Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley
Kevin McKinley

CLASS OF 2021

RHP
1B

Kevin
McKinley

Ashland University
Avon Lake (HS) • OH
6-3 • 230LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Release Baseball
2021 National

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6/23/20

Scouting Notes:One of the top uncommitted arms in the state. One of the best outings we've seen from him. Movements continue to clean up and stuff was as sharp as it's been. Up to 86 with a very sharp breaking ball and a splitter. Mixed in all three effectively. Splitter acts as a change of pace and the breaking ball has some swing and miss to it.
Fastball:84-86 mph. Heavy pitch with consistent ASR.
Fastball Spin Rate:1945-2026
Curveball:72-73 mph. Sharp, above average offering.
Curveball Spin Rate:1890-2097
Changeup: Splitter: 70-71 mph. Like the sell with regular fade to it

2/16/20

2/16/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: A smooth paced delivery, physical presence, arm works pretty well. Delivery has intent/requires regular effort. Wouldn’t be shocked to continue to see him add velo.
Fastball: Topped at 84 mph, heavy pitch, moves it around the zone.
Curveball: Between 63-67 mph, playable offering, balanced combination of depth and action.
Changeup: 70-72 mph with regular fade, fastball look out of the hand.

2/09/20

2/9/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: Big solid frame with little to no effort through delivery. Smooth release out of a ¾ arm slot. Arm to follow.
Fastball:  Heavy through zone with no action to it at 85mph.
Curveball: Needs developed, slider action to it. 67-69 mph.
Changeup: Above average offering with plus arm side run. 75mph.

6/18/19

Body Type: 6-foot 4, 205-pound tall, strong athletic build.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes: The righty works through a slow tempo, fluid delivery. Above average arm action, through a near ¾ slot. Arm is clean with more velo to add as he builds to his frame.
Fastball: 78-80. Fastball moves straight and stays true through the zone. Solid command with slight arm side action.
Curveball: 59-61 The breaker comes in as a solid secondary pitch and mixes in well. Comes in at a 11/5 break with above average depth and late break coming consistently at 61.
Slider: 66-72. The third offering brings in a healthy mix keeping the batters on their toes. With side to side action, the slider had above average command and is mixed in well.
Pitchability: Above average for class. Potential for growth. 

6/03/19

Body Type: 6-foot-4, 205-pound lengthy frame.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes: Slow tempo and overall delivery. Smooth arm action with some incorporation of the lower half into delivery.
Fastball: 78-81mph with arm side movement. In the zone with potential to locate on both corners of the plate.
Curveball: 64-67mph. 12/6 movement with some depth. About 15” of drop to it. Most utilized pitch.
Changeup: 71-73mph with some drop to it. Just enough to keep hitters off balance.
Pitchability: In the zone with all three pitches showing potential to locate all pitches on both sides of the plate. 

2/17/19

Body Type: 6-foot-3, 205-pound very projectable frame.
Swing Mechanics: Balanced stance with a vertical barrel launch.
Hit: Physical lefty bat with upside. Although strength is top tool bat speed is more than respectable. Ball comes off well, driving the ball with authority in BP. With his leverage/strength he can create impressive jump with a simple, shorter swing.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity.
Offensive Projection:
Run: 7.81 60-yard dash.

Mechanical/Delivery Notes: Fluid delivery that doesn’t require much effort. High-¾ right-hander with above average arm speed. Ball comes out well. 
Fastball: 82-83 mph, easy velo with a heavy look to it. 
Curveball: 66-67 mph, Well above average offering. 11/5 breaker with late, sharp action. 
Changeup: 71-72 mph, Comes out with fastball arm speed with similar action to the heater. 
Pitchability: Showed the ability to locate all three offerings in the zone. 
Additional Comments: High upside arm that continues to be a follow. Must see this summer.

6/06/18

A 6-foot-3, 195-pound right hander in the 2021 class is very physical for his age and is a definite follow as he continues to mature. A very simple delivery that requires regular effort while staying smooth and easily repeatable throughout. Could benefit from better incorporation of the lower half with more aggression down the mound and as a result would expect to see a significant jump in velocity. Ball comes out of a near over the top arm slot with some deception. Very clean arm action in which the ball stays hidden before it seems to get on top of hitters. Fastball ranged from 76-79 mph while showing occasional ASR. Breaking ball is a big near 12/6 bender with gradual movement at 64-67 mph. One of the most projectable arms at the event who could generate a great deal of buzz in the near future.  

1/20/18

On the hill the right-hander uptempo delivery that look athletic and fluid. Arm works well through a high-¾ slot. Generates above average strength and arm speed for his class. Fastball stays mostly straight through the zone at 78-81 mph. Shows signs of more velocity to come down the road. Spins a sharp, 11/5 shaped breaking ball with late bite at 67-69 mph. The pitch was one of the better breakers of the event. A definite arm to follow in the 2021 class with a high ceiling.  In the infield he brings well above average athleticism to the first base position. Actions are athletic and hands are soft. Does a nice job of remaining fluid as he plays low through the baseball.

60-yard Dash: 8.01
Infield Velocity: 75

Body Type: 6-foot-4 200-pound prospect with a big, strong frame.
Mechanical/Delivery Notes:
Throws from a ¾ arm slot. Delivery is very linear to the plate. Could add velocity with increased rotational component to delivery.
Fastball:
81-84 mph fastball was mostly true through the zone.
Curveball:
67-69 mph breaking ball showed good shape with curveball spin. Good depth on the pitch.
Changeup:
Changeup mostly hovered around 71 mph with minimal actions.
Pitchability:
3 pitch mix, with the fastball and breaking ball showing much more development than the changeup.
Role:
Currently a starter type with advanced stuff for his class. Changeup development and getting more velocity out of his big frame will decide how far he goes.
Hit: Left-handed hitter with a projectable frame. Easy/efficient load that leads to a mostly balanced launch. Obvious physicality. Uphill stroke. Some barrel inaccuracy but when he connects it goes. 
Power: Physical kid with power potential in there. Could be dynamic if bat speed catches up to strength. 
Offensive Projection: Middle of the lineup. 
Run: 8.04 60-yard dash. 
Field: First baseman with the frame for the position. Moves well over there with fluid actions and feel for the spot. Solid defender. 
Throw: 79 mph from first base. Shouldn’t come as a surprise with his ability on the mound that arm plays as a big tool across the infield. 
Defensive Projection: 1B

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