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Uncommitted Countdown: John Simmons


Jason Burton
Richmond Scouting Coordinator

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John Simmons

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Liberty Christian
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: South Charlotte Panthers 2023
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 183lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.01
60-yard
(10/25/20)
83
INF Velo
(06/23/20)
91
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
4.25
H-1st
(02/16/20)
Position
60-yard
7.01
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.22
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
83
Position
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
83
H-1st
4.25
Position
60-yard
7.46
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.42
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
79
Trackman - Hitting
90.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
79.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
136
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
272
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
79
Distance (avg)
136
Distance (max)
272
Hard Hit %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.8
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
20.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
71.6
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
69.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20.7
Bat Speed (max)
71.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.9
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

6/23/20

 

TPG West

Simmons is 5-11 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, showed a good approach working gap to gap, some strength at contact with gap power potential, exit velocity was 83. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with a wider base and above average hands, works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters slot, position velocity was 83. Ran a 7.22 60 yard dash.

 

2/16/20

 

Preseason All-State II

Simmons is 5-11 with a lankier athletic frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides in place, loads back into a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Keeps hands inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill line drive swing path, has a strong contact point with extension through the ball, exit velocity was 83. In the infield, rounds the ball and fields with above average hands. Clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, velocity was 81. Ran a 4.25 home to first.

 

6/25/19

 

Top Prospect Games West

Simmons is 5-10 with an athletic frame that has plenty of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from an athletic stance, short stride on line, short load back. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Keeps hands inside ball, short and quick to contact with strength at contact point and some extension through the ball. Slightly uphill swing path, line drive swing with some loft built in, showed ability to use the middle of the field but prefers to pull, exit velocity was 79. In the infield, rounds ball and fields with soft hands. Works through ball to a quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, infield velocity was 80. Ran a 7.42 60 yard dash.