Kai Close

CLASS OF 2025

1B
LHP

Kai
Close

Wadsworth (HS) • OH
6-0 • 155LBS • L/L
Travel Team: IVL

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6/16/21

Kai Close: 1B/LHP, (2025) Wadsworth, OH. 6-foot, 155-pound solid athletic frame. During batting practice, Close had a max exit velocity of 80 mph. (58.02 mph bat speed average). (20.09 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then uses a controlled stride. Bat speed is average and has a level swing plane. Solid while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 70 mph; has consistent developing feet, a clean exchange, and sure developing hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were developing. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.87. On the mound, showed developing arm speed with a ¾ arm angle and a long arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows decent effort. Has a consistent balance point. Cutter (63-65 mph). Produced a fastball that came in at 70-74 mph. Showed running action. (Max spin 1614; Avg 1509). His 1/7 curveball (58-59) has gradual action. (Max spin 1413; Avg 1382). His changeup (65-66) shows fading action. 


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