Michael Groves
Michael Groves
Michael Groves
Michael Groves




UNC Asheville
Holly Springs (HS) • NC
6-4 • 205LBS • S/R
Travel Team: Evoshield Canes
2020 National

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Positional Profile: C/OF.  Physical frame with looseness in the hips and quickness present.
Body: 6’4”, 205 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense: 1.90 - 2.11 pop times. INF - Plays relaxed with better than average hands. Funnels to the belt after catch with clean exchanges. C-Quick feet with quick exchanges high across his chest. Has hip mobility receiving with average hands.
Arm: RH. C - 81 mph. INF - 86 mph. IF-Short arm action with some quickness. Accurate throws with carry. C-Short, quick arm, high 3/4 slot. Accurate with some carry.
Hit: SWH. RH-Balanced, slightly open. Loads with a leg kick, small hand cock. LH-Open setup. Leg kick load, getting back to even, hands work back. Fluid swing from both sides. Flatter bat path from the right side. More lift from the left side with a more pull approach.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Barrel feel and bat speed are slightly better from the right but shows ability to continue to hit from both sides.
Run: 4.24 runner in the 30. 


UNC-Asheville commit.  6 foot 2, 188-pound strong, athletic build.  Switch hitter.  Balanced setup from the right side.  Loads against his back leg with a small leg kick and longer stride.  Glides to the ball creating weight transfer through the swing.  Looks to drive the ball with a slightly uphill path with some stiffness in his hands causing some length in the swing.  Slightly open setup from the left side with a leg kick and some barrel waggle during the load.  Hands are looser from the left side creating some bat whip through the zone.  Above average bat speed with some lift to the swing.  Exit velocity recorded at 87 mph.  Relaxed setup behind the plate with average hands.  Positional velocity recorded at 77 mph from a crouch position.  Quick feet with a quick transfer across his chest and short arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Accurate throws with pop times at 2.00-2.08.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands.  High transfer with a shorter arm action, throwing from an over the top slot.  Arm peaked at 84 mph from the outfield.  Recorded a 4.26 in the 30-yard dash, 4.59 in the 5-10-5, and 9-1 in the standing broad jump. 

6 feet 2, 178-pound athletic build.  Switch hitter with a balanced setup and smooth load.  Long stride, with an explosive lower half.  Shows pull power during batting practice with above average bat speed from the left side.  Exit velocity peaked at 84 mph.  Pop times at 2.04-2.09 with carry to his throws from behind the plate.  Fluid feet and accurate arm peaking at 79 mph from the crouch.  Plays through balls in the outfield with average hands and clean exchanges.  Short arm action, throwing from a high ¾ slot with some accuracy to his throws.  Arm topped at 84 mph from the outfield. Fluid feet on the infield with average hands.  Accurate arm across the diamond, with carry to his throws reaching 82 mph across the diamond.  Showed barrel awareness in game.  Recorded a 7.68 60-yard dash.

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