Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton
Charlie Knighton

CLASS OF 2023

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Charlie
Knighton

St. Christopher's (HS) • VA
6-0 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Canes North 17U

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2023 National

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2023 State

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6/29/21

TPG East

Knighton is 6-0 with an athletic 165 pound frame that has strength present with some room to add more. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path with some strength at contact and extension through the ball. Showed a good approach working gap to gap with some gap power present to all fields and potential to develop more, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 76. Showed versatility working out in the outfield. Ran a 7.37 60 yard dash.

3/13/21

VA/DC PreSeason All-State Central

Knighton is 6-0 with a lankier athletic 165 pound frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a good approach working the middle of the field, has some gap power present with potential for more, exit velocity was 88. In the outfield, gets body behind the ball and fields through it with average hands, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, very short arm action, position velocity was 78. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 7.41 60 yard dash.

3/06/21

PreSeason All-State East

Knighton is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and plenty of projection left. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, loads back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, Slightly uphill line drive swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a good approach working the middle of the field, has some gap power present with potential for more, exit velocity was 88. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 78. Showed versatility working out in the outfield as well. Ran a 7.47 60 yard dash.

10/25/20

VA/DC State Games

Knighton is 6-0 with an athletic frame that has some strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing with a strong contact point and some extension through the ball, showed a primarily pull approach with the ability to work gap to gap, extra base power present in the gaps with projection for more to come, exit velocity was 87. In the infield, rounds ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands. Works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, infield velocity was 79. Showed versatility taking balls in the outfield. Ran a 7.25 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, very short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are uphill and slightly closed, lands open with a fall off finish. Fastball was 73-75, touching 76, with some late armside run that had a bit of sink as well. Curveball was 60-62 with some armspeed and big gradual 12/6 break to it, some shape to pitch.

6/23/20

TPG West

Knighton is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, showed a pull preference with the willingness to use the whole field when needed, strong contact point with extension through the ball, exit velocity was 82. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters slot, position velocity was 74. Ran a 7.57 60 yard dash.

2/09/20

Preseason All-State I

Knighton is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short load back to a wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing with extension through the ball, exit velocity was 79. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 67. Showed versatility throwing from the outfield as well, where his velocity was 74. On the mound, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are slightly uphill and closed, lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 70-72, touching 73, with some late sink. Curveball had some armspeed and was 56-57 with gradual 11/5 break. Change-up had some armspeed and was 62-64 with sink.

6/18/19

Top Prospect Games East

Knighton is 5-10 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a slightly open athletic stance, short stride on line, smooth load back into a wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Short to the ball, slightly uphill path, line drive swing, showed good approach working primarily gap to gap, exit velocity was 75. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with average hands. Works through the ball, clean exchange. Throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, infield velocity was 65.

1/26/19

Freshman Free Showcase

Knighton is 5-10 with a lanky frame that has projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open athletic stance, short stride online, smooth load back wraps his bat. Hips rotate completely with some violence, slightly uphill swing path with a little bit of extension through the ball, showed good approach working gap to gap line, drive swing exit velocity was 74. At short, fields ball was wider base and above average hands, some footwork and quick feet. Pushes through the ball to clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short arm action infield velocity was 66. Ran a 4.39 home to first. On the mound, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short free arm action that's clean. Shoulders online, slightly uphill, strides out online with a slight fall off finish, very simple repeatable delivery. Fastball was 66-68 touching 70 with some late sink. Curveball was 56-58 gradual 11/5 break and some shape to it with good arm speed. Changeup was 61-63 with some armspeed and a little bit of cut to it.

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