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Aiden McCarthy

Aiden McCarthy 1B/LHP

  • South Plainfield, NJ
  • South Plainfield High School
  • Travel Team: Zoned Elite 16U
  • Grad 2026
  • Ht 5'10''
  • Wt 180 lbs
  • Throws Left
  • Bats Left
  • Arm 80 mph
  • 60 YD 7.50 Sec
  • Class

Running

  • 1.72 sec 10 Yds
  • 5.47 sec 40 Yds
  • 7.50 sec 60 Yds
  • 4.65 sec H > 1B (LHH)
  • 4.76 sec Shuttle (L)
  • 4.56 sec Shuttle (R)

Strength

  • 8'10'' Broad Jump
  • 129 psi Grip (L)
  • 126 psi Grip (R)

Throwing

  • 80 mph mph Velocity
  • 45 Arm Grade

Position - 1B

  • 45 Fielding Grade

Hitting

  • 45 Hitting Grade (L)
  • 42 Power Grade (L)
  • 80 mph mph Exit Velocity

Pitching

  • High 3/4 Arm Angle
  • 40 Arm Action Grade
  • 50 Control Grade
  • 45 Delivery Grade
  • 73 – 75 mph FASTBALL
  • 40 FB Grade
  • 64 – 66 mph CURVEBALL
  • 42 CB Grade
  • 69 – 70 mph CHANGEUP
  • 42 CH Grade
  • N/A mph SLIDER
  • N/A SL Grade

Official Scouting Report

  • Class Rating
  • 1B/LHPPosition Projection

01/12/2024 - 2024 Baseball Factory Pre-Season All-America Tournament Aiden is a strong and talented 5ft 10/172 1B/LHP in the 2026 class. He recently impressed scouts with his two-way capabilities at the BF Preseason All American event at IMG Academy. In the field, he shows solid footwork and covers his defensive zone well with above average bag awareness. He creates positive angles and stays square to the baseball Demonstrates strong glove presentation and can redirect with clean actions. Arm is loose and athletic based upon his ability to use numerous arm angles based upon his defensive zones. Arm is accurate and has feel. On the mound, he had an impressive showing. He had 5 ks and only I hit in 3 innings of work. He mixed in a mid 70s FB with both a tail and cut actions. His CB provided medium break with tight spin and depth. He mixed both for strikes and was downhill. At the plate, he creates a positive hand load and is in synch with his body. Likes to use the middle of the field and the barrel is on the baseball with high frequency. Sees the ball well with 4 BBs and 2 hits on the weekend. Overall, Aiden is a 2026 grad to keep an eye on.

07/12/2023 - National Showcase - Trenton, NJ Aiden continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At 1B, he shows smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is clean and presents out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine through a tall setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. On the mound, fastball showed a 73-74 mph. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.

02/25/2023 - National Showcase - Palmyra (Harrisburg), PA Aiden is a 1B/LHP prospect who will graduate in 2026. Medium frame athletic build with strength present. At 1B, he showed good body control at baseball as he works to center the baseball. He fields from an athletic/low fielding position, with ability to pick out hops, and fields out front with soft hands. He made accurate/on-line throws from a 3/4 arm slot, with a quick release, and an arm velocity up to 80mph. Showed good feel at first base. On the mound, he works exclusively from the stretch. Works with good direction and is balanced at release. Has clean actions with ability to repeat to his delivery. Throws a FB that sits 72-75mph with good sink, a 1/7 shaped breaking ball with good depth, and a changeup with good movement that he throws with FB arm speed. CB was best pitch during his bullpen. At the plate, he starts with an athletic and square stance. Short glide step, with good rhythm, and ability to track ball to barrel. A direct barrel path enables him to hit balls into both gaps with a bat exit velocity up to 76mph. With 3 years of continued growth and development, we foresee this 2-way prospect having a bright future on the baseball diamond.

