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Jun 13, 2005 - Jun 14, 2005   12-Royal (Unsigned)  30
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Nicholas Barkley
C OF, RHP 5-10 160   R/R

FB
60
7.23
40
OF
IF
1B
C
77
Pop
2.06
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Barkley is a 5-10, 160 lb catcher from Florida with a slender body and medium athletic frame. Barkley performed well in the workout portion of the showcase, throwing 2.06 in catching drills with a very solid 77 mph velocity. He has good arm strength. Barkley also ran well for a catcher in the 60 at 7.23 on a slow track. At the plate Barkley has a big, aggressive swing and hits the ball to all fields. His swing is a bit long for the wood bat but should work well with aluminum. More strength will help his raw bat speed. Barkley is a good student. He is athletic and his best years are ahead of him.
PG Grade 6.5




Jun 11, 2005 - Jun 12, 2005   21-Royal  30
5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Nicholas Barkley
C OF, RHP 5-10 160   R/R

FB
81
60
6.94
40
OF
IF
1B
C
77
Pop
1.89
Range
81
CB
73
SL
CH
72
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Barkley is a 5-10 catcher from Naples who was a 2005 high school graduate. He was unsigned as of early in the summer but is a college level catcher, especially on defense, in our opinion. Barkley has very good quickness and fast twitch athletic actions, which are a big plus behind the plate. He ran the 60 in 6.94. Barkley showed college level arm strength at 77 mph and a best pop time of 1.89. Barkley has a quick bat at the plate with a rock back load and a simple, level line drive swing. He keeps things compact and simple and should project as a high average hitter with some gap to gap power. He's a good student who can qualify at most schools.
PG Grade 7.5