Tucker Bougie
Tucker Bougie

CLASS OF 2021

RHP
3B

Tucker
Bougie

California
Tamalpais (HS) • CA
6-3 • 200LBS • L/R
Travel Team: California Warriors
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Pitching

Fastball

90
Velocity (max)
2/27/20
87.7 - 89.4
Velo Range
6/28/20
2183
Spin Rate (avg)
6/28/20

Changeup

79 - 81
Velo Range
6/28/20
1378
Spin Rate (avg)
6/28/20

Curveball

74 - 75
Velo Range
6/16/20
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

76 - 78
Velo Range
6/16/20
2398
Spin Rate (avg)
6/28/20
Power
101.3
Exit Velocity (max)
6/28/20
-
Exit Velocity (avg)
-
Distance (max)
-
Sweet Spot %
Run
7.09
60-yard
6/28/20
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
87
INF Velo
6/28/20
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time

Positional Tools

2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.09
Infield Velocity
87.0
Power / Speed Score
14.3
60 Yard Dash
7.51
Infield Velocity
85.0
Power / Speed Score
12.3
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 28, 2020
Position
7.09
60-yard
87
INF Velo
101
Exit Velo
Northern California Underclass I.D.
May 27, 2019
Position
7.51
60-yard
85
INF Velo
92
Exit Velo

Hitting

2020
Exit Velocity Max
101.3
Exit Velocity Avg
89.4
Distance Max
330
Distance Avg
229
Launch Angle Avg
15.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 28, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
101.3
Exit Velocity (max)
89.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
229
Distance (avg)
330
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

Pitching

2020
Fastball
Velocity Max
89.6
Fastball
Velocity Avg
88.6
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2183
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.6
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
80.9
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1378
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.8
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2398
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 28, 2020
Trackman - Fastball
89.6
Velocity (max)
87.7 - 89.4
Velo Range
86.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,265
Spin Rate (max)
2,183
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
77.8
Velocity (max)
75.8 - 77.8
Velo Range
73.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,481
Spin Rate (max)
2,398
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.9
Velocity (max)
78.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,378
Spin Rate (max)
1,378
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2020
2019
Fastball
Velocity Max
90.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
88.0
Curveball
Velocity Avg
72.5
Changeup
Velocity Avg
79.2
Slider
Velocity Avg
76.5
Fastball
Velocity Max
84.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
83.5
Curveball
Velocity Avg
68.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
76.0
Slider
Velocity Avg
71.5
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY)
Jun 28, 2020
Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
79 - 81
CH
76 - 78
SL
Scrimmage
Jun 16, 2020
Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
74 - 75
CB
78 - 79
CH
76 - 78
SL
2/27/20
Feb 27, 2020
Pitching
90
Max FB
87 - 89
FB
70 - 71
CB
75 - 76
SL
Northern California Underclass I.D.
May 27, 2019
Pitching
84
Max FB
83 - 84
FB
67 - 69
CB
75 - 77
CH
71 - 72
SL

Game Performance

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Comments

6/28/20

Norcal ProCase - Pitching

Body: 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Large frame RHPs (and LHH) generally get attention from the pro game.

Delivery: Nothing complicated, small step, hip turn, knee lift about to the waist, hands working in rhythm w/feet. Strong over the rubber, gets separated on time. Powerful stride that opens slightly at foot strike. High-3/4 slot, loose easy and strong arm, finishes w/extension through deceleration. Very repeatable.

FB: Sat 87-90 mph - 2183 avg spin rate - 13.2 avg IVB - 7.4 avg horizontal movement (HM) - Nothing really jumps off the page with his fastball metrics. Seeing how the ball comes out, how easy his effort level is, how the ball plays through the zone, all is better digested with the eyes vs simply looking at the metrics. Look at the high end (max) of the metrics and we start to see where his ceiling can go... 2265 spin, 15.9 IVB, 10.7 HM. I think its a fair projection to put a future 50 grade on his FB and if a scout really likes him, 55. The challenge is that he's not handled a full HS season load as a starting pitcher to see how his stuff holds up in the 4th/5th innings, etc. 

