Prep Baseball Report

Player Spotlight: 2020 RHP/3B Max Luke (Croton Harmon HS)

Dan Cevette
President, New York

Our "Player Spotlights" will be reserved for any prospect across New York who's abilities on the field have made some noteworthy recent buzz. Possibly a recent event where a Top Performer Spotlight article is just not enough, or maybe a recent commitment to a major program. Whatever it is, I'll (Dan Cevette) be going in-depth on the player spotlighted below with personal insight and honest feedback. Let's get started.

Max Luke 3B / RHP / Croton Harmon, NY / 2020

CEVETTE'S QUICK HIT: Luke's big and strong, physical with developing tools that continue to improve. Last summer he was 79-81, but we just watched him sitting 83-84 touching 86 with feel for an above average breaking ball. Offensively the bat plays right now, it's fluid, repeatable and shows a rare combination of strength and bat-speed. We see him again this summer with the states best players June 25-27 (NYS Games) and don't be surprised if he's shifting into another gear by then.

SCOUTING REPORT: Standing 6-foot-2, 200-pounds with a strong thicker build. On the mound Luke continues to impress giving off an impression to our staff there's plenty more to come. On the mound he works from a quick tempo, high knee lift, hands high. As he drives forward off a strong back side his shoulders show some uphill tilt, long stride with above average range of motion in his hips. Throws the ball from a high 3/4 slot, fastball sits 83-84 with a max of 86 mph, down in zone consistently. Curveball has feel with 11/5 shape, 63-65 velocity range. FB hand-speed CH sitting 69-72. At the plate he uses an extremely fluid repeatable barrel bath, strong and short to the ball, power to the pull-side projection, 90 mph exit velocity.


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