Damon Gladney
Damon Gladney
Damon Gladney

CLASS OF 2019

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Damon
Gladney

Eastern Kentucky
Illiana Christian (HS) • IN
6-3 • 194LBS • R/R
Travel Team: ACE

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2019 National

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2019 DRAFT White Sox ROUND 16

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9.16.18 - Eastern Kentucky commit, currently ranked No. 25 in the Illinois’ 2019 class. 6-foot-3, 194-pound, wide-shouldered, right-handed hitting infielder with advanced strength. Offensively, projects as a middle of the order bat with power potential. Strong, loose hands, easy bat strength. Path works long and uphill. Ball comes off the barrel hard and loud. Collected a number of extra base hits throughout the weekend. Sunday morning, hit a bases clearing triple off the right-field wall. In the semi-final game went hit another triple to right-center field and double off the left-center field fence. Defensively, profiles as a corner infielder. Reliable hands, firm arm action, accurate across the infield.

7.10.18 - 6-foot-3, 194-pound, right-handed hitting infielder, upside frame with present strength, wide strong shoulders. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, slightly open, leg kick trigger. Easy bat speed created with strong hands, present bat strength, pull side approach. Makes hard contact with some topspin at times. Exit velocity topped at 95 mph from a tee, with wood. 6.87 runner in the 60. Defensively arm action is short and loose, throws topped 81 mph across the diamond. Third base type projection, plays through the baseball, average footwork.

5.24.18 - Eastern Kentucky commit, currently ranked No. 37 in the Illinois’ 2019 class. 6-foot-2, 192-pound, physically-advanced, strong, physical, right-handed hitting shortstop. Hits in the three-hole for Illiana Christian. Had a big day going 2-for-2 with a walk, three RBI’s and two runs scored. Balanced setup, smooth load, leg-kick trigger and hands separate slightly. Long bat path, advanced bat strength, creates bat speed and made a lot of loud contact. Pull approach, natural lift in swing and ball jumps off the barrel. Defensively, ranges well for size. Steady hands and clean transfer. Profiles as a corner infielder or corner outfielder at the next level.

5.2.18 - Eastern Kentucky commit. Currently ranked No. 37 in the Illinois’ 2019 class. 6-foot-2, 192-pound right-handed hitting infielder, well-proportioned, athletic frame. Started at shortstop and hit third for Illiana Christian. Defensively showed athletic actions, soft hands, steady footwork, sits back on the ball at times. Clean transfer, high ¾ arm slot, ability to throw from multiple angles. Flashed a true ball, accurate and carried across the infield. Offensively, balanced, athletic setup, fluid rhythm, gets extension through contact, gap-to-gap approach. Made his one at-bat on the day count smashing a two-run homerun in the first inning. Waited back on a curveball and delivered the shot to deep centerfield.

2.11.18 - Eastern Kentucky commit. 6-foot-2, 192-pound, strong, athletically built, infielder. Has added over 30 pounds of muscle in a little over a year. Ran a 7.08 laser-timed 60; has ran a 6.72 in the past. One of the biggest breakout candidates of the event. Displayed some of the best right-handed power in the class. Starts from a balanced, slightly open setup, short leg-lift trigger and maintains balance throughout. Easy, loose swing with natural lift in swing. Creates easy bat speed, makes consistent had contact and balls jump off his bat. 99 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, profiles best at a corner infield spot. Hands and feet work together, can play on the move, maintains body control. Firm arm action, short and over-the-top; throws clocked at 81 mph across the diamond.

12.20.17 - Verbally committed to Eastern Kentucky. 

10.23.16 - 6-foot-2, 160-pound, lean, athletically built, infielder. 7.15 laser-timed 60. Right-handed hitter, simple, loose, quick twitch in swing; 88 mph exit velocity from a tee. Flashed bat speed, natural lift in swing and fluid rhythm throughout. Balanced setup, short toe tap stride. Defensively, athletically fielding position, soft hands, fluid footwork and plays under control. Throws from a ¾ to high ¾ slot, throws flashed accuracy and clocked at 77 mph across the diamond.

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