Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2025

OF
LHP

Timothy
Birch

Indiana Area High School (HS) • PA
6' 0" • 170LBS
L/L • 17yr 11mo
Travel Team: Team All*American
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Physical
Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
TrackMan Pitching
Pitch Scores
Pitching Velos
Swift
Visual Edge
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Comments
Contact

Best Of Stats

Hitting
25.5
Hand Speed (max)
3/04/23
66.1
Bat Speed (max)
3/02/24
35.9
Rot. Acc (max)
3/04/23
-
Hard Hit %
Power
90.4
Exit Velocity (max)
3/02/24
87.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
3/02/24
309
Distance (max)
3/02/24
64
Sweet Spot %
3/14/21
Run
6.98
60
3/02/24
3.86
30-yd
7/12/23
1.65
10-yd
7/12/23
19.6
Run speed (max)
7/12/23
Defense
-
INF Velo
78
OF Velo
7/12/23
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

72.2
Velocity (max)
2/12/22
70.2 - 72
Velo Range
2/12/22
1761
Spin Rate (avg)
6/29/20

Changeup

65 - 66
Velo Range
3/14/21
1529
Spin Rate (avg)
3/14/21

Curveball

61 - 62
Velo Range
6/22/21
1501
Spin Rate (avg)
3/14/21

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
6.98
Outfield Velocity
77.0
Power / Speed Score
13.0
Outfield Velocity
78.0
60 Yard Dash
7.54
Outfield Velocity
74.0
Power / Speed Score
10.6
60 Yard Dash
7.50
Outfield Velocity
74.0
Power / Speed Score
10.3
60 Yard Dash
7.58
Outfield Velocity
68.0
Power / Speed Score
9.8
60 Yard Dash
7.94
Outfield Velocity
65.0
Power / Speed Score
8.6
2024 PA Preseason ID: Last Chance
Mar 2, 2024
Position
6.98
60-yard
77
OF Velo
Power Speed Score
2023 Top Prospect Games West
Jul 12, 2023
Position
78
OF Velo
Power Speed Score
2023 Preseason ID: PA Last Chance
Mar 4, 2023
Position
78
OF Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 JR PA State Games
Jun 22, 2021
Position
7.50
60-yard
74
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - West
Mar 14, 2021
Position
7.67
60-yard
69
OF Velo
74
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
PBR Junior Future Games (2025 Team PA)
Jul 30, 2020
Position
7.58
60-yard
67
OF Velo
74
Exit Velo
2020 Jr. PA State Games
Jun 29, 2020
Position
7.62
60-yard
68
OF Velo
73
Exit Velo
2020 Jr PA State Games Trials
Mar 7, 2020
Position
7.95
60-yard
67
OF Velo
67
Exit Velo
Junior Future Games
Aug 3, 2019
Position
7.94
60-yard
65
OF Velo
68
Exit Velo

