Maxwell Muncy

CLASS OF 2021

SS
3B

Maxwell
Muncy

Arkansas
Thousand Oaks (HS) • CA
6-1 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: PBA

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2021 National

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2021 DRAFT OAK ROUND 1

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6/27/20

SoCal ProCase: 


Body: 6-foot-1, 175-pounds; defined and proportional musculature throughout the frame significant strength in the upper half. 

Hit: RH - Immediately noticeable is the bat speed and his ability to keep the barrel on plane through the zone. His on-plane efficiency of 73% is equal to the average for MLB players in the 2019 season, while his bat speed of 72.2 mph is slightly above the MLB average (70.3 mph) in the same category. Combine those two elements with his average hand speed of 26.2 mph what you have is a hitter with a fast, whippy barrel who is able to adjust late to pitches while still getting the barrel on the ball with above average power (27.3 g) consistently. Manipulates the barrel angle very well. 

Power: 102.9 mph exit velo (89.3 mph avg) in BP via Trackman using a wood bat. It’s a simple setup with quiet hands using a medium-high leg lift trigger before unloading into the ball with excellent use of the backside. Generates significant power from his lower half that clears before bringing the hands/barrel through the zone rapidly. There’s legitimate power to all fields as demonstrated by his opposite field home run in-game. Estimated distance on the home run was 395 feet. 

Field: Long regarded as one of the best shortstops in the area, Muncy did nothing to disprove that sentiment. Footwork is fluid with exceptional range to both sides. Works low-to-high with quick, clean transitions. Turns the double play easily from all sides. Possesses very quick hands. Plays under control with excellent balance and athletic actions. 

Arm: 87 mph throws across the diamond were tied for second best at the ProCase. Like his bat there’s power in the arm with throws that have carry and are accurate to the bag, generally hitting the first baseman in the chest. Showed the ability to make throws from all angles with very good accuracy when charging balls. 

Run: 6.80 laser-timed 60-yard dash on a grass surface showing athletic actions with little head movement while staying squared to the finish line.

7/17/19

Muncy passes the eye-test at 6-foot-1, 175-pounds then you watch him play and it’s easy to look ahead a few years at what may be. After running a hand-timed 6.94 60-yard dash, the uncommitted Muncy proceeded to spray balls to all fields with present twitch strength and the occasional over-the-fence power stroke. It’s a simple setup and swing, but it’s Muncy’s ability to manipulate the barrel through the zone that separates him. He’s beginning to show all-field power in his arsenal as well. Defensively he’s a twitchy shortstop that can make plays to both sides to go with an arm that can make throws from all angles. Smoked a line drive into left field for an in-game single. 

6/06/19

Uncommitted. Muncy, a long and lean, 6-foot-1, 175-pounder hit in the 3-hole for a talented, committed, upper-class roster for the SoCal Giants, and rightfully so. Wiry and lean with plenty of room to keep filling out, the right-handed hitter took quality at-bats throughout where his quick hands and direct path stood out. A larger leg kick starts his hands slightly down and back before quickly ripping the barrel though the zone on a flat path. He adjusted with two strikes, limiting the leg kick, and setting up early, but the hands still played, and he demonstrates the ability to use the entire field. He had one hit on the day, but found the barrel in each at-bat, battling some tough pitches when behind, and also hammering a home run foul that was pushed to the wrong side of the foul pole by wind. Perhaps “burying the lead” here: he also looks the part of a true SoCal shortstop with twitchy-glovework and nimble feet to go along with a strong arm. He didn’t have many chances, but his athletic turn of a double play after a difficult receive stood out, and he will likely be one of the state’s (and country) premier defenders the next couple of years

3/13/19

Uncommitted. Muncy continues to impress with his overall tools that all presently show to be average to a tick above. Has some present strength in his frame to go with bat speed at the plate that allows him to catch up to and fight off inside pitches while occasionally getting the barrel to them and driving the ball. Defensively he understands the nuances of shortstop and flashes the tools that should allow him to stay there in the future. 

2/16/19

At 6-foot, 175-pounds he has some present strength to his frame that includes squared shoulders with a v-shaped back. His hands are large as are his feet, his limbs long and there’s twitchiness to his athleticism. Plenty of physical projection left to his frame. Instinctive player on defense where he shows excellent reads off the bat allowing him to position himself to funnel balls out front or to the backhand side with relative ease. Has enough present arm strength to make throws from all angles with accuracy to the bag. Plays under control of his body and understands positioning on the field. Charges balls quickly and under control. At the plate he starts with quiet hands even with the shoulder with a balanced setup. Uses a high leg lift trigger to initiate the swing landing in balance with weight distributed evenly down the middle of the inverted V created by his legs. Drives back hip into the ball with fast hands while keeping them inside the ball. At contact has his bag elbow close to the torso with his head on the ball. Maintains his balance through the swing to his high hand finish.

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