Top Performer Spotlight: 2019 3B/RHP Adrian Batista (St. Raymond's HS)

Dan Cevette
President, New York

The last chance preview (Nov. 18) in Ardsley, NY displayed 60 high-end prospects showing off their skill-sets in front of our PBR NY scouting staff and finally the smoke as cleared. We are fast-at-work piecing together all the scouting data we collected. Today we highlight a player who's performance earns an extra look.

Adrian Batista

Class of 2019 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: St. Raymond's
    State: NY
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
80 - 81
71 - 72
INF Velo
Exit Velo

top performer Report

Last Chance Preview (November 18, 2017) Batista is a well put together 5-foot-10 200 pound INF/RHP with a strong lower half. Batista ran a 7.28​ 60. Elbows sway to the side and could improve his speed by tucking his elbows to his body. Offensively-​ Batista starts with his feet slightly over shoulder width with a still bat at a 20 degree angle. Minimal coil while keeping hands back with upward finish through contact producing fly ball results. Good pop with results playing better than his 75 MPH​ exit velocity. Very smooth hitting motion with pull hitter tendency; stays in the zone a long time. Defensively- ​Batista takes a balanced approach to the ball; fields the ball in the center of his body with a smooth transition from glove to throwing hand. Seems to shuffle feet more than necessary before delivering at 79 MPH across the infield. Pitching-​ Batista sets up to slight inward turn. Medium side step to a knee to chest balance point with slight forward drift. Fastball sat 81-82 MPH; loses some control  to arm side as a result of drift and late release from 3/4 arm slot.  Quick and sharp 1 to 7 break on curveball ranging from 71-72 MPH​. Would like to see Batista develop a change-up to offset his fastball and keep hitters off balance.

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