Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2023

SS
2B

Luke
Viola

Bishop Amat (HS) • CA
5' 9" • 165LBS
R/R • 20yr 1mo
Travel Team: West Coast Blackdogs

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
3/07/21
75.4
Bat Speed (max)
1/08/23
13.5
Rot. Acc (max)
3/07/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
92.5
Exit Velocity (max)
3/07/21
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
8/12/21
338
Distance (max)
8/12/21
73
Sweet Spot %
8/12/21
Run
6.96
60
1/08/23
3.91
30-yd
1/08/23
1.66
10-yd
1/08/23
18.2
Run speed (max)
1/08/23
Defense
79
INF Velo
1/08/23
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2023
2022
2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
6.96
Infield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
13.1
60 Yard Dash
7.19
Infield Velocity
75.0
Power / Speed Score
12.3
60 Yard Dash
7.00
Infield Velocity
77.0
Power / Speed Score
13.2
60 Yard Dash
7.09
Infield Velocity
78.0
Power / Speed Score
12.6
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 8, 2023
Position
6.96
60-yard
79
INF Velo
Power Speed Score
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Position
7.19
60-yard
75
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
2021 PBR West Coast Games
Aug 12, 2021
Position
7.31
60-yard
77
INF Velo
California State Games (INVITE ONLY)
Jul 16, 2021
Position
7.04
60-yard
77
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
San Diego Open
Mar 7, 2021
Position
7.00
60-yard
75
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
SoCal Underclass I.D. Camp
Oct 10, 2020
Position
7.09
60-yard
78
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
91.0
Exit Velocity Avg
84.3
Distance Max
322
Distance Avg
177
Launch Angle Avg
14.4
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
88.5
Exit Velocity Avg
82.4
Distance Max
289
Distance Avg
126
Launch Angle Avg
5.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
92.5
Exit Velocity Avg
83.1
Distance Max
338
Distance Avg
171
Launch Angle Avg
13.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
89.0
Exit Velocity Avg
82.9
Distance Max
284
Distance Avg
224
Launch Angle Avg
22.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 8, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
91.0
Exit Velocity (max)
84.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
177
Distance (avg)
322
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
88.5
Exit Velocity (max)
82.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
126
Distance (avg)
289
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
2021 PBR West Coast Games
Aug 12, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
87.1
Exit Velocity (max)
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
239
Distance (avg)
338
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
California State Games (INVITE ONLY)
Jul 16, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
88.0
Exit Velocity (max)
82.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
144
Distance (avg)
290
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
San Diego Open
Mar 7, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
92.5
Exit Velocity (max)
81.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
133
Distance (avg)
335
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
SoCal Underclass I.D. Camp
Oct 10, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
89.0
Exit Velocity (max)
82.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
224
Distance (avg)
284
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
2020
Hand Speed Max
21.2
Hand Speed Avg
20.4
Bat Speed Max
75.4
Bat Speed Avg
73.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
20.9
Hand Speed Avg
20.1
Bat Speed Max
69.5
Bat Speed Avg
66.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
22.3
Hand Speed Avg
19.8
Bat Speed Max
69.0
Bat Speed Avg
64.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.6
Hand Speed Avg
20.8
Bat Speed Max
67.1
Bat Speed Avg
66.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 8, 2023
Blast - Hitting
21.2
Hand Speed (max)
20.4
Hand Speed (avg)
75.4
Bat Speed (max)
73.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
20.9
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
69.5
Bat Speed (max)
66.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 PBR West Coast Games
Aug 12, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.2
Hand Speed (max)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
66.5
Bat Speed (max)
64.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
California State Games (INVITE ONLY)
Jul 16, 2021
Blast - Hitting
19.5
Hand Speed (max)
18.9
Hand Speed (avg)
64.1
Bat Speed (max)
62.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
San Diego Open
Mar 7, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
69.0
Bat Speed (max)
66.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
SoCal Underclass I.D. Camp
Oct 10, 2020
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
67.1
Bat Speed (max)
66.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2023
10 Yard Dash
1.66
30 Yard Dash
3.91
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass
Jan 8, 2023
Swift
1.66
10-yd
3.91
30-yd
18.2
Run speed (max)
2.07
RSi (max)
2.07
RSi (avg)
1,452
Jump Power (max)
27.9
Jump Height (max)
27.9
Jump Height (avg)

