Kimberly Wert

Melfa, VA
Commitment: Hofstra University
WT:145 LBS
Arm:66 MPH
10/23/2013Ronald McDonald Tournament - 16U  
08/24/2013College PREP - Bear, DE Play in this window
03/10/2013College PREP - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD Play in this window
Kimberly Wert Melfa, VA 855-822-5115
Grad Year:2017Height:5'8Weight: 145 LBS
Primary Pos:C Secondary Pos:SSBats:RightThrows: Right
High School:Nandua High School Summer Team:Virginia Legends Gold
Exit Velo n/a Hand Size n/a Barrel Accuracy n/a Broad Jump n/a
Grip Strength Left:   0 Right:   0   5-10-5 Shuttle Left:   0 Right:   0  
RUNNING Home to 1B:    3.78 THROWING Velocity:   66 Arm Strength:   52
CATCHING Receiving:   50 Blocking:   52 Release Time:   1.77
INFIELD Fielding:   50
RH HITTINGHitting:   50 Power:   52  
OVERALL Position Projection: C
10/23/2013 - Ronald McDonald Tournament - 16U Kimberly returns to SF for another PD event as a talented, well-balanced athlete. Defensively, she plays two positions, IF and C, and understands the demands of both positions well. As a C, she receives with soft, sure framing skills, gains ground when blocking, attacks bunts aggressively, makes quick transfers and the ball explodes out of her hand when making the play on the bunts. As an IF, she fields using sure hands, moves well laterally as she covers ground, has quick pivots and feeds and an overall good presence on the field. Continuing to finesse the skill sets she already possesses will help her to improve overall efficiency. Overall, she is a solid athlete and has a confident approach to playing defense. At the plate, she uses an athletically balanced set up with a smooth load, a short stride and stays inside the ball before launching to the ball with a quick, short swing. She shows good power as she is a gap-to-gap hitter and will benefit from a more explosive lower half to improve power on contact, ultimately allowing her to access the entire field more effectively. Overall, Kimberly is a natural competitor and has a solid athletic ability to help aid in her continued development as a player.
08/24/2013 - College PREP - Bear, DE Kimberly is a young, talented infielder with a well-balanced skill set. Defensively, she plays two infield positions, C and SS, and understands the demands of each position naturally. As a C, she has a quick, accurate arm with carry on her throw, an athletic build that helps her gain ground with her quick footwork, and commands the field with a gifted presence. Working on staying true to the powerline on throwdowns and bunt receiving will help her be more efficient on the field. As a SS, she has sure hands, fluid footwork that allows her to cover ground, and quick transfers/feeds. Staying down and through the ball will help her effectively cover ground on various balls. Overall, Kimberly is an aggressive athlete and has a confident approach to playing defense. At the plate, she uses a square set up with a back load, a short, square stride, and keeps her balanced centered as she launches to the ball aggressively with her short swing, ultimately, allowing her to effectively use all hitting fields. Overall, Kimberly has a good frame at 5'8 and has solid athletic ability to aid in her continued development as a player.
03/10/2013 - College PREP - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD Kimberly is a young, versatile defender whom can play SS and C. Behind the plate; she has sure hands, a quick release and has life on her throws. She has a good feel for receiving, has athletic actions and will benefit from keeping her feet in line to throw, giving a solid target every pitch and getting around the ball when fielding bunts to eliminate tendency to reach. As a SS, she attacks the ball under control, takes great angles to the ball, will leave her feet to make the big play and should consider implementing a prep step prior to every pitch to ensure she is better prepared for action. To further develop, her flips to second needs some work and she should continue to work on playing through the ball and following her throws with her feet. At the plate, Kimberly uses a square set up with a back load, short stride and keeps her weight centered before launching to contact. She can drive the gaps, has good barrel accuracy and will benefit from seeing the ball deeper into the zone to improve her point of contact. A very young hitter, she should continue to work on keeping her barrel through contact to create extension, ultimately improving her power production and quality of contact. Overall, Kimberly has a ton of potential and should continue to play the game hard while seeking out the best possible instruction and opponents to ensure she is being properly pushed.