Exit Velocity seems to be getting more and more notice from scouts.?????? They did skills tests for Exit Velocity (Tee), .......Are we playing tee ball in high school now??? I go to a game I see a player hit the ball I see how the ball comes off the bat. I see how a pitcher throws. to all those who are in love with this new approach believe it or not the eyes see what they see.
It's just about having an objective measurement. The most objective stats are of course hitting production but in amateur ball you don't know if those stats were done against pitchers throwing 71 or 91 which is a huge difference.
Of course there is also the eye test of an experienced scout but this is extremely subjective. Exit velo doesn't mean you can hit but it is a baseline for physical ability and it also means that there is a higher chance to succeed at higher levels. Of course in HS you can hit well with a 75 mph exit velo if you have contact ability but in d1 that is probably not going to work.