Get to Know: Caden Dana


TJ Hunt
Director, PBR New Jersey

The "Get to Know" feature is our annual series on the top Seniors in the state. We take a deep dive into what makes them tick - their preparation for the spring, aspirations for college and beyond, and look at how they came about their commitment to their college in the first place.

Starting us off is the Kentucky recruit, RHP Caden Dana (Don Bosco Prep).



Caden Dana

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Don Bosco Prep
    State: NJ
  • Summer Team: Indiana prospects Stout
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Scouting Report

Commitment: Kentucky
Conference: SEC
Physical: Lean, athletic and broad shouldered frame at 6-foot-4 215-pounds.
The Scoop: Electric RHP with late life on his fastball through the zone. Consistently 91-94 touching 95 with a 11/5 curveball with big, two plane depth. Also flashed a changeup with armside fade at 77-78.

 




 

TJ: Tell us about the decision-making process for your commitment? How excited are you to play there?

Dana: Very excited. Kentucky had reached out to me fall of my sophomore year. They had a lot of interest in me early on and invited me to their camp in February. I checked out their facilities and met the coaching staff and some of the players. The best thing I saw that weekend was the signs on the walls in the locker room/ stadium were all about family. That really latched on to me because a good baseball team all starts with chemistry and playing together as a family. It hit me on the spot that Kentucky was the school for me.

TJ: If you were a baseball scout and just watched yourself play, what would that scouting report look like?

Dana: Very competitive, throws any pitch in any count, and challenges the hell out of hitters.

TJ: We are knee-deep into the off-season schedule. Tell us about your training, and spring preparation.

Dana: Everyday I wake up at 6:45, and go in a very hot sauna for about 20 minutes. I’m on a throwing program with [Eric] Cressey and everyday I’m working on something in preparation for this spring.

TJ: Name three goals for the upcoming season.

DanaLeague champs, County champs, State champs.
TJ: Do you have any pregame superstitions?
Dana: Eat a lot before every outing
TJ: Who is the best player you have played against in your high school career so far? What makes that player so good?
Dana: I had to face my brother Casey in a live at bat during COVID and over the summer. No one knows me more than him and he was easily the toughest hitter I had to go against.
TJWho would you say your baseball role model is? Why?
DanaI don’t have a role model in baseball. Everyday I’m trying to be the best “Caden Dana” possible

UPCOMING EVENTS

Central NJ Preseason ID - February 21st

Northern NJ Preseason ID - February 27th

Preseason All State Upperclass (Invite Only) - March 5th

Preseason All State Underclass (Invite Only) - March 6th

2022 Junior Future Games Trials (2026-2027s) - March 12th