Brigs Richartz
Brigs Richartz
Brigs Richartz
Brigs Richartz
Brigs Richartz

CLASS OF 2021

C

Brigs
Richartz

University of St. Thomas
Menomonie (HS) • WI
5-9 • 180LBS • L/R
Travel Team: GRB Rays

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7/24/20

An especially young member of this 2021 class, Brigs Richartz (Menomonie) brings some special physicality that should have him earning more looks as the summer closes. A coveted left-handed bat is the biggest value Richartz provides – and he was among the hottest hitters we saw all summer. To complete this glowing profile, Richartz is a fluid defender who’s quick out of the crouch, A must-follow in this 2021 class.

7/14/20

Positional Profile: C; High-riser in the state's 2021 rankings after a strong showing this summer. Remains one of the state’s top uncommitted prospects.
Body: 5-9, 180-pounds. Compact frame; strong lower half.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, wide base, smooth load, strides to even, controlled through contact.  Strong hands, loose bat speed, short path with an elevated attack angle, naturally elevates through contact. Gap-to-gap approach, fluid rhythm through contact, silky-smooth left-handed stroke.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Consistently makes hard contact with the baseball; recorded a max exit speed of 97.75 mph with an average of 89.10 mph in BP, per TrackMan.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 1.97-2.04 pop times. Athletic stance, fluid feet that maintain linear progression towards target, quick exchange, clean release.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60.

7/05/20

5-foot-9, 180 pounds; strong, compact prospect who is young for the class. Left-handed hitter with a quiet, robust bat path that brings some upside to his overall profile. A gap-to-gap type with blossoming bat strength; homered to the opposite field on Sunday. Has shown above-average actions behind the plate in a showcase setting, too, offering up even more follow ceiling to watch.

7/02/20

5-foot-9, 180 pounds; strong, compact prospect who is young for the class. Left-handed hitter with a quiet, robust bat path that brings some upside to his overall profile. A gap-to-gap type with blossoming bat strength; homered to the opposite field on Sunday. Has shown above-average actions behind the plate in a showcase setting, too, offering up even more follow ceiling to watch.

3/15/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 165-pounds. Strong compact build.
Hit: LHH. Wide setup, open stance, smooth loading action, balanced and head stays quiet. Short and strong path, creates hard contact to the middle of the field. Gap to gap approach, works in rhythm.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Power potential, bat strength.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short, loose arm action from a high 3/4 slot with accuracy.
Defense: 2.10-2.22 pop times. Fluid actions; repeats well. Quick, clean exchanges.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

7/11/19

5-foot-9, 155 pound left-handed hitting catcher. Batted third in his team’s lineup on Saturday against Sluggers Baseball. Richartz went 2 for 3 with 2 triples and 4 RBIs. He has an open setup with a short stride that brings himself even, a slightly uphill bat path, and a gap-to-gap approach at the plate. He maintains loose hands to generate quick bat speed and an overall fluid swing. Defensively, Richartz recorded a 2.07 pop time in between innings.

7/02/19

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open and tall stance, slight bat wrap load, short stride, fluid rhythm.  Long path to the baseball, gap-to-gap hitter.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Flashed quick bat speed.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action, over the top slot.
Defense: 2.11-2.21 pop times. Sets up behind the plate with feet slightly staggered, long exchange. Advanced blocker.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

3/10/19

Positional Profile: C 
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. Athletic frame with strength.
Defense: 2.09-2.19 pop times. Footwork gains ground out of the crouch, quick exchange.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Accurate arm, short arm path.
Hit: LHH. Open stance, slightly narrow, tall setup, short stride to even, solid balance through contact. Loose hands, creates bat speed, slight uphill path hits in rhythm, upside bat.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee. Hard contact to pull side.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. Above average runner.

7/10/18

5-foot-7, 145-pound left-handed hitting catcher. Tall, balanced, open setup, toe-closed short stride, small load back. Maintains balance through uphill bath, short to the ball, repeated line-drive type contact. 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively, over-the-top arm action, clean on exchanges, 68 mph out of the crouch. Pop times ranged from 2.25-2.44. Ran a laser-timed 7.39.

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