Prep Baseball Report

Player Spotlight: RHP Hayden Bontrager (Maize South)

Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director

Hayden Bontrager

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Maize South
    State: KS
  • Summer Team: Barn Baseball Academy 18U - Biery
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
78 - 80
68 - 70
72 - 73
INF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

6/26/18 - Bontrager has a large, athletic and projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 165 pounds. He has a compact delivery, smooth and fluid actions, works with direction towards home plate, long and loose arm action, throws three quality pitches for strikes, high ¾ arm slot. Bontrager’s fastball range is 79-81 mph, arm side run, strikes to both sides of the plate. Changeup is 69-73 mph, arm side run and sink, high number of strikes. Curveball is 66-70 mph, has a change to be a plus pitch, 10-to-4 shape, late bite at times. During game action Bontrager forced a lot of weak contact and curveball was a swing and miss pitch.

6/19/18 - Bontrager has a long and lean build, projectable frame at 6-foot-4, 165 pounds. He ran a 7.21 60, 4.81 home-to-first and posted an exit velocity of 80 mph. During batting practice, Bontrager has a simple load, quick hands, leverages his front side, finishes with his hands high. Defensively, Bontrager has good actions, quick arm, ¾ arm slot, strong arm with a positional velo of 80 mph, very accurate throws. On the mound, Bontrager has a very projectable frame, long limbs, delivery starts with a slower tempo but builds as he works down the mound, fastball is thrown for a high percentage of strikes with arm side run, 76-79 mph, changeup is a plus pitch with good action, 67-70 mph, high percentage of strikes, curveball has slurve type spin, 10-to-4 shape, 66-68 mph.

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