Noah Williams
Noah Williams
Noah Williams

CLASS OF 2022

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Noah
Williams

Redondo Union (HS) • CA
6-2 • 180LBS • S/R
Travel Team: Jack 9

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2022 National

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9/18/21

Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Lean and athletic build with projectable athleticism throughout.
Hit: SH. Switch hitter with a better feel from the left side. Not much negative movement in both swings with hands simply loading into a solid launch position. Tendency to get onto frontside from the right side and is more balanced from the left. Smooth compact stroke with barrel working on a level path from both sides with good high extension. Ability to use the whole field.
Power:  92 mph max exit velocity. Present pull side pop from the left side. Flashed advanced bat speed from the left side at 72.5 mph average.
Arm: RH.OF - 79.00 mph. Showed shorter arm action than in recent events. 4/5 accurate throws and showed natural carry. Average arm strength. A mix of both 1 hops and on-the-fly throws.
Defense: Showed athletic actions. Charges balls low and fast and fields out in front. Takes the right angles. Needs to reset his feet after fielding to get off throws.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

7/07/21

Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Long, slender frame with lots of athleticism. Plenty of room to add mass and strength.
Hit: SH. Slighty different set up from both sides of the plate. Both stances start open and crouched. When swinging righty, his back foot is slightly turned, ready to fire. When swinging lefty, his front foot is turned in so his heel is towards the pitcher. However from both sides he gets his foot down early and then drives.  Showed consistent hard contact from both sides, getting up to 96 mph on his exit velocity and hit over 90% of pitches either on a line drive or a fly ball which shows plus power projections. Ability to stay a switch hitter at the next level.
Power: 94.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 81.00 mph. Longer arm action with a high arm slot. Arm plays at all three outfield spots.
Defense: Fluid athletic movements when attacking the baseball. Fields ball out in front of body and gains good momentum through baseball on throws.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60. 

6/20/21

SoCal ProCase:

Body: 6-2, 175 pounds. Athletic frame with twitchy baseball actions. Switch-hitting ability helps boost his athletic profile. Plenty of room for growth and athletic development. 

Hit: The only switch-hitter at the ProCase. Sets up at the plate with a corkscrew type load, feet pointed inward with the intent being to generate a powerful rotation, took the same approach on both sides of the plate. Analytically the splits for both the right and left side are close to even with average Blast Motion grades across the board. The Blast Motion hand and bat speed numbers are lower than one may desire but the eye test shows bat speed. In three at bats; hard line-out to left field from the right side, singled from the left side, grounded out to second base from the right side. In a small MaxPreps sample size of 32 at bats in his junior season, Williams collected 12 hits with 5 of them being for extra bases.

Power: Switch-hitters with power from both sides of the plate are an extreme rarity with Williams falling more in that category currently. However, Williams sluggled balls from the left and right side 335 ft in batting practice showing there is room for projectable power. If one had to pick I’d say there is more power from the left side. Increased body strength along with maturity will surely help along with receiving more reps from both sides. His ability to engage his lower half and drive his back hip into the ground will help develop power in his swing. Peak exit velocity at 95.24 mph and average 81.48 mph.

Field: Looked comfortable in the outfield and hustled back to his starting point between reps. Put himself in a good throwing position but at times took unnecessary choppy steps. Lacked that quick burst first step needed for next level center field but his sprint speed makes up for it. No issues in the live at-bats portion defensively.

Arm: 80 mph outfield velocity. Short and slow arm swing in the back but makes up for it with quick arm speed from ear to release and follow through. Accurate showing as he did a good job keeping his throws in line with his intended target. Long hop throws were much more effective. 

Run: 6.84 60 yard dash. Natural fluidity and looked even faster than the recorded time. Keeping his arms locked at 90 degrees and closer to his body will cut down wind resistance and could give him immediate gains. 

Summary: Athletic switch-hitting outfielders are rare to come by this day in age in the baseball world. Williams has raw ability throughout and showed hitting ability from both sides. One of just a few hitters that did not strikeout and recorded one of 5 hits out of forty at-bats on the day for the ProCase. There is work to be done but there is a lot to like. Williams could be a steal in the recruiting process and I wouldn't be surprised to see him make an impact at the collegiate level sooner than later.


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