Carter Rutenbar

CLASS OF 2025

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Carter
Rutenbar

Midlothian Heritage (HS) • TX
5-11 • 185LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Stix Scout 2025
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1/10/22

The Midlothian Heritage Freshman did a little bit of everything on the day.  He played in the field, caught and hopped on the mound as well.  He has some present strength in his left handed swing and the bat speed to go with it.  He consistently hit the ball hard to the pull side and drove a couple to Left Center as well.  He showed his arm strength on the mound as well with a low to mid 80’s Fastball. That velo will continue to improve as he learns to get his lower half more involved on the mound.  Behind the plate is where Rutenbar has a chance to be a star.  Showed soft hands receiving and the arm strength carries over as well. Once he shortens his arm patch catching, I could see him consistently sub 2 with his pop times.

1/08/22

Positional Profile: C/RHP

Body: 5-foot-11, 178 pounds.

Delivery: Drop and drive delivery, repeats release point at times, lands slightly open, consistent tempo from pitch to pitch. 

Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, high ¾ slot.

FB: 82-84 mph. Strikes at the top of the zone, flashing good IVB (up to 21 in.).

CB: 70-72 mph. 11/5 shape

CH: 74-75 mph. Flashed intent to keep it down, flashed arm-side action.

1/08/22

Positional Profile: C/UTL

Body: 5-foot-11, 178 pounds. 

Hit: LH. Open stance, leg kick load trigger, hands come down from shoulder creating barrel tilt swing trigger, quick uphill swing plane using the pull-side consistently hitting line drives and some deep fly balls. 

Power: 90.0 mph max exit velocity in BP, 83.3 mph average exit velocity, 323 feet max distance, 9% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. INF - 86 mph. OF - 88 mph. Long arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws.  

Defense: Worked at catcher, infield, and outfield. 2.18-2.28 pop time. Good footwork getting in line with 2B, clean funnel to release with good hands, uses one knee down stance, displayed strength to stick the low pitch behind the plate. Good footwork getting into fielding position, clean funnel to release, fields the ball out in front and in rhythm towards his target at times on the infield. Good footwork getting to the ball at times, stays back on the ball, clean funnel to release in the outfield. 

Run: 7.58 runner in the 60.

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