Blake Reed
Blake Reed
Blake Reed
Blake Reed
Blake Reed
Blake Reed

CLASS OF 2020

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OF

Blake
Reed

Cuyahoga CC
Gahanna Lincoln (HS) • OH
6-1 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Ohio Elite- Ratcliff

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6/03/19

Body Type:  6-foot-1, 180-pound physical frame.
Swing Mechanics: 
Smooth and simple load into lower half that engages the entire body.
Hit: 
Level bat path that produces bat speed and line drives to all fields. Efficient swing that looks to be able to handle velocity.
Power: 
Ball jumps of his bat. Gap to gap pop with signs of power to come.
Offensive Projection: 
Middle of the lineup guy.
Field: 
Well above average athlete for the position. Developing blocking and receiving skills.
Throw: 
Good arm back there/ball jumps out of hand.
Defensive Projection:
C. 

2/10/19

Body Type: 6-foot-1 180-pound prospect.
Swing Mechanics: Starts in a narrow, balanced stance. Uses a front hip hinge load. He keeps his barrel through the zone well with an uphill bat path.
Hit: Showed good barrel control.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity. 
Offensive Projection: Shows good ability to control his barrel and keep it through the zone. Should be a guy who can develop more raw power and show the ability to drive balls into the gaps more.
Field: Behind the plate he showed pretty good feet with a good, quick exchange and an overall smooth arm. 
Throw: 79 mph from behind the plate.
Run: 4.53 home to first. 
Defensive Projection: Shows some solid physical tools and enough skill to project as a C at the next level.

10/14/18

Continues to stand out behind the dish. Looks the part back there physically, with a strong/athletic frame.  Receiving, blocking, and catch and throw skills are all above average tools. Very solid defender. A right-handed hitter that starts in a tall stance, Athletic, easy movements to loading sequence. Launches from a balanced position and takes a level path to contact. Physical kid with bat speed. Offers well above average barrel jump to both gaps. Run producer skill set.

Pop Times: 1.99-2.03
Catcher Velocity: 78
Exit Velocity: 86

7/18/17

A 6-foot, 175-pound prospect. At the plate he is a righty swinger that starts in an athletic setup. Load is fluid and creates balance/timing. Bat whips through the zone on a level path. Barrel gets through contact with authority. Generates well above average bat speed. Has obvious twitch through the zone. A gap to gap guy with much more to come. Impressive young bat to follow. Behind the plate he get out of his stance well and showed athletic actions. Transfer abilities are above average for his class. Looks to be a guy that can develop into a solid catch and throw guy at the next level.

Home to First: 4.54
Pop Time: 2.04-2.12
Catcher Velo: 75
Exit Velo: 85

6/28/16

5-foot-11, 155-pound catching prospect. Behind the plate he has efficient footwork and does a nice job of getting in line to second base during his transfer. Transfer is adequate but has room for improvement. Pop times ranged from 2.24-2.32, and he threw with 67 mph arm strength to second base. At the plate he is fluid with his lower half and has loose hands during his load. Average batspeed at this stage with some strength through contact. Registered a top exit velocity of 76 mph.


3/19/16

5-foot-10, 150-pound prospect. On the mound the right-hander has a smooth tempo to a delivery that requires little effort. His over the top slot had his fastball working on a downward plane with slight run at 68-72 mph. Also flashed a changeup where he was able to maintain fastball armspeed at 60-62 mph. Uses short, stiff arm action. Throws from a ¾ slot. Above average arm strength for his age with top velocity of 71 mph across the infield. Average hands and feet. From the crouch, he reached a top velocity of 70 mph - better than average for his age. Throws were from over the top slot with short arm action. Accurate and around the bag. Pop time ranged between 2.23 to 2.45. Athletic stance with bent knees, barrels the ball with a smooth slight uppercut. Registered a top exit velocity of 76 mph and ran a 7.89 60-yard dash.

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