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CLASS OF 2025

LHP
OF

Nicholas
Ballard

DuPont Manual (HS) • KY
6' 0" • 180LBS
L/L • 17yr 3mo
Travel Team: Louisville Legends National 2025

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Pitching

Fastball

89
Velocity (max)
6/22/23
84 - 88
Velo Range
6/22/23
2136
Spin Rate (avg)
2/11/24

Changeup

80 - 81
Velo Range
6/06/24
1838
Spin Rate (avg)
6/20/23

Curveball

74 - 78
Velo Range
6/06/24
2124
Spin Rate (avg)
2/11/24

Slider

73.8 - 75.8
Velo Range
6/20/23
2093
Spin Rate (avg)
6/20/23
Power
81.5
Exit Velocity (max)
7/07/21
75.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
7/07/21
275
Distance (max)
9/04/21
71
Sweet Spot %
9/04/21
Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
9/04/21
63.3
Bat Speed (max)
9/04/21
15.7
Rot. Acc (max)
9/04/21
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.66
60
9/04/21
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30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
-
INF Velo
76
OF Velo
7/28/21
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2021
60 Yard Dash
7.66
Outfield Velocity
76.0
Power / Speed Score
10.6
Class of 2025 KY State Games 9-4-21
Sep 4, 2021
Position
7.66
60-yard
75
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
8.69
60-yard
76
OF Velo
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Position
8.69
60-yard
76
OF Velo

Hitting

2021
Exit Velocity Max
81.5
Exit Velocity Avg
74.6
Distance Max
275
Distance Avg
134
Launch Angle Avg
11.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Class of 2025 KY State Games 9-4-21
Sep 4, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
79.6
Exit Velocity (max)
73.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
196
Distance (avg)
275
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Junior State Games 7-7-2021 (Class of 2025-2026)
Jul 7, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
81.5
Exit Velocity (max)
75.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
73
Distance (avg)
195
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
22.3
Hand Speed Avg
21.8
Bat Speed Max
63.3
Bat Speed Avg
62.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Class of 2025 KY State Games 9-4-21
Sep 4, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.3
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
63.3
Bat Speed (max)
62.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2024
2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.7
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2136
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
74.6
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2124
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.5
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1533
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.1
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1927
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1778
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
74.0
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1915
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
80.9
Fastball
Velocity Avg
79.4
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2004
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
71.4
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2006
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.2
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1484
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
71.5
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1978
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.7
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1886
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1769
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1475
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Preseason All-State Showcase: Upperclass 2-11-24
Feb 11, 2024
Trackman - Fastball
86.7
Velocity (max)
85.3 - 86.6
Velo Range
83.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,175
Spin Rate (max)
2,136
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Curveball
76.5
Velocity (max)
73.4 - 75.7
Velo Range
72.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,196
Spin Rate (max)
2,124
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.2
Velocity (max)
75.8 - 77.2
Velo Range
75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,578
Spin Rate (max)
1,533
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
87.1
Velocity (max)
83.4 - 85.7
Velo Range
81.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,070
Spin Rate (max)
1,867
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
74.9
Velocity (max)
73.2 - 74.4
Velo Range
70.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,124
Spin Rate (max)
1,879
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.0
Velocity (max)
76.3 - 77.0
Velo Range
74.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,579
Spin Rate (max)
1,568
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Top Prospect Games East (Invite Only) 6-20-23
Jun 20, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
86.5
Velocity (max)
84.9 - 86.3
Velo Range
84.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,230
Spin Rate (max)
2,068
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
75.8
Velocity (max)
73.8 - 75.8
Velo Range
72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,111
Spin Rate (max)
2,093
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.7
Velocity (max)
74.0 - 77.4
Velo Range
73.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,147
Spin Rate (max)
1,838
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Kentucky Top Prospect Games Session I (Invite Only) 6-21-22
Jun 21, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
80.9
Velocity (max)
79.0 - 80.8
Velo Range
77.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,110
Spin Rate (max)
2,026
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
72.0
Velocity (max)
70.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,004
Spin Rate (max)
2,004
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
71.5
Velocity (max)
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,978
Spin Rate (max)
1,978
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.8
Velocity (max)
71.2 - 73.6
Velo Range
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,503
Spin Rate (max)
1,440
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Preseason All-State Showcase 2-12-22 (Class of 2024-2025)
Feb 12, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
79.6
Velocity (max)
78.0 - 79.2
Velo Range
74.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,001
Spin Rate (max)
1,963
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)
70.8 - 71.3
Velo Range
67.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,035
Spin Rate (max)
2,007
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
72.9
Velocity (max)
70.8 - 72.8
Velo Range
68.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,927
Spin Rate (max)
1,516
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Class of 2025 KY State Games 9-4-21
Sep 4, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
76.7
Velocity (max)
74.2 - 75.8
Velo Range
70.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,960
Spin Rate (max)
1,891
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.7
Velocity (max)
67.1 - 69.4
Velo Range
63.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,011
Spin Rate (max)
1,719
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
68.3
Velocity (max)
66.5 - 67.9
Velo Range
62.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,441
Spin Rate (max)
1,363
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Junior State Games 7-7-2021 (Class of 2025-2026)
Jul 7, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
75.1
Velocity (max)
73.5 - 74.6
Velo Range
70.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,921
Spin Rate (max)
1,866
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
65.8
Velocity (max)
65.8 - 65.8
Velo Range
61.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,020
Spin Rate (max)
2,020
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
68.1
Velocity (max)
65.1 - 68.1
Velo Range
63.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,865
Spin Rate (max)
1,643
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2023
2022
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Preseason All-State Showcase 2-12-22 (Class of 2024-2025)
Feb 12, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2024
2023
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
75.2
Changeup
Velocity Avg
78.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
73.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
78.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
79.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
70.2
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
77.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.6
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.6
National Program Invitational (NPI)
Jun 6, 2024
Pitching
88
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
74 - 78
CB
80 - 81
CH
Preseason All-State Showcase: Upperclass 2-11-24
Feb 11, 2024
Pitching
87
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
73 - 76
CB
76 - 77
CH
16U National Championship
Jun 22, 2023
Pitching
89
Max FB
84 - 88
FB
72 - 75
CB
78 - 78
CH
National Program Invitational (NPI)
Jun 8, 2023
Pitching
87
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
74 - 78
CB
15U National Championship
Jul 7, 2022
Pitching
82
Max FB
77 - 82
FB
69 - 70
CB
70 - 74
CH
Class of 2025 KY State Games 9-4-21
Sep 4, 2021
Pitching
77
Max FB
75 - 76
FB
67 - 69
CB
66 - 68
CH
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Pitching
76
Max FB
73 - 76
FB
65 - 67
CB
69 - 69
CH
2021 Junior Future Games
Jul 28, 2021
Pitching
76
Max FB
73 - 76
FB
63 - 65
CB
67 - 69
CH
Junior State Games 7-7-2021 (Class of 2025-2026)
Jul 7, 2021
Pitching
75
Max FB
73 - 75
FB
66 - 66
CB
65 - 68
CH
National Program Invitational
Jun 10, 2021
Pitching
75
Max FB
71 - 74
FB
63 - 65
CB

