Nick Spaner

CLASS OF 2024

C

Nick
Spaner

Portsmouth (HS) • RI
6-2 • 170LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Ocean State Makos

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8/15/21

Nick Spaner: C, (2024) out of Portsmouth, RI. is a projectable 6-foot-2, 170-pound catching prospect. At the plate, Spaner had an exit velocity of 85 MPH, with a 66.56 MPH bat speed average and 18.40 MPH hand speed average. Spaner begins in a balanced, athletic stance with the hands relaxed off the back shoulder. A small load stacks his weight and gets him into a strong position to hit. The bat takes a flat path through the hitting zone and he finishes through contact. During his round, he showed a gap to gap approach, peppering multiple balls in the middle of the field. Behind the plate, he showed well. The young backstop showed some arm strength, reaching a velocity of 78 MPH on his throw downs, with a pop time range of 2.10-2.16. He sets up in a staggered stance, with the glove set in the middle of the chest. As he transitioned to throw, he showed athletic feet, a clean transfer, and soft hands. During the event, Spaner also recorded a 60 time of 7.06.


6/29/21

Nick Spaner: C, (2024) Portsmouth, RI. 6-foot-2, 170-pound athletic frame. Projectable during batting practice, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 82 mph. (67.44 mph bat speed average). (20.61 mph hand speed average). Started in a wide stance with a controlled load, then used a short stride. Has an uphill swing plane, developing bat speed and high finish. Found some barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Behind the plate, his best recorded throw to second was clocked at 73 mph; shows a clean exchange, soft hands, and developing feet.  Showed  a pop time of 2.18-2.25. Clean setup with average flexibility. Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a loose long arm action with a high ¾ slot. During the event, ran the 60-yard dash in 7.4. 

Scout Evaluation 

Nick Spaner, Portsmouth, 2024, RI

Position: C

Body: 6-foot-2, 170-pound athletic frame.

Hit: (RHH) Projectable. Starts in a wide stance with a controlled load, then uses a short stride. Developing bat speed. High finish, uphill swing. Gap to gap approach. 

Power: 82 mph exit velocity, average 71.74 mph. 67.44 mph bat speed average. 20.61 mph hand speed average.

Defense: (C) 2.18-2.25 pop times. Soft hands, developing footwork, clean exchange. Projectable. Average flexibility and clean setup. 

Arm: 73 mph catcher velocity. Loose long arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 

Speed: 7.40 (60-yard).


 

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