Eli Hensley
Eli Hensley
Eli Hensley




Normal West (HS) • IL
5-8 • 175LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Game 7


2022 National

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Decommitted from Heartland CC.


Uncommitted; currently ranked No. 79 in the Illinois’ 2022 class. 5-foot-8, 165-pound, left-handed hitting middle infielder. Offensively, profiles at the top of the order. Stays within himself, advanced feel for the barrel and hand/eye. Short compact swing, stays on-plane and uses the whole field. Line-drive approach, hits the ball where it is pitched and was consistently on time. Quiet takes and understands the strike zone. Went 2-for-2 with a triple to left-center field and two runs scored in game two of the day. Defensively, steady infield defender, actions and hands to stick up the middle of the diamond. Plays low to the ground, sure-handed and ability to throw from multiple angles. Follow 2022 left-handed hitting infielder.


Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Athletic, lean build.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open, upright stance, loads into his back leg, short stride to even.  Repeatable, compact swing, line drive type hitter, gap-to-gap approach. 
Power: 91.3 max exit velocity, averaged 85.81 mph. 288’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Long loose arm action, 3/4 slot.
Defense: Gets around the baseball, quick, athletic footwork, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60.


Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Balanced stance, leg kick trigger, draws hands back into smooth load.  Loose athletic hands, line drive hitter with level swing path through the zone. Gets extension through contact.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Long and loose arm action from a high 3/4 angle. Showed off above-average arm strength, throws had life across the diamond.
Defense: Clean actions in the infield. Fluid footwork, confident defender, trusts his hands, plays through the baseball, natural double play turn and body control play.
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 


Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-foot-6, 145-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open setup, hands load back, inverted knee lift timing trigger. Loose hands, direct, fluid bat path on a slight uphill plane, gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm through contact. 
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. INF - 67 mph. Short muscled arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
Defense: Athletic and confident actions, advanced for age. Quick, fluid footwork, soft hands, deadens the ball, ranges with ease, clean exchange to release.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60.

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