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May 01, 2004 - May 02, 2004   Green  44
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Kris Ruepke
LHP 1B 6-0 175   L/L

FB
83
60
7.93
40
OF
IF
79
1B
C
Pop
Range
83
CB
67
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
LHP-1B-OF Kris Ruepke: Ruepke is a junior lefthander with some interesting arm strength. You can really see his arm strength when he’s playing the outfield. Ruepke’s throws have very good on-line carry and you could grade him out very close to average on the Major League scale. He played first base in the fielding drills at the Showcase, so we didn’t get an outfield gun reading for him. Some mechanical issues on the mound that aren’t apparent when he throws in the field kept his velocity down during Spring League play in the 77-79 mph range Ruepke has a full arm wrap in back which never lets his arm get in sync with his body. His curveball was even more effected by his wrap and he never gets over top of it, leaving it with loose spin at 61-64 mph. We saw a different pitcher at the Showcase, though. Ruepke’s arm was still long both in back and in front but there was less wrap to it and more smoothness. The result was a fastball that regularly clocked in at 82-83 with some life to it and an improved curveball at 67 mph. We’re going to keep on eye on this young southpaw for more signs of improvement because the raw physical tools are there.
PG Grade 8.0




Mar 20, 2004 - Apr 25, 2004   Navy Seals  8
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Kris Ruepke
LHP 1B 6-0 175   L/L

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Apr 26, 2003 - Apr 27, 2003   Gold  16
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Kris Ruepke
LHP 1B 6-0 175   L/L

FB
81
60
7.66
40
OF
82
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81
CB
69
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Ruepke is a young sophomore with a good frame and talent to build on. He is a 6 foot Left-hander who can throw 80-81 mph fastballs and a good looking 68-69 mph curve. We think he has a chance to be a good one on the hill with the way he pitched in the Midwest showcase. He showed a good long and live arm action and the ball came out of his hand easy. Watch out for him next year as he adds some strength. In the field he showed 82 mph velocity on his throw and a good swing at the plate too. Lacking only bat-speed, Ruepke showed overall good hitting mechanics and a nice naturally level swing plane. Keep an eye on this sophomore, he has a chance to make a name for himself.
PG Grade 6.5




Mar 15, 2003 - Apr 13, 2003   Des Moines (Navy Seals)  8
Various Ballparks- Iowa - -, IA
Kris Ruepke
LHP 1B 6-0 175   L/L

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance