Connor Kirby
Connor Kirby
Connor Kirby
Connor Kirby

CLASS OF 2023

OF
RHP

Connor
Kirby

Bixby (HS) • OK
6-2 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: PWP - Frazier

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2023 National

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7/28/21

Body: 6-foot-2, 190-pound physically impressive frame with current strength.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a neutral stance and upright posture.  Hands get set at slightly above shoulder height with a high back elbow.  Utilizes a leg lift stride with weight leaning onto the back side.  Gets good backside turn on the back leg with a heavy rotational swing.  Hits from a firm front side with hands working rotationally around the ball.  Looks to get the ball up in the air with an uphill bat path and pull side approach.  Hands work very quickly through the zone and has good overall bat speed.

Power: 89 mph exit velocity off the tee and 94 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  OF-84 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with a glove tap rhythm and long arm action and short release.

Defense: In the outfield attacks the ball with smooth rhythm and shorter steps.  Fields the ball on the outside of the glove side leg with a soft glove and feel for glove action.  Uses a shuffle style crow hop with an upright posture with the transfer.

Run: 5.0 runner to first base.

Delivery: On the mound works exclusively out of the stretch.  Tall and fall style delivery down the mound with strong rotation of the body at the plant leg.  Works to a mid height balance point with hands working in sync with the lower body.  

Arm Action: Over the top arm slot with head working towards the first base side to allow the arm to come through.  

FB: 76-83 mph, lots of arm side run with good riding life through the zone.  

CB: 69-75 mph, short breaking action with late depth and short shape.

2/06/21

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: Projectable 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame with strength in his lower half.

Hit: RHH. Wide, balanced stance with active hands. Toe-tap load and short stride. Flat, aggressive bat path through the zone with some length. Sprayed line-drives to all fields during BP. Front foot finish.

Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee and 92 in BP. Strength in barrel.

Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Long arm action from high-¾ release slot.

Defense: Active footwork with aggressive routes to field, adequate glove. Momentum through throws. 

Run: 7.26 runner in the 60.

 

Delivery: Works from the stretch using a slow, controlled tempo. High leg kick, square shoulders landing in-line with home. Upright finish.

Arm Action: RH. Long high-¾ arm action.

FB: 76-79 mph, slight downward plane, landed for strikes.

CB: 67-69 mph, rolling 11/5 break with some depth.

CH: 71-73 mph, solid fade action to arm side.


5/18/19

A 5-foot-11,155-pound lean and projectable frame. On the mound, the right-hander works only from the stretch with a high leg kick, reaching down the mound with his stride, finishing balanced. Arm action is long and controlled in the back before pulling through a high-¾ slot. Fastball keeps its plane at 76-77 mph, mostly strikes. Curveball shows 11/5 shape with rolling action at 65-68 mph. Changeup shows consistent fade around the zone at 66-67 mph.

5/18/19

Young, 5-foot-11, 155-pound prospect, corner infielder hits from wide crouched stance, uses quick toe tap to stride, hands load the barrel flat and parallel to the ground. Hands work away from the body to attack, long flat path through the hitting zone. Lower half still to be developed in swing with added strength. In BP shows a flat and spray approach, 79 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.82 60. Defensively, shows raw feel with choppy actions, glove works to field, stiffness in bend. Short stride to throw, long arm action to release at high ¾ slot, delivered baseball across the diamond at 71 mph.

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