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CLASS OF 2025

LHP
1B

Kai
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Wadsworth (HS) • OH
6-1 • 175LBS • L/L
Travel Team: IVL

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Best Of Stats

Pitching

Fastball

76
Velocity (max)
2/09/22
74.7 - 75.8
Velo Range
2/09/22
1709
Spin Rate (avg)
2/09/22

Changeup

68.7 - 70
Velo Range
2/09/22
1500
Spin Rate (avg)
2/09/22

Curveball

66.1 - 66.1
Velo Range
2/09/22
1383
Spin Rate (avg)
6/16/21

Slider

67.3 - 69.6
Velo Range
2/09/22
1848
Spin Rate (avg)
2/09/22
Power
90.4
Exit Velocity (max)
2/09/22
85
Exit Velocity (avg)
2/09/22
230
Distance (max)
2/09/22
56
Sweet Spot %
2/09/22
Hitting
24.3
Hand Speed (max)
5/31/22
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
5/31/22
22.1
Rot. Acc (max)
2/09/22
-
Hard Hit %
Run
7.8
60-yard
2/09/22
4.35
30-yd
5/31/22
1.89
10-yd
5/31/22
17.1
Run speed (max)
5/31/22
Defense
73
INF Velo
2/09/22
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2022
2021
60 Yard Dash
7.80
Infield Velocity
73.0
Power / Speed Score
11.6
60 Yard Dash
7.87
Infield Velocity
70.0
Power / Speed Score
10.2
2022 Northern Ohio TPG Trials (Invite Only)
May 31, 2022
Position
7.93
60-yard
66
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Scout Day: IVL 2.9.22
Feb 9, 2022
Position
7.80
60-yard
73
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
Exit Velocity Max
90.4
Exit Velocity Avg
85.0
Distance Max
230
Distance Avg
135
Launch Angle Avg
11.1
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Northern Ohio TPG Trials (Invite Only)
May 31, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
88.3
Exit Velocity (max)
82.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
230
Distance (avg)
305
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Scout Day: IVL 2.9.22
Feb 9, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
90.4
Exit Velocity (max)
85.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
135
Distance (avg)
230
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
2021
Hand Speed Max
24.3
Hand Speed Avg
22.9
Bat Speed Max
73.7
Bat Speed Avg
70.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.0
Hand Speed Avg
20.1
Bat Speed Max
60.6
Bat Speed Avg
58.0
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2022 Northern Ohio TPG Trials (Invite Only)
May 31, 2022
Blast - Hitting
24.3
Hand Speed (max)
23.2
Hand Speed (avg)
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
71.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Scout Day: IVL 2.9.22
Feb 9, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.3
Hand Speed (max)
22.6
Hand Speed (avg)
72.5
Bat Speed (max)
69.7
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 Northern Ohio Rising Prospects II (Class of 2025 & 2026)
Jun 16, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.0
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
60.6
Bat Speed (max)
58.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
75.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.3
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1709
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.7
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
66.1
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1171
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.4
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1500
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
68.5
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
1848
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
73.7
Fastball
Velocity Avg
71.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1510
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
21.0
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
58.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1383
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
66.7
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1232
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Cutter
Velocity Avg
64.4
Cutter
Spin Rate Avg
1668
Cutter
Total Movement Avg
Scout Day: IVL 2.9.22
Feb 9, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
75.8
Velocity (max)
74.7 - 75.8
Velo Range
72.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,836
Spin Rate (max)
1,709
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
66.1
Velocity (max)
66.1 - 66.1
Velo Range
1,427
Spin Rate (max)
1,171
Spin Rate (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
69.6
Velocity (max)
67.3 - 69.6
Velo Range
65.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,956
Spin Rate (max)
1,848
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
70.0
Velocity (max)
68.7 - 70.0
Velo Range
67.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,622
Spin Rate (max)
1,500
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2021 Northern Ohio Rising Prospects II (Class of 2025 & 2026)
Jun 16, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
73.7
Velocity (max)
70.6 - 73.2
Velo Range
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,615
Spin Rate (max)
1,510
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
59.0
Velocity (max)
58.1 - 58.9
Velo Range
57.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,414
Spin Rate (max)
1,383
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
69.9
Velocity (max)
65.3 - 68.8
Velo Range
65.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,576
Spin Rate (max)
1,232
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Cutter
64.7
Velocity (max)
64.0 - 64.7
Velo Range
62.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,721
Spin Rate (max)
1,668
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

