Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle
Grant Van Winkle

CLASS OF 2020

SS
2B

Grant
Van Winkle

Granville (HS) • OH
5-10 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Bo Jackson Elite
2020 National

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6/13/18
A righty swinger that starts in a tall, open setup, Movements are athletic in load, putting him in a balanced position at launch. Swing has some natural loft with strength being apparent to hands. Ball jumps off the barrel and he will use both gaps. Middle of the lineup type bat that squares the ball up often. At third base he plays with fluidity and under control. An above average athlete for the spot with good actions. Arm is loose and ball comes out well with enough arm for the left side.

5/30/18
Van Winkle showed up noticeably leaner while gaining physicality since the last time we saw him, translating most obviously to his swing. Batspeed and strength were both improved and he was able to generate more effortless juice. Drove both gaps in BP with signs of power starting to show. Worked out at shortstop where he showed reliable hands and mechanically sound feet. Although fit still looks to be at third base in college he looked more than capable at short on this day.
Home to 1st: 4.66
Infield Velocity: 80
Exit Velocity 85

 

2/18/18
On the mound, his delivery is up tempo and in rhythm. Throws from a ¾ arm slot with a natural release. Utilizes his whole body in his delivery. Fastball moves downhill with slight cut action at 78-80 mph. Breaking ball moves sharply on an 11-5 plane at 63-65 mph.  Developing swing and miss pitch. Changeup has some serious arm side fade coming in at 72-73 mph. Throws the offering with very similar arm speed. Consistently stays in the zone to both sides of the plate. Really impressed at the plate. Load is fluid with an explosive lower half explosive. Path is level with solid feel for finding the barrel. Strength stands out, generating easy gap pop. Middle of the lineup type.
60-yard dash: 7.58
Infield Velocity: 78
Exit Velocity: 86

1/27/18

5-foot-10, 175 pound right handed hitting infielder was one of the better players of the event in the 2020 class. Van Winkle’s swing was short and compact and brought good power along with it. He hit 85 on the radar gun for his exit velocity. His lower half looked good as it used it to drive several balls in the round. In the infield, he has soft hands and showed good actions getting to the ball as he moves his feet well and takes momentum towards his target. He had an average velocity across the diamond at 79 mph with room to grow. He can improve by coming through the ball on backhands instead of putting the glove down to stick it. Overall great tools that can develop into playing at a high level in college.

7/5/17
A right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced setup. Loading sequence is fluid. Movements are well timed and he syncs his body up well. Natural tools are well above average for his class. Path is level and he gets on plane early.  Ball jumps off his bat, showing the ability to drive the gaps with authority. Has the look of a run producer at the next level. At third base he looks confident and athletic. Footwork is clean and he does a nice job creating angles in his pre fielding footwork. Ball skills are advanced for his age. Moves well laterally and glove skills stay outside his funnel. Impressive defender. On the bump the righty has a fluid, repeatable delivery. Mechanically sound and arm works well. Ball gets out of his hand well with little effort. Arm moves through a high-¾ slot with above average arm speed. Pounded the zone with his fastball that was mostly straight through the zone with arm side run at times. Spins a sharp, 11/5 shaped breaking ball with depth. Throws the pitch with confidence and will use it in any count.
FB: 72-78
CB: 63-64
Home-1st: 5.05
Infield Velocity: 73
Exit Velocity: 79

6/28/16
5-foot-10, 175-pound strong frame. Had impressive pop in batting practice, driving multiple balls to deep parts of the field. Uses a leg kick for timing and weight shift while keeping his hands simple. Very, very strong kid. Reached a top exit velocity of 82 mph. In the infield he showed some quickness to his feet with developing glove skills. Threw with 72 mph arm strength across the field. Ran a 7.99 60-yard dash. On the mound he works from a near over the top slot with long, loose arm action. Fastball works on a downward plane sitting 72-73 mph. His 12/6 curveball was sharp and had good depth.

3/19/16
Physically mature for his age at 5-foot-10, 170-pounds. On the mound he has a quick tempo to a delivery that requires little effort. Fastball jumps out of his hands with slight run at 73-78 mph. Tends to slow down his arm on his 12/6 curveball that sits between 55-56 mph. Also mixed in a changeup near fastball armspeed at 60-61 mph. Grant uses a simple approach at the plate to let his strength and batspeed go to work. Bat gets through the zone quickly, with good extension through contact producing regular line drives. Registered a top exit velocity of 84 mph with much more in the tank. Showed off one of the more impressive arms of the day across the infield, throwing with 73 mph arm strength to first base.
8/16/15

5-foot-9, 170-pound solid build with very good tools at such a young age. Right-handed hitter that starts square with a big leg kick for his load. Tends to get his foot down to late with a flat swing. Shows real bat speed for his age with 84 mph exit velocity. From the outfield he shows a good run thru and tends to open up on his throws with 74 mph arm strength. At third base he fields the ball into his body with a clean exchange. Throws from a high-3/4 slot with 72 mph arm strength across the diamond. He did throw one inning on the mound he has slow tempo delivery with high leg kick and quick arm. His fastball from a high-3/4 slot sat 71-73 mph and spins a breaking ball at 57-58 mph with a changeup 65-67 mph. Showcased a cut fastball with side to side movement at 64-66.

3/14/15: Grant showcased an impressive skill set for a 7th grader.  His actions at the plate were very mature for age.  He has fast hands, explosive lower half, and produced gap power.  Grant’s exit velo was 84mph.  His stride is short, loads hands back, and gets good extension post-contact.  Defensively, throws from a high ¾ and has average arm speed.  Grant’s hands were average and exchange was quick.  He plays through the ball well from the OF but will need to work on crow hop as he matures.  On the mound, he features a drop and drive delivery with long arm action.  Arm speed is above average (topped at 73mph).  He stays in line and finishes athletically.  His FB was heavy and thrown for strikes.  Grant’s change-up has late arm-side run and sink.  He also features a Cutter that had decent movement.

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