Uncommitted Spotlight: 18' Michael Wallace, 3B/C, Southwest Minneapolis



By Josh Threlkeld
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

Prep Baseball Report works to bring the greatest coverage of prep baseball in the state of Minnesota. Michael comes from the heart of the state off a Southwest Minneapolis team that has been a city power for several years now. Michael is a 3B/C that shows off speed and quickness with a 60 time that clocks in under 7 seconds. Paired with a strong arm consistently in the mid-80’s, Michael has become one of the top 2018 positional players available. We wish Michael the best of luck with his recruitment!

 

Michael Wallace

Class of 2018 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Minneapolis Southwest
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: TCBA
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.93
60-yard
1.98 - 2.13
Pop Time
86
INF Velo
80
C Velo
86
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

6/20/17- 5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting third baseman. 6.93 runner. Leg kick trigger with lower hand slot, flat path through contact, slight lift through finish, looks to pull baseball, line drive and ground ball contact, 86 mph exit velocity. Works around and through ball, solid/avg. actions, strong arm with avg. accuracy to bag, 86 mph arm across infield.

3/20/17- 5-foot-10, 160-pound right-handed hitting catcher. Currently #36 ranked player in MN 2018 class. 7.35 runner. Slightly open stance, easy rolling load into launch position, loose hands with clean swing plane, consistent hard contact, works gap to gap well with line drives, 86 mph exit velocity. Solid receiver, strong set-up, shows body sway to both sides of plate, glove is occasionally late to spot on fastballs. Works through plate with feet, simple consistent actions, quick exchange, clean arm action, above avg. accuracy to bag with carry, 80 mph arm strength with 1.98-2.13 pop times. Also shows ability in the field, strong carry on throws, usable hands, shows footwork.

9/18/16- Lean athletic frame. RHH. Good mobility with flexible lower half behind plate. Clean footwork with solid release. Throws are accurate with carry to bag. Linear actions in box, barrel stays through zone, with flashes of pop in bat.

5/3/16- 5-foot-9, 145-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 7.46 runner. Athletic build. Linear swing mechanics. Knee to knee trigger with flat bat plane through zone. Keeps barrel in hitting zone and stays through at contact. Gap to gap approach with ability to drive baseball to opposite field. 85 mph exit velocity. Flexible behind plate, receives with thumb underneath occasionally, light on feet, clean arm path with carry on throws. 2.28 pop time with 70 mph arm strength. Good actions at 3B, above avg. footwork, creates direction and follows throws across, solid glove-skills, accurate arm, 79 mph arm strength across.



Videos

(6/20/17)

PBR: What schools have expressed interest in you?
I've been talking to St. Scholastica, St. Thomas, Winona State, St. Cloud State, and Augustana.

PBR: Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future?
I've already visited Augustana, St. Scholastica, and St Thomas. I'm working on setting up visits in the future with other schools.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)
I'm looking for a strong biology program because my intended major is Biochemical Engineering.

PBR: What were some of your highlights during your junior year?
Going to Florida for my team's spring break trip was one of the best times I've had this year. It's great to get closer to all the guys and play ball when it's still cold in Minnesota.

PBR: What are your personal and team goals for this upcoming season?
I think our team is going to be very good this year and I think that we can be contenders to go to state. Being a leader on the team will be a great experience.

PBR: Do you play any other sports?
Baseball is my only competitive sport, however I like to play basketball.

PBR: What is your ACT and GPA?
My GPA is 3.9 and my ACT is 23 but I'm retaking it in October.