Class of 2022 Inside the Rankings: Helium Watch


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 “Helium Watch,” prospects with plenty of momentum and a chance to rise up the rankings.

2022 SS/RHP blaise kolbert (canisius/d'youville)

The Spin: The Canisius product has continuously impressed with in-game confidence and athleticism at 5-foot-11, 170lbs, making three dominant trips to the PBR circuit over the course of the ‘21 calendar year (Preseason All-State West, NYS Games, PBRT). Able to continue improving with lean projection, the sweet-swinging lefty profiles as a solid pairing for D’Youville College in the ‘22 class, recently making the leap from DIII to DII last year and looking for that significant program cornerstone piece. Kolbert has all the makings of a leader in the middle of the diamond with every intangible you could want in a leadoff hitter. Though we’ve been accustomed to the above-average bat to ball skills and grind-it-out at-bats that produce fun, yet productive top of the order results, it's been the newfound bat-speed (74 mph AVG) creating more chances to hit for extra-bases, which happened in droves at the Northeast Summer Championships in August.

The Performance: 8/8/21, Northeast Summer Championships | Recorded a hit in each game played (4GP) including multiple extra-base hits; one of them the loudest barrel of the day on a scorched line drive to the RCF gap.


Blaise Kolbert

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Canisius
    State: NY
  • Summer Team: Dirtbags
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
(09/28/20)
80 - 82
FB
(09/28/20)
67 - 70
CB
(07/06/20)
71 - 72
CH
(07/06/20)
67 - 69
SL
(02/17/20)
75 - 76
CT
(07/06/20)
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
76 - 79
CB
64 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
63 - 65
CH
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
80 - 81
CB
67 - 70
CH
71 - 72
CT
75 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CH
67 - 68
SL
67 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
72 - 74
CB
58 - 60
CH
65 - 66
Position
7.30
60-yard
(02/18/21)
86
INF Velo
(02/18/21)
90
Exit Velo
(02/17/20)
4.44
H-1st
(02/17/20)
Position
60-yard
7.62
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.3
INF Velo
86
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.65
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.74
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
90
H-1st
4.44
Position
60-yard
7.45
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
77
H-1st
4.59
Trackman - Fastball
80.9
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
78.9 - 80.6
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
79.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
1763
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1588
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
13.2
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
10.1
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
8.3
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
4.8
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.4
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
22
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
64
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.9
Velo Range
78.9 - 80.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.5
Spin Rate (max)
1763
Spin Rate (avg)
1588
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.2
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
66.6 - 69.0
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
66.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
1989
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1909
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
-7.0
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
-5.8
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
-13.9
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
-7.6
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.5
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
30
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
40
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.2
Velo Range
66.6 - 69
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.5
Spin Rate (max)
1989
Spin Rate (avg)
1909
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.9
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
1224
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1224
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
12.0
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
12.0
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
1.3
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
1.3
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.6
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
17
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.1
Spin Rate (max)
1224
Spin Rate (avg)
1224
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Cutter
75.6
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
75.2 - 75.6
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
1890
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1856
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.1
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
6.1
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
-5.3
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
-5.3
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Cutter
Velocity (max)
75.6
Velo Range
75.2 - 75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.6
Spin Rate (max)
1890
Spin Rate (avg)
1856
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
90.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/30/21)
85.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/18/21)
247
Distance (avg)
(07/06/20)
322
Distance (max)
(07/06/20)
11
Hard Hit %
(06/30/21)
70
Sweet Spot %
(07/06/20)
60
Line Drive %
(07/06/20)
30.0
Fly Ball %
(07/06/20)
42
Ground Ball %
(02/18/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.8
Distance (avg)
190
Distance (max)
298
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
85
Distance (avg)
182
Distance (max)
311
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.6
Distance (avg)
247
Distance (max)
322
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
(02/18/21)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/18/21)
77.4
Bat Speed (max)
(02/18/21)
74.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/18/21)
21.0
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/18/21)
16.8
Rot. Acc (avg)
(02/18/21)
69
On Plane Eff (avg)
(02/18/21)
72
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/18/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
21.7
Bat Speed (max)
77.4
Bat Speed (avg)
74
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
67
Hop+
(07/06/20)
48
Rise+
(07/06/20)
98
Sink+
(07/06/20)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
62
Hammer+
(07/06/20)
77
Sweep+
(07/06/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+



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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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 (90% 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 (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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