Justin Tapia
Justin Tapia

CLASS OF 2022

OF
LHP

Justin
Tapia

Sacred Heart Cathedral (HS) • CA
5-8 • 165LBS • L/L
Travel Team: CCB

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2022 National

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7/11/21

Positional Profile: LHP/OF

Body: 5-9, 170 pounds. Smaller athletic build with strength present. Filling out. 

Delivery: Smooth delivery. Uses a higher knee tuck that gets him into his back hip. Smaller stride that is in line. Upper body and torso stays upright throughout. Glove arm and legs work in sync. Full loose arm circle in the back that comes out of an over-the-top slot. Backside comes through. Slight bent front leg at finish.

FB: Decent spin for velo. Decent movement characteristics with 19.8 inches average vertical break and16.6 inches of average horizontal break. Spray shows mostly armside and low in terms of location.

SL: Sweeping movement shown with 3:00 tilt and 16.8 average horizontal break. Trouble locating for strikes.

CH: Showed some decent armside fade/run with 14.5 inches of horizontal break. Consistent armspeed and release point.


10/25/20

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Stout build on compact body type, smaller frame.
Defense: Confident glove skills, small efficient actions and release, plays with fluid pace.
Arm: LH. OF - 75 mph. Long arm action, gets rid of it quickly, clean arm, some tailing action on throws.
Hit: LHH. Tall set, square feet, tall barrel, medium feet width, smaller load, small knee lift to longer stride, gathers over back leg, directs energy well. Short to ball, quick trigger, attack angle on plane with pitch, adjustable swing given early gather over backside, line drive gap type ability to drive ball. 50% fly ball, 50%, 25% line drive, 77% on plane efficiency, 16.88 avg rotational acceleration (21.4 max).
Power: 88 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 21.7 max hand speed (19.77 avg), 67.3 max bat speed (64.79 avg).
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: All stretch, in-line stride, medium knee lift, pulls head off line at finish, stable lower body, backside finishes.
Arm Action: LH. Depth out of glove to lower thigh, controls arm swing, though deep out of glove it's actually a fairly compact arm action.
FB: T75, 72-74 mph. Can run it off the plate, has feel on glove side, can present with multiple looks, can use to set up the SL.
SL: 61-63 mph. Feel for this, late fairly quick break with big lateral action, slightly lower release than FB, looks to be his best pitch.
CH: 64-67 mph. Movement pattern mimics FB though more in bottom of zone, showed above avg feel, identical release height of SL, big decrease of spin off the FB.

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