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CLASS OF 2022

RHP
3B

Michael
Merkle

Rock Canyon (HS) • CO
5-11 • 165LBS • R/R

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Pitching

Fastball

82.2
Velocity (max)
1/24/21
78 - 82
Velo Range
1/24/21
2027
Spin Rate (avg)
1/24/21

Changeup

72.9 - 75.5
Velo Range
1/24/21
1487
Spin Rate (avg)
1/24/21

Curveball

65.5 - 67.2
Velo Range
1/24/21
2039
Spin Rate (avg)
1/24/21
Power
84.6
Exit Velocity (max)
1/24/21
85
Exit Velocity (avg)
1/24/21
262
Distance (max)
1/24/21
58
Sweet Spot %
1/24/21
Hitting
21
Hand Speed (max)
1/24/21
70.2
Bat Speed (max)
1/24/21
7.9
Rot. Acc (max)
1/24/21
-
Hard Hit %
Defense
80
INF Velo
1/24/21
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2021
Home to First
4.27
Infield Velocity
80.0
Denver Preseason I.D.
Jan 24, 2021
Position
80
INF Velo
4.27
H-1st
85
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
Exit Velocity Max
84.6
Exit Velocity Avg
79.8
Distance Max
262
Distance Avg
154
Launch Angle Avg
11.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Denver Preseason I.D.
Jan 24, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
84.6
Exit Velocity (max)
79.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
154
Distance (avg)
262
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
21.0
Hand Speed Avg
19.4
Bat Speed Max
70.2
Bat Speed Avg
64.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Denver Preseason I.D.
Jan 24, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.0
Hand Speed (max)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
70.2
Bat Speed (max)
64.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
79.6
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2027
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.5
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.4
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2039
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
74.1
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1487
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Denver Preseason I.D.
Jan 24, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
82.2
Velocity (max)
78.5 - 80.9
Velo Range
79.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,100
Spin Rate (max)
2,027
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.4
Velocity (max)
65.5 - 67.2
Velo Range
65.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,115
Spin Rate (max)
2,039
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.4
Velocity (max)
72.9 - 75.5
Velo Range
73.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,597
Spin Rate (max)
1,487
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.0
Denver Preseason I.D.
Jan 24, 2021
Pitching
82
Max FB
78 - 82
FB

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Comments

1/24/21

Michael Merkle, Rock Canyon (HS), 2022 Position Profile: RHP/3B Body: 5-11 165 lbs Run: 4.27 H-1 Hit: RHH Starts tall with both feet almost touching. His front foot is slightly open and uses a small leg kick with 2 toe taps for timing. His hands start low and close to his chest. Michael could do a better job using his lower half in his swing to help generate more power. Exit Velo: 82.23 Power:  Pull side power. .Arm: Throws from a ¾ arm angle and flashes a powerful infield arm. INF velo was 80 Defense: Shows shifty feet for an athletic 3rd basemen. Throws across the field with a strong accurate arm. Can improve upon throwing from different arm angles.

 

 Pitching: Starts slightly open toward 3rd base. Throwing from a ¾ arm slot he has a swinging high leg kick and shows an explosive finish. Michael could do a better job of getting into his back side and riding the slope. Staying on his backside could improve his velocity. FB 78-82.

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