Lion Gardiner
Lion Gardiner
Lion Gardiner
Lion Gardiner
Lion Gardiner

CLASS OF 2023

RHP
SS

Lion
Gardiner

Walt Whitman (HS) • MD
5-11 • 165LBS • R/R
Travel Team: DMV Prospects 2023

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Pitching

Fastball

87.3
Velocity (max)
2/19/22
86 - 87
Velo Range
2/19/22
1945
Spin Rate (avg)
2/19/22

Changeup

76 - 78
Velo Range
7/22/21
1361
Spin Rate (avg)
3/21/21

Curveball

72 - 74
Velo Range
7/22/21
2267
Spin Rate (avg)
11/06/21

Slider

74.4 - 75.3
Velo Range
11/06/21
2581
Spin Rate (avg)
2/19/22
Power
86.7
Exit Velocity (max)
2/19/22
76.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/19/22
284
Distance (max)
3/21/21
92
Sweet Spot %
1/30/21
Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
1/30/21
69.1
Bat Speed (max)
11/06/21
18.7
Rot. Acc (max)
1/30/21
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.33
60-yard
2/19/22
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
82
INF Velo
2/19/22
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2022
2021
60 Yard Dash
7.33
Infield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
11.8
60 Yard Dash
7.42
Home to First
4.63
Infield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
11.3
2022 Maryland Preseason All State II (Sold Out)
Feb 19, 2022
Position
7.33
60-yard
82
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Virginia/Maryland State Games
Nov 6, 2021
Position
7.42
60-yard
82
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
Scout Day: BCC Prospects
Jun 21, 2021
Position
7.66
60-yard
78
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
2021 MD Preseason All-State Session II
Mar 21, 2021
Position
7.71
60-yard
82
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
Maryland Preseason Preview
Jan 30, 2021
Position
82
INF Velo
4.63
H-1st
80
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
86.7
Exit Velocity Avg
76.1
Distance Max
238
Distance Avg
163
Launch Angle Avg
20.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
83.5
Exit Velocity Avg
74.9
Distance Max
284
Distance Avg
187
Launch Angle Avg
21.1
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Maryland Preseason All State II (Sold Out)
Feb 19, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
86.7
Exit Velocity (max)
76.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
163
Distance (avg)
238
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Virginia/Maryland State Games
Nov 6, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
83.2
Exit Velocity (max)
74.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
192
Distance (avg)
278
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 MD Preseason All-State Session II
Mar 21, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
83.5
Exit Velocity (max)
75.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
210
Distance (avg)
284
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Maryland Preseason Preview
Jan 30, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
79.6
Exit Velocity (max)
74.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
156
Distance (avg)
240
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
19.9
Hand Speed Avg
18.6
Bat Speed Max
67.9
Bat Speed Avg
65.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
22.2
Hand Speed Avg
18.9
Bat Speed Max
69.1
Bat Speed Avg
63.2
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2022 Maryland Preseason All State II (Sold Out)
Feb 19, 2022
Blast - Hitting
19.9
Hand Speed (max)
18.6
Hand Speed (avg)
67.9
Bat Speed (max)
65.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Virginia/Maryland State Games
Nov 6, 2021
Blast - Hitting
20.5
Hand Speed (max)
18.8
Hand Speed (avg)
69.1
Bat Speed (max)
65.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 MD Preseason All-State Session II
Mar 21, 2021
Blast - Hitting
18.8
Hand Speed (max)
18.1
Hand Speed (avg)
65.4
Bat Speed (max)
63.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Maryland Preseason Preview
Jan 30, 2021
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
65.4
Bat Speed (max)
61.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.2
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1945
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.4
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2144
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
73.0
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2581
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.7
Fastball
Velocity Avg
81.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1900
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.4
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.8
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2086
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
70.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1327
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
73.2
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2478
Slider
Total Movement Avg
2022 Maryland Preseason All State II (Sold Out)
Feb 19, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
87.3
Velocity (max)
85.6 - 86.9
Velo Range
82.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,031
Spin Rate (max)
1,945
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
65.0
Velocity (max)
63.8 - 65.0
Velo Range
61.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,173
Spin Rate (max)
2,144
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
73.7
Velocity (max)
72.6 - 73.6
Velo Range
69.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,633
Spin Rate (max)
2,581
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Virginia/Maryland State Games
Nov 6, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
85.7
Velocity (max)
83.9 - 85.3
Velo Range
82.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,049
Spin Rate (max)
1,936
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.2
Velocity (max)
66.9 - 69.0
Velo Range
66.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,318
Spin Rate (max)
2,267
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.3
Velocity (max)
74.4 - 75.3
Velo Range
72.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,630
Spin Rate (max)
2,573
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2021 MD Preseason All-State Session II
Mar 21, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
80.8
Velocity (max)
78.3 - 80.2
Velo Range
80.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,981
Spin Rate (max)
1,898
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
69.0
Velocity (max)
67.4 - 69.0
Velo Range
68.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,023
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 - Slider
68.6
Velocity (max)
68.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,192
Spin Rate (max)
2,192
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.2
Velocity (max)
71.3 - 73.2
Velo Range
73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,393
Spin Rate (max)
1,361
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Maryland Preseason Preview
Jan 30, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
80.6
Velocity (max)
78.2 - 79.8
Velo Range
78.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,975
Spin Rate (max)
1,852
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
66.1
Velocity (max)
63.3 - 66.1
Velo Range
62.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,050
Spin Rate (max)
1,957
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
70.4
Velocity (max)
69.3 - 70.4
Velo Range
69.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,518
Spin Rate (max)
1,304
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Virginia/Maryland State Games
Nov 6, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+
Maryland Preseason Preview
Jan 30, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
85.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.2
Slider
Velocity Avg
74.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
86.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.1
Curveball
Velocity Avg
67.8
Changeup
Velocity Avg
72.2
2022 MD/DE High School Heat Sheet
Mar 12, 2022
Pitching
86
Max FB
84 - 86
FB
69 - 71
CB
74 - 75
SL
2022 Maryland Preseason All State II (Sold Out)
Feb 19, 2022
Pitching
87
Max FB
86 - 87
FB
64 - 65
CB
73 - 74
SL
Virginia/Maryland State Games
Nov 6, 2021
Pitching
86
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
67 - 69
CB
74 - 75
SL
2021 PBR Border Invite
Jul 22, 2021
Pitching
84
Max FB
79 - 84
FB
72 - 74
CB
76 - 78
CH
Scout Day: BCC Prospects
Jun 21, 2021
Pitching
79
Max FB
76 - 78
FB
65 - 66
CB
69 - 71
CH
70 - 73
SL
2021 MD Preseason All-State Session II
Mar 21, 2021
Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 80
FB
67 - 69
CB
71 - 73
CH
Maryland Preseason Preview
Jan 30, 2021
Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 80
FB
63 - 66
CB
69 - 71
CH

