Draft League Spotlight: Vytas Valincius

Mike Rosenbaum
Senior Prospect Analyst

Player: Vytas Valincius
Position: 3B/1B

School: Baylor School (Tenn.)

The No. 2-ranked prep third baseman in the 2021 class was a clear standout at this year’s PBR Super 60, where he launched balls upwards of 409 feet, recorded a max exit velocity of 110 mph, and posted the event’s second-highest average exit velocity (98.25 mph). Valincius’ hit tool separates him from most hitters in his class and gives scouts a high level of confidence in projecting his future power output. He gets the most out of his physical 6-foot-4, 240-pound frame, creating considerable torque while working uphill with his right-handed swing to generate launched contact. The hands load fluidly in sync with a knee-knock leg kick, and his low time to contact makes his power production that much more efficient and exciting. What’s more, Valincius already has the ability to slow the game down at the plate, discerning pitch types early and then tracking them well. He’s an impressive athlete for his size and ran a 6.97-second 60-yeard dash time at the Super 60. That athleticism, as well as Valincius’ strong arm (up to 89 mph), gives him a chance to start at third base professionally, and the bat will more than carry him as a first baseman if necessary.


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