Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2024

C
2B

Ethan
Kuzma

Royalton-Hartland (HS) • NY
5' 10" • 145LBS
L/R • 17yr 9mo
Travel Team: Gronk Nation

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
21.7
Hand Speed (max)
2/21/22
63.4
Bat Speed (max)
2/20/23
13.6
Rot. Acc (max)
2/21/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
82.7
Exit Velocity (max)
2/20/23
77.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/20/23
253
Distance (max)
6/27/22
73
Sweet Spot %
6/27/22
Run
7.56
60
9/17/22
4.3
30-yd
6/27/22
1.86
10-yd
6/27/22
17.7
Run speed (max)
6/27/22
Defense
82
INF Velo
2/20/23
81
OF Velo
2/21/22
76
C Velo
2/21/22
2.03 - 2.13
Pop Time
2/20/23
Pitching

Fastball

79
Velocity (max)
7/21/23
76 - 78
Velo Range
7/21/23
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

65 - 66
Velo Range
7/21/23
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
Pop Time
2.03 - 2.13
Catcher Velocity
75.0
Infield Velocity
82.0
Catcher Velocity
74.0
Power / Speed Score
7.3
60 Yard Dash
8.32
Pop Time
2.34 - 2.46
Catcher Velocity
68.0
Infield Velocity
69.0
Power / Speed Score
8.9
60 Yard Dash
8.74
Home to First
5.13
Pop Time
2.51 - 2.59
Catcher Velocity
59.0
Infield Velocity
60.0
Power / Speed Score
6.6
60 Yard Dash
8.49
Pop Time
2.30 - 2.50
Catcher Velocity
62.0
Infield Velocity
59.0
Power / Speed Score
7.3
2023 Preseason ID: West
Feb 20, 2023
Position
2.03 - 2.13
Pop Time
82
INF Velo
75
C Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 Niagara CCC Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Position
2.15 - 2.22
Pop Time
78
INF Velo
74
C Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 27, 2022
Position
2.07 - 2.16
Pop Time
77
INF Velo
73
C Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 21, 2022
Position
7.90
60-yard
2.06 - 2.11
Pop Time
79
INF Velo
81
OF Velo
76
C Velo
2021 Preseason All-State - Last Chance (Upstate)
Apr 17, 2021
Position
8.32
60-yard
2.34 - 2.46
Pop Time
69
INF Velo
68
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
2020 Jr. NYS Games Trials - Upstate
Mar 1, 2020
Position
8.74
60-yard
2.51 - 2.59
Pop Time
60
INF Velo
59
C Velo
58
Exit Velo
5.13
H-1st
2019 Last Chance Preview - WNY
Oct 14, 2019
Position
9.03
60-yard
2.37 - 2.50
Pop Time
61
C Velo
61
Exit Velo
Junior Future Games
Aug 3, 2019
Position
8.49
60-yard
2.30 - 2.38
Pop Time
62
C Velo
62
Exit Velo
2019 JR NYS Games
Jul 2, 2019
Position
8.85
60-yard
2.35 - 2.42
Pop Time
59
INF Velo
61
C Velo
61
Exit Velo

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
82.7
Exit Velocity Avg
77.6
Distance Max
194
Distance Avg
62
Launch Angle Avg
-3.5
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
80.7
Exit Velocity Avg
75.7
Distance Max
246
Distance Avg
121
Launch Angle Avg
11.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
74.2
Exit Velocity Avg
69.5
Distance Max
251
Distance Avg
119
Launch Angle Avg
9.3
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2023 Preseason ID: West
Feb 20, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
82.7
Exit Velocity (max)
77.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
62
Distance (avg)
194
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
2022 Niagara CCC Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
80.7
Exit Velocity (max)
75.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
121
Distance (avg)
246
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 27, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
81.0
Exit Velocity (max)
72.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
165
Distance (avg)
253
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 21, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
81.1
Exit Velocity (max)
76.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
72
Distance (avg)
129
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
2021 Preseason All-State - Last Chance (Upstate)
Apr 17, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
74.2
Exit Velocity (max)
69.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
119
Distance (avg)
251
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2023
2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
20.4
Hand Speed Avg
19.3
Bat Speed Max
63.4
Bat Speed Avg
59.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
19.8
Hand Speed Avg
18.7
Bat Speed Max
62.7
Bat Speed Avg
61.1
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
19.5
Hand Speed Avg
18.2
Bat Speed Max
60.1
Bat Speed Avg
57.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2023 Preseason ID: West
Feb 20, 2023
Blast - Hitting
20.4
Hand Speed (max)
19.3
Hand Speed (avg)
63.4
Bat Speed (max)
59.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Niagara CCC Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Blast - Hitting
19.8
Hand Speed (max)
18.7
Hand Speed (avg)
62.7
Bat Speed (max)
61.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 27, 2022
Blast - Hitting
20.0
Hand Speed (max)
18.4
Hand Speed (avg)
61.5
Bat Speed (max)
59.1
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Preseason All-State - West
Feb 21, 2022
Blast - Hitting
21.7
Hand Speed (max)
19.3
Hand Speed (avg)
62.4
Bat Speed (max)
58.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Preseason All-State - Last Chance (Upstate)
Apr 17, 2021
Blast - Hitting
19.5
Hand Speed (max)
18.2
Hand Speed (avg)
60.1
Bat Speed (max)
57.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2023
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
77.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.5
PBRT New York Open
Jul 21, 2023
Pitching
79
Max FB
76 - 78
FB
65 - 66
CB

