Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2024

C
OF

Ian
Kersten

Valor Christian (HS) • CO
5' 11" • 185.9LBS
R/R • 18yr 5mo

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
26.9
Hand Speed (max)
10/03/21
76.5
Bat Speed (max)
8/08/23
21.3
Rot. Acc (max)
2/27/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
96.3
Exit Velocity (max)
8/08/23
87.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/27/22
372
Distance (max)
8/08/23
80
Sweet Spot %
10/03/21
Run
6.84
60
7/27/22
3.94
30-yd
8/08/23
1.75
10-yd
8/08/23
19.7
Run speed (max)
8/08/23
Defense
-
INF Velo
89
OF Velo
8/08/23
78
C Velo
8/08/23
1.81 - 1.94
Pop Time
8/08/23
Pitching

Fastball

84
Velocity (max)
2/20/21
81 - 84
Velo Range
2/20/21
1839
Spin Rate (avg)
2/20/21

Changeup

-
Velo Range
1260
Spin Rate (avg)
5/24/20

Curveball

66.9 - 69.3
Velo Range
2/20/21
1773
Spin Rate (avg)
2/20/21

Slider

-
Velo Range
1408
Spin Rate (avg)
5/24/20

Positional Tools

2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.05
Pop Time
1.81 - 1.94
Catcher Velocity
78.0
Outfield Velocity
89.0
Power / Speed Score
13.7
60 Yard Dash
6.84
Home to First
4.0
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.16
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Outfield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
13.8
60 Yard Dash
6.93
Home to First
3.83
Pop Time
1.90 - 2.13
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Outfield Velocity
88.0
Power / Speed Score
13.2
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Pop Time
2.03 - 2.18
Catcher Velocity
74.0
Outfield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
12.5
60 Yard Dash
7.29
Pop Time
2.14 - 2.27
Catcher Velocity
72.0
Power / Speed Score
10.6
Colorado State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Position
7.05
60-yard
1.81 - 1.94
Pop Time
89
OF Velo
78
C Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 PBR Future Games (Colorado Invite)
Jul 27, 2022
Position
6.84
60-yard
1.97 - 2.03
Pop Time
87
OF Velo
76
C Velo
92
Exit Velo
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Position
1.97 - 2.03
Pop Time
87
OF Velo
76
C Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 Colorado Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 27, 2022
Position
2.15 - 2.16
Pop Time
74
C Velo
4.00
H-1st
95
Exit Velo
Colorado Fall I.D.
Oct 3, 2021
Position
6.93
60-yard
1.90 - 2.03
Pop Time
88
OF Velo
73
C Velo
91
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Position
2.08 - 2.13
Pop Time
76
C Velo
3.83
H-1st
92
Exit Velo
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 29, 2020
Position
7.08
60-yard
2.03 - 2.07
Pop Time
79
OF Velo
74
C Velo
88
Exit Velo
Colorado Rising Stars Showcase
May 24, 2020
Position
7.28
60-yard
2.10 - 2.18
Pop Time
68
C Velo
83
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Colorado Winter Prospect I.D.
Dec 15, 2019
Position
7.29
60-yard
2.14 - 2.27
Pop Time
72
C Velo
77
Exit Velo

