PBR IA Uncommitted Spotlight: '21 Rece Heinen, C, Urbandale


Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa


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Rece Heinen

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Urbandale
    State: IA
  • Summer Team: IA Sticks
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.90
60-yard
(03/08/20)
2.03 - 2.14
Pop Time
(03/08/20)
77
OF Velo
(09/07/20)
75
C Velo
(09/07/20)
96
Exit Velo
(09/07/20)
Position
60-yard
7.02
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.19
OF Velo
77
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
6.9
Pop Time
2.03 - 2.14
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.41
Pop Time
2.1 - 2.2
C Velo
71
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

3/08/20

 

Rece Heinen, Urbandale, 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Square stance, body load, slight arm bar, solid bat speed, hard contact, gap to gap approach.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. 2.03-2.14 pop times. Quick release with good footwork, works through plate, accurate to bag with solid carry on throws.
Defense: Square setup, extra movements pre-pitch, solid receiver but can be inconsistent.
Run: 6.90 runner in the 60.

 

3/10/19

 

5-foot-11, 185-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 7.41 runner. Square stance, easy load, some length to contact, repeats well, consistent hard line drive and fly ball contact off bat, 87 mph exit velocity. Above avg. blocker and receiver, low setup, quiet actions and movements, consistent behind plate. Works low to ground, good base to throw, clean exchanges with consistent release point, avg. accuracy, leaves ball shot to bag, 71 mph arm strength with 2.1-2.2 pop times.

 



 

PBR: What schools have expressed interest in you? 
HEINEN: Iowa Western Community College, Kirkwood Community College, Rock Valley Community College, Grand View, and a variety of Division III schools.

PBR: Have you taken any visits, or have any visits scheduled in the near future? 
HEINEN: Visits are being scheduled for this fall.

PBR: Are you looking for anything in particular in a school? (Example: high academics, certain academic program, local, etc.) 
HEINEN: My major is undecided so I’m looking for a school where I start working on my general education requirements and explore a variety of major options.  I also hope to play baseball at the highest level possible.  I’m very open to the JUCO route, but would also consider a 4-year school if it is a good fit for me.

PBR: What were some of your highlights during your junior year? 
HEINEN: I loved being able to spend time with the guys everyday and making some memories that will last me a lifetime. I love the challenge of being in the CIML and competing against some of the top talent in the state week after week. The biggest highlight of my junior year was reaching the state tournament as a team and advancing to the semi-final game.  Following my junior season, I also played fall ball with Sticks where I got to know many of the guys I’ve been competing against. During the fall I hit the ball really well, and in 32 ABs I batted .500 with 3 HR, 6 2B, and 2 3B.

PBR: What are your goals for this year? 
HEINEN: My goals for this upcoming year are to play baseball at the highest level, and to contribute to a great college team anyway I can. I’m excited for my senior year of baseball to get started so I can get back out there with the guys and help Urbandale go compete for another state title.

PBR: Do you play any other sports? 
HEINEN: No, I used to play football and basketball.

PBR: What is your ACT and GPA? 
HEINEN: My GPA is currently 3.4 and I’m taking the ACT this fall