Eastern PA Top Prospect Games Player Spotlight: 2018 SS Travis Sankovich



By Greg Williams
Pennsylvania Director of Scouting

The 2017 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games are a little over a month away.  Leading up to the June 13 & 14 event hosted at Cooper Park on the campus of Millersville University we will be spotlighting players scheduled to participate.  CLICK HERE to view the current roster.

Today we take a look at Travis Sankovich a 2018 shortstop from Laurel Highlands HS.

 

Travis Sankovich

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Laurel Highlands
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Fayette Force
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.20
60-yard
88
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

2/12/17 Above average defensive skill set. Trusts his glove hand and exhibits a quick, clean transfer of ball from glove to hand. Showcases 86 mph arm strength across the diamond with accuracy and carry from a whippy arm action. 5-foot-11, 165-pound left-handed hitter has put on 15 pounds since our PA staff last laid eyes on him 15 months ago. Strength gains are evident in both his ability to generate bathead speed (89 mph exit velocity) and ability to control the barrel. Starts from a slightly open stance and strides slightly closed, causing him to spin some to get to pitches on the inner half. Lot of pre-swing hand action, but his hands worked through contact well on pitches out away from him. Ran a 7.32 60-yard dash (one-tenth slower than we have previously recorded him).

12.4.16:  Sankovich is 5-11 with an athletic frame, hits from the left side from an athletic stance. Leg kick stride and loads back with decent rhythm. Explosive hips and average balance throughout swing. Works uphill and extends through the ball, pull approach with some power potential, exit velocity was 85. In the infield, quick clean footwork and soft hands, clean exchange while playing through ball. Throws from a low three-quarters slot with a short, loose, quick arm action, position velocity was 84. Ran a 7.22 60.

11/7/15 5-foot-10, 150-pound left-handed hitter who ran a 7.22 60-yard dash and logged a 79-mph exit velocity. Starts from a slightly open stance, rocks weight to backside with knee-to-knee stride to square. Tends to swing bat with body that floats forward during stride and swing has some length due to lack of physicality, but he certainly has time to add strength to his frame. Defensively is where Sankovich stood out, as he showed smooth actions with a soft glove hand, quick transfer, and the ability to throw from multiple arm angles with 76-mph arm strength.