Jake VanBooven
Jake VanBooven
Jake VanBooven
Jake VanBooven
Jake VanBooven
Jake VanBooven

CLASS OF 2023

OF
LHP

Jake
VanBooven

St. Viator (HS) • IL
5-10 • 175LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Cangelosi Sparks North

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7/14/21

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-foot-10, 170-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Open, tall stance, smooth, controlled load, long stride to even. Fluid rhythm, quick bat speed, short, uphill swing path, line drive approach.
Power: 88.21 max exit velocity, averaged 81.25 mph. 274’ max distance.
Arm: LH. OF - 82 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Smooth, natural footwork to the baseball, soft hands, clean hands.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

11/07/20

Jake VanBooven: OF/LHP, (2023) St. Viator, IL. 5-foot-10, 170-pound athletic frame. Starts in an athletic stance with a controlled high load, then uses a quick stride to start his swing. Bat speed is explosive and has rotational swing plane. He found multiple barrels with a lot of loud contact. Gap to gap approach. His best position velocity in the outfield was registered at 81 mph. Consistent accuracy to the bag, used a compact arm action and a high ¾ slot. Displayed speed and athleticism at the event, recording a 60 time of 6.95.

6/10/20

Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds.
Hit: LHH. Crouch setup, long stride.  Aggressive level swing, gap-to-gap approach, bat speed.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Above 91 mph exit velocity on pitches middle in during BP, per TrackMan.
Arm: LH. OF - 79 mph. Arm plays to truth, long arm action, H 3/4 slot
Defense: Quick first step, average hands, clean exchange.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. 

2/23/20

Positional Profile: OF/LHP 
 Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds. Compact, athletic build. 
 Hit: LHH. Crouched, slightly open setup, long stride.  Long and level path, line drive approach. 
 Power: 78 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
 Arm: LH. OF - 80 mph. Long arm action, high 3/4 slot. 
 Defense: Attacks the baseball, athletic actions, fluid footwork, steady hands, clean release, plays through the baseball. 
 Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 


6/05/19

Positional Profile: OF 
Body: 5-foot-7, 150-pounds. 
Hit: LHH. Open and narrow setup, long stride. Level path, line drive hitter.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Arm: LH. OF - 73 mph. Long arm action, over the top slot, showed accuracy.
Defense: Steady hands, attacks and plays through the ball.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.

6/02/19

Leadoff hitter. At the plate, has an advanced approach for his age, worked the count in all of his ABs. Sets up open from the left side, long stride. Short and level path to the baseball. On the day finished 4-8, two doubles, two singles, a walk, consistent hard contact. Doubled off the top of the right field wall. Above average speed for his age. On the mound, side rocker step, tall balance point, lands closed, tall and fall delivery. Long and loose arm action, throws from a high 3/4 slot. Fastball sat 67-70 MPH, topped at 72 MPH. Curveball at 58-60 MPH, 1/7 shape. Changeup at 62-65, fade movement. Maintained similar arm speed for all three pitches.

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