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
90.4
Exit Velocity Avg
87.4
Distance Max
309
Distance Avg
184
Launch Angle Avg
12.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
87.6
Exit Velocity Avg
80.7
Distance Max
293
Distance Avg
165
Launch Angle Avg
15.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
80.2
Exit Velocity Avg
69.4
Distance Max
223
Distance Avg
121
Launch Angle Avg
13.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
77.4
Exit Velocity Avg
70.8
Distance Max
217
Distance Avg
111
Launch Angle Avg
9.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2024 PA Preseason ID: Last Chance
Mar 2, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
90.4
Exit Velocity (max)
87.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
184
Distance (avg)
309
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2023 Top Prospect Games West
Jul 12, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
86.4
Exit Velocity (max)
82.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
146
Distance (avg)
278
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2023 Preseason ID: PA Last Chance
Mar 4, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
87.6
Exit Velocity (max)
79.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
182
Distance (avg)
293
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Preseason All-State - Southwest (Afternoon Session)
Feb 12, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
80.2
Exit Velocity (max)
69.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
121
Distance (avg)
223
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 JR PA State Games
Jun 22, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
77.4
Exit Velocity (max)
72.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
85
Distance (avg)
194
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - West
Mar 14, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
73.5
Exit Velocity (max)
69.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
130
Distance (avg)
217
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2021
Hand Speed Max
23.2
Hand Speed Avg
21.2
Bat Speed Max
66.1
Bat Speed Avg
63.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
25.5
Hand Speed Avg
23.3
Bat Speed Max
65.1
Bat Speed Avg
62.7
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
21.6
Hand Speed Avg
20.2
Bat Speed Max
59.2
Bat Speed Avg
55.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2024 PA Preseason ID: Last Chance
Mar 2, 2024
Blast - Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
66.1
Bat Speed (max)
63.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2023 Top Prospect Games West
Jul 12, 2023
Blast - Hitting
24.3
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
65.1
Bat Speed (max)
63.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2023 Preseason ID: PA Last Chance
Mar 4, 2023
Blast - Hitting
25.5
Hand Speed (max)
24.0
Hand Speed (avg)
63.9
Bat Speed (max)
62.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 JR PA State Games
Jun 22, 2021
Blast - Hitting
21.6
Hand Speed (max)
21.0
Hand Speed (avg)
59.2
Bat Speed (max)
57.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - West
Mar 14, 2021
Blast - Hitting
20.8
Hand Speed (max)
19.3
Hand Speed (avg)
56.8
Bat Speed (max)
54.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2022
2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
72.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
71.1
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1523
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
21.4
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
55.3
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1338
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
62.1
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1480
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
72.2
Fastball
Velocity Avg
69.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1537
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
22.0
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
60.0
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1452
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
63.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1485
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
66.6
Fastball
Velocity Avg
64.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1616
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
56.2
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
1311
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
2022 Preseason All-State - Southwest (Afternoon Session)
Feb 12, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
72.2
Velocity (max)
70.2 - 72.0
Velo Range
69.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,541
Spin Rate (max)
1,523
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
56.9
Velocity (max)
54.0 - 56.6
Velo Range
53.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,410
Spin Rate (max)
1,338
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
63.5
Velocity (max)
60.8 - 63.4
Velo Range
60.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,548
Spin Rate (max)
1,480
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2021 JR PA State Games
Jun 22, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
72.2
Velocity (max)
67.3 - 71.8
Velo Range
66.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,669
Spin Rate (max)
1,493
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
62.0
Velocity (max)
58.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,256
Spin Rate (max)
1,256
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
62.9
Velocity (max)
60.4 - 62.9
Velo Range
56.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,604
Spin Rate (max)
1,395
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - West
Mar 14, 2021
Trackman - Fastball
71.6
Velocity (max)
68.3 - 71.0
Velo Range
68.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,846
Spin Rate (max)
1,755
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
60.2
Velocity (max)
59.0 - 60.1
Velo Range
58.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,533
Spin Rate (max)
1,501
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
65.8
Velocity (max)
64.7 - 65.5
Velo Range
63.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,572
Spin Rate (max)
1,529
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
PBR Junior Future Games (2025 Team PA)
Jul 30, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
66.6
Velocity (max)
63.6 - 65.8
Velo Range
63.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,731
Spin Rate (max)
1,540
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
55.6
Velocity (max)
55.2 - 55.6
Velo Range
53.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,304
Spin Rate (max)
1,218
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
2020 Jr. PA State Games
Jun 29, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
66.6
Velocity (max)
64.2 - 65.9
Velo Range
62.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,942
Spin Rate (max)
1,761
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
59.2
Velocity (max)
55.1 - 58.2
Velo Range
54.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,714
Spin Rate (max)
1,378
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

2022
2021
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
Fastball
Rise+
2022 Preseason All-State - Southwest (Afternoon Session)
Feb 12, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - West
Mar 14, 2021
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2021
2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
72.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
69.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
60.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
63.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
67.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
64.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
55.2
Changeup
Velocity Avg
57.0
2021 JR PA State Games
Jun 22, 2021
Pitching
72
Max FB
68 - 71
FB
61 - 62
CB
60 - 63
CH
2021 JR PA State Games Trials - West
Mar 14, 2021
Pitching
72
Max FB
68 - 70
FB
59 - 60
CB
65 - 66
CH
PBR Junior Future Games (2025 Team PA)
Jul 30, 2020
Pitching
67
Max FB
65 - 67
FB
55 - 56
CB
2020 Jr. PA State Games
Jun 29, 2020
Pitching
67
Max FB
63 - 66
FB
55 - 56
CB
2020 Jr PA State Games Trials
Mar 7, 2020
Pitching
64
Max FB
62 - 64
FB
54 - 55
CB
56 - 58
CH

Game Performance

2024
2023
60 Yard Dash
6.98
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
1.65
30 Yard Dash
3.86
60 Yard Dash
6.98
Top Speed (MPH)
2024 PA Preseason ID: Last Chance
Mar 2, 2024
Swift
6.98
60-yd
17.6
Run speed (max)
2.50
RSi (max)
30.4
Jump Height (max)
2023 Top Prospect Games West
Jul 12, 2023
Swift
1.65
10-yd
3.86
30-yd
6.98
60-yd
19.7
Run speed (max)
2023 Preseason ID: PA Last Chance
Mar 4, 2023
Swift
7.11
60-yd
17.3
Run speed (max)

Visual Edge

2024
Edge Score
71.08

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

7/12/23

Physical: Long, projectable 6-foot, 160-pound frame. 6.98 runner in the 60YD.

Offensively: LHH. Narrow/taller stance, as he starts open. Utilized a directional leg-lift stride that holds coil against to initiate his swing through a flat path into the hitting zone. Repeated extremely well from the box and matched plane, up to a T86MPH EV. Stayed on the sweet spot (60%) for a middle of the field, line-drive approach.

Defensively: The primary OF played from behind the ball with direct footwork, softening the glove-hand at the touch. Set the body towards the target and reached back for an accurate 78MPH arm-strength out of a H ¾ slot.

