James Whitman
James Whitman
James Whitman
James Whitman
James Whitman

CLASS OF 2022

1B
RHP

James
Whitman

Helix (HS) • CA
6-5 • 230LBS • R/R
Travel Team: PFA Matadors

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
25.5
Hand Speed (max)
9/18/21
81.7
Bat Speed (max)
9/18/21
24.7
Rot. Acc (max)
9/18/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
99.7
Exit Velocity (max)
9/18/21
93.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
9/18/21
360
Distance (max)
9/18/21
70
Sweet Spot %
9/18/21
Run
7.23
60-yard
2/07/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
79
INF Velo
9/18/21
78
OF Velo
9/18/21
79
C Velo
8/14/20
2.00 - 2.09
Pop Time
8/14/20
Pitching

Fastball

86.4
Velocity (max)
1/09/22
84.1 - 85.9
Velo Range
1/09/22
1930
Spin Rate (avg)
1/09/22

Changeup

71.7 - 75.1
Velo Range
1/09/22
1680
Spin Rate (avg)
1/09/22

Curveball

71 - 73
Velo Range
1/09/22
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

69.8 - 73.4
Velo Range
1/09/22
1544
Spin Rate (avg)
1/09/22

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
Infield Velocity
67.0
60 Yard Dash
7.23
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.19
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Infield Velocity
79.0
Outfield Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
13.8
60 Yard Dash
7.38
Pop Time
2.00 - 2.22
Catcher Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
13.0
SoCal Upperclass Games (Invite-Only)
Sep 18, 2021
Position
7.25
60-yard
79
INF Velo
78
OF Velo
100
Exit Velo
California Preseason Uncommitted ('21/'22)
Feb 7, 2021
Position
7.23
60-yard
2.04 - 2.19
Pop Time
76
C Velo
92
Exit Velo
California State Games
Aug 14, 2020
Position
7.38
60-yard
2.00 - 2.09
Pop Time
79
C Velo
97
Exit Velo
Orange County Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Jan 4, 2020
Position
7.69
60-yard
2.14 - 2.22
Pop Time
76
C Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
92.4
Exit Velocity Avg
74.0
Distance Max
346
Distance Avg
218
Launch Angle Avg
31.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
99.7
Exit Velocity Avg
88.5
Distance Max
360
Distance Avg
227
Launch Angle Avg
19.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
95.8
Exit Velocity Avg
80.3
Distance Max
320
Distance Avg
195
Launch Angle Avg
35.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
92.4
Exit Velocity (max)
74.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
218
Distance (avg)
346
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
SoCal Upperclass Games (Invite-Only)
Sep 18, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
99.7
Exit Velocity (max)
93.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
266
Distance (avg)
360
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
California Preseason Uncommitted ('21/'22)
Feb 7, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
92.0
Exit Velocity (max)
82.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
184
Distance (avg)
287
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
California State Games
Aug 14, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
95.8
Exit Velocity (max)
80.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
195
Distance (avg)
320
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
2020
Hand Speed Max
24.2
Hand Speed Avg
23.0
Bat Speed Max
75.9
Bat Speed Avg
72.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
25.5
Hand Speed Avg
23.1
Bat Speed Max
81.7
Bat Speed Avg
73.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
22.3
Hand Speed Avg
21.6
Bat Speed Max
75.6
Bat Speed Avg
72.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
24.2
Hand Speed (max)
23.0
Hand Speed (avg)
75.9
Bat Speed (max)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
SoCal Upperclass Games (Invite-Only)
Sep 18, 2021
Blast - Hitting
25.5
Hand Speed (max)
23.6
Hand Speed (avg)
81.7
Bat Speed (max)
73.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
California Preseason Uncommitted ('21/'22)
Feb 7, 2021
Blast - Hitting
23.0
Hand Speed (max)
22.0
Hand Speed (avg)
75.4
Bat Speed (max)
72.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
California State Games
Aug 14, 2020
Blast - Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
75.6
Bat Speed (max)
72.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.4
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.0
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1930
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.4
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1680
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
71.6
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1544
Slider
Total Movement Avg
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
86.4
Velocity (max)
84.1 - 85.9
Velo Range
84.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,970
Spin Rate (max)
1,930
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
73.4
Velocity (max)
69.8 - 73.4
Velo Range
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,598
Spin Rate (max)
1,544
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.1
Velocity (max)
71.7 - 75.1
Velo Range
1,736
Spin Rate (max)
1,680
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

2022
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
73.5
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 85
FB
71 - 73
CB
72 - 75
CH

Game Performance

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Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

1/09/22

Physical: 6-5, 230 pounds; Long, sturdy build. 

