Kenneth Levari
Kenneth Levari
Kenneth Levari
Kenneth Levari
Kenneth Levari

CLASS OF 2020

SS
RHP

Kenneth
Levari

Old Dominion
St. Augustine Prep (HS) • NJ
6-2 • 175LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Tri-State Arsenal

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2/09/19

2019 Preseason All State showcase

Old Dominion recruit. Levari has an extremely lean and athletic frame at 6-foot-1, 165-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.48 seconds and recorded an exit velo of 87 MPH. The left hand hitter starts in a wide and athletic stance with his feet slightly open. Hands stay locked in position during his load. Small leg kick. Gets his hands extended and showed off easy gap-to-gap power. Took defensive reps in the infield and recorded a top positional velo of 92 MPH. Twitchy actions in the field. Gets around the ball and stays athletic. Arm plays, can throw from different arm slots. On the mound, works quick and does a great job getting into his plant leg. Hands stay high through his delivery. Uphill shoulder tilt. Fastball showed tons of life at 89-90 MPH, touching 91 MPH. CB displayed 11/5 shape at times with late downer action at 75-77 MPH. Changeup had both run and late fade at 80-81 MPH. Impressive on both sides. 

2018 PBR Mid-Atlanitc ProCase (10.28.18)
6-foot-1, 165-pound two-way prospect is an Old Dominion commit. The left-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a simple heel-raise stride to initiate his swing. High-elbow load leads to some loop in his swing, but he clears his hips well and creates some backspin with solid feel for the barrel. Registered an 84 mph bat exit velocity while swinging wood. Showcased advanced arm strength defensively with 92 mph throws from his shortstop position. Ran a 6.96 60-yard dash and showcased active feet defensively with confidence in his glove hand. The two-way prospect topped at 91 mph during his bullpen session.

2018 PBR Mid-Atlanitc ProCase (10.28.18)
6-foot-1, 165-pound two-way prospect is an Old Dominion commit. The primary shortstop sat 88-91 from a high 3/4 arm slot with late life to his fastball. Starts with a side-rocker step and an overhead rocker into some hip coil in his stack. Long, loose arm action creates above average deception on his changeup at 78-80 with arm-side run and sink. Curveball showed 11/5 rotation at 72-75. Levari also flashed 92 mph arm strength across the diamond defensively. 

2018 New Jersey State Games (7.24.18)
Levari has a lanky, projectable frame at 6-foot 150-pounds. Ran the 60 yard dash in 7.25-seconds and recorded an exit velocity of 86 MPH. At the plate, Levari starts in a tall, slightly opened stance with hands in line with back shoulder and bat perpendicular with the ground. As pitch comes in, his hands load up and back as the bat becomes parallel to the ground and wraps around his head. He uses a weight exchange and foot stride to start his swing. Uphill swing and balanced finish. Peppers the gaps with line drives. Defensivelythrows topped at 88 MPH across the diamond from SS. Whippy-loose arm action from a high-¾ slot. Tall gather and clean exchange. Throws had backspin and carry.

Preseason All State Showcase (February 10th, 2018)
Old Dominion recruit. Levari has a lean, athletic build at 6-feet 150-pounds. Fastball topped at 88 MPH and sat mostly 86-88 with late life and downhill plane. Mixed in a slurvy breaking ball at 72-74 for strikes and a changeup with late fade at 75-76 MPH. Tall, athletic balance point, drives down the mound with authority by using lower half. Uphill shoulders as he descends down the mound creates a whip in arm on finish. Stiff, strong landing leg. Whippy-quick arm on release. Controls body on follow through. Lands front foot closed but foot spins to a square position on release. One of the top prospects in the 2020 class in NJ. Hitting – LHH starts in a slightly opened stance with hands above back shoulder. Uses a small foot stride to start swing. Hands load up and back slightly. Creates extension in hands and arms at contact with an uphill finish. Line drive type hitter with some gap to gap potential as he gets stronger throughout his high school career. Exit Velocity topped at 84 MPH. Defensively – Throws across the infield topped at 88 MPH. Smooth, rangey lateral movements. Receives ball out in front of body. Clean glove exchange, gets ball out with swiftness. Throws jumped out of hand with back spin

Preseason All-State Showcase (February 11th, 2017)
Levari has a slender, athletic build at  5-foot-9 130-pounds. Already fundamentally sound, Levari ran the 60 yard dash in 7.44Offensively- left handed hitter with a lot to like already at a young age. Starts in a wide stance with hands level with back shoulder. Uses a small foot stride to start swing. Hands load up and bat flattens out on shoulder, wrapping around head slightly. Loose looking hands and hips on finish, just needs to add muscle to frame. Exit Velocity topped at 70 mph Defensively- Smooth actions and soft hands with a quick, seamless exchange into a throwing motion. Athleticism apparent. Able to throw from multiple arm slots across the infield with accruacy. Throws topped at 76 mph. Pitching- Fastball topped at 79, sat 76-78. Showcased a curveball at 62 mph and a changeup at 65-67. High-3/4 slot with some arm quickness upon release. Methodical delivery, raises glove above head before he raises leg into a balance point. Sinks into back leg to create hip lead and leverage going down the mound. Tall, stiff front leg on finish. 

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