Joey Van Cleave

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 4 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 18 and 5 mos
Position(s) RHP  MIF
Ht/Wt 5-10, 180 lb
B/T R/R
School  Windsor
Hometown  Windsor, CA USA
Summer Team  Sonoma County Rebels
Fall Team 
National Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
1228
Position - RHP
NA
Small RHP, upper 80s.
CA State Rank - Class of 2007 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Overall
NA
Position - RHP
NA
GPA
3.6
SAT
1540
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
San Jose State 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
8
8/26/2006
Latest Showcase Report
2006 California Showcase-Aug 26 & 27   Aug 26, 2006
PG Grade: 8
Joey Van Cleave is a 2007 RHP/MIF with a 5'10'', 180 lb. frame from Windsor CA, who attends Windsor HS. Named a Top Prospect at this event. Van Cleave has a compact, athletic build and good present day strength. Van Cleave is quite an interesting player. He is listed as a primary pitcher, but likely only because players have to list a primary and a secondary. He is about the same caliber of player as both a pitcher and a hitter, and is talented boh ways. On the mound Van Cleave has a long arm stroke, with an over the top slot. He is a bit of a drop/drive pitcher and does fall off a bit, so there are some mechanical things to smooth out. He is aggressive and has a good fastball, topping out at 87 and pitching in the mid-80s. There is good life on his fastball. Van Cleave's curveball has the ability to lock up hitters and he throws it with good arm speed. He is competitive and throws stikes with all his pitches, and very importantly, he trusts his fastball. As a hitter Van Cleave has the natural knack for squaring up the barrel at contact. He swings aggressively and the ball jumps a bit off his bat. He has good present day power, particularly to the pull side. The more he hits and faces good pitching, the better he will get. Van Cleave is a good student and has D1ability, with an approach to the game that plays well at the college level.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 87 mph
8/26/2006
77.65% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
60 7.22 sec
8/26/2006
68.89% Rank
best 6.38  avg 7.39
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 6.33  avg 7.45
 (2007 class)

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