Baseball Corner Outfielder

 

Tier 1 Corner Outfielder 

Physical Measurables:

  • A 60 yard dash anywhere below 6.8 is desired at the Division I level for corner outfielders.
  • Velocity from the OF: 87+ MPH (Verified by a neutral source)

Stats: 

  • The Division I corner outfielder that hits for power will generally hit at least 5 HRs as a Junior and Senior in high school.
  • OB %: .500
  • Slugging: .750 (Minimum 2 AB's per game)

NCSA Expert Notes:

Division I corner outfield recruits are usually outstanding hitters. Some corner outfield recruits will hit for power, others will hit for average and steal a lot of bases. Qualities in a hitter’s swing that Division I coaches will look for are: bat speed, a short, compact stroke, and balance with the ability to hit all kinds of pitches. The ability to hit the ball to all fields is also important for a Division I hitter. If a Division I corner outfielder does not hit for power, then he must hit for a high average and run very well. 

 

 

Tier 2 Corner Outfielder 

Physical Measurables:

  • A 60 yard dash anywhere below 7.0 is desired at the Division II level for corner outfielders.
  • Velocity from the OF: low 80s at least, with the potential to improve.

Stats: 

  • Power hitter: Multiple HRs as a Junior and Senior in HS.
  • Average/on-base hitter: A lot of SBs and a high OBP in HS.

NCSA Expert Notes:

Division II corner outfielders must excel in at least one phase of the game, whether it be hitting for power, hitting for average, or fielding his position at a high level. Most coaches in this tier will look for a corner outfielder that hits well, but may need to improve defensively.

 

 

Tier 3 Corner Outfielder 

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 5'11",
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • 60 Yard Dash: 6.9 or below
  • Velocity from the OF: 80+ MPH

Stats: 

  • OB%: .400
  • Slugging: .650

NCSA Expert Notes:

Corner outfielders at this level will posses one or two of the qualities of D1 corner outfielders.  Power hitting corner outfielders may not have speed.  Speed corner outfielders may lack a strong arm.  The qualities are important parts to the baseball program and can have big impacts on the team.

 

 

Tier 4 Corner Outfielder 

Physical Measurables:

  • Height: 5’10”
  • Weight: 170 lbs.
  • 60 Yard Dash: 7.0 or below
  • Velocity from the OF: 78+ MPH

Stats: 

  • OB %: .350
  • Slugging: .600 

NCSA Expert Notes:

Lower level corner outfielders may hit for power but not consistently. They may hit for a high average and have good speed, but not have the experience at these positions or against good competition. 

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