Uncommitted Spotlight: '22 C/RHP Devin Polk


Austin Sharp
Director of Scouting

With the spring high school baseball canceled, PBR Alabama has been highlighting some of the top uncommitted players in the state. Next up is '22 C/RHP Devin Polk (Next Level Academy). Check out his profile that includes stats, videos, and reports below.



Devin Polk

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Jennings
    State: AL
  • Summer Team: Triton Rays
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(07/23/20)
84 - 86
FB
(07/23/20)
74 - 75
CB
(01/18/20)
77 - 78
CH
(01/18/20)
78 - 81
SL
(06/18/20)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
69 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
SL
78 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 83
CB
74 - 75
CH
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
73 - 76
CB
63 - 65
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
73 - 76
CB
63 - 65
Position
7.21
60-yard
(06/04/19)
1.94 - 1.98
Pop Time
(01/18/20)
78
C Velo
(06/04/19)
89
Exit Velo
(01/18/20)
4.53
H-1st
(01/18/20)
Position
Pop Time
1.94 - 1.98
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
89
H-1st
4.53
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.27
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
88
Position
Exit Velo
87
H-1st
4.56
Position
Pop Time
2.22 - 2.34
C Velo
70
H-1st
4.56
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

1/18/20

 

On the mound, Polk showed a high ¾ slot with very clean mechanics. He does a nice job of keeping the ball down in the zone and the FB showed late life and was up to 84 mph with spin rates in the mid 2000’s. The change up showed real deception out of the hand and is a plus offspeed pitch. Slightly open, tall stance that really creates some “whippiness” with the barrel. He showed a mostly pull side approach with a slightly tilted swing path. Very clean catch and throw skills and nice arm strength. He consistently put throws on the 2B bad and was very consistent with his pop times (1.94- 1.98). Like the versatility in this 2022 grad.

 

10/11/19

 

Polk took confident at-bats all weekend for the Triton Rays 2022 team, and is not scared at the plate. The right-handed hitter has a relaxed approach with an athletic stroke that includes some quickness to the hands. Exhibiting some proportional strength throughout a projectable, 6-foot-2, 180-pound frame, Polk shows signs of making a big jump in the near future.

 

6/04/19

 

Does a nice job of creating explosion at the plate from an open stance and a leg kick approach which allows him to get timed up with the swing. Showed a middle of the field approach with some juice. Hands showed some quick twitch through the zone. Fluid actions behind the plate with nice flexibility in the hips and was set low. Showed nice athleticism. Had no trouble receiving the pitch down in the zone and looked very comfortable blocking balls in the dirt. The transfer is quick and he does a nice job of getting momentum moving toward the 2B bag. A definite ‘22 to follow.

 

 

10.28.18 Another Gulf Shores 2022 RHP with loose arm action and the potential to add weight and strength to his solid mechanics. Showed confidence in all 3 of his pitches with a FB 73 -76 and topping at 77 mph with the ability to really locate to his glove side. His breaking ball was 63-65 with 12/6 action and nice spin. His changeup showed deception and can keep hitters off balanc

 

 

Pop times were in the 2.2’s but those will only get better as he physically matures. Solid skill set behind the plate with a low set up and solid feet. Short arm action with a quick transfer that will develop with arm strength. Athletic catcher that can run. Showed a slight tilt in his swing path from a slightly open stance and good rhythm in his hands at time of load. Showed a pull approach in BP and had some productive at bats during the game. A hustle player that got after it!

 




 

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