Abler Excited To Attend 'The Best School In The World'


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Abler Excited To Attend ‘The Best School In The World’

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Andrew Abler

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Novi
    State: MI
  • Summer Team: Legacy Adidas
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(03/05/22)
87 - 89
FB
(03/05/22)
73 - 76
CB
(03/05/22)
79 - 83
CH
(03/05/22)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 89
CB
73 - 76
CH
79 - 83
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 87
CB
68 - 70
CH
71 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 87
CB
69 - 70
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 85
CB
69 - 70
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
70 - 74
CB
61 - 63
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
76 - 79
CB
59 - 62
CH
63 - 64
Position
7.65
60-yard
(06/22/21)
85
INF Velo
(02/21/21)
94
Exit Velo
(06/22/21)
Trackman - Fastball
90.0
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
88.0 - 89.5
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
89.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
2214
Spin Rate (max)
(06/22/21)
2128
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/22/21)
20.5
IVB (max)
(06/22/21)
18.6
IVB (avg)
(06/22/21)
8.3
HM (max)
(06/22/21)
6.0
HM (avg)
(06/22/21)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(06/22/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(07/22/20)
62
Zone %
(07/22/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
90
Velo Range
88 - 89.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.1
Spin Rate (max)
2052
Spin Rate (avg)
1958
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.5
Velo Range
81.7 - 85.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.4
Spin Rate (max)
2037
Spin Rate (avg)
1907
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.1
Velo Range
82.5 - 85.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
83
Spin Rate (max)
2214
Spin Rate (avg)
2128
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.3
Velo Range
83.4 - 85.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.4
Spin Rate (max)
2013
Spin Rate (avg)
1918
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.3
Velo Range
74.7 - 81.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.8
Spin Rate (max)
2192
Spin Rate (avg)
2111
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
76.3
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
73.2 - 76.3
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
73.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
2135
Spin Rate (max)
(06/22/21)
2103
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/22/21)
-8.9
IVB (max)
(03/05/22)
-4.5
IVB (avg)
(03/05/22)
-8.0
HM (max)
(03/05/22)
-5.4
HM (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
6.5
Release Ht (avg)
(02/21/21)
32
Spin Score (max)
(07/22/20)
50
Zone %
(07/22/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.3
Velo Range
73.2 - 76.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.7
Spin Rate (max)
2076
Spin Rate (avg)
1979
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.5
Velo Range
68.2 - 70.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.4
Spin Rate (max)
1999
Spin Rate (avg)
1774
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.4
Velo Range
70.9 - 72.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.9
Spin Rate (max)
2135
Spin Rate (avg)
2103
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.7
Velo Range
69.9 - 70.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.8
Spin Rate (max)
1887
Spin Rate (avg)
1841
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.1
Velo Range
63.3 - 66.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.8
Spin Rate (max)
2103
Spin Rate (avg)
2042
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.9
Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
79.0 - 82.9
Velo Range
(03/05/22)
81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/05/22)
1635
Spin Rate (max)
(02/21/21)
1551
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/22/20)
15.0
IVB (max)
(06/22/21)
12.4
IVB (avg)
(06/22/21)
14.7
HM (max)
(03/05/22)
14.1
HM (avg)
(03/05/22)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(03/05/22)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(07/22/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(07/22/20)
100
Zone %
(07/22/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82.9
Velo Range
79 - 82.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.3
Spin Rate (max)
1540
Spin Rate (avg)
1474
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
72.2
Velo Range
70.7 - 72.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.2
Spin Rate (max)
1441
Spin Rate (avg)
1401
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.5
Velo Range
74.4 - 75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.3
Spin Rate (max)
1569
Spin Rate (avg)
1539
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.8
Velo Range
74.3 - 76.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
73
Spin Rate (max)
1635
Spin Rate (avg)
1548
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
59.5
Velo Range
55.7 - 59.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
58.3
Spin Rate (max)
1551
Spin Rate (avg)
1551
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
94.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/05/22)
90.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/22/21)
221
Distance (avg)
(06/22/21)
337
Distance (max)
(06/22/21)
50
Hard Hit %
(06/22/21)
83
Sweet Spot %
(06/22/21)
67
Line Drive %
(06/22/21)
71.4
Fly Ball %
(07/22/20)
67
Ground Ball %
(02/21/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.1
Distance (avg)
140
Distance (max)
249
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.3
Distance (avg)
168
Distance (max)
317
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.3
Distance (avg)
168
Distance (max)
317
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.2
Distance (avg)
221
Distance (max)
337
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.6
Distance (avg)
139
Distance (max)
274
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
82.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
71
Distance (avg)
194
Distance (max)
264
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.4
Hand Speed (max)
(03/05/22)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
70.0
Bat Speed (max)
(02/21/21)
65.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
27.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/05/22)
24.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/05/22)
74
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/28/21)
86
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/22/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
20
Bat Speed (max)
68.4
Bat Speed (avg)
65.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20.2
Bat Speed (max)
67.6
Bat Speed (avg)
65.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20.2
Bat Speed (max)
67.6
Bat Speed (avg)
65.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
18.8
Bat Speed (max)
67.5
Bat Speed (avg)
63.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
18.8
Hand Speed (avg)
17.7
Bat Speed (max)
70
Bat Speed (avg)
64.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
81.91
Edge Score
(03/05/22)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
88
Hop+
(02/21/21)
78
Rise+
(06/22/21)
82
Sink+
(02/21/21)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
70
Hammer+
(06/22/21)
75
Sweep+
(06/22/21)

