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Justin Richards

Justin Richards C/OF

  • Hanover Twp., PA
  • Hanover Area High School
  • Travel Team: Northeast Expos
  • Grad 2022
  • Ht 5'9''
  • Wt 180 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 75 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.53 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.82 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.56 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.53 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.89 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 5.12 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 5.20 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'9'' Broad Jump
  • 6'0'' Lateral Jump (L)
  • 5'9'' Lateral Jump (R)
  • 126 psi Grip (L)
  • 124 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 75 mph mph Velocity
  • 45 Arm Grade

Position - OF

  • 42 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 50 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 50 Power Grade (R)
  • 89 mph mph Exit Velocity

Catching

  • 50 Receiving Grade
  • 45 Blocking Grade
  • 2.2 sec Release Time

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • CPosition Projection

09/04/2020 - HS All-Region Tournament Justin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.20 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach.

02/22/2020 - Baseball Factory Mid-Atlantic Pitching/Catching Training - Columbia, MD (Ages 14-18) Justin showed lots of improvement since we last saw him. Behind the plate, he showed good lateral movement, strong yet relaxed hands in receiving, all from a quiet and athletic stance. At the plate, he shows excellent bat speed with great rhythm. In addition, he shows the ability to use the entire field with a smooth overall swing. Richards is a talented player that continues to get better and better. It will be fun to watch him advance.

12/29/2019 - College PREP - Swarthmore (Philadelphia), PA Justin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.25. He gets rid of the baseball through a quick transfer/exchange with accuracy on his throws. Hands are soft/sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down sooner. In the OF, he takes proper routes/angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls but needs to play through more with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, hitting/power potential are now outstanding through an open setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work to and through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields and has strength in his swing with gap-to-gap pop.

06/22/2019 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Justin continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a bright future on the diamond. Behind the plate, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.43. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft/sure and he sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work to and through a level swing path. He works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. Mental makeup is a plus as he is a team player, coachable, and plays the game hard.

07/18/2017 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 12-14) Justin is an athletic built C/OF who will graduate in 2022. He showed an advanced approach at the plate showing the ability to drive balls to the gaps. He starts from a simple, square setup and then proceeds to explode his lower half which allows him to drive the baseball. His hands stay in the zone for a long time allowing him to cover the strike zone. Justin displayed power to left field. In the OF, he attacked balls aggressively and showed range to get to balls in the gaps. Increasing arm strength will help Justin in the OF. Behind the plate, Justin blocks balls in the dirt and keeps them in front, while also showing sure hands receiving pitches. He showed a short exchange on his throws to bases. With continued reps and added strength, Justin is a talented player to watch who displays great work habits on the field.

05/27/2017 - Little League® Experience

30 yard dash:
Velocity:

Hitting

Fundamentals:
Above Average for Age
Balance:
Above Average for Age
Swing Path:
Above Average for Age
Contact:
Above Average for Age
Setup
Biggest Strength
  • Shows an athletic setup
  • Is balanced in setup
  • Displays a square setup
  • Displays an open setup
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Load/Rhythm
Biggest Strength
  • Works back into a loaded position
  • Has smooth rhythm
  • Has fluid action
  • Loads on-time
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Path
Biggest Strength
  • Swing is short to the zone
  • Swing path is level
  • Creates extension through contact
  • Swing is direct to the zone
  • Swing is quick to the zone
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Lower 1/2
Biggest Strength
  • Swings against a firm front side
  • Explodes with lower half
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Contact
Biggest Strength
  • Creates hard contact
  • Creates consistent contact
  • Hits line drives
  • Has power off the barrel
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time

Outfielder

Fundamentals:
Arm:
Footwork:
Athleticism:
Footwork
Biggest Strength
  • Has efficient footwork
  • Takes good angles around ground ball
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to develop quicker footwork
  • Needs to be more aggressive
Hands
Biggest Strength
  • Is sure handed
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to trust hands
  • Needs to use two hands
  • Needs to quicken exchange
  • Needs to soften up hands
Fielding Pos.
Biggest Strength
  • Gets into an athletic fielding position
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to get into a lower fielding position
  • Needs to get square to the ground ball
  • Needs to develop better routes & angles to the flyball
Arm
Biggest Strength
  • Has a loose arm action
  • Arm is quick
  • Arm action is short
  • Throws are accurate to target
  • Has a strong arm
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Range
Biggest Strength
    See Areas for Improvement
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to develop lateral range
  • Needs to develop footwork

Catching

Fundamentals:
Arm:
Footwork:
Athleticism:
Setup
Biggest Strength
  • Displays an athletic setup
  • Displays a low setup
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Arm
Biggest Strength
  • Arm action is loose
  • Arm action is quick
  • Arm action is short
  • Makes accurate throws
  • Has a strong arm
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time
Footwork
Biggest Strength
  • Is efficient with footwork
  • Takes good angles around pitches in the dirt
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to develop quicker footwork
  • Needs to be more aggressive
Block
Biggest Strength
    See Areas for Improvement
Areas for Improvement
  • Needs to develop blocking technique
Other Comments
Biggest Strength
  • Hustles at all times
Areas for Improvement
    Nothing recommended at this time

Profile

Justin Richards Hanover Twp., PA info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position C
Grad Year 2022 Secondary Position OF
High School Hanover Area High School Bats Right
Height 5'9'' Throws Right
Weight 180 LBS Arm 75 mph
60 YD 7.53

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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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