Ava Thelen

West Bend, WI
WT:170 LBS
Arm:64 MPH
20 YD:3.25 sec
11/20/20212021 Softball Factory Fall Classic National Showcase 16u Participant  
11/17/20212021 Softball Factory Fall Classic - 16U Play in this window
08/22/2021National Evaluation and Tryout - Rosemont (Chicago), IL  
03/06/2021Official College Recruiting Membership - Lynwood (Chicago), IL Play in this window
Ava Thelen West Bend, WI info@factoryathletics.com 855-822-5115
Grad Year:2024Height:5'9Weight: 170 LBS
Primary Pos:1B Secondary Pos:3BBats:RightThrows: Right
High School:West Bend West Summer Team:BATS Academy
Exit Velo 71 Hand Size n/a Barrel Accuracy 75% Broad Jump 5'10''
Grip Strength Left:   88 Right:   95   5-10-5 Shuttle Left:   5.28 Right:   5.28  
RUNNING 20 yds:   3.25 Home to 1B:    3.90 THROWING Velocity:   64 Arm Strength:   50
INFIELD Fielding:   50
RH HITTINGHitting:   55 Power:   55  
OVERALL Position Projection:
11/17/2021 - 2021 Softball Factory Fall Classic - 16U Ava is a 2024 graduate who plays utility and 1B. She is tall and lanky and is willing to try new things. She works behind the ball and is very athletic and strong. She has power in the box with an exit velocity of 69MPH. Improving her softball IQ and hitting an inside pitch will help Ava take her game to the next level. Overall, she has the skill set and tools to play at the next level.
08/22/2021 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Rosemont (Chicago), IL Ava continues to excel in both her athletic testing metrics and fundamental abilities as a softball player. She was able to improve her broad jump, short shuttle run and exit velocity since seeing her last. She needs to continue to work on speed/agility to enhance her base running and range at 1B. Offensively, Ava has a powerful swing based on overall strength and excellent swing mechanics. She shows a simple load and stride approach with a lot of rhythm to her swing. Ava gets her lower half engaged leading to a lot of projectable power (71 mph exit velocity). She needs to work on staying back and trusting the quickness in her hands, not letting her hips drift forward too soon. Defensively, Ava shows good preparation and footwork to her fielding position. She plays low and fields the ball out in front of her body. We want to see her play down and through her throws and drive toward her target more. Ava had an outstanding freshman season and will continue to achieve with hard work!
03/06/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Lynwood (Chicago), IL Ava is a 2024 1B with a strong skill set. In the box, Ava is a RHH that uses square stance with a short stride. She generates fast bat speed and shows natural pop. She works all fields with gap power. Creating more weight transfer in her swing will allow her to engage her lower half and see more power production. At 1B, Ava has a great presence. She shows a nice pre pitch approach, presents her glove on time and fields with sure hands. She makes a clean transfer, has a short arm action and makes accurate throws with carry. Incorporating ladder drills in her