Patrick Rakes
Patrick Rakes
Patrick Rakes
Patrick Rakes

CLASS OF 2023

1B
LHP

Patrick
Rakes

Miller School (HS) • VA
6-3 • 185LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Dirtbags

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2023 National

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2023 State

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10/25/20

VA/DC State Games

Rakes is 6-3 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load down. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, uphill swing with some strength at contact and some extension through the ball, showed a pull approach with the ability to use the whole field, some power present to pull side, exit velocity was 86. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands. Clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, infield velocity was 72. Ran a 7.19 60 yard dash.

7/14/20

TPG II

Rakes is 6-3 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, loads back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, level line drive swing with strength at contact and extension up through the ball, showed a pull preference with the ability to use the whole field, exit velocity was 85. In the infield, gets behind the ball and fields with average hands, works through the ball to a clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, position velocity was 75. Also worked out in the outfield, where his velocity was 81. He ran  7.17 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, shorter free arm action with some quickness and normal effort to his delivery. Shoulders are closed and slightly uphill, lands square with an athletic finish and some recoil. Fastball was 79-80, touching 81, with some angle and late armside run to it. Slider had some armspeed and was 68-70 with late hard 2/8 break to it.

1/26/20

Positional Profile: 1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 182-pounds. Strength present with room to continue to add.
Hit: LHH.  Athletic, slightly open set up. Hands are direct with some explosion in hands. Aggressive to the baseball with uphill finish looking to drive. 
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Pull side presnet, room to expand to all fields as he develops.
Arm: LH.  INF - 74 mph.  Shorter arm action, gets rid of quickly from high three quarter slot.
Defense: Active feet, moves well. Sound hands and footwork around the bag. Clean and quick on double play exchange.
Run: 4.44 Home-to-first time

6/25/19

Top Prospect Games West

Rakes is 6-2 with a lankier athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back, good rhythm to his setup. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Stays inside ball, short and quick to contact with some whip to his bat, gets extension through the ball. Slightly uphill swing path, line drive swing with some loft built in, showed a pull approach with some gap power, exit velocity was 81. In the outfield, gets behind ball and fields with average hands. Clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, outfield velocity was 75. Ran a 7.32 60 yard dash. On the mound, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action that is loose and quick, easier effort to his delivery. Shoulders are on line and uphill, lands on line and falls off at finish. Fastball 74-76, touching 77 with downward plane and some late run to armside. Curveball was 63-66 with some armspeed and 1-7 break. Change-up was 72-73 with some armspeed.

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