Game Performance

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Comments

6/20/23

Position: LHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pound.

Pitching: Solid. Drop-and-drive delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, consistent arm speed, clean arm action. Athletic balance point, even shoulders, lands soft.

FB: 85-87 (Max spin 2230;  Avg 2067). Big running action, tough to barrel.

SL: 74-76 Slight tight action, 2/8 shape. (Max spin 2110; Avg 2092).

6/21/22

Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pound.

Pitching: Solid. Drop-and-drive delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, consistent arm speed, loose arm action. Strong balance point, downhill shoulders, lands square, balanced finish.

FB: (Max spin 2109;  Avg 2025). Slight running action.

CB: Some action, 1/7 shape. (Max spin 2004; Avg 2004).

SL: 2/8 shape. (Max spin 1978; Avg 1978).

9/04/21

Body: 5-foot-9, 140-pound proportional build.

Hit: (LHH) Projectable. Began in a balanced athletic stance with a smooth load, then used a toe tap stride. Developing bat speed. Good extension on his finish, loose level swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 80 mph exit velocity, average 73.3 mph. 62.0 mph bat speed average. 21.8 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (OF) Sure developing hands, consistent developing footwork, clean exchange. Projectable.  Fielded the ball out front with average movement laterally.

Arm: 75 mph outfield velocity. Loose arm action, ¾ slot.

Speed: 7.66 (60-yard).

Pitching: Projectable. Tall-and-fall delivery, easy effort. High ¾ arm angle, quick developing arm speed, clean arm action.

FB: T77. 75-76 mph. (Max spin 1959;  Avg 1893). Running hard action, heavy movement.

CB: 67-69 mph. Tight action, 1/7 shape. (Max spin 2011; Avg 1719).

CH: 66-68 mph. Slight action.

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