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Oct 01, 2005 - Oct 02, 2005   Navy  14
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jon Rondeau
LHP 1B, OF 5-9 185   L/L

FB
80
60
7.82
40
OF
80
IF
1B
75
C
Pop
Range
80
CB
68
SL
CH
72
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jon Rondeau is a 5-9, 185 lb senior left handed pitcher from Canada. Rondeau is one of our favorite players and one of the first things we did when the Ontario Blue Jays submitted their showcase roster was to check if Rondeau was on it. He is an extremely polished pitcher who gets outs so quickly that he can put an event ahead of schedule all by himself. We've joked about him pitching 7 innings at a showcase. Rondeau's fastball only touches 80 mph but he spots it with precision and his off speed stuff makes it look much harder. Rondeau's breaking ball is a big "roundhouse" curveball at 68 mph. His go to pitch is a 70-72 mph change up that he gets excellent arm speed on. Rondeau pays no attention to the count and will throw any pitch on any count, but he's almost always ahead. Rondeau is also a talented defensive player at both first base and at a corner outfield spot and swings the bat with authority. Overlook the body and overlook the radar gun! This young man can get outs for just about any college program in the country.
PG Grade 8.0




Apr 30, 2005 - May 01, 2005   Green  10
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jon Rondeau
LHP 1B, OF 5-9 190   L/L

FB
82
60
8.05
40
OF
IF
1B
80
C
Pop
Range
82
CB
67
SL
CH
71
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Rondeau is a short, barrel chested, square shouldered left handed pitcher who is a much better overall athlete than he looks like at first glance. He’s a senior from Canada who can definitely pitch at any number of college/JC programs in the Midwest and Northeast. Rondeau’s velocity isn’t anything special at 80-82 mph but he does everything else extremely well. He spots his fastball precisely, is never near the middle of the plate and even will drop down from his high ¾’s release point to left handers and crossfire them with no loss of location or velocity. Rondeau’s curveball is very sharp and deep at 66-68 mph and it overmatched every left handed hitter he faced. His change up is also a quality offering at 73 mph with lots of run and sink. We’ve seen Rondeau pitch before and he carves up a batting order with minimal effort and there’s no reason he won’t do it at the next level as well. Rondeau is also a very nice hitter who makes consistent solid contact and a slick fielding first baseman, so he can contribute at the right college program in other ways as well.
PG Grade 8.0




May 01, 2004 - May 02, 2004   Navy  38
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jon Rondeau
LHP 1B, OF 5-8 180   L/L

FB
78
60
40
OF
IF
73
1B
C
Pop
Range
78
CB
68
SL
CH
71
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
LHP Jon Rondeau: Rondeau is a short, stocky sophomore left hander from Ontario. What he lacks in physical stature and projection, he more than makes up for in pitching guile and knowledge. We’d bet that he mows through line ups back at home pretty quickly. Rondeau faced 10 hitters at the Showcase over three innings and probably didn’t throw 30 pitches in getting nine easy outs along with a harmless 2-out single. Rondeau has a nice easy delivery and arm action that uses little effort. He pitches consistently at 77-78 mph with his fastball and puts it right where he wants it. One thing that he consistently tried to do is pitch up and in to right handed batters and he was rewarded with several early count pop ups. Rondeau will work a 71 mph change up off his fastball lower in the zone and also throw a 69 mph breaking ball with a short, slider type of break. There are plenty of college programs around the country that this young man can get outs for if the coach/recruiter ignores the radar gun and looks deeper.
PG Grade 7.0