Luke McLaughlin
Luke McLaughlin
Luke McLaughlin
Luke McLaughlin
Luke McLaughlin

CLASS OF 2021

RHP
1B

Luke
McLaughlin

Indiana University Southeast
Stephen T Badin (HS) • OH
6-3 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Sluggers Baseball Club

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2021 National

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1/20/20

Hit: Simple moves prior to launch with athletic actions. Looks the part. Rotational path with above average combination of strength. speed to hands. Like the combination of athleticism and physicality with the bat.
Power: Ball jumps. Easy gap abilities.
Offensive Projection: Run Producer Profile.
Top Rapsodo BP Exit Velocity: 77.9
Top Rapsodo BP Distance: 262
Field: At 1B he showed average footwork and feel around the bag but showed a quick arm and throws had carry.
Defensive Projection: 1B

7/09/19

Body Type: 6-foot-3, 200-pound physical frame.

Mechanical/Delivery Notes: High leg kick and sits back and drives to home throughout delivery. High over the top ¾ arm action that is quick and smooth.

Fastball: 67-72mph. Slight drop to the pitch that has 1,400-1,600 spin rate with low 90% efficiency on Rapsodo. Shows potential to locate on the corners of the plate.

Curveball: 60-61mph. 11/5 movement with more depth over action. A wrinkle of an offering that can develop into an out pitch.

Pitchability: In the zone consistently.

Additional Comments: Quick pickoff move.

 

Body Type:  6-foot-3, 200-pound physical frame.

Swing Mechanics:  Wide stance with simple load that has minimal movement.  Keeps his hands loose and loaded.

Hit:  Downhill bat path with a middle-back approach.  Swings with intent, and gets inside the baseball well.
Power: 88.8 mph off the bat in BP. Present gap abilities.
Offensive Projection: Middle of the lineup bat. Ball comes off well and he has the ability to lift it naturally.
Field: Above average skill set across the board. Good athlete for the spot.
Throw: Arm fits the spot.
Defensive Projection: 1B. 

1/26/19

Body Type: 6-foot-2 180-pound prospect with a projectable build.

Swing Mechanics: Starts in an upright, open stance. Has a flat bat path and the ball seems to jump off the bat.

Hit: Linedrive approach and good bat to ball ability.

Power: 83 mph exit velocity.

Offensive Projection: Shows potential to develop into a guy with gap power as he develops more physically.

Field: At 1B he showed good feel around the bag and solid footwork. Whippy arm.

Throw: 74 mph throw from the infield.

Defensive Projection: Shows the ability to play 1B at the next level.


1/26/19 Pitching

Body Type: 6-foot-2 180-pound prospect with projectable frame.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes: Shows rhythm through a compact and efficient delivery. Works out of a short arm action through a ¾ slot with minimal effort.
Fastball: 72-75 mph fastball works downhill with occasional cutting action to the glove side.
Curveball: 62-65 mph breaking ball has slurvy 11/5 action with fairly sharp break.
Changeup: 67-70 mph changeup is thrown with good arm speed and offers late sinking action.
Pitchability: Offers a true three pitch mix and shows solid command of all three pitches. Breaking ball is the best offering and looks like his “out” pitch. Changeup is playable and pairs well with the fastball.
Role: Too early to tell. Has a solid frame to build on, as well as good feel for three pitches. A possible starter role in the future isn’t out of the question as he refines his secondary pitches and adds velocity to the fastball.

7/17/18
A right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced stance. Load is fluid yet efficient. Launches from a balanced setup and takes a slightly downhill path to contact. Long lever type who can do damage when he gets extend. Upside bat with much more to come as he adds strength. Ball comes off well, showing middle of the lineup traits. Frame fits the third base position. Fluid feet with soft hands. Can get around the baseball at times. Moves well outside of funnel with ball skills staying on the move. Rangy defender that can cover a lot of ground. Arm plays on the left side. Two-way prospect. Ideal pitchers frame at 6-foot-1, 180-pounds with long limbs and a high waist. Fluid delivery that doesn’t require a ton of effort. Long back arm action through a high-¾ slot. Gets down the mound well, finishing towards first base. Fastball stays mostly true through the zone at 73-76 mph. Compliments the fastball with a big, 11/5 shaped breaking ball at 60-61 mph. Showed decent feel for the offering that looks to be his put away pitch.
Home to 1st: 5.03
Infield Velocity: 74
Exit Velocity: 83

 

Scouting Report: 6-foot-1, 180-pound body frame. From the infield he has adequate footwork while approaching the baseball, transitioning into his throws. Hands have a tendency to stay back while fielding, would like to see his hands stay more out in front of his body. Throws with a clean arm action through a ¾ slot reaching a top velocity of 72 mph across the infield. Right-handed hitter starts his swing from a relaxed position. Hands get to a good launch position before finishing his swing with a two-handed follow through. Showed the ability to use the whole field during his round of batting practice, recorded a top exit velocity of 81 mph and ran an 8.10 60-yard dash. On the mound he uses regular effort to his delivery and offers a three-pitch mix. Has a high, straight up and down leg kick, landing in a straight line at foot strike, and finishes with his momentum carrying in good direction toward home plate. Throws with average arm speed through an upper ¾ slot. His fastball ranges from 72-76 mph. His curveball breaks on an 11/5 plane with good depth, and signs of late break to it between 60-63 mph. Throws his changeup using fastball arm speed, with the pitch having some arm-side run to it at times between 64-65 mph.


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