Ruben Villaescusa
Ruben Villaescusa
Ruben Villaescusa
Ruben Villaescusa

CLASS OF 2022

OF
RHP

Ruben
Villaescusa

Tucson (HS) • AZ
6-2 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Tucson Champs

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10/17/21

Ruben Villaescusa, Tucson (AZ), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Has some strength, size, and good actions. Upside as a two way prospect.
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Strong build, strength in lower half.
Hit: RHH. Simple setup, base outside out shoulder width slightly open. Hands are held just above the back shoulder with some rhythm. Loads onto back side and creates some separation with hands. Swing is flat and creates consistent hard contact. On ground balls to pull side he just gets a hair out front and can't hold his line any longer. Would benefit from pushing the ball back a bit and making contact from a stronger position, this would create more line drive contact to gaps. Overall swing works well with good bat speed.
Power: 100.76 max exit velocity, averaged 89.36 mph. 360’ max distance. Ball is impacted well with backspin flight.
Arm:  OF - 87 mph. Throws from a high 3/4 slot. Ball has slight 2 seam carry. Arm strength is good and throws were accurate.
Defense: Footwork and glove work is consistent. Takes some time to get the ball out in the OF, slower release time, but the arm strength is there. LF seems to be best spot defensively.
Run:  runner in the 60.

10/17/21

Ruben Villaescusa, Tucson (AZ), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Has some strength, size, and good actions. Upside as a two way prospect.
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Strong build, strength in lower half.
Delivery: Simple mechanics out of the windup and stretch. Uses a slide step out of the stretch. Good mix of pitches.
Arm Action: RH. Throws from a 3/4 slot. Good mix of pitches with consistent release points.
FB: T85.71, 79.94-83.70 mph. Likes to work arm side and down with the FB. Has some good horizontal movement to it that will get in on RHH hands.  T2276, 2041 average rpm.
CB: 68.34-70.43 mph.  T1942, 1583 average rpm.
SL: 71.23-72.53 mph. Commanded well with some late break to it. When it starts middle and ends up on black away, that's when it's best.  T2088, 1902 average rpm.
CH: 72.00-73.56 mph. Throws with FB arm speed and has some horizontal break. Tends to fly open with front side and misses are side. When he stays closed and gets down the mound it's effective.  T773, 773 average rpm.

10/14/18 - 6-foot-0, 175-pound frame. Continued the trend of showing upside on the mound. Commanded the strike zone with all three pitches, running his fastball up to 77 mph. Showed promise with both a slider 70-71 mph, and curveball 63-67 mph. Change up shows arm side fade working at 66-67 mph. At the plate made some loud contact as he shows present strength that allowed him to post  an impressive 88 mph exit velocity. Works hard to pull hands through the zone. Ran 7.70 60-yard dash. Development of athleticism will dictate whether Villaescusa’s future is on the mound or as a hitter.

3/29/18 - 5-foot-11, 155-pound frame. Showed best on the mound where he ran his fastball up to 77 mph and flashed some arm side run. Long arm action from just below ¾ slot. 70-71 mph breaking ball is developing and currently shows more cutter type action with a short, lateral break. 64 mph changeup is more advanced as it was in the zone, but tended to be left to the arm side. Development of secondary pitches will be key moving forward. Offensively, showed short, simple swing. Tended to get started late and have to race to get foot down. Showed ability to make line drive contact to the middle of the field during his round of BP; 74 mph exit velocity. Tended to field ball deep on the infield, may profile better at 1B. Posted 70 mph infield velocity with slower transfer and long arm action. 7.83 60-yard dash.

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