William Sword
William Sword
William Sword
William Sword
William Sword
William Sword
William Sword

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
SS

William
Sword

Thales Academy (HS) • NC
6-1 • 210LBS • R/R
Travel Team: NC Rockies Prime

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7/27/21

Princeton Commit
Positional Profile: RHP/SS.
Body: 6_1, 210 pounds. Strong build.
Defense: 1.99-2.04 pop times. IF-Feet work around the ball, catches the ball near center, clean exchanges. C-Hips and shoulders get in line to targe, clean transfers across his midsection.
Arm: R. C - 79 mph. INF - 89 mph.  IF-Quick arm, short arm action, high 3/4 slot. C-Accurate arm with carry, short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Balanced, even base, hands at back sholder. Controlled leg lift, average stride gliding into the ball, quiet hands. Quick hands, short to ball, slight lift to the swing path staying through the ball, hit several balls off the barrel working to both gaps in BP.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Above average bat speed.
Run:7.66 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple delivery. Repeats. Average kick, working level and on-line. Lands in-line and square. Athletic finish
Arm Action: R. Longer arm swing with solid rhythm working to an over-the-top slot. Average to above arm speed with solid arm strength.
FB: T88, 83-88 mph. 2143 rpm. Some arms side life when on the arm side. Average ride. Strikes to bottom and top of the zone.
CB: 73-77 mph. 1815 rpm. Top to bottom tilt with hard, late action. More chase, but around the zone.
CH: 79-81 mph. 1549 rpm.

10/21/20

Positional Profile: C/RHP. Floods the zone on the bump. Good arm strength all over the field
Body: 6/1, 187 pounds. Strong, athletic build.
Defense: 2.04-2.12 pop times. C-Fluid feet, clean transfers across his chest. OF-Plays through the ball, relaxed hands, catches the ball in front of his left foot, clean exchanges. IF-Active feet, relaxed hands, catches the ball near center, funnels to the midsection, clean transition
Arm: R. C - 81 mph. INF - 87 mph. OF - 84 mph. C-Accurate, short arm action, high 3/4 slot. OF-Quick arm, long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy. IF-Accurate with carry, medium arm stroke, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Upright, narrow base, hands at back shoulder, vertical barrel. Controlled load, average stride, hands go back. Fast hands, short to the ball, barrel stays through the ball, works through middle and to his pull side.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Made hard contact during BP, above average bat speed.
Run:7.54 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple rocker and turn. Stable head. Lift to the low-chest. Level, on-line, landing in-line and square. Repeats with some ease. Balanced finish
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing. Slight hand hook out of the glove. Over-the-top slot. Floods the zone. Advanced arm speed
FB: T87, 86-87 mph. 2227 rpm. Firm. Solid ride. 12:45 spin tilt at release. Good feel for glove side
CB: 71-76 mph. 2096 rpm. Firm. Top to bottom tilt. Worked in the down zone. Thrown with intent.
CH: 77-80 mph. 1641 rpm. Some fade with late run. Solid arm speed

7/21/20


Body: 6/1, 187 pounds. Strong, athletic frame.
Defense: 2.03-2.07 pop times. C-Fluid feet, clean transfers across the midsection. OF-Relaxed hands, catches the ball off his left foot, clean transfers.
Arm: R. C - 77 mph. OF - 82 mph. C-Short arm action, high 3/4 slot, some accuracy. OF-Accurate, long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Hit: R. Tall, narrow base, hands at back shoulder. Controlled load, long stride creates momentum into the ball, hands go back. Flat stroke, hands have quickness, line drive approach to both gaps, better than average barrel awareness.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Barreled a ball to left for a hit in game play, above average bat speed.
Run:7.69 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Small rocker and easy turn. Kick to the mid-chest, loading the front hip. Loose hips. Works level and on-line. Lands in-line with a slightly closed foot-strike.
Arm Action: R. Long arm swing works to an over-the-top slot. Average arm speed. Repeats
FB: T83, 80-83 mph. 1732 rpm. 12:45 spin tilt with solid ride through the zone. Elevated at times, worked easier to the glove side
CB: 69-72 mph. 1638 rpm. Working for 12/6, downer tilt. Inconsistent spin at times. Short tilt.

2/02/20

Positional Profile: RHP/C.
Body: 6’1”, 184 pounds. Average frame.
Delivery: Small rocker and controlled lift to the low-chest. Stays controlled through foot-strike, then building pace. Works on-line, landing square and in-line.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing works with some ease to an over-the-top slot. Balanced finish
FB: T81, 79-81 mph. 1800 - 1925 rpm. Strike thrower. Elevated at times. Occasional arm side run
CB: 67-70 mph. 1740 - 1800 rpm. Big, with occasional hard downer action. With slower hand, can cast to an 11/5 arc.
SL:  mph.  rpm. .
CH: 72-73 mph. 1400 - 1400 rpm. Solid arm speed with average fade. Has feel.

Defense:  Balanced at the catch position, catches the ball deep at times, average hands, funnels to the belt with clean transfers.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph.  Long arm action, high 3/4 slot, some carry and accuracy.
Hit: RHH. Even base with more weight starting on his back leg. Loads back, long stride, creating momentum into the ball. Aggressive swings, quick hands, flat barrel path, middle approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee.  Average barrel awareness, bat speed with some strength.
Run: 4.32 runner in the 30. 

10/19/19

6 foot, 182-pound average build.  Slight coil working to balance and a kick to the belt.  Long arm swing  works to an over-the-top release.  Simple and repeatable, works on-line, landing in-line with a slightly closed front foot.  Fastball at 79-82 with a spin rate of 1985 rpm.  Change-up has action, diving at times late, at 71-75.  Good arm speed for deception and consistent arm side run with a spin rate ranging 1295 – 1373 rpm.  Breaking ball works with gradual, downer tilt.  Around the zone the breaking ball ranged 71-75 with a spin rate of 1943 rpm.
Hits from the right side with a balanced setup with some barrel waggle.  Weight works back during his load with an average stride, gliding into the ball.  Some quickness to his hands with a short bat path to the ball.  Stays inside the ball with a middle of the field approach.  Average feel for his barrel with his exit velocity recorded at 82 mph.  Accurate arm with some carry to his throws from the outfield that topped at 82 mph.  Stands up on his throws from behind the plate with clean transfers.  Arm topped at 76 mph to second base from a ¾ slot.  Accurate arm with pop times ranging from 2.16-2.33.  Low hips while receiving bullpens, presenting a low target with average hands.  Recorded a 7.60 in the 60.

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