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Notes

Comments

1/09/23

Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9/165lbs. Smaller frame. Some lean strength is present. Room to add. Above avg. swift athletic tester.  10yd - 1.66, 30yd - 3.91, 60yd - 6.96, RSI - 2.83, VERT - 27.9
Defense: Quality actions. Light feet. Works low to the ground and plays through the baseball with good rhythm. Sure glove with clean funnel/exchange. Comfort moving both ways. Ability to stay up the middle down the line. 
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Short/loose action. Easy effort. More in the tank. Avg. quickness to release.  6/6 accurate throws during workout. 
Hit: RHH. Easy swing. Balanced athletic stance. Slightly open. Rhythmic hands work in sync with a leg kick trigger. Lands balanced. Flatter path through the zone. Worked LDs to both gaps during BP. Above avg. bat speed via blast motion. LD knock during gameplay. 

1/09/22

Physical: 5-9, 150 pounds; Average, athletic build. 7.19 runner in the 60.

Offensively: RHH. Open setup, with feet shoulder width apart; bat positioned at a 45 degree angle. Short take back with the hands with an up and down stride for timing. Stays behind the ball while showing an average effort from the legs. Showed a direct swing path with a two handed finish.  More groundballs than line drives and flyballs with a peak exit velocity of 89.00 MPH via Trackman. Simple overall swing. Hands work inside the ball nicely. Present barrel accuracy.

Defensively: Starts with a low to the ground setup; uses prep hop while playing low to the ground. Quality footwork. Hands are soft and out in front with a seamless transfer. Moderate arm circle while using various arm slots. INF - 75.00 MPH.  Ability to stay up the middle down the line.

7/16/21

Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Proportional slight build, some speed to his baseball athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and even stance with front foot elevated, light leg kick to hitting position, two-hand finish. Blast Motion scores 54/67/37. Singled twice in day one with clean linedrive singles to left and right field. In game hitting results matchup well with blast scores and trackman spray chart; high contact and average hitter with little pop.
Power: 88 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Longer arm swing makes it imperative he make a quality throw with velocity. Shorter arm plays with less time to think. Showed well with a backhand play in the 5.5 hole gunning out the runner.
Defense:  Positioned himself well, at his best charging the ball, quality prep step, limited lateral reach. 
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60.

10/11/20

Body5-8, 145-pounds. Smaller athletic build with room to fill out. 
Hit: RH. Narrow base with upright upper body and rhythmic active hands in stance. Starts movements early and uses a slow and simple forward stride. Hands pullback and gets some good internal rotation (coil).  Smooth swing that is on a level plane. Better on barrelling lower pitches than higher pitches. Not afraid to let the ball get deep. Hit balls into both gaps throughout the round. 
Power89 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap power potential. 
ArmRH. INF - 78 mph. Longer arm action that comes out of a higher over the top slot. 4/6 accurate throws throughout the round. Slower to release. 
DefenseShowed good defensive actions. Light and quick feet that gave him good lateral movement  Fields out in front and funnels quickly up his body. 
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. 

6/07/19

Viola’s smaller, 5-foot-8, 140-pound frame did not impact his ability to stand out for the West Coast Blackdogs 14U team even without seeing the results he may have wanted. The right-handed hitter was robbed of a line drive single by Caranto at shortstop, but showcased quick hands and a short path. He sets up open before squaring off with a smoother load, and has present spray line drive power. I enjoyed watching him move around at shortstop where his glove work was clean and confident, and his leadership qualities might have been my favorite part of his all-around game. He had a competitive-intensity that will only help drive him to continue getting better throughout his high school career.

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