3/04/23

Physical: Long, slender 6-foot, 160lb build with ATH. 7.11 runner in the 60YD.

Offensively: LHH. Taller, wide stance, as the barrel connects to the forearm. Utilized a simple toe-tap stride in rhythm with a timing backload, initiating his swing through a flat path into the hitting zone. Plenty of feel for the contact skillset; recorded a T88MPH EV and 55% sweet spot. Budding power to pull-side (293FT).

Defensively: The primary outfielder worked aggressively downhill with a soft glove-hand off the right side. Fielded cleanly from a quick transfer, up to 78MPH positionally (H ¾). Measurables should keep improving.

2/12/22

Physical: 5-foot-10, 155 pounds; Long, lean build. 7.54 runner in the 60.

Offensively: LHH. Open setup, with feet just outside his shoulders; bat positioned at a 45 degree angle. Short take back with the hands with a toe-tap for timing. Stays behind the ball while showing an average effort from the legs. Showed a direct swing path with a two handed finish.  More line drives than flyballs and groundballs with a peak exit velocity of 80 MPH via Trackman.

Defensively: Starts with an upright /tall setup; uses prep hop while showing choppy feet. Hands are off to the side with a clean transfer. Long arm swing from a high 3/4 arm slot.   OF - 74 MPH. 

6/22/21

Physical: 5-foot-7, 135 pounds; Lean, average build. 7.5 runner in the 60.

Offensively: LHH. Even setup, with feet narrow; flat bat to start. Short take back with the hands with a slight leg-kick for timing. Drifts into contact while showing an aggressive lower half. Showed a downward swing path with a finish around the back.  More groundballs than line drives and flyballs with a peak exit velocity of 77 MPH via Trackman.

Defensively: Starts with a low to the ground setup; uses prep step while aggressive. Hands work through the ball while standing up during transfer. Long arm swing  from a high 3/4 arm slot.    OF - 74 MPH.

Pitching: Birch uses an arm side setup while using an angled drop step. Belt high leg drive with shoulders outside the hips. Has a moderate stride while landing slightly closed. Moderate arm swing while arm stays in line with 2B, while working through a standard 3/4 slot. Spins off 3B side with finish. FB: Peak velo of 72 MPH, while sitting 68-71 MPH; arm side run with sink. CB: 61-62 MPH; early action.  CH: 60-63 MPH; sinks.

7/30/20

Physical: Lean 5-foot-5, 120-pound frame / 7.58 runner in the 60-yard dash. Offensively: LHH. Tall, even stance with minor rhythm in the hands starting on the shoulder with the barrel pointed straight back. Utilized a repeatable lift and replace stride in order to initiate a flat barrel path into the hitting zone. Feel for the hands in the box while hitting into a stiff front side, line drive approach towards the middle of the field. Was able to be adjustable in the box getting on top of the pitch up in the zone and lifting pitches down at the knees. Recorded a peak bat-exit velocity of 74 mph according to Trackman Baseball during batting practice. Defensively: The primary outfielder featured short and quick movements during defensive evaluations with ability to stay behind the ball in the air, got downhill through the baseball when need be while fielding off of the right foot on the approach, adequate transfers and an accurate, high ¾ arm-slot on throws towards the plate. OF - 67 mph Pitching: LHP - Started from the middle-left side of the rubber with a side rocker step, moderate pace throughout, repeatable delivery while landing with a low center of gravity over the front side, high ¾ arm-slot on the release. FB peaked at 67 mph with small arm side run to it, mixed in a developing 55-57 mph breaker. 


6/29/20

Physical: 5-foot-5, 120 pounds; lean, wiry. 7.62 runner in the 60. Offensively: LHH. Even shoulder width with flat bat; hands stay near shoulder, even moderate length stride. aggressive, stays behind the ball with lift in swing, can backspin balls. Consistent hard contact to pull side; peak Trackman exit velocity of 73 MPH. Defensively: Low to the ground; aggressive choppy approach; fields through the ball & finishes throws. delay in transfer; high 3/4 arm slot. OF - 68 MPH. Pitching: Arm side set up; knee to belt on-line stride, comes across his body in finish. arm stays in line, high 3/4 slot. FB: T 67MPH, 63-66 MPH. FB showed some cutting action. CB: 55-56 MPH. CB had 12-6 shape.

3/08/20

5-foot-4, 110-pound left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and uses a lift-and-replace stride to begin. Gets on plane early and showed a gap-to-gap approach. Registered a bat exit velocity of 67 mph and ran a 7.95 60-yard dash. Played through the baseball consistently in the outfield with accurate 67 mph arm strength. The lefty sat 62-64 on the mound out of a high 3/4 arm slot with some natural cut to his fastball. Showed a feel for his curveball with 1/7 rotation at 54-55. Changeup at 56-58 is thrown at near fastball arm speed.

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Physical

2024
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
2024 PA Preseason ID: Last Chance
Mar 2, 2024
Physical - Athlete
5' 11"
Ht
170.4
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)