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Darren Melville

Darren Melville 3B/RHP

  • Bothell, WA
  • Henry M Jackson High School
  • Travel Team: Seattle Tides 18u Showcase
  • Grad 2021
  • Ht 6'0"
  • Wt 185 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 80 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.34 Sec
  • Class 4

Running

  • 1.77 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.22 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.34 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.59 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.64 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.75 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'1'' Broad Jump
  • 6'11'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 7'0'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 138 psi Grip (L)
  • 136 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 80 mph mph Velocity
  • 52 Arm Grade

Position - 3B

  • 52 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 50 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 52 Power Grade (R)
  • 84 mph mph Exit Velocity

Pitching

  • High 3/4 Arm Angle
  • 48 Arm Action Grade
  • 45 Control Grade
  • 45 Delivery Grade
  • 76 – 79 mph FASTBALL
  • 38 FB Grade
  • 63 – 67 mph CURVEBALL
  • 52 CB Grade
  • 69 – 70 mph CHANGEUP
  • 45 CH Grade

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • 4Class Rating
  • 3B/RHPPosition Projection

01/17/2020 - 2020 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament Darren is a 3B/RHP who has a bright future on the diamond. At the plate, he has strong/centered balance with fluid rhythm to load. Hands are quick (exit velocity 84 mph). At 3B, he has plus lateral range, working from the ground-up with smooth actions. Transfer is quick as he fires strong throws (80 mph velocity) zipping across the diamond. On the mound, this righty has a 3 pitch arsenal in which to keep hitters guessing. FB shows a range of 74-76 mph. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on with arm side run. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.

06/16/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Tacoma, WA Darren is a strong 3B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At 3B, Darren shows efficient footwork and attacks the ball aggressively. He gets into a square position and fields the ball with a firm glove. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistent to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and hits against a strong front side. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed, leading to solid contact and gap to gap power. On the mound, Darren gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Darren shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 79mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 63-67mph with sharp 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 69-70mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Darren is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.

10/24/2018 - Under Armour SoCal Classic, powered by Baseball Factory's Team One Darren is a coachable 3B/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the SoCal Classic. In the field, Darren takes good angles to the ball and fields with his hands out in front of his body. He throws from a 3/4 angle and keeps his throws consistently on-line to his target. Darren can improve defensively by making a quicker exchange. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and is smooth getting into his load. He hits from a strong front side and makes solid contact. Taking a level swing to the ball can help Darren improve as a hitter. On the mound, Darren gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He stays inline towards the plate and is controlled in his landing. Darren shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 69mph. Breaking ball sits from 56-58mph with 10-4 break. Changeup sits from 55-59mph with sinking action. Darren can improve as a pitcher by loosening his arm action. With three more years to develop, Darren has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.

Profile

Darren Melville Bothell, WA info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 3B
Grad Year 2021 Secondary Position RHP
High School Henry M Jackson High School Bats Right
Height 6'0" Throws Right
Weight 185 LBS Arm 80 mph
60 YD 7.34

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "PRESENT" abilities (what he can do today), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year. However, for High School players we use only grades 20-70 (grades 10-18 do not apply), while for Middle School players we use only grades 10-52 (grades 55-70 do not apply).

Grade Middle School (Ages 11-13) Description High School (Ages 14-18) Description 10 Yard Dash (seconds) 40 Yard Dash (seconds) 60 Yard Dash (seconds) Home-1B LHH (seconds) Home-1B RHH (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [LEFT] (seconds) 5-10-5Shuttle [RIGHT] (seconds) Broad Jump (inches) Lateral Broad [LEFT] (inches) Lateral Broad [RIGHT] (inches) Grip Strength [LEFT] (psi) Grip Strength [RIGHT] (psi) FB & Raw Velocity (mph) Bat Exit Velocity (mph) Catcher Release (seconds)
10 Poor -----N/A----- 2.50+ 7.50+ 10.50+ 6.70+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 6.80+ 35- 35- 35- 30- 30- 40- 30- 3.70+
12 Well Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.40 7.40 10.00 6.40 6.50 6.60 6.60 40 38 38 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 42 42 40 40 45 38 3.25
18 Below Avg -----N/A----- 2.30 7.20 9.50 6.00 6.10 6.20 6.20 50 46 46 45 45 48 40 3.15
20   Poor 2.25 7.00 9.25 5.90 6.00 6.00 6.00 55 50 50 50 50 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 54 54 55 55 54 50 3.00
25   Well Below Avg 2.10 6.25 8.75 5.70 5.80 5.75 5.75 64 58 58 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 62 62 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 64 64 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 68 68 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 72 72 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 74 74 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 76 76 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 80 80 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 84 84 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 88 88 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 92 92 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 96 96 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 100 100 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 104 104 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 106 106 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 108 108 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 110 110 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 112 112 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 115+ 115+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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