Bayden Root




Ohio State
Kokomo (HS) • IN
6-3 • 195LBS • R/R


2018 National

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Working out of the stretch for the duration of his appearance, Root is a large, strong framed right-hander at 6-foot-3, 220 pounds. He pitches with a controlled delivery, producing heavy fastballs in the low-90s with 2200-2300 spin rates. He also mixed in a tight slider at 82-84 mph with one flashing above average. Overall, he found the plate with more control than command and profiles as a reliever at the pro level.

10/29/17- Committed to Ohio State.

4/10-11/17 - Physical 6-foot-3, 205 pound two-way athlete was the designated hitter for Kokomo with plans for him to start on the mound the following day.  Tall, athletic setup with good box presence.  Aggressive hitter.  Hands load back, slight leg kick used as a timing trigger.  Barrel stays in the zone.  Ball jumped off bat gap-to-gap during batting practice with a controlled barrel. On Tuesday night Root roped an RBI single over shortstop's reach off a 78mph plus slider.  Projectable frame with the ability to hit and be a consistent upper 80's-low 90's arm.

10/16/16- The physical 6-foot-3, 200 pound right handed pitcher is another one of the few participants from the 2018 class. He has a strong frame and good lower half. The arm works free and easy from a 3/4 slot with some late life on the fastball working 89-90 mph topping out at 91 mph. The breaking ball has a hard sweeping action at 73-74 mph and a changeup at 78-79 mph. There is a lot of upside and an easy arm action that will make him one of the top arms in 2018.

10/07/16-The 6-foot-3, 200 pound RHP/3B is a big and physical with a strong lower half. On the mound he has an up-tempo pace with with a loose and easy arm action from a ¾ slot. His fastball worked from 86-88 mph with a sweeping breaking ball at 74 mph. Offensively he shows some above average bat speed and a strong lower half. There is a lot of potential, especially on the mound with an easy arm action and frame to hold big time velocity.

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