Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2026

3B
RHP

Colton
Hicks

Independence (HS) • VA
6' 0" • 180LBS
R/R • 16yr 8mo
Travel Team: Dirtbags Platinum 2026

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
TrackMan Pitching
Pitch Scores
Pitching Velos
Swift
Visual Edge
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
11/04/23
78.2
Bat Speed (max)
6/18/24
25.3
Rot. Acc (max)
11/04/23
-
Hard Hit %
Power
95.1
Exit Velocity (max)
11/04/23
84.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
11/04/23
372
Distance (max)
11/04/23
73
Sweet Spot %
11/04/23
Run
7.01
60
6/18/24
3.96
30-yd
6/18/24
1.77
10-yd
6/18/24
20.2
Run speed (max)
6/18/24
Defense
80
INF Velo
6/18/24
-
OF Velo
72
C Velo
6/14/22
2.19 - 2.27
Pop Time
6/14/22
Pitching

Fastball

84
Velocity (max)
6/18/24
81.7 - 83.2
Velo Range
6/18/24
2167
Spin Rate (avg)
6/18/24

Changeup

76 - 76
Velo Range
6/18/24
1521
Spin Rate (avg)
6/14/22

Curveball

71 - 74
Velo Range
7/06/23
2240
Spin Rate (avg)
6/14/22

Slider

74.4 - 76
Velo Range
6/18/24
2300
Spin Rate (avg)
6/18/24

Positional Tools

2024
2023
2022
60 Yard Dash
7.01
Infield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
13.4
60 Yard Dash
7.29
Infield Velocity
79.0
Power / Speed Score
13.0
60 Yard Dash
7.48
Pop Time
2.19 - 2.27
Catcher Velocity
72.0
Infield Velocity
76.0
Power / Speed Score
11.7
2024 VA/DC State Games
Jun 18, 2024
Position
7.01
60-yard
80
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2023 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 4, 2023
Position
7.29
60-yard
79
INF Velo
95
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 5, 2022
Position
7.66
60-yard
76
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 PBR Scout Day at PVI
Jun 14, 2022
Position
7.48
60-yard
2.19 - 2.27
Pop Time
76
INF Velo
72
C Velo
87
Exit Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Exit Velocity Max
94.2
Exit Velocity Avg
84.0
Distance Max
349
Distance Avg
268
Launch Angle Avg
31.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
95.1
Exit Velocity Avg
84.5
Distance Max
372
Distance Avg
246
Launch Angle Avg
28.1
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
87.3
Exit Velocity Avg
81.3
Distance Max
312
Distance Avg
189
Launch Angle Avg
20.4
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2024 VA/DC State Games
Jun 18, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
94.2
Exit Velocity (max)
84.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
268
Distance (avg)
349
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2023 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 4, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
95.1
Exit Velocity (max)
84.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
246
Distance (avg)
372
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 5, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
89.9
Exit Velocity (max)
82.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
216
Distance (avg)
311
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
2022 PBR Scout Day at PVI
Jun 14, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
87.3
Exit Velocity (max)
81.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
189
Distance (avg)
312
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Hand Speed Max
22.2
Hand Speed Avg
21.3
Bat Speed Max
78.2
Bat Speed Avg
73.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.2
Hand Speed Avg
22.2
Bat Speed Max
75.2
Bat Speed Avg
72.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
20.6
Hand Speed Avg
19.9
Bat Speed Max
67.9
Bat Speed Avg
66.4
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
2024 VA/DC State Games
Jun 18, 2024
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
78.2
Bat Speed (max)
73.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2023 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 4, 2023
Blast - Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
22.2
Hand Speed (avg)
75.2
Bat Speed (max)
72.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 5, 2022
Blast - Hitting
20.6
Hand Speed (max)
19.9
Hand Speed (avg)
67.9
Bat Speed (max)
66.4
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2024
2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
82.5
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2167
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
26.3
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.0
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1403
Slider
Velocity Avg
75.2
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2300
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
82.9
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2046
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.3
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
72.8
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2205
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
78.8
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.8
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
1933
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
25.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.5
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2148
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
70.8
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1437
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
66.5
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2264
Slider
Total Movement Avg
2024 VA/DC State Games
Jun 18, 2024
Trackman - Fastball
83.8
Velocity (max)
81.7 - 83.2
Velo Range
80.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,299
Spin Rate (max)
2,167
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
76.7
Velocity (max)
74.4 - 76.0
Velo Range
73.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,504
Spin Rate (max)
2,300
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.0
Velocity (max)
1,403
Spin Rate (max)
1,403
Spin Rate (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2023 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 4, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
82.9
Velocity (max)
79.9 - 81.9
Velo Range
78.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,154
Spin Rate (max)
2,046
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
74.4
Velocity (max)
72.0 - 73.6
Velo Range
70.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,352
Spin Rate (max)
2,205
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 5, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
78.8
Velocity (max)
76.0 - 78.1
Velo Range
74.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,055
Spin Rate (max)
1,989
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
65.4
Velocity (max)
64.7 - 65.4
Velo Range
63.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,212
Spin Rate (max)
2,102
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
68.6
Velocity (max)
65.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,140
Spin Rate (max)
2,140
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
72.0
Velocity (max)
69.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,267
Spin Rate (max)
1,267
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
2022 PBR Scout Day at PVI
Jun 14, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
77.7
Velocity (max)
74.8 - 77.7
Velo Range
73.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,957
Spin Rate (max)
1,852
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
63.5
Velocity (max)
63.0 - 63.5
Velo Range
60.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,250
Spin Rate (max)
2,240
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
67.1
Velocity (max)
65.3 - 66.8
Velo Range
63.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,344
Spin Rate (max)
2,289
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
71.0
Velocity (max)
69.5 - 71.0
Velo Range
68.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,574
Spin Rate (max)
1,521
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

