Liam Yardley

CLASS OF 2022

C
3B

Liam
Yardley

Lawrence Academy (HS) • MA
5-9 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Evolution

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2022 National

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2/06/21

Yardley is a 5-foot-9, 190 pound right-handed hitting catching prospect. He hits out of an athletic stance, with the hands set just off the back shoulder. The load is triggered by a light toe-tap and a pushing back of the hands. He’s able to stack over the back leg and get the hands into a strong hitting position before heading into the hitting zone. His bat-path is flat through contact, yielding a max exit velocity of 87 MPH during batting practice. He finishes balanced and extends through contact.

Defensively, Yardley was 77 MPH on his throws behind the plate. His initial stace is balanced, with the glove relaxed. As he transitions to throw, his feet are quick and create a good line with the target. His ball exchange is clean, allowing the arm to work quick and clean. He finishes over the front leg, keeping a good line with his target.

 

Exit Velocity- 87 mph

Catching Velocity- 77 mph

7/21/20

Yardley is a 5-foot-9, 190-pound, right-handed hitting catching prospect. He hits out of athletic set up with the hands set close to his head. The load is short and gets his hands out away from his body into a strong hitting position. The swing is direct and flat through the hitting zone producing a max exit velocity of 87.9 MPH during the batting practice. He finishes on plane and stays balanced throughout the swing. He also ran a 7.15 sixty.

Defensively, Yardley showed a quick exchange and good feet. His pop time range was 2.0-2.03, with a velocity of 76 MPH. He sets up in a balanced stance with the glove centered in the middle of the chest. As he transitions to throw, the feet get the hips into a good throwing position stacked over the feet in a good line with second base. The arm swing is short and he finishes through his throws well.

Exit Velocity- 88 mph
Catching Velocity- 76 mph
Pop Time- 2.0
7/16/20

5-foot-9, 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher. He showed very well behind the dish as he can catch and throw. He threw 73 mph down to second base with a pop time of 1.88. He is flexible and athletic behind the dish. He showed soft hands and good feel for the spot behind the dish. He ran a 7.28 sixty at the event. The bat has an exit velocity of 89 mph. The setup is wide in base and he showed a toe tap as the ball approaches the hitting zone. The path is flat to slightly uphill as he gets into contact with the ball. He uses a 1-handed finish after contact with the ball. He is a solid prospect behind the dish.

Exit Velocity- 89 mph

Catching Velocity- 73 mph

Pop Time -1.88

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