Donavan Zielke

CLASS OF 2021

OF
RHP

Donavan
Zielke

Lake Michigan JC
Oswego East (HS) • IL
5-11 • 176LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Lou Collier / Praire Gravel 15u

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2021 National

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6/25/19

Lean, athletic build. 5-foot-8, 145-pound RHP/OF. Came in relief on Saturday night against Hitters White and started the quarterfinal game against Starters 15U. Long and loose arm action, over-the-top slot. Tilt and topple delivery, uphill shoulders, lands slightly closed in his front toe, works in line with his target, some effort present. Fastball topped 77 mph, sat between 76-77 mph. Curveball played at 64-67 mph, 11/5 shape, showed feel for pitch. 

2.18.19 - 5-foot-9, 145-pound, athletic left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing two-way prospect. Offensively, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, engaged lower half, balance on finish. Short level barrel path with extension, line drive approach, maintaining rhythm throughout. Exit velocity of  77 mph off the tee. From the outfield, fluid footwork, played through the ball, quick clean exchange, long arm action, high ¾ slot. Threw 82 mph from position. Ran the 60 in 7.44. On the mound, long loose arm action, over top slot, repeatable balance point, uphill shoulders, linear direction with square landing, athletic finish. Fastball had natural cut, heavy action, 76-78 mph. Curveball had 11/5 break, late action, 62-67 mph. Changeup thrown with confidence, for strikes, between 70-72 mph.   

3.5.17 - 5-foot-1, 100-pound, athletic multi-positional prospect. From the outfield, throws from an over-the-top slot with long action, regularly hit the target. Clocked at 67 mph from the outfield. Uses similar arm slot and action in the infield, accurate throws, clocked at 62 mph across the infield. Plays through the ball when fielding, soft hands, good body control, fluid footwork, and clean exchanges. Offensively, hits from the left side, balanced setup, early, smooth rhythm, small stride, maintains balance throughout. Line drive, opposite field hitter, long barrel path, recorded a 66 mph exit velocity. Athlete on the mound, works from an over-the-top arm slot with long arm action. Smooth rhythm, easy effort, works on-line, lands closed, finishes athletically. Fastball commanded the zone, clocked at 64-65 mph. Curveball showed 11/5 shape, depth, clocked at 51-54 mph. Changeup thrown with near fastball arm speed, commanded the zone, clocked at 59-60 mph. Threw a high volume of strikes. Ran an 8.20 laser-timed 60.

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