TJ Takats
TJ Takats
TJ Takats
TJ Takats




Perrysburg (HS) • OH
6-4 • 175LBS • L/L


2023 National

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TJ Takats: LHP/1B, (2023) Perrysburg, OH. Bowling Green State Commit, 6-foot-3, 165-pound. At the plate, Takats had a max exit velocity of 94 mph. Began in a tall athletic stance with a controlled load, then used a toe tap. Has an upward swing plane, explosive bat speed and high finish. Solid while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 83 mph; has a clean exchange, soft hands, and consistent feet. Fielded the ball out front with athletic movement laterally. Showed a low ¾ slot with a quick arm action. Showed off his speed at the event, running a swift 6.93 60-yard dash. Advanced on the mound, used a loose arm action with a ¾ arm angle while showing consistent arm speed. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows easy effort. Has a tall balance point. Curveball (64-67 mph), changeup (71-74 mph).Threw his fastball 80-83 mph. 


Hit: Left-handed hitter that starts in a balanced stance. Smooth mover in the box from the left side. Ton of upside here. Already possess the ability to generate quality jump and isn't near his physical ceiling. Turn and burn BP. Very impressive round.
Power: Potential for big time juice.
Offensive Projection: Run producer ceiling.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 91mph
Max BP Distance: 342ft.
Field: Well above average skill set around the bag over at first base. Good athlete with smooth feet and quality ball skills.
Throw: More than enough strength for the 1B position.
Defensive Projection: 1B.

Scouting Notes: One of the top two-way prospects in the 2023 class. 6-foot-3, upside arm that was up to 82 mph. Also showed feel for spin. Much like his profile as a position player the sky is the limit as he continues to add physicality to frame.
Fastball: 79-82mph.
Fastball Spin Rate: 1901-2074
Breaking Ball: 65-66mph.
Breaking Ball Spin Rate: 1434-1514


2/17/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: Tall southpaw frame with a vertical slow tempo delivery. Mechanically sound.
Fastball: Shows arm side run action with some zip at 79mph.
Curveball: 1/7 break with above average depth and bite to it. Shows good spin and comfortable pitch.
Changeup: Slows arm down a little, has potential while it showed little arm side fade.

2/17/20 Position Player
Hit: Left handed bat thats starts out in a taller stance. Smooth and fluid loading sequence. Level bat path through the zone creating natural loft. Good feel for finding barrels.
Power: Line drive type bat at the moment. Plenty more to come as he fills out.
Offensive Projection: Middle of the lineup ceiling.
Field: Shows good feel at first. Developing glove skills and footwork but shows signs of being more than capable at first down the road.
Throw: Loose arm across the diamond. Registered 77 mph.
Defensive Projection: 1B.


Body Type: 6-foot-2, 140-pound long limbed, athletic frame.
Swing Mechanics: A left-handed hitter that starts in an upright setup. Goes with a smooth leg lift during his back load to hands.
Hit: Level stroke with feel for contact. Ball comes off well and he’s got much more in the tank as he fills out that athletic frame. All fields hitter that generates natural backspin.
Power: Line drive guy with flashes of gap pop and much more to come.
Offensive Projection: Run Producer future.
Field: Ideal frame for the first base position. An above average athlete that covers a lot of ground over there. Solid defender.
Throw: Arm has more than enough juice for the spot.
Defensive Projection: 1B.

Body Type: 6-foot-2, 140-pound long limbed, athletic frame.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes: Works exclusively from the stretch. Gets down the mound well with those long levers. Easier delivery. Long arm action through a high-¾ slot.
Fastball: 71-74 mph. Comes out well. Should see easy velo increases down the road.
Curveball: 62-63 mph. 1/7, gradually breaking curveball that has a big shape to it.
Pitchability: Threw strikes.

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