Walker Retz

CLASS OF 2021

RHP
OF

Walker
Retz

University of St. Thomas
Boyceville (HS) • WI
6-2 • 175LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Turn 2 Athletics / MN Icemen

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Fastball

88
Velocity (max)
7/02/20
85 - 87
Velo Range
7/02/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

75 - 77
Velo Range
7/02/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

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2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
88.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.8
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.0
PBR Badger State Battle
Jul 2, 2020
Pitching
88
Max FB
85 - 87
FB
75 - 77
SL
Badger State Battle
Jul 2, 2020
Pitching
88
Max FB
82 - 85
FB

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7/18/20

Walker Retz (Boyceville, 2021) is enjoying a tremendous summer and backed up one of the Badger State Battle's most impressive pitching performances with another great look here for Turn 2 Athletics at The Rock. It's been awhile since we've seen Retz at an event, but he's listed at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, and he wields long levers. His quick arm speed comes straight from an over-the-top slot, creating a steep tilt to home that's been tough to pick up in two live looks already this summer. In a lengthy outing against Great Lakes Academy, Retz sat 85-87 mph for virtually his entire start, mixing in a biting 75-77 mph slider that he's established real feel for. He was up to 88 mph earlier this month, and he's trending into one of the top uncommitted arms in the state.

7/02/20

One of the weekend's best performances landed this prospect on the '21 map. Retz dominated in a seven-inning lopsided no-hitter on Thursday. He struck out 17 batters on 93 pitches, having walked only one. He started the outing in the low-80s and the velocity just kept climbing, as he touched 88 mph a couple of times in the seventh and final frame. At one point, Retz K'd 13 batters in a row. The feel for three pitches, the stamina, and the overpowering outing have him as a need-to-know incoming senior in the state, and we're hoping to get another up-close look at him again this summer.

7/02/20

One of the weekend's best performances landed this prospect on the '21 map. Retz dominated in a seven-inning lopsided no-hitter on Thursday. He struck out 17 batters on 93 pitches, having walked only one. He started the outing in the low-80s and the velocity just kept climbing, as he touched 88 mph a couple of times in the seventh and final frame. At one point, Retz K'd 13 batters in a row. The feel for three pitches, the stamina, and the overpowering outing have him as a need-to-know incoming senior in the state, and we're hoping to get another up-close look at him again this summer.

7/10/19

In day two of action Retz batted in the two hole and played center field for Kards 15U vs. Milwaukee Angles 15u. Retz continues to show a good approach at the plate, smooth in all his actions both in the batter’s box and in the field. 2-3 on the day with a base hit up the middle and a line drive triple over the center fielders head.


6/25/19

Was a two-way guy for Kards 15U vs. Hitters White 2022. On the mound, Retz shows quick arm action, level shoulders, in line with target, lands with a closed toe, drop/drive type. Works from a high ¾ arm slot. Retz showed a fastball, slider combo. Fastball ranged from 76-78 mph, and touching 79mph. Slider was 66-70 mph showing 11/5 shape. Arm speed on slider stayed near fastball arm speed. At the plate Retz hits from a slightly open, balanced set up, small leg lift trigger, short stride. Presented a short, level bat path, with a line drive, gap-to-gap approach.

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