Abler Excited To Attend ‘The Best School In The World’

NOVI - The “backup plan” became the perfect aspiration for Andrew Abler.

“I was talking with Northwestern for a long time but they kept stalling on an offer so to make sure I had a backup plan I reached out to the coaches at Harvard and Villanova,” the Novi High School senior explained. “I ended up getting an offer from both.”

Surprisingly to Abler, in the end it was Harvard that stood out above all other schools.

“I was blown away,” Novi said about his visit to the prestigious Ivy League school in Cambridge, Ma. “I didn’t have high expectations about the Boston area, I’m used to Detroit. But during my visit I went to Fenway for a Yankees and Red Sox game and that was great. I liked the campus so much and all the opportunities at Harvard. It’s one of the best schools in the world. Everything happened at the last minute. I went there Aug. 13-14 and I committed two days after.”

The 10th-rated 2023 right-handed pitcher in Michigan made an impression on Harvard as well.

“They liked that I threw hard, but the main thing was that I threw four pitches and could locate all of them for strikes,” Abler noted.

A commitment brought an end to a recruiting process that accelerated a year ago when Abler pitched for Team Michigan at the Future Games.

“It all started last summer when my summer coach reached out to Western Michigan,” Abler said. “He was going to offer but wanted to wait because of my grade. Then I went to the Future Games and that really helped. When I reached out to them afterward he said we saw you there.

“Probably the main thing was when I pitched at the Procase and threw 90,” added Abler in reference to the Michigan PBR event in early March. “I threw 90 and maybe five schools started to show an interest after that. Getting my numbers officially validated with PBR helped out a lot.”

The desire to play at the next level actually became strong after a change in summer teams.

“When I moved to Legacy and started doing a weight-training program is when I started thinking about college baseball,” Abler related. “I was throwing 81 at the time. Then I did a PBR with Legacy my sophomore year winter and threw 86. That’s when I started to get interest from schools like Dartmouth.”

While Abler ended up selecting another school from the Ivy League in Harvard, the challenges ahead remain high.

“I’ve always been strong in school, especially in math subjects,” Abler pointed out. “I enjoy studying, so I’m not that worried about being overwhelmed. I’m more worried about the basic English classes.”

The plan is to major in computer science and after graduation get an MBA according to Abler, who carries a 4.0 unweighted GPA and 4.22 weighted GPA at Novi.

“It’s really exciting to go to Harvard,” Abler explained. “My parents, friends and family are really proud of me. The stress that built up is gone and now I’m looking forward to going to the best school in the world and playing baseball.”

The belief from the 30th-ranked senior in Michigan is that an impact will be made once arriving at the Ivy League university.

“I have a lot of confidence in my abilities,” the 6-1 201-pounder noted. “I know how to get batters out and I can throw all of my pitches for strikes. I’m also a gamer and good at getting locked in. I love baseball which really helps out a lot.”

While there is still a senior season of baseball to play at Novi, the 17-year-old looks ahead with anticipation at his future days at Harvard.

“The main thing I’m looking forward to is the competition and trying to win the Ivy League,” Abler concluded. “I can’t wait to meet and form bonds with teammates. If we’re winning, the team culture is so much better and it’s so much more fun.”



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