Carson Harper
Carson Harper
Carson Harper
Carson Harper
Carson Harper
Carson Harper
Carson Harper
Carson Harper
Carson Harper

CLASS OF 2021

2B
RHP

Carson
Harper

Brockport State
Maryvale (HS) • NY
5-8 • 153LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Niagara Jr Thunderwolves

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7/06/20

Physical: 5-foot-8, 153 pounds; compact, athletic build. 7.4 runner in the 60.

 Offensively: RHH. Balanced stance with feet just outside shoulder length with bend in the knees while hands start back and in to shoulder; Gains ground with a knee knock stride; hands load back and in. aggressive lower half stays behind the ball well with quick into the zone producing 17.5 G's rotational acceleration with a 68% on plane efficiency.  solid contact with gap to gap pop; peak Trackman exit velocity of 86 MPH.

 Defensively: Walks into ready; athletic footwork playing low to the ground and through the ball. soft glove fielding the ball out in front with smooth funnel action; ability to vary arm action and release with the play.  INF - 80 MPH.

 Pitching: Balanced, compact delivery; gets into back side and stride in line to a repeatable follow through. long, fluid arm action to a natural 3/4 slot. FB: T 81 MPH, 77-81 MPH. Life out of the hand with a Bauer Unit of 26(MLB avg 24); ability to ride through top of the zone with up to 19 inches vertical rise and arm side run up to 17.5 inches. CB: 68-71 MPH. Back up curve with 11-5 shape; peak vertical drop of 2.6 inches and 5.5 inches horizontal movement. CH: 74 MPH. Good hand speed with arm side fade. 


2/17/20

Physical: 5-foot-8, 185-pounds. Compact, athletic build.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance with bend in knees, has a quick step to the ball, keeps his hands level Uses left side and up the middle, has a quick contact swing with nice pop to his ball.
Power: 84 MPH raw exit velocity. Solid contact through the gap and left side of the field.
Defense: Active approach with breakdown steps; showed lateral range in both directions. Handles the middle well.
Arm
: Medium arm strength with a 3/4 slot. INF - 80 MPH.

Pitching Delivery: Balanced, repeatable delivery; Stays in line while hands separation is in sync with lower half, accelerates through release to a consistent follow through.
Arm Action: Long arm swing with a high 3/4 release.
FB: T79, 77-79 MPH. Commands with arm side run.
CB: 68-70 MPH. Locates down with 11-5 break.
CH: 72-72 MPH. Good arm speed with late fade.

7/10/19

Showcased a lean 5-foot-8, 140-pound frame with present athleticism and room to add more strength. The right-handed hitter begins with a wide, even stance utilizing a slow knee-knock stride to initiate his swing. Generated some barrel whip through a flat bat-path yielding an 84 mph bat-exit velocity during batting practice. Demonstrated solid barrel awareness with feel for all fields. Flashed fluid actions in the outfield with footwork that arrived on time and played through the baseball. A low center of gravity allowed for a quick first step and smooth transfers led to accurate 77 mph throws from his position. The right-handed pitcher utilized a compact, high ¾ delivery with a long takeaway to sit 76-78 mph showing command of the fastball. Countered with a 72-74 mph cutter thrown with identical arm-speed featuring late, slight horizontal movement. Mixed in a 62-65 mph 11/5 curveball with some late depth. 68-69 mph changeups were thrown with above average sell and featured some arm-side fade.

6/25/19

A lean athletic frame at 5-foot-8,140 pounds. Ran a 7.68 in the 60 yard dash. Offensively- Stands in the box with a slight bend in the knees. Takes a short stride towards the pitcher. Whips his hands into the hitting zone. Has a flat bat path throughout the hitting zone. Gets good extension after the point of contact. Stays balanced throughout his swing. Top exit velocity was 82 MPH. Defensively- Charges the baseball under control. Shows a smooth exchange to a high ¾ release on throws to the plate. Does a good job using his active footwork to gain momentum on throws. Top throwing velocity was 78 MPH. Pitching- Displayed a repeatable delivery. Stays balanced throughout his delivery. Works with tempo. Has a high knee kick. Has a smooth easy hand separation and drives downhill from a balanced backside. Shows plus command of a FB that ranged from 75-78 MPH and peaked at 78 MPH. Showed a CB with tight spin ranging from 66-68 MPH.

Niagara  (July 3, 2018)

Stands 5-foot-8, 135-pounds with time to grow. Offensively- loose hands in the box with a confidence approach, slight bat waggle pre pitch. Barrel path is compact and slightly inclined, produces 78 MPH exit velo with more in the tank. Defensively- stays behind the ball using a crowhop, 3/4 arm-slot with carry on the ball. Pitching - Smooth controlled mechanics, long arm-action on the back swing, high 3/4 slot with FB sitting low 70's. Still very young and raw but there are promising signs in the future.

Preseason All-State West (Feb. 19, 2018)

At the plate he uses a shoulder width stance, on the pitch toe taps back, hands use a slight load. Path is long, Barrel swing plane is slightly uphill, full extension with a high finish, 71 mph exit velocity off a tee, we expect that number to jump dramatically over the next year. Defensively, he uses sound mechanics, aggressive to the ball fields out in front with a smooth quick funnel, has the ability to throw from multiple arm slots, arm strength was 72 mph across the diamond. Nice looking ball player from WNY that just needs to physically mature and gain much-needed strength, the good news is there's plenty of time. 

Campus Series- Canisius College (July 5, 2017) 

Harper stands in at 5-foot-6, 127-pounds with a young athletic frame. Ran a 5.19 home to first. Offensively- Righty sets up square to the pitcher with his knees bend and an upright torso holding the back in front of the chest using little pre-pitch bat movement. On pitch, his trigger is a quick foot raise to stride forward while his hands move back into a good hitting position. Utilizes good lower body rotation clearing his hips and using the whole-body frame in the swing. Shows quick hands to the hitting zone with a level bat path throughout into a high two-handed finish. Recorded an exit velocity of 68 MPH. Fluid swing with a high ceiling for a 2021 grad prospect. Covered the plate well with ability to drive the ball into the outfield. Defensively- Good approach and footwork to baseball. Funnels the ball in quick and has a good transition into the throwing position. Could be quicker with the overall process of getting the ball out, but will come with more development and strength. Moves well left/right and in on the run. Recorded a positional arm velocity of 68 MPH. Pitching- Sets up in the middle of the rubber with a simple side step into a high leg raise above the hip crease. Breaks down well with good separation and arm action into a high ¾ release point. Repeats mechanics well and attacks the strike zone. Will get better with more development. Fastball range was 70-72 MPH and peaked at 74 MPH showing some arm side run. Change-up range was 63-65, which needs more development but does have arm side sink. Curveball range is 57-60, with 2/7 action. Overall a young talented prospect that will turn some heads at an early age. Keep an eye on this 2021 grad.

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