Preseason All State Spotlight: Nicholas Hess


Jerry Shank
PBR Maryland & Virginia/DC Executive Director

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The Preseason All-State will split into two days this year after a banner event in 2018 saw over 100 players descend on Virginia Sports Complex in Ruther Glen, Virginia to be seen by the PBR VA/DC staff. In the coming weeks, we will spotlight players that we are excited to see again at our biggest pre-season event.



Nicholas Hess

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Colonial Heights
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: CANES NORTH SHOWCASE 17u
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 167lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(06/18/19)
74 - 78
FB
66 - 69
CB
71 - 73
CH
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
76 - 78
CB
63 - 66
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
75 - 77
CB
65 - 68
CH
69 - 73
Position
7.19
60-yard
(06/18/19)
75
INF Velo
(02/16/19)
78
OF Velo
(06/18/19)
84
Exit Velo
(06/18/19)
4.47
H-1st
(02/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.19
INF Velo
73
OF Velo
78
Exit Velo
84
Position
INF Velo
75
H-1st
4.47
Exit Velo
82

Scouting Report

Top Prospect Games II 8/8/18

Hess is 6-2 with a lanky frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from an open athletic stance, short leg kick stride on line, loads back to a slight wrap, hips rotate completely with some violence, good balance to swing. Very quick to ball with some batspeed and extension through it, slightly uphill path, slight pull approach, strength at contact, exit velocity was 82. At first base, gets body behind ball and fields with average hands, three quarters arm slot, position velocity was 74. On the mound, he throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a short free arm action with normal effort. Shoulders uphill and closed, lands slightly closed with a fall off finish. Fastball was 74-78, touch 79, with some late run. Curveball was 66-69 with good armspeed and 11/5 break. Change-up was 71-73 with good armspeed and late sink.



Videos

(8/8/18)

Pitching (8/8/18)





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