Drake Varnado
Drake Varnado
Drake Varnado
Drake Varnado
Drake Varnado

CLASS OF 2021

SS
RHP

Drake
Varnado

Arkansas
IMG Academy (HS) • FL
6-2 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: 3N2 Sticks

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2021 National

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2021
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Best Of Stats

Power
98.4
Exit Velocity (max)
5/29/20
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/08/21
386
Distance (max)
2/08/21
22
Sweet Spot %
2/08/21
Run
6.74
60-yard
5/29/20
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
92
INF Velo
5/29/20
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

88
Velocity (max)
6/04/20
86 - 88
Velo Range
11/04/18
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

81 - 82
Velo Range
6/04/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

71 - 77
Velo Range
11/04/18
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2020
2018
60 Yard Dash
6.74
Infield Velocity
92.0
Power / Speed Score
14.2
60 Yard Dash
7.00
Infield Velocity
89.0
Power / Speed Score
12.9
Florida ProCase 2020
May 29, 2020
Position
6.74
60-yard
92
INF Velo
96
Exit Velo
All-State Games (Invite Only)
Nov 4, 2018
Position
7.00
60-yard
89
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
Exit Velocity Max
95.8
Exit Velocity Avg
85.2
Distance Max
386
Distance Avg
263
Launch Angle Avg
35.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 FL Preseason Classic
Feb 8, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
95.8
Exit Velocity (max)
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
263
Distance (avg)
386
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Florida ProCase 2020
May 29, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
98.4
Exit Velocity (max)
90.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
273
Distance (avg)
385
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2020
2018
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
81.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
87.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
74.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
80.0
PBR Showdown at LakePoint
Jun 4, 2020
Pitching
88
Max FB
86 - 87
FB
72 - 73
CB
81 - 82
CH
All-State Games (Invite Only)
Nov 4, 2018
Pitching
88
Max FB
86 - 88
FB
71 - 77
CB
78 - 82
CH

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6/15/20

Positional Profile: SS/RHP, Arkansas
Body: 6-foot-2, 175-pounds. Has a thin, slender, athletic frame. 
Defense: Fields off center of body, with a two hand gather, clean exchange with smooth and easy actions, and fluid footwork. 
Arm: RH. INF - 92 mph. Has a strong, short, quick, 3/4 arm slot. 
Hit: RHH. Starts with wide, open athletic setup. Knee lift into a short stride, quiet hands with late barrel tilt. Swings a downhill bat path, with natural lift. Stays inside baseball, with fluid rhythm, producing an easy swing. 
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Power/line drive approach, gap to gap hitter, relaxed smooth all around hitter, with fast bat speed. 
Run: 6.74 runner in the 60. Runs with quick, athletic, choppy steps.
 

11.04.18
The South Carolina commit has an athletic 6-foot-2, 165-pound frame with plenty of room to add strength over the next couple of years. Offensively, Varnado is starting to come into his own with added rhythm in his hands providing for good lag through the zone, to go with a balanced, leveraged hack. He posted an exit velocity of 90 mph off the tee, and showed gap power during BP, as well a quality at-bat during the game where he scorched a deep fly ball to centerfield. Varnado plays light on his feet at shorstop, and has plenty of arm strength across the diamond at 89 mph. The exchange is quick and he can throw from different slots with plenty of juice to get the ball over to first. On the mound, he pitched at 86-88 and showed great feel for his changeup at 78-82 mph. Got around his curveball a bit from the stretch, but during can still throw it for a strike at 71-77 with good depth and downer shape.

05.21.17
At 6-foot-2, 155-pounds, the rising freshman not only looks the part with a projectable frame, but he also impressed with a 7.0-second 60-yard dash time, running with an easy stride. The right-hander works from a high-¾ slot with a clean, easy, effortless arm stroke. Throws a straight, four-seam fastball at 82-83 mph. The freshman repeats his delivery and arm swing for his off speed pitches, his curveball was 65 mph with 11-5 shape, while his changeup was 66 mph. The right-handed hitter has a balanced stance with his weight slightly shifted to his back leg. He has a smooth load and uses a short, direct hand path make consistently hard contact during batting practice with a gap-to-gap approach. His exit velocity was 87 mph off the tee. At shortstop, Varnado has fluid footwork and solid glove action, clean exchanges in the mid-line of his body, and throw with an easy, quick release. Overall, Varnado is a high level prospect.

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