AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch
AJ Rausch

CLASS OF 2020

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AJ
Rausch

Ohio
Olentangy Liberty (HS) • OH
5-11 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Bo Jackson Elite

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2/09/20

2/9/20 Position Player
Hit: Starts out in an open, taller setup from the right side. Relatively quiet hands and a short leg stride loading sequence. Repeatable and on time swing mechanics. Slight uphill path creates natural loft.
Power: Ball jumps off the bat. Very present pull side abilities when finding barrels.
Offensive Projection: Multiple roles.
Top Rapsodo BP Exit Velocity: 84 mph.
Top Rapsodo BP Distance: 306 ft.
Field: Clean defensively both at short and in the outfield. Lateral movement skills are evident. Most likely up the middle at the next level whether it be in the middle infield or center field. Glove skills are legit but 6.49 speed might play even better in the outfield.
Throw: Clean arm action through a ¾ arm slot. Slightly above average arm strength both in the infield and outfield.
Defensive Projection: MIF/Centerfield.

2/17/19

Body Type: 5-foot-11, 175-pound, strong athlete.  
Swing Mechanics: Starts out of an open, balanced stance. Produces an uphill path with quick hands.
Hit: Packs a nice punch showing off power and lifted several balls that just took off. Stayed on pitches extremely well and made solid contact with plenty of barrel action.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity. Turn on pitches that made some noise.   
Offensive Projection: Top of the lineup, table-setter.
Field: In the outfield he showed his athleticism in his approach to the ball. Glove plays with no issues and attacks the ball. Footwork also showed nicely at shortstop as he worked the baseball. Soft hands were displayed. Talented defender.
Throw: Arm strength is just another weapon in his artillery from both the outfield and infield. 89 mph sent home from the outfield along with 86 mph across the diamond from short.
Defensive Projection: Varies. Either OF or MIF.
Additional Comments:  One of the better bats at the event and also showed very well defensively with two positions. Showed off running speed too with a 6.65 60-yard. Solid future ahead.

 

 

2/10/19

Body Type: 5-foot-11, 175-pound very athletic build.
Swing Mechanics: Fluid bat tip during toe-turn timing trigger.
Hit: Easy, whippy swing that plays to all fields. Level path with quick hands and feel for contact. Continues to get more physical each time we see him. Still profiles at the top of the lineup but he is starting to grow into real pop.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity. Easy gap.
Offensive Projection: Top of lineup.
Run: 6.67 60-yard dash. 
Field: Looks the part in the outfield. Obvious athleticism with above average ball skills and a big arm.
Throw: 89 mph arm strength to home plate. Arm continues to get stronger and now plays as a legit tool.
Defensive Projection: All 3 with a legit chance to stay in CF.

7/24/18

A right-handed hitter that starts in an athletic setup. Uses a toe turn for timing as barrel flows through vertical launch into a level path. Twitchy hands through the zone with some authority through contact. Lien drive guy that will work to both gaps. Sneaky pop for frame, showing the ability to drive the ball with authority a few times in BP. Center/Left field type with athletic actions. Plays fast and aggressive without compromising control. Athleticism is obvious out there. Second baseman type in the infield. Plays fast with the ability to create angles. Glove is reliable. Could see him at either spot at the next level with slightly more ceiling in the outfield due to elite footspeed.

Home to 1st: 4.21
Infield Velocity: 82
Outfield Velocity: 83
Exit Velocity: 87

6/05/18

A well-rounded player whose skill set is headlined by his 6.6 speed. Although the footspeed in impressive he is much more of a baseball player that can run vs a guy who can run trying to play baseball. Movements are efficient and body unlocks well at the plate. Hands are loose and he creates a ton of space for them to work freely through the zone. More of a line drive threat than a gap guy presently but he did flash the ability to drive the ball to pull side in BP. Defensively he shows signs of being able to stick in center with the basement of an above average defender in left.

60-yard dash: 6.63
Outfield Velocity: 82
Exit Velocity: 91

2/18/18

5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect that projects more as outfielder. At the plate he shows a fluid lower half during bat tip loading movement. Hands are loose and barrel will show obvious whip through the zone. A top of the lineup type with surprising pop for frame. Don’t be shocked if he grows into a regular gap threat as he matures. Solid work defensively with the glove. Attacks the ball quickly. Generates energy well leading up to release explaining his strong 84 mph throwing velocity from the outfield. Athletic delivery that translates into strikes. Uses quick rhythm and throws through high ¾ slot with long arm action. Fastball is typically straight at 80-82 mph. Occasionally has some arm side run to it. Breaking ball is slurvy type at 66-69 mph. Tends to show it on the back side, but locates it well for strikes. Mixed in a 72-73 mph straight change. D1 follow as a position player.

60-yard dash: 6.71
Outfield Velocity: 84
Exit Velocity: 84


7/25/17

A right-hander hitter that starts in an athletic setup. Goes with a toe turn to get his lower half going. Barell is fluid prior to launch. Does a nice job of getting on plane early, flashing well above average bat speed. Stays inside the ball well and swings with intent. More pop than frame would suggest. A line drive guy, who can find the gap routinely. Solid young bat to follow. Look athletic and confident in the outfield. Plays through the ball with ease, showing feel for the position. Arm strength is there and he threw with accuracy. In the infield he moves well with clean footwork. Creates angles and plays through the baseball smoothly. Glove works in and out of funnel. Solid defender.

60-yard Dash: 6.96
Infield Velocity: 78
Outfield Velocity: 83
Exit Velocity: 80

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