Kansas Fall Prospect Games Prospect Preview


Scott Hood
OK/MO/KS Assistant Scouting Director

Luce had a strong workout day at the 2021 Future Games where he showed a smooth left handed swing and strong measurables. Luce will be attending the Kansas Fall Prospect Games Showcase on October 17th at Kansas State University.



Ian Luce

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Manhattan
    State: KS
  • Summer Team: Barn Baseball Academy 17/18U Akin
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
(01/17/21)
79 - 82
FB
(01/17/21)
68 - 71
CB
(02/14/21)
76 - 76
CH
(02/14/21)
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 81
CB
68 - 71
CH
76 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
66 - 69
CH
68 - 70
Position
6.94
60-yard
(07/28/21)
86
OF Velo
(07/28/21)
89
Exit Velo
(06/23/20)
4.52
H-1st
(02/23/19)
Position
60-yard
6.94
OF Velo
86
Position
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
82
H-1st
4.56
Position
60-yard
7.02
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.31
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.26
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
85
Position
OF Velo
70
Exit Velo
77
H-1st
4.52
Trackman - Fastball
81.6
Velocity (max)
(02/14/21)
76.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/14/21)
2297
Spin Rate (max)
(02/14/21)
2209
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/14/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.6
Velo Range
80.1 - 81.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.5
Spin Rate (max)
2297
Spin Rate (avg)
2209
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.5
Velocity (max)
(02/14/21)
67.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/14/21)
1744
Spin Rate (max)
(02/14/21)
1644
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/14/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.5
Velo Range
67.8 - 71.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.6
Spin Rate (max)
1744
Spin Rate (avg)
1644
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.2
Velocity (max)
(02/14/21)
72.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/14/21)
1981
Spin Rate (max)
(02/14/21)
1931
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/14/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.2
Velo Range
75.8 - 76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
72
Spin Rate (max)
1981
Spin Rate (avg)
1931
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
98.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
94.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
274
Distance (avg)
(06/23/20)
350
Distance (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
94.3
Distance (avg)
189
Distance (max)
350
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.8
Distance (avg)
171
Distance (max)
273
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.7
Distance (avg)
274
Distance (max)
337
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.0
Hand Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
78.7
Bat Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
74.1
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
26
Hand Speed (avg)
25.4
Bat Speed (max)
78.7
Bat Speed (avg)
74.1
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
70.3
Bat Speed (avg)
68.8
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

2/14/21

 

Positional Profile: OF/LHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pound lean and athletic frame with room for added strength.

Hit: LHH.  At the plate starts with an open stance and hands set a shoulder height with a high back elbow.  Attacks with a vertical bat angle and rotational swing.  Leg kick/gather stride that gets back to neutral and even weight balance.  Lots of rhythm with the hands.  Line drive approach and shows some real strength at contact with exit speeds up to 92 mph in the BP session. 

Power:  82 mph exit velocity from the tee. 

Arm: LH.  OF-83 mph.  High ¾ arm slot with short arm action on the backside and longer release.

Defense:  In the outfield shows attacking rhythm with smooth feet.  Good crow hop mechanics and good exchanges.  Shows a feel for glove action and has good body control. 

Run: 4.56 runner from home to first.

 

Delivery: Rocker-step smooth delivery.  Repeats well.  Coils with front hip and shoulders at balance point creating interesting angles.  Stride foot lands closed and towards first base side to get arm working across the body. 

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with short arm action out of the glove and clean release.

FB: 80-82 mph, heavy arm side run and life at the top of the zone. 

CB: 68-71 mph, short 1/7 shape with developing spin.

CH: 76 mph, some fade with good command. 


 

6/23/20

 

Positional Profile: OF
Body:  5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Lean, athletic, long limbs
Defense: OF – 75 mph. Smooth actions, aggressive to the baseball, momentum towards target.
Arm: Left-handed. High three-quarter release.
Hit: Left-handed. Upright stance, smaller leg lift into load, loose wrists, quick bat, feel for the barrel, some fast twitch tendencies, gets his back hip through. Collected a HR and 2B in the game off advanced arms.
Power:  89 mph exit velocity, hard contact throughout batting practice
Run: 7.31 second 60.

 

12/15/19

 

Displayed a lean, athletic 5-foot-9, 150-pound frame with room to add size and strength as he matures. The left-handed hitter begins with a bent, open stance utilizing a leg-lift to initiate a slightly uphill barrel path through the hitting zone with some lift to the pull-side gap. Hit into a stiff front side while finding consistent barrels off the tee. Recorded an 85 mph bat-exit velocity and registered a 7.26 60-yard dash. The primary outfielder showcased some athleticism while arriving on time and playing through the baseball with regularity. Momentum carried accurate 77 mph throws from his position towards the plate out of a fluid, high ¾ arm-slot.

 

2/23/19

 

Luce is a 5-foot-7 130-pound left-handed hitting outfielder in Kansas' 2023 class.  He ran a 4.52 home to first and has a 77 mph exit velocity. At the plate, tall and open stance, controlled in line stride, hands separate from stride, stays under controlled, hands manage bat with level path, middle of the field approach.  In the outfield, over the top arm slot, clean transfer and throw, gains momentum through the ball with footwork, 70 mph positional velocity.

 




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