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AJ Pierce
2017 GRAD
 |  RHP/1B
 |  Ankeny, IA
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
8
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
IA STATE RANKING
High Follow 1087
36 10
OVERALL
RHP
OVERALL
RHP
Ankeny Centennial
6-5
  190
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
R/R
21 and 1 mos
18 and 1 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2017 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
83
FB VELO
7.04
60 YARD DASH
1.71
10 YARD SPLIT
80
1B VELO
88
EXIT VELO
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2016 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase  
AJ Pierce is a 2017 RHP/ with a 6-5 190 lb. frame from Ankeny, IA who attends Ankeny Centennial. Extra large from with long limbs and a lean, athletic frame. Projects for additional strength with continued physical development. Ran a 7.04 sixty yard dash. Primary right handed pitcher with a simple side step to leg lift delivery. Stays tall on back side at gather and drive to the plate with drop and drive actions. Front side tends to land at a slightly closed position causing some crossfire arm action at release. Creates a deep arm circle back at separation and releases with a smooth arm stroke through finish. Fastball flashed some life through the zone in the upper 70's to low 80's, topped at 81 mph. Curveball had 10/4 shape with soft spin and occasional depth when working down in the zone. Tends to slow arm speed with curveball offering, flashed better depth and break when maintaining arm speed through extension. Consistently filled the zone with each pitch with developing command to the ended of the plate. Frame and arm action project for additional velocity with continued physical development. Also worked out defensively from first base showing smooth paced, athletic actions while surrounding and funneling the baseball. Clean, deliberate exchanges while working through transition. Topped at 80 mph across the infield generating good carry to the bag with accuracy. Right handed hitter with an upright, narrow stance. Compact, direct path to contact with a line drive plane through extension. Consistently barreled baseball throughout batting practice to the middle of the field generating occasional rising line drives to the gaps. Flashed some bat speed and strength at contact as well. Outstanding student.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
+5 MPH
FB VELO SINCE 08/16/2014
-.43 SEC
60 TIME SINCE 04/18/2015
+5 MPH
1B VELO SINCE 04/18/2015
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2017 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 83 mph 81
56.98%
60 7.04 sec 7.21
63.35%
10 SPL 1.71 sec 1.70
44.69%
1B 80 mph 77
64.63%
CATEGORIES TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
Exit Velo 88 mph 82
80.96%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
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