Sal Valenzuela
Sal Valenzuela
Sal Valenzuela
Sal Valenzuela

CLASS OF 2024

OF
LHP

Sal
Valenzuela

Nogales (HS) • AZ
6-0 • 175LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Baseball Next Level
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8/29/21

Sal Valenzuela, Nogales (AZ), 2024
 Positional Profile: OF/LHP High upside on the mound. Arm is clean with a projectable body and room to grow.
Body: 6-foot-0, 175-pounds. Athletic build, room for physical development. Projectable body.
Defense: Approaches the ball smooth and is direct with the glove. Slower shuffle with footwork to release.
Arm: L. OF - 81 mph. Throws from a high 3/4 slot. Clean arm with 4 seam carry. Throws were on target.
Hit: L. Wider setup with slightly open stance. Weight is noticeably on his back side. Sets up with front shoulder slightly higher than back. Bat lays flat on the shoulder. Loads onto his back side with moderate leg kick. Gains some ground towards pitcher and creates some length with hands. Path is slightly rotational.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. Long strides. Lacks consistency with strides.

Delivery: Good tempo from the windup. Has a high leg kick and sinks back down into his back leg. Gets down the mound well.
Arm Action: L. Delivers from a high 3/4 slot. Timing with separation is consistent and gets out front and through his pitches. Delivery is clean.
FB: T82, 80-81 mph. Slight arm side run with some tilt.
SL: 70-72 mph. Inconsistent with release point. Needs to improve SL command.                          CH: 68-71 mph. Showed to be his best secondary pitch on this day. Thrown with FB intent, has some depth to it.

8/16/20

Sal Valenzuela, Nogales (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/LHP Athleticism gives him upside as a two-prospect.
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds. Thin projectable body, high waisted, plenty of room to gain strength.
Defense: Good pre-pitch, on-time first step. Created angles in order to have direction to target. Usable glove & feet.
Arm: Left-handed. OF - 76 mph. Arm should get better as he matures. Short arm action from 3/4 slot. Ball tails off to the arm side, showing some accuracy.
Hit: LHH. Squared base, leg kick trigger with long stride, lands square. Weight drifts forward early at times.  Flat swing with mid/oppo approach. Developing timing.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. Inconsistent contact with some hard LDs up the middle.
Run: 7.96 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Fluid athletic delivery, showing above average feel. Tall controlled balance point. Showed some hip/shoulder separation at front foot strike. Lands square with athletic balanced finish.
Arm Action: Left-handed. Throws with easy effort from a H3/4 arm slot with short arm action.
FB: T76, 73-76 mph. Straight, Above average spin in relation to speed.
SL: 66-68 mph. Varying slurvy & slutter action.
CH: 68-69 mph. Some separation from FB.

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