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CLASS OF 2025

SS
RHP

Blaize
Ward

Maumelle (HS) • AR
6' 1" • 185LBS
L/R • 17yr 6mo
Travel Team: Arkansas Prospects Platinum 2024

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
21
Hand Speed (max)
2/12/22
73.8
Bat Speed (max)
2/18/23
11.3
Rot. Acc (max)
7/28/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
93.4
Exit Velocity (max)
2/18/23
86.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/18/23
332
Distance (max)
2/18/23
71
Sweet Spot %
2/18/23
Run
7.02
60
6/04/23
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
89
INF Velo
6/04/23
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

88
Velocity (max)
6/04/23
86 - 88
Velo Range
6/04/23
2097
Spin Rate (avg)
6/14/22

Changeup

75.2 - 76.4
Velo Range
2/18/23
1651
Spin Rate (avg)
2/12/22

Curveball

74 - 75
Velo Range
6/08/23
2071
Spin Rate (avg)
2/18/23

Slider

70 - 71
Velo Range
6/04/23
2148
Spin Rate (avg)
6/14/22

Positional Tools

2023
2022
2021
60 Yard Dash
7.02
Infield Velocity
89.0
Power / Speed Score
13.3
60 Yard Dash
7.44
Infield Velocity
84.0
Power / Speed Score
12.0
Infield Velocity
78.0
Arkansas Prospects Scout Day
Jun 4, 2023
Position
7.02
60-yard
89
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 18, 2023
Position
7.52
60-yard
85
INF Velo
Power Speed Score
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 14, 2022
Position
7.44
60-yard
84
INF Velo
Power Speed Score
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 12, 2022
Position
7.45
60-yard
77
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
78
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
2021 Arkansas PBR JFG
Jul 28, 2021
Position
78
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
78
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
93.4
Exit Velocity Avg
86.1
Distance Max
332
Distance Avg
220
Launch Angle Avg
20.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
89.3
Exit Velocity Avg
82.6
Distance Max
288
Distance Avg
165
Launch Angle Avg
14.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
88.1
Exit Velocity Avg
78.4
Distance Max
331
Distance Avg
217
Launch Angle Avg
19.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 18, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
93.4
Exit Velocity (max)
86.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
220
Distance (avg)
332
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 14, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
88.3
Exit Velocity (max)
81.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
173
Distance (avg)
288
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 12, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
89.3
Exit Velocity (max)
83.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
160
Distance (avg)
261
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 Arkansas PBR JFG
Jul 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
88.1
Exit Velocity (max)
78.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
217
Distance (avg)
331
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
20.8
Hand Speed Avg
19.7
Bat Speed Max
73.8
Bat Speed Avg
70.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.0
Hand Speed Avg
19.2
Bat Speed Max
65.8
Bat Speed Avg
62.5
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
20.7
Hand Speed Avg
19.5
Bat Speed Max
68.7
Bat Speed Avg
64.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 18, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.8
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
73.8
Bat Speed (max)
70.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 14, 2022
Blast - Hitting
20.4
Hand Speed (max)
19.0
Hand Speed (avg)
65.1
Bat Speed (max)
61.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 12, 2022
Blast - Hitting
21.0
Hand Speed (max)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
65.8
Bat Speed (max)
63.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Arkansas PBR JFG
Jul 28, 2021
Blast - Hitting
20.7
Hand Speed (max)
19.5
Hand Speed (avg)
68.7
Bat Speed (max)
64.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.4
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1772
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
21.1
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1955
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1432
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.1
Fastball
Velocity Avg
79.6
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2053
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.8
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.8
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2033
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.1
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1651
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
68.7
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2148
Slider
Total Movement Avg
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
86.4
Velocity (max)
82.4 - 85.1
Velo Range
83.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,876
Spin Rate (max)
1,639
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.4
Velocity (max)
70.5 - 73.7
Velo Range
71.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,991
Spin Rate (max)
1,897
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.3
Velocity (max)
75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,075
Spin Rate (max)
1,075
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 18, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
85.3
Velocity (max)
83.2 - 85.1
Velo Range
83.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,172
Spin Rate (max)
2,039
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
71.0
Velocity (max)
67.7 - 70.7
Velo Range
68.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,177
Spin Rate (max)
2,071
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.6
Velocity (max)
75.2 - 76.4
Velo Range
75.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,570
Spin Rate (max)
1,522
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 14, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
82.1
Velocity (max)
79.6 - 81.9
Velo Range
76.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,220
Spin Rate (max)
2,097
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
69.8
Velocity (max)
68.3 - 69.4
Velo Range
64.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,206
Spin Rate (max)
2,148
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 12, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
79.3
Velocity (max)
77.6 - 78.9
Velo Range
75.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,101
Spin Rate (max)
1,995
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.3
Velocity (max)
63.7 - 65.9
Velo Range
61.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,136
Spin Rate (max)
2,033
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.2
Velocity (max)
70.6 - 73.2
Velo Range
68.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,763
Spin Rate (max)
1,651
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.7
Curveball
Velocity Avg
61.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.5
National Program Invitational (NPI)
Jun 8, 2023
Pitching
85
Max FB
82 - 84
FB
74 - 75
CB
66 - 70
CH
Arkansas Prospects Scout Day
Jun 4, 2023
Pitching
88
Max FB
86 - 88
FB
70 - 76
CH
70 - 71
SL
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 12, 2022
Pitching
79
Max FB
77 - 79
FB
63 - 66
CB
70 - 73
CH
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Pitching
73
Max FB
70 - 73
FB
58 - 62
CB
2021 Arkansas PBR JFG
Jul 28, 2021
Pitching
78
Max FB
74 - 78
FB
58 - 63
CB
14U National Championship
Jun 30, 2021
Pitching
78
Max FB
75 - 78
FB
62 - 63
CB
70 - 73
CH

