Andrew Niaves
Andrew Niaves
Andrew Niaves
Andrew Niaves
Andrew Niaves
Andrew Niaves

CLASS OF 2022

C
OF

Andrew
Niaves

Oregon (HS) • WI
5-10 • 180LBS • S/R
Travel Team: STiKS

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2/21/21

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 180-pounds. Strong, well-proportioned frame with athleticism throughout.
Defense: 2.10-2.27 pop times. Worked out behind the plate and in the outfield. Athletic setup behind the plate, loose lower half that plays with some pre-pitch rhythm, feet gain ground towards the bag, quick hand transfer to release. Strong blocker, soft hands that presented the ball well in his bullpen sessions. Showed controlled athletic actions in the outfield as well, feet work on a crisp angle around the baseball, glove works out front, steady exchange to release.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. OF - 83 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Hit: SH. Athletic in the box, balanced setup, smooth hand load, short stride.  More natural and comfortable from the right-handed batter's box. Quick hands, fluid wrists, bat stays short to the baseball from the right side with some leverage out front, left-handed swing is longer.
Power: Max exit speed of 93.2 mph; strength in frame helps impact the baseball soundly.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. Above-average runner for age.

3/15/20

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. Athletically proportional shape.
Hit: SH. Balanced setup from both sides of the plate, athletic and comfortable pre pitch. Short path, above average bat speed and repeatability, stays on top of the baseball, compact swing.
Power: L80, R80 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. INF -  mph. OF - 80 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot; average arm strength.
Defense: 2.19-2.34 pop times. Controlled actions to high cocked position; athletic shuffle to target.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

3/10/19

Positional Profile: C/CIF 
Body: 5-foot-8, 158-pounds. Solid build, sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Balanced delivery, low lift to balance point, simple delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Arm action is short and over the top.
FB: T77, 70-74 mph. Straight four seam type.
CB: 59-62 mph. 12/6 shape, occasional depth.
CH: 65-66 mph. Sink action, best feel pitch.

Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 
Hit: SH. Balanced setup from both sides, looked equally comfortable pre pitch. Right handed swing shows slight more bat speed, and strength. Left-handed wing is short and compact to the baseball.
Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Defense: Infield actions play through the baseball, showed body control on the move. Low setup and stays low out of the crouch, hands work, likely profiles best behind the plate.
Arm: RH. C - 64 mph. INF - 62 mph. Short loose arm action, over the top slot, showed ability to play accurate.

3/03/19

Body: 5-foot-8, 158-pounds. Average proportional build.
Positional Profile: C
Defense: 2.44-2.62 pop times. Natural actions, lets the ball travel with soft hands, sets low and footwork is concise, clean quick exchange.
Arm: RH. C - 61 mph. Short over the top, uphill release.
Hit: SH. Balanced setup, quiet pre pitch, short stride, solid balance. Short path from both sides of the plate, showed ability to find the barrel on both sides. Right-handed showed more natural.
Power: 79 mph exit velocity from the tee. Harder contact off the bat from the right side.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60.

4/08/18

5-foot-6, 145-pound, strong, switch-hitting catcher and infielder. Offensively, from both sides, open setup, short stride, maintains balance, 81 mph exit velocity right-side, 75 mph exit velocity left-side. Defensively, short arm action, over-the-top slot, fluid footwork, 65 mph across the infield, 62 mph out of the crouch, pop times ranged 2.34-2.44.

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