John Blanchard III
John Blanchard III
John Blanchard III
John Blanchard III
John Blanchard III
John Blanchard III
John Blanchard III
John Blanchard III

CLASS OF 2020

RHP
3B

John
Blanchard III

Loyola University (LA)
St. Thomas Aquinas (HS) • LA
5-10 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Elite Squad Gulf South
2020 National

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10/13/19

John Blanchard III: RHP/3B, (2020) St. Thomas Aquinas, LA. 5-foot-10, 180-pound physical frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter showed his power in the box with a strong exit velocity of 90 mph. Sets up in a strong athletic  stance and has a short stride. Had explosive bat speed, a level swing plane and extension on his finish. Found lots of barrels through his rounds. Gap to gap approach. In the infield, showed ability to throw up to 80 mph across the field; has soft hands and smooth footwork. In the 60-yard dash, he recorded a time of 7.32. On the mound, he used a high ¾ angle with a loose arm action. He is a drop-and-drive type pitcher. Produced a fastball that came in at 84-86 mph. Cutter (78-79) is sharp when located low in the zone. Threw a 10/4 curveball (69-73) that had some command. He has fading action on his changeup(76-77).

10/28/18 Currently ranked No. 70 in Louisiana’s 2020 class. Medium 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame, athletic build with room to add strength. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall, athletic setup with loose rhythm in hands. Smooth load, leg lift stride, quality lower half use and solid balance. Line drive contact with fluid rhythm, level to slightly uphill path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Solid defender with receptive hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges, and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 82 mph. Also posted a 7.15 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher that works from a medium arm action into high-¾ release with solid balance and normal effort. Delivery has smooth rhythm with slightly high front side after hands separate, working down the mound with in-line direction, landing square and finishing in athletic fielding position. Fastball was thrown around the zone at 80-84 mph, touching 85 mph. Curveball displayed early, 11/5-shape with depth at 70-71 mph. Change showed slight fading action at 74-75 mph.

7/24/18 Currently ranked No. 68 in Louisiana’s 2020 class. Medium 5-foot-10, 180-pound frame, athletic build with room to add strength. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall, athletic setup with loose rhythm in hands. Smooth load, leg lift stride, quality lower half use and solid balance. Line drive contact with fluid rhythm, level to slightly uphill path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 87 mph. Solid defender with receptive hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges, and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 85 mph. Also posted a 7.35 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher that works from a medium arm action into high-¾ release with solid balance and normal effort. Delivery has smooth rhythm with slightly high front side after hands separate, working down the mound with in-line direction, landing square and finishing in athletic fielding position. Fastball was thrown around the zone at 81-83 mph. Curveball displayed early, 11/5-shape with depth at 66-70 mph. Change showed slight fading action at 73-74 mph.

1/13/18 Currently ranked No. 49 in Louisiana’s 2020 class. Medium 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame, athletic build with room to add strength. Right-handed hitter that hits from a tall, athletic setup with loose rhythm in hands. Smooth load, leg lift stride, quality lower half use and solid balance. Line drive contact with fluid rhythm, level to slightly uphill path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Solid defender with receptive hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges, and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 77 mph. Also posted a 7.61 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher that works from a medium arm action into high-¾ release with solid balance and normal effort. Delivery has smooth rhythm with slightly high front side after hands separate, working down the mound with in-line direction, landing square and finishing in athletic fielding position. Fastball was thrown around the zone at 75-77 mph. Curveball displayed early, 11/5-shape with depth at 66-69 mph. Change showed slight fading action at 69-70 mph.

10/22/17 Currently ranked No. 39 in Louisiana’s 2020 class. Medium 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame, athletic build with room to add strength. Right-handed hitter that hits from a slight crouch, with smooth load, leg lift stride, quality lower half use and solid balance. Line drive, gap to gap type approach with fluid rhythm, level to slightly uphill path that creates solid extension through contact and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 84 mph. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, quick, clean exchanges, and plays through balls well. Short arm action into high-¾ release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 80 mph. Also posted a 4.65 home-to-1st time.

5/20/17 Medium 5-foot-8, 160-pound frame. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, with smooth load and solid balance. Line drive, gap to gap type approach with level to uphill path and fluid rhythm, posting an exit velocity of 82 mph. Short arm action into high-¾ release with accuracy and developing arm strength, recording a positional velocity 72 mph. Solid defender with developing hands and footwork while playing through ball athletically. Ran a 7.55 60-yard dash.

 

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