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.85
30 Yard Dash
4.13
60 Yard Dash
7.52
Top Speed (MPH)
10 Yard Dash
1.96
30 Yard Dash
4.38
60 Yard Dash
7.94
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 18, 2023
Swift
1.85
10-yd
4.13
30-yd
7.52
60-yd
18.3
Run speed (max)
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 14, 2022
Swift
1.96
10-yd
4.38
30-yd
7.94
60-yd
17.2
Run speed (max)
7.5
Run Speed (avg)
2.56
RSi (max)
2.44
RSi (avg)
1,304
Jump Power (max)
25.0
Jump Height (max)
24.6
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2022
Edge Score
73.13
Edge Score
67.67

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

6/14/22

Blaize Ward, Maumelle (AR), 2025
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Athletic frame with present strength
Hit: LHH. Athletic set up knee to knee trigger quick twitch to barrel release Slight uphill to contact extension to middle of field
Power: 88.3 max exit velocity, averaged 81.5 mph. 288� max distance. gap to gap with pull side power
Arm: RH.  INF - 84 mph.  quick efficient slot with ease
Defense: easy actions plus defender advanced catch and throw
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: rhythmic delivery with power from the lower body
Arm Action: RH. short clean quick arm swing
FB: T82.1, 79.6-81.9 mph. straight with down angle T2219, 2097 average rpm.
SL: 68.3-69.4 mph. short break glove side feel T2205, 2147 average rpm.

2/12/22

Player Spotlight

Blaize Ward: SS/RHP, (2025) Maumelle, AR. 6-foot, 160-pound lean athletic frame. Advanced during batting practice, the left-handed hitter's best exit velocity was 89 mph. (63.6 mph bat speed average). (19.4 mph hand speed average). Started in an athletic narrow stance with a compact rhythmic load, then used a short controlled stride. Has flashed present bat speed, short upward swing plane and high finish. He barreled up lots of balls with some loud contact. Line drive gap to gap approach. Athletic while in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 77 mph; shows a quick clean exchange, athletic in control feet, and twitchy consistent hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were quick athletic. Used a high slot with a short quick arm action. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.45. Projectable on the mound, showed quick consistent arm speed with a short consistent arm action and a high arm angle. Up-tempo type pitcher who shows some effort. Showed athletic balance point with in line shoulders. Lands square with a falling off finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 77-79 mph; showed some action and both sides of the plate command with straight movement. (Max spin 2100; Avg 1994). Had tight late action and in the zone command on his 11/5 curveball (63-66). (Max spin 2136; Avg 2033). His changeup (70-73) has fading action and down in the zone arm side control.

Scout Evaluation

Blaize Ward, Maumelle, 2025, AR

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 6-foot, 160-pound lean athletic frame.

Hit: (LHH) Advanced. Began in an athletic narrow stance with a compact rhythmic load, then used a short controlled stride. Flashed present bat speed. High finish, short upward swing. Line drive gap to gap approach.

Power: 89 mph exit velocity, average 83.5 mph. 63.6 mph bat speed average. 19.4 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Twitchy consistent hands, athletic in control footwork, quick clean exchange. Athletic.  Movements laterally were quick athletic and he fields the ball out front.

Arm: 77 mph infield velocity. Short quick arm action, high slot.

Speed: 7.45 (60-yard).

Pitching: Projectable. Up-tempo delivery, some effort. High arm angle, quick consistent arm speed, short consistent arm action. Athletic balance point, in line shoulders, lands square, a falling off finish.

FB: T79. 77-79 mph. (Max spin 2100;  Avg 1994). Both sides of the plate accuracy, some action, straight movement.

CB: 63-66 mph. In the zone control, tight late action, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 2136; Avg 2033).

CH: 70-73 mph. Down in the zone arm side control, fading action.

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