Christian Knight
Christian Knight
Christian Knight
Christian Knight
Christian Knight
Christian Knight
Christian Knight

CLASS OF 2023

C
2B

Christian
Knight

Painesville Riverside (HS) • OH
5-9 • 165LBS • S/R
Travel Team: Canes Baseball

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6/08/21

Christian Knight: C/SS, (2023) Painesville Riverside, OH. 5-foot-8, 160-pound athletic frame. Setup included an athletic stance and a smooth load. Bat speed was above average, showed a simple short swing plane and high finish. He barreled up multiple balls with some loud contact. Up the middle approach. Above average while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 81 mph; had sure hands, a fluid exchange, and smooth footwork. Fields the ball out front. While catching, his best recorded throw to second was clocked at 77 mph; had a fluid exchange, athletic footwork, and twitchy hands. had quick feet and transfers on his throw downs, recording a 1.96-2.04 pop time. Had athletic setup. Used a high ¾ slot and a quick arm action while showing consistent accuracy to the base. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.47. 


2/15/21

Christian Knight: C/SS, (2023) Painesville Riverside, OH. 5-foot-8, 160-pound athletic frame. In the box, Knight recorded an exit velocity of 93 mph. Started in a balanced athletic stance with a smooth load, then used a controlled stride. Bat speed is quick, shows an upward swing plane and high finish. Solid while in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 83 mph; had firm hands, consistent footwork, and a natural exchange. Laterally, his movements were athletic. While catching, his best recorded throw to second was clocked at 78 mph; has athletic feet, soft hands, and a quick exchange. Displayed next-level catching ability by boasting a 1.89-1.97 pop time. Tons of flexibility and clean setup. Showed a high ¾ slot with a quick arm action. Clocked a time of 7.36 in the 60-yard dash. Solid on the mound, has consistent arm speed and throws from a high ¾ arm angle. Up-tempo type pitcher who uses some effort. Curveball (65-67 mph), changeup (74-75 mph).Threw his fastball 82-84 mph. 


2/07/21

Christian Knight: C/SS, (2023) Painesville Riverside, OH. 5-foot-8, 160-pound. Athletic during batting practice, Knight had an exit velocity of 86 mph. Started in a balanced athletic stance with a smooth controlled load, then used a short stride. Bat speed is quick and exhibits a level swing plane. In his round he found multiple barrels. Line drive approach. Solid in the outfield, his best throw of the day was clocked at 83 mph; showed a lengthy exchange, consistent hands, and choppy quick feet. Behind the plate, his best recorded throw to second was clocked at 76 mph; has a clean fluid exchange, soft hands, and athletic feet. Displayed his ability to control the run game with a pop time of 1.94-2.03. Has athletic setup. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.47. Athletic on the mound, showed good arm speed, also used a ¾ arm angle with a short arm action. Feel type pitcher and shows some effort. Showed a consistent balance point. Lands closed with an athletic finish. Changeup (76-78 mph).Sat with his fastball at 81-82 mph. Had gradual action on his 11/5 curveball (64-67).

6/23/20

Hit:Switch hitter. From the left side he uses a bat tip up top during the double tap timing trigger. Looks athletic and controlled in the box. Found contact often, working all over the yard. From the right side he uses a toe turn with the lower half while hands show a similar loading pattern as he does for the left. Comparable juice from both sides of the plate. Looks to be a legit switch.
Power:Line drive abilities.
Offensive Projection: Top of lineup.
Max BP Exit:L-83 mph/R-83 mph
Max BP Distance:L-229 ft/R- 229 ft
Field: Very functionally athletic back there. Moves well/has feel for the game. A skill set tha twill only improve as he matures physically.
Throw: Average present with potential for more.
Defensive Projection: C.

2/15/20

2/15/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: On the mound Knight shows a very controlled tempo to his delivery. He doesn’t create much momentum down the mound but shows a very quick arm with a clean arm action through a ¾ arm slot. Has a lot more velo in the tank as he matures and if he can learn to use his body more and create momentum down the mound. Good athlete.
Fastball: The fastball was 76-79 mph and mostly true through the zone.
Fastball Spin Rate: 1750-1860
Curveball: His breaking ball was 62-64 mph with slurvey shape with decent depth. Pitch shows potential if he can learn to throw it more aggressively with more velocity.
Curveball Spin Rate: 1630-1830

2/15/20 Position Player
Hit: At the plate he uses a toe tap load and has a bit of an armbar which puts him in positions to cast his barrel at times but for the most part he is able to drive his barrel through the zone relatively well.
Top BP Exit Velocity: 78.3 mph
Top BP Distance: 252 feet
Offensive Projection: TBD
Field: In the infield he showed good rhythm and timing but took passive routes to the ball with average footwork. Behind the plate he showed quick feet and a quick arm. Fairly clean defensive fundamentals and footwork. Will benefit from adding strength to have better control of his body and movements.
Throw: 74 mph across the diamond and 72 mph from behind the plate.
Defensive Projection: Presently showed more advanced skills behind the plate when compared to the infield.

2/09/20

2/9/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: Slow tempo delivery with start and stop approach. Messes with hitters timing with glitch upon release, throwing from a ¾ arm slot. Little to no bend/lacks athletic delivery and relies heavily on the upper half.
Fastball: Inconsistent arm side run, mostly true through the zone. 79mph.
Curveball: Slows arm speed down, little depth at 11/5 break. 60-64 mph.
Changeup: N/A

2/9/20 Position Player
Hit: Does well squaring the ball up. Focuses on the pull side of the field. Bat path stays level throughout the zone.
Power: Above average power for class with a 83mph exit velo.
Offensive Projection: Multiple roles.
Field: Smooth solid transition getting the ball out of glove fast. Good pop time for class at 2.00-2.16. Fundamentally sound in infield with fluid footwork and good hands.
Throw: 72mph catcher velo & 66mph infield velo.
Defensive Projection: MIF

10/20/19

Swing Mechanics: Very fluid, efficient loading sequence.

Hit: Swing comes together well and he squared up everything in BP. Middle to pull approach. Balanced combination of strength, speed to stroke. Solid round.

Power: Line drive pop.

Offensive Projection: Multiple Roles.

Field: Above average skill set across the board in the infield. Looks the part. Mechanically sound with ball skills. Also showed a more than capable skill set behind the dish. Good athlete back there with impressive pops for class (2.0-2.09).

Throw: Clean arm that will continue to add strength.

Defensive Projection: Multiple Roles.

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