Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Spring Hill 1B/LHP Andy Hale

Adam Akin
Director of Scouting

Name: Andy Hale
High School: Spring Hill
State Rank:
Position Rank: 10

9/18/16 - 60 Time: 8.27, Position Velocity:  IF-76, Exit Velocity: 91
6-foot-1, 195-pound, LHH hits from a wide and open stance and begins with the barrel almost behind his head, uses a short stride along with a push back and slight raise of his hands to get loaded, lower half makes some quick and powerful movements but can’t completely clear his hips because of his slightly closed stride foot, bat path starts a little steep but flattens out and adds some lift at the end, strong kid showed some pull power, comes around the ball some.  Defensively, showed good hands and average footwork around the bag, fielded the ball with ease, clean transfer led to a longer arm action through a high ¾ slot to produce accurate throws across the infield.

9/18/16 - Max FB: 81, FB: 77-81, CB: 63-67, CH: 72-73, 
6-foot-1, 195-pound, LHP showed a very smooth and rhythmic delivery that likely gets the most out of what he has to offer, worked with good tempo and a connected motion to stay athletic and maintain consistency on the mound, fairly high leg lift helps him to get closure with his front side and to add some tilt to his shoulder alignment, leads with his front hip toward the plate and swings his front foot around to land ever so slightly closed, gets over his front side with a long and loose arm action through a high ¾ release point and falls a little toward the 3B side on occasion. Fastball showed slight run late in the zone, curveball wasn’t his most consistent pitch but did show the potential to be sharp with 1/7 action, changeup was straight.