Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2023

RHP
SS

MJ
Liyeos

Pepperdine
Waubonsie Valley (HS) • IL
6' 1" • 168LBS
R/R • 18yr 9mo
Travel Team: Illinois Canes

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TrackMan Hitting
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TrackMan Pitching
Pitch Scores
Pitching Velos
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Best Of Stats

Pitching

Fastball

84.2
Velocity (max)
3/27/21
82.7 - 84
Velo Range
3/27/21
2325
Spin Rate (avg)
3/27/21

Changeup

75 - 77
Velo Range
2/28/21
1578
Spin Rate (avg)
2/28/21

Curveball

70 - 72
Velo Range
2/28/21
2692
Spin Rate (avg)
2/28/21
Power
89.4
Exit Velocity (max)
2/28/21
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/28/21
309
Distance (max)
3/27/21
75
Sweet Spot %
3/27/21
Hitting
25.9
Hand Speed (max)
2/28/21
71.4
Bat Speed (max)
2/28/21
24.4
Rot. Acc (max)
3/27/21
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.31
60
3/27/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
84
INF Velo
3/27/21
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2021
60 Yard Dash
7.31
Infield Velocity
84.0
Power / Speed Score
12.2
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Position
7.31
60-yard
84
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Chicago Preseason I.D.
Feb 28, 2021
Position
7.39
60-yard
82
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2021
Exit Velocity Max
89.4
Exit Velocity Avg
79.8
Distance Max
309
Distance Avg
199
Launch Angle Avg
18.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
86.8
Exit Velocity (max)
75.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
245
Distance (avg)
309
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Chicago Preseason I.D.
Feb 28, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
89.4
Exit Velocity (max)
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
145
Distance (avg)
282
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
25.9
Hand Speed Avg
24.7
Bat Speed Max
71.4
Bat Speed Avg
67.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Blast - Hitting
25.9
Hand Speed (max)
24.6
Hand Speed (avg)
70.9
Bat Speed (max)
67.2
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Chicago Preseason I.D.
Feb 28, 2021
Blast - Hitting
25.9
Hand Speed (max)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
71.4
Bat Speed (max)
69.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2258
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
27.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.7
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2621
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1532
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
84.2
Velocity (max)
82.7 - 84.0
Velo Range
81.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,362
Spin Rate (max)
2,325
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.3
Velocity (max)
70.2 - 70.9
Velo Range
68.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,660
Spin Rate (max)
2,551
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.5
Velocity (max)
73.7 - 75.1
Velo Range
72.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,547
Spin Rate (max)
1,486
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Chicago Preseason I.D.
Feb 28, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
84.0
Velocity (max)
82.2 - 83.8
Velo Range
82.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,251
Spin Rate (max)
2,190
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.8
Velocity (max)
70.0 - 71.8
Velo Range
68.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,744
Spin Rate (max)
2,692
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.9
Velocity (max)
75.0 - 76.9
Velo Range
75.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,676
Spin Rate (max)
1,578
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Chicago Preseason I.D.
Feb 28, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
81.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
69.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.2
Canes Scout Weekend
Oct 22, 2021
Pitching
82
Max FB
78 - 81
FB
65 - 69
CB
2021 PBR Battle at the Crossroads
Jun 17, 2021
Pitching
81
Max FB
79 - 81
FB
66 - 69
CB
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Mar 27, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
83 - 84
FB
70 - 71
CB
74 - 75
CH
Chicago Preseason I.D.
Feb 28, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
82 - 84
FB
70 - 72
CB
75 - 77
CH

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2021
Edge Score
70.78

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

4/22/21

6-foot-1, 155-pound, lean, wiry right-handed pitcher got the start for Waubonsie. Despite tough results, Liyeos warrants a follow status moving forward. Clean, repeatable tall and fall delivery, lands on-line and finishes upright. Upside arm action, loose and whippy from a ¾ slot. Ability to spin the baseball at an above-average clip. Fastball worked mostly straight, sat 80-83 mph and spun between 2300-2432 rpm. Mixed in a slurvy breaking ball that works 10/4 with sweeping action, feel and has topped at 2744 rpm in the past. Upside right-handed arm to follow in the 2023 class.

3/27/21

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, athleticism in delivery, quick, smooth rhythm, leg lift works slightly across body, lands square, works in line with target, balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 83-84 mph. Advanced arm side run, thrown for strikes. T2362, 2324 average rpm.
CB: 70-71 mph. Advanced 10/4 sweeping shape, sharp action, highly-advanced spin metrics for age. T2659, 2550 average rpm.
CH: 74-75 mph. Sinking action, arm speed same as fastball. T1546, 1485 average rpm.

Hit

Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, leg lift, short stride.  Short swing, path works slightly uphill, stays inside the baseball, gap-to-gap approach, line drives.
Power: 86.83 max exit velocity, averaged 75.38 mph. 308’ max distance.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Clean footwork, works around/through the ball with proper direction, steady hands.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

2/28/21

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds. Athletic frame.
Delivery: Tall and fall delivery, quick tempo, level shoulders, works in line to target.
Arm Action: R/R. Long, quick arm action, low 3/4 arm slot.
FB: T84, 82-84 mph. Mostly straight, 4-seam type. T2250, 2190 average rpm.
CB: 70-72 mph. 11/5 shape, sweeping action. T2743, 2691 average rpm.
CH: 75-77 mph. Sinking action, arm speed same as fastball. T1676, 1577 average rpm.

Hit: R/R. Open setup, smooth load, leg kick, short stride, smooth pre-pitch actions. Short swing, works slightly uphill, consistent hard contact, line drive approach, pull-side tendencies.
Power: 89.38 max exit velocity, averaged 85.21 mph. 281’ max distance.
Arm: R/R. INF - 82 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 arm slot.
Defense: Steady hands, clean exchange, plays through the ball with proper direction.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

2/28/21
RHP/SS M.J. Liyeos (Waubonsie Valley, 2023) emerged as a follow 2023 after his strong two-way performance. The 6-foot-1, 155-pound, long-levered sophomore arguably showed best on the mound where his 82-84 mph fastball played easy out of the hand while showing control of the zone out of the windup. His best offering however is a sweeping curveball that looks to be a true out-pitch, playing on an 11/5 to 10/4 plane with T2744 rpm; best curveball spin rate of the event. To round out his three-pitch mix he showed a sinking changeup at the bottom of the zone at 75-77 mph. At the plate the right-handed hitter showed wiry levers, a level path and pull-side approach.

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