Ian Merry
Ian Merry
Ian Merry
Ian Merry

CLASS OF 2022

C
OF

Ian
Merry

Sheboygan North (HS) • WI
5-11 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: CBT Wolfpack

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2022 National

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9/29/21

Merry is a strong right-handed hitter with above-average actions behind the plate, which is a noteworthy combination that should garner more next-level attention as he heads into his senior spring. He has a simple swing with natural pull-side lift that should make it easier for him to get to in-game. Merry’s strongest traits show best from the crouch, where he demonstrates a quick release out of the chute with carry to the second base bag. He popped a 2.20 to nab a baserunner attempting to steal second in-game.

3/06/21

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Physical, wide-shouldered frame; sturdy lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, smooth hand load, steady leg lift timing trigger, controlled posture through contact.  Strong hands, long and uphill bat path, gap-to-gap approach.
Power: 88.34 max exit velocity, averaged 80.48 mph. 295’ max distance. Flashed above-average raw power off the barrel.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short and loose arm action, elevated high 3/4 angle.
Defense: 2.09-2.15 pop times. Athletic actions behind the plate, lower half plays with some pre-pitch rhythm, feet stay in line to target, clean hand transfer. Firm wrists/forearms at gather, presents the ball well.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

8/17/20

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Strength in stout build.
Hit: RH. Tall setup, hands set out at shoulder height. Fluid weight-shift load back, slight bat wrap in load, leg kick stride to open landing. Long bat path to the zone and through it, off an incline. Good balance throughout.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. Short throws from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.15-2.26 pop times. Quiet receiver, showed soft hands during bullpens. Quick feet, efficient lower half actions. Works on target.
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60. 

3/08/20

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, narrow stance, big leg kick trigger. Gets into lower half and looks to lift contact aggressively.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Length to arm circle; short action from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.15-2.38 pop times. Controlled, fluid feet; low and flexible in crouch.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

6/19/19

Positional Profile: C 
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds. 
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, minimal load, leg lift stride. Level and long path to the baseball, hits in some rhythm.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: 2.25-2.47 pop times. Steady hands, clean exchanges, active feet.
Run: 7.89 runner in the 60. 

8/20/18

5-foot-9, 150-pound catcher. Right-handed hitter, balanced setup, short stride, minimal lower half. Path is level, 71 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm action is firm from a ¾ slot, 62 mph out of the crouch. 2.55-2.72 pop times. 8.33 runner in the 60.

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