Top 20 Profiles of 2020: No. 11 Justin Larrea


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

We wrap up Week 2 of our countdown of the 20 most viewed profile of 2020 with No. 11 Justin Larrea (Rabun Gap Nacoochee, 2021). Larrea is a native of New York, where he spent the summer attending a number of PBR NY/PA events.


An uncommitted senior, he is a good athlete with sub 7.00 speed. A left-handed hitter, he has quick barrel speed, creating hard pull-side. He might be best suited on the mound though. A southpaw, Larrea works his fastball 84-86, but what really makes him standout is his curveball. The curveball is a swing and miss pitch. It takes a 12/6 shape with sharp break.

Keep reading to view full reports and video on the uncommitted senior.

No. 11: Justin Larrea

Justin Larrea

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Rabun Gap Nacoochee
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: Team Beast
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(07/01/20)
83 - 86
FB
(07/01/20)
69 - 70
CB
(11/10/19)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
66 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
68 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
76 - 85
CB
64 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
60 - 62
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 82
CB
69 - 70
Position
6.97
60-yard
(02/29/20)
88
OF Velo
(07/06/20)
95
Exit Velo
(06/15/20)
4.19
H-1st
(02/29/20)
Position
60-yard
7.19
OF Velo
88
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.22
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
6.97
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
88
H-1st
4.19
Position
60-yard
7.39
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
89
Trackman - Fastball
84.6
Velocity (max)
(06/15/20)
82.6 - 83.5
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
79.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
2230
Spin Rate (max)
(06/15/20)
2076
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/20)
23.3
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
19.2
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
-6.2
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
-3.7
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
4.9
Extension (avg)
(06/15/20)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(06/15/20)
28
Spin Score (max)
(06/15/20)
35
Zone %
(06/15/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.6
Velo Range
82.6 - 83.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.8
Spin Rate (max)
2146
Spin Rate (avg)
1996
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
84.6
Velo Range
78.9 - 82.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.4
Spin Rate (max)
2230
Spin Rate (avg)
2076
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.8
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
65.8 - 67.5
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
63.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
2389
Spin Rate (max)
(06/15/20)
2278
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
-23.4
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
-21.2
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
15.0
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
8.8
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
4.5
Extension (avg)
(06/15/20)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(06/15/20)
36
Spin Score (max)
(06/15/20)
40
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.8
Velo Range
65.8 - 67.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.2
Spin Rate (max)
2344
Spin Rate (avg)
2278
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.7
Velo Range
64.5 - 66.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.1
Spin Rate (max)
2389
Spin Rate (avg)
2263
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
94.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/15/20)
88.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
274
Distance (avg)
(06/15/20)
361
Distance (max)
(06/15/20)
45
Hard Hit %
(07/06/20)
73
Sweet Spot %
(07/06/20)
36
Line Drive %
(07/06/20)
66.7
Fly Ball %
(06/15/20)
18
Ground Ball %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.2
Distance (avg)
262
Distance (max)
351
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.1
Distance (avg)
274
Distance (max)
361
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.8
Hand Speed (max)
(06/15/20)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/15/20)
74.5
Bat Speed (max)
(06/15/20)
72.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/15/20)
25.1
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/15/20)
16.9
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/15/20)
73
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/15/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22.2
Bat Speed (max)
74.5
Bat Speed (avg)
72.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
79
Hop+
(07/06/20)
71
Rise+
(07/06/20)
78
Sink+
(06/15/20)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
87
Hammer+
(07/06/20)
84
Sweep+
(07/06/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Scouting Report

7/06/20

Physical: 6-foot-0, 170 pounds; athletic frame with room for more weight. 7.19 runner in the 60.

 Offensively: LHH. Upright stance with an even base; small leg kick and stride. Average effort with the barrel is quick into the zone and stays through it for a long time.  Hard pull side contact; peak Trackman exit velocity of 94 MPH.

 Defensively: Starts upright; aggressive on his approach, fields the ball outside his glove foot. Smooth hands, transfers during a shuffle towards home plate; long arm swing with an over the top slot.   OF - 88 MPH.

 Pitching: Sets up on the first base side of the rubber, simple, rhythmic delivery dipping into his backside before striding out.  Moderate take back with a high 3/4 arm slot. FB: T 84 MPH, 82-84 MPH. Flashes arm side run. CB: 66-68 MPH. Sharp, 12-6 break.

