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Higen Hatayama

Higen Hatayama 1B/2B

  • Hilo, HI
  • Hilo High School
  • Travel Team: Old Skool Baseball
  • Commitment: Sierra College
  • Grad 2022
  • Ht 5'10''
  • Wt 175 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 80 mph
  • 60 Yd 6.86 Sec
  • Class 4

Running

  • 1.65 sec 10 Yds
  • 4.64 sec 40 Yds
  • 6.86 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.55 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.78 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.45 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'8'' Broad Jump
  • 7'2'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 7'4'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 123 psi Grip (L)
  • 115 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 80 mph mph Velocity
  • 45 Arm Grade

Position - 1B

  • 48 Fielding Grade

Position - 2B

  • 48 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 52 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 55 Power Grade (R)
  • 91 mph mph Exit Velocity

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • 4Class Rating
  • 1BPosition Projection

09/16/2021 - Pathway AZ Upperclass - 18U Higen is a coachable 1B prospect who showcased his skills during the Pathway tournament. In the field, Higen takes a good prep step and makes the routine plays. His exchange is clean and he makes strong/accurate throws to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance with comfortable hands. He gets hands activated on time and remains centered in his lower half. He works through a level swing and sprays the ball to all fields. Overall, Higen is a solid prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.

08/15/2021 - All-In Membership - Honolulu, HI Higen is a 1B/2B prospect who will graduate in 2022. Medium frame athletic build and room to add throughout. In the field, he starts with quick feet and a good prep step. He works to center the baseball and create fielding angles. Showed good lateral range to both the glove side and backhand side. Fields out front with a clean transfer. Accurate/on-line throws from multiple arm slots, with a quick release, and an arm velocity of 77mph to second base. Showed good bag awareness. At the plate, this right-handed hitter starts with an athletic and square stance. Short stride and small hand load, with intent in swing, and has a high finish. A flat barrel path enabled him to hit hard line drives into both gaps with a bat exit velocity of 81mph during BP. With another year of development, we see Higen having opportunities to play at the next level.

07/12/2021 - All-In Membership - San Bernardino, CA Higen is a 2B/1B prospect who will graduate in 2022. Medium frame athletic build and strength present and room to fill throughout. Ran a 6.86 60-yard dash. At 2B, he shows good rhythm to his actions and a good pre-pitch routine. Creates good fielding angles and ability to play behind/through the ball. Throws from a 3/4 arm slot, gets rid of the ball, and throws to first base at 80mph. Showed good touch on his DP feeds and DP pivots. At 1B, he starts with efficient feet and good actions. Creates good fielding angles and showed ability to pick out hops. Short arm action into a 3/4 release point with accurate/on-line throws to second base at 80mph. Showed good feet around the bag. A right-handed hitter, starts with a tall and square stance. Connected swing, with good rotation, who gets good extension through contact. Good bat angle with ability to backspin balls into both gaps. Also showed power to the pull side with a recorded bat exit velocity of 91mph. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having a bright future on the baseball diamond.

Profile

Higen Hatayama Hilo, HI info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 1B
Grad Year 2022 Secondary Position 2B
High School Hilo High School Bats Right
Height 5'10'' Throws Right
Weight 175 LBS Arm 80 mph
60 YD 6.86

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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