Carson Knebel
Carson Knebel
Carson Knebel
Carson Knebel
Carson Knebel
Carson Knebel

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
OF

Carson
Knebel

Pleasant Valley (HS) • IA
6-6 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Iowa Sticks Scout

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8/08/21

Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 6-6, 185-pounds. Long, lean frame.

Delivery: Works from stretch, slightly closed at set. Drop-and-drive delivery. Some shoulder tilt with extension out front and balanced, in-line finish.
Arm Action: RH. Long OT arm action, hides ball in his release.
FB: T84, 81-84 mph. Straight action on a downward plane.
CB: 70-73 mph. 12/6 break with average spin and depth.
CH: 74-76 mph. Slight fade action thrown with FB arm speed.

3/07/21

Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-6, 180-pounds.
Defense: OF - 88 mph. Avg. feet, route and angles, Shows above avg. arm strength. Long lean frame that lacks body control but has continued to improve over last 12-18 months.
Hit: Square stance, leg kick trigger into long stride, length in swing with arm bar, line drive contact to pull side of field.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Stretch only, slight collapse in back, pitches up and over front side, limited use of glove slide.
Arm Action: Long down swing, works against front side, OT slot.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Steep downhill plane to FB.
CB: 68-70 mph. 12/6 shape with avg. depth.
CH: 73-75 mph. Occasional fade with avg. overall feel for pitch.

8/08/20

Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-4, 177-pounds.
Defense: RH. OF - 85 mph. Plays fast in field, works through ball, online throws with accuracy and carry to target.
Hit: RHH. Square stance, choppy leg kick trigger, needs improved body control, spray contact.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 

Pitching:   
Delivery: RH. High leg kick, compact arm action, exaggerated finish to release.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Straight, slight downhill, solid command to glove side of plate.
CB: 65-66 mph. Thrown hard with 12/6 shape; shows late break with above avg. depth.
CH: 74-75 mph. Solid arm action, turns over, needs to develop feel for zone.

3/08/20

Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-4, 170-pounds.
Delivery: Stretch only, higher leg kick balance point, lands inline to catcher, loses lower half down mound.
Arm Action: RH. Compact arm action, rushes down mound occasionally.
FB: T82, 80-82 mph. Strike thrower with FB, avg. life, varying action to plate.
CB: 65-67 mph. 12/6 break; avg. depth.
CH: 70-72 mph. Tends to drag arm and slow body; flat avg. action.

Hit: RHH. Square stance, leg kick trigger, effects timing, looks to elevate, inconsistent barrel, gap to gap approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph.
Defense: Plays fast, works through ball, avg. hands, has momentum on throws.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60.

10/01/19

Projectability in his long, lean frame. The right-handed hitter generates backspin with a downward angle swing producing consistent line-drive/flyball contact to his mid/pull side. Adequate footwork in the field, throwing from a ¾ arm slot.

8/04/19

6-foot-3, 150-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. Long lanky frame. Short arm path on back side, cuts across and through on release, some extension to plate. Fastball was 78-80 mph with varying action to plate. Tends to hook breaking ball across body creating avg. depth and break. 4.78 home to first time. Leg kick trigger, choppy actions in box, falls back at contact, spray contact off bat, uses whole field, 78 mph exit velocity. Plays fast, can be out of control at times, works through ball, quick release, avg. carry with accuracy to target, 82 mph arm strength from outfield.

4/28/19

6-foot-3, 150-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. On mound; high knee to raise to balance, lands slightly across body, stab on backside with some stiffness across body on release. Fastball was 75-78 mph, on downhill plane, with occasional run and sink. Turns breaking ball over with hand creating slow rolling break to plate. Changeup is thrown downhill with avg. fade and sink. 7.60 runner. Square stance, leg kick trigger, long arm bar creating length to contact, shows some pop in bat with long levers, 76 mph exit velocity. Avg. actions in field, requires development mechanically, long arm swing, shows accuracy and carry to target, 76 mph arm strength from outfield.

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