Carl Harken

HS Grad 2005
Age 30 and 6 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) RHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-5, 200 lb
B/T R/R
School  Washington
Hometown  Cedar Rapids, IA USA
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National Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
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IA State Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
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GPA
3.4
SAT
--
ACT
22

4 yr Commitment
Union College 

Juco Commitment
Kirkwood CC 

College(s) interested in
Coe College 
Wartburg College 
Northern Iowa 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7
2/12/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2005 Pitcher/Catcher Indoor Showcase   Feb 12, 2005
PG Grade: 7
Carl Harken is a 2005 right hander from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with a big 6'5", 200 lb. frame. He showed some raw arm strength at the showcase, throwing in the 82-84 mph range, but one senses that there is plenty more in his arm. Harken’s delivery mechanics aren’t raw and his arm works well, but he isn’t getting as much out of his strong body and his long levers as he ideally should. Harken’s delivery starts with a sideways rocker step and low hands, and flows easily with a long arm action and circle to an extended ¾ release point. There really is no acceleration or leverage point in his delivery. One of our scouts made the remark that it looked like Harken was "walking the ball to the plate." In addition to his fastball, which had good life to it, Harken threw a 68-71 mph curveball that had some depth and 2-plane break, and showed a feel for a 73-74 mph changeup. He also did a good job of throwing strikes with all three pitches. Harken is going to be a good project for an innovative pitching coach at the next level. Offensively he has a long swing from a narrow stance. He made consistent contact off live pitching with strength in his swing, but he needs some adjustments to his hitting mechanics. He showed good hand eye coordination though. He is also a good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 85 mph
2/12/2005
53.78% Rank
best 95  avg 84
 (2005 class in 2005)

best 95  avg 82
 (2005 class)
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