Nick Kresnak
Nick Kresnak

CLASS OF 2020

3B
RHP

Nick
Kresnak

Washington
Acalanes (HS) • CA
6-1 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Zoots

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Run
7.33
60-yard
5/31/19
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
83
INF Velo
5/31/19
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

86
Velocity (max)
7/11/19
81 - 83
Velo Range
5/31/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

72 - 73
Velo Range
5/31/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

66 - 69
Velo Range
5/31/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2019
60 Yard Dash
7.33
Infield Velocity
83.0
Power / Speed Score
12.7
Area Code Games Tryout
Jul 11, 2019
Position
7.37
60-yard
82
INF Velo
Northern California ProCase
Jun 9, 2019
Position
7.34
60-yard
82
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
Bay Area World Series 2019
May 31, 2019
Position
7.33
60-yard
83
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo

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Pitching Velos

2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
82.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.5
Bay Area World Series 2019
May 31, 2019
Pitching
85
Max FB
81 - 83
FB
66 - 69
CB
72 - 73
CH

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3/05/20

vs Berkeley HS - Washington signee;  Kresnak (6-foot-1, 200-pounds) is a player we have seen a lot of and late in the game he showed the swing that's had him among the most notable hitters in his class. Got a first pitch FB and drove it into the RCF gap for a double, which eventually was part of the loading of the bases that were cleared by Kyle White. Long battle at-bats, low pulse, quick quiet and flat stroke. Handled multiple chances at 3rd base and that low pulse shows up when he doesn't field the ball cleanly but stays with the play to record outs.

5/31/19

BAWS 2019 - Washington Commit. Physical, large frame that has wide shoulders and tight waist; very strong frame with athletic quickness and agility giving him some footspeed (7.33 60yd). Narrow stance starts tall with high relaxed hands; pushes into ground with slight foot lift starting hand movement down and back into shoulder. Loose wrists and hands are very quick showing strength as he maintains consistent barrel path that drives through contact (88 EV); easy leverage on the baseball as he drove balls gap-to-gap with carry before showing off his power deep over the LCF fence. Timing was just early enough to miss the barrel during the games, but still showed strong effort out of the box and never allowed it to affect his overall game. On defense showed lateral agility and quickness to make plays cutting the ball off and moving in unison; loose easy arm able to make all the throws he needed (83 MPH). Showed the defense during games with easy athletic actions at 3B and the feel needed for the position. One of the top 2020 players. 


5/07/19

vs Clayton Valley - Washington commit; one of the better hitters in Northern California and in the viewings I've had,he's a consistent performer. This was the first time I'd seen him at 3rd base, as he played RF as a sophomore (as well as big time contributions on the mound). Offensively he keeps things simple, with a barrel that stays in the zone for a long time through contact. He has shown the ability to drive the ball and also cuts down his swing and knows how to produce runs for his team. He is a true RBI man at an early age. Strong hands, hit-getter, simple, strong, confident, hitterish... those words all apply. Defensively he did bobble a ball while ranging a bit out of his territory to his left but otherwise played the position well. His arm is strong and throws tracked chest-high and on-line across the diamond. Footwork, in particularly his agility and lightness of his feet, can improve.

3/08/19

vs Foothill - Kresnak, a University of Washington commit, wasa bulldog on the mound. The moment never got too big for him, and when the going gottough he seemed to lock in even more. He relied predominantly on his fastball the entiregame. He sat 83-85 T86, but his fastball had plenty of life and he got a ton of swing andmisses with it. The fastball had occasional sink, but for the most part it was straight andhe threw it well to both sides of the plate as well as up and down when he needed to.He mixed in a change-up at 78 occasionaly that showed some depth and a 12/6curveball that he spun well, but he didn’t need to use it since the opposition was notadjusting to his fastball. He threw his off-speed just enough to keep the oppositionhonest, but most of his 10 strikeouts came off of the fastball. Kresnak has a solidframe, and according to his coaches is only going to get bigger which should bode wellfor his velocity on the mound. At the plate he has simple setup and loads well into hisbackside, with a small simple stride. Has quick hands and some good batspeed.Kresnak loads his hands down and back which looks like it caused him to get aroundthe baseball a bit and doesn’t allow him to stay in the zone as much as he can. Kresnakdid not do much offensively this game, but the tools are there and you can see he willbe a force at the plate for the Dons.

