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Kipp Thornton

Kipp Thornton 3B/SS

  • Midland, NC
  • Central Cabarrus
  • Travel Team: Concord Post 51 Jr
  • Grad 2021
  • Ht 6'3''
  • Wt 195 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Right
  • Arm 74 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.60 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.75 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.45 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.60 sec 60 Yds
  • 5.01 sec H > 1B (RHH)
  • 4.57 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.66 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 7'2'' Broad Jump
  • N/A Lateral Jump (L)
  • N/A Lateral Jump (R)
  • 121 psi Grip (L)
  • 127 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 74 mph mph Velocity
  • 42 Arm Grade

Position - 3B

  • 45 Fielding Grade

Position - SS

  • 45 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 48 Hitting Grade (R)
  • 50 Power Grade (R)
  • 87 mph mph Exit Velocity

ADVANCED SWING METRICS BY SWINGTRACKER

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.

Profile

Kipp Thornton Midland, NC info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 3B
Grad Year 2021 Secondary Position SS
High School Central Cabarrus Bats Right
Height 6'3'' Throws Right
Weight 195 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).

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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