Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Ooltewah RHP/OF Daniel Willie

Adam Akin
Director of Scouting

Name: Daniel Willie
High School: Ooltewah
Class: 2017
State Rank:
Position Rank: 44

9/18/16 - 60 Time: 6.98, Position Velocity:  OF-83, Exit Velocity: 82
6-foot-2, 160-pound, RHH  hits from a balanced and even stance and begins with some subtle hand movement, used a toe-tap and stride at times and a regular stride others with the same subtle hand movement backwards to get loaded, lower half gets through but still stays tall, stays mostly balanced throughout his swing but somewhat comes up through it, can get on front foot, bat path is pretty flat but can get armsy, hit a lot more balls hard up the middle than we have seen previously.  Defensively, played  through the ball well with good hands and footwork and used a clean exchange to help produce a long and clean arm action through a high ¾ to over-the-top release point to produce accurate throws with solid arm strength and more carry than normal.

9/18/16 - Max FB: 80, FB: 77-80, CB: 62-65, CH: 66-68, 
6-foot-2, 160-pound, RHP was mostly the same pitcher we saw at the East Tennessee Prospect Games with a little more polish, threw strikes with the first six pitches of his bullpen and seemed to do it with ease, stays loose throughout his delivery and does a good job of getting down the mound and closer to the hitter, natural arm action comes through that high ¾ slot with low effort and balance in his finish.  Fastball stayed mostly straight but was thrown on the corners for strikes, curveball showed some gradual 11/5 shape, changeup had some fade in the zone.