Slade Caldwell
Slade Caldwell
Slade Caldwell
Slade Caldwell

CLASS OF 2024

OF
LHP

Slade
Caldwell

Valley View (HS) • AR
5-8 • 154LBS • L/L
Travel Team: BPA

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2/20/21

Player Spotlight 

Slade Caldwell: OF/LHP, (2024) Valley View, AR. Mississippi Commit, 5-foot-8, 154-pound athletic frame. Begins in an open stance with a smooth compact load, then uses a controlled stride. Bat speed was explosive, showed a short simple swing plane and high finish. He found lots of barrels with tons of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Advanced in the box, the left-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 91 mph. Athletic from the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 83 mph; has sure hands, athletic quick feet, and a natural exchange. Movements laterally were athletic and he fields the ball one hand. Used a high ¾ slot with a long arm action while showing consistent accuracy to the base. Fluid on the mound, used a high ¾ arm angle with a loose arm action while showing quick arm speed. Up-tempo type pitcher and uses some effort. Showed consistent balance point and even shoulders. Lands open with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 77-79 mph; shows slight action and command around the zone with straight movement. Threw a tight curveball (70-71) that showed early action and up in the zone command. His tight changeup (72-74) shows tailing action and consistent command. 

Scout Evaluation 

Slade Caldwell, Valley View, 2024, AR

Position: OF/LHP

Body: 5-foot-8, 154-pound athletic frame.

Hit: (LHH) Started in an open stance with a smooth compact load, then used a controlled stride. Explosive bat speed. High finish, short simple swing. Gap to gap approach. 

Power: 91 mph exit velocity. 

Defense:  (OF) Sure hands, athletic quick footwork, natural exchange. Athletic.  Fields the ball one hand, movements laterally were athletic. 

Arm: 83 mph outfield velocity. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Pitching: Fluid. Up-tempo delivery, some effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick arm speed, loose arm action. Consistent balance point, even shoulders, lands open, an athletic finish.

FB: T79. 77-79 mph. Around the zone accuracy, slight action, straight movement. 

CB: 70-71 mph. Up in the zone control, early action, tight movement. 

CH: 72-74 mph. Consistent command, tailing action, tight movement.

6/23/20

5-Foot-6, 141-Pound frame, present strength in athletic frame, ran a 6.70, Offensively; open set, simple load simple sstride, barrel flat at foot strike, back knee works underneath body, barrel  works up through contact, short stroke, pull side approach, some sneaky pull side power, 83 mph exit velo, Defensively; attacks ball fields outside right foot, funnel across to left hip, glove pat to throw after gather, quick release with short arm action, average carry, 71 mph arm strength. 

Pitching: high 3/4 slot, quick arm speed, log arm action, good balance point, sme effort to delivery, athletic finish, recoil after release, closed toe land, early clear glove side, short front side, stands up out of back leg at finish, fastball 70-72 mph, arm side run with early fade, curveball 64-67 mph, fastball arm speed, late action on a fastball line with short break in the zone.

6/09/20

5-Foot-6, 141-Pound frame, athletic build with present strength for frame, Ran a 6.50, Offensively; simple set up seperate to load, barrel cocked at foot strike, barrel slightly away from body to contact, back side works underneath body, pull side approach, repeats swing, 84 mph exit velo, Defensively, attacks ball fields outside right hip, funnel to hip, clean arm swing with average carry, 78 mph arm strength. 

Pitching: high ¾ slot, quick arm speed, long and loose arm action, some effort to delivery, slight raise out of balance after big leg kick, slight head lean to clear slot, early glove side pull, closed toe land, spin front foot to release, slight recoil after release, fastball 73-75 mph, sink to arm side, late action, heavy at plate, threw for strikes, curveball 65-67 mph, 1-7 shape, early action, gradual break, fastball arm speed, stands up at release, change up 69-72 mph, fastball arm speed, arm side run, bottom of zone with feel.

1/18/20

5-Foot-5, 135-Pound frame, athletic frame, ran a 7.3, Offensively; open set, simple load, simple stride, stable in the ground to contact, line drive approach, barrel cocked at foot strike, slight uphill approach, short stroke short finish, Defensively; athletic actions, attacks ball fields outside left, funnel to midline, short stroke, average carry, 72 mph arm strength.

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