Robinson Opens Eyes With Fastball Hitting 90


Bruce Hefflinger
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Robinson Opens Eyes With Fastball Hitting 90

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Caden Robinson

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: New Albany
    State: OH
  • Summer Team: Arsenal USA 18U
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(08/01/20)
87 - 90
FB
(08/01/20)
71 - 74
CB
(02/10/19)
82 - 83
CH
(07/06/20)
75 - 77
SL
(07/06/20)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CH
77 - 78
SL
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 90
CB
71 - 74
CH
79 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
87 - 90
CB
71 - 74
CH
79 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CH
82 - 83
SL
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
67 - 70
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 84
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CB
71 - 74
CH
66 - 68
Position
7.19
60-yard
(02/09/20)
88
OF Velo
(02/09/20)
93
Exit Velo
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Fastball
89.6
Velocity (max)
(08/02/20)
86.2 - 88.2
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
87.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/02/20)
2176
Spin Rate (max)
(08/02/20)
1959
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/22)
19.0
IVB (max)
(08/02/20)
15.6
IVB (avg)
(08/02/20)
9.1
HM (max)
(08/02/20)
5.8
HM (avg)
(08/02/20)
6.8
Extension (avg)
(08/02/20)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(08/02/20)
24
Spin Score (max)
(08/02/20)
59
Zone %
(08/02/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.5
Velo Range
85.9 - 87.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.5
Spin Rate (max)
2010
Spin Rate (avg)
1959
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.6
Velo Range
85.7 - 88.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.5
Spin Rate (max)
2176
Spin Rate (avg)
1876
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89
Velo Range
86.2 - 88.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
87.5
Spin Rate (max)
2089
Spin Rate (avg)
1944
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.8
Velocity (max)
(08/02/20)
69.9 - 75.6
Velo Range
(08/02/20)
74.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
2338
Spin Rate (max)
(02/20/22)
2226
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/20/22)
-16.2
IVB (max)
(02/20/22)
-14.8
IVB (avg)
(02/20/22)
-14.6
HM (max)
(02/20/22)
-13.6
HM (avg)
(02/20/22)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(02/20/22)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(08/02/20)
32
Spin Score (max)
(02/20/22)
33
Zone %
(08/02/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.3
Velo Range
71.2 - 73.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.3
Spin Rate (max)
2338
Spin Rate (avg)
2226
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
77.8
Velo Range
69.9 - 75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.8
Spin Rate (max)
2187
Spin Rate (avg)
1958
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
74
Spin Rate (max)
1947
Spin Rate (avg)
1947
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
77.6
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
73.5 - 77.6
Velo Range
(07/06/20)
75.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
1933
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1877
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
3.5
IVB (max)
(07/06/20)
6.5
IVB (avg)
(07/06/20)
-7.4
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
-5.1
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(07/06/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
50
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
77.6
Velo Range
73.5 - 77.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
75
Spin Rate (max)
1933
Spin Rate (avg)
1877
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.0
Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
79.6 - 80.8
Velo Range
(08/02/20)
82.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
1771
Spin Rate (max)
(07/06/20)
1771
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/06/20)
19.1
IVB (max)
(08/02/20)
13.4
IVB (avg)
(08/02/20)
13.3
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
13.3
HM (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.8
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(08/02/20)
22
Spin Score (max)
(07/06/20)
100
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.7
Velo Range
77.6 - 78.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
78
Spin Rate (max)
1664
Spin Rate (avg)
1565
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.8
Velo Range
79.6 - 80.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.7
Spin Rate (max)
1620
Spin Rate (avg)
1581
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.3
Spin Rate (max)
1771
Spin Rate (avg)
1771
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
93.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/06/20)
82.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/06/20)
225
Distance (avg)
(07/06/20)
312
Distance (max)
(07/06/20)
22
Hard Hit %
(07/06/20)
89
Sweet Spot %
(07/06/20)
33
Line Drive %
(07/06/20)
55.6
Fly Ball %
(07/06/20)
11
Ground Ball %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
82
Distance (avg)
225
Distance (max)
312
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.4
Hand Speed (max)
(07/06/20)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
69.9
Bat Speed (max)
(07/06/20)
68.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
12.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/06/20)
9.7
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/06/20)
55
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/06/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.4
Hand Speed (avg)
19.7
Bat Speed (max)
69.9
Bat Speed (avg)
68.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
87
Hop+
(08/02/20)
72
Rise+
(08/02/20)
77
Sink+
(08/02/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
63
Hammer+
(08/02/20)
91
Sweep+
(08/02/20)

Robinson Opens Eyes With Fastball Hitting 90

NEW ALBANY - A velocity increase has colleges taking notice in Caden Robinson.