Game Performance

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Notes

Comments

11/06/21

VA/MD State Games

5-foot-10, 160-pound projectable sturdy frame. Capable fluid during batting practice, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 83 mph. (65.6 mph bat speed average). (18.8 mph hand speed average). Starts in a tall open stance with a quick controlled load, then uses a leg kick. Has present efficient bat speed, short uphill swing plane and high finish. Found some barrels with loud contact. Aggressive approach. Confident in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 82 mph; had consistent hands, rhythmic fluid footwork, and a quick clean exchange. Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front. Used a high ¾ slot with a short quick arm action while showing decent accuracy to the base. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.42. Confident on the mound, showed lightning arm speed, he had a ¾ arm angle and a compact very quick arm action. Up-tempo type pitcher and uses high effort. Showed athletic balance point with downhill shoulders. Lands square with an athletic finish. Sat with his fastball at 83-85 mph and topped out at 86 mph; has gradual tailing action and command arm side around the zone. (Max spin 2049; Avg 1936). Has feel control and tight late action on his 11/5 curveball (67-69). (Max spin 2317; Avg 2267). Threw a 11/5 slider (74-75) that showed command around the zone and hard action. (Max spin 2630; Avg 2573). 

3/21/21

Maryland Preseason All-State Session II

Body: 5’9’’, 140 pounds. Lean, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly upright setup to start with present rhythm in the hands at the shoulder; utilized a leg lift stride to initiate a flat path into the hitting zone. Created some length at times with ability to get leveraged at the front of the plate; recorded a mainly pull-side approach during his batting practice round accruing a 57% line drive rate via Trackman Baseball. 
Power: 84 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Developing doubles power, mostly singles at the moment. 
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Strong arm from a high-intent, high ¾ slot with good extension. 
Defense: Up tempo approach during defensive evals with adequate posture and a soft glove hand at the fielding window, funneled smoothly into the chest line with occasional range to his left; choppy footsteps early in the route, but overall control present. 
Run: 7.71 60-yard time.

Delivery: Quick delivery with a short side rocker into a medium leg lift with abbreviated hip coil. Hid the ball well before a connected drive down the mound into a noticeably stiff land leg. Mostly upright finish with lots of whip at release. 
Arm Action: RH. High ¾, whippy look with a fast arm. 
FB: T81 mph, 78-80 mph. Average spin rate of 1897 rpm. Played heavier down in the zone but also showed up at times; 25% zone rate. 
CB: 67-69 mph. Average spin rate of 2006 rpm. Better bite to it than depth showing late horizontal movement across the plate. 
CH: 71-73 mph. Good third pitch; fade to it (12+ inches of horizontal movement) while killing spin (1361 average rpms).

1/30/21

Maryland Preseason Preview

Body: 5’9”, 140 pounds. Athletic, lanky frame.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly crouched stance at the plate. Smooth back load with some hand separation and solid balance throughout. Hands drop slightly before contact with a more level swing path. Attacks the ball with intent with quick hands and some bat speed. Lower half involvement is present with a really nice middle of the field line drive approach. Finishes strong with two-hands.   
Power: 80 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. INF - 82 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Plays through the ball with active feet in the infield. Fields the ball out in front, funneling to the belt with a quick glove-tap into clean exchanges. Solid range side to side with the ability to throw from various arm slots. Throws showed accuracy and carry. 
Run: 4.63 Home to first base time.

Delivery: Bit of an up-tempo side-step wind-up into a compact balance position with a quarter body turn. Long, easy stride down the mound landing in-line with the plate. Gets great extension out over the front side and finishes with a full follow-through in an athletic position. Creates quick arm speed through release with some whip to it. Showed a really nice feel for all three pitches and ability to pound the zone. 
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm action and full arm circle. Throws from a high three-quarter slot with some intent. 
FB: T81 mph, 78-80 mph. Showed slight arm-side run at times with an average spin rate of 1975 rpm per TrackMan. 
CB: 63-66 mph. Tight with hard 12/6 shape with an average spin rate of 2050 rpm per TrackMan.
CH: 69-71 mph. Showed late fade.

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