11/06/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Milton, NY Aiden continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 1B, defensive abilities are solid as he shows smooth / fluid actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are clean and presents out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. At the plate, hitting potential has improved through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. Lower half works well through the swing with an aggressive hip turn. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 72 mph. Fastball showed a range of 71-72 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound.

07/16/2022 - Baseball Factory National World Series at IMG Academy - (MS) Aiden is a 2026 1B/LHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the National World Series. On the mound, he has a good mound presence and pitches to contact. He has a clean arm stroke and separates his hands on-time. He attacks hitters with a FB that topped out at 71mph with tailing action and plus command, and true 12/6 breaking ball that flashes good depth. In the field, he shows athletic actions, with smooth footwork, and showed good agility. He fields from a low fielding position with hands out front with a sure glove. Makes accurate throws to his target with an arm velocity up to 75mph. At the plate, hits from an athletic and even stance with loose/comfortable hands. Has a controlled load and showed good barrel control. Hit balls consistently to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 70mph. During the games, he reached base 5 times with 4 singles and a base on balls. Overall, Aiden is a solid 2-way prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.

Profile

Aiden McCarthy South Plainfield, NJ info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position 1B
Grad Year 2026 Secondary Position LHP
High School South Plainfield High School Bats Left
Height 5'10'' Throws Left
Weight 180 LBS Arm 80 mph
60 YD 7.50

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) 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- 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 35 35 42 35 3.50
15   -----N/A----- 2.35 7.30 9.75 6.10 6.20 6.40 6.40 45 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 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 51 45 3.10
22 Near Avg   2.15 6.50 9.00 5.80 5.90 5.85 5.85 60 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 60 60 58 55 2.90
28 MS Average   2.05 6.15 8.50 5.45 5.55 5.50 5.50 68 65 65 62 60 2.80
30   Below Avg 2.00 5.95 8.25 5.40 5.50 5.25 5.25 74 70 70 63 62 2.70
32 Solid Avg   1.95 5.80 8.00 5.20 5.30 5.10 5.10 78 80 80 67 65 2.60
35   Near Avg 1.90 5.65 7.75 4.90 5.00 5.00 5.00 82 90 90 71 70 2.50
38 Above Avg   1.88 5.45 7.50 4.80 4.90 4.95 4.95 86 100 100 75 75 2.40
40   HS Average 1.85 5.25 7.40 4.70 4.80 4.90 4.90 93 110 112 79 80 2.25
42 Well Above Avg   1.82 5.20 7.30 4.60 4.70 4.80 4.80 98 115 115 81 82 2.15
45   Solid Avg 1.80 5.18 7.20 4.50 4.60 4.70 4.70 103 118 118 83 84 2.10
48 Excellent   1.78 5.16 7.10 4.45 4.55 4.60 4.60 108 120 120 85 86 2.05
50   Above Avg 1.76 5.14 7.05 4.40 4.50 4.50 4.50 113 125 125 86 88 2.00
52 Outstanding   1.74 5.12 7.00 4.35 4.45 4.40 4.40 118 128 128 87 90 1.98
55 -----N/A----- Well Above Avg 1.72 5.10 6.95 4.30 4.40 4.30 4.30 123 130 130 88 92 1.95
58 -----N/A-----   1.70 5.05 6.90 4.25 4.35 4.25 4.25 128 135 135 89 94 1.93
60 -----N/A----- Excellent 1.68 5.00 6.85 4.20 4.30 4.20 4.20 133 138 138 90 95 1.90
62 -----N/A-----   1.66 4.95 6.80 4.15 4.25 4.15 4.15 138 140 140 91 96 1.88
65 -----N/A----- Outstanding 1.64 4.90 6.70 4.10 4.20 4.10 4.10 143 145 145 93 97 1.85
68 -----N/A-----   1.62 4.85 6.60 4.05 4.15 4.05 4.05 148 150 150 94 98 1.82
70 -----N/A----- Superior 1.60- 4.80- 6.50- 4.00- 4.10- 4.00- 4.00- 150+ 155+ 155+ 95+ 99+ 1.80-
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