William Balkin
William Balkin

CLASS OF 2018

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William
Balkin

Patrick Henry CC
Patriot (HS) • VA
5-11 • 175LBS • R/R

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2018 National

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VA/DC Scout Blog 3/5/18
Balkin has an athletic frame and looked very good in centerfield. Showed a good break on balls, playing shallow and moving back comfortably on two well-hit balls, covers gap to gap. At the plate, quiet set up and simple swing. Showed a quick bat with extension through the ball, drove a ball to deep left-center in first at-bat, line drive hitter with doubles power. Also very quick, could have gotten a triple out of a ball rolled into the leftfield corner, but pulled up at second because it was with two outs.
10.31.15:  Balkin has an athletic 5-10 frame and hits from the right side. He has an athletic stance and wraps a bit as he loads back while taking a longer stride. His hips are explosive and he has average batspeed and an exit velocity of 79 off of the tee. He has a short bat path and extends through the ball. He maintains balance throughout his swing and has currently has a line-drive approach which projects to grow to gap power as he develops. In the outfield, Balkin is an athletic fielder and has a quick, clean release. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and has an above average arm with a positional velocity of 82.
9.23.15: Balkin has a lanky 5-10 frame and ran a 7.18 60. At the plate, Balkin has an athletic stance and short load back with short stride. He maintains balance throughout his swing and has an explosive lower half. He has above average batspeed and a short stroke with some extension. He posted an exit velocity of 79 off of the tee. In the field, Balkin aggressively attacks the ball and has athletic actions and a quick release. He throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and an above average arm, with a positional velocity of 82.
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