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Kipp Thornton

Kipp Thornton 3B/SS

  • Midland, NC
  • Central Cabarrus
  • Travel Team: Concord Post 51 Jr
  • Grad 2021
  • Ht 6'2''
  • Wt 205 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 74 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.60 Sec
  • Class
See our Tool Grade Scale


  • 1.75sec10 Yds
  • 5.45sec40 Yds
  • 7.60sec60 Yds
  • 5.01secH > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.57secShuttle (L)
  • 4.66secShuttle (R)


  • 7'2''Broad Jump
  • Lateral Jump (L)
  • Lateral Jump (R)
  • 121psiGrip (L)
  • 127psiGrip (R)


  • 74 mphmphVelocity
  • 42Arm Grade

Position - 3B

  • 45Fielding Grade

Position - SS

  • 45Fielding Grade


  • 48Hitting Grade (R)
  • 50Power Grade (R)
  • 87 mphmphExit Velocity


Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • 3BPosition Projection

03/24/2019 - College PREP - Greenville, SC Kipp is a tall 3B prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At 3B, Kipp shows active footwork and takes good angles to the ball. He gets into a square position and fields with a firm glove. He makes a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate to his target. Kipp can improve defensively by long tossing to build up his arm strength. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and gets back into his load. He drives through with his lower half and sprays the ball to all fields. Getting into his load sooner can help Kipp improve as a hitter. With two more years to develop, Kipp has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.

09/30/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Raleigh, NC Kipp continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and he has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he has improved the most, now displaying well above average hitting abilities with outstanding power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, showing gap-to-gap pop. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At 3B, he displays proper footwork but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is soft / sure as he makes the plays. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy on his throws with arm strength improving as he gets on a long toss program. With 3 years to further develop, Kipp will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities as he continues to progress his game.

08/01/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18) Kipp is a coachable 3B/SS prospect who showed to be a real team player during his time at the National World Series at Pirate City. In the field, Kipp shows efficient footwork and makes the routine plays. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistent to his target. Kipp can improve defensively by getting into a more athletic fielding position. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He works to barrel up the baseball and drives it to all fields. Kipp can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With three more years to develop, Kipp has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.

03/18/2018 - College PREP - Kannapolis (Charlotte), NC Kipp is a tall and strong 2021 SS prospect. At SS, Kipp has a quick first step and is aggressive to the ball. He makes clean and accurate throws across the diamond as well. Continuing to present a low/early glove will allow him to be in a consistent position to field. At the plate, Kipp starts in a squared stance and loads his hands back into the drive position. He attacks the ball with his lower half and stays balanced through contact. Kipp will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.


Kipp Thornton Midland, NC 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 3B
Grad Year 2021 Secondary Position SS
High School Central Cabarrus Bats Right
Height 6'2'' Throws Right
Weight 205 LBS Arm 74 mph
60 YD 7.60

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).

GradeMiddle School (Ages 11-13) DescriptionHigh School (Ages 14-18) Description10 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)
12Well Below Avg-----N/A-----2.407.4010.006.406.506.606.60403838353542353.50
15 -----N/A-----2.357.309.756.106.206.406.40454242404045383.25
18Below Avg-----N/A-----2.307.209.506.
20 Poor2.
22Near Avg 2.156.509.005.805.905.855.85605454555554503.00
25 Well Below Avg2.106.258.755.705.805.755.75645858606058552.90
28MS Average
30 Below Avg2.005.958.255.405.505.255.25746464707063622.70
32Solid Avg 1.955.808.005.205.305.105.10786868808067652.60
35 Near Avg1.905.657.754.905.005.005.00827272909071702.50
38Above Avg 1.885.457.504.804.904.954.9586747410010075752.40
40 HS Average1.855.257.404.704.804.904.9093767611011279802.25
42Well Above Avg 1.825.207.304.604.704.804.8098808011511581822.15
45 Solid Avg1.805.187.204.504.604.704.70103848411811883842.10
48Excellent 1.785.167.104.454.554.604.60108888812012085862.05
50 Above Avg1.765.147.054.404.504.504.50113929212512586882.00
52Outstanding 1.745.127.004.354.454.404.40118969612812887901.98
55-----N/A-----Well Above Avg1.725.106.954.304.404.304.3012310010013013088921.95
58-----N/A----- 1.705.056.904.254.354.254.2512810410413513589941.93
62-----N/A----- 1.664.956.804.
68-----N/A----- 1.624.856.604.
Please Note: We only use information gathered at Baseball Factory and Team One events and/or by Baseball Factory and Team One staff on our scouting reports. This allows us to maintain the integrity of our reports by publishing only what we see.

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