Brian Van Kirk

HS Grad 2004
Age 32 and 10 mos
Age on 2004 Draft 18 and 9 mos
Position(s) C  1B, OF
Ht/Wt 6-0, 200 lb
School  Westminster Academy
Hometown  SW Ranches, FL USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team 
MLB Draft 
Round 20 by Red Sox in 2004
National Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - C
FL State Rank - Class of 2004
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2004
Position - C

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4 yr Commitment
Florida Atlantic

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2004 World Showcase   Jan 10, 2004
PG Grade: 9.5
Van Kirk was one of the most impressive hitters at the Showcase and really helped himself with the pro scouts and in the Perfect Game rankings. His batting practice was a clinic, as he laced rocket after rocket off and over the left field fence. Van Kirk has an open stance with a nice big load and a full aggressive swing that generates excellent bat speed. More impressively, Van Kirk took the same swing and approach into the games and continued to crush the ball. Third basemen have to be on their toes with Van Kirk at the plate. His line drive pull approach is similar to a young Craig Biggio’s. In fact, Van Kirk’s catching is similar to Biggio’s too. His arm strength is fringy big league average but he throws accurately and is an intense competitor. While Van Kirk is a strong runner, especially for a catcher, at 6.96, the Biggio comparison ends there, as Brian is 6'1/200. His bat speed is right up there with anyone in the country. He has committed to Florida Atlantic.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

60 6.94 sec
84.44% Rank
best 6.29  avg 7.30
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 6.29  avg 7.39
 (2004 class)
C 78 mph
60% Rank
best 89  avg 76
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 89  avg 74
 (2004 class)
Pop 1.89 sec
74.47% Rank
best 1.72  avg 2.00
 (2004 class in 2004)

best 1.72  avg 2.04
 (2004 class)
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