NC Commitment Spotlight: Lane Hoover

By Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

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The State Games of NC provide players an opportunity to perform in front of college coaches and professional scouts for almost a week.  This elongated evaluation period gives players a chance to seperate themselves from players who may have similar measurables.  This year, Lane Hoover took full advantage of the opportunity. 

On the workout day, Hoover ran a 6.89 sixty on a slow track.  He flashed a short, quick swing with barrel awareness.  As the event rolled into games, Hoover stood out, consistently getting on base with barrel contact and running sub-4.20 down the line to 1B.  After the event, with several schools courting him, Hoover made the decision to continue his baseball and educational career at East Carolina in the American Athletic Conference.

Hoover jumped on the PBR map last year, attending an open event with the tools shown at State Games.  Playing at Lincolnton HS and with the Dry Pond Blue Sox, Hoover has continued to make progress, really understanding his strengths and playing up to them as much as possible.  Below is a look at some of the coverage and progress made as Hoover made his decision to attend East Carolina.

Lane Hoover

Class of 2018 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Lincolnton
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Dry Pond Blue Sox / Denver Post 455
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


OF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

A quick twitch athlete that ran a 6.88 in the sixty and showed better top end speed with his 4.28 time to first.  At 5-foot-8, 160 pounds Hoover has a small frame but produces some strength, showing the ability to drive balls into the gap, while staying with a solid approach for a quick twitch player.  From a balanced setup, there is better than average bat-speed and he registered an exit velo of 83mph.