Uncommitted Spotlight: '20 Mitchel Casperson, SS, LeSueur Henderson


Andy Judkins
Prep Baseball Report Minnesota

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Mitchel Casperson

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: LeSueur Henderson
    State: MN
  • Summer Team: Minnesota Millers
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(03/17/19)
85 - 86
FB
(03/17/19)
74 - 75
CB
(06/17/19)
79 - 81
CH
(03/17/19)
74 - 75
SL
(06/17/19)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
74 - 75
CH
80 - 81
SL
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 86
CB
71 - 72
CH
79 - 81
Position
6.82
60-yard
(06/17/19)
88
INF Velo
(03/17/19)
86
Exit Velo
(03/17/19)
Position
60-yard
6.82
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
86

Scouting Report

6/17/18-  5-foot-9, 155-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 6.88 runner. Square stance, easy body load, clean bat path, slight lift through contact, routinely squares baseball, 84 mph exit velocity. Works low to ground, plays through ball, sure hands, soft glove, long arm action, accurate to bag, overall above avg. actions in field, 86 mph arm across infield. On mound, strike thrower, compact arm action, some quickness out front, solid extension and finish. Fastball was 81-82 mph showing straight action and occasional run to arm-side. 11/5 shape on breaking ball with larger break to plate. Shows athleticism on mound and repeats delivery well.

3/17/18- 5-foot-9, 150-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. Casperson was in control of his athleticism in all facets of the workout, and was one of, if not the, top position player on the weekend. The 5-foot-9, 150-pounder began the day by running a 6.9 60-yard dash, and then showcased his balanced swing at the plate. The left-handed hitter utilizes a short stride to rock his hands easily down and back before working uphill through the zone. He showcased quickness to the ball on a direct path, and had some lag through the zone. I was impressed by how mature his round was. He was never rushed and didn’t try to do too much although the ball came off his bat well, and he projects for gap power in the future. In the field, he showed off natural hand play and a quick, strong arm across the diamond. His footwork was clean and he should only get better with more repetitions. Also utilizing his quick, whippy arm on the mound, Casperson worked his fastball up to 82 mph, and had feel for both his breaking ball (67-68) and changeup (75-76). Most intriguing about the young infielder is the fact that he is still growing, and the added strength that will come could vault him as a prospect moving forward.

 

3/18/17- 5-foot-8, 140-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.57 runner. Solid swing for 2020, stays connected, easy load and stride, consistent solid contact to mid/pull side of field, 79 mph exit velocity. Creates angles, solid actions, soft glove, clean exchanges, long clean arm action on throws, 74 mph arm strength across infield. On mound; athletic delivery, long arm action, has extension out front, dlean delivery and repeats well. Fastball was 76-77 mph a slight downhill plane. Solid shape and break on 11/5 curveball. Changeup is firm; with flashes of above avg. fade.


Videos

(6/17/18)

Pitching (6/17/18)




 

PBR: What schools have expressed interest in you?

Casperson: I've heard from coaches at the Division 1, Divison 2, and junior college levels

PBR: Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future?

Casperson: I have been on 1 visit so far.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.)

Casperson: The main thing is a place that I'm comfortable at and feels like a second home. 

PBR: What were some of your highlights during your sophomore year?
 
Casperson: 
Favorite highlight from sophomore year was winning the division 2 legion state tournament and going to regionals.

PBR: What are your goals for this year?

Casperson: To help my team to the state tournament.
 
PBR: Do you play any other sports?

Casperson: I don't play any other sports.

PBR: What is your ACT and GPA?

Casperson: I haven't taken the ACT yet but my GPA is at 3.6.