Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall
Nik Rubendall

CLASS OF 2022

OF
3B

Nik
Rubendall

Pope John Paul II (HS) • PA
6-1 • 205LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Keystone State Bombers

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8/02/20

Physical: Durable / strong 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame with advanced feel for the lower half. 7.18 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: RHH. If there was an award for offensive breakout performance at the Future Games, Nik Rubendall would be the recipient. Started with a wide, slightly open stance showing a minor bend in the knees as the hands began at the shoulder in the setup. Utilized a leg-hang stride to initiate an efficient, slightly uphill barrel path through the hitting zone while hitting into a stiff front side. Let the hands get deep through extension creating loud contact at the front of the plate during batting practice / mostly a pull-side approach playing pepper with the LCF/LF wall. Recorded a peak bat-exit velocity of 94 mph per Trackman Baseball using the most of his uber physical lower half to generate high level ground power in the box. Added in a long batted ball distance of 343 feet. When the lights turned on, the RHH shined featuring a no doubter home run to LCF against Team Select and a multitude of extra base hits. Led the team in base knocks with 5 total and extra bases over the event, should profile as a quality middle of the order bat that continues to raise his ceiling as he becomes more mature at the plate. 

Defensively: The primary outfielder showed active footwork that arrived on time to the spot with regularity, got downhill through the fielding window approaching the ball off of his left side with a soft glove hand at the catch point. Feel for catch and throw skills with a quick release and accurate, high ¾ arm-slot with a moderate takeaway. Should slot in as an everyday LF at the collegiate level. OF - 80 mph


6/15/20

Physical: 6-foot-1, 190 pounds; physical, athletic frame. 7.5 runner in the 60.

 Offensively: RHH. Slightly bent knees, even base; small leg kick. aggressive, but inefficient with uphill swing plane; 21 degree bat angle into the zone via Blast Motion. Rubendall is able to produce 6.7 G’s of force with an on-plane efficiency of 47%.  Hard fly balls to the pull side; average Trackman exit velocity of 81 MPH; peak exit velo was 96 MPH.

 Defensively: Upright; sits back, likes to get the big hop. fields the ball on his glove foot and crowhops to target; long arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot.  OF - 77 MPH. 


3/01/20

6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and uses a leg-hang stride to begin. Took one of the loudest rounds of batting practice on the day showing consistent power to the pull side. Attacks the baseball with intent and creates significant back spin. Registered a bat exit velocity of 92 mph and ran a 7.38 60-yard dash. Plays through the baseball defensively in the outfield with above average 88 mph arm strength.

2/15/20

6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and utilizes a leg-hang stride to begin. Showcased a strong lower and attacks the baseball with intent creating consistent back spin with present power to the pull side. Registered a bat exit velocity of 90 mph and ran a 7.47 60-yard dash. Displayed athletic actions and the ability to handle defensive chores in the outfield and at third base. Showcased peak arm strength of 86 mph in the outfield and 85 mph across the diamond.

10/26/19

Physical 6-foot-1, 185-pound continues to impress with his two-way abilities. The right-handed hitter took one of the louder rounds of batting practice on the day starting from a square stance and initiating his swing from a deep load with a lift-and-replace stride. Displayed present power with an ability to create backspin. Registered a bat exit velocity of 90 mph and ran a 7.29 60-yard dash. Plays through the baseball routinely in the outfield and showcased advanced 89 mph arm strength to home plate. The righty sat 82-84 off the mound from a high 3/4 arm slot. Motion is long in the back and long out front. Curveball showed tight 11/5 rotation at 68-73 with occasional two-plane action. Also commanded a changeup with good sell at 78-80.

3/02/19

6-foot, 185-pound right-handed hitter has added 30 pounds to his frame over the past year. He begins his swing from a square stance and attacks the baseball with a purpose using a leg-hang stride. Showed present power with an ability to create backspin. Registered a bat exit velocity of 87 mph and ran a 7.33 60-yard dash. Played through the baseball routinely and showcased advanced 89 mph arm strength from the outfield. The righty sat 83-85 on the mound from a high 3/4 arm slot with some hip coil to his delivery. His curveball at 69-74 showed 11/5 rotation and two-plane break at times. Also showcased a stiff changeup at 77-82 that he had difficulty commanding on this date.

1/20/18

5-foot-11, 155-pounder showcased an advance skill set in all areas of the game. Right-handed hitter starts from an athletic, square setup and utilizes a strong hip turn to create advanced barrel whip. Routinely squared the baseball with a bat exit velocity of 82 mph. Ran a 7.45 60-yard dash and moved around the infield with fluid actions. Flashed 82 mph arm strength across the diamond and 73 mph from the crouch. Quick feet and a clean transition result in pop times of 2.12-2.18. Right-hander sat 80-82 off the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot. Curveball at 63-66 has tight 11/5 rotation and changeup at 69-71 has arm side run and sink. Frame has plenty of room to fill out and add additional strength.

9/23/17

5-foot-11, 150-pound right-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a short lift-and-replace stride. Displayed a short swing path with above average feel for the barrel. Displayed an 80 mph bat exit velocity and ran a 7.61 60-yard dash. Showcased athleticism and arm strength at a pair of positions during defensive workouts. Played through the ball well in the outfield with accurate, straight line carry on throws of 79 mph. Flashed 80 mph arm strength across the diamond from shortstop with active feet while attacking good hops and playing the ball on the move. Advanced athlete will be a prospect to watch in this class in future years.

+ 2018 PBR Junior Future Games Selection (14U Team Pennsylvania)

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