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Kankakee Valley's Caden Vanderhere Looking To End His Senior Year With a Bang

Kankakee Valley's Caden Vanderhere Looking To End His Senior Year With a Bang


February 17, 2023

Wheatfield, IN: Class of 2023 Caden Vanderhere from Kankakee Valley High School is a versatile and multi-talented baseball player with a passion for the game. Standing at 6’0” weighing in at 230 lbs, Caden is a force to be reckoned with on the mound and behind the plate. With his glaringly strong arm, Caden is a dominant pitcher and a valuable asset to his club team, Southlake Sabotage, and his school team, the Kankakee Valley Kougars. He also displays his quick reflexes and utility when he steps in at catcher as a secondary position.

Caden’s pitching stats are truly impressive. In 50 innings pitched, he has recorded 64 strikeouts, 26 walks, and a 4.0 ERA. His top velocity is a blazing 86 mph, making him a formidable opponent for any batter. Caden’s natural power and sound mechanics make him a top prospect at the next level.

In addition to his pitching prowess, Caden is also a strong hitter. With 67 AB, Caden has hit 8 doubles, 3 homeruns, 18 RBIs, 2 stolen bases and 10 runs scored. His exit velocity of 96 mph and slugging percentage of 0.552 demonstrate his raw strength and ability to drive the ball with authority.

Caden’s academic performance is just as impressive as his athletic performance. With a GPA of 3.92 and an SAT score of 1110. Caden is a student-athlete who takes his education seriously He has received strong interest from several colleges, including Dominican University, Central Christian University, and Presentation College.

His coach says, “Caden is the complete package - a talented pitcher and catcher with a strong arm, quick reflexes, and an innate strength that sets him apart from the rest. He has a high baseball IQ, excellent academics, and an adaptive skill set that makes him a significant piece to any team. Caden’s a player who consistently brings his best game to the field, and I am confident he will continue to do so at the next level.”

Caden’s athletic abilities don’t stop at baseball. He is also a two-sport athlete, playing football as well. This versatility and athleticism, combined with his strong IQ make Caden a treasured asset to any program.

Caden is overall a talented and well-rounded athlete with a bright future ahead of him. Whether he pitches, catches, or hits, Caden’s strong arm and sound mechanics make him a player to watch in the 2023 recruiting class.

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