Nyle Banks
Nyle Banks
Nyle Banks

CLASS OF 2021

SS
RHP

Nyle
Banks

Southern
Olathe North (HS) • KS
5-10 • 152LBS • S/R
Travel Team: KC Royals Scout Team 2021

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2021 National

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10/20/18 - 10/20/18 – Banks is a 5-foot-9, 145-pound lean bodied and athletic switch hitting middle infielder and RHP in Kansas’ 2021 recruiting class. At the event Banks ran a 7.08 second 60 and 4.11 home-to-first. At the plate, Banks showed an 82 mph exit velocity from the left side and 83 mph from the right, simple load, quiet hands, repeatable swing, toe tap into load from the right side, line drive contact to both sides during batting practice, showed the ability to hit to all fields from the right side. On the infield, Banks showed quick twitch actions, quick to the baseball, long arm action, high three-quarter release, positional velocity of 87 mph (top at the event), mostly accurate throws. On the mound, Banks shows his athleticism, loose quick arm action, downhill tilt, high glove side for added deception, arms and legs coming at the hitter, fastball is 81-85 mph, late action, gets on hitter quick, curveball is 68-71 mph at the event, sharp, late downward action, changeup is 76 mph, near fastball arm speed.

6/5/18 - Banks is an athletic 5-foot-7 137-pound switch hitting shortstop in Kansas’ 2021 class.  He ran a 7.37 60 and a 4.52 home to first. He has an 83 mph exit velocity. At the plate, simple and repeatable swing, similar from both side, no wasted movement, loose hands with feels or the barrel, slight toe tap before stride on the left side, controlled leg lift from right side, level swing path, gap to gap approach, more pull line drives from right side, more middle/opposite field from left side.  On the infield, 86 mph positional velocity, over the top release, long arm circle with loose arm action, works through the ball with quick and athletic footwork, clean transfer with soft hands, projectable frame, player to watch in the 2021 class. On the mound, Banks has a slow wind up, accelerates down the mound, stays in line with stride, throws with some effort at the end of delivery, quick arm speed, loose arm action, fastball at 81-84 mph, occasional cutting action, breaking ball at 72-73 mph, tight 11-to-5 shape, late action, throws for a strike.

1/15/18 - Banks is a 5-foot-7 137-pound switch-hitting shortstop in Kansas’ 2021 class.  He ran a 4.89 home to first and has an 82 mph exit velo from the right side and a 76 mph exit velo from the left side. At the plate, starts slightly open on both sides, no wasted movement during load, simple leg lift, short in line stride, level path through extension, gap to gap approach, body stays under control.  On the infield, 79 mph positional velocity, over the top release, fluid to the ball, gains ground with feet after the catch, clean exchange, soft hands, field ball in athletic position, lean frame, loose arm action and athletic actions would suggest increases in the future.

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