Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy
Nick Kapostasy

CLASS OF 2021

1B
C

Nick
Kapostasy

Earlham College
Turpin (HS) • OH
6-1 • 215LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Midland

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7/06/20

Hit: Physical lefty who continues to impress with hit tool. Whippy stroke that runs into contact often. All fields approach. Solid round.
Power: Gap pop.
Offensive Projection: Middle.
Max BP Exit Velocity: 97 mph
Max BP Distance: 378 ft
Field: Serviceable defender at both first and behind the dish. At first base he moves well off the bag and shows solid ball skills. Behind the dish he continues to improve catch/throw wise and is a high motor guy in game.
Throw: Clean arm with above average strength.
Defensive Projection: 1B/C.

6/29/20

Hit:Physical bat from the left side. Per usual showed well in BP. Ball jumps off his bat consistently around the 90mph mark, topping at 95. Used both sides of the field with the ability to elevate.
Power:Easy gap with occasional power.
Offensive Projection:Middle.
Max BP Exit Velocity:95 mph
Max BP Distance: 319 ft
Field:Moves off the bag well over at first base. Ball skills play at the position.
Throw:More than enough strength over there.
Defensive Projection:

Scouting Notes:Physical presence on the mound. Arm works well. Attacked hitters with fastballs. Breaking ball is a nice wrinkle offering and changeup is playable.
Fastball:77-78mph.
Fastball Spin Rate:1530-1718
Breaking Ball:66-68mph.
Breaking Ball Spin Rate:1441-1603
Changeup: 73-75mph.

6/16/20

6/16/20 Position Player
Hit:Left-handed hitter that starts in a balanced setup. Very physical presence in the box. Goes with a bat tip during leg kick timing trigger. Doesn't get cheated up there and has the tools to do damage when he connects. All field approach with pull side pop.
Power:Strength and bat speed are both above average tools. Gap abilities with some loft power to pull.
Max BP Exit:91 mph
Max BP Distance: 332 ft
Offensive Projection:Middle of the lineup type.
Field:Physical backstop with quickness to his feet. Exchange abilities continue to improve. Also worked out at third base. Sure-handed with quiet actions.
Throw:Arm is an above average tool back there. Strength with accuracy.
Defensive Projection:UTL.

6/16/20

Hit:Left-handed hitter that starts in a balanced setup. Very physical presence in the box. Goes with a bat tip during leg kick timing trigger. Doesn't get cheated up there and has the tools to do damage when he connects. All field approach with pull side pop.
Power:Strength and bat speed are both above average tools. Gap abilities with some loft power to pull.
Max BP Exit:91 mph
Max BP Distance: 332 ft
Offensive Projection:Middle of the lineup type.
Field:Physical backstop with quickness to his feet. Exchange abilities continue to improve. Also worked out at third base. Sure-handed with quiet actions.
Throw:Arm is an above average tool back there. Strength with accuracy.
Defensive Projection:UTL.

2/23/20

2/23/20 Position Player
Hit: A powerful left-handed swing who incorporates his lower half very well into his swing. Uses a leg kick for timing and catches the ball on a slight up in the zone creating hard contact, and getting good backspin on the ball through the cage.
Power: Easy gap abilities.
Top BP Exit Velocity: 94 mph.
Top BP Distance: 334 ft.
Offensive Projection: Middle.
Field: A smooth athletic transfer behind the dish. Good body direction and accuracy. Moves well in the infield allowing his feet to put him
a good position to make plays.
Throw: POP between 2.04-2.13. Across the infield 79 mph.
Defensive Projection: UTL 

2/23/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: An athletic pitcher on the mound who is not going to overpower, but hit spots and get hitters out on there front foot.
Fastball: Topping at 83 with a mid ¾ arm slot creating some arm side run.
Fastball Spin Rates: 1500-1700.
Curveball: Between 63-64 with 11/5 break showing signs of sharpness.
Curveball Spin Rates: 1400-1600.
Changeup: 70-71 with good tumbling action.

1/25/20

1/25/20 Position Player
Hit: Physical lefty bnat who once again put together a solid performance in BP. Unique moves but it comes together on time and ends up working. Very heavy hands through contact /advanced natural tools. Ball jumps when squared.
Power: Gap abilities with signs of pull side power.
Offensive Projection: Run Producer.
Top Rapsodo BP Exit Velocity: 92.4.
Top Rapsodo BP Distance: 305.
Field: Corner skill set. Moves with good tempo and showed capable ball skills. Nothing flashy but reliable.
Throw: Ball jumps out of hand. Top tool as a defender. 
Defensive Projection: OF. 

