Evan Ward
Evan Ward
Evan Ward
Evan Ward

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
SS

Evan
Ward

Sheridan (HS) • AR
6-0 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Sticks Baseball

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2/20/21

Player Spotlight 

Evan Ward: RHP/SS, (2022) Sheridan, AR. 6-foot, 160-pound projectable frame. Athletic at the plate, Ward had a max exit velocity of 90 mph. Began in a balanced stance with a smooth controlled load, then used a small leg kick. Had a short flat swing plane, above average bat speed and level finish. He produced some loud contact and found lots of barrels. Line drive approach. Athletic while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 79 mph; showed sure twitchy hands, athletic quick feet, and a quick fluid exchange. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball deep. Had a short arm action and a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the bag. Above average on the mound, used a long arm action with a high ¾ arm angle while showing quick arm speed. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and uses some effort. Has a strong balance point with even shoulders. Lands square with a falling off finish. Sat with his fastball at 81-83 mph; had sinking action and consistent command with tight movement. Threw a 11/5 curveball (72-74) with command low in the zone and swing and miss action. His straight changeup (77-79) shows consistent command and fading action. Shows slight action and in the zone control on his tight slider (73-74). 

Scout Evaluation 

Evan Ward, Sheridan, 2022, AR

Position: RHP/SS

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

Hit: (RHH) Starts in a balanced stance with a smooth controlled load, then uses a small leg kick. Above average bat speed. Level finish, short flat swing. Line drive approach. 

Power: 90 mph exit velocity. 

Defense:  (IF) Sure twitchy hands, athletic quick footwork, quick fluid exchange. Athletic.  Fields the ball deep, movements laterally were athletic. 

Arm: 79 mph infield velocity. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Pitching: Above average. Drop-and-drive delivery, some effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed, long arm action. Strong balance point, even shoulders, lands square, a falling off finish.

FB: T83. 81-83 mph. Consistent accuracy, sinking action, tight movement. 

CB: 72-74 mph. Low in the zone control, swing and miss action, 11/5 shape. 

CH: 77-79 mph. Consistent control, fading action, straight movement. 

SL: 73-74 mph. In the zone command, slight action, tight movement. 


2/22/20

Evan Ward: RHP/SS, (2022) Sheridan, AR. 6-foot, 150-pound lean frame. In the box, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 83 mph. Starts in a balanced stance, has a smooth load and uses a small leg kick to start his swing. Shows a level swing plane, quick bat speed and extension on his finish. Was able to find some barrels through his round. Up the middle approach. In the infield, showed ability to throw up to 74 mph across the field; has rhythmic footwork, soft hands and a fluid exchange. Used a long arm action with a high ¾ slot. He clocked a time of 7.31 in the 60-yard dash 

Positional_Profile: RHP/SS

Body: 6-foot, 150-pound lean frame

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, smooth load, small leg kick stride. Quick bat speed. Extension on his finish, level swing. 

Power: 83  mph exit velocity.  up the middle approach. 

Defense: 74 infield velocity. Fluid exchange, soft hands, rhythmic footwork. 

Arm: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot. 

Pitching: high ¾ slot, quick arm. Long arm action, good balance point, easy effort, open toe land, clean arm swing, repeats delivery, fastball 76-80 mph, sink to arm side, straight to glove side, pounds zone, curveball 69-71 mph, depth power pitch with late action, fastball line out of hand, slider 70-71 mph, cutter type action, same plane, short break, change up 74-76 mph, arm side run, feel for pitch in zone.

FB: T80. 76-80 mph. 

CB: 69-71 mph. 

CH: 70-71 mph. 

SL: 74-76 mph.

10/05/19

Sheridan High School, Class of 2022; 6-foot, 145-pound lanky frame; RHP/SS. On the mound, he used a loose arm action and a ¾ arm angle while showing quick arm speed. He is a drop-and-drive type pitcher. His fastball was clocked at 78-79 mph; with a max of 79 mph; has plus action and very consistent accuracy on his sinking fastball. He successfully located his changeup for a strike at 73-74 mph; tailing changeup shows some action. When he stayed on top of his slider (69-71 mph), his location was consistent.

6/26/19

6-Foot-0, 145-Pound frame, thin frame with more room for strength, ran a 7.20, Offensively; even set, leg lift to stride, barrel flat at foot strike, loses stability in front foot, backside slight over rotation, slight raise to hit, closed land line, short stroke, short finish to pull side, 74 mph exit velo, Defensively; glove pat to field, deep field, field off right, long arm action, over the top slot average carry, 73 mph arm strength.

Pitching; ¾ slot, average arm speed, long arm action, good balance point, easy effort, closed land line, closed toe land, early front side clear out, fastball 75-78 mph, straight action, arm side high at times, slider 67-69 mph, 10-4 shape, early action, gradual break, fastball arm speed, underneath at times, change up 72-74 mph, fastball arm speed, arm side run at plate, feel for pitch.

6/04/19

5-Foot-9, 145-Pound frame, Ran a 7.22 60, Offensively; simple set even stance even land leg lift to stride, loses stability in ground to contact, barrel cocked at foot strike, backside over rotates to contact, short stroke short finish, 73 mph exit velo, Defensively; glove pat to field late left foot fingers up to field, fields ball up underneath body, bend to field, average carry, over the top slot, glove pat to release, 73 mph arm strength.

Pitching; ¾ slot, quick arm speed, long arm action, good balance point with easy effort, fastball 74-78 mph, late sink, stays arm side down, through for strikes, arm side run, curveball 68-70 mph, 11-5 shape, late action, rpm’s at the plate, fastball arm speed, threw for strikes, change up 72-73 mph fastball arm speed, life at plate with arm side run, occasional cut type action.

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