Colby Lunsford
Colby Lunsford

CLASS OF 2021

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Colby
Lunsford

Sacramento State
Bear River (HS) • CA
5-10 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Chico Aces

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Power
98.4
Exit Velocity (max)
6/28/20
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Exit Velocity (avg)
-
Distance (max)
-
Sweet Spot %
Run
6.73
60-yard
6/28/20
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30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
86
INF Velo
6/28/20
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OF Velo
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C Velo
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2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
6.73
Infield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
14.6
60 Yard Dash
6.79
Infield Velocity
73.0
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 28, 2020
Position
6.73
60-yard
86
INF Velo
98
Exit Velo
NorCal Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 25, 2020
Position
6.82
60-yard
81
INF Velo
91
Exit Velo
Area Code Games Tryout
Jul 12, 2019
Position
6.79
60-yard
73
INF Velo

Hitting

2020
Exit Velocity Max
98.4
Exit Velocity Avg
87.5
Distance Max
364
Distance Avg
265
Launch Angle Avg
21.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 28, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
98.4
Exit Velocity (max)
87.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
265
Distance (avg)
364
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

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6/28/20

Norcal ProCase

Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds. Lean and strong, his listed size actually seems smaller than his physical presence when seeing him in person. Well-proportioned athletic body.

Hit: RH - Generally a flat swing in comparison to many players with aggressive attack angles, his average attack angle was 16 degrees and his hot zone chart showed him good in the lower 2/3 of the zone. Has feel for the barrel and can split the gaps. His 68 score in the Blast connection category (scored 20-80) was one of the highest. Maintaining good connection is an indicator of dynamic swing adjustability. The line drive single to RCF in the competitive AB portion was a good example of his swing adjustability (as well as his rotational acceleration.. more on that in the next section).

Power: 98 mph EV was his top in the BP round (courtesy of Trackman) using a wood bat. The power potential he has could take some years to come out, first seen as doubles and triples in the gaps, with an occasionally back spun homer. His rotational acceleration average of 17.5 (g) rates very well in relation to pro avg of 16.8 (g), according to Blast. Those in tune with the Blast metrics understand that rotational acceleration shows how quickly a player can accelerate the bat into the swing plane. In simple terms... hitters who can do that at a high rate can wait longer (see the ball longer).

Field: Quick feet, showed versatility and comfort on both sides of 2nd base. Gets rid of the ball very quickly at SS, little wasted motion. There were a couple of slight bobbles on a couple of exchanges, maybe moving a little too quickly. Pivot and feeds to SS covering while at 2B were impressive. Footspeed and quickness both project above average range.

Arm: SS mph - 86 - The raw arm strength plays on the left side, maybe not as a plus but certainly above average. Incorporate the quick release along with that raw arm and he's definitely above average. Showed enough arm angle versatility to suggest that he can make throws from different angles.

Run: 6.73 - Clearly a good runner, clean form, good body control, plays into his ability to gather extra base hits.

Summary: The overall breakdown of Lunsford, like the stats/metrics used in his pic/slide in this post are simple and of the old school variety. He can run, he can throw, he's got bat speed and strength. The tools are all present to be a well above average college SS and looking ahead to the 2024 draft, given two-three years of strong performance and improvement in necessary areas, he's got a shot to be one of the better MIFs on the West Coast in that draft. His style of play and what he does well all project very favorably.
6/16/20

Scrimmage - Sacramento State commit - Lean strong athlete, looks entirely the part, aggressive player and the type you look for all over the field and await his next plate appearance, aggressive set-up at plate, hands held high, ready to hit each pitch and lashed hard contact all over the field, on the ground, in the air, on a line, strong hands and can handle velocity, should develop into an extra base hit machine in college if that's where he ends up, runs well with 4.25-4.38 times down the line (4.25 was a bit of a jail-break on ground ball to 2nd base), gains steam around the bases. Good hands at SS, showed range and confident arm. Excellent baserunner with anticipation and early recognition of BIDs and opportunity to advance. Player, it's that simple.

1/25/20

PBR NorCal Preseason All-State: Lunsford was another player who has made big improvements in a short time from my last viewing at the Area Code Tryouts. The long lean frame has space for added strength, but he plays with top end speed and twitchy actions. At the plate the high hand set up produces a longer barrel turn, but the handsy swing can really whip the barrel head through the zone like he flashed during batting practice as he stuck to the middle and RCF with liners (91 EV). On defense he’s got good first step reactions showing range and the ability to work with the glove out in front of him. The arm is compact and has added strength, though there are times he throws cutters which will sap some of that velocity and accuracy.

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