Gradin Taschner
Gradin Taschner
Gradin Taschner
Gradin Taschner
Gradin Taschner
Gradin Taschner
Gradin Taschner

CLASS OF 2022

RHP
3B

Gradin
Taschner

Neenah (HS) • WI
6-3 • 235LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Stiks
2022 National

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7/02/21

Taschner continues to cement himself as a high-end arm in the state’s incoming senior class. Built at an ultra-physical 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, Taschner attacked hitters all game long at our PBR Badger State Battle, with an aggressive, heavy fastball that started at 89-91 mph, dialing down into the 86-88 mph range as his start went on. Taschner finished his outing in five innings, striking out 10 and helping his team to a 7-2 win.

3/06/21

Positional Profile: RHP/1B; Increasingly the top uncommitted junior pitcher in the state.
Body: 6-3, 235-pounds. Physically imposing stature; broad shoulders.
Delivery: Easy effort tall/fall type pitcher. Relaxed motion with sound mechanics. Good control at balance point. Smooth rhythm. Level shoulders, stays in line. Lands square and finishes in an athletic position.
Arm Action: R/R. High 3/4 arm angle. Quick arm speed with a short and loose, whippy action.
FB: T90, 88-90 mph. Straight action FB. Big carry and jump out of the hand. T2157, 2074 average rpm.
CB: 73-75 mph. Flashed 12/6 shape. Some downer action. Low spin. T1860, 1804 average rpm.
CH: 77-80 mph. Thrown at FB arm speed. Plus pitch with late ASR action. Spots up nicely.  T1961, 1868 average rpm. 

7/02/20

6-foot-3, 205 pounds; powerful, strong, durable prospect with some huge upside in the state’s 2022 class. Taschner relieved Dobberstein on Saturday night and, like his teammate, came out hot to open his outing, sitting at a casual 82-85 mph but he reached back for an 87 or 88 when he needed to on multiple occasions, especially in two-strike counts. He throws an aggressive curveball, true 12/6 with sharp/late action (73-75 mph), though it can get a little inconsistent he’s relatively new to throwing the pitch. The ease in which Taschner operates suggests he’s in possession of some of the 2022 class’ biggest upside and ceiling. He K’d six in two without allowing a hit or run, and he walked just one.

3/08/20

Positional ProfileRHP/3B MLB bloodlines. One of the best '22 arms in the state.
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pounds. Strong, projectable frame.
Delivery: Easy, tall/fall pitcher with very mature mechanics for his age. Stays on line and has the ability to throw all three pitches for strike.
Arm Action: RH. Long, quick, and loose, over the top arm action.
FB: T87, 85-86 mph. Hard and straight FB thrown for consistent strikes.
CB: 72-73 mph. Late breaking CB thrown at FB arm speed. Breaker has 1/7 action and flashed some 12/6 movement. Thrown for strikes.
CH: 78-80 mph. Straight change, thrown at FB arm speed. Struggled to locate consistently.

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, reverse lift stride, maintains balance through contact. Bat strength swing, well above average bat speed, opposite field contact, attacks the baseball.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Above average pop.
Arm: RH. INF - 89 mph. Plus arm strength, long and loose action, high 3/4 slot, carries across the diamond.
Defense: Third base profile, actions play through the baseball, natural athlete, moves fluid and under control.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60.

7/23/19

Positional Profile: RHP/3B Two-way prospect, projects best on the mound.
Body: 6-foot-1, 190-pounds. Large frame and build, durable body type.
Delivery: Natural presence on the mound, easy tall and fall type delivery, works on line and lands square, athletic finish. Struck out two in one inning of work.
Arm Action: RH. Long loose arm action, high 3/4 slot, easy effort.
FB: T81, 77-80 mph. Played with run to arm side.
CB: 68-69 mph. 11/5 to 12/6 shape, showed ability to get swing and miss, sharp action at times.

7/23/19

Positional Profile: RHP/3B Two-way prospect, projects best on the mound.
Body: 6-foot-1, 190-pounds. Large frame and build, durable body type.
Hit: RHH. Tall, balanced setup, smooth loading action. Path is level, gap to gap contact, shows strength in swing.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Strong arm, long high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Hands work, corner infield profile, long actions at times.
Run: 4.84 runner home to first. 

7/18/19

Projectable athletic frame, proportionate body. Taschner hits from a balanced set up, with high hands, smooth load, leg lift trigger, short stride. Fast bat speed, level bat path with extension through the ball, gap-to-gap type. In gameplay against Top Tier North, hit a long home run to left-center field that cleared the tall wall on Fenway by plenty, also added two walks to his line as well. He’s also a high-follow arm in the state’s 2022 class who we have seen a couple times recently, at both the Badger State Battle as well as this past Monday at our invite-only Underclass Games event in Chicago.

6/19/19

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Large, projectable frame; strong lower half.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, athletic setup. Deliberate toe-tap stride. Fast bat, long path, looking to lift. Some extension through contact.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity from the tee. Natural bat strength for age; gap-to-gap power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 84 mph. Long, loose arm action from high ¾ slow. Throws carry across the diamond.
Defense: Reliable hands and actions, clean exchanges. Plays in control on the move. 
Run: 7.88 runner in the 60. 

6/19/19

Positional Profile: 3B/RHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pounds. Large, athletic build with strength in lower half; high projection.
Delivery: Rhythmically rocks into high knee balance point, early draw/separation, closed shoulders and closed landing.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm swing to high ¾ release; quick and loose out front.
FB: T82, 78-81 mph. Hard four-seam type with jump from hand.
CB: 70-75 mph. Gradual 12/6 break at arm speed.
CH: 74-77 mph. Firm, straight change thrown at arm speed; flashed fade.

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