Ryan Novakowski
Ryan Novakowski
Ryan Novakowski
Ryan Novakowski
Ryan Novakowski
Ryan Novakowski
Ryan Novakowski

CLASS OF 2023

RHP
3B

Ryan
Novakowski

Wilkes-Barre (HS) • PA
6-3 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Northeast exposure
2023 National

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10/12/20

Physical: Strong, athletic 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame with a durable build and projectability throughout. 8.00 runner in the 60-yard dash. Offensively: RHH. Wide, slightly open stance with the hands starting with slight rhythm on the shoulder. Utilized a leg-kick stride in order to initiate the hands through a short and flat path into the hitting zone. Cleared the hips slightly early generating a mostly pull-side approach to the LCF gap, worked well through extension creating plenty of loft and natural backspin to the swing. Mature approach at the dish with good separation upon footstrike allowing for advanced power in the box. High finish while hitting into a stiff front side generating a peak bat-exit velocity of 92 mph per Trackman Baseball. A 40% fly ball rate / 30% hard hit percentage showed just how efficient he was during his batting practice round, 23.10 mph top hand speed according to Blast Motion demonstrating how quickly the hands jolt into the zone towards impact. Defensively: The third baseman flashed a wide setup with minimal activity through the baseball early on in the route, soft glove hand played out in front of the body with the chest getting over the toes in the posture, held a medium-high center of gravity with slight momentum towards the target. The arm played whippy across the diamond out of a high ¾ slot with strength to it. INF - 84 mph Pitching: RHP - Started from the far left of the rubber from a narrow setup, small side rocker step into a medium leg lift with advanced control in the delivery, impressive lower half drive while keeping the arm back for a long time allowing for hip-shoulder separation at delivery, held direction well while landing athletically through a high ¾ release. FB ranged from 84-85 T87 mph with a 45% in zone rate per Trackman Baseball, up to 29 Bauer units creating noticeable power on the bump. Mixed in a sharp 70-71 mph breaker with two plane shape at times and 11/5 depth to it getting up to 2286 max spin. Projects the best on the mound and the velocity keeps climbing each time we lay eyes on him.

6/15/20

Physical: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds; long, athletic, projectable frame. 7.68 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Upright, slightly open stance; uses a small stride for timing. average effort with flat path to the ball, good extension after contact; 10 degree bat angle into the zone via Blast Motion. Novakowski is able to produce 8 G’s of force with an on-plane efficiency of 45%. Consistent pull-side contact; average Trackman exit velocity of 77.99 MPH; peak exit velo was 94 MPH. Defensively: Upright, uses prep hop; lets the ball get to him but plays it out in front in the middle of his body. hands are down early, smooth hands and transfer; long arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot. 
Pitching: Sets up with a wide base on the first base side, small drop step, average leg lift gets him in an athletic position to drive off his back leg. Short take back with a high 3/4 arm slot. FB: T 84 MPH, 79-82 MPH. Up to 84 with more in the tank, he commands this pitch well with some late tail to it. CB: 69-70 MPH. Small breaking, 11-5 shape. SL: 70-71 MPH. Pairs well with curveball, more lateral actions.

2/29/20

Physical: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Strong, projectable frame. 7.7 runner in the 60; 4.57 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Tall, upright, slightly open stance with an even base, hands start just above shoulders and work back on load along with a medium stride for timing Swing is short, barrel is direct to the baseball and finishes high on an uphill plane. Hard contact from gap to gap. 86 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: Deliberate footwork, could charge the ball better, gets his glove down early and fields the ball in the middle of his body. Medium arm swing with a low 3/4 arm slot.  INF - 84 MPH.
Pitching: Fundamental, balanced delivery with a leg kick to the belt, strides down and out in line with some shoulder tilt to a repeatable release and follow through. Long, whippy arm action to a 3/4 release. FB: T84, 81-84 MPH. Downhill plane with life into the zone. CB: 63-66 MPH. Sharp 11-5 break with depth. SL: 66-68 MPH. Tight, shorter break.  

10/26/19

6-foot-1, 185-pound freshman sat 82-85 from a high 3/4 arm slot up several mph from his solid performance as a member of the Team PA 14U roster at the PBR Junior Future Games in August. Displayed a solid lower half and a balanced, repeatable delivery. Curveball sat 65-67 with 11/5 rotation that at times shows two plane depth. Also commanded a slider with tighter, shorter break at 66-69. The right-handed hitter starts from a very narrow stance and initiates his swing with a leg hang stride. Gets to extension with regularity and creates backspin routinely. Registered a bat exit velocity of 84 mph and showcased sound defensive actions with straight line carry of 80 mph across the diamond.

3/24/19

6-foot-1, 185-pound primary pitcher sat 79-81 from a high 3/4 arm slot with a high leg stack and repeatable mechanics. Gets down hill routinely with arm-side run to his fastball. Curveball showed a high spin rate with 11/5 to 12/6 rotation and two plane break while sitting 62-64. Also showed above average feel for his slider with late break at 66-68. The right-handed hitter starts from a narrow stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Showed the ability to stay behind the baseball while creating back spin. Registered a bat exit velocity of 82 mph and ran an 8.57 60-yard dash. Showcased active feet and good carry on throws of 76 mph across the infield.

+ 2019 PBR Junior Future Games Selection (14U Team Pennsylvania)

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