Top Performer Spotlight: 2023 MIF/RHP James Kunst (Highlands HS)


Dan Cevette
Contributor, PA




Since the early summer, our boot-on-the-ground scouting team have seen 400+ players at showcase events, Limited Series Tournaments and the National Future Games. Already, 100's of players have caught the eyes of our professional scouting staff, all with dreams of playing baseball at the next-level. Over the winter PBR PA will be highlighting "Top Performer Spotlights" on players who really stood-out and offering "Quick-Hit" thoughts on the players. 



James Kunst

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Highlands
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Hard Core Elite
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(06/16/22)
87 - 89
FB
(06/16/22)
72 - 74
CB
(06/10/21)
76 - 77
CH
(07/28/21)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 89
CB
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
71 - 73
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 87
CB
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 85
CB
66 - 67
CH
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
69 - 72
CH
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
67 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
63 - 63
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
78 - 82
CB
63 - 67
CH
68 - 72
Position
6.94
60-yard
(02/23/20)
89
INF Velo
(02/07/21)
96
Exit Velo
(02/07/21)
Position
60-yard
6.98
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.09
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.06
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Fastball
87.8
Velocity (max)
(06/15/21)
83.6 - 86.5
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
85.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/15/21)
2189
Spin Rate (max)
(06/15/21)
1986
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
19.7
IVB (max)
(06/15/21)
16.0
IVB (avg)
(02/07/21)
11.0
HM (max)
(06/15/20)
7.8
HM (avg)
(09/25/20)
7.0
Extension (avg)
(09/25/20)
6.2
Release Ht (avg)
(09/25/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(06/15/21)
86
Zone %
(06/15/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.4
Velo Range
83.6 - 86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.9
Spin Rate (max)
2188
Spin Rate (avg)
1950
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.8
Velo Range
84.1 - 86.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
85
Spin Rate (max)
2189
Spin Rate (avg)
1986
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.3
Velo Range
81.2 - 83.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.8
Spin Rate (max)
1938
Spin Rate (avg)
1806
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.1
Velo Range
82.7 - 84.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.3
Spin Rate (max)
1871
Spin Rate (avg)
1854
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.2
Velo Range
78.6 - 81.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.4
Spin Rate (max)
2023
Spin Rate (avg)
1786
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.0
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
71.1 - 73.5
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2031
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
1944
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
-4.2
IVB (max)
(06/15/21)
-4.2
IVB (avg)
(06/15/21)
-6.7
HM (max)
(06/15/21)
-6.7
HM (avg)
(06/15/21)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(09/25/20)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(09/25/20)
28
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
100
Zone %
(09/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74
Velo Range
71.1 - 73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
2031
Spin Rate (avg)
1855
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
72.7
Velo Range
69.8 - 72.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.2
Spin Rate (max)
2026
Spin Rate (avg)
1944
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.9
Velo Range
66.4 - 66.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.4
Spin Rate (max)
1792
Spin Rate (avg)
1757
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
67.3
Velo Range
64.2 - 67.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
63.3
Spin Rate (max)
1904
Spin Rate (avg)
1731
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
68.5
Velocity (max)
(02/07/21)
67.7 - 68.5
Velo Range
(02/07/21)
67.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/07/21)
1883
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1745
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/07/21)
-3.4
IVB (max)
(02/07/21)
-1.7
IVB (avg)
(02/07/21)
-7.3
HM (max)
(02/07/21)
-5.2
HM (avg)
(02/07/21)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(02/07/21)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(02/07/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(02/07/21)
75
Zone %
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
68.5
Velo Range
67.7 - 68.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.1
Spin Rate (max)
1883
Spin Rate (avg)
1745
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.6
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
71.6 - 74.8
Velo Range
(02/07/21)
75.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
1890
Spin Rate (max)
(02/07/21)
1854
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/15/21)
22.4
IVB (max)
(02/07/21)
17.1
IVB (avg)
(02/07/21)
10.8
HM (max)
(09/25/20)
10.7
HM (avg)
(09/25/20)
7.1
Extension (avg)
(09/25/20)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(09/25/20)
26
Spin Score (max)
(02/07/21)
67
Zone %
(02/07/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.6
Spin Rate (max)
1266
Spin Rate (avg)
1266
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.1
Spin Rate (max)
1854
Spin Rate (avg)
1854
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75
Velo Range
71.6 - 74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.5
Spin Rate (max)
1890
Spin Rate (avg)
1810
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
71.6
Velo Range
69.6 - 71.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.4
Spin Rate (max)
1728
Spin Rate (avg)
1675
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
96.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/15/21)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/15/21)
251
Distance (avg)
(07/28/21)
350
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
83
Hard Hit %
(06/15/21)
73
Sweet Spot %
(02/07/21)
64
Line Drive %
(02/07/21)
50.0
Fly Ball %
(06/15/20)
50
Ground Ball %
(06/15/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95
Exit Velocity (avg)
84
Distance (avg)
251
Distance (max)
324
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95
Exit Velocity (avg)
84
Distance (avg)
251
Distance (max)
324
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
91.2
Distance (avg)
179
Distance (max)
301
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.4
Distance (avg)
241
Distance (max)
350
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
78.1
Distance (avg)
213
Distance (max)
316
Hard Hit %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.3
Distance (avg)
250
Distance (max)
345
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
26.0
Hand Speed (max)
(06/15/20)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/15/20)
78.9
Bat Speed (max)
(06/15/20)
76.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/15/20)
31.1
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/15/21)
25.6
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/15/21)
87
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/15/20)
86
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/15/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
23.7
Bat Speed (max)
71.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
23.7
Bat Speed (max)
71.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26
Hand Speed (avg)
24.9
Bat Speed (max)
73.8
Bat Speed (avg)
70
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.4
Hand Speed (avg)
24.4
Bat Speed (max)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
71.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.5
Hand Speed (avg)
24.2
Bat Speed (max)
70.2
Bat Speed (avg)
69.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
26
Hand Speed (avg)
25.4
Bat Speed (max)
78.9
Bat Speed (avg)
76.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
68.51
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
68.51

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
95
Hop+
(06/15/21)
70
Rise+
(06/15/21)
85
Sink+
(06/15/20)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
62
Hammer+
(06/15/21)
78
Sweep+
(06/15/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
90
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
85
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
42
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
179
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
89
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
-10
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
21
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
21
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-37
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-37
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
42
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
20
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
153
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
121
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
69
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
53
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)

CEVETTE'S QUICk HIT

CEVETTE'S QUICK HIT: Kunst was impressive back in OCT, showing off raw athleticism evidenced by his 7.06 60-yard time. He stands 6-foot-1, 170-pounds with a frame to dream on. His actions on the day overall were crude, with signs of next-level projection. The bat has plenty of barrel-speed, aggressive attacking the ball, his load is back and slightly long creating an arm-bar, but something he can correct this off-season with attention. Defensively he shows strong lateral movement, loose whippy arm-action with above average strength across the diamond. The really intriguing part about his game is from the bump. His length, athleticism, loose arm-action and 83 mph FB make him a no-doubt follow for any college program. 


Preseason All-State Tour: Release expected next week. Five locations across the keystone state.