West Virginia's Most Viewed Profiles of 2018 - #3 Ayden Hodges


Josh Kuykendall
West Virginia Director of Scouting

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After drilling down into our google analytics we have compiled a list of the ten most visited West Virginia profiles on the Prep Baseball Report website in 2018. During the month of December we will be counting down to number one. Today we continue with the 6th most viewed player profile of the calendar year (921 views).

 

Ayden Hodges

Class of 2020 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: St. Albans
    State: WV
  • Summer Team: Huntington hounds
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(04/17/19)
83 - 85
FB
63 - 66
CB
72 - 73
SL
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
SL
72 - 73
Position
79
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

2/24/18 - Initiates swing from open set up with reverse toe tap and stride to neutral. Solis separation is achieved through working away from hands in weight shift. Hip turn is passive and there is length to swing. A bat exit velocity of 79 mph was recorded.

On the mound, works out of mid 3/4 arm slot with excellent balance and rhythm. Generates considerable arm speed from slight frame. Mechanically, there is intermittent tendency to step closed, thereby, blocking hip rotation and influencing command. FB sat 83-85 mph flashing consistent late run and sink. CB at 68-69 demonstrated 1-7/8 shape with at best late, sharp break. There was good feel for CH at 72-73 being thrown with good sell and late downward action. Overall athleticism, arm quickness and quality of secondary offerings make for interesting prospect and follow.

7/12/17 - 5-foot-9, 135-pound left handed pitcher.  Showed considerable arm quickness with FB sitting 80-82 and touching 85.  There was subsantial arm side run and sink to FB.  CB sat 63-66 with 10-8 shape and, at its best, late sharp break.  Slider was thrown at 68-71 mph with short, slow break.  Delivery was repeated and Hodges demonstrated ability to stay in line with good balance.  There was some front knee softness following foot plant resulting in elbow drop and difficulty staying on top/behind baseball.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Winter Review & PBR Junior Future Games Trials WV 12/30 Pro Performance RX
Huntington Hounds Scout Day & Junior Future Games Trials WV 01/20 Huntington Hounds Training Academy
Scout Day & Junior Future Games Trials WV 01/27 The Wheelhouse Academy
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/03 The Max
2019 Preseason All-State Showcase WV 02/24 Pro Performance RX


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