Nick Hunkele

CLASS OF 2023

RHP
OF

Nick
Hunkele

Notre Dame West Haven (HS) • CT
5-11 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: The Grind

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2023 National

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2023 State

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3/06/22

5-foot-11, 180-pound, lean athletic frame, with good strength throughout. A right-handed pitcher, arm is super fresh, still in beginning stages of being converted from catcher to pitcher. The delivery is compact, and builds a good amount of energy down the mound.  The lift is athletic, square and athletic finish. The arm works from a natural slot, fastball touched 88 mph, located to both sides, with action to arm side. Threw two above average breaking balls, slider at 77 mph and curveball at 75 mph. Works quick and attacks. Good looking arm.

2/28/21

5-foot-11, 160-pound physical frame. Raw at the plate, Hunkele was ranked 2nd with an exit velocity of 91 mph. Started in a tall stance with a high load, then used a short stride. Bat speed was above average, used a flat swing plane and level finish. Found multiple barrels with a lot of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. From the outfield, he displayed a position velocity of 78 mph. Fluid while in the infield, made throws at velocities up to 78 mph; has smooth feet, soft hands, and a fluid exchange. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Behind the plate, throw downs to second were maxed at 75 mph; has twitchy hands, quick feet, and a clean exchange. Showed his ability to throw runners out with an efficient pop time of 1.90-2.07. Staggered setup with above average flexibility. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot with a short arm action. Clocked a 60 time of 7.22 at the event. Above average on the mound, showed quick arm speed with a loose arm action and a ¾ arm angle. Up-tempo type pitcher and uses easy effort. Showed strong balance point with even shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Threw his fastball 81-83 mph; has running action and consistent control with heavy movement. He showed tight action and very consistent command on his 11/5 curveball 71-72 mph. Has fading action and arm side command on his changeup 75-76 mph.

Exit Velocity: 91 mph

Arm Velocity: 78 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.22

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