VA/DC 2019 Rankings Spotlight: 71-80



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By John Nolan
Virginia Assistant Director and Content Manager

In early August, Prep Baseball Report VA/DC updated and expanded its Class of 2019 Rankings, going from about 30 players to 100 while also moving players that were ranked based on what we have seen at our events and on the road scouting all spring and summer. Now that the rankings have been released, we take a closer look at them in today's spotlight: 

VA/DC 2019 RANKINGS SPOTLIGHT 71 - 80



Aidan Willard

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Briar Woods
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: NOVA Premier 17u
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
77 - 79
FB
73 - 74
CB
(08/07/18)
73 - 74
CH
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 79
CB
73 - 74
CH
72 - 74
Position
7.05
60-yard
83
OF Velo
90
Exit Velo
4.07
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.05
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
89
Position
OF Velo
82
H-1st
4.07
Exit Velo
88

SCOUTING REPORT

6.27.17:  Willard is 5-11 and has a lankier athletic frame, he hits from the left side with an athletic stance. Short leg kick stride, smooth load back with a slight wrap, good rhythm to his swing. Some hip explosion, good balance during his swing. Gets to the ball quickly, level swing, gets uphill a bit to pull side, line drive hitter with some gap power potential, exit velocity was 84. Good approach, used whole field. In the outfield, good feet, plays the ball off to a side, above average hands. Clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a loose arm action, outfield velocity was 80. Home to first time was 4.32. On the mound, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, longer arm action that is free, throws with normal effort. Shoulders uphill and closed, lands slightly closed, falls off after finish. Fastball was 77-78 with plane and a bit of sink. Change-up was 68 with some armspeed and sinking action. Curveball was 66-70 with armspeed and late 11/5 break.

6.13.17:  Willard has a lanky frame. He ran a 7.19 60 yard dash. Hits from the left side from a balanced stance that is more upright. Big leg kick stride, slight load back with a wrap, good rhythm to his swing. Some hip explosion and balance during his swing. Works slightly uphill through the ball and showed good extension with a bit of a pull approach, exit velocity was 77. In the outfield, gets behind the ball, fields with average hands and has a clean exchange. Throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a longer arm action, outfield velocity was 77. On the mound, throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a longer arm action and some effort. Shoulders are uphill and slightly closed, lands square with an athletic finish. Fastball was 74-76, touching 77, with some boring action to it. Change-up had some armspeed and was 70-73 with some fading action. Curveball was 65-68 with gradual 11/5 break.

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