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Jul 03, 2007 - Jul 09, 2007   Ontario Blue Jays  28
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Eric Wakeman
SS RHP 6-1 180   L/R

FB
80
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
79-80
CB
68
SL
CH
70
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   Ontario Blue Jays  28
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Eric Wakeman
SS RHP 6-1 180   L/R

FB
82
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
78-82
CB
68
SL
CH
67
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Sep 30, 2006 - Oct 01, 2006   Steel  18
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Eric Wakeman
SS RHP 6-1 180   L/R

FB
82
60
7.06
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
80-82
CB
66
SL
71
CH
70
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Eric Wakeman is a 2007 SS/P with a 6'1'', 180 lb. frame from Aurora ON, who attends Cardinal Carter HS. He has a solid athletic build with good proportions and present strength. Wakeman is a primary shortstop but he didn't take infield drills and pitched, so we didn't get a good feel for his defense. He did have good speed and quickness in his actions and nice athletic balance. With the bat, Wakeman hit out of a spread stance with an exaggerated pre-load approach. He had little rhythm to start the bat and committed early to pitches and was often way out front and around the ball. When he stayed back, Wakeman showed some bat speed and strength in his swing. He lifted a few balls well and showed gap to gap power. Wakeman has good hitting tools but his approach needs adjustments in order to take advantage of them. On the mound, Wakeman has an athletic, easy delivery with a compact, tension free arm action. He has a high leg kick and does a good job hiding the ball from the hitters. His fastball was 80-82 mph with some run. Wakeman threw both a curveball and a slider, with the curveball having a sharper break to it. He also mixed in a couple of 70 mph changes that showed very good deception and movement. Wakeman mixes up his pitches, throws strikes and was very effective during his outing. Overall, Wakeman is a talented athlete and has a very good balance of baseball skills/tools. He should keep improving, especially with the bat.
PG Grade 7.5




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Jul 03, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006   Ontario Blue Jays 17U  28
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Eric Wakeman
SS RHP 6-1 180   L/R

FB
84
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81-84
CB
72
SL
CH
67
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Oct 01, 2005 - Oct 02, 2005   Steel  5
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Eric Wakeman
SS RHP 6-0 180   L/R

FB
60
7.03
40
OF
IF
79
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Eric Wakeman is a 6-0, 180 lb left handed hitting shortstop from Canada. He has a nice athletic build and looks pretty mature physically. Wakeman is a very good runner underway at 7.03 and shows good lateral ability going after ground balls in both directions. He has solid arm strength across the diamond. Wakeman will need more work on his hands and his balance fielding ground balls to stay in the middle of the infield at the next level but his raw athletic ability should enable him to play other positions well. Offensively, Wakeman has a balanced set up at the plate with a line drive swing plane. He is an arm swinger with little ower half involvement but has the hand and upper body strength to generate some bat speed. He's looking to pull and will occasionally hit around the ball. He has the overall othletic ability to keep improving his baseball skills.
PG Grade 6.5