6/15/20

Physical: Lean and athletic 6-foot, 170-pound frame. Extreme feel for his body with natural strength in the actions. 7.22 runner in the 60-yard dash.

Offensively: LHH. Bent, backside dominant stance with hands static at the shoulder, turns front shoulder in for timing mechanism coupled with a short and quick knee knock stride. The swing is short and whippy through the ball, working on a slightly uphill path to contact towards a moderately high finish. Peppered the deep right field wall and RCF gap during batting practice with quality bat to ball skills and a top of 95 mph bat-exit velocity per Trackman. 

Defensively: Plays actively with short, controlled steps in the field with ability to drop step and go to either side. Moderately low on the approach, fields the ball to the side of his body and gets the ball out fluidly on transfers. Throws are accurate towards the plate with carry out of a high ¾ arm-slot. OF - 85 MPH. 

Pitching: LHP utilized a quick, compact delivery with slight hip coil at the stack, arm works clean out out of a fluid, high ¾ arm-slot. The lefty sat 78-85 mph with quality command on the FB down in the zone, worked a 64-68 mph CB landing for strikes which saw occasional two-plane, 1/7 shape.

2/29/20

Physical: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Strong, athletic build. 6.97 runner in the 60; 4.19 home-to-1B.
Offensively: LHH. Knees slightly bent, bat stays equal to chin area, consistent rhythm with the bat, medium leg kick pull-side hitter, quick bat speed through the zone, draws some power behind load, finishes with one hand on bat. Contact hitter to pull-side. 88 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Plays ball to side, approaches the ball but sometimes can hold back, quick hands, smooth glove work. Over the top arm slot.  OF - 84 MPH.
Pitching: Builds momentum with high leg lift and turn before striding out back to even and pull through a repeatable release and balanced follow through. Moderate take away to a high 3/4 release. FB: T81, 78-81 MPH. Showed some life into the zone flashing arm side tail. CB: 60-62 MPH. On this date he struggled to get out in front with release point.   


11/10/19

5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed two-way prospect, strong upper body. On the mound, arm works short and clean to an over-the-top slot, quick arm speed. Drop and drive delivery, gets into lower half, rides down the mound well, works on-line, lands square, finishes crossing over with some recoil. Fastball sat 80-82, touched 84, good angle, located low in the zone. Curveball, shape varied between 12/6 and 1/7, sharp, swing and miss type pitch, 69-70. Made easy work of hitters in-game, induced three ground balls and one strikeout looking. Defensively, loose full arm swing, quick arm speed, over-the-top slot, kept throws around target with some carry, 84 from the outfield. Plays through the ball, fluid footwork and clean on exchanges. Offensively, balanced setup, short leg kick timing trigger, hands load back. Barrel works level through the zone, line drive contact, fluid rhythm, 89 exit velocity off a tee. Ran a 7.39 laser-timed 60.

10/09/17

Larrea stands in at 5-foot-9, 135-pounds with a lean athletic frame. Ran a 7.79 – 60. Offensively- Lefty sets up square to the pitcher with his feet wide outside shoulder width. Shows a slight knee bend with an upright torso holding the bat above the back shoulder using little pre-pitch bat movement. On pitch, his trigger is a quick toe tap to stride forward while his hands move back into the hitting position. Utilizes good lower body rotation getting his whole-body frame involved in the process of the swing. Shows quick hands into the hitting zone with a level barrel path throughout into a mid-body one-handed finish. Demonstrated line drive ability all fields during batting practice round. Fluid, projectable swing with added strength and development. Recorded an exit velocity of 72 MPH. Defensively- Good approach to the baseball. Gets underneath well with good crow hop mechanics gaining ground throughout the process of the throw. Quick catch and release with accurate throws. Will get better with added strength development. Recorded a positional arm velocity of 75 MPH. Pitching- Sets up in the middle of the rubber with a simple side step into a high leg raise above the hip crease. Breaks down well with good separation into a high ¾ release point. Could engage lower half into the delivery with a better follow though to get in a good fielding position. Will come with more strength and development. Fastball range was 72-74 MPH and peaked at 74 MPH showing arm side run. Curveball was 59-61 MPH with good 12/6 action.


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