SL: 76-78 mph - 2398 avg spin rate (2481 max) - -8.6 HM (that is the break to his glove side) - As per TrackMan data from the 2019 season, average MLB slider spin rate was 2414, so he's already right there and occasionally above. He throws it with feel, it's got some depth but there can be more depth developed. His extension of the slider was 4.32 vs 5.37 on the FB, meaning, not as close to the plate. However, his slider can be graded as a future plus pitch, which in turn, helps his FB play up.

CHG: 78-81 mph - 1378 spin rate - 2.5 HM - 5.16 extension - 11.2 IVB - The significant decrease in spin on his CHG vs the FB is significant. Its an indication of the type of late fade in the zone that can get swings and misses and/or soft contact. The lower the spin on the CHG, the more fade/drop of the pitch, i.e. the 'heavier' that pitch is. His usage of this pitch isn't likely to be high in HS as he can dominate HS hitters with his FB and SL. But its very useful to know that he has this pitch and has feel of it and will use it on occasion.

Pitching Summary: He punched out 3 of the 4 batters he faced and finished the hitters using each of his three pitches. That obviously speaks to his pitchability and usability of his repertoire. The slider K was looking, the change-up K was swinging and the fastball K was swinging on a heater up in the zone. He has a full repertoire, he's a strike thrower, he's got the body type and delivery that should hold up. Again, the only questions really can be, can he pitch deep into games and hold his stuff and what's the ceiling on the fastball. Both are questions that likely get answered in college.


6/28/20

Norcal ProCase - Position Player

Hit: LH - What we've seen in games is a RBI-getter, a hitter with feel for how he's being pitched, a timing oriented hitter with a good process, a good situational hitter. All of those are obviously valuable traits. What I'd not really felt or seen in games was the type of damage potential hitter that his size and LHH profile bring to mind. Now having Blast info, what my eyes saw sync up with the numbers. It's his hand speed that was somewhat lacking and why timing had to be on point for him (needed for every hitter, no doubt, but more so for hitters with lesser hand speed). His avg hand speed was 19.08 (desired range for pro level is 23-29). He DOES accelerate the bat into the zone well, reflected by 15.79 (g) rotational acceleration (high of 18), and on plane efficiency of 86%, a very high number. So ya, the hand speed isn't great... but he's got other talents to overcome that.

Power: 101 EV (avg 89 mph) in the BP round using wood and that's a good number. Fly ball % was 41.2%, line drive% 17.6%. Max bat speed got up to 70.9, which is a good number, right in the ideal range for MLB according to Blast (66-78) though the average was on the low end (66.83). To be able to generate his power, it's the rotational acceleration, combined with his strength, being consistently on plane, and sequencing at impact. That's a lot to coordinate and make work to produce usable power. He's got it in there, clearly, but will it be usable vs major D1 pitching and beyond? We will have the answer in a few years.

Field: He's shown the arm strength to play 3rd base but the first step, lateral range, and agility are attributes that don't play as well for him at 3rd base as they would at 1st base. That assessment comes from a couple of viewings of him in HS games at 3rd base. Sure, he looks fully capable of making the plays in his range/area and teams both in college and pro ball are clearly good at positioning their defenders. However, projecting him as a position player in college, 1st base sure looks a lot more likely.

Arm: 3B mph - 87 - Clearly a strength of his and the arm strength will continue to improve. This is not an issue for him as a potential 3rd baseman and would be a plus tool as a 1st baseman.

Run: 7.09 - This number stood out as quite good given that he's 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Some MLB teams have made 7.00 in the 60 an average time and 4.3 down the line as a LHH as average. Bougie isn't likely to improve that number much as he ages, gets bigger, but he's not a hindrance in regard to foot speed.

