Ian Halverson
Ian Halverson
Ian Halverson
Ian Halverson

CLASS OF 2022

SS
2B

Ian
Halverson

Mission Vista (HS) • CA
5-11 • 160LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Canes West Baseball

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6/20/21

SoCal ProCase:

Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Looks more defined and mature after each event. Lean strength and athleticism are present throughout. Higher waisted body for size.

Hit: RHH - At setup, he gets into his legs with higher set hands. Uses a smaller leg lift trigger that is quick up and down. At footstrike, his hands work down getting into a good launch position. Barrel works back as he gets into his swing and enters the zone on a more upward path (58.8 Fly Ball %). He stays connected well keeping his hands close to his body and turning tight. Ian effectively maintains his body tilt throughout his swing as he turns. Used the whole field in BP with impressive feel for the RC gap. In total, it’s a high contact compact swing where he is able to manipulate his barrel angle however he pleases which should translate well to the next level. 

Power: Noticeable metrics included a max bat speed of 73.3 mph and rotational acceleration max of 28.3 gs which are above average for his level and show a decent power ceiling. There are noticeable flashes of pulllside power as his only HR in BP was over the LF fence and majority of HRs this junior season were to LF, but current total power is gap to gap. 

Field: Ian’s glove is solid in all facets. Gets to his spots with good feet. Lateral quickness is there. Present glove skills with clean funnels and quickness out the glove. Clean DP feeds especially moving to his backhand side. 

Arm: 79 mph from SS. Arm strength isn’t stand out as we have had him as high as 85 mph in past events, but the arm utility is there as he quickly gets off his throws and is able to operate from different angles whenever he pleases with accuracy. All throws in his defensive workout were accurate. 

Run: 7.14 laser timed 60. High-effort runner. Chest up with decent length strides. Lots of head movement. 

Summary: I am quite dumbfounded by how he is still uncommitted. Every time I see Ian he flat-out hits. In ⅔ Procase ABs, he put good swings on elite pitchers for two hard putouts. Then last Friday against two more elite SD HS pitchers at the San Diego HS All-Star Game at Petco Park he got himself two hits. All Ian has done in HS is perform. He has been on Varsity since his Freshman year and every single year he has hit at least 400. This past season his season rate stats were .495/.600/1.466 which included 6HR, 29RBI, 14 doubles and 2 triples. With all that the hit tool isn’t the question, it’s a matter of if he has the ability to stay at SS and from my multiple looks I think he does but moving over to second wouldn’t be a bad move either. All I know for sure is that whatever program picks him up is getting a heck of a steal.


3/07/21

Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Strong, physical build with pronounced strength throughout the frame.
Defense: Funnels balls out front with ease; first step quickness paired with plus instincts equal an above average middle infielder.
Arm: RH.  INF - 85 mph.   Throws from a low 3/4 slot with accuracy to the bag; Can make all throws from any angle with enough strength to get fast runners.
Hit: RHH. Neutral, upright setup with high hands; slight leg lift trigger; Compact stroke allowing him to stay connected; Stays balanced throughout swing through to extension. Slightly uphill path creates backspin on the ball.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity. Well above average power and predictable power with an 80 rotational acceleration score per Blast Motion.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. 

8/14/20

CA STATE GAMES:

Positional Profile: SS/2B 
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Athletic body, medium frame with some length and room for strength gains
Hit: RHH. Sets up deep into his legs with hands high above his ear. Smaller leg kick trigger. Compact stroke. Stays connected with his backside and turns tight. Uphill bat plane and balanced throughout.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Consistent 95+ exit velos during BP. Sequences body well. Above-average bat speed for his level at 70 mph and rotational acceleration at 15.4 g's per Blast Motion data. Still some power left in the tank. 
Arm: RH INF - 84 mph. Most throws were out of the low ¾ slot but showed the ability to throw from a variety of angles. Feet are consistently set up for him to make strong accurate throws. Flashed life and carry.
Defense: Fields everything out front and stays low to the ground. Takes good reads and first steps. Works well on the move with fluid footwork and smooth exchanges.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

6/07/19

Halverson first caught our eye at the PBR California Preseason All-State event, and after hitting close to .400 at the varsity level as a freshman, he showed no signs of slowing down in my quick glimpse at him over the weekend. The same quiet confidence that we saw in January was still there, and he drove a ball over the right-center field fence for a home run as I watched. Wiry-athletic at 5-foot-10, 150-pounds, his quick hands produce some impressive strength, especially given his thinner, narrow-hipped frame. Setting up in a deeper crouch with his hands above the ear, he loads into a power position with a leg kick as the bat wraps, and looks to work slightly uphill through the zone. There are some moving parts throughout the approach, but he has demonstrated the ability to produce, and should continue filling out over the next few years.

1/05/19

SoCal Preseason All-State. 5-foot-10, 150 lbs. Athletic frame with high waist. Displays high hands, wide stance set-up. Lots of moving parts to the swing but squared it up consistently. Current gap power that will develop as he matures and gets stronger. Halverson moves well laterally and is rangy both left and right. Has low ¾ release and average arm strength currently. Accurate with throws to the bag. With some polish defensively, and strength to his frame, overtime Halverson should develop into a top college prospect.

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