2025 3B/RHP Kaden Hathaway (6-foot-3, 178-pounds) from Trinity High School in Washington, Pennsylvania committed to West Virginia baseball yesterday.
I’m extremely honored and blessed to announce my commitment to West Virginia University. I want to thank my family, and all of my coaches for making this possible. @WVUBaseball @stevesabins @J_Gar12 @CoachMazey @MarkGinther3 @ArtilleryBASE @PGHOutlaws_ @PBRPennsylvania pic.twitter.com/d0L27bcwye
— Kaden Hathaway (@HathawayKaden) June 29, 2022
Hathaway was given a nine by Perfect Game USA. A nine is there second-highest possible score and is given to a “potential top 10 round pick and/or highest level college prospect.”
In the more traditional star rating, a nine would be similar to a player receiving a four-star rating or, at worse, being a high-level three-star recruit.
The 16-year-old already throws a fastball that reaches 86 mph. He ran a 6.94 60-yard dash. His scouting breakdown from Perfect Game is as follows:
“Long and lanky build with some present strength and the potential for lots more, very projectable body in all ways…
“Primary third baseman on defense, has an over the top arm slot with some carry on his throws, can change his slots on his throws, some idea on his footwork rounding the ball, tends to stab at the ball with his glove. Right handed hitter, hits from a wide even base with a barrel wrap load, long and loose swing with easy bat speed and extension, ball comes off the barrel well when he’s on time and squared up, projects power in the future.
“Graded out higher as a pitcher at this event. Has a loose and whippy high 3/4’s arm action with good extension out front, works from a low effort delivery with good balance. Fastball sat in the mid-80’s and came out of his hand easy and quickly. Threw both a curveball and slider and showed nice ability to spin the ball, curveball was tight with 11/5 bite, slider had late horizontal life. Four pitch arsenal with a promising change up with hard late fade on occasional.”
He was named to the Western Pennsylvania Indoor Showcase Top Prospect List for Perfect Game USA. He is described as a very good student in school and there is the possibility that he will be a two-way player at West Virginia, pitching and hitting.