Overall Summary: The breakdowns above pretty much lay out what this summary is. COULD he develop into an offensive player beyond HS and the college level? Yes. Given the defensive profile very well could be at 1st base, then the hit/power grades have to be quite high, as that position is first and foremost about producing runs. He has tools to drive in runs, he has an approach that appears to be sound and understands who he is as a hitter, those are great attributes. The likelihood of Bougie being an offensive player vs being a pitcher, beyond the college level, seems higher on the pitching side, from this perspective.
6/16/20

Scrimmage - Cal commit - Showed talents/tools both on mound and at plate. Impressive on mound after being out of competition for so long, FB sat 88-89, T90, located SL well, mixed in a couple of fading change-ups. The delivery, body, arm action all are present for him to take a big leap before the 2021 draft. Headed to Cal as a two-way player and stroked a few knocks, using all fields. Kept on a line-drive plane, showed good timing and readiness to hit in positive counts. Next look will be at the ProCase

2/27/20

at Montgomery HS - Cal commit; Long athletic body with ample room to continue to add size and strength on 6-foot-3, 195-pound frame. One of the better pitching prospects in the 2021 class in the region. Worked the final inning of this one (6-3, K, F9). Rhythmic delivery, works in line to plate, 3/4-ish release with at times quality extension. Powers backside through well and when plant foot doesn't spin off line he displayed better control and life on the fastball. Loose arm works easily on the backside with slight stab a bit below the waist. Raw stuff looks poised to make a jump, worked steady 88-89, with T90. Lots of life on the fastball with room to improve the control. When front side mechanics were good he got considerable tilt and late life on the fastball. Showed by curvevall (70 mph) and slider (75 mph), with the slider showing big wide break and some depth. Lots of projectability for this junior right-hander and he looks well on his way to being in the mix for the 2021 draft. Does also play 3B when not on the mound and hits (LHH) in the middle of the line-up, displayed good two-strike adjustments and knack for driving in runs, with 4 RBI in this one. There is some bat talent that can play at the college level though the range and overall defensive profile would likely have to shift him over to 1st base.

5/27/19

NCA Underclass ID - (RHP) - Long, lanky frame with projectable space for more strength. Tall on mound with down/up glove getting back to midchest as quick knee tucks and gains ground; shows some control of the front leg with flexed front foot having toe up. Stays inline down the hill controlling his hips; can lose heel connection with the mound before finishing over bent front knee. Small glove tap before quick arm swing to H-3/4 release; quick arm that has some strength. FB 83-84 down to bottom part of zone and used on both sides of the plate. CB 67-69 with 11/5-to-11/6 shape showing tight spin and some depth. SLD 71-72 flatter with more cut following similar shape as CB. Arm will slow down on breaking balls, but the build, stuff and profile point to more growth in the near future. Chance to be a very good two-way player.

(3B) - Large, physical build that is prototypical for position with length and space for more weight as he matures. Longer stride moving well for his size with good speed underway (7.51 60 yd). Slightly opened stance, tall with even high hands and relaxed elbows. Loose wrists/hands having some pre-pitch rhythm wiggle before pulling knob into back shoulder; very quiet swing landing with balance and showing athleticism. Very quick barrel is compact using very quick turns on level path driving through the ball with high finish; balls had carry through the middle with ability to spray the ball to all parts of the field on consistent hard contact (92 EV). Loose and athletic hips with strong footwork moving easily as he works through the ball; smooth glove work able to stay under the baseball feeding to the throwing arm. Quick, compact arm that is loose with high release able to make every throw needed (85 MPH) as balls had extra carry to the bag. Very projectable build with very impressive swing that still has space to keep growing; if it all comes together would be a very high ceiling.

2/19/19

2/19/19 - vs Rancho Cotate - Uncommitted as of this posting, 6-foot-2, 186-pounds, He's got the type of body that will always draw attention, long and athletic, with ample room to continue to fill out. Went 0-3 in the game but a batting line for a given game doesn't tell a scouting story, it just gives results. Starts with a wide base in his set-up and there are some moving parts that can make timing difficult. Takes a big stride (even out of the box on occasion) and while that is happening, his hands were moving to his launch position, which had him frequently late even though the pitcher was throwing in the low-mid 70s. Mechanical things can be tweaked/worked out. The bat speed and strength should continue to evolve and allow him to develop power as he physically matures. On a 4-3 put out he ran 4.59. Best struck ball was a deep F9 which saw the RF rob him with a diving catch. As he rounded second he looked back to see the catch and doffed his cap to the RF in appreciation f the catch. Classy move by a young player. Defensively he made some short hop picks between innings that showed some soft hands though his initial footwork set-up needs to improve. Balls thrown to his right were a struggle for him to receive well as his feet got crossed up.

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