UK baseball commit Caden Dana dazzled in the Perfect Game National Showcase, fanning all six of the batters he faced in dominant fashion.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) July 18, 2021
Dana blew four hitters away with his fastball, which he at one point dialed up to 94.6 mph, and froze two others with his breaking ball. It was an eye-popping display of command by one of UK’s top commits for 2022. I mean, listen to the pop of that mitt.
Electric start to the final day of PG National from 2022 RHP Caden Dana (New York). Struck out all 6 batters he faced with 11 swinging strikes. Kentucky commit. pic.twitter.com/BfwsT9qJ6X
— Ben Badler (@BenBadler) July 18, 2021
Well, this is a rude awakening for these kids. Caden Dana (NY) comes out firing 92-94 on the FB and showed off the CB with great shape and depth at 76-79. Freezes Giovanni Febus with this Uncle Charlie. Kentucky commit. #PGNational pic.twitter.com/hsuiBNYME1
— Tyler Jennings (@TylerJennings24) July 18, 2021
The 6-foot-4, 19-year-old is already considered an intriguing 2022 MLB Draft prospect, and performances like this only serve to make him a more attractive target.
Impressive performance from one of UK’s top commits in 2022. Dana and OF Tommy Specht both have quite a bit of draft buzz, but that’s the kind of talent UK hopes to get on campus. Potential impact guys from day one. https://t.co/Sa8F4V8wtv
— Derek Terry (@DerekSTerry) July 18, 2021
It’s hard to look too into the future regarding that situation, but rest assured: Today, head coach Nick Mingione and the Bat Cats are enjoying the proposition of what might be in store if Dana finds himself donning the blue and white next season.
— Perfect Game USA (@PerfectGameUSA) July 18, 2021