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Blake Donnan '20 Recruiting Profile

Taylorville Sr High SchoolTaylorville, ILBaseball
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ClubDecatur Commodores
Height6'6"
Weight215lbs
Age22
Primary PositionRHP
Secondary PositionRight Fielder
Dominant HandRight
Top Fastball Velocity86
Exit Velocity85
Consistent Fastball Velocity84
Consistent Changeup Velocity 72
Consistent Breaking Ball Velocity76

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Personal Statement

    Baseball has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was about eleven or twelve, I knew that I wanted to play this sport as long as I could. I have been blessed to have my parents that allow me to have the best opportunities to help me improve my game. I have had to make sacrifices to achieve my goal of playing college baseball. For years I was a three-sport athlete.   After my freshman year, I made the difficult decision to no longer play basketball.  I spent the winter season working on improving my craft and to be the best it can possibly be.  This decision was made so that I could reach my goal of playing college baseball.  This, in turn, helps the teams that I play for. I have had the opportunity to play for both strong teams and teams that have struggled. This has made me mature at a young age. I have learned from my losses, but I have not become accustomed to them. I am a very competitive person and a gracious winner. I am always encouraging my teammates to help them reach their highest potential. Playing for different teams in different communities has introduced me to many people. This has helped strengthen my interactions with others. On a college team, there are new players every year that change the team dynamics. I believe my experience with playing for many teams has allowed me to learn how to adapt to the different dynamics, personalities and coaching styles.  This has helped improve my game. In college, the newness would help me grow to become the best player and person I can be.


School is something that has come easily to me. I have always strived to be the best student.  Currently, I am enrolled in advanced classes and am ranking in the top 10 of my class. I understand that academics at the collegiate level are more difficult than high school and I am ready to take on that challenge. I have aspired to become an orthopedic surgeon.  I understand that juggling both academics and athletics will be difficult but I am up for the challenge. I feel that my current class load coupled with my athletic requirements have prepared me for the next level. My desire is to attend a school fit for my aspirations and keep my grades at a high level so I can reach my goal of becoming a doctor.

    

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter
  • 1 year
  • 2018 Varsity Team
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    Starter
     - Jersey: #14

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience
  • 1 season
  • 2018 Decatur Commodores

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Brian Sample

Events

  • Camp/Event
  • Underclassmen Invitational (invite only)
  • 2/18/18 to 2/18/18
  • 6-foot-4, 205-pound, right-handed pitcher, strong, wide-shouldered, powerful frame. Drop and drive delivery, lands closed with regular effort throughout. Short, loose and quick arm action from a high ¾ window. Fastball showed heavy run and sink action.
  • Camp/Event
  • Prep Baseball Report - Preseason ID.
  • 1/27/18 to 1/27/18
  • 1.27.18 - 6-foot-4, 205-pound, two-way player with an advanced, athletic, strong frame. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, compact delivery, stays on-line and lands square. Short arm action, high ¾ slot. Fastball, run and sink, heavy at times, thrown for strikes, sat 80-81 mph. Slider, thrown aggressively, 10/4 shape, cutter action at times, 70-74 mph. Changeup, ranged between 63-68 mph. At the plate, right-handed hitter, balanced, wide setup, static and short leg-kick trigger. Present bat strength, line-drive approach and ball jumps off his bat at times. 85 mph exit velocity from a tee.

Statistics

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Academics

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High School Information

StateIllinois
Phone(217) 824-2268

Academic Accomplishments

Are you in honor classes?
Yes. English, Math, and Science

Awards and Activities

  • AwardsHonor Roll - Others are not available for Sophomores.
  • ActivitiesStudent Council, Chemistry Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Purple Reign (school spirit club)

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