Russ Hensley
Russ Hensley
Russ Hensley

CLASS OF 2023

3B
RHP

Russ
Hensley

Clinton (HS) • AR
6-4 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Maximum Impact

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2023 National

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2023 State

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10/05/19

Clinton High School, Class of 2023; 6-foot-4, 180-pound projectable frame; 3B/RHP. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 83 mph. Starts in athletic stance with a small load, then uses a toe tap to start his swing. Displayed quick bat speed, as well as a flat swing plane and good extension on his finish. While in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 70 mph; feet were rhythmic and his hands were soft, fielded ball deep and underneath body. Showed an-over-the-top slot with a long arm action. In the 60-yard dash, he clocked a time of 7.91. On the mound, he had quick arm speed to the plate and a high ¾ arm angle. He is a tall-and-fall type pitcher and shows some effort in his delivery. He consistently threw his curveball 64 mph with movement; threw a sinking curveball that had some action. He was clocked sitting at 73-75 mph; and topped out at 75 mph; running fastball showed slight action. His changeup (70-71 mph) was most efficient to his arm side, feel for pitch..

3-30-2018: 6-foot-1, 180-pound frame, big body with good frame to fill, ran an 8.7 60, offensively hands back slightly open stance, simple load, knee trigger to start, backside clears underneath to contact slight uphill hip line, advanced leverag, power to pull side, line drive approach with loft to the swing, exit velocity 83, defensively, bend to field, funnel to midline, late with glove, heavy feet to field, arm action long, little pie to throw, minimal carry, arm strength 63 mph.

Pitching: narrow feet to start, clean line with feet, lay hand at top of arm swing, cupped front side glove, head tilt at release losing direction, fastball was up in the zone at 68-69 mph, curveball popped out of hand with rolling action at 61-63, change up was 52-54 that stayed arm side with downward action at plate.

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