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E.J. LaValle
MASSACHUSETTS
SS
HS Grad Year:
B / T:
Organization:
2026
R / R
Route 2 Baseball Club
Blue Sox
Player Email
The Scout Hub email- info@thescouthub.com
TSH Pro Scout Hitter Report
Evaluation Date:
3/21/2021
Evaluated by:
Todd Blyleven- 40+yes MLB experience. Former Pro Player, Coach & MLB Scout- signed All-Star Troy Tulowitzki
Overall Grade
6.69
*Copyright © 2020 The Scout Hub™. All Rights Reserved. All evaluations graded based on athlete age and compared to average player in athlete's age group.
Mechanics Section
Category
Scout's Grade
Scout's Comments
Category Descriptions
Stance & Load in Swing
PLUS
Nice balanced stance. Head centered. Hands in good position. PLus load getting back into back leg with good sequencing of back shoulder scap pinch. Knob of bat and barrel are positioned at good angle here. Front foot high lift seems balanced.
"Stance" describes the starting position of the hitter's feet, hands, bat,body and balance. "Loading" involves shifting body weight towards the back leg for power and quickness. The loading of the hands should be small, quiet and diagonally upward creating rhythm and proper timing. The barrel of the bat MUST be controlled.
Stride, Direction & Stay Back
EXCELLENT
Plus direction and stride with keeping front shoulder closed and down ready to attack ball. Be careful not to let the body lunge or shift weight to forward as front foot sets down as this may cause a lunge and throw your whole swing off. Maintain your weight over your centerline as front foot sets down. Good job here.
"Stride" describes the movement and distance of the front foot stepping forward. Sometimes involving an inward kick, it creates the timing of the swing. The hitter should "Stay Back" with their weight and balance slightly on the back leg.
Staying Back at Contact
EXCELLENT
Excellent job here and keeping weight over your back side at impact. You are setting yourself up to have plus power and good launch angle capability in your swing. (Last one had too much lift lol) Try to always be around that 18-22 degree launch angle as this will promote good back spin and allow to lift on ballas meant to be hit out of the park and keep you hitting line drives on those lower pitches in the strike zone. Great work here.
The hitter should "Stay Back" with their weight and balance slightly on the back leg. The more a hitter's weight can stay balanced at contact, the better the chance of producing a powerful hit.
Swing Path, Contact & Finish
EXCELLENT
Good quick knob to ball approach with the swing with plus barrel path and plate coverage. This gives you a great chance to hit the pitch away. Great finish with barrel getting full extension and chest lift at end. Be sure again to maintain that good backside posture/staying back at impact and not get too far on your front side or too far back on your backside trying to hit every ball out. Solid line drive swing with 18-22 degree lift keeps you at All-Star status. Great work here.
The "Swing Path" is how the bat moves through the strike zone. There should be a level or flat lifting path as the barrel of the bat enters the back of the zone and explodes to contacting the ball. The path needs to be more linear than rotational in this phase allowing for more plate coverage and opportunity to hit the ball.
Swing Aggressiveness
PLUS
I really like this swing and like the power you are trying to create. Maintain this level of aggressiveness as you evolve as a hitter. Great work here.
An aggressive hitter swings hard every time, attacks the pitch, and is fun to watch. A hitter who swings tentatively to avoid missing the pitch will create bad habits.
Analytics Section
Sensor Provider:
Category
Metric
Category Descriptions
Bat Exit Velocity
(powered by Pocket Radar)
Exit velocity is measured using a radar gun and is the only direct measure of the power behind a hit. Studies have shown that for every extra one mile-per-hour added to exit velocity, the ball will travel an estimated four to six feet further, depending on its trajectory and launch angle.
Launch Angle
Launch Angle represents the vertical angle at which the ball leaves a player's bat after being struck. Average Launch Angle (aLA) is calculated by dividing the sum of all Launch Angles by all Batted Ball Events. If you have a good Attack Angle when hitting the ball and a good finish in your swing, your Launch Angle will generally be good too.
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Distance in Zone
Distance In The Zone measures the length of the hitting zone along a line toward the pitcher. It is determined by the region ‘swept’ by the bat. A longer hitting zone means a greater opportunity for the bat to make contact with the ball and gives the batter an opportunity to put the ball in fair territory.
Barrel Speed
The maximum speed of the bat’s barrel during your swing, at a point 20% from the tip of the bat. Max Barrel Speed greatly affects both the distance and speed at which the ball travels after impact. Faster barrel speed leads to more hard hit balls and a higher ball exit velocity.
 
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Grade Key
Grade Key
Grade Definitions
8

DI/All-American/Pro Standout. Your swing is OUTSTANDING and now it's all about the fine tuning and staying consistent throughout your baseball journey. Work hard to keep what you have! Great swing here!

7

DI/All-American/Pro Player. Excellent job here. You're on your way to OUTSTANDING. The main goal when working on your game is to have "PLUS" mechanics and not only did you accomplish that goal, but you have surpassed it. Now reach for the Gold, and keep working hard on your game to achieve ultimate greatness in achieving all "8's", a Perfect Score!

6

DI/All-American/Pro Potential. In the MLB Scouting world, we call this "Above Average" or a "Plus" swing. Nice job in putting a very nice-looking swing together here. There are obviously always things you can do to improve, so pay attention to the scouts comments and your coaches to help your swing advance. Great job here!

5

High School Player/College Potential. Very nice-looking swing. It's good to know as a player that you have a nice AVERAGE swing, but there are pieces here in your swing that can improve, so work hard and focus on the areas of your swing here that have been identified that are not well above average (6+). Study the scouts comments, work with your coaches and work hard. You can do this!

4

Middle School, High School Player. You have some really good qualities in your swing, and then there are areas that you need to improve in so pay attention to the scouts comments and what your coaches are working on with you, and go out and practice what you are being taught. We know you can improve here from BELOW AVERAGE with hard work, and believe you can achieve anything!

3

Middle School Recreational/JV,Freshman High School Player. Looks like there are some good things happening and there are categories in your swing we need to improve on to help you be the hitter you want to be. Take one category of your swing at a time, pay attention to the scouts comments and your coaches and go out and practice hard for a few days on that "one" piece of your swing. Then move on to the next category and do the same thing. Don't get caught up in working on multiple areas in one batting practice session. Move down your list in your scouting report here and practice-practice-practice. Your hard work will pay off!

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2

Recreational Player. So, we have some work to do here and begin your journey to get better. The best way to get better in anything you do in life is to understand what you need to work on and accept that you need to work hard to get better. So, let’s get better. Take it one category at a time and go out and practice that one part of your swing one category or part at a time until you feel like you've mastered it. Rome wasn't built in a day, so realize that your swing will not just magically be great overnight. Takes time and practice to perfect it. We believe in you and want you to believe in yourself. You can do this!

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Every athlete wants to have "PLUS" mechanics. It's why we hit off the Tee, throw our Bullpens and practice to be great. If our mechanics are not good or just average, it becomes more difficult to achieve our own Greatness.

 

"GO FOR THE 6" pushes every athlete to train hard to achieve "PLUS" mechanics. ("Plus" in the Scouting world equals the number "6"

Professional Grade Scale ranges from a eight (8) to a two (2) with 8 being Outstanding, 5 being Average, and 2 being Poor. A player's goal should be to have 6 or higher grades on their mechanics and overall game.

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