Takoma Rambus (RHP/OF/C) – 2022 HS class – Takoma is a physical, medium framed utility type player with a ton of strength but extremely crude baseball tools. Football player and a baseball field type guy, solid athlete and relies almost exclusively on natural athleticism at this point, has not spent a lot of time in baseball yet. A square, medium type frame that is going to be able to support a lot more strength gains. Very crude offensively tho shows a surprising ability to put the bat on the ball consistently due to good eye hand coordination. Uses a big leg kick to create some weight transfer and does a surprisingly nice job of getting foot down on time. More strength than bat speed and very tightly wound with stiff movements throughout swing, just needs some continued development to loosen him up and free up his hands. Has strength in the swing and has a chance to do some damage as he learns to get barrel to ball more consistently. Pitch recognition will be critical for a late starting hitter such as Takoma so will need to accumulate at bats. Runs well for age (7.00 60) with strong strides and chance to add a step or two. Defensively showcased behind the plate and in the OF, OF will be the better option with chance to provide some OF versatility. Also showcased on the mound. Very crude delivery but shows athleticism and body control on the mound with some ability to make quick adjustments. Lot of mechanical adjustments will be needed but has a raw foundation to work with. Arm slot varies and hardly uses his lower half at all. FB (68-72) with occasional heavy arm side run. Shows some feel to spin a ¾ CB (58-62) with surprising quality to shape and some feel to land for strikes. Takoma is a very raw project who gets by right now based on pure strength and athleticism. Has a surprising feel for the game despite very little time playing and has a chance to make rapid & significant improvements with continued time playing and quality coaching. See Takoma as project type JUCO player who needs to get time playing and go thru some growing pains with a chance to make big jumps on the other side.
Graduation Year: 2022
High School: Mumford
Travel/Summer Team: International Stars
Experience: Been Experience baseball Sense 10
Extracurricular Activities: Baseball
Dream School: Michigan State