Ohio Insider: Uncommitted Senior - Zade Richardson, C, New Richmond, 2018



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By: Dylan Hefflinger
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The 2018 Class is full of talent, with prospects already committing to some of the top Universities and top conferences from around the country. We are going to start taking a look at the top uncommitted prospects in the 2018 Class with our prospect spotlights as you can see below.



Zade Richardson

Class of 2018 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: New Richmond
    State: OH
  • Summer Team: Midland Redskins
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.83
60-yard
1.84 - 1.93
Pop Time
85
INF Velo
81
OF Velo
81
C Velo
93
Exit Velo
5.14
H-1st
Position
60-yard
6.97
Pop Time
1.84 - 1.93
INF Velo
85
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
6.83
Pop Time
1.89 - 1.92
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.13
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.11
INF Velo
82
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

6/6/17
A right-handed hitter that starts in a an athletic setup. Swing is fluid and natural tools stand out amongst the crowd. Ball explodes off his bat, showing pop to both sides. Took two balls out during batting practice to his pull side. Checks all of the boxes for a run producer at the next level. Behind the plate arguably the top catch and throw skills in his class. Footwork and exchange are as quick as you’ll find. Well above average athlete behind the plate.
60-yard dash: 6.83
Catcher Velocity: 78
Pop Times: 1.89-1.92
Exit Velocity: 93

7/28/15
5-foot-9, 160-pound athletic build. Right-handed hitter that starts open and gets to even. Has a good load to get his weight back with a short, compact swing that produced two singles in the game and 77 mph exit velocity. Ran 5.14 home to first. Behind the plate he starts with a good wide base. Good footwork to get his feet in line and quick transfer. Throws form a short, high-3/4 slot with pop times ranging from 2.18-2.25 and 71 mph arm strength. Over at third base he shows good range for his age with clean exchange and 74 mph arm strength across the diamond.