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
96.3
Exit Velocity Avg
86.9
Distance Max
372
Distance Avg
295
Launch Angle Avg
32.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
94.5
Exit Velocity Avg
87.6
Distance Max
336
Distance Avg
248
Launch Angle Avg
25.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
91.6
Exit Velocity Avg
84.2
Distance Max
351
Distance Avg
250
Launch Angle Avg
27.9
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
88.5
Exit Velocity Avg
81.8
Distance Max
321
Distance Avg
221
Launch Angle Avg
19.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Colorado State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
96.3
Exit Velocity (max)
86.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
295
Distance (avg)
372
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
92.7
Exit Velocity (max)
80.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
271
Distance (avg)
351
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
2022 Colorado Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 27, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
94.5
Exit Velocity (max)
87.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
248
Distance (avg)
336
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Colorado Fall I.D.
Oct 3, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
90.6
Exit Velocity (max)
84.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
250
Distance (avg)
328
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
91.6
Exit Velocity (max)
83.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
250
Distance (avg)
351
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Colorado Rising Stars Showcase
May 24, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
88.5
Exit Velocity (max)
81.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
221
Distance (avg)
321
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
24.4
Hand Speed Avg
22.5
Bat Speed Max
76.5
Bat Speed Avg
72.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
24.3
Hand Speed Avg
22.5
Bat Speed Max
69.4
Bat Speed Avg
66.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
26.9
Hand Speed Avg
23.5
Bat Speed Max
70.9
Bat Speed Avg
65.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Colorado State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Blast - Hitting
24.4
Hand Speed (max)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
76.5
Bat Speed (max)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.4
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
69.3
Bat Speed (max)
67.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Colorado Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 27, 2022
Blast - Hitting
24.3
Hand Speed (max)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
69.4
Bat Speed (max)
66.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Colorado Fall I.D.
Oct 3, 2021
Blast - Hitting
26.9
Hand Speed (max)
23.6
Hand Speed (avg)
70.9
Bat Speed (max)
66.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Blast - Hitting
24.7
Hand Speed (max)
23.4
Hand Speed (avg)
67.6
Bat Speed (max)
64.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Colorado Rising Stars Showcase
May 24, 2020
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
21.0
Hand Speed (avg)
69.5
Bat Speed (max)
66.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
81.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1839
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.5
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.8
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1773
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1604
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
20.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.4
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1596
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
64.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1260
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
66.6
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1408
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
83.8
Velocity (max)
80.2 - 83.4
Velo Range
86.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,969
Spin Rate (max)
1,839
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.5
Velocity (max)
66.9 - 69.3
Velo Range
70.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,926
Spin Rate (max)
1,773
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Colorado Rising Stars Showcase
May 24, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
78.3
Velocity (max)
75.7 - 78.1
Velo Range
76.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,785
Spin Rate (max)
1,604
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
68.4
Velocity (max)
66.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,596
Spin Rate (max)
1,596
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
66.6
Velocity (max)
65.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,408
Spin Rate (max)
1,408
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
64.9
Velocity (max)
64.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,260
Spin Rate (max)
1,260
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
82.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
77.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
33.0
Colorado Underclass Invitational
Feb 20, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
81 - 84
FB
67 - 69
CB
Underclass Fall World Series
Oct 9, 2020
Pitching
81
Max FB
79 - 80
FB
65 - 69
CB
Colorado Rising Stars Showcase
May 24, 2020
Pitching
77
Max FB
75 - 77
FB
66 - 68
CB
66 - 0
CH

Game Performance

2023
10 Yard Dash
1.75
30 Yard Dash
3.94
60 Yard Dash
7.05
Top Speed (MPH)
Colorado State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Swift
1.75
10-yd
3.94
30-yd
7.05
60-yd
19.7
Run speed (max)
2022 PBR Future Games
Jul 27, 2022
Swift
1.70
10-yd
3.81
30-yd
6.84
60-yd
20.3
Run speed (max)
8.8
Run Speed (avg)
1.75
RSi (max)
1.75
RSi (avg)
1,709
Jump Power (max)
29.8
Jump Height (max)
29.7
Jump Height (avg)
2022 Colorado Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 27, 2022
Swift
1.81
10-yd
4.00
30-yd
18.6
Run speed (max)
7.5
Run Speed (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2022
Edge Score
71.54
Edge Score
80.1

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

8/08/23
Ian Kersten, Valor Christian (CO), 2024
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-11, 186-pounds. Wiry, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Bent at the back knee, feet wide, open stance, hands at shoulder, bat angle 45 degrees, quiet stance. Load onto backside, small leg kick, medium stride, active and connected top/lower half, short to the baseball, long through the zone. 72.8 mph bat speed with 16 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 86.9 mph. 372' max distance. Developing power with quality hands.
Arm: RH. C-78 mph. OF-89 mph. Medium arm swing out of a 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: 1.81-1.94 pop times. Outfield: Fields the ball out front, funnels to chest, works through target, fluid transfer and release. Catching: Athletic base, quick transfer and release, works through target, soft hands.
ATH: 7.05 runner in the 60. 1.75 and 3.94 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
8/08/23

