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CLASS OF 2022

2B
OF

JT
Popick

University of Akron
Louisville (HS) • OH
6' 0" • 180LBS
R/R • 20yr 10mo
Travel Team: NEO Elite

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TrackMan Hitting
Blast
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
20.5
Hand Speed (max)
2/15/21
68.9
Bat Speed (max)
2/15/21
11.9
Rot. Acc (max)
2/15/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
91.2
Exit Velocity (max)
2/15/21
88.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/15/21
273
Distance (max)
2/15/21
88
Sweet Spot %
2/15/21
Run
7.13
60
2/15/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
83
INF Velo
2/15/21
86
OF Velo
2/15/21
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

76
Velocity (max)
2/15/20
73 - 76
Velo Range
2/15/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

62 - 64
Velo Range
2/15/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

62 - 65
Velo Range
2/15/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2021
2020
60 Yard Dash
7.13
Infield Velocity
83.0
Outfield Velocity
86.0
Power / Speed Score
12.8
60 Yard Dash
7.35
Infield Velocity
75.0
Outfield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
10.5
Scout Day: NEO Baseball 2.15.21
Feb 15, 2021
Position
7.13
60-yard
83
INF Velo
86
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
Scout Day: NEO Baseball Club 2.15.20
Feb 15, 2020
Position
7.35
60-yard
75
INF Velo
80
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
Exit Velocity Max
91.2
Exit Velocity Avg
88.4
Distance Max
273
Distance Avg
208
Launch Angle Avg
18.2
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Scout Day: NEO Baseball 2.15.21
Feb 15, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
91.2
Exit Velocity (max)
88.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
208
Distance (avg)
273
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
20.5
Hand Speed Avg
19.2
Bat Speed Max
68.9
Bat Speed Avg
66.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Scout Day: NEO Baseball 2.15.21
Feb 15, 2021
Blast - Hitting
20.5
Hand Speed (max)
19.2
Hand Speed (avg)
68.9
Bat Speed (max)
66.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
74.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
63.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
63.0
Scout Day: NEO Baseball Club 2.15.20
Feb 15, 2020
Pitching
76
Max FB
73 - 76
FB
62 - 65
CB
62 - 64
CH

Game Performance

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Comments

2/15/21

JT Popick: 2B/OF, (2022) Louisville, OH. 6-foot, 165-pound athletic frame. In the box, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 91 mph. Began in a balanced stance with a controlled load, then used a small leg kick. Bat speed was quick, used an upward swing plane and high finish. Solid in the infield, recorded a position velocity of 83 mph; had a clean exchange, soft hands, and rhythmic footwork. Solid in the outfield, his best throws to the infield topped out at 86 mph; shows a natural exchange, soft hands, and consistent feet. Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front. Used a quick arm action and a high ¾ slot. Clocked a time of 7.13 in the 60-yard dash.

2/15/20

2/15/20 Position Player
Hit: Improved at the plate since we saw him in winter of 2018. Smooth mover with a slightly downhill path to contact. Natural tools are more than serviceable. Showed the ability to use all fields. 
Power: 77 mph tee exit velocity. Balanced combination of strength and speed to hands.
Offensive Projection: TBD. Has grown quite a bit over the past few seasons and I’d expect that trend to continue.
Field: Versatile defender that can play in the dirt and the grass at an above average clips. Actions are fluid at both spots. I’d say he’s a bit more advanced in the infield but with his ball skills it’s likely because he’s gotten more reps there. Should be a viable option at both.
Throw: 75 mph arm strength across the diamond and 80 mph arm strength to home plate.
Defensive Projection: UTL. 

2/15/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: Cleaner delivery. Moves well out there. Position background shows with mobility/athleticism.
Fastball: 73-76 mph. Mostly true through the zone. Occasional arm side action.
Curveball: 62-65 mph. 11/5 shaped offering with gradual break to it. Should sharpen up as velo jumps.
Changeup: 62-64 mph. Developing third option.

2/4/18
5-foot-7, 120 pound two way athlete performed both in the infield and outfield at the event. As an infielder, Popick will be aided by creating more fluidity to his actions. This will aid his overall quickness and ability to consistently play through the ball. His arm was average at 60 mph for his class. In the OF, he appeared more comfortable. Fields the ball to the side of his body and creates momentum with top velocity of 72 mph. Displayed good energy at both positions, but projects better as an outfielder at this stage. While hitting, Popick had a level bat path making consistent, solid contact. He recorded a 72 mph exit velo. If he can get more rotation out of his hips allowing for his back leg to fire with greater effort, his bat speed and power will increase. Smaller build but brings good energy.

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