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
10 Yard Dash
1.86
30 Yard Dash
4.30
60 Yard Dash
7.77
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
60 Yard Dash
8.00
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.86
30 Yard Dash
4.30
60 Yard Dash
7.77
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
2023 Preseason ID: West
Feb 20, 2023
Swift
8.00
60-yd
15.3
Run speed (max)
0.77
RSi (max)
1.03
RSi (avg)
883
Jump Power (max)
20.4
Jump Height (max)
20.4
Jump Height (avg)
2022 Niagara CCC Scout Day
Sep 17, 2022
Swift
7.56
60-yd
16.2
Run speed (max)
7.9
Run Speed (avg)
2022 NYS Games (Session 1)
Jun 27, 2022
Swift
1.86
10-yd
4.30
30-yd
7.77
60-yd
17.7
Run speed (max)
7.7
Run Speed (avg)
2.18
RSi (max)
2.18
RSi (avg)
993
Jump Power (max)
22.6
Jump Height (max)
21.3
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2022
Edge Score
76.22
Edge Score
69.22

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

2/20/23

Physical: 5-foot-10, 142 pounds; Proportional, slender build. 8 runner in the 60.

Offensively: LHH. Even setup, with feet just outside his shoulders; has a pre-pitch bat waggle. Short take back with the hands with a slight leg-kick for timing. Drifts into contact while showing an average effort from the legs. Showed a flat swing path with a late one hand finish.  More groundballs than line drives and flyballs with a peak exit velocity of 83 MPH via Trackman

Defensively: Starts with a compact setup; utilizing a one knee approach while staying low during receiving. Hands are soft while staying low during transfer. Short take back from a low 3/4 arm slot. 2.03-2.13 pop times. C - 75 MPH. INF - 82 MPH.  

6/27/22

Physical: 5-foot-9, 145 pounds; Average, lean build. 7.77 runner in the 60.

Offensively: LHH. Open setup, with feet just outside his shoulders; has a pre-pitch bat waggle. Loads straight back with a moderate leg kick for timing. Slides weight forward pre-contact. while showing an average effort from the legs. Showed a compact swing path with a late one hand finish.  More line drives than flyballs and groundballs with a peak exit velocity of 81 MPH via Trackman.

Defensively: Starts with an upright /tall setup; utilizing a one knee approach while staying low during receiving. Hands are firm while staying low during transfer. Short take back from a high 3/4 arm slot. 2.07-2.16 pop times. C - 73 MPH. INF - 77 MPH. At the infield postition plays in an upright balanced position.  Uses a prep hop to get into his ready position, attacks the ball with a quick first step. His glove works through the baseball while flipping his hips to make a good throw from a standard 3/4 arm slot. 

2/21/22

Physical: 5-foot-8, 142 pounds; Average, lean build. 7.9 runner in the 60.

Offensively: LHH. Open setup, with feet just outside his shoulders; upright bat position. Short take back with the hands with a slight leg-kick for timing. Stays behind the ball while showing an average effort from the legs. Showed a downward swing path with a finish around the back.  More line drives than fly balls and ground balls with a peak exit velocity of 81 MPH via Trackman.

Defensively: Starts with an upright /tall setup; uses prep step while utilizing a quick first step. Hands are off to the side with a clean transfer. Moderate arm circle from a standard 3/4 arm slot. 2.06-2.11 pop times. C - 76 MPH. INF - 79 MPH. OF - 81 MPH. Behind the plate, starts in a one knee down stance. Receives quietly and transfers on the way out of the crouch. Throws from a high 3/4 slot. In the infield, stays low to the ground and sits back on the ball. Fields out in front and transfers smoothly. Throws from a 3/4 slot

3/01/20

Physical: Strong frame. 8.74 runner in the 60; 5.13 home-to-1B.
Offensively: LHH. Back knee is bent, the front knee is straight. Bat is shoulder high, large leg kick into load action Level swing path, hands out in front and directly to the ball, consistent contact. Middle approach contact hitter. 58 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: 2.51-2.59 pop times. INF: Gets the glove out early, starts low and approaches the ball low, fields the ball in the middle of his body and brings it into his stomach C: Low stance, square feet, smooth ball transition, accurate throws to second that will get stronger with development. INF: Short arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot, C: Short arm swing 3/4 slot. C - 59 MPH. INF - 60 MPH. 

10/14/19

Kuzma continues to do well in workouts. The 2024 graduate was impressive during his batting practice portion of the Last Chance event. The left handed hitter displayed a quick direct path to the hitting zone. Hard consistent contact to the pull side. The 2024 graduate finishes in an upright position and stays balanced throughout the swing. Defensively, Kuzma displayed active footwork. Works with an above average exchange and quick release from a mid 3/4 arm slot. Kuzma has solid actions and will be a player to follow as he continues to develop. 

7/02/19

A lean 5-foot-1, 96 pounds. Offensively- the left handed hitter stands in the box in a tall stance slightly open. Short quick direct path to the baseball. Displayed pull side pop. Impressive live game performance at the NY Jr. Future games. Defensively- the catcher displayed active footwork. Sets up in a low wide stance. Smooth exchange and quick release from a high ¾ arm slot. As a SS, Kuzma has an aggressive approach to the baseball. Gets rid of the ball quickly. Quick exchange to a high ¾ arm slot.

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