Chase Mendela

CLASS OF 2024

SS
RHP

Chase
Mendela

St. Paul Catholic (HS) • CT
5-7 • 140LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Diamond Zone

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2024 National

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6/29/21

Chase Mendela: SS/RHP, (2024) St. Paul Catholic, CT. 5-foot-7, 130-pound slim build. Projectable at the plate, Mendela recorded an exit velocity of 79 mph. Begins in a balanced stance with a controlled load, then uses a controlled stride. Bat speed was developing, had an uphill swing plane and good extension on his finish. He barreled up multiple balls with loud contact. Line drive approach. Projectable while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 75 mph; has twitchy hands, a clean exchange, and consistent feet. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Used a loose arm action with a high ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the base. Recorded a time of 7.7 in the 60-yard dash. Projectable on the mound, showed a high ¾ arm angle and a loose arm action with developing arm speed. Feel type pitcher who uses some effort. Showed consistent balance point and in line shoulders. Lands closed with recoil finish. Sat with his fastball at 76-79 mph; had command around the zone and running action with straight movement. (Max spin 2097; Avg 1905). His 10/4 curveball (63-64) has glove side command and sweeping action. (Max spin 2067; Avg 1969). 

Scout Evaluation 

Chase Mendela, St. Paul Catholic, 2024, CT

Position: SS/RHP

Body: 5-foot-7, 130-pound slim build.

Hit: (LHH) Projectable. Begins in a balanced stance with a controlled load, then uses a controlled stride. Developing bat speed. Good extension on his finish, uphill swing. Line drive approach. 

Power: 79 mph exit velocity, average 73.10 mph.

Defense:  (IF) Twitchy hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange. Projectable.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. 

Arm: 75 mph infield velocity. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Speed: 7.70 (60-yard).

Pitching:  Projectable. feel delivery, some effort. high ¾ arm angle, developing arm speed, loose arm action. Consistent balance point, in line shoulders, lands closed, recoil finish.

FB: T79. 76-79 mph. (Max spin 2097;  Avg 1905). Around the zone accuracy, running action, straight movement. 

CB: 63-64 mph. Glove side command, sweeping action, 10/4 movement. (Max spin 2067; Avg 1969). 


 

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