Uncommitted Spotlight: '20 Lane Oliphant


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

Catching one of the top pitching staffs in the state, Lane Oliphant has the ability to receive and frame with ease while flashing a sub 2.00 pop time. The high energy, Nevada All-State Games attendee stood out with the ability to handle velocity and top off speed pitches at the event, with little movement in his presentation. Oliphant showcased plus instincts and athleticism behind the dish with his ability to improvise, making quality throws to second after receiving or blocking a bad pitch as a testament to his gritty style of play. At the plate, he maintains a gap to gap approach with the ability to leave the yard if you make a mistake up in the zone. 

Position: C, Uncommitted Senior
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pounds. Sturdy, athletic build, strong lower half
Defense: Athletic, mobile backstop, soft, strong hands to frame and stick pitches with ease, quick exchange, block and recovers quickly
Arm: 72 mph, high 3/4 arm slot with accuracy
Hit: RHH. Upright stance with vertical barrel, medium leg kick, quality extension through ball, natural lift, stays gap to gap with flashes of power to all fields
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. Underway runner 

Oliphant has proved throughout his high school career that he is capable of handling next level arms with the energy and athleticism to continue doing it at the next level. A prospect that is already on a couple school's radar, he is a guys we expect to be picked up sooner rather than later. 

Lane Oliphant

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Reno
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: Reno Knights
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.32
60-yard
(08/17/19)
1.98 - 2.01
Pop Time
(06/10/19)
72
C Velo
(06/10/19)
93
Exit Velo
(08/17/19)
Position
60-yard
7.32
Exit Velo
93
Position
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.01
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
90
Oliphant with a blast to right field against Spanish Springs

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