Super 60 Spotlight: Kaleb Applebey


By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report will host the 19th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

We started our our march toward the Super 60 earlier this month, by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school years and beyond.

Kaleb Applebey

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Mount Carmel
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Indiana Nitro
  • Height: 6-8
    Weight: 230lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
94
Max FB
(02/07/21)
92 - 93
FB
(02/07/21)
75 - 79
CB
(02/07/21)
82 - 83
CH
(02/07/21)
78 - 80
SL
(09/11/21)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
89 - 92
SL
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
94
FB
92 - 93
CB
75 - 79
CH
82 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
87 - 91
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
88 - 91
CB
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
87 - 90
Trackman - Fastball
93.6
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
89.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2388
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2198
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
93.6
Velo Range
91.5 - 92.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
89
Spin Rate (max)
2388
Spin Rate (avg)
2198
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
80.4
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
75.2 - 79.1
Velo Range
(02/07/21)
74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
2729
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
2534
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
80.4
Velo Range
75.2 - 79.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.6
Spin Rate (max)
2729
Spin Rate (avg)
2534
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
83.4
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
79.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
1622
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1546
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
83.4
Velo Range
81.8 - 83.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.5
Spin Rate (max)
1622
Spin Rate (avg)
1546
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Scouting Report

1/06/21

Verbally committed to attend Kentucky, following Wabash Valley JC.

11/18/20

A true late-bloomer in Illinois’ 2021 class, it took until the late summer and fall entering his senior year for Applebey to blossom into one of the state’s top prospects. The hulking 6-foot-7, 230-pound righty is hard to miss, but he still managed to fly under the radar until the tail end of this past summer. At August's Midwest Scouts Association Showcase in Kansas City, he propelled himself way up the Illinois board after sitting 88-91 mph, while exerting minimal effort in a dominant look. At the Midwest Fall Championships, he was a tick more firm in relief–touching 92 mph–with a slurve-type breaking ball he exhibited feel for, earning chases out of the zone. And by the sounds of it, Applebey only kept on adding velocity as the fall went on, reportedly reaching as high as 94 mph, gaining more and more interest from professional scouts in the process. He's committed to his hometown junior college, Wabash Valley, and is set for another substantial rise up the state rankings in the next update.

9/13/20

Listed at 6-foot-7, 230 pounds, RHP Kaleb Applebey (Mt. Carmel, 2021; @WVCBASEBALL commit) has been dominant tonight. Sitting 89-92 mph that's exploding through the zone, earning late, ugly swings. Using a 78-80 mph SL with bite, feel.

7/27/20

Verbally committed to Wabash Valley JC.


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