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Class of 2022 Inside the Rankings: Diamonds in the Rough


Ted Williams
Director of Scouting, PA

Each week leading up to the new year, we'll be rolling out Inside the Rankings articles to further highlight the movement around the ‘22 classes in NY and PA. This week’s focus shifts the scope to “Diamonds in the Rough,” prospects with plenty of ceiling and a chance to rise up the rankings.

2022 OF/rhp julian herbert (new rochelle)

The Spin: Smooth and efficient in a high-waisted 6-foot-2, 185lb frame, Herbert has all the makings of a late bloomer with the size and feel to impact the game. Gifted with a confident two-way skillset, the primary outfielder made multiple jumps over the past year with a newfound approach offensively, as quick hands generated minimal swing/miss (24.1 mph hand-speed via Blast Motion). Now, with added seasoning, the New Rochelle product is growing into a natural gap-to-gap power profile, posting multiple 300+ foot batted balls (332 foot peak) and a T89 mph bat-exit velocity at the Preseason All-State Downstate, both personal bests. The athleticism carries over to all sides of the ball, standing out the most defensively with a twitchy first-step (7.13 runner) and high motor that always seems to put him in good position to drive the ball towards the plate. There's legitimate traction on the mound too, with a clean delivery and advanced spin traits on multiple above-average offerings. The FB has flashed up to 85 mph (2288rpms) with separation and depth on a 70-73 mph CB (2432rpms) that possesses strikeout shape.

The Performance: 3/28/21, Preseason All-State Downstate: Pitching | Impressed on the mound with one of the top overall bullpens at the event, commanding three pitches (FB, CB, CH) with good direction and pace down the slope. Recorded three separate personal-bests of a T85 mph FB, T21.9 inches IVB, and a T73 mph CB all while tunneling from the same 5.7 foot release height.


Julian Herbert

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: New Rochelle
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Team Citius
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(03/28/21)
84 - 85
FB
(03/28/21)
70 - 73
CB
(03/28/21)
77 - 80
CH
(03/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 80
CB
65 - 67
CH
74 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
84 - 85
CB
70 - 73
CH
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
74 - 76
CB
63 - 65
CH
69 - 70
Position
7.13
60-yard
(06/30/21)
86
OF Velo
(02/16/21)
89
Exit Velo
(02/16/21)
Position
60-yard
7.13
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.27
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
84
Trackman - Fastball
85.2
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
84.1 - 84.9
Velo Range
(03/28/21)
82.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
2288
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
2230
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
21.9
IVB (max)
(03/28/21)
17.9
IVB (avg)
(03/28/21)
12.1
HM (max)
(06/30/21)
8.2
HM (avg)
(06/30/21)
5.5
Extension (avg)
(03/28/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(03/28/21)
27
Spin Score (max)
(06/30/21)
59
Zone %
(06/30/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.4
Velo Range
78.4 - 80.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.8
Spin Rate (max)
2161
Spin Rate (avg)
2058
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.2
Velo Range
84.1 - 84.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.6
Spin Rate (max)
2288
Spin Rate (avg)
2230
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.6
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
70.1 - 72.1
Velo Range
(03/28/21)
68.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
2432
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
2309
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
-15.6
IVB (max)
(06/30/21)
-10.9
IVB (avg)
(06/30/21)
-11.8
HM (max)
(06/30/21)
-9.7
HM (avg)
(06/30/21)
4.8
Extension (avg)
(03/28/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(03/28/21)
34
Spin Score (max)
(06/30/21)
45
Zone %
(06/30/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
68.4
Velo Range
65.8 - 67.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.7
Spin Rate (max)
2327
Spin Rate (avg)
2045
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.6
Velo Range
70.1 - 72.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.4
Spin Rate (max)
2432
Spin Rate (avg)
2309
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
79.5
Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
76.4 - 79.0
Velo Range
(03/28/21)
75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
2087
Spin Rate (max)
(03/28/21)
2026
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/28/21)
10.3
IVB (max)
(03/28/21)
9.2
IVB (avg)
(03/28/21)
11.8
HM (max)
(03/28/21)
9.5
HM (avg)
(06/30/21)
5.4
Extension (avg)
(03/28/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(03/28/21)
27
Spin Score (max)
(03/28/21)
20
Zone %
(03/28/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74.5
Velo Range
73.1 - 74.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.3
Spin Rate (max)
1642
Spin Rate (avg)
1619
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
79.5
Velo Range
76.4 - 79
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.5
Spin Rate (max)
2087
Spin Rate (avg)
2026
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
89.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/30/21)
81.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/16/21)
192
Distance (avg)
(02/16/21)
332
Distance (max)
(02/16/21)
64
Sweet Spot %
(02/16/21)
36
Line Drive %
(02/16/21)
36.4
Fly Ball %
(06/30/21)
36
Ground Ball %
(06/30/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.1
Distance (avg)
178
Distance (max)
316
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.1
Distance (avg)
192
Distance (max)
332
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.1
Hand Speed (max)
(02/16/21)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/16/21)
71.8
Bat Speed (max)
(06/30/21)
68.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/30/21)
15.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/16/21)
12.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/16/21)
63
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/30/21)
74
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/30/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
71.8
Bat Speed (avg)
68.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.1
Hand Speed (avg)
22.3
Bat Speed (max)
69.7
Bat Speed (avg)
67.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
85
Hop+
(03/28/21)
73
Rise+
(03/28/21)
71
Sink+
(03/28/21)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
88
Hammer+
(03/28/21)
97
Sweep+
(03/28/21)


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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.
2022 Preseason All-State - Hudson Valley (25% Full) NY 02/13 Paul Gerry Fieldhouse
2022 Northeast ProCase (95% Full) NY 02/20 Liberty Sports Arena
2022 Preseason All-State - Central (20% Full) NY 02/21 Sport Center 481
2022 Preseason All-State - West (50% Full) NY 02/21 Total Sports Experience
2022 Preseason All-State - Mohawk Valley (20% Full) NY 02/22 Accelerate Sports Complex
2022 Preseason All-State - Capital Region (40% Full) NY 02/23 All-Stars Academy
2022 Preseason All-State - Downstate (AM Session) NY 02/24 Athletes Warehouse
2022 Preseason All-State - Downstate (PM Session) - 25% Full NY 02/24 Warriors Baseball NY
2022 Preseason All-State - Long Island (20% Full) NY 02/25 Long Island Sports Complex
2022 Northeast Rising Stars - 30% Full NY 03/12 Liberty Sports Arena


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