Gavin Donohue
Gavin Donohue
Gavin Donohue
Gavin Donohue
Gavin Donohue
Gavin Donohue
Gavin Donohue

CLASS OF 2023

SS
RHP

Gavin
Donohue

Boston College (HS) • MA
6-0 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Showcase Legends Prospect

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2023 National

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2023 State

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8/15/21

Gavin Donohue: SS/RHP, (2023) out of Boston College, is a MA. 6-foot, 185-pound two-way prospect. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter displayed an impressive exit velocity of 97 MPH with a 73.15 MPH bat speed average and 23.11 MPH hand speed average. Donohue started in an athletic, wide stance with the hands set just off the back shoulder. A smooth load and controlled stride get him into a good hitting position. The bat head takes an uphill path through the zone and into his finish. Donohue displayed a solid fap to gap approach. Peppering balls all over the middle of the field with carry. In the infield, Donohue was  up to 81 MPH on his throws across the diamond. As he worked through the ground balls, he showed a clean exchange, soft hands, and athletic feet. He also displayed good foot-speed and athleticism at the event, recording a 60 time of 6.9. On the mound, Donohue uses a higher ¾ arm slot to produce a fastball that sits 76-79 MPH (Max spin 1964; Avg 1794) with arm side run. The delivery is simple. Allowing him to be balanced and in line with home plate. Donohue also flashed a 12/6 curveball (65-66 MPH). (Max spin 2070; Avg 2020).

 

10/04/20

5-foot-11, 165-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder and right-handed pitcher. He ran a 7.0 sixty at the event. The approach in the infield is appropriate as he remains active with his feet and the glove shows to be solid through the fielding of the baseball. He threw 81 mph across the diamond with ease. The bat has an exit velocity of 89 mph. The setup is wide in base and he uses a pick up and put down of the front foot as the ball approaches the hitting zone. The path is clean and slightly uphill through contact with the baseball. On the mound, the fastball sat 76-77 mph. The spin pitch was 57-58 mph and big in shape. The changeup was 65-66 mph and wide at times. The delivery is online with the feet and the slot is above 3/4 in height. The lift is solid in tempo and he shows minimal glove pull across the hitters vision. The bottom half has to remain closed longer through foot strike as he opens up the bottom half too quickly. 

Exit Velocity- 89 mph

INF Velocity- 81 mph

7/21/20

Donohue is a 5-foot-11, 165 pound right-handed hitting infielder with good hands at the plate. The rising junior hits out of a wider stance, with the hands in a good starting position. The swing begins with a gathering of weight to the backside using knee to knee movement. Once there, the bat takes a direct, flat path to and through contact, producing a lot of gap to gap line drives that resulted in an exit velocity of 89.7 MPH. He also ran a 7.3 second sixty.

Defensively, Donohue shows fluid actions in the middle of the diamond. The feet are athletic as he moves to get into a balanced fielding position. Transitioning through the ground ball, the hands are soft and he gets into a direct line with his target. He showed well moving laterally and some arm strength with a velocity of 76 MPH across the diamond.

On the mound, Donohue used a simple, balanced delivery with good timing and direction. The arm swing was a quick ¾ slot that gave some run to a fastball that sat 74-75 MPH. He only threw a couple breaking balls, all at 59 MPH but they showed good spin.

Exit Velocity- 90 mph
INF Velocity- 76 mph
7/01/20

5-foot-11, 160-pound, average athletic frame. Room for added weight, body and movements work with minimal effort. At the plate, hits from the right side, feet are even, slightly wider than shoulder width. Higher hand set, tilted setup, hands are back on foot strike. The swing is level through the zone, approach is more backside driven, middle to opposite. Creates a good amount of backspin, had and exit velocity of 86 mph. A good runner, ran an easy 7.09 sixty-yard dash, showing an athletic stride. Defensively, approach is under control, feet move throughout, moving very well to both sides. The glove is soft out front, clean transfer, feet and hands working together. The starts and turns are super athletic and performed correct. The arm action is clean, working from a 3/4 slot, clocked at 79 mph, with carry and flight, having enough strength to stick on left side.

Exit Velocity: 86 mph

Arm Velocity: 79 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.09

3/01/20

5-foot-10, 150-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder. The approach in the infield is excellent, the feet remain active and the glove is soft through the catch. He threw 79 mph during the infield portion of the workout. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 88 mph. The setup is athletic and the front foot gains ground as the swing is produced. The path is simple and clean through contact with the ball.  Very good prospect at an early age. 

Tee Exit Velocity- 88 mph

INF Velocity- 79 mph

3/03/19

5-foot-8, 150-pound right-handed hitting middle infielder. Showed a tremendous amount of improvement since last year, and he has gotten bigger and stronger. The approach in the infield is done correctly as he works his feet through the ball. Threw 70 mph across the diamond out of an easy arm slot. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 75 mph. The setup is athletic, uses a leg kick as the ball approaches the hitting zone. The hands work quickly to the ball. The path to the ball can be flattened for better plate coverage and contact. point. He is turning into a very good player.

Tee Exit Velocity - 75 mph
INF Velocity- 70 mph

3/04/18

5-foot-4, 120-pound right-handed hitting shortstop and right-handed pitcher. Defensively, threw 65 mph across the diamond. The approach is athletic and done properly. The glove is solid and the hands are soft. The bat has a tee exit velocity of 67 mph. Starts with the feet open, front foot closes down as the swing is taken. The weight gets to the front foot, and the path could be flattened. The swings made hard contact throughout the batting practice session. Solid skill set for the future.

Tee Exit Velocity- 67 mph
INF Velocity- 65 mph
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