Player Spotlight: 2017 C/RHP Cade Blanchard

Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

Name: Cade Blanchard
School: Dutchtown
Grad Year:
State Rank: 34

Scouting Report

A 6-foot, 165-pound catcher and right-handed pitcher with a lean, athletic frame. Outstanding defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, receiving and blocking skills, and looseness in hips. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with quality arm strength, carry and accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 82 mph and a pop time of 1.96. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride and quality balance. Line-drive type hiiter with solid rhythm, level path, strength at contact and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Solid athlete that posted a 7.15 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher with long arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and effort. Some rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction and lands slightly open. Fastball sat 80-82 mph touching 84 mph with slight run and control. Breaking ball showed 11/5 shape with solid spin, and near fastball arm speed at 66-67 mph. Also showed a changeup with arm-side-run and near fastball arm speed at 68-70 mph.

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