Richard "Jon" Gulbransen

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 6 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 6 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-0, 195 lb
B/T L/L
School  Fox Valley Lutheran
Hometown  Appleton, WI USA
Summer Team  Babe Ruth 15U
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
1436
Position - LHP
NA
LHP mid to better 80s, now a power hitter, could move up.
WI State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - LHP
NA
GPA
3.8
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Valparaiso 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8.5
12/28/2004
Latest Showcase Report
2005 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase   Oct 01, 2005
PG Grade: 8.5
Richard "Jon" Gulbransen is a very strong 6-0, 195 lb left handed pitcher from Wisconsin who had a very impressive showcase. He throws from a high 3/4's release point with a long and low arm swing in back and very good extension out front. Gulbransen has a very fast arm and it works smoothly. He has good balance in his delivery. Gulbransen's fastball was 84-86 mph with some late life to it. He threw a 79 mph change up that was a bit hard compared to his fastball but is a good starting point to develop the pitch. Gulbransen's curveball was a sharp 71 mph downer curveball that had a shorter slider like break. Aside from his raw stuff, the most impressive thing about Gulbransen was his approach to pitching. He worked very fast and was aggressive about throwing strikes and attacking hitters early in the count. Gulbransen is a good overall athlete who can field his position and swing the bat with some power. He is a very good student as well. Very good follow.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
10/1/2005
91.68% Rank
best 95  avg 80
 (2007 class in 2005)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.60 sec
12/28/2004
53.47% Rank
best 6.58  avg 7.65
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)
IF 77 mph
12/28/2004
70.69% Rank
best 87  avg 73
 (2007 class in 2004)

best 94  avg 76
 (2007 class)

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