Uncommitted Spotlight: 2024 Ernie Echevarria


Rocco Iervasi
PBR Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

This spring we will be highlighting players throughout the state with Uncommitted Spotlights. We will highlight one 2022, 2023, and 2024 player each week looking for a school to call home. The state of Florida is full of uncommitted players who have the talent to play at the next level. These players deserve as much exposure as they can get in order to help them find the right home.

Today, we will highlight 2024 Ernie Echevarria. Ernie is a 6-foot-1, 180 pound catcher from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in Miami, FL. Outside of high school, Ernie plays travel ball with X-Team. Ernie is an athletic catcher with a mature, balanced approach at the plate. Really stood out at Preseason All-State in January with consistent BP rounds producing hard line drives gap to gap. Impressed with flexibility behind the plate and pop times of 2.02-2.09. Ernie has a bright future and should be high on college recruiting boards.

2024 C Ernie Echevarria

 

Ernie Echevarria

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Belen Jesuit Prep
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: X team 2024
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
(06/17/22)
78 - 82
FB
(06/17/22)
67 - 72
CB
(06/17/22)
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 82
CB
67 - 72
Position
7.35
60-yard
(01/22/22)
2.02 - 2.09
Pop Time
(01/22/22)
84
INF Velo
(01/22/22)
79
C Velo
(01/22/22)
85
Exit Velo
(01/22/22)
Position
60-yard
7.35
Pop Time
2.02 - 2.09
INF Velo
84
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Hitting
85.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(01/22/22)
75.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(01/22/22)
159
Distance (avg)
(01/22/22)
262
Distance (max)
(01/22/22)
33
Sweet Spot %
(01/22/22)
33
Line Drive %
(01/22/22)
33.3
Fly Ball %
(01/22/22)
33
Ground Ball %
(01/22/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.9
Distance (avg)
159
Distance (max)
262
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.0
Hand Speed (max)
(01/22/22)
21.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(01/22/22)
56.2
Bat Speed (max)
(01/22/22)
49.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(01/22/22)
16.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(01/22/22)
13.3
Rot. Acc (avg)
(01/22/22)
57
On Plane Eff (avg)
(01/22/22)
72
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(01/22/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22
Hand Speed (avg)
21.1
Bat Speed (max)
56.2
Bat Speed (avg)
49.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

1/22/22

6-foot-1, 180-pound long athletic frame. Solid during batting practice, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 85 mph. (49.5 mph bat speed average). (21.1 mph hand speed average). Began in a balanced tall stance with a controlled load, then used a quick stride. Bat speed is present, uses a simple flat swing plane and good extension on his finish. He barreled up some balls. Line drive approach. Solid in the infield, his position velocity was registered at 84 mph; had soft hands, a fluid exchange, and quick footwork. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball out front. Behind the plate, he made strong throws to second and produced an efficient position velocity of 79 mph; had a natural transfer, consistent footwork, and soft hands. consistently had pop times of 2.02-2.09. Clean setup with some flexibility. Showed a quick arm action with a high ¾ slot. Clocked a time of 7.35 in the 60-yard dash.




 

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