Izzy Arbuckle plays 3B/SS/OF, bats R and throws R. She is a very good athlete, setting a school record in batting average for a season (.515), matching a school record for triples in a season (5) and having the second highest slugging percentage in school history (.824). Izzy also plays tennis for her high school. Izzy has great speed, 3.05 home to first on contact. Izzy is a top-of-the-lineup hitter, consistently gets on base (.588 OBA) and can hit for power (1.411 OPS). Izzy has a strong arm, 62.3 INF velocity. Her work ethic is second to none. Izzy is committed to getting better, works hard on and off the field, is very humble and is team forward. Izzy is an excellent student, a 3.7 GPA, member of the Spanish National Honor Society, member of the National Honor Society, and takes AP courses.
— Chad Tuskiewicz, ScoutU Scout, 414-313-9881, Chad@ScoutU.com
Izzy Arbuckle is a hard-working athlete, who has a long, athletic frame. Izzy has a strong arm with a high arm slot. Arm strength makes up for a slower release for balls hit in the hole or to her back-hand side while playing 3B. She has good footwork. Izzy can play SS, 3B, OF. I never played her at 1B as I didn’t want to waste the arm strength she has. More times than not she was always the most athletic kid on the field growing up, so she always got put at SS. Izzy prefers to play 3B, although her natural position would be center field to utilize her speed and arm strength. Izzy is a smart, aggressive baserunner. Her infield footwork transitions to the base paths. Izzy can steal a base when needed; she did not have a green light on the bases though. Izzy reads the ball well from the bases. She has a high stance in the batter’s box, feasts on mistakes, but can be beat up in the zone on rise balls or very good fastballs. Izzy has fast hands and a good eye at the plate. She can work an at-bat if coached to do so and is a line-drive hitter.
— Bob Smith, West Bend Nitro coach
Izzy had a great freshman year. She started out batting 9th, but I moved her up in the order as the season went on. She played a reliable third base, improving as the season went on. Her teammates could see early on that she was a special softball player. Her sophomore year was one of the best we’ve ever had in 30 years at Plymouth. She set the school record with a .515 batting average, tied a record with 5 triples, and recorded the second highest slugging percentage for a season. She was our No. 3 hitter to start the year, but then I moved her to leadoff to get the most ABs out of her. She has a great swing, trusting her hands to move with the pitch. She uses all of the field (as most good hitters do) when hitting, as a spray chart would show equal distribution of her hits. Izzy has above average speed, and we will be using her more in the hit-and-run game in the future. She is an excellent base runner, because of her natural instincts on the bases. Izzy played shortstop as a sophomore and also showed promise there.
Izzy has the arm strength to be a very good left-side infielder In college, I would project Izzy to be a third basemen. She has really good instincts and charges the ball well with a strong arm. She could also be a great centerfielder with her instincts and speed. However, she will be an infielder for me at this level. I believe Izzy, with her unbelievable work ethic (one of the best I’ve ever had) and her drive to be really, really, good, has a very high ceiling. Her hitting is so mechanically sound, so I don’t have any doubt she can hit at any level. She is also working very hard to become an elite defensive player. She is the perfect athlete to work with, as she is a listener, competitor, hard worker and exhibits strong character, all in one. She has become a team leader at a young age (set to be a captain this year), and I can’t wait to get back on the field to watch her play.
— Gale Grahn, Plymouth H.S. coach