SCOUTING & REPORTING
Tool Grades for All Players & Pitchers (Ages 12-18)
"Tools" are the core abilities of baseball players. For position players, there are five: Arm Strength, Fielding Ability, Running, Hitting Ability and Raw Power. For pitchers, the number varies: Fastball, Breaking Ball, Changeup, Other Pitch (if applicable) and Control.
Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are: to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "present" abilities, and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.
Grade Description 60 Yard
Dash
Home to 1B Radar Velocity Catcher Release
Pre High School
(Ages 12-14)
High School
(Ages 14-18)
LHH RHH
10Poor PHSN/A10.00 + 7.00 + 7.10 + 50 - 3.75 +
12 Well Below PHS AvgN/A9.80 - 9.99 6.76 - 6.99 6.86 - 7.09 51-53 3.50 - 3.74
15  N/A9.60 - 9.79 6.50 - 6.75 6.60 - 6.85 54-55 3.25 - 3.49
18Below PHS AvgN/A 9.40 - 9.59 6.26 - 6.49 6.36 - 6.59 56-57 3.00 - 3.24
20  Poor HS 9.20 - 9.39 6.00 - 6.25 6.10 - 6.36 58-59 2.90 - 2.99
22 Near PHS Avg  9.00 - 9.19 5.80 - 5.99 5.90 - 6.09 60-61 2.80 - 2.89
25  Well Below HS Avg 8.76 - 8.99 5.60 - 5.79 5.70 - 5.89 62-63 2.70 - 2.79
28 PHS Avg  8.50 - 8.75 5.40 - 5.59 5.50 - 5.69 64-66 2.60 - 2.69
30  Below HS Avg 8.26 - 8.49 5.20 - 5.39 5.30 - 5.49 67-69 2.50 - 2.59
32 Solid Avg PHS 8.00 - 8.25 5.00 - 5.19 5.10 - 5.29 70-72 2.46 - 2.49
35 Near HS Avg 7.76 - 7.99 4.90 - 4.99 5.00 - 5.09 73-74 2.35 - 2.45
38 Above PHS Avg  7.50- 7.75 4.80 - 4.89 4.90 - 4.99 75-77 2.30 - 2.34
40  HS Avg 7.36 - 7.49 4.70 - 4.79 4.80 - 4.89 78-79 2.20 - 2.29
42 Well Above PHS Avg  7.30 - 7.35 4.60 - 4.69 4.70 - 4.7980-81 2.15 - 2.19
45 Solid Avg HS 7.20 - 7.29 4.50 - 4.59 4.60 - 4.69 82-83 2.10 - 2.14
48 Excellent PHS  7.10 - 7.19 4.45 - 4.49 4.55 - 4.59 84 2.05 - 2.09
50  Above HS Avg 7.06 - 7.09 4.40 - 4.44 4.50 - 4.54 85 2.00 - 2.04
52 Outstanding PHS 7.00 - 7.05 4.35 - 4.39 4.45 - 4.49 86 1.98 - 1.99
55 N/AWell Above HS Avg 6.91 - 6.99 4.30 - 4.35 4.40 - 4.45 87 1.94 - 1.97
58 N/A 6.86 - 6.90 4.25 - 4.29 4.35 - 4.39 88-89 1.90 - 1.93
60 N/AExcellent HS 6.81 - 6.85 4.20 - 4.25 4.30 - 4.35 90 1.88 - 1.89
62N/A  6.71 - 6.80 4.15 - 4.19 4.25 - 4.29 91 1.84 - 1.87
65 N/AOutstanding HS 6.61 - 6.70 4.10 - 4.14 4.20 - 4.24 92 1.80 - 1.83
68 N/A 6.51 - 6.60 4.05 - 4.09 4.15 - 4.19 93 1.76 - 1.79
70 N/ASuperior HS 6.50 - 4.04 - 4.14 - 94 + 1.75 -
PLEASE NOTE: We only use information gathered at Baseball Factory and Team One events and/or by Baseball Factory and Team One staff on our scouting reports. This allows us to maintain the integrity of our reports by publishing only what we see.
Class Rating     |    Updated February 14, 2014