Ryan Pond

HS Grad 2004
Age 31 and 7 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 10 mos
Position(s) 3B  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-2, 225 lb
B/T R/R
School  Western Branch
Hometown  Chesapeake, VA USA
Summer Team  Legion
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
161
Position - 3B
NA
VA State Rank - Class of 2004 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Overall
NA
Position - 3B
NA
GPA
4.1
SAT
1100
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
North Carolina State 

College(s) interested in
Clemson 
Notre Dame 
Virginia Tech 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
9
6/13/2003
Latest Showcase Report
2003 National Showcase   Jun 13, 2003
PG Grade: 9
Pond is a college coaches' dream, a power hitting third baseman who can come in and throw in the 90s off the mound. At 6-2, 225, he doesn’t project the kind of body that the professional scouts would normally be high on as a high school draft, but he should generate far more interest among the college coaching community, especially on the East Coast, than many players who will be drafted far ahead of him next June. Probably the most attractive aspect about Pond’s abilities is that they are so well rounded. His best tool as a position player is, of course, his bat and power potential, but he isn’t a free swinger with an all or nothing approach. In the field he shows agility at third base and circles grounders well and gets his feet in position to throw on a consistent basis. Pond’s arm is MLB average from third and will be a big strength at the next level. We didn’t get as long a look at Pond on the mound but it didn’t surprise us when he threw consistently 88 mph, touching 90 and was aggressive in the strike zone. He threw a curveball at 71-75 mph and with his athleticism and arm action it should be little problem to teach him a slurve/slider that would make him even more effective out of the bullpen in college. This kid simply has a great arm and serious hitting ability. We think he has a chance to play in the big leagues down the road. Ryan is a very good athlete and an excellent student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 90 mph
6/13/2003
91.84% Rank
best 94  avg 84
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 95  avg 83
 (2004 class)
60 7.27 sec
6/13/2003
62.08% Rank
best 6.35  avg 7.40
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
IF 87 mph
6/13/2003
97.37% Rank
best 89  avg 77
 (2004 class in 2003)

best 91  avg 77
 (2004 class)
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