Trackman and Blast Profile: '21 C Max Soliz, Jr.


Austin Sharp
Director of Scouting

Max Soliz Jr.

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Bob Jones
    State: AL
  • Summer Team: 3N2 AR Sticks National
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 220lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.36
60-yard
(02/07/21)
2.00 - 2.15
Pop Time
(02/07/21)
80
C Velo
(02/07/21)
101
Exit Velo
(05/15/20)
5.00
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.36
Pop Time
2 - 2.15
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.56
Pop Time
2.05 - 2.12
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Hitting
102.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
94.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
271
Distance (avg)
(02/07/21)
368
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
75
Hard Hit %
(02/07/21)
69
Sweet Spot %
(02/07/21)
56
Line Drive %
(02/07/21)
25.0
Fly Ball %
(02/07/21)
19
Ground Ball %
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
102.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
94.6
Distance (avg)
271
Distance (max)
368
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.9
Hand Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
76.6
Bat Speed (max)
(02/07/21)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/07/21)
29.1
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/07/21)
26.5
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/07/21)
81
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/07/21)
87
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
23.3
Bat Speed (max)
76.6
Bat Speed (avg)
72.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
79.27
Edge Score
(02/07/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
79.27

Scouting Report

5/15/20 - Arkansas commit. Recently moved from the state of Arkansas and transferred to Bob Jones for his junior season. Made an immediate impact in the Patriot's lineup, tying for the team lead with 5 HR's. 6'4 225 pound frame with definite strength. A very imposing figure in the batter's box. Even stance with his feet at the plate and looks to launch on every pitch. Most of his BP swings were to the LCF gap but has shown the ability to go to the backside gap in gameplay. Generates elite bat speed and rotational acceleration, way above the MLB average according to Blast analytics (see Blast section below). Exit velos on Trackman were in the mid-to-upper 90's with a couple 100's and 101's. Strong arm behind the plate, pretty agile for his size. Solid defensively in 2020 for Bob Jones. The bat is easily his best tool. Average runner. Will fit right in at Arkansas. 

 

6/13/18 - Home-1st: 5.06, Pop Time: 2.04-2.15, Position Velocity:  C-72, Exit Velocity: 85
Arkansas commit.  6-foot-3, 200-pound, SHH shows serious power potential w/ a lot of frame development.  Tall, athletic frame w/ some present strength, super projectable.  Projects to be a monster in 4 years.  Offensively, hits w/ a straight on, narrow, very slightly crouched stance w/ hand rhythm into crouch, big stride and low hand load.  Generates premium bat speed through the zone w/ natural loft.  Scary bat speed when frame matures.  Learning to control body in swing but shows advanced control of his long-limbed frame through the zone.  Present power w/ projectable all fields power.  Chance to be a really special bat.  Projectable below average runner.  Defensively, takes some time to get into position and ends up setting up with his body right down the middle.  Can present a target for his pitchers to throw to, ideally just under the knee of hitters.  Shows tools to receive w/ strong hands, some ideas of how to pitch frame.  Learning how to box the baseball and keep his chest up to keep it in front of him.  As a thrower, shows solid release w/ projectable carry to target arm strength.  Developing footwork, but tools to be an average catcher.

 

 

01.13.18 Soliz has a strong frame at 6-foot-3, 195-pounds. The right-handed hitter starts from a neutral stance with his hands set back into a front arm bar. Lowers himself into his legs as he triggers his hands down before striding forward. Simple, balanced weight transfer, uphill path with natural, raw strength in his hands. Hits the ball with leverage and makes strong contact to the pull side with an exit velocity of 85 mph. Behind the plate he uses directional footwork, soft hands, and a quick exchange to post pop times of 2.05-2.19 with a velocity from the crouch of 76 mph.


Videos

2/17/20

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Trackman DATA:

Category Data
Best Exit Velo 101.4 (mph)
Avg. Exit Velo 92.8 (mph)
Longest Distance 357 ft.
Avg. Launch Angle 23.2 degrees

 

BLAST DATA:

Category Data
Avg. Bat Speed 76.7 (mph)
Max Bat Speed 83.8 (mph)
   
Avg. Rot. Acceleration 23.8 G's
Max Rot. Acceleration 29.9 G's
   
Avg. On Plane Efficiency 75%
Max On Plane Efficiency 80%
   
Avg. Attack Angle 13.4 degrees
Avg. Early Connection 83.4 degrees

 

Analysis:

One of the more imposing players in the state of Alabama, Soliz put on a show during his BP rounds where we were able to collect data using our newly implemented TrackMan B1 unit and Blast sensors. The size of Soliz obviously generates to power, as you can see in the numbers above. 

Hitting from almost a crouched stance, the rising senior from Bob Jones HS treated his rounds like a homerun derby. This stance allows him to get into his legs and hips more efficiently. His load is influenced by rhythm and allows him to stay connected and synced throughout his swing. Even though he posted all of these power numbers according to TrackMan and Blast, Soliz does a very good job at staying under control during his swing. His bat stays on plane and through the zone. As you see above, Soliz's bat speed averaged out at 76.7 and topped at 83.8 mph through 41 swings. If you are not familiar with how these numbers stack up, a bat speed like this is elite. It's not like a couple of his swings were very high and the others were significantly lower. Almost every bat speed using the sensors were in the mid 70's for Soliz. Bat speed is measured as the observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat. The faster the bat moves through the zone, the harder and farther the baseball can go. Another number from Blast that really jumped out was how high Soliz's rotational acceleration numbers were. His average rotational acceleration was 23.8 G's, while his highest was 29.9 G's. Again, both of these numbers are very impressive for a player who just finished his junior season in high school. Rotational acceleration is known as how quickly your bat accelerates into rotation during your swing. This metric is valuable measurement for higher levels of baseball. As you can see, these numbers translated well to the TrackMan data, as everything we have discussed from a Blast perspective has been about power. You can see the distances from TrackMan and how high his exit velos were during BP. This goes back to show how the bat speed and rotational acceleration in a swing can generate further and harder hit baseballs. With these numbers from TrackMan and Blast to go along with the 6'4 225 pound frame for Soliz, his power is certainly his best tool. It's going to be exciting to see the strides that Soliz will make into the summer and up to his senior season of high school. The potential is there for the rising senior.