Ian Kersten, Valor Christian (CO), 2024
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-11, 186-pounds. Wiry, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Bent at the back knee, feet wide, open stance, hands at shoulder, bat angle 45 degrees, quiet stance. Load onto backside, small leg kick, medium stride, active and connected top/lower half, short to the baseball, long through the zone. 72.8 mph bat speed with 16 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: Developing power with quality hands.
Arm: RH. C-78 mph. OF-89 mph. Medium arm swing out of a 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: 1.81-1.94 pop times. Outfield: Fields the ball out front, funnels to chest, works through target, fluid transfer and release. Catching: Athletic base, quick transfer and release, works through target, soft hands.
ATH: 7.05 runner in the 60. 1.75 and 3.94 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.

8/08/23
Marcus Hull, Windsor (CO), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/3B High follow for grade on the mound, velocity and feel with spin.
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Strong and athletic build, wide shoulders.
Delivery: From the glove side of the rubber, side step, high leg kick, medium stride, back leg drive, spins over a firm front side.
Arm Action: RH. Medium arm swing out of a 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T86, 83-85 mph. Stays on plane with light glove side cut. T2192, 1941 average rpm.
SL: 72-73 mph. 10/4 shape, some spin induced break. T2194, 2057 average rpm.
ATH: 7.73 runner in the 60. 1.83 and 4.24 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
8/08/23
Marcus Hull, Windsor (CO), 2026
Positional Profile: RHP/3B High follow for grade on the mound, velocity and feel with spin.
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Strong and athletic build, wide shoulders.
Hit: RHH. Upright, feet shoulder width apart, hands just above shoulder, bat angle upright, light bat wiggle. Load onto backside, small leg kick, medium stride, active lower half, rotational top half, short to the baseball, in and out of the zone at times. 68.8 mph bat speed with 10 G’s of rotational acceleration.
Power: Some ability to lift the baseball with developing power.
Arm: RH. INF-85 mph. Medium arm swing out of a lower 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Prep step, works around the baseball well, fields the ball out front, soft hands, funnels to hip, fluid transfer and release.
ATH: 7.73 runner in the 60. 1.83 and 4.24 in the 10 and 30 yard splits.
10/03/21

2024 Ian Kersten is a past Colorado Jr. Future Games team member. He's a strong athlete and outfielder who ran a 6.93 60-yard dash. We had pop times of 1.90-2.02 and he shows good receiving and blocking skills. Kersten was up to 88 mph from the outfield. He has an aggressive swing from the right side with strong, quick hands. We've seen gradual development in all of his skills including an exit velocity of 90.4.

2/20/21

Strong armed athlete who can catcher and play the outfield. He pitched from the stretch with great rhythm, coil and an aggressive delivery. Fastball topped out at 83.8 mph while the breaking ball sat 67-69 mph. Kersten  pounded the zone and displays potential in a variety of positions as he develops.

12/15/19

 

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-11, 150-pounds. Great look for a 2024.
Run: 7.29

Hit: Right-handed hitter with  balanced stance and simple sway to load in lower half. Gets to stacked position. Small leg lift for stride. Launch at 50/50 weight distribution. Hands are a 2/3 stage process to load. Consistent and repeatable with slight arm bar. Pull side approach with some gap to gap and his hands stay above the ball. Follow through could benefit with full extension. Exit velocity of 77.  Good follow in class of 2024.
Power: Demonstrated strength and would like to see development of follow through and see power potential.
Arm: Catcher arm velocity of 72. Pop time of 2.14 with high ¾ arm slot, slight tail and short arc.
Defense: Good footwork and consistency creating momentum through throw with good exchange.

 

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Physical

2024
2023
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Colorado State Games (Invite-Only)
Aug 8, 2023
Physical - Athlete
5' 11"
Ht
185.9
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)