Colorado Top Prospect Games Player Spotlight: 2020 OF Colby Shade of Fort Collins


John Cackowski
Director of Scouting

 

By John Cackowski
State Director

The 4th Annual Top Prospect Games will be held on August 4th and 5th at Cherry Creek High School. This premier event will feature the best Class of 2020 and 2021 prospects from the state of Colorado and Wyoming with select 2022 prospects. This event has consistently drawn the best players from all 4 corners of the state as they compete and a pro-style workout. Over the next few weeks we will be spotlighting the players attending the event. In this spotlight we look at No. 2 2020 (No. 170 Overall) Virginia commit OF Colby Shade of Fort Collins High School

 



Colby Shade

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Fort Collins
    State: CO
  • Summer Team: Canes National 2020
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.60
60-yard
86
OF Velo
93
Exit Velo
4.00
H-1st

Scouting Report

1-28-18

6-foot-1, 165-pound right hand hitting OF. Fast-twitched player. High hips stood out, looks like there is a lot more room to grow. Probably will end up 6-foot-4, 190 pounds.  Very athletic. Lower half is solid through the zone. Pull-side power right now. Gets good extension through the ball and after. Exit velocity was 85 mph. In the field he glides to the ball, he is aggressive fielding through the ball and delivers an on target throw. Very athletic and uses his speed to close the gap on balls. Arm is accurate to the bag.  Arm velocity was 85 MPH. 

 11-12-17

6-foot-1, 165-pound right hand hitting OF/RHP. At the plate he stands open with a long stride to come square.  Lower half is solid through the zone creating good pull side power.  Swing is long with extension out front.  Exit velocity was 85 MPH.  In the field he comes through the ball and stays square on his delivery.  Very athletic and uses his speed to close the gap on balls. Arm is accurate to the bag.  Arm velocity was 85 MPH.

 

10-20-17

High-waisted athlete who looked like a football player slot receiver or free safety. Strong, uphill path. Leg kick and down and back hand load sync up very nicely as he gets into a strong hitting position. Short to the ball with quicker hands, but is also pretty quick out of the zone with a single-handed finish. Very good athlete to follow. 


Videos

(1/28/18)

shade throw.mp4 280630077

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