

Ryker
Edwards

Smithville (HS) • MO
6-0 • 189LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Kansas City Royals Scout Team

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TrackMan Hitting
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Pitching Velos
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
25.7
Hand Speed (max)
2/13/22
85.4
Bat Speed (max)
6/21/22
21.3
Rot. Acc (max)
6/21/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
100.8
Exit Velocity (max)
6/21/22
92.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
6/21/22
391
Distance (max)
6/21/22
75
Sweet Spot %
6/21/22
Run
6.55
60-yard
6/21/22
3.74
30-yd
6/21/22
1.66
10-yd
6/21/22
21.9
Run speed (max)
6/21/22
Defense
-
INF Velo
85
OF Velo
2/13/22
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

77
Velocity (max)
6/10/21
76 - 77
Velo Range
6/10/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

72 - 75
Velo Range
6/10/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2022
60 Yard Dash
6.55
Home to First
4.03
Outfield Velocity
85.0
Power / Speed Score
15.4

Hitting

2022
Exit Velocity Max
100.8
Exit Velocity Avg
92.7
Distance Max
391
Distance Avg
296
Launch Angle Avg
25.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
MOKAN Top Prospect Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
100.8
Exit Velocity (max)
92.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
296
Distance (avg)
391
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
MOKAN Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 13, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
98.5
Exit Velocity (max)
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
188
Distance (avg)
293
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
Hand Speed Max
25.7
Hand Speed Avg
22.8
Bat Speed Max
85.4
Bat Speed Avg
75.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
MOKAN Top Prospect Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.8
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
85.4
Bat Speed (max)
74.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
MOKAN Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 13, 2022
Blast - Hitting
25.7
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
80.7
Bat Speed (max)
76.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
77.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
73.5
National Program Invitational
Jun 10, 2021
Pitching
77
Max FB
76 - 77
FB
72 - 75
CB

Game Performance

2022
10 Yard Dash
1.67
30 Yard Dash
3.74
60 Yard Dash
6.55
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
MOKAN Top Prospect Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Swift
1.66
10-yd
3.74
30-yd
6.55
60-yd
21.9
Run speed (max)
9.1
Run Speed (avg)
2.51
RSi (max)
1.83
RSi (avg)
2,017
Jump Power (max)
33.0
Jump Height (max)
33.0
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2022
Edge Score
84.32

Pitch Ai

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Comments

9/06/22

OF Ryker Edwards (Smithville, 2023) certainly doesn’t lack tools or athleticism, and he’s the state’s top uncommitted position player as a result. Muscles up at 6-foot, 190-pounds, Edwards ran a 6.55 60-yard dash at the MOKAN Top Prospect Games this summer and generated some of the highest average bat speed we saw at our events this year. He reached a max exit velocity of 100.8 mph and a peak batted distance of 391 feet in BP, averaging 92.7 mph and 296 feet per batted ball. We saw that natural right-handed strength translate to gameplay at Creekside as the summer progressed, and Edwards truly started to make impact contact to all fields at the Kansas City Program Invitational. Edwards’ tools are undeniable and his ceiling continues to increase as he starts to tap into them more consistently.

7/11/22

Muscular 6-foot, 189-pound athlete with strength throughout frame. One of the toolsiest athletes in Missouri’s incoming senior class; 6.55 60, 100.8 mph max exit velocity, 92.7 mph average exit velocities. Starting to translate his tools into more game action. Showed easy bat speed from the right side and gap-to-gap juice for the Royals Scout Team, thumping multiple balls throughout the tournament. Speed plays on the diamond. High-upside uncommitted name slotted inside the top-40 prospects on Missouri’s 2023 rankings.

6/21/22

OF Ryker Edwards (Smithville, 2023) remains a high-end uncommitted athlete in the state, and his sheer across-the-board tools were on display at this event. Edwards, who’s chiseled at 6-foot, 189-pounds, kicked his day off with a 6.55 60-yard dash, which is one of the fastest marks from our summer circuit, and he reached a 21.9 mph peak during his sprint, too. He pummeled balls throughout BP, recording an average exit velocity of 92.7 mph with a 100.8 mph peak, good for a 75% hard-hit rate. Edwards ability to routinely drive the ball deep (296 ft. average, 391 ft. peak) with the power that he impacts the baseball is certainly noteworthy. Edwards’ athleticism translates to the batter’s box, where he regularly produced above-average swing data, including 74.6 mph of bat speed on average with a 85.4 mph max.

6/21/22

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 189-pounds. Strong, muscular frame. Really looks the part.
Hits: RHH. Athletic in the box, balanced crouched lower half, open base, hands load back from a low slot in rhythm, controlled leg kick trigger. Easy bat speed and strength, generated some of the highest Blast Motion metrics we saw across the summer circuit. Long bat path, barrel travels through the zone on a level plane. Pull-side approach with power that way.
Power: 101 max exit velocity, averaged 92.7 MPH. 391' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-85 mph. Long arm swing on the backside, finishes from a high 3/4 slot with arm speed.
Defense: Athletic feet, creates momentum towards target and plays through the baseball.
Run: 6.55 runner in the 60.

2/13/22

Positional Profile: OF/
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Athletic, projectable frame. Present strength.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, slightly open stance with hands set low. Active bat pre-pitch. Loads into his lower half with a toe-tap and hand load. Medium stride. Uphill bat path that explodes through the zone. Solid bat speed and extension through contact. Aggressive approach looking to drive the ball to all fields. Pulls off the ball at times.
Power: 98.5 max exit velocity, averaged 85.2 mph. 292’ max distance. Flashes bat speed and gap-to-gap power.
Arm: RH.   OF - 85 mph. Short, OT arm action. Gets carry behind throws.
Defense: In the outfield, aggressive fielder with choppy footwork and a good glove, fielding to the side of his body. Uses momentum well through his throws.
Run: 4.03 runner home to first. Above-average runner.


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