“Ever since T-Ball I’ve wanted to play college baseball,” the New Albany junior related. “My dad played college baseball and in the independent league, so it’s been on my mind awhile.

“It became realistic this past summer. I’m throwing 83 last winter but I put the work in, gained weight and this summer hit the 90 mark. That was definitely crazy for me.”

It has schools showing interest in the eighth-ranked 2022 right-handed pitcher in Ohio.

“I have offers at the moment but I’m still trying to find a home,” Robinson said. “It’s been a fun recruiting process, but the dead period sucks. What I’ve been doing is going with my parents taking unofficial visits.”

Memphis, Wright State, Xavier, South Florida and Charleston Southern are on the agenda or have already been visited by the hard-throwing right-hander.

“I believe in feel,” Robinson explained. “If I get on a campus and it feels like home, that’s what I’m looking for.”

There is more to it for the 25th-rated junior in the state

“I want to feel wanted by the athletic program,” Robinson said. “The culture, if it feels like home and family, that’s important. Academics are also a must for me.”

Admittedly, COVID-19 has made recruitment a bit more difficult for Robinson, who carries a 4.2 GPA and is looking at going to college with a major in business and minor in engineering.

“It completely screwed over 2021 and now it’s going over to 2022,” Robinson said of what has been affected by all the changes related to the virus. “Connecting with coaches on the phone is so important now. Learning to do it on facetime or any other way possible and how to text people is big. It’s a completely different world than face-to-face, but I love it. I love learning. And I love them reaching out to you. It’s so awesome.”

More size has benefitted the cause for the 6-1 180-pounder, who is making strides in his game.

“I’ve been in the weight room big time building muscle mass,” noted Robinson, who has gained 20 pounds from a year ago. “I’ve got my lower half activated and my mechanics tuned in.”

The desire to improve continues for Robinson, who will not turn 17 until March.

“I think my change is my best pitch so I’m working on my curve,” Robinson said. “I’m also working on my arm slot on offspeed pitches so it’s always the same. It’s all about deception for the hitter.”

Exposure has been vital in getting looks by colleges according to Robinson.

“Definitely video is number one,” Robinson said. “Colleges need it since they can’t come out and see you. We went out and bought a camera and my dad records my game every time I pitch and we send it to colleges.”

Robinson points to his father as a major influence in where he is with baseball today.

“He was actually my coach for a while,” Robinson noted. “He’s pretty hard on me, but I love it. I don’t think anybody can get in my head now. He’s a people person and just been a blessing for me. The same with my mom, who helps pay for everything.”

Events such as the PBR Future Games also proved beneficial.

“Some of the more electric stuff/faster arms we saw from the Team Ohio staff,” it says on his PBR profile. “Scouts will be drawn to a combination of stuff and athleticism.”

Jordan Chiero, PBR Ohio Director of Scouting, had more to say about Robinson.

“I love the velocity potential here,” Chiero said of the top-ranked uncommitted 2022 pitcher in Ohio. “He’s a good athlete with a fast arm and already touching 90. I expect him to continue to add velo as physical maturation takes its course.”

Robinson believes he can bring major contributions to whatever program he ends up.

“I’m the hardest worker possible,” Robinson said. “I will outwork anybody. I think my work ethic is better than anyone. It’s one of my greatest qualities.

“I’m also teachable,” Robinson added. “I love the game with a passion. You’re going to get a baseball player out of me.”

There is no target date for Robinson on making a college decision.

“It’s too bad with covid that some schools have no money left for the 2022 class,” Robinson concluded. “Thankfully, I have some options. It could be soon, but I don’t have a timeframe. I don’t want to have any regrets.”


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