Gavin Darling
Gavin Darling
Gavin Darling
Gavin Darling
Gavin Darling
Gavin Darling
Gavin Darling

CLASS OF 2024

3B
C

Gavin
Darling

Power�s Catholic (HS) • MI
5-11 • 210LBS • R/R
Travel Team: USA Prime Michigan exposure 2024

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6/22/21

Player Spotlight 

Gavin Darling: 3B/RHP, (2024) Corunna, MI. 5-foot-10, 195-pound. During batting practice, Darling had an exit velocity of 90 mph. (66.64 mph bat speed average). (21.09 mph hand speed average). Solid while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 75 mph; had a clean exchange, consistent footwork, and soft sure hands. Shows out front glove work. In the 60-yard dash, recorded a time of 8.24. Capable on the mound, used a high ¾ arm angle with a short arm action while showing some arm speed. Up-tempo type pitcher and shows high effort. Has a consistent balance point. Lands square. Sat with his fastball at 71-74 mph with a max of 76 mph; shows some action and command in the zone. (Max spin 1817; Avg 1597). Shows late action on his 11/5 curveball (62-66). (Max spin 1894; Avg 1550). 

Scout Evaluation 

Gavin Darling, Corunna, 2024, MI

Position: 3B/RHP

Body: 5-foot-10, 195-pound.

Power: 90 mph exit velocity, average 79.07 mph. 66.64 mph bat speed average. 21.09 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Soft sure hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange. Solid. Uses his glove out front. 

Arm: 75 mph infield velocity. 

Speed: 8.24 (60-yard).

Pitching:  Capable. up-tempo delivery, high effort. high ¾ arm angle, some arm speed, short arm action. Consistent balance point, lands square.

FB: T76. 71-74 mph. (Max spin 1817;  Avg 1597). In the zone accuracy, some action. 

CB: 62-66 mph. Late action, 11/5 shape. (Max spin 1894; Avg 1550). 


10/10/20

Gavin Darling: 3B/RHP, (2024) Corunna, MI. 5-foot-10, 195-pound. Starts in a tall wide stance with a compact load, then uses a small leg kick. Found a few barrels with some loud contacts. Solid in the infield, his best throw was recorded at 66 mph; has consistent hands, consistent feet and a clean exchange. Fielded the ball to the side with average movement laterally. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.73. On the mound, where he showed above average arm speed, he had a short arm action and a high ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive type pitcher who uses some effort. Showed consistent balance point with even shoulders. Lands square with a clean finish. Sat with his fastball at 72-75 mph; showed control in the zone with straight movement. Throws his 11/5 curveball with gradual action and around the zone control. Throws his 11/5 curveball with control around the zone and gradual action.

7/15/20

Gavin Darling: 3B/RHP, (2024) Corunna, MI. 5-foot-10, 195-pound. At the plate, Darling's 89 mph exit velocity showed his ability to drive the ball with power. While in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 72 mph. During the event, recorded a 60 time of 7.8. On the mound, sat with his fastball at 74-75 mph with a max of 75 mph. Curveball (63-64 mph), changeup (62-64 mph).

1/20/20

 

Pitching: Sets up out the stretch with a closed set up. Has a calm demeanor, while delivering from the plate from a 3/4 arm angle. Sweeping action on the curve down in the zone 64-66 mph. Straight feel on the change up in the strike zone 66-68 mph. Fastball was in the zone sitting 74-76 mph. 
Hitting: At the plate sets up with a small crouch. Shows fast hands using a top hand release. Solid contact at the plate taking what the pitcher gives him. Has a plate approach showing clean contact. Drove a few balls during BP.
Fielding: In the infield shows south hands while staying low fielding the ball out front. Has mobile feet and a 3/4 arm release.
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