DJ Newman
DJ Newman
DJ Newman
DJ Newman
DJ Newman




Archbold (HS) • OH
6-0 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Ohio Elite Wilson


2022 National

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DJ Newman: SS/RHP, (2022) Archbold, OH. 6-foot, 170-pound. Athletic at the plate, Newman was ranked 1st with an exit velocity of 98 mph. (73.48 mph bat speed average). (24.60 mph hand speed average). Begins in a balanced tall stance with a smooth controlled load, then uses a small leg kick. Had a level swing plane, explosive bat speed and level finish. Found multiple barrels with some loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Solid while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 84 mph; showed sure consistent hands, a natural fluid exchange, and consistent feet. Had consistent accuracy to the base and a compact arm action. Athletic on the mound, showing good arm speed he used a quick arm action and a high ¾ arm angle. Feel type pitcher and shows some effort. He has in line shoulders and an athletic balance point. Shows a falling off finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 86-89 mph. Has heavy movement. Threw a 12/6 curveball (70-73) that showed command low in the zone and tight action. 


Hit: Smooth stroke from the right side. Does a nice job of creating balance through loading sequence. When he pulls the trigger he has a level path with natural whip.
Power: Low effort juice with easy gap abilities.
Offensive Projection: Multiple Roles.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 95mph.
Max BP Distance: 353ft.
Field: Rangy defender with fluidity to actions. Linear routes. Ball skills are on par for class.
Throw: Clean arm with easy jump.
Defensive Projection: Corner look to him.

Scouting Notes: Two-way prospect who impressed on the mound. Live arm with a fastball/breaking ball combination that tunnel well. Fastball works downhill and breaking ball has sharp, 12/6 action. Up to 86mph for the second time in two weeks. High follow.
Fastball: 84-86mph.
Fastball Spin Rate: 2000-2103
Breaking Ball: 69-72mph.
Breaking Ball Spin Rate: 2272-2292


6-foot, 170-pound athletic, projectable body frame. Dual guy with athleticism and has present, projectable tools. On the mound he throws with regular effort to his delivery using a vertical leg lift landing in a straight line at foot strike finishing with his momentum carrying toward the plate. Has quick arm speed through a ¾ slot. Fastball was mostly true through the zone ranging from 82-86 mph. Curveball has an 11/5 shape with sharpness to it and signs of late bite at 70-72 mph. From the infield he shows athleticism in his footwork and the ability to cover good ground with range. Fields with softer hands out in front of his body and has enough arm strength to stay at the position, reaching a velocity of 80 mph. Right-handed hitter with quick hands and some strength to his swing. Starts from a tall stance swinging with a mostly level bat path through the zone. Showed the ability to hit the ball to all parts of the field during his round of BP while registering an exit velocity of 96 mph. Ran a 6.91 60-yard dash.


Body Type: 5-foot-10, 155-pound thin frame.

Swing Mechanics: Simple and smooth load that engages his hands well.

Hit: Level bat path that swings with intent and produces backspin pull side.

Power: Easy juice to the pull side.

Offensive Projection: Middle of the lineup guy.

Field: Plays with active feet in the infield. Ball skills are on par for his class.

Throw: Over the top arm slot with good carry on his throws. Throws with intent and has good arm strength.

Defensive Projection: MIF.


Body Type:  5-foot-10, 152-pound thin and athletic frame.

Delivery/Mechanics:  Very athletic and fluid delivery that stays connected and on time all the way down the mound. 

Fastball:  Throws with intent, and has a very loose arm complimented with a consistent release point.  Ranges from 78-80mph.

Curveball:  Flashed an above average curveball at times.  Chance to be a swing and miss pitch as it develops.  Ranges from 66-68mph.

Pitchability:  In the zone most of the time.

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