Blake O'Brien
Blake O'Brien
Blake O'Brien
Blake O'Brien
Blake O'Brien
Blake O'Brien

CLASS OF 2024

OF
RHP

Blake
O'Brien

St. Thomas Aquinas (HS) • KS
6-0 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Royals Scout Team
2024 National

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2/14/21

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pound growing and athletic frame with more room for added strength and size.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with a slightly open stance and athletic posture.  Hands start slightly below shoulder height and uses small leg lift and good load into the back side.  Lower half works linearly through the swing and uses level bat path to create a good line drive approach.  Very quick twitch swing and showing some current strength at contact.  Good balance throughout the swing and good body control.

Power: 85 mph exit velocity from the tee. 

Arm: RH.  OF-90 mph.  Over the top arm slot with clean arm action and very good hand speed.

Defense:  In the outfield shows aggressive routes to the ball with attacking rhythm and feet.  Shows a good feel for glove action while fielding the ball outside the glove side leg.  Uses a step behind shuffle on the throws with good pull down and good trajectory.

Run: 4.28 runner from home to first.

 

Delivery:  Smooth and methodical tempo with good balance.  Repeats the delivery well.  Short coil on balance point with hips and shoulders.  Lands directionally towards home plate and has good balance throughout the motion.  Easy effort with ball jumping out of the hand.

Arm Action: High ¾ arm slot with clean arm action and good hand speed.

FB: 83-86 mph, arm side run with good life.

CB: 67-69 mph, lots of downward depth and feel for spin.

SL: 70-71 mph, sharp 10/4 shape with good spin and good hand speed.

CH: 74-75 mph, good fading action and depth.


6/16/20

Blake O'Brien: OF/RHP, (2024) Blue Valley Northwest, KS. 5-foot-11, 150-pound slim frame. In the box, O'briens best exit velocity was 80 mph. Started in an athletic stance with a smooth load, then used a small leg kick to start his swing. Has short swing plane, above average bat speed and high finish. Found lots of barrels with some loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Athletic his best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 85 mph; showed athletic feet, a quick exchange and soft hands. Had an-over-the-top slot with a short arm action. Clocked a time of 7.42 in the 60-yard dash. Above average on the mound, had a high ¾ arm angle and a long arm action with quick arm speed. Feel type pitcher and shows some effort. During his delivery balance point is tall with even shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 81-82 mph; had consistent control and running action. His curveball (67-68) showed plus action and control. His changeup (73-74) has some action.

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