Cade Palkowski




Oak Creek (HS) • WI
5-11 • 175LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Hitters Baseball


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"...Is another freshman who will likely see his name in the state rankings. He’s a compact 5-foot-11, 175 pounds with a similar swing that stays short to the baseball with sneaky pop for his size. The left/left outfielder plays athletic with a big arm for his age at 85 mph."


Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Strong compact build.
Hit: LHH. Upright stance, balanced and slightly open, short stride and hand load. Above average bat strength for age, compact swing plays short to the baseball, gap to gap contact.
Power: 90.32 max exit velocity, averaged 85.29 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 85 mph. Above average arm strength for age, high 3/4 slot, long arm action.
Defense: Action play with glove hand out front, gathers and step behind transfer.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.


Delivery: Starts balanced across the rubber, simple drop/drive type delivery, sits into back hip before engaging downhill. Shoulders stay level, works in line, momentum carries forward through release. Repeats.
Arm Action: LH. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
FB: T80, 79-80 mph. Works down in the zone, some sink to it.  T2208, 2032 average rpm.
CB: 68-70 mph. Feel to spin. Works off a 1/7 plane, flashed sharp action at times. Landed for strikes.  T1929, 1897 average rpm.
CH: 72-74 mph. Thrown at fastball arm speed.  T1483, 1412 average rpm.


Strong physical build, athletic left-handed hitting outfielder; compact/strong lower half. Played centerfield and hit two-hole. Short compact swing, showed feel for the barrel and plate discipline. Went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles against Top Tier. Smart, aggressive base runner always looking to grab an extra base. Rangy actions on defense out in center field with premium arm strength for his age. Started on the mound for Hitters’ first game of the weekend. Long, loose arm action, quick arm speed, from an over-the-top slot. Easy, low effort involved; athletic/balanced finish. Used exclusively fastballs, sat in the 74-78 mph range throughout his three innings of work; touched 80 very early on.


As for Palkowski, he’s emerged as a follow for his athletic arm that sat in the 75-77 mph range throughout his three-plus innings, reaching 78 and an 80 very early in his start.


Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-foot-8, 145-pounds.
Defense: Flashed soft hands from outfield, fluid footwork, clean exchange, played through ball well. Showed natural instincts.
Arm: LH. OF - 78 mph. Short, loose arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, flashed plus carry for his age.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, smooth load. Flashes bat speed for age, potential line drive, gap-gap approach, found barrels.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60.
Delivery: Showed smooth rhythm, level shoulders, in line, landed square, athletic finish, able to repeat.
Arm Action: LH. High 3/4 arm angle, showed ability to have quick arm, short action, regular effort, tall/fall.
FB: T75, 73-75 mph. Flashed run and sink.
CH: 69-70 mph. Near fastball arm speed, similar sink.

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