Robert Haw, SS, Irvine Valley College

Height: 5’10”
Weight: 180 lbs.
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Year: 2020
Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA
High School: Calvary Chapel
Previous College: None
Four-Year Commitment: None / Unknown
Coach: Kent Madole (HC)
Coach Phone: 949-451-5763 (office)
Coach Email:

Robert Haw Irvine Valley College

Scouting Report

March 3, 2020 — Got him 4.25 full speed up the line in this one, and a 4.64 full-speed turn at first base on a double in the gap. May be close to signing with a four-year here, but he remains one of the very best shortstops available in all of SoCal this spring; consistent infielder who has steadily improved since he got to IVC, and has seriously become a dude in his time in JuCo. Offensive approach has gotten significantly better in time, too; line drive hitter with far better control of the bat and feel for the barrel than he did even six months ago; serious offensive threat who can handle velo and compete against high-end arms and then some far better than he ever did up to this point. Exceptional personal background and family story; overcame some serious off-field adversity to get where he is now, and all reports that come back to me are quick to note his character and makeup are off the charts. He’s a dude, plain and simple.

July 17, 2019 — Robert Haw is a very strong defender at a premium position, a glove-first middle infielder who started at short right from the very beginning of his true freshman season, and who has continued to excel there more recently as he develops. Haw is one of the strongest middle infield defenders available at the JuCo level in SoCal for the class of 2020, and for me, he’s one of the very few shortstops in his class who can stick there in an everyday role at the next level. He shows very good range up the middle along with the ability to make both routine and difficult plays with consistency. He’s got the hands, arm, and overall range to stick long term, and while his bat is maybe a bit too light for major college D1 baseball, he’s got enough by way of defensive chops to play (and excel) for a smaller school at the highest level. His range is strong, and he’s proven remarkably consistent in making the routine play — and, increasingly, the difficult play — each subsequent time I see him play. Haw is off the charts in character and makeup, with multiple school and summer coaches raving to me about his team-first, high character, high work ethic attributes and leadership skills. He comes from a difficult family background, but has overcome his circumstances admirably, and he reportedly has the grades to be an easy D1 candidate after his time at Irvine Valley. There are some leadership attributes at play here that ought to help tip the four-year scales in his favor, as well, and as far as intangibles go he may be one of the strongest 2020 prospects in the entire state. Overall, he’s far from the flashiest middle infield prospect available this year, but Haw is as solid and consistent as can be, and provides real value at a premium defensive position. I believe he’s got the chops to jump in and transition well as an everyday defender pretty much from the very start of his four-year career. Haw is a dude, and deserves a long look from the majority of D1 programs.

4.0 OFP

Prospect Video

March 3, 2020 (Hitting)

July 17, 2019 (Hitting)

June 23, 2019 (Hitting)

February 27, 2019 (Hitting)

February 7, 2019 (Hitting)