Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

C
3B

James
Lucas

Vestavia Hills High School (HS) • AL
5' 10" • 205LBS
R/R • 17yr 6mo
Travel Team: Excel

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2025 National

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
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Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
2020
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.15
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.13
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Infield Velocity
78.0
60 Yard Dash
7.63
Pop Time
2.13 - 2.24
Catcher Velocity
73.0
Power / Speed Score
12.0
60 Yard Dash
7.90
Pop Time
2.30 - 2.55
Catcher Velocity
69.0
Power / Speed Score
9.9
Excel Scout Day
May 18, 2024
Position
2.01 - 2.15
Pop Time
72
C Velo
Power Speed Score
2023 AL/MS Border Battle
Oct 14, 2023
Position
2.03 - 2.13
Pop Time
71
C Velo
Power Speed Score
All-State Games (Invite Only)
Jul 11, 2023
Position
1.97 - 2.13
Pop Time
73
C Velo
Power Speed Score
Birmingham Open
Jun 21, 2023
Position
2.03 - 2.09
Pop Time
78
INF Velo
76
C Velo
Power Speed Score
Excel Scout Day
May 22, 2022
Position
7.63
60-yard
2.13 - 2.24
Pop Time
73
C Velo
Power Speed Score
Top Gun Baseball Scout Day/Tryout
Aug 8, 2020
Position
7.90
60-yard
2.30 - 2.55
Pop Time
69
C Velo
78
Exit Velo

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Exit Velocity Max
104.2
Exit Velocity Avg
92.9
Distance Max
370
Distance Avg
257
Launch Angle Avg
25.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
102.0
Exit Velocity Avg
89.1
Distance Max
343
Distance Avg
204
Launch Angle Avg
15.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
91.7
Exit Velocity Avg
81.8
Distance Max
333
Distance Avg
190
Launch Angle Avg
22.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Excel Scout Day
May 18, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
99.7
Exit Velocity (max)
92.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
243
Distance (avg)
359
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
North Alabama Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 6, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
104.2
Exit Velocity (max)
93.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
276
Distance (avg)
370
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2023 AL/MS Border Battle
Oct 14, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
102.0
Exit Velocity (max)
98.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
254
Distance (avg)
343
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Barrel %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
All-State Games (Invite Only)
Jul 11, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
94.8
Exit Velocity (max)
87.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
192
Distance (avg)
269
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Birmingham Open
Jun 21, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
90.7
Exit Velocity (max)
83.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
178
Distance (avg)
284
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Excel Scout Day
May 22, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
91.7
Exit Velocity (max)
81.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
190
Distance (avg)
333
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
Hand Speed Max
24.4
Hand Speed Avg
23.8
Bat Speed Max
79.2
Bat Speed Avg
76.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.1
Hand Speed Avg
21.4
Bat Speed Max
77.8
Bat Speed Avg
73.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
North Alabama Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 6, 2024
Blast - Hitting
24.4
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
79.2
Bat Speed (max)
76.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2023 AL/MS Border Battle
Oct 14, 2023
Blast - Hitting
23.1
Hand Speed (max)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
77.8
Bat Speed (max)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Birmingham Open
Jun 21, 2023
Blast - Hitting
22.0
Hand Speed (max)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
75.4
Bat Speed (max)
71.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.76
30 Yard Dash
4.06
60 Yard Dash
7.58
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.74
30 Yard Dash
4.03
60 Yard Dash
7.32
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
Excel Scout Day
May 18, 2024
Swift
1.79
10-yd
4.15
30-yd
7.58
60-yd
17.9
Run speed (max)
North Alabama Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 6, 2024
Swift
1.76
10-yd
4.06
30-yd
17.8
Run speed (max)
1.84
RSi (max)
28.4
Jump Height (max)
2023 AL/MS Border Battle
Oct 14, 2023
Swift
1.82
10-yd
4.15
30-yd
7.49
60-yd
18.4
Run speed (max)
1.88
RSi (max)
28.4
Jump Height (max)
17.9
Jump Height (avg)
All-State Games (Invite Only)
Jul 11, 2023
Swift
1.74
10-yd
4.03
30-yd
7.33
60-yd
18.6
Run speed (max)
Birmingham Open
Jun 21, 2023
Swift
1.78
10-yd
4.04
30-yd
7.32
60-yd
18.8
Run speed (max)

