Gavin Cross

CLASS OF 2019

OF
LHP

Gavin
Cross

Virginia Tech
Tennessee (HS) • TN
6-3 • 210LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Crusaders

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7/05/21

At 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, Cross combines power, speed and fast-twitch. A power runner, he got down the line from the left side in 4.31 and moved above average first to third. A monster in the box, he doesn’t get cheated. He is up there to crush the baseball by taking Man Hacks with both bat speed and bat strength. It’s a pull dominant swing and it does have some plate coverage issues, especially over the bat with a good heater, but overall it’s one that should hit for average while producing plus power. Through the first 11 games of the summer schedule, Cross led the CNT in average (.455), runs batted in (14) and was tied with Berry for home runs (4). Cross is also a solid defender in center field, but profiles better to right field with plus arm strength. With five tools his lefthanded bat is his ticket to strong consideration for selection in the top half of the first round next summer.

3/27/21

High ceiling. Plenty of pop in the bat. In BP took balls out of the yard with ease to the pull side and CF. Can drive the ball the other way in BP but seems to have a pull approach in game. Physical build. Strong arm from the OF, best on the team. Projects to RF. Leading VT in most offensive categories. 

1/29/17

Max FB: 85, FB: 82-84, CB: 70-72, CH: 69-72,
6-foot-0, 175-pound, LHP was the top arm at the event, works efficiently on the mound with consistent tempo and fluidity, hands come up a little bit with a leg lift that doesn’t get too high as he creates some very slight shoulder tilt before heading to the plate, turns into a load and strides mostly in line, a shorter but loose arm action comes through a ¾ angle, finishes balanced on his front leg, could stride out further to gain separation and possible velo.  Fastball had some hard and late run when kept down in the zone, curveball showed 2/8 shape with some potential, changeup had some run but slowed the arm down a touch, throws 3 pitches for strikes as a big time 2-way prospect in the class. 

1/29/17 - Home-1st: 4.43, Position Velocity:  OF-86, Exit Velocity: 87
6-foot-0, 175-pound, LHH hits from a balanced and even stance with some slightly higher but quiet hand positioning, uses a short and simple stride with a smooth movement back with his hands that moves them a tad lower, lower half stays wide and strong and clears his hips while giving him a solid base to operate on, swing plane is very flat through the zone, finds the barrel a lot but can allow his top hand to get a little too strong at times.  Defensively, plays very athletically with good hands and footwork in the outfield, played through the ball with confidence, a slightly shorter arm action comes through a high ¾ slot, throws were firm and accurate.  Highly regarded 2-way prospect in the 2019 class.

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