2022
Fastball
Rise+
Scout Day: IVL 2.9.22
Feb 9, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
75.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
69.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
68.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
74.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
72.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
58.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
65.5
Scout Day: IVL 2.9.22
Feb 9, 2022
Pitching
76
Max FB
75 - 76
FB
64 - 67
CB
68 - 70
CH
67 - 69
SL
2021 Northern Ohio Rising Prospects II (Class of 2025 & 2026)
Jun 16, 2021
Pitching
74
Max FB
70 - 74
FB
58 - 59
CB
65 - 66
CH
63 - 65
CT

Game Performance

2022
10 Yard Dash
1.89
30 Yard Dash
4.35
60 Yard Dash
7.94
Top Speed (MPH)
2022 Northern Ohio TPG Trials (Invite Only)
May 31, 2022
Swift
1.89
10-yd
4.35
30-yd
7.94
60-yd
17.1
Run speed (max)
7.6
Run Speed (avg)

Visual Edge

2022
Edge Score
79.03

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

5/31/22

: LHP/1B, (2025) Wadsworth, OH. 6-foot-1, 175-pound. During batting practice, the left-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 87 mph. (71.5 mph bat speed average). (23.2 mph hand speed average). Begins in a balanced quiet stance with a quick load, then uses a small leg kick. Bat speed is quick, uses a loose level swing plane and high finish. Solid while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 66 mph; has a natural exchange, consistent feet, and sure hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic. Showed a quick arm action with a high ¾ slot. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.93.  


2/09/22

Kai Close: 1B/LHP, (2025) Wadsworth, OH. 6-foot, 165-pound. At the plate, Close had a max exit velocity of 90 mph. (69.7 mph bat speed average). (22.6 mph hand speed average). Started in a balanced athletic stance with a controlled load, then used a quick stride. Bat speed is quick, displays a simple upward swing plane and good extension on his finish. Solid while in the infield, recorded position velocities up to 73 mph; had consistent footwork, sure hands, and a natural exchange. Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front. Used a high ¾ slot and a quick arm action. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.8. On the mound, showing consistent arm speed he had a loose arm action and a high ¾ arm angle. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows easy effort. Produced a fastball that came in at 75-76 mph. Has running action. (Max spin 1835; Avg 1708). Shows deceiving action on his 1/7 curveball (64-67). (Max spin 1427; Avg 1170). He shows slight action on his changeup (68-70). Had tight action on his 2/8 slider (67-69). (Max spin 1955; Avg 1847).

6/16/21

Kai Close: 1B/LHP, (2025) Wadsworth, OH. 6-foot, 155-pound solid athletic frame. During batting practice, Close had a max exit velocity of 80 mph. (58.02 mph bat speed average). (20.09 mph hand speed average). Starts in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then uses a controlled stride. Bat speed is average and has a level swing plane. Solid while in the infield, registered his best throw across the diamond at 70 mph; has consistent developing feet, a clean exchange, and sure developing hands. Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were developing. During the event, clocked a 60 time of 7.87. On the mound, showed developing arm speed with a ¾ arm angle and a long arm action. Drop-and-drive type pitcher and shows decent effort. Has a consistent balance point. Cutter (63-65 mph). Produced a fastball that came in at 70-74 mph. Showed running action. (Max spin 1614; Avg 1509). His 1/7 curveball (58-59) has gradual action. (Max spin 1413; Avg 1382). His changeup (65-66) shows fading action. 


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