Wes Hicks
Wes Hicks
Wes Hicks
Wes Hicks
Wes Hicks
Wes Hicks

CLASS OF 2021

C
1B

Wes
Hicks

Southern Nazarene University
Edmond Memorial (HS) • OK
5-11 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: OK Fuel Brumbaugh 2021

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6/02/20

Wes Hicks: C/OF, (2021) Edmond Memorial, OK. 5-foot-11, 180-pound solid frame. In the box, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 88 mph. Began in a balanced stance with a small load, then used a controlled stride to start his swing. Bat speed is above average, displays simple swing plane and high finish. He Barreled up multiple balls with some loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Behind the plate, had consistent pop times of 2.00-2.09, his best recorded velocity during throw downs was clocked at 74 mph; has consistent feet, soft hands and a clean exchange. Staggered setup with some flexibility. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used an-over-the-top slot and a short arm action. Clocked a time of 7.43 in the 60-yard dash.

7/16/19

Primary backstop featured a typical catchers build in an athletic, solid 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame with present strength. The right-handed hitter starts with an even, balanced stance utilizing a controlled lift-and-replace stride to initiate his swing. Generated barrel whip through a slightly uphill plane upon contact using an advanced lower-half. Created backspin to both gaps on bat-exit velocities of 86 mph. Showcased a solid feel for his hands with ability to adjust to pitches in any zone. Recorded a 7.51 60-yard dash. The primary catcher showed adequate receiving skills with a soft glove hand at catch point. Pop times ranged from 2.14-2.22 on smooth transfers coupled with a quick and moderate, high ¾ arm-slot generating accurate 71 mph throws from the crouch. Demonstrated ability to deaden the baseball by creating soft shields on both sides of the plate.

2/03/19

A 5-foot-11, 180-pound durable frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an even, balanced, and athletic set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load and moderate stride before pulling his hands through a smooth and slightly uphill path with extension. In BP, shows a mostly flat and middle of the field approach with occasional lift, nearly all barrels, 81 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.57 60. Defensively, shows a slightly narrow, slightly offset, and quiet  set-up, receiving with strong and aggressive hands. Shows consistent footwork with some quickness to second base, clearing around the plate. Blocks with confidence and athleticism. Throws down with a very short and over the top arm action creating carry at 71 mph down to second base with accuracy for showcase pop times of 2.09-2.14.

9-9-18
A 5-foot-11, 175-pound proportional frame. The right-handed hitter bats from an even and slightly back leg heavy set-up with rhythm throughout. Uses a short stride before launching his hands on an efficient and flat path to contact with a high finish. In BP, shows an all fields and flat approach with mostly barrels, 74 mph exit velo. Defensively, receives from a slightly narrow and quiet set-up with above average hands. Throws down with clean and deliberate actions and an over the top slot and some accuracy.

10/28/18
A durable 5-foot-11, 175-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced, even, and athletic set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses smooth load and short stride with a late heel plant before launching his hands on a flat path to contact with a high finish, hitting from his front foot. In BP, shows a middle of the field and flat approach with the ability to pull when needed, almost all barrels, 81 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.79 60. Defensively, shows above average receiving with a quiet set-up and some strength in his hands. Throws down with clean and deliberate actions, arm stroke is short in the back coming through an over the top slot with accuracy and showcase pop times of 2.19-2.26 seconds at 71 mph. In the game, was on time twice going 2-for-2 with a double and a single, both line drives. 

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