Uncommitted Senior Spotlight: C Justin Baehler


By Andy Sroka
Staff Writer, Associate Scout

Here at the start of the New Year, we’re going to be spending some time highlighting the best of the state’s uncommitted senior class.

Fellow uncommitted seniors in Wisconsin are welcome to attend our first showcase of 2020 on Saturday, Jan. 25, in Kenosha. Registration information can be found here.

Justin Baehler was one of the most productive hitters on a Mineral Point squad that made an undefeated march to the Division-4 state title game. He popped up on the prospect radar in the late summer when he recorded a loud performance at September's Senior Games showcase. At that event, he showed a fast, strong right-handed bat that produced hard all-fields contact. He's a solid receiver with fundamental actions, which enhances his overall profile for the next level. He could be a diamond in the rough inside the state's senior class.

UNCOMMITTED SPOTLIGHT: JUSTIN BAEHLER

Justin Baehler

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Mineral Point
    State: WI
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.22
60-yard
(10/09/21)
2.07 - 2.21
Pop Time
(10/09/21)
82
INF Velo
(10/09/21)
76
OF Velo
78
C Velo
(03/06/21)
94
Exit Velo
(03/10/19)
Position
60-yard
7.22
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.21
INF Velo
82
C Velo
75
Position
60-yard
7.82
Pop Time
2.25 - 2.28
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.57
Pop Time
2.21 - 2.38
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.45
Pop Time
2.11 - 2.22
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
94
Trackman - Hitting
94.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/09/21)
87.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/09/21)
281
Distance (avg)
(10/09/21)
319
Distance (max)
(03/06/21)
57
Hard Hit %
(10/09/21)
71
Sweet Spot %
(03/06/21)
57
Line Drive %
(03/06/21)
42.9
Fly Ball %
(10/09/21)
29
Ground Ball %
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.1
Distance (avg)
281
Distance (max)
317
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.3
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
319
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.2
Hand Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
73.0
Bat Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
68.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
14.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(10/09/21)
11.8
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/09/21)
57
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/06/21)
69
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(03/06/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
18.8
Bat Speed (max)
69.7
Bat Speed (avg)
68.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.2
Hand Speed (avg)
21.6
Bat Speed (max)
73
Bat Speed (avg)
68.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

9/22/19

Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-foot-11, 190-pounds. Physical, strong, especially in lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced/crouch with open front foot; hands set high, bat resting on shoulder. Loads back, raises bat to wrap, strides to square. Short path, strong hands, direct to ball. Above-average bat speed, two-handed finish, gap-to-gap contact from a good, balanced approach.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. One of the day's loudest rounds of BP. Consistent hard contact to all fields with power potential.
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. Short arm action from an over-the-top window, with carry.
Defense: 2.21-2.38 pop times. Deliberate, fundamental actions out of the crouch.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

3/10/19

Positional Profile: C 
Body: 5-foot-11, 190-pounds. Sturdy build.
Defense: 2.11-2.22 pop times. Solid block, exchange works deliberate out of the crouch. Sets up low, appealing target, hands played soft at times.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Over the top slot, short draw, long exchange.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance, open setup, arm bar load, short stride to even. Long path, slight uphill, lifts contact. Ability to hit in rhythm.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Generates bat strength over bat speed.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60.

7/10/17 - 5-foot-10, 185-pound right-handed hitting C/OF. At the plate hits from a slightly open setup with an arm bar load and average balance.. Opposite field hitter with a long swing path. 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 7.75. Defensively has a long arm action from a high ¾ slot. Throws showed carry from the crouch. Popped 2.25-2.30 and threw 71 mph from the crouch. Threw 76 mph from the outfield.

3.12.17 - 5-foot-10, 185-pound catcher, strong thick build. Right-handed hitter, open stance, slight leg lift stride. Line drive contact, flashed extension. 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm played at 72 mph, firm high ¾ slot, 2.08-2.20 pop times, stays crouched. Ran a 7.75 60.


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