Maxwell Kalk
Maxwell Kalk
Maxwell Kalk
Maxwell Kalk

CLASS OF 2023

C
1B

Maxwell
Kalk

Kimberly (HS) • WI
6-0 • 190LBS • L/R
Travel Team: GRB Academy

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3/13/22

Kalk showed a leaner, stronger 6-foot, 190-pound frame and ran a 7.02 to start his workout. He works from a tall and narrow setup in the left-handed batter’s box, with a soft upper and a rhythmic wiggle. Kalk strides short and swings a tight arc with a vertical entry. He generated a 92.8 mph max exit velocity and while showing clear feel for his bat path through the impact window. From the crouch, Kalk popped a 2.00 low with a 79 mph of arm to second during the defensive portion of the event.

6/29/21

Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-foot-0, 190-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Athletic, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, simple pre-pitch actions. Loose, repeatable swing, short, level bat path, rhythmic hitter, consistent hard contact with line drives.
Power: 89.49 max exit velocity, averaged 85.2 mph. 320’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws flash carry.
Defense: 2.08-2.14 pop times. Athletic setup behind plate, quick footwork, clean exchange/release.
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60. 

10/03/20

5-foot-11, 170-pound, well-proportioned, left-handed hitting catcher. Offensively, seemed to be on base all weekend long. Open setup, fluid rhythm, minimal load. Loose hands, pull-side tendencies. Athletic actions behind the plate, sure-handed, stays quiet. Clean and directional from out of the chute, arm played accurate and loose. Follow left-handed hitting 2023 who, despite being fairly new to catching, has transitioned well.

7/02/20

5-foot-11, 170-pound left-handed hitting catcher, strong athletic build. Advanced receiver, soft hands and confident actions behind the dish; 2.18 between innings. Left-handed hitter, hits leadoff and went 4-for-8 on the weekend with two doubles, two RBIs, and four runs scored. Gap-to-gap approach; can spray hard contact to all fields. 

6/18/20

Becoming a premium prospect in the state’s 2023 class; 5-foot-11, 170 pounds, premium athleticism in physical/wiry strong frame. Left-handed-hitting catcher with a loose, athletic swings, fast hands, works off an uphill path. Led off all weekend for CBT with a quiet confidence in the batter’s box and an excellent feel for the strike zone; selects pitches to jump on. His athleticism is on full display in the crouch; he caught three total baserunners attempting to steal second base through the tourney, with in-game pop times ranging from 2.10 to 2.25, advanced for his age. Soft, delicate hands that receive the baseball well in and around the zone, flexible lower half that helps him block balls in the dirt with agility. A high-follow in Wisconsin’s incoming sophomore class.

3/08/20

Positional Profile: C/INF; Strong follow athlete in the 2023 class.
Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pounds. Strong physical build, athletic frame and actions.
Hit: LHH. Wider setup, balanced and quiet pre pitch, short lift and replace stride, hands load back, slight bat wrap load. Above average bat speed, strong hands at contact, uphill plane, hits in rhythm. Creates consistent hard contact with strength and bat speed.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. INF - 81 mph. Short loose arm action, high 3/4 slot on infield, plays athletic from multiple slots when necessary, flashed carry. As a catcher, short and over-the-top arm action; throws flash carry.
Defense: 2.07-2.28 pop times. Infield actions are athletic and plays through the baseball, fluid footwork, profiles at third base on the infield. From behind the plate, deliberate, fluid, and efficient actions. Feet are fluid and direct to target, exchanges are consistently quick and clean.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

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