Justin Valdez
Justin Valdez

CLASS OF 2020

LHP
1B

Justin
Valdez

Saint Xavier University
St. Rita (HS) • IL
6-2 • 170LBS • R/L
Travel Team: Rhino Baseball

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Pitching

Fastball

84
Velocity (max)
7/25/19
81 - 83
Velo Range
7/25/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

71 - 73
Velo Range
2/23/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

71 - 72
Velo Range
7/25/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

67 - 69
Velo Range
2/23/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

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Pitching Velos

2019
2018
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.3
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.2
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
68.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
73.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.5
PBR at The Rock Championships
Jul 25, 2019
Pitching
84
Max FB
81 - 83
FB
71 - 72
CB
vs. St. Laurence
Apr 23, 2019
Pitching
81
Max FB
79 - 80
FB
70 - 71
CB
Chicago Preseason I.D.
Feb 23, 2019
Pitching
80
Max FB
79 - 80
FB
68 - 69
CB
71 - 73
CH
67 - 69
SL
66 - 68
KN
Preseason I.D. - Lockport
Feb 19, 2018
Pitching
75
Max FB
72 - 74
FB
65 - 72
CB
68 - 68
CT
61 - 65
KN

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7/25/19

6-foot-2, 170-pound left-handed pitcher, long and lanky frame with loose actions, projectable and high-waisted. Started for Rhino against the Illinois Indians going 4.1IP. Works at a quick pace, coils at balance, works in-line, some athleticism throughout delivery. Full arm action with firmness at release, ¾ slot. Fastball ranged 81-83 mph, topped 84 mph with run to his arm side. Went to his 1/7 shaped breaker often, depthy action at times with swing-and-miss break, 71-72 mph. 

4/23/19

Uncommitted junior. 6-foot-2, 170-pound left-handed pitcher, lanky, high-waisted frame, athletic. Pitched three innings in relief for St. Rita allowing only one run on three hits, one walk and one strikeout (26 of 44 pitches were strikes). Set a quick pace when he entered the game, effectively silenced a good St. Laurence team scattering his four hits not letting a rally get started. Allowed one extra base hit which scored the only run. Tempoed delivery, sturdy, coiled balance, works in-line to home, toe squared, athletic finish. Long, full arm action, some firmness, ¾ slot, regular effort. Fastball had run to his arm side, worked all thirds of the plate, rather easy out the hand, 79-81 mph. Slider, flashed tight spin, short breaker, early release at times, 70-71 mph. Feel for his pickoff move, ended the fifth with an effective pick to first.

2/23/19

Positional Profile: LHP 
Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pounds. Thin, athletic frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall action, up/down/out to home, level shoulders swing open at foot strike, strides in line, toe squared, smooth rhythm.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, full swing, looseness out front, 3/4 slot, some effort.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. Showed run in the strike zone.
CB: 68-69 mph. Inconsistent shape, near fastball arm speed.
SL: 67-69 mph. 11/5 shape, short break, kept down.
CH: 71-73 mph. Faded with occasional sink, arm slowed at times.
KN: 66-68 mph. Flashed action to the pitch.

2.19.18 - 6-foot-2, 155 pound left handed pitcher, lanky, long limbs. Fluid motions in delivery, in line to home, slight open landing, rotational after balance point, easy effort throughout. Long, loose arm action, a little whippy, ¾ arm slot, utilizes a five pitch mix. Fastball had some run, sink when down, ranged 72-75 mph. Curveball gradually broke with 2/8 spin, up in the zone, 65-72 mph. Changeup faded around the zone, 64-67 mph. Knuckleball tumbled, feel for pitch, 61-65 mph. Cutter had a some depth, acted as a firm slider, sat 68 mph.

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