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May 14, 2008 - May 14, 2008   Navy
  11

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Clayton VanderLaan
RHP 6-0 190   R/R

60yd
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
FB
89
Range
86-89
CB
76
SL
CH
81
Split
Knuckle
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Clayton VanderLaan is a 2008 RHP with a 6'0'', 190 lb. frame from Houston, TX who attends Cypress Ridge. Clayton uses a low 3/4 release and his delivery bring to mind Dennis Eckersley. His fastball was in the high 80's this outing with occasional hard run and consistent sink. He has a loose arm that projects more. His change was good and had good velocity difference from his fastball. Hitters could not get good looks off him with his deceptive delivery. He has signed with Michigan St.
PG Grade 9.5




Jun 15, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007   Orange
  10

St. Xavier HS - Cincinnati, OH
Clayton VanderLaan
RHP 6-0 188   R/R

60yd
7.10
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
FB
90
Range
87-89
CB
73
SL
76
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Clayton VanderLaan is a 2008 RHP with a 6'0'', 188 lb. frame from Houston, TX who attends Cypress Ridge HS. He has a strong and stocky build with very good present strength in his core. VanderLaan throws from a full and complicated delivery, with a pause at the top to disrupt the hitter's timing and some drive to the plate. Vanderlaan hides the ball well and he will drop down and change his arm angle for additional deception. He threw his fastball in the upper 80's, touching 90 mph, but looked to be throwing 2-seamers all the time and his low release point generated excellent hard boring/sinking action at times. VanderLaan complimented his fastball with a mid-70's slurve from the same lower release point that had good depth. He looks like he is a ground ball machine who pounds the strike zone and knows what his strengths are on the mound. This type of pitching style tends to pitch better the higher it goes. VanderLaan is also a good student.
PG Grade 9.5




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Dec 28, 2006 - Dec 30, 2006   33-Dark Green
  72

Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Clayton VanderLaan
RHP 6-0 188   R/R

60yd
7.39
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
FB
90
Range
87-88
CB
76
SL
CH
74
Split
Knuckle
10yd
30yd
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Bat Speed
Hand Speed
Time to Impact
FB
Clayton VanderLaan is a 2008 RHP/OF that attends Cypress Ridge HS and resides in Houston, TX with a 6'0", 188 lb. frame. Clayton has a strong athletic build with great potential on the mound. He has a strong pitcher's body with a good lower half. On the mound Clayton has a long quick arm action with good run and sink. Clayton has good feel for a slurve and a nice straight change-up. Clayton's arm is very live with great life and with a little more polish he will be very tough to hit. His potential is huge on the mound. At the plate Clayton has nice raw power potential with good present strength in his swing. He will need to make some adjustments at the plate to reach his potential. Clayton is a strong student that will be a highest-level prospect in the next few years.
PG Grade 9.5