Aden Velasquez
Aden Velasquez

CLASS OF 2024

SS
RHP

Aden
Velasquez

Cabot (HS) • AR
6-3 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Arkansas Prospects 2024-Scout

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10/23/21

Player Spotlight

Aden Velasquez: SS/RHP, (2024) Cabot, AR. 6-foot-3, 165-pound lean projectable frame. Athletic fluid during batting practice, Velasquez recorded an exit velocity of 93 mph. (68.17 mph bat speed average). (18.51 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced athletic stance with a smooth compact load, then uses a toe tap controlled stride. Bat speed was above average efficient, showed a flat upward swing plane and level good extension on his finish. He barreled up lots of balls with loud contact. Gap to gap line drive approach. Athletic projectable in the infield, his position velocity was registered at 81 mph; had soft sure hands, rhythmic athletic footwork, and a quick natural exchange. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic quick. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used a long quick arm action and a high ¾ slot. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.31. Athletic projectable on the mound, showed quick above average arm speed, also used a long loose arm action with a high ¾ arm angle. Up-tempo type pitcher who shows some effort. He has in line even shoulders and an athletic consistent balance point. Lands square and soft with an athletic balanced finish. Sat with his fastball at 77-81 mph; showed control both sides of the plate down in the zone and slight running some action. (Max spin 1986; Avg 1793). Threw his 11/5 tight curveball (65-67) with around the zone feel command and tight deceiving action. (Max spin 2234; Avg 2183).

Scout Evaluation

Aden Velasquez, Cabot, 2024, AR

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 165-pound lean projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Athletic fluid. Starts in a balanced athletic stance with a smooth compact load, then uses a toe tap controlled stride. Above average efficient bat speed. Level good extension on his finish, flat upward swing. Gap to gap line drive approach.

Power: 93 mph exit velocity, average 86.29 mph. 68.17 mph bat speed average. 18.51 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Soft sure hands, rhythmic athletic footwork, quick natural exchange. Athletic projectable.  Movements laterally were athletic quick and he fields the ball out front.

Arm: 81 mph infield velocity. Long quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.31 (60-yard).

Pitching: Athletic projectable. Up-tempo delivery, some effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick above average arm speed, long loose arm action. Athletic consistent balance point, in line even shoulders, lands square and soft, an athletic balanced finish.

FB: T81. 77-81 mph. (Max spin 1986;  Avg 1793). Both sides of the plate down in the zone accuracy, slight running some action.

CB: 65-67 mph. Around the zone feel control, tight deceiving action, 11/5 tight movement. (Max spin 2234; Avg 2183).

6/15/21

Player Spotlight

Aden Velasquez: SS/RHP, (2024) Cabot, AR. 6-foot-3, 160-pound athletic projectable frame. Starts in a balanced stance with a smooth controlled load, then uses a toe tap. Bat speed is above average, displays a short simple swing plane and high finish. Found lots of barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Projectable at the plate, the right-handed hitter's 92 mph exit velocity ranks him 1st at the event. Athletic in the infield, his position velocity was registered at 76 mph; has quick smooth feet, a quick clean exchange, and sure consistent hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a quick arm action with a ¾ slot. In the 60-yard dash, he clocked a time of 7.38. Projectable on the mound, had a high ¾ arm angle and a short arm action with quick arm speed. Feel type pitcher who shows easy effort. Has an athletic balance point with even shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 77-80 mph; showed consistent command and tilt with straight movement. Threw a straight changeup (65-70) with arm side command and fading action. Threw a 10/4 slider (60-64) that showed gradual action and glove side control.

Scout Evaluation

Aden Velasquez, Cabot, 2024, AR

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 160-pound athletic  projectable frame.

Hit: (RHH) Started in a balanced stance with a smooth controlled load, then used a toe tap. Above average bat speed. High finish, short simple swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 92 mph exit velocity, average 86.74 mph. 64.87 mph bat speed average. 17.55 mph hand speed average. Ranks #1 with ev at the event.

Defense:  (IF) Sure consistent hands, quick smooth footwork, quick clean exchange. Athletic.  Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front.

Arm: 76 mph infield velocity. Quick arm action, ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.38 (60-yard).

Pitching: Projectable. Feel delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed, short arm action. Athletic balance point, even shoulders, lands square, an athletic finish.

FB: T80. 77-80 mph. (Max spin 1998;  Avg 1674). Consistent accuracy, tilt, straight movement.

CH: 65-70 mph. Arm side command, fading action, straight movement.

SL: 60-64 mph. Glove side control, gradual action, 10/4 movement. (Max spin 2017; Avg 1931).

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