Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Covington Catholic LHP/1B Ryan Eckerle

By Chris Fuller
PBR Kentucky

Name: Ryan Eckerleeckerle
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
High School: Covington Catholic
Position: LHP/1B
Class: 2017
State Rank: 96

Scouting Report

10/2/16 - Max FB: 81, FB: 78-81, CB: 66-68, CH: 72-73
6-foot-2, 200-pound LHP has a big presence on the mound with his size and strong build, turns his body during his smaller rocker step and uses a fairly high leg lift and a good collection at the top before heading home, maintains good posture early in his motion, long arm action comes through a high ¾ slot, good rhythm leads to an in line stride and a balanced landing.  Fastball stayed mostly straight, breaking ball had some gradual 1/7 break, changeup was a solid change of pace.  Recorded 3 strikeouts in his outing. Has ability to throw three pitches for strikes.

60 Time: 7.78, Position Velocity:  IF-76, Exit Velocity: 85
6-foot-2, 200-pound, LHH hits from a narrow and slightly open stance with pretty tall posture, uses a long stride and a lowering of his hands to get loaded, lower half can stay a little too closed off at times, average bat speed came through a pretty flat path to find a lot of barrels, stayed middle away a lot but possesses some pull pop.  Defensively, showed soft hands and stayed athletic around the bag, short arm action through a high ¾ slot showed some average arm strength. Finished 2-for-3 in game play with two singles and a walk.