Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2021

RHP

AJ
Causey

Tennessee
Sparkman (HS) • AL
6' 3" • 195LBS
R/R • 22yr 4mo
Travel Team: VBA 17U Black

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Pitching

Fastball

92
Velocity (max)
2/04/21
85 - 89
Velo Range
10/02/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

79 - 81
Velo Range
6/17/21
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

67 - 73
Velo Range
10/02/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

72 - 74
Velo Range
6/18/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)
Power
94
Exit Velocity (max)
6/25/19
-
Exit Velocity (avg)
-
Distance (max)
-
Sweet Spot %
Run
7.53
60
6/25/19
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
-
INF Velo
-
OF Velo
81
C Velo
6/25/19
2.08 - 2.15
Pop Time
6/25/19

Positional Tools

2019
60 Yard Dash
7.53
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.15
Catcher Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
12.5
Underclass Games (Invite Only)
Jun 25, 2019
Position
7.53
60-yard
2.08 - 2.15
Pop Time
81
C Velo
94
Exit Velo

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Hitting

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Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
80.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
77.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
73.0
PBR Classic at LakePoint
Jun 17, 2021
Pitching
90
Max FB
85 - 89
FB
79 - 81
CH
68 - 72
SL
State Games of Georgia
May 28, 2021
Pitching
89
Max FB
85 - 88
FB
70 - 71
CB
Upperclass Fall World Series
Oct 2, 2020
Pitching
90
Max FB
85 - 89
FB
67 - 73
CB
77 - 78
CH
Southeast Select
Jun 18, 2020
Pitching
90
Max FB
86 - 89
FB
72 - 74
SL
VBA 17U Black Workout
May 19, 2020
Pitching
90
Max FB
84 - 88
FB
77 - 78
CH
69 - 71
SL

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3/22/24
A different look starter with a sidearm slot, Causey is a unicorn in both his spin analytics and his ability to repeat and sustain his stuff from that release point over numerous innings. After allowing two home runs in the first inning on Friday night, the 6-foot-3 righthander found his groove and held the Tide scoreless over his last six. Causey worked with a running 90-92 mph fastball throughout the evening, and two effective secondary pitches—a solid 79-82 mph changeup and high-spin sweeper (3000+ rpm) in the 72-76 mph range. He also showed the ability to change the shape of his sweeper from one that peaked at 24” HB to a slower one with more depth. His stuff and deception, when combined with his competitiveness and high-end performance should land him in the top five-to-six rounds this summer.
8/15/22

Cape Cod: The rare sidearmer with projection, the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Causey already has a lively fastball from his low slot, coming in at 89-91 and spinning in the 2300s to 2400s. His Frisbee slider (72-73 mph) has big sweep and tight spin in the 2900s-3000s, and he also has good feel for a tailing changeup at 76-77. He was outstanding as a freshman for Jacksonville State this spring (2.65 ERA, 58-10 K-BB in 48.1 IP).

4/30/21

Jumps out every time we see the Senators and this past weekend was no exception. Obviously, his pitching prowess has been well documented (and was on display again Friday night) but Causey has been a key catalyst on offense all season for the Senators as well. The senior RHP was once again dominant, showing a fastball 88-90 mph from multiple arm slots, creating serious action into RH hitters while spinning a breaking ball with slider action at 72- 74 mph. The bat played big time in the series as Causey was 5-10 with 2 doubles and a HR. He seems to never chase out of the zone while showing power to every spot on the field. Causey went 6.1 innings on the mound, scattering 6 hits and striking out 12. He did not allow an earned run.

4/06/21

RHP AJ Causey (2021, Jacksonville State) just continues to turn in quality outing after quality outing for the Senators. The future Gamecock simply does not allow hitters from either side of the plate to get comfortable against him. As is the norm with Causey, he again featured multiple arm slots and was able to locate to both sides of the plate with ease. The fastball sat upper 80’s (87-89 mph) from the side and over the top, while he bumped 90 mph from over the top. The fastball from the side is sneaky quick and shows true late arm side action that he can run in on RH hitters and let it disappear away versus LH hitters. The slider from the side is just about unfair against RH hitters as it appears just like the fastball out of the hand and darts away late at 68-71 mph. The breaking ball from over the top shows late depth that he consistently buried down in the zone. Without a doubt, Causey is one of the top arms in the state that hitters simply just can’t get comfortable against. The more we see him the more we like him. Causey struck out 14 and only walked 1 on Tuesday night.

2/24/21

'21 RHP AJ Causey (Jacksonville State) is a very difficult matchup for both left-handed and right-handed hitters, as he attacks hitters from multiple arm slots. The senior features multiple pitches from multiple arm slots and creates a ton of action on all of his offerings. The fastball over the top showed some late life at 87-89 mph while the same pitch from the side was 84-85 mph with two seam action. Featured a slider from the side arm slot that darted away late from right-handed hitters. Flashed a couple changeups that tunneled well with the fastball with deception and late fade to the arm side. After seeing him once again, very hard for hitters to get comfortable against him. 

2/20/21

'21 RHP AJ Causey (Jacksonville State) toed the rubber against Hoover and gave the Senators all he had for five innings of work. Pitching from multiple arm slots, Causey worked 84-86 mph with hard sink/run into right-handed hitters (up to 92 mph this month OTT), but the secondary offerings from this right-hander made life difficult for opposing hitters. He featured a two-breaking ball mix with one being a firmer slider around 72-74 mph with darting action, and other being a slower-curveball at 67-69 mph. Both breaking balls showed above average spin around 24-2500 rpm’s consistently. Made some big pitches in his outing versus one of the best lineups in the state. Should be an immediate impact guy on the mound his freshman year at Jacksonville State.

6/25/19

Another young C that looked very good at the event. His BP round consisted of very hard hit line drives to all fields with backspin. He was not afraid to go oppo as well. Advanced approach for the young RHH C. Defensively, the arm strength is already there for Causey as he posted an event-best C velo at 81 mph. His pop times were 2.10-2.17, but these will be trimmed down in the future as a gets stronger and his feet get quicker. Interesting follow.

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