Prep Baseball Report

KS Hitter of the Week: Cole Pladson


Andy Urban
KS/OK/MO/AR/CO/Creekside Scouting Supervisor

Our player of the week coverage continues with week with a twist. While we typically just pick a player of the week, there were so many nominations we chose to cover a Picher and Hitter of the week. Today, we take a look at the most impressive offensive week anyone has turned into our staff this year. 2025 Cole Pladson went 8-fot-10 with three home runs and four doubles producing 11 RBI. Pladson was a standout performer at the Wichita Preseason Showcase.  

PBR KS is looking for nomination every week for player of the week. Please send player name, grad year, position, and stat line to [email protected]. KS HS Player of the Week will be released every Tuesday after noon.



Cole Pladson

Class of 2025 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Clay Center
    State: KS
  • Summer Team: Royals Scout Team 2025
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 187.8lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
(01/29/23)
81 - 82
FB
(01/29/23)
72 - 73
CB
(01/29/23)
74 - 75
CH
(01/29/23)
70 - 73
SL
(06/08/23)
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
71 - 71
CH
72 - 75
SL
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
81 - 82
CB
72 - 73
CH
74 - 75
Position
6.80
60-yard
(07/26/23)
86
OF Velo
(07/26/23)
Power Speed Score
(07/26/23)
Position
60-yard
6.8
OF Velo
86
Power Speed Score
Position
60-yard
7.02
OF Velo
84
Power Speed Score
Trackman - Fastball
83.1
Velocity (max)
(07/26/23)
82.1 - 83.0
Velo Range
(07/26/23)
81.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/26/23)
2111
Spin Rate (max)
(01/29/23)
2075
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/29/23)
IVB (max)
(01/29/23)
IVB (avg)
(01/29/23)
HM (max)
(01/29/23)
HM (avg)
(01/29/23)
Extension (avg)
(01/29/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(07/26/23)
Spin Score (max)
(01/29/23)
Zone %
(01/29/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(01/29/23)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.1
Velo Range
82.1 - 83
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.6
Spin Rate (max)
2096
Spin Rate (avg)
2046
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.1
Velo Range
81.4 - 82
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.4
Spin Rate (max)
2111
Spin Rate (avg)
2075
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
72.9
Velocity (max)
(01/29/23)
72.0 - 72.9
Velo Range
(01/29/23)
71.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/29/23)
2019
Spin Rate (max)
(01/29/23)
2019
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/29/23)
IVB (avg)
(07/26/23)
HM (max)
(07/26/23)
HM (avg)
(07/26/23)
Extension (avg)
(01/29/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(07/26/23)
Spin Score (max)
(07/26/23)
Zone %
(07/26/23)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71
Velo Range
69.3 - 71
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.2
Spin Rate (max)
2017
Spin Rate (avg)
1888
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.9
Velo Range
72 - 72.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.5
Spin Rate (max)
2019
Spin Rate (avg)
2019
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.2
Velocity (max)
(07/26/23)
76.0 - 76.2
Velo Range
(07/26/23)
75.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/26/23)
1607
Spin Rate (max)
(01/29/23)
1535
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/29/23)
IVB (max)
(01/29/23)
IVB (avg)
(01/29/23)
HM (max)
(01/29/23)
HM (avg)
(01/29/23)
Extension (avg)
(01/29/23)
Release Ht (avg)
(07/26/23)
Spin Score (max)
(01/29/23)
Zone %
(01/29/23)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
(01/29/23)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.2
Velo Range
76 - 76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.4
Spin Rate (max)
1420
Spin Rate (avg)
1385
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
73.9 - 74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.1
Spin Rate (max)
1607
Spin Rate (avg)
1535
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Hitting
98.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/26/23)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/26/23)
288
Distance (avg)
(07/26/23)
368
Distance (max)
(01/29/23)
Hard Hit %
(07/26/23)
Barrel %
(07/26/23)
Sweet Spot %
(07/26/23)
Line Drive %
(07/26/23)
Fly Ball %
(07/26/23)
Ground Ball %
(01/29/23)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
91.2
Distance (avg)
288
Distance (max)
354
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
91.2
Distance (avg)
288
Distance (max)
354
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.9
Distance (avg)
245
Distance (max)
368
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
(07/26/23)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(01/29/23)
73.3
Bat Speed (max)
(07/26/23)
70.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(01/29/23)
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/26/23)
Rot. Acc (avg)
(01/29/23)
On Plane Eff (avg)
(01/29/23)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(01/29/23)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.9
Hand Speed (avg)
20.7
Bat Speed (max)
73.3
Bat Speed (avg)
68
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
72.5
Bat Speed (avg)
70.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
73.57
Edge Score
(07/26/23)

Swift

Swift
1.63
10-yd
(07/26/23)
3.77
30-yd
(07/26/23)
6.80
60-yd
(07/26/23)
20.3
Run speed (max)
(07/26/23)
2.56
RSi (max)
(01/29/23)
2.56
RSi (avg)
(01/29/23)
1839
Jump Power (max)
(01/29/23)
30.3
Jump Height (max)
(01/29/23)
30.3
Jump Height (avg)
(01/29/23)
Swift
10-yd
1.63
30-yd
3.77
60-yd
6.8
Run speed (max)
20.3
Swift
10-yd
1.63
30-yd
3.77
60-yd
6.8
Run speed (max)
20.3
Swift
10-yd
1.7
30-yd
3.89
60-yd
7.02
Run speed (max)
19.6
RSi (max)
2.56
RSi (avg)
2.56
Jump Power (max)
1839
Jump Height (max)
30.3
Jump Height (avg)
30.3

Physical

Physical - Athlete
70.2
Ht
(07/26/23)
187.8
Wt
(07/26/23)
Grip Strgth (RH)
(07/26/23)
Grip Strgth (LH)
(07/26/23)
Physical - Athlete
Ht
70.2
Wt
187.8
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)

Scouting Report

1/29/23

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Athletic frame with present strength and room for continued physical maturity.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery with minimal effort and controlled pace. High balance point, lands closed, works across the body.
Arm Action: RH. Clean and loose arm action that works long into a high 3/4 window. Arm plays quick.
FB: T82, 81-82 mph. Jumps out of the hand, plays with heavy ride up in the zone. Flashed arm-side run. T2111, 2075 average rpm.
CB: 72-73 mph. Thrown with intent. Short wrinle, gradual action. T2019, 2019 average rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Thrown with fastball arm speed. Plays with minimal spin and heavy fading action. Plays well off of fastball. T1607, 1535 average rpm.

1/29/23

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Athletic frame with present strength and room for continued physical maturity.
Hits: LHH. Stands in a tall, slightly open set up with relaxed hands. Short stride with smooth loading actions. Short and compact stroke that explodes through the hitting zone. Quick, loose hands and good sequencing generates easy bat speed. Flashed feel for the barrel.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 81.9 MPH. 368' max distance.
Arm: RH. OF-84 mph. Clean and loose arm action, works long into a high 3/4 window. Throws play with carry from the outfield.
Defense: Active footwork, plays around the baseball. Reliable hands plays the ball out front on the glove side of the body. Uses two hands at times.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60.




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