Future Games Flashback: 2023 RHP Kaleb Thomas


Josh Arce
Scout, PBR Canada

Kaleb Thomas

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Brantford Collegiate Institute
    State: ON
  • Summer Team: Mississauga Tigers
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(07/28/21)
87 - 89
FB
(08/31/20)
77 - 79
CB
(08/06/20)
80 - 82
CH
(08/06/20)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
CB
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 89
CB
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 89
CB
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
77 - 79
CH
80 - 82
Position
7.19
60-yard
(08/31/20)
87
INF Velo
(08/06/20)
86
Exit Velo
(08/31/20)
Position
60-yard
7.19
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.28
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
8.02
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
82
Trackman - Fastball
89.9
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
87.0 - 89.1
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
86.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2213
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2094
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.9
Velo Range
87 - 89.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
86
Spin Rate (max)
2213
Spin Rate (avg)
2094
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
74.0
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2426
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2426
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
33
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
2426
Spin Rate (avg)
2426
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
76.5
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
73.5 - 75.7
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
72.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2515
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2422
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
34
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
76.5
Velo Range
73.5 - 75.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.2
Spin Rate (max)
2515
Spin Rate (avg)
2422
Spin Score (max)

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
100
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
80
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
48
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
163
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
71
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
-7
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
19
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
19
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-346
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-346
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
8
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
14
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
62
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
54
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
61
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
64
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Scouting Report

9/30/22
Thomas, 6-foot, 200-pounds, is one of Canada’s top arms in the 2023 class. He features a high 80’s-low 90’s fastball from a low ¾ arm slot with whippy arm action. The slider is tight with frisbee-ish action and the change-up has fade to it. He attacks hitters with all 3 pitches with an up-tempo delivery. The former Future Gamer and Missouri State commit projects to be an impact arm at the next level.
5/24/22

Thomas made a trio of appearances for the JNT down in the Dominican and allowed just two runs across 13.1 innings. He throws strikes and is able to live down in the zone with sink on the fastball, amassing ground balls and soft contact. The 6-foot, 195-pound right-hander limited the walks (4.1/per 9) as well as hits (5.5/per 9) against pro hitters, while striking out 10 (6.9/per nine). Thomas looked to be one of the more efficient and reliable arms in the Dominican for Team Canada.
Stat line: 13.1 IP (3 app.) | 8 H | 2 R | 2 ER | 6 BB | 10 K

7/28/21

Thomas got the ball in Game 1 for the Canadian team and set the tone going 2.1 innings without allowing a run. The right-hander established his fastball that worked in the 88-89 for his entire outing while the slider showed tilt and spin that was regularly in the 2500 RPMs and was 74-76 mph. Thomas pitched with pace and did a good job of attacking and filling up the zone, getting swings and misses with all three of his offerings. The 2023 has arm speed with a clean ¾ slot and is only going to get stronger while the stuff polishes and he continues to trend up.



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