Melody Grafals

C/CF
Doral, FL
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Grad:2015
HT:5'8
WT:140 LBS
Throws:Right
Bats:Right
Arm:59 MPH
Class:3
DATEEVENT ATTENDEDVIDEO
06/23/2014Softball Factory World Series  
01/12/2014College PREP - Boca Raton, FL Play in this window
Melody Grafals Doral, FL info@factoryathletics.com 855-822-5115
Grad Year:2015Height:5'8Weight: 140 LBS
Primary Pos:C Secondary Pos:CFBats:RightThrows: Right
High School:Doral Academy Summer Team:Lady Canes 18U
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:    3.30 THROWING Velocity:   59 Arm Strength:   55
CATCHING Receiving:   52 Blocking:   52 Release Time:   1.57
OUTFIELD Fielding:   50
RH HITTINGHitting:   52 Power:   52  
OVERALL Class Rating: 3 Position Projection: C | OF Evaluations Are Reviewed By CJ Browder
06/23/2014 - Softball Factory World Series Mel is an athletic 2015 C/OF with a great passion for the game. In the box, Mel has an athletic and balanced stance with a smooth load and centered stride. Her lower half is explosive thru the ball along with quick bat speed. With fluid timing, she has a smooth bat bath which allows her to hit gap to gap and for power. She is confident in the box and is able to put the ball in play with runners in scoring position. In the field Mel is a leader and has a strong presence. She communicates with her team and always looking for the next play. In the OF, she has soft/sure hands, makes a quick exchange and has a strong arm. Her foot work is quick and clean which allows her to take good angles on the ball. She plays thru the ball which allows her to challenge runners and prevent them from taking an extra base. She takes charge of the play and is willing the leave her feet for the diving catch. Behind the plate Mel is equally a strong leader. She gives confidence to her pitcher and the rest of the defense. Mel has an athletic and low set up. She has soft/sure hands, a clean/quick release and a strong/accurate arm. She does a nice job of looking pitches in and has the ability to frame out spots for her pitcher. Mel moves well side to side and will get her body around the block. Overall Mel has the ability and drive to play at the collegiate level and will work hard to be a difference maker on a roster.
01/12/2014 - College PREP - Boca Raton, FL Melody is a catcher / center fielder with a strong bat and a well-balanced skill set. Behind the plate, Melody has an athletic setup with good pre pitch communication. She has soft and sure hands when receiving the ball with a quick release and accurate arm. Melody will benefit from driving harder off of her back foot when throwing to the bags. In the outfield, Melody has soft and sure hands combined with fluid footwork and agile range. She has a quick release and an accurate arm when throwing to the bags. She looks very athletic and natural in the outfield and uses her legs well when throwing. Melody will benefit from using a three quarter throw versus a low sidearm throw from the outfield. Offensively, Melody uses a slightly closed stance with a short stride to make a positive move to the ball. She maintains centered balance and uses a level swing to make hard contact. In the box, Melody is an aggressive hitter with quick bat speed. Overall, Melody is very athletic and has a great attitude about the game.