Michael "MJ" Hough
Michael "MJ" Hough
Michael "MJ" Hough
Michael "MJ" Hough

CLASS OF 2026

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Michael "MJ"
Hough

Lake Placid (HS) • FL
5-4 • 105LBS • S/R
Travel Team: ZT Elite National - Lale

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9/19/21

5-foot-4, 105-pound lanky slim build. Confident in the box, the switch hitter recorded an exit velocity of 66 mph. Starts in a balanced crouched stance with a tight compact load, then uses a quick controlled stride. Had flashed developing bat speed, short simple swing plane and level good extension on his finish. Found some barrels with loud contact. Up the middle line drive approach. Capable in the infield, displayed a velocity of 74 mph; showed a clean natural exchange, rhythmic developing feet, and sure consistent hands. Raw in the outfield, his best throws to the infield topped out at 72 mph; had a clean fluid exchange, sure hands, and consistent in control footwork. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were average. Using a longer arm action, showed decent accuracy to the bag from a high ¾ slot. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.93. Confident on the mound, used a high ¾ arm angle with a consistent arm action while showing some developing arm speed. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who shows decent effort. Displays even shoulders and an athletic balance point. Lands square with a clean balanced finish. Knuckle (44-45 mph). Produced a fastball that came in at 66-68 mph and topped out at 70 mph; had control decent around the zone. His changeup (41-46) showed gradual fading action and both sides of the plate control. Showed slurvey action and sporadic around the zone control on his 11/5 slider (56-59).

7/28/21

5-foot-3, 100-pound lanky slim build. Capable raw during batting practice, Hough's best exit velocity was 81 mph. Started in a balanced athletic stance with a rhythmic arm bar load, then used a controlled toe tap stride. Has raw developing bat speed, short simple swing plane and level finish. Was able to create some loud contact and found some barrels. Line drive base hit approach. Projectable while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 71 mph; has choppy in control feet, a clean natural exchange, and sure developing hands. Confident recorded an outfield position velocity of 73 mph; showed a fluid natural exchange, choppy developing feet, and sure hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were developing. From a high ¾ slot, showed decent accuracy to the bag with a longer arm action. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 8.1. Solid confident on the mound, using a longer consistent arm action he showed consistent developing arm speed from a high ¾ arm angle. Tall-and-fall type pitcher who shows some effort. Displays even in line shoulders with an consistent low balance point. Lands square with recoil falling off finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 66-68 mph; shows arm side control and slight running action.

6/09/21

5-foot-3, 93-pound lean frame. Capable in the box, the switch hitter clocked an exit velocity of 77 mph. (49.98 mph bat speed average). (18.62 mph hand speed average). Began in a balanced tall stance with a smooth quick load, then used a toe tap stride. Has efficient bat speed, simple level swing plane and high finish. Found some barrels with some loud contact. Up the middle approach. Capable his best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 68 mph; shows consistent hands, choppy feet, and a clean exchange. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were average. Using a long arm action, showed decent accuracy to the base from a side slot. Clocked a time of 8.05 in the 60-yard dash. Capable on the mound, used a side arm angle and a short loose arm action while showing quick consistent arm speed. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who uses easy effort. Has an athletic balance point and even shoulders. Lands closed with recoil finish. Threw his fastball 68-69 mph; had arm side command and running action with tight movement. (Max spin 1931; Avg 1860). Had a sharp curveball (55-56) that showed sweeping swing and miss action and very consistent control. (Max spin 2140; Avg 2070). Throws a tight changeup (52-53) that shows consistent low in the zone control and fading action. 

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