The high school player with great reads & great jumps who runs a 6.8 will not get recruited over a high school player with average reads & jumps who runs a 6.5 unless he has a significantly better bat.
This conversation reminds of the pitching convos where the 88 mph pitcher is said to have great movement and great offspeed pitches and thinks he should be D1
The bat is the separator. Without that ingredient, you better flat out fly
No, an 88 mph pitcher is a 40 on that scouting scale (and, btw, the mlb scale is average fastball not highest). A 6.8 is akin to an average fastball of 92 -- both are 55 on that scale.
No one is saying that a 6.5 isn't better than a 6.8. But there is pushback against the idea that 6.8 is unacceptable at D1s unless the kid hits bombs all day. The 6.8 kid doesn't need to get recruited over the 6.5 kid . . .