Player Spotlight: David Steffen (Shawnee Heights, 2019)


Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director



David Steffen

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: Shawnee Heights
    State: KS
  • Summer Team: Topeka MudCats
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 240lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(10/08/20)
87 - 88
FB
(10/08/20)
69 - 70
CB
(10/08/20)
81 - 81
CH
(10/08/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 88
CB
69 - 70
CH
81 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 84
CB
61 - 63
CH
74 - 76
Position
88
Exit Velo
(10/08/20)
Trackman - Fastball
88.8
Velocity (max)
(10/08/20)
87.1 - 88.4
Velo Range
(10/08/20)
87.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/08/20)
2171
Spin Rate (max)
(10/08/20)
1987
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/08/20)
21.0
IVB (max)
(10/08/20)
19.1
IVB (avg)
(10/08/20)
8.8
HM (max)
(10/08/20)
5.1
HM (avg)
(10/08/20)
6.2
Extension (avg)
(10/08/20)
6.6
Release Ht (avg)
(10/08/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(10/08/20)
33
Zone %
(10/08/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.8
Velo Range
87.1 - 88.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.8
Spin Rate (max)
2171
Spin Rate (avg)
1987
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.0
Velocity (max)
(10/08/20)
68.7 - 69.8
Velo Range
(10/08/20)
68.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/08/20)
1829
Spin Rate (max)
(10/08/20)
1774
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/08/20)
-16.7
IVB (max)
(10/08/20)
-14.2
IVB (avg)
(10/08/20)
3.0
HM (max)
(10/08/20)
4.5
HM (avg)
(10/08/20)
5.5
Extension (avg)
(10/08/20)
6.4
Release Ht (avg)
(10/08/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(10/08/20)
33
Zone %
(10/08/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70
Velo Range
68.7 - 69.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.4
Spin Rate (max)
1829
Spin Rate (avg)
1774
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
81.6
Velocity (max)
(10/08/20)
79.9 - 81.6
Velo Range
(10/08/20)
81.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/08/20)
1740
Spin Rate (max)
(10/08/20)
1658
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/08/20)
18.1
IVB (max)
(10/08/20)
16.3
IVB (avg)
(10/08/20)
9.4
HM (max)
(10/08/20)
3.0
HM (avg)
(10/08/20)
6.2
Extension (avg)
(10/08/20)
6.6
Release Ht (avg)
(10/08/20)
21
Spin Score (max)
(10/08/20)
100
Zone %
(10/08/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
81.6
Velo Range
79.9 - 81.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.2
Spin Rate (max)
1740
Spin Rate (avg)
1658
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
82
Hop+
(10/08/20)
89
Rise+
(10/08/20)
63
Sink+
(10/08/20)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
67
Hammer+
(10/08/20)
67
Sweep+
(10/08/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Scouting Report

10/28/19 - Steffen is a strong 6-foot-4 250-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2019 class. Steffen showed a heavy fastball with late run at mostly 82-84 mph, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, early action, occasionally sharp, change up is thrown with near fastball arm speed, some with late arm side run, 74-77 mph,  74-76 change up, some arm side release, throws with near fastball arm speed, over the top arm slot, fastball is thrown on downhill plane and comes out of the hand well, loose and quick arm speed, aggressive down the mound, uses lower half well, lands slightly open.

2/16/18 - Steffen is a sturdy 6-foot-5 250-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2019 class. Steffen has a high three quarters arm slot, keeps hands high as leg lifts at an angle, throws with regular effort, accelerated temp, in line down the mound, fastball is heave with arm side run, mostly 82-83 mph, good command, breaking ball has 11-to-5 shape, sharp downward action, has depth, 66-68 mph, change up has late sink, 70-73 mph, throws with near fastball arm speed, shows feel for the mound all pitches.

10/23/16 - Steffen is a 6-foot-4 230-pound right-handed pitcher in Kansas’ 2019 class. Steffen was 77-79 mph with fastball, late running action, 67-69 mph curveball, 11-to-5 shape, down in zone, 69-72 mph change up, near fastball arm speed, flashed arm side run, throws three pitches for strike, high three quarters release, in line stride, simple and easy delivery, projectable with signed of velo increases as he develops. 




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