Cade Hunter
Cade Hunter
Cade Hunter
Cade Hunter

CLASS OF 2019

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1B

Cade
Hunter

Virginia Tech
Lenape (HS) • NJ
6-2 • 195LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Pro Skills Baseball Academy

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2019 DRAFT Colorado Rockies ROUND 35
2022 DRAFT Reds ROUND 5

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Run
6.65
60-yard
10/28/18
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30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
-
INF Velo
-
OF Velo
79
C Velo
2/03/19
1.97 - 2.07
Pop Time
2/03/19

Positional Tools

2019
2018
60 Yard Dash
6.87
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.07
Catcher Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
14.1
60 Yard Dash
6.65
Pop Time
2.00 - 2.02
Catcher Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
13.2
Super 60 Pro Showcase
Feb 3, 2019
Position
6.87
60-yard
1.97 - 2.07
Pop Time
79
C Velo
97
Exit Velo
PBR Mid-Atlantic ProCase (Invite Only)
Oct 28, 2018
Position
6.65
60-yard
2.00 - 2.02
Pop Time
78
C Velo
88
Exit Velo

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7/10/22

2022 MLB Draft: Outside of a mid-May mini-slump that saw him go 4-for-24 at the plate, the third-year sophomore was consistent in the batter's box throughout the season. The son of the Seattle Mariners Amateur Scouting Director finished the season with a .330/.440/.637 slash, 17 home runs and 66 RBI. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound left-handed hitter shows a quiet setup with good balance and plus bat speed in the box. His high in-game exit velocities are well-known throughout the scouting industry. He led the Hokies with 65% of his batted balls at 95 mph or greater. Hunter also had a personal best EV of 112 mph. Behind the plate he moves athletically and shows near average arm strength with below average throwing accuracy. While Hunter was successful on 11 of his 12 stolen base attempts as a base runner, opponents swiped 39 bases in 50 attempts against him. He has also allowed ten passed balls this season and is currently viewed as a below average defender. However, with good aptitude and a strong work ethic, he will likely work himself into at least an average backstop at the Major League level. A catcher with left handed pop, Hunter is likely to receive top three round consideration.

5/15/22

Completing the trio of talented 2022 draft-eligible Hokies is catcher Cade Hunter. He, too, was featured earlier this spring with our Rising Catchers feature. The third-year sophomore Hunter has slumped a bit lately at the plate, but is still slashing .333/.438/.655 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound left-handed hitter shows a quiet setup with good balance and plus bat speed in the box. His high in-game exit velocities are well-known throughout the scouting industry and this weekend his top EV was 108.6 mph on a line drive single to center field. He also added another triple digit EV on a single to right field (102.9) and was robbed of a home run by Levi Usher after blasting one 105.4 mph, 402' to center field. Hunter finished the series 2-for-9 at the plate with two walks and three strikeouts. Behind the plate he moves athletically and shows near average arm strength with below average throwing accuracy. While Hunter has been successful on 11 of his 12 stolen base attempts as a base runner, opponents have stolen 34 bases in 42 attempts against him. He has also allowed nine passed balls this season and is currently viewed as a below average defender. However, with good aptitude and a strong work ethic, he will likely work himself into at least an average backstop at the Major League level. Similar to Rushing as a catcher with left handed pop, Hunter is likely to receive top three round consideration.

4/25/22

Just as impressive as the rise of his teammate Schobel, the third-year sophomore Hunter has slugged a loud .366/.460/.746 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound left-handed hitter shows a quiet setup with good balance and plus bat speed in the box. He has at least plus raw power and produces elite exit velocities in games. He can get over aggressive and has the look of a free swinger at times. His 19.8% K rate for the season nears the red flag district (>20%), but with it does come power production (.380 ISO) and the chance to hit 20-plus home runs per season in the Major Leagues. Behind the plate he moves athletically and shows fringe average arm strength. He is currently viewed as a below average defender, but also as one who has strong aptitude and will likely work himself into at least an average backstop at the Major League level. At this point, Hunter has worked his way into 2nd round consideration and his needle continues to point up.

10/28/18

6-foot-2, 195-pound Virginia Tech commit showcased athleticism across the board turning in one of the top 60-yard dash times of the day at 6.65. The left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a simple, heel-raise stride. Displayed the ability to routinely stay inside the baseball with a compact swing with present gap-to-gap power. Registered a bat exit velocity of 88 mph while swinging wood. Showcased quick feet and a clean transition defensively with consistent pop times of 2.00-2.02 on throws of 78 mph from the crouch.

6/03/18

Virginia Tech recruit. Strong and physical frame at 6-foot-2, 195-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 6.92 seconds. He recorded an exit velo at 93 MPH, one of the tops at the event. Starts at the plate with feet even and body in a loose, balanced position. Knees are slightly bent and weight shifted onto back leg. Hands begin at shoulder height and away from body. Bat rests on shoulder pre pitch and is able to create rhythm. Mechanically quiet, short stride, and fluid load. Ball jumps of the bat and explosive hands create gap to gap power. Defensively, Hunter took reps behind the plate. Creates a strong, firm base in his lower half as he prepares to throw to bases. Transfer the ball at midsection height away from his body. Fires strong, on line throws to bases from a high 3/4 slot and short arm action. Recorded pop times from 1.97-2.06 seconds.

8/05/17

2017 Future Games
Hunter has a broad shouldered and athletic frame at 6-foot-2 185. He ran the 60-yard dash in 6.86 seconds, the top time for a New Jersey player at the Future Games. At the plate, he has a short, compact and quick bat through the zone with explosive and fluid hips and hands that help produce line-drive pop. He doubled home Team New Jersey's only run of Game Three, a 1-0 win over Team Connecticut, with a towering shot to left center field that one hopped the wall. Behind the plate, he shows soft hands and quick, agile footwork on throws to second base. He nabbed a runner with a 1.93-second pop time in game. His throws had backspin and carry to the bag.

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