1/25/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: Delivery has some funk to it but comes together decent/he is able to repeat for the most part. High-3/4 righty with intent to delivery and above average arm strength for class.
Fastball: Ball gets on you. Heavy pitch with substantial arm side action at time.
Fastball Spin Rate: 1800-2000.
Curveball: Pops out of the hand with a big, 11/5 shaped. Showed feel for the offering.
Curveball Spin Rate: 1400-1600.
Changeup: Maintains arm speed on the offering that has a similar look to fastball.
Pitchability: In/out.

1/20/20

1/20/20 Position Player
Hit: Balanced stance from the left side. Uses a bat tip up top with a leg kick timing trigger. Very physical bat that doesn't get cheated up there. Ball explodes when squared. Unique movements but they work for him.
Power: Gap ability with loft power to pull.
Offensive Projection: Run producer.
Top Rapsodo BP Exit Velocity: 89
Top Rapsodo BP Distance: 286
Field: At 1B he shows average footwork and feel around the bag. Throws carried well.
Throw: More than enough strength for the position. 
Defensive Projection: 1B

1/20/20 Pitching
Delivery Notes: Delivery showed strong movements but stiff at times. Threw from a high ¾ arm slot with a pushy arm action.
Fastball: Fastball was 81-83 mph and showed some late life.
Fastball Spin Rate: 1700-1900.
Curveball: Breaking ball showed minimal bite or action at 54-55 mph.
Curveball Spin Rate: 1400-1600.
Changeup: Changeup showed some depth at 66-68 mph.
Pitchability: Below average feel for his secondary offerings. Needs to work on increasing arm speed on his secondary pitches. Breaking ball will immediately improve if he does so.

2/9/19
Body Type: 6-foot-1, 220-pound physical frame.

Swing Mechanics:  Lefty swinger that starts in a wider setup. Leg kick timing trigger with vertical barrel launch.

Hit: Physical kid with above average bat speed. Ball comes off well. Level swinger that can use the entire field. Continues to impress with the stick this winter.

Power: Present gap abilities.

Offensive Projection: Middle of Lineup.

Run: DNR

Field: In the infield he plays with quick feet with some softness to his hands. Aggressive defender that plays fast. Ball skills are average. Also worked out behind the dish where he recorded pops of 2.04-2.13. Although he brings a playable skill set to both spots he grades out higher behind the dish.

Throw: High-¾ righty with average to slightly above average strength. 73 mph from the crouch and 78 mph across the infield.

Defensive Projection: C/Corner Infield.

 

1/21/19
Body Type: 6-foot-1, 220-pound physical frame.

Swing Mechanics: Left-handed hitter that starts in a crouched setup. Leg kick timing mechanism with simple hands.

Hit: Unique moves but the work for him. Physical swing with a level path. Finds plane well and can use all fields.

Power: 84 mph exit velocity. Obvious physicality with some bat speed. Ball jumps.

Offensive Projection: Middle of the Lineup.

Run: DNR.

Field: Recorded pop times of 2.09-2.18.

Throw: 76 mph arm strength to second base.

Defensive Projection: C.

1/12/19
Body Type:

Hit: Left-handed hitter that starts in a balanced setup. Simple load that creates balance with front foot letting down early. Compact, downhill stroke with physicality. Ball jumps off.
Power: Gap to gap pop.
Offensive Projection: Middle of the lineup.
Field:
Worked out behind the dish and at first base. At first base he showed feel for the spot with above average lateral mobility. Ball skills are on parr for class. Behind the dish he posted pop times of 2.19-2.30.
Throw:
72 mph from the crouch and 76 mph across the diamond. Average strength with present accuracy.
Defensive Projection:
C/1B

7/17/18
A left-handed hitter that starts in a crouched stance. Double tap load with lower half. Fast bat on a level plane. Has a knack for squaring up the baseball with an all fields approach. Projectable frame with above average natural tool for class. Bat to follow. Behind the dish he showed quickness to his feet with accurate throws to second. Receiving abilities have room to grow. Pop times will improve as arm strengthens.
Home to 1st: 4.53
Pop Times: 2.09-2.23
Catcher Velocity: 72
Exit Velocity: 82

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