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Top-10 Profiles of 2021: No. 10, Kailand Halstead


By: Diego Solares
Associate Scout, Staff Writer

As we approach the end of 2021, we're taking account of the PBR Washington player profile pages to determine the players in our backyard whose profiles earned the most attention throughout the year. We're counting down the top-10 profiles in the state that received the most views, starting at 10 and on, concluding our countdown on New Year's Day by revealing the most-viewed profile of the year.

Checking in at No. 10 overall on our list is C Kailand Halstead (Puyallup). Committed to Stanford, Halstead is amongst the top 2024 graduates in the Pacific Northwest, currently occupying the third spot on our state’s sophomore rankings and he’s penciled inside the top-300 on our national rankings, too.

Read below to learn more about one of Washington’s brightest young backstops.

Kailand Halstead

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Puyallup
    State: WA
  • Summer Team: New Level Prep
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(09/30/20)
77 - 79
FB
(09/30/20)
67 - 71
CB
(09/30/20)
72 - 73
CH
(09/30/20)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
67 - 71
CH
72 - 73
Position
7.50
60-yard
(09/30/20)
2.05 - 2.20
Pop Time
(09/30/20)
73
INF Velo
(09/30/20)
74
C Velo
(09/30/20)
93
Exit Velo
(09/30/20)
Position
60-yard
7.5
Pop Time
2.05 - 2.2
INF Velo
73
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
93
Trackman - Fastball
79.8
Velocity (max)
(09/30/20)
77.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/30/20)
1684
Spin Rate (max)
(09/30/20)
1556
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/30/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
79.8
Velo Range
77.8 - 79.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.3
Spin Rate (max)
1684
Spin Rate (avg)
1556
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.1
Velocity (max)
(09/30/20)
67.8 - 71.1
Velo Range
(09/30/20)
67.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/30/20)
1942
Spin Rate (max)
(09/30/20)
1869
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/30/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.1
Velo Range
67.8 - 71.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.1
Spin Rate (max)
1942
Spin Rate (avg)
1869
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
72.5
Velocity (max)
(09/30/20)
71.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/30/20)
1266
Spin Rate (max)
(09/30/20)
1234
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/30/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
72.5
Velo Range
72.1 - 72.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.2
Spin Rate (max)
1266
Spin Rate (avg)
1234
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
93.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/30/20)
82.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/30/20)
237
Distance (avg)
(09/30/20)
334
Distance (max)
(09/30/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.8
Distance (avg)
237
Distance (max)
334
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.0
Hand Speed (max)
(09/30/20)
20.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/30/20)
72.3
Bat Speed (max)
(09/30/20)
68.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/30/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
72.3
Bat Speed (avg)
68.3
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

9/30/20

Strong, sturdy frame with power levers at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds. Sets up with upright, narrow posture in the box and front foot slightly open. Uses a low forward stride to get into a wider hitting base. Controlled landing with weight centered and hands in a strong, loaded position. Shows a quick, direct path to the ball with powerful hands/wrists at the point of contact. Keeps barrel tight to body & showed the ability to consistently backspin and lift balls to his pull-side. Advanced strength helps him keep everything quiet while holding balance/posture thru finish. Behind the plate, shows an impressive feel for catching. Confident receiver with a soft glove hand. Used a one-knee down set-up while keeping torso tall. When throwing down to 2nd, switched to a crouched position with a compact target. Easy, fluid transition into throwing motion. Short, tight arm action with a high ¾ release. Consistent, accurate ball flight to the bag. Also showed well at 3B, flashing solid footwork and easy arm strength. Stays low while funneling ball in and kept some momentum going while coming thru on the play. On the mound, pitched with a deliberate, controlled delivery and repeatable actions. Stays tall in his lower half with minimal bend/sink as he takes forward stride. Front foot gets down quietly and allows him to accelerate his arm with late intent. Gets exception extension over his front leg with his forward trunk tilt. Keeps eyes on target with a balanced finished after release. Clean, compact arm action with a easy hand speed.


Videos

(9/30/20)


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