Projectable Arn Has Bright Future On The Mound


Bruce Hefflinger
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Projectable Arn Has Bright Future On The Mound

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Kaden Arn

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Benjamin Logan
    State: OH
  • Summer Team: Bo Jackson Elite 2022
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/14/21)
82 - 88
FB
(07/14/21)
73 - 76
CB
(08/22/20)
76 - 78
CH
(02/21/21)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
68 - 71
CH
72 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 86
CB
68 - 71
CH
72 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
82 - 88
CB
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 87
CB
62 - 64
CH
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
70 - 71
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 84
CB
64 - 66
CH
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
64 - 67
CH
70 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 80
CB
62 - 65
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
80 - 82
CB
60 - 64
CH
68 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
81 - 84
CB
65 - 67
CH
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
76 - 79
CB
60 - 61
Trackman - Fastball
86.58
Velocity (max)
(02/21/21)
83.55
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/10/21)
2303
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/21)
2211
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/21/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.04
Velo Range
81.73 - 84.76
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.55
Spin Rate (max)
2303
Spin Rate (avg)
2172
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.55
Velo Range
83.95 - 85.36
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.31
Spin Rate (max)
2098
Spin Rate (avg)
1955
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.58
Velo Range
86.12 - 86.55
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.68
Spin Rate (max)
2272
Spin Rate (avg)
2211
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.77
Velo Range
79.18 - 82.25
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.96
Spin Rate (max)
1920
Spin Rate (avg)
1839
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.81
Velocity (max)
(08/10/21)
67.89
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/10/21)
2198
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/21)
2125
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/21/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.81
Velo Range
66.5 - 70.44
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.89
Spin Rate (max)
2198
Spin Rate (avg)
2033
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.89
Velo Range
64.77 - 66.89
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.14
Spin Rate (max)
2052
Spin Rate (avg)
1980
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.78
Velo Range
70.59 - 70.78
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.63
Spin Rate (max)
2173
Spin Rate (avg)
2125
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
65.58
Velo Range
62.03 - 65.19
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.3
Spin Rate (max)
1885
Spin Rate (avg)
1586
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.96
Velocity (max)
(02/21/21)
74.41
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/21/21)
2075
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/21)
1813
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/10/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.42
Velo Range
71.06 - 74.24
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.3
Spin Rate (max)
2075
Spin Rate (avg)
1813
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.49
Velo Range
69.98 - 73.49
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.28
Spin Rate (max)
1512
Spin Rate (avg)
1472
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.96
Velo Range
76.17 - 77.96
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.41
Spin Rate (max)
1698
Spin Rate (avg)
1637
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
70.64
Velo Range
69.41 - 70.64
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.27
Spin Rate (max)
1314
Spin Rate (avg)
1267
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Projectable Arn Has Bright Future On The Mound

BELLEFONTAINE - While Kaden Arn has changed as a player, his personality off the field remains the same.

“I’ve got a good attitude and don’t bring the team down,” related the Ben Logan incoming senior. “I’m the first one out of the dugout when a teammate scores.”

There is more to describe the 17-year-old from southwest Ohio.

“I’ve been working with kids in my neighborhood trying to get them better for future high school teams,” Arn said.

The 26th-rated 2022 right-handed pitcher in the state has been a big help for whatever squad he has played on of late, most recently throwing a no-hitter for Bo Jackson Elite in the championship game of a tournament in Alabama against the Mississippi Rangers.

“That was my second no-hitter I’ve ever thrown,” pointed out Arn. “I threw one my freshman year of high school.”

This past season, Arn earned first-team All-State honors in leading Ben Logan to number one in the final PBR Division III rankings, finishing 7-1 with one save and a 0.40 ERA, fanning 73 in 51.2 innings.

“I lost 30 pounds since last fall and that’s helped me get more mobility on the mound,” explained the 6-3 190-pounder, who also batted .386 with 23 RBIs and 19 runs scored for the Raiders. “I’m stronger with more lean muscle.”

It has colleges taking an interest in the former 220-pounder, who hit 87 with his fastball at the Ohio Top Prospect Games last month.

“I’ve been talking with a few schools that watched me at Grand Park and at the Top Prospect Games,” Arn noted. “I made a few contacts there, some D-I schools in the MAC.”

The 14th-ranked uncommitted 2022 RHP in Ohio brings a lot to the table.

“They like my size and that I’ve got a whippy arm, so I’m pretty projectable,” Arn explained. “They also like my pitchability. I can control all three pitches.”

Jordan Chiero, PBR Ohio Scouting Director, sees a bright future for the 85th-rated player in Ohio’s 2022 class.

“He’s a guy that’s on college coaches radar because he has several physical indicators of a guy who has another jump left in there,” Chiero said. “Combine the potential for more velocity and his present pitchability/6-foot-3 frame, and there’s a ton to like.” 

Playing at a prestigious event like the Top Prospect Games, as well as on a team like Bo Jackson, has been a blessing according to Arn.

“It’s been a great experience,” Arn related. “You’re always seeing great competition so you really have to learn how to pitch. I’ve also been able to learn by looking at what others are doing and how they prepare themselves and I try to copy that.”

Plenty of help has come along the baseball journey for Arn, who credits his father, Brad, along with Brian Garman, Scott Wilson and coaches (Tom) Shaffer, (Connor) Crotty and (Stephen) Hernon with being instrumental in his development. “Mark Brunswick, Billy Fultz, Casey Rausch, Kevin Price and John LaCort are coaches that early in my career really got things started,” added Arn.

“I’ve wanted to play college baseball since I was playing 9U,” reflected Arn, who also excels at Ben Logan in the sport of basketball. “I’ve always loved baseball. When I was 14 I grew a lot and became a better pitcher and college started becoming realistic.”

Arn is confident about having the ability to benefit a program at the next level.

“I get outs,” Arn said. “I'm a pretty efficient pitcher. My mindset is to throw strikes and if I get strikeouts I get them. Just spot up and let them hit it.”

More velocity is necessary according to Arn.

“I really need about three more miles per hour,” Arn admitted. “I also need more break on all my pitches and to get stronger.”

While working toward those goals, Arn hopes to commit by the end of fall.

“I’m going to finish summer ball, play fall ball and attend prospect camps at schools I like,” concluded Arn, a 3.19 student planning to major in business economics. “I’m looking for good academics, nice facilities, good coaching and a good atmosphere. Pitch development and how they’re going to make a pitcher better is also important.”



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