Tanner Padgett
Tanner Padgett
Tanner Padgett

CLASS OF 2016

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Tanner
Padgett

Iowa
Wichita Heights (HS) • KS
6-5 • 220LBS • R/R
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Committed to Iowa out of Johnson County CC (KS). 

8/5/15 - Padgett is a 6-foot-5 220-pound right-handed hitting outfielder and right-handed pitcher.  Padgett ran a 6.91 60, one of fastest times for the event, and has an exit velo of 92 mph, top exit velo of event.  Tall/thin stance, smooth load, quick bat speed, physical hitter, solid contact gap-to-gap during batting practice, singled during game action.  In the outfield, 79 mph positional velo, high three quarters release, plays through the ball, quick transfer and release, mostly accurate throws.On the mound, Padgett worked 83-84 mph with his fastball, earning two strikeouts during his outing.  He has a high leg lift and is aggressive getting down mound, in line stride, high three-quarters release, throws with some effort, smooth rhythm.  Curveball at 74-76 mph, sharp and late 11-to-5 action, showed command. 
2014 KABC 5A All-State - 2nd Team
2/16/15 - Padgett is a physical 6-foot-5, 210-pound class of 2016 right-hand hitting first baseman and right-handed pitcher. Attends Valley Center HS in Valley Center, KS. Balanced set-up at the plate, smooth hand load, simple stride, delivers the barrel with authority, fast bat, leverage, line drive approach. Batting practice round with one hard hit ball in the gaps after another. Exit velocity of 95 mph – top mark in camp, ran a 4.35 home-to-first. At first base moves well for such a physical player, fielded the ball cleanly, high three-quarters throwing motion, mostly accurate throws, 82 throwing velocity. On the mound pitches from the stretch exclusively, very simple and repeatable delivery with three-quarters slot. Fastball with late life, 82-84 mph, topped out at 85. Short breaking ball with 11/5 to 12/6 shape, 72-74 mph. Command of 75-76 mph sinking change-up. Projectable class of 2016 prospect that is trending up.
11/2/14 - Padgett is a projectable 6-foot-5, 200-pound right-hand hitting first baseman and right-handed pitcher. During batting practice showed a tall set-up, minimal hand load, short stride, short path, fast bat, maintains balance, finishes with extension, 90 mph exit velocity – top mark in camp. Simple, repeatable swing with some thump. Flattened ball out in the middle of the field. Ran a 7.09 60-yard dash – impressive considering how physical he is. At first base showed athletic footwork, soft hands, moves well for a big man, high three-quarters throwing motion, 81 mph throwing velocity, made all accurate throws. On the mound works from the stretch exclusively, medium knee lift, tall at balance. Closes off and hides ball well. Three-quarters slot, athletic finish, repeats. Consistent fastball velocity, nine fastballs all in the 80-82 mph range with arm side run. Command of breaking ball with 11/5 to 12/6 shape, gradual action, 71-73 mph. Sinking change-up, 75-76 mph.

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