8/12/18

Underclass Area Code Games - Medium, long frame with strength in upper/lower half and showing tight waist; physically mature with limited growth potential. Simple, balanced stance with limited hands movement during controlled load; compact, quick turns while keeping his hands tight to the body and showing his strong, lofty wrists with current pull power. Showed off power in batting practice regularly driving balls into the pull gap and over the fence. Average runner uses quick, longer stride to get down line (4.5, 4.6 home-to-first). Defensively played solid average in corner spots with fringy average in CF; willing to dive and make spectacular plays in both spots and can track down balls hit over his head. More athletic than build shows with ability to open hips and track down ball into gaps. Below average arm that has flashes of average on throws when needed; caught runner at 3B who was trying to extend double from CF with throw that had carry through the cut man. Pitched in two outings showing a simple delivery with controlled step/turn on the mound allowing his hands to break upon average knee lift. Arm was clean out of glove and gets to 3/4 with average arm speed. FB 83-85 MPH was straight in both outings; ability to pitch at the upper half of the zone and get lots of weak popups. CB 65-66 MPH showed slow spin with limited depth from a 12/6 break; has the ability to change the shape when needing to have the pitch have more bite through the zone. CHG 71-73 MPH with late sink and run to the arm side off the fastball path; able to be used for easy groundballs and for swing and miss when set up properly. Finished with 3 innings pitched and 3 strikeouts while giving up no hits, a walk and hitting a guy.

7/15/18

7/14-7/15/18: Solid and sturdy frame with present strength and wider shoulders; firm build with rounding in shoulders. Wide, even hands at plate with very quick and tight turns showing ability to create loud line drives into both gaps; bat has some loft with more power coming. Showed off ability to drive ball in games with extra-bases against off-speed pitches driving 2B and 3B into RCF. Average runner (7.02 60-yd Dash, 5.03T on 2B) being better underway and ability to turn it up when needed; ranged well glove side in outfield to track down balls. Average arm in OF showing carry to bases through cut man. On the mound shows a simple delivery with hands staying at the shoulders and average knee; quick compact arm before high-3/4 release. Fastball 82-85 showing small arm side sink but mainly pitching to top half of the zone with life. curveball 65-69 with 12/6 actions and 2-level break showing flashes of above average depth. Change-up 70-71 with small arm-side sink; limited depth, but keeps hitters off fastball as they come out of same tunnel and path to plate. Both off-speed pitches play up when he is attacking in upper half of zone for strikes and swing/miss.

6/03/18

6/1/18-6/3/18 - BAWS 2018 - Tall stance with toe tap timing mechanism. Utilizes toe tap to get hands to turn barrel into zone with ability to keep hands tight and pull ball into deep gap; possibly more power available. Middle approach in game with ability to keep hands back and drive. Slightly above average arm in outfield with ability to develop. Ran better in game than in batting practice. Ability to hit and hit with power are certainly present, imposing presence at the plate with hitterish feel. On mound showed compact, easy arm actions as hands stay tight to the chest. Excellent finish out over the front knee allowing for excellent angle down through the zone. Fastball 83-85 with short run arm side and showing life at the plate on the pitch. Curveball 67-68 with 12/6 shape and above average depth of the pitch. Showed an ability to spot curveball over plate for easy strikes or to break through the zone for swing and miss.

2/24/18

at Vacaville HS - Physical young player who at 6-foot-1 200-pounds has strong arms and hands with a strong lower body, brings a noticeable presence to the field. Balanced stance with even feet slightly wider than shoulders, high hand set, quiet small load, compact swing with strength and bat speed, works through contact and can drive the ball to all fields (3B over centerfielder's head) and gets excellent extension, strong top hand on pitches up in the zone, good 2k approach. Demonstrated situational hitting ability by getting a pitch to lift and driving in a run with F8 late in tight game. Ran bases well with very nice BID read, runs bags hard and takes no plays off. Playing right field his soph year, has strong arm that tracks well and throws stay online, good read on hard hit ball to his right and toward gap. Good high school pitcher with very good fastball command, particularly to the glove side, showed steely nerves and ability to compete in tough spots, has feel of both curveball and changeup, slight cross-body stride but repeats quite well.

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