Offensively: RHH. Even setup, with feet just outside his shoulders; bat positioned at a 45 degree angle. Short take back with the hands with a moderate leg kick for timing. Stays behind the ball while showing a strong lower half. Showed a direct swing path with a two handed finish.  More line drives than flyballs and groundballs with a peak exit velocity of 92.00 MPH via Trackman. Whitman continues to make solid contact with exit velocity to match. The right-handed power bat is one of the most consistent PBR event bats.

Defensively: Starts with a balanced setup; utilizing a traditional primary position while showing active feet. Hands work through the ball while funneling to the hip before transfer. Moderate arm circle from a standard 3/4 arm slot. INF - 67.00 MPH.  Size and strength make him an ideal first base target. Former catching technique helps him play low to the ground, block and pick.

Pitching: Uses a glove side setup while using a side step. Mid chest leg drive with a slight lean over the belt. Has a long stride landing inline with the plate. Moderate arm swing while arm wraps behind the body; standard 3/4 slot. Square to the plate with finish. FB: Peak velo of 86 MPH, while sitting 84-85 MPH; arm side run. CB: 71-73 MPH; showed depth. SL: 72-75 MPH; slurvy break. First PBR showing on the mound; flashed ability to pump the zone with three pitches, competed pitch-to-pitch, velocity gains potential. .

9/18/21

Body: 6-5, 230-pounds. Extra-large frame/build. Has made significant strength gains since last viewing.
Hit: RHH. Sets up in an athletic stance. Loads early using a mild leg kick trigger. Hands pull back into scalp and barrel works into a good early connection position. Barrel works in the zone on a slightly uphill path. Compact efficient swing that gets in the zone early and stays in the zone. Gets good lower half leverage with his firm and balanced front leg at footstrike. 
Power: 100.00 max exit velocity Advanced bat speed and hand speed for his level. The ball consistently comes off with good backspin and carry. HR power to the pull side was demonstrated in-game with a HR over the LF wall.
Arm: RH. INF - 79.00 mph. OF - 79.00 mph. Worked out in both the OF/INF. Short arm action from both spots but more snappy arm action from the INF. Quick in getting to release. 4/5 accurate from OF. 3/5 accurate from INF.
Defense: Average approach to the ball from the OF. Took the right angles, stayed low to the ball, and came through with average momentum. Showed solid fundamentals at 1B. Correct footwork with confident glove actions. Quick exchanges as well in getting to release. 
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

2/07/21

Body: 6-foot-4, 230-pound mature lengthy build with tons of strength in the frame.
Hit: (RHH) Began in a slightly open and balanced stance with a smooth controlled load, that used a mild leg kick trigger. Gets stacked into his backhip which allows him to explode through the ball. + bat speed at 73mph average and 76 mph max. Flat-upward swing swing path with a higher finish (83% on plane efficiency). Showed a gap to gap approach.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Showed some pull side power in BP. Bat speed (76mph max) and rotational acceleration (20.1 gs max) combination show a good power ceiling.
Defense: (C) 2.04-2.19 pop times. Quick footwork for his size. Fluid exchanges on throwdowns. Athletic in his actions. Wider setup.
Arm: 76 mph catcher velocity. Compact arm action, high ¾ slot, occasional accuracy and at times flashed good carry toward the bag.
Speed: 7.23 (60-yard).

8/14/20

CA STATE GAMES:

Positional Profile: C/1B 
Body: 6-4, 204-pounds. A larger frame that is filling out with present strength.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and upright but starts leaning in and coiling as he loads. Small leg raise trigger. Quick compact stroke. The bat is flat, in the zone for a long time (83% on plane efficiency) and is extended through finish. Pull side approach.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present pull side power. High exit velos on inside pitches per Trackman data. Plus bat speed (73mph) and rotational acceleration (17 g's) per Blast Motion data. High power ceiling. 
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph. Shorter arm action out of the H ¾ slot. Good arm speed. Comes out straight and online for mostly accurate throws to the bag. 
Defense: 2.00-2.09 pop times. Sets up in a wide base and deep crouch. Clean footwork and exchanges on throwdowns. Sets up in different crouches to optimize framing ability especially low pitches. 
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60. 

1/04/20

Orange County Preseason All-State - long and lanky raw catchers build at 6-foot-4 204 pounds with lots of room to fill out. Sets up behind the plate with a wide base and takes up a lot of space. Big target for pitchers to sight in on but needs to be more calm receiving. Foot speed lacked causing some accuracy issues and registered a pop-time range of 2.14-2.22. Offensively showed a short swing for his size with some bat speed. Hunches over some and plays smaller than his size but shows potential to create power down the line. Young catcher with a big frame that will be a name to watch down the line if he can harness his raw talents.

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