Future Games Spotlight - RHP Brooks Willis


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

The 2022 PBR Future Games are less than a week away, and will be here in no time. With that being said, we would like to introduce you to this year's Team Georgia. We will roll out individual player spotlights with comments, video, stats, and more over the next few days.

Checking in at 6-foot-6, 205-pounds RHP Brooks Willis (Houston County, 2024) towers over his peers. Long and lanky, Willis has a loose arm action and gets good extension down the mound, allowing for all of his pitches to play. Our staff has had the pleasure of watching the big right-hander throw no less than 10 times in the past 12 or so months. What once was a fastball sitting 79-81 in May of 2021 is now up to 88, sitting 84-87. While it has always just been a matter of time before the velo ticked upwards, it is the progress on the offspeed that is noteworthy. Willis has become noticeably more comfortable throwing his curveball and has had some extra intent behind it in his last few outings. This ultra projectable arm will be can't miss.


Brooks Willis

Brooks Willis

Class of 2024 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Houston County
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: GameOn Stealth
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(06/23/22)
84 - 87
FB
(06/23/22)
72 - 76
CB
(06/23/22)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CB
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
82 - 87
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CB
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
72 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
82 - 86
CB
69 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 83
CB
66 - 70
Trackman - Fastball
87.5
Velocity (max)
(06/07/22)
84.2 - 85.8
Velo Range
(07/27/22)
84.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
2237
Spin Rate (max)
(07/27/22)
2131
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/27/22)
15.5
IVB (max)
(06/07/22)
13.3
IVB (avg)
(06/07/22)
6.7
HM (max)
(06/07/22)
5.2
HM (avg)
(06/07/22)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(06/07/22)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(06/07/22)
27
Spin Score (max)
(06/07/22)
38
Zone %
(06/07/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.2
Velo Range
84.2 - 85.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.5
Spin Rate (max)
2237
Spin Rate (avg)
2131
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.5
Velo Range
83.2 - 85.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.4
Spin Rate (max)
2190
Spin Rate (avg)
2033
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
74.5
Velocity (max)
(07/27/22)
70.9 - 73.6
Velo Range
(07/27/22)
70.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
2263
Spin Rate (max)
(07/27/22)
2015
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/27/22)
3.7
IVB (max)
(06/07/22)
-2.9
IVB (avg)
(06/07/22)
-13.3
HM (max)
(06/07/22)
-16.0
HM (avg)
(06/07/22)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(06/07/22)
5.3
Release Ht (avg)
(06/07/22)
32
Spin Score (max)
(06/07/22)
60
Zone %
(06/07/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
74.5
Velo Range
70.9 - 73.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.6
Spin Rate (max)
2263
Spin Rate (avg)
2015
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
71.1
Velo Range
69 - 70.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.7
Spin Rate (max)
2261
Spin Rate (avg)
1964
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.0
Velocity (max)
(07/27/22)
76.5 - 77.5
Velo Range
(06/07/22)
81.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
1891
Spin Rate (max)
(07/27/22)
1891
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/27/22)
12.1
IVB (max)
(06/07/22)
11.6
IVB (avg)
(06/07/22)
14.2
HM (max)
(06/07/22)
8.1
HM (avg)
(06/07/22)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(06/07/22)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(06/07/22)
23
Spin Score (max)
(07/27/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.6
Spin Rate (max)
1891
Spin Rate (avg)
1891
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.6
Velo Range
76.5 - 77.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.8
Spin Rate (max)
1790
Spin Rate (avg)
1759
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
70.37
Edge Score
(06/07/22)

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
88
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/27/22)
86
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/27/22)
26
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
172
External Rotation (avg)
(07/27/22)
86
Stride Length (avg)
(07/27/22)
-22
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
30
Arm Speed (max)
(07/27/22)
29
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/27/22)
-216
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/27/22)
-215
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/27/22)
-215
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/27/22)
127
Arm Slot (avg)
(07/27/22)
20
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/27/22)
126
Arm Path (avg)
(07/27/22)
133
Deception (avg)
(07/27/22)
65
Torque (avg)
(07/27/22)
24
Efficiency (avg)
(07/27/22)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/27/22)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Scouting Report

7/17/22

Uncommitted. Solid, big-bodied 6-foot-6, 200-pound frame with more room to mature. Long arm action with a lower ¾ slot, creating solid ride and run on his FB. Pitch sat 84-87 and will only see a jump in velocity as he continues to mature, located well in any quadrant and generated several s/m. Showed the best feel we’ve seen him have for his off-speed, CB at 71-72 was very tight in his outing, looks like a FB coming out of his hand before sharply diving out of the zone, was in command of pitch and thrown at will. Also flashed developing feel for CH.

 

6/26/22

6-foot-6, 200-pound right-handed pitcher, wide, XL frame, lots of room to fill out with strength, ultra projectable. Arm action is short relative to his length, soft stab on low on the back-side, arm motion remains continuous, quick arm speed, ¾ slot, big extension down the mound allowing fastball to play up. Fastball sat 85-87, touched 88, 2400 rpm, velo continues to tick up. Curveball, 73-76, 2300 rpm, 11/5 shape, some sharp. Best outing to date at LakePoint Sports. Pitched with conviction and intent.

 

6/07/22

Brooks Willis, Houston County (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP One of the most projectable arms in the class with huge upside.
Body: 6-foot-5, 200-pounds. Projectable frame, long, lanky with broad shoulders and a wide base, tons of room ro fill out.
Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, rides lower half down the mound , high front side drives through, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action with a soft stab on the back-side, quick arm speed with loose action out of a 3/4 slot, good extension.
FB: T87.5, 83.2-85.5 mph. Shows sink at times T2190, 2033 average rpm.
SL: 69.0-70.4 mph. Sweepy with late bite out of the zone, swing and miss pitch at-times. T2260, 1964 average rpm.
CH: 76.5-77.5 mph. Fade and sink action. T1790, 1759 average rpm.

 

3/05/22

Uncommitted. 6-foot-4, 200-pound right-handed pitcher, highly projectable frame, long, lanky, physical lower half, lots of filling out to do. Got his first start of the season against a Madison Central (MS) lineup with several D1 bats, more than held his own. Picked up the W, going 5.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 7 K, 0 BB, surrendered only two runs through the first five innings. Keeps arm short on the back-side, accelerates with whip-like action to a ¾ slot. Effectively mixed FB/CB to keep opposing batters on their toes. Fastball sat 83-86, overpowering at-times. Curveball, 11/5, 69-72, threw to both sides of the plate, swing and miss.<



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