PBR Future Games Player Spotlight : Cade Westerlund


Jeff Opalewski
Executive Director

The PBR Future Games is the nation's premier exposure opportunity for players in the grad classes of 2021 & 2022.  This will be the second Team Arizona to compete in the event.  This year's event will take place July 31-August 3 at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Cartersville, GA.  We will be highlighting each player in the days leading up to the event.



Cade Westerlund

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Mountain Pointe
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: T-Rex
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(01/27/19)
83 - 85
FB
(01/27/19)
72 - 74
CB
(01/27/19)
76 - 76
CH
(01/27/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
72 - 74
CH
76 - 76
Position
7.45
60-yard
1.87 - 1.95
Pop Time
(06/23/20)
84
C Velo
(06/23/20)
93
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
Position
Pop Time
1.87 - 1.95
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.47
Pop Time
1.89 - 2.02
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.69
Pop Time
1.93 - 2.02
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Hitting
91.8
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/23/20)
85.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/23/20)
297
Distance (avg)
(06/23/20)
367
Distance (max)
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.1
Distance (avg)
297
Distance (max)
367
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.5
Hand Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
18.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
73.9
Bat Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
72.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
18.9
Bat Speed (max)
73.9
Bat Speed (avg)
72.2
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

 

1/27/19 Uncommitted 6’1 205-pound strong frame. Simple set up at the plate, without much of a load. If he can use lower half more effectively, we will see him take his swing and exit velo (87) to a new level. Behind the plate, he is a solid defender all the way around. Blocks well and shows athleticism to stick at the position. Works around the ball with a quick transfer to get his pop time to 1.93-2.02 and arm strength at 76 MPH.

 

 

Fastball got up to 85 with late action, driven by his strong lower half. Filled up the strike zone with a bulldog mentality and went right after hitters. Breaking ball was 72-74 with good shape and a change at 76 MPH.

 

 

6/6/18 - C/RHP Cade Westerlund posted the top catcher velo at the event (76 mph) and brings a true physical presence with his 6-foot, 190-pound frame, highlighted by posting an impressive 87 mph exit velocity. Uses an aggressive swing from the right side. Some stiffness in the lower half. Pop times ranged from 2.17 - 2.28 behind the plate. Received ball with two hands, low transfer, quick arm action. He may profile even better on the mound, where he touched 84 mph with his fastball and consistently pounded the zone with intent and some arm speed. Fastball featured fade to his arm side. Keeps torso stacked over back side for a long time. Releases ball over a very bent front leg, chest is almost touching front knee. Curveball was thrown at 68 mph with some depth.