Visual Edge

2024
2023
Edge Score
74.56
Edge Score
73.69

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

1/06/24
James Lucas, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-8, 212-pounds. Stockier, well developed lower half. Strong.
Hit: RHH. Small leg kick trigger, uses the lower half very well. Definite tilt in the bat path. Plenty of juice to all fields with carry. 76.7 mph bat speed with 18 G's of rotational acceleration.
Power: 104 max exit velocity, averaged 93.3 mph. 370' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-76 mph. Strong arm, quicker.
Defense: 1.96-1.99 pop times. Quick actions, works from a knee. Clean exchanges and transfers.
ATH: 1.76 and 4.06 in the 10 and 30 yard splits. 28.40 max vertical.
10/14/23
James Lucas, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-8, 209-pounds. Physical build, shorter stature.
Hit: RHH. Slightly crouched, open stance. Solid extension through contact. Major juice to the pullside. Explosive bat speed. 75.9 mph bat speed with 14 G's of rotational acceleration.
Power: 102 max exit velocity, averaged 98.4 mph. 343' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-71 mph. High 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.03-2.13 pop times. Moves well behind the plate, quick transfer on the throw to 2B.
ATH: 7.49 runner in the 60. 1.82 and 4.15 in the 10 and 30 yard splits. 28.40 max vertical.
7/11/23

James Lucas, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 195-pounds. Compact, physical build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup in the box. Direct path to contact with some violence in the bat path. Plenty of carry to all fields.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 269' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-73 mph. Shorter arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 1.97-2.13 pop times. Athletic actions. Really commands the game. Quiet receiver.
ATH: 7.33 runner in the 60. 1.74 and 4.03 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.

7/11/23
James Lucas, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 195-pounds. Compact, physical build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup in the box. Direct path to contact with some violence in the bat path. Plenty of carry to all fields.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 87.5 mph. 269' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-73 mph. Shorter arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 1.97-2.13 pop times. Athletic actions. Really commands the game. Quiet receiver.
ATH: 7.33 runner in the 60. 1.74 and 4.03 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
6/21/23

James Lucas, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 195-pounds. Bigger and stronger frame, proportional and well developed.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, taller stance in the box. Natural lift in the swing, present pop to all parts of the field. Loud barrels. 71.5 mph bat speed with 8 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 mph. 284' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-76 mph. INF-78 mph. Strong and whip-like arm action. (C) Long arm, strong.
Defense: 2.03-2.09 pop times. Great glove presentation, moves well up the middle. Clean actions. (C) Solid actions behind the plate, blocks well.
ATH: 7.32 runner in the 60. 1.78 and 4.04 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 73.69 Edge Score

6/21/23
James Lucas, Vestavia Hills (AL), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 195-pounds. Bigger and stronger frame, proportional and well developed.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, taller stance in the box. Natural lift in the swing, present pop to all parts of the field. Loud barrels. 71.5 mph bat speed with 8 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 mph. 284' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-76 mph. INF-78 mph. Strong and whip-like arm action. (C) Long arm, strong.
Defense: 2.03-2.09 pop times. Great glove presentation, moves well up the middle. Clean actions. (C) Solid actions behind the plate, blocks well.
ATH: 7.32 runner in the 60. 1.78 and 4.04 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
Vizual Edge: 73.69 Edge Score

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Physical

2024
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Excel Scout Day
May 18, 2024
Physical - Athlete
5' 8"
Ht
212.1
Wt
North Alabama Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 6, 2024
Physical - Athlete
5' 8"
Ht
212.3
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
2023 AL/MS Border Battle
Oct 14, 2023
Physical - Athlete
5' 8"
Ht
209.0
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)