2024
2022
Fastball
Hop+
Fastball
Sink+
Fastball
Rise+
Slider
Hammer+
Slider
Sweep+
Fastball
Rise+
Curveball
Hammer+
Curveball
Sweep+
2024 VA/DC State Games
Jun 18, 2024
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+
2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 5, 2022
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Rise+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+

Pitching Velos

2024
2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
81.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
75.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
83.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
80.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
73.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
79.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
76.8
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.2
Changeup
Velocity Avg
71.2
Slider
Velocity Avg
67.5
2024 VA/DC State Games
Jun 18, 2024
Pitching
84
Max FB
82 - 83
FB
76 - 76
CH
74 - 76
SL
2023 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 4, 2023
Pitching
83
Max FB
80 - 82
FB
72 - 74
SL
15U National Championship
Jul 6, 2023
Pitching
82
Max FB
77 - 81
FB
71 - 74
CB
VA/DC High School Heat Sheet
Feb 20, 2023
Pitching
81
Max FB
79 - 81
FB
72 - 72
CB
2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 5, 2022
Pitching
79
Max FB
76 - 78
FB
65 - 65
CB
72 - 72
CH
69 - 69
SL
14U National Championship
Jun 30, 2022
Pitching
77
Max FB
73 - 76
FB
63 - 66
CB
2022 PBR Scout Day at PVI
Jun 14, 2022
Pitching
78
Max FB
76 - 77
FB
63 - 64
CB
70 - 71
CH
65 - 67
SL

Game Performance

2024
2023
2022
10 Yard Dash
1.77
30 Yard Dash
3.96
60 Yard Dash
7.01
Top Speed (MPH)
60 Yard Dash
7.29
Top Speed (MPH)
10 Yard Dash
1.89
30 Yard Dash
4.29
60 Yard Dash
7.66
Top Speed (MPH)
RSi
Vertical Jump
2024 VA/DC State Games
Jun 18, 2024
Swift
1.77
10-yd
3.96
30-yd
7.01
60-yd
20.2
Run speed (max)
2023 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 4, 2023
Swift
7.29
60-yd
16.8
Run speed (max)
2022 Mid-Atlantic State Games
Nov 5, 2022
Swift
1.88
10-yd
4.29
30-yd
7.66
60-yd
18.2
Run speed (max)
0.95
RSi (max)
0.95
RSi (avg)
1,326
Jump Power (max)
24.4
Jump Height (max)
24.4
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2023
2022
Edge Score
66.73
Edge Score
65.0

Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

11/04/23
Colton Hicks, Independence (VA), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Wiry, projectable frame.
Delivery: Stretch only delivery with some effort. Has a balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action from H 3/4 slot.
FB: T83, 80-82 mph. Fastball has sink. T2154, 2046 average rpm.
SL: 72-74 mph. Slider has sharp sweeping action. T2352, 2205 average rpm.
ATH: 7.29 runner in the 60.
11/04/23
Colton Hicks, Independence (VA), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Wiry, projectable frame.
Hit: RHH. Active, balanced setup. Simple, quick barrel path. 72.4 mph bat speed with 22 G's of rotational acceleration.
Power: 95 max exit velocity, averaged 84.5 mph. 372' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-79 mph. Short, compact arm action.
Defense: Natural hands, with in control footwork.
ATH: 7.29 runner in the 60.
11/05/22

Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Athletic projectable frame.
Delivery: Stretch only delivery with easy effort.
Arm Action: RH. Short, clean arm action from 3/4 slot.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Fastball shows some tail at times. T2055, 1989 average rpm.
CB: 65-65 mph. Curveball has some depth to the pitch. T2212, 2102 average rpm.
SL: 69-69 mph. Slider shows a sweeping action. T2140, 2140 average rpm.
CH: 72-72 mph. Changeup has gradual movement. T1267, 1267 average rpm.

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