Prep Baseball Report

Top 2019 Exit Velocities

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

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We recently did a series on the top uncommitted pop-times, 60-times, arm velos, and exit velocities. Now we are doing a series on our Top 5 overall numbers for each class.

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Riley Cornelio, Pine Creek, RHP/SS (Texas Christian)
Exit Velocity: 89
6-Foot-2, 160 pounds. Bats and throws right. Tall balanced stance. Hands start a little lower then last time we saw him. Generates good bat speed by swinging down to the ball, and has slightly uphill path. Good extension through finish. Good rotation on lower half. Gap to gap power. 89 mph exit velo off the tee. Ran a 7.2 60 time. Arm is electric at both short and on the mound. At short glove to hand separation works good. Tall lanky short stop with good range to both glove hand and back hand sides. 88 mph across diamond with accuracy. On mound Cornelio has athletic frame, and arm works great. In two innings struck out 6. Delivery is very simple and explodes to the mound. Very good leg drive. Fastball sat 87-88 and will easily increase with age. Could project to be mid 90's going into college especially since he's only 160 pounds. One of the top prospects in the country in the 2019 class. 

Jett Hoggatt, Rocky Mountain, C/OF
Exit Velocity: 89
A 6-foot-1, 190-pound right hand hitting catcher/OF who ran a 7.20 60.  At the plate he hits from a slightly open stance with a high leg kick for timing.  Swing plane is level through the zone with good extension out front.  89 MPH exit velocity produced several balls off the left center wall.  In the outfield he is athletic and moves well on balls in the gap.  He throws from an over the top motion and delivers an accurate 82 MPH ball to the bag.  Behind the plate he is quiet and frames pitches well.  He shows good actions on blocking the ball and quick feet to get in throwing position.  Pop-times were 2.06-2.08 and arm velocity was 79 MPH.  

Zack Medina, Highlands Ranch, SS/RHP
Exit Velocity: 89
5-foot-9, 180 pounds. Bats and throws right.  Tall narrow stance at plate, hands load down and back. Swing is level through zone. Above average bat speed through zone with good extension through ball. Has some good power potential. 89 mph exit velcoty off the tee. Needs to work on balance in lower half. Strong arm in infield and depends on it. 81 mph across diamond. Probably projects as a corner. On the mound has simple delivery. Square and in-line to the plate. Short arm slot back and comes at you from high 3/4 arm slot. Fastball sat at 77-78, but stops arm out in front. Could add velocity if he comes all the way through. Curveball was 69-70 mph from 11/5 shape. Change was same velocity. 

Justin Friedman, Highlands Ranch, OF
Exit Velocity: 88
6-foot-1, 150 pounds. Bats and throws right. Raw athletic lanky baseball player with some upside for sure as he gets strength. Improved since last event on August 7th. Stands tall at the plate. Has toe-tap back to front stride. Drops hands to ball entering hitting zone but then gets good extension through ball. Improved exit velocity from 84 to 88 mph. Shows gap to gap power potential. Arm slot is high 3/4 from outfield, and was a little longer back this time generating a 73 mph arm velo. Improved 60 time from 7.5 to 7.3. Once he grows into body more is an intriguing prospect in the 2019 class.

Henry Rock, Fairview, OF/RHP
Exit Velocity: 88
5-foot-11, 182 pounds. Switch hitter/throws right. At the plate looks a little stronger from the right side then left. From the right side is slightly opened with a leg kick stride. Has pull tendencies with a slightly up hill swing. Produced a 83 mph exit velocity off a tee. From left side is more balanced and has better bat speed producing an 88 mph exit velo. Slightly uphill, with one hand finish. Gap to gap power. On the mound hides the ball well, and throws from an over the top arm slot showcasing an 80 mph fastball. Falls off to 1st base side a little. Curve ball has tight 12/6 spin between 64-67 mph. Ran 7.53 laser timed 60.