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CLASS OF 2021

C
SS

Michael
Easter

Hawaii Pacific University
Arcadia (HS) • CA
6' 0" • 200LBS
L/R • 20yr 7mo
Travel Team: OC Pirates
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Best Of Stats

Power
94.9
Exit Velocity (max)
6/27/20
-
Exit Velocity (avg)
-
Distance (max)
-
Sweet Spot %
Run
7.4
60
6/27/20
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
-
INF Velo
-
OF Velo
71
C Velo
6/27/20
2.01 - 2.11
Pop Time
6/27/20
Pitching

Fastball

-
Velocity (max)
80 - 81
Velo Range
3/15/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

66 - 67
Velo Range
3/15/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2020
60 Yard Dash
7.40
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.11
Catcher Velocity
71.0
Power / Speed Score
12.8
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 27, 2020
Position
7.40
60-yard
2.01 - 2.11
Pop Time
71
C Velo
93
Exit Velo

Hitting

2020
Exit Velocity Max
94.9
Exit Velocity Avg
80.4
Distance Max
333
Distance Avg
179
Launch Angle Avg
16.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 27, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
94.9
Exit Velocity (max)
80.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
179
Distance (avg)
333
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.5
3/15/19 v Burbank
Mar 15, 2019
Pitching
82
Max FB
80 - 81
FB
66 - 67
CB

Game Performance

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Comments

6/27/20

Body: 6-foot, 180 pounds. Left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower. Large frame with proportional strength throughout, current frame has room for more. Ability to pitch, catch and play first base shows that he has baseball athleticism. 

Hit: Looks hitterish at the plate from the left-side. Coiled pre-pitch load; open stance with some knee bend, toes pointed inward, leg lift load. Bat speed averaged 70.5 mph and rotational acceleration average of 15.4g, according to Blast Motion. These two metrics show that Easter currently possesses the ability to move his bat through the zone at the same speed average as a minor league baseball player and has the current ability to reach his peak bat speed at the same average of a minor league baseball player. Easter struggled getting his bat on plane, where he posted an on plane efficiency percentage of 51%, below the 70% ideal average. This metric shows that Easter is below average in making consistent contact with the barrel of the bat. 

Power: Trackman data shows that his average exit speed is 80.39 mph, with exit speed contact to inside pitches at a higher average than outside pitches, particularly up-and-in on the strike zone at an average of 90.33 mph. Easter hit three line drives to right-centerfield 310, 312, 313 ft in 16 recorded swings. Personal best exit speed of 94.90 mph with a launch angle of 9.25°. 

Field: Showed well at first-base as his feet around the bag were natural and smooth. Fielded at an average clip; limited laterally but sufficient. Made his throws to second at a low arm angle and was able to get rid of the ball quickly. Looked comfortable behind the plate; received very well, drop knee style catcher with a low target. Caught well in-game, blocked two balls in the dirt and looked like a college catcher in doing so. Passed the eye test defensively. 

Arm: Catcher arm velocity of 71 mph, 9th out of 10. Showed a quick release and good throwing mechanics. Throws were on target and posted a pop time average of 2.01-2.11. However, many of the throws were long hops and did not show carry through the second baseman when the throws did make it to the bag. His ability to position himself well and release the ball quickly helps hide his below-average arm. Will have to improve arm strength. 

Run: 7.40 60 yard dash.

Summary: The uncommitted Easter current offensive positives are his average minor league bat speed and rotational acceleration metrics. Defensively can play formidable first-base and possesses the catchers skills of receiving and blocking at a high level. Easter will have to improve his ability to get his bat on plane and improve his arm strength velocity to make the next step. The uncommitted Easter projects as a division 1 catcher. 

3/15/19

Uncommitted. 5-foot-11, 175-pounds. Large frame with proportional strength throughout the body from his squared shoulders down to his thick thighs. Frame projects to grow and add more strength. Played first base with catcher being his natural position while being able to play shortstop as well where he’ll likely end up next year after the graduation of a senior. Shows athletic movements you’d expect from a shortstop while playing first base. Has the ability to pick balls out of the dirt and his arm showed some strength during pregame. It’s at the plate where he really projects thanks in part to the power in his left-handed swing. Shows a very good understanding of the strike zone and a knack for laying off bad pitches that belies his age. Starts upright with hands high at his shoulder using a leg lift trigger and medium stride to drive his hands and back hip into the ball. Has some present bat speed while maintaining the barrel on plane through the zone for the length of the swing. Is short to the ball and long through it getting extension after contact. Looks hitterish in the box with present gap power that should continue to develop as he matures physically. Also pitched where he showed some feel for the position. There’s effort in his delivery with fair arm speed. Curveball was sharp, a true two-plane pitch.

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