Luke Gold
Luke Gold
Luke Gold
Luke Gold
Luke Gold
Luke Gold

CLASS OF 2019

3B
2B

Luke
Gold

Boston College
Ballston Spa (HS) • NY
6-1 • 215LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Adirondack Heat

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7/25/21

Cape Cod- After anchoring the BC lineup this spring, between first-rounder Sal Frelick and second-rounder Cody Morissette, the strong-bodied Gold sat in the middle of the Kettlers' lineup this summer. His slash of .267/.363/.523 with six home runs in 102 plate appearances further solidified his status as one of the better bats for the 2022 draft. Gold's high production is a result of a strong, compact swing with very good balance in the box. This balance enables him to see the ball and control the zone, and his ability to produce hard contact to all fields gives him the capability to hit for both average and power. Although his final position defensively is still undetermined, one thing is for sure, Gold can hit. And, the draft loves hitters with track records. Expect Gold to be highly crosschecked this fall and next spring with a likely landing spot in the top three rounds.

2/09/19

ProCase6-foot, 210-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder. Ran a 6.95 sixty on the laser at the event. The glove is solid and the feet are active throughout. Threw 86 mph across the diamond out of a short and quick arm path. The ability to play all 3 are present. I see him as an offensive second baseman at the pro level. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 98 mph. The setup is wide in base, knee to knee approach on the bottom half. The path is quick to the ball and has a small amount of lift to it. Should be a draft this spring. 

5/01/18

Normally the starting SS for the Scotties, took the mound and threw 7 quality innings while striking out 4 batters.  The 6-foot-1, RHP/SS showed senior leadership and poise on the bump. He kept the Plainsmen off balance all night and induced 2 double plays.


May 2018

Sets up with his feet wider than shoulder width and strong  bottom half. Controlled, quick hands with a good bat path. Didn’t have much success at the plate on this day but faced another D1 commit in Brendan Disonell (Stony Brook).  Appeared on the bump in relief and threw a credible 3+ innings, striking out three and showing a tight breaking ball. Next level player with a lot of talent.


May 2018

Sets up wide with his feet and the bottom half is under control throughout the swing, The path is flat to contact, slight length and good power potential. The hands work fluid during the swing and he shows the ability to hammer spin pitches. Connected on two 2-run homeruns.


April 2018

High end athlete at 6-foot-1 205 pounds. 2 hits; double. Athletic and smooth actions in the field; strong arm with carry. 


PROCASE

6-foot-1, 205-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder. The glove is solid and the approach to the ball is excellent. The slot is short and simple, should handle the pivot very well. Threw 84 mph across the diamond at an easy level. Could play all 3 infield spots at the next level. Ran a 7.11 sixty on the laser. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 93 mph. The hands are strong and quick to the ball. The setup is wide with his feet, small pick up and put down as the ball approaches. The path is flat to the ball and he accelerates through it.  Small bat wrap as he loads the hands.  Solid player with a good skill set..


Procase (June 26, 2017)

Well proportioned 6-foot-1 200 pound infielder who ran a personal best 6.79 60 on natural grass. Offensively- Had some of the loudest contact on the day driving the ball to left center. Even, spread stance with hands pre-loaded off back shoulder. Explodes through contact with extension, weight transfer carrying him through the end. Balanced start to finish. Exit velocity was a personal best of 90 MPH with the wood. Defensively- Active feet using a pre-pitch bounce step to garner momentum. Hands work well out in front of his body with a contolled release and accurate arm. May project more at 2B/3B at Boston College.

New York Games (June 27-29, 2016) 

Gold has good size for a SS/2B, standing 6-foot-0 and weighing 175 pounds (up 20 pounds from July 2015), runs a 7.26 60 (.45 seconds faster than in July 2015). Offensively- Knees slightly bent and bat off of back shoulder. Good bat angle and separation to go with long stride. Leans over plate a bit at point of contact and rolls over front ankle. Has good back side drive and some lift. Long, low 2-handed finish with an exit velocity of 86 MPH (up 3 MPH from July 2015). Defensively- Active feet and gets around ball well at SS. Very smooth going glove side and backhand. Can throw from all arm angles at 82 MPH (up 7 MPH from July 2015) from SS. Confidence in the field shows and will be a great player to keep an eye on over the next 3 years.

Futures Games (July 2015)

Great athlete's body at 5-foot-10, 155-pounds Improved his exit velocity from 79 to 83 MPH and showed a 75 MPH arm across the diamond. Shows more athleticism then his 7.81 60. Offensively- Luke hits from a spread position with hands pre-loaded. Uses slight knee rotation and heel lift to kickstart timing. Generates hip rotation with aggressive back foot, stays behind the ball and produces some extension to his pull side. Line drive results with some slight lift. Simple timing and repeatable swing. Defensively- Luke is extremely active from the waist down but super smooth with the glove. Shows good bounce and the ability to change direction. Occasionally has small stutter step during transfer but when he gets the ball out right away he flashes some next level shortstop abilities.

Futures Showcase (February 28, 2015)

In a showcase flooded with Middle Infielders, this 8th grader solidified himself as one of the best.   Gold stands an athletic 5-foot-10, 155-pounds with wide shoulders and room for growth.  Offensively- At the plate he starts in an even, athletic stance with his hands high.  Has a quick knee lift on the pitch.  Aggressive, compact swing with great extension.  Gets full hip rotation.  Showed above average power with a (79mph) exit velocity. Defensively- In the field, Gold passes all the eye tests.  Excellent movement from side to side.  Very sleek, circles the ball well, receives the ball low with hands out in front.  Clean transfer to quick and smooth  3/4 arm slot.  Shows a quick release when he needs it, and above average arm strength (75 mph) for his age.  Hard worker, fun to watch, good baseball actions, someone to keep an eye on in the near future.

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