Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Blake Dunn, C/RHP

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By Aaron Wilson
PBR Michigan Assistant Scouting Director

On July 30th through August 1st, PBR Michigan will take a select team of players in the Classes of 2017 and 2018 to represent Michigan at the PBR Future Games in Indianapolis at Grand Park.

Players receive exposure unlike any other event for underclassmen. Last year, 100+ colleges from all over the country were in attendance, including coaches from every Division I power conference in the country. Only players who have a legitimate shot at being a Division I recruit and who have an interest in the possibility of making a verbal commitment during their sophomore or junior seasons have been considered.

To view other Future Games Spotlight Articles, click below.
+ Cole Daniels, LHP/1B
+ Zavier Warren, SS/C
+ Nate Jones, OF/RHP
+ Obie Ricumstrict, MIF
+ John Malcom, LHP/1B
+ Brendel Lovell, RHP/OF
+ Spencer Schwellenbach, SS/RHP
+ Sean O'Keefe, RHP/C
+ Blake Dunn, C/RHP
+ Nolan Petroelje, RHP
+ Joey Zontini, 1B
+ Reese Trahey, OF/RHP
+ Jarrod Melle, RHP/1B
+ Shane Easter, OF/SS
+ Justin Campbell, LHP
+ Noah Bloye, OF
+ Luke McGuire, RHP/3B

Visit our scout blog, which includes velocity, pop times and in-depth scouting reports. The blog will be updated throughout the entire spring, with information on top prospects and top performances, click here.

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Team Michigan Future Games Spotlight: Blake Dunn, C/RHP

Blake DunnName: Blake Dunn
Position: C/RHP
Class: 2017
Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 175 pounds
High School: Saugatuck
Summer Team: Arsenal Baseball

Past Showcase/In-Game Performances: 
Date: 9/14/14
Scouting Report: 5-foot-10, 175 pound muli-tool athletic prospect. ¾ quick arm slot, competes and throws strikes with all three pitches. Fastball 82-86 mph, curveball with hard late break at 60-75 mph, and changeup with good sink at 73-76 mph. Excellent skills blocking and receiving behind the plate with quick transfers allowing for a pop time of 1.89-2.01. Good actions at shortstop with his glove and footwork, threw 88 mph across the infield. Ran a 4.40 home to first. No stride with quick short bat path with good extension through the baseball. Bat speed registered at 85 mph.

Blake DunnDate: 2/15/14
Scouting Report: 5-foot-10, 165-pounds with an athletic frame. Young 2017 two-way prospect that shows plenty of potential on the mound. The right-hander throws through a high-3/4 slot with short arm action. Features impressive arm speed, and an easy effort delivery. His top pitch is his 83-87 mph fastball that displays some late life in the zone. Off-speed pitches are still continuing to develop. The 11/5 breaking ball sits between 65-66 mph with some late breaking action. Arm speed on the curveball tends to slow. His 67-68 mph changeup displays arm-side run while being thrown at near fastball arm speed. Definitely a guy to keep an eye on. Registered a 7.06 60 yard dash time. Offers tools in his game as a position player as well. In the infield, he features soft hands, and a clean exchange. Topped out at 78 mph on throws to first. Also caught, featuring a quick arm and recording pop times between 2.05-2.08. At the plate, he uses a wide setup with short stride. Uses a short compact swing with level swing path. Linedrive production. Power will add as he continues to mature physically. Reached a top exit velocity of 88 mph off the tee.

Thoughts on being selected to play at the Future Games and represent the state of Michigan: "It is quite an honor to be selected to play at the Future Games and to represent the State of Michigan. A few years ago I was part of a team selected by the USSSA to represent the State of Michigan and Team Michigan won that tournament. I'm looking forward to meeting my teammates and hope that we can represent the State well."

How has PBR helped as far as recruiting and exposure: "Going to PBR events has helped me understand what colleges use to measure baseball players, and it has helped me to see where I stand compared to others in my age group. It allows me to see my strengths and weaknesses compared to others. The articles on recruiting have helped me understand what colleges look for in players/student athletes and to understand the recruiting process. I believe getting my information on PBR's website has been a good tool for colleges to learn information about myself."

Awards or academic accolades you have received:

  • Named SAC First Team All Conference (Freshman and Sophomore Years)
  • Named to the MHSAA All District Team (Freshman and Sophomore Years)
  • Named 2nd Team All State (Sophomore Year)
  • Named to the Holland All Area Team (Freshman and Sophomore Years)
  • Named Allegan All County (Freshman Year - nominations have not come out yet for 2015)
  • Inducted into the National Honor Society this year.

GPA: 3.94 GPA

Fun Fact (Anything unique about yourself): "I have been around sports all my life. My older siblings played sports (I have 8 brothers and sisters - I am second youngest). My father is our varsity head football coach and I grew up on a football field. He is also the athletic director at our school, so I also grew up on a basketball court and baseball fields. I play football, basketball and dual sport baseball and track during the spring season I am a two-time state champion in the 300 meter hurdles (freshman and sophomore years), state champion in the 4 x 400 this year and our track team was Division IV state champions this year."

2015 PBR Future Games: Team Michigan

Name State School Class Pos Commitment
Tommy Blitchok MI Grandville 2018 C
Noah Bloye MI Byron Center 2017 OF
Justin Campbell MI Bishop Foley 2017 LHP
Jeff Criswell MI Portage Central 2017 RHP
Cole Daniels MI Saline 2018 LHP
Blake Dunn MI Saugatuck 2017 C
Shane Easter MI Comstock 2017 OF
Nate Jones MI Battle Creek Lakeview 2017 OF
Brenden Lovell MI Vicksburg 2017 RHP
John Malcom MI Detroit Country Day
2018 LHP
Luke McGuire MI Sterling Heights Stevenson 2017 RHP
Jarrod Melle MI Lowell 2017 RHP
Sean O'Keefe MI Saline 2017 RHP
Nolan Petroelje MI Hudsonville 2017 RHP
Obie Ricumstrict MI Mt. Pleasant 2017 SS
Spencer Schwellenbach MI Heritage 2018 SS
Reese Trahey MI Brother Rice 2018 OF
Zavier Warren MI Birmingham Groves 2017 C
Sam Weatherly MI Howell 2017 LHP
Joey Zontini MI Eisenhower 2018 1B

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