Lucas Herbst

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 7 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 17 and 8 mos
Position(s) OF  LHP
Ht/Wt 5-11, 165 lb
School  Monterey
Hometown  Monterey, CA USA
Summer Team  Nor Cal
Fall Team  Nor Cal White
MLB Draft 
Round 26 by Orioles in 2012
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF
Athletic OF, runs very well, strong arm, good bat speed, projects, 2-way, good at PG WWBA
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - OF

Scout Level

4 yr Commitment
Santa Clara

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2007 National Showcase   Jun 15, 2007
PG Grade: 9.5
Lucas Herbst is a 2008 OF/LHP with a 5'11'', 165 lb. frame from Monterey, CA who attends Monterey HS. He has a medium frame and a loose, slender build and a mature look to him. Herbst doesn't look especially athletic but he's deceptively quick and strong and plays above his speed and tools. He can really play centerfield and gets very good jumps on balls and runs precise routes. His throwing arm is accurate and he gets rid of the ball quickly. Offensively, Herbst has a quick line drive stroke and stays behind the ball with good balance at contact. He really shows the ability to handle the bat head and hit the ball hard to all fields and the ball comes off his bat with surprising authority. Herbst had the chance to hit off some high velocity pitchers in Cincinnati and had no problem turning on 92-93 mph fastballs and getting his hands through. He looks like a high average type hitter who's speed and baserunning ability might work best at the top of the order at the next level. Herbst is fun to watch because of his high energy approach to the game and the skills he brings to the field. He's a high performance player who should continue to surprise those who underestimate him. He has a verbal commitment to Santa Clara.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
1.50 improvement beginning on Jan 28, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
86.58% Rank
best 94  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 6.77 sec
98.06% Rank
best 6.53  avg 7.51
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
OF 84 mph
81.04% Rank
best 94  avg 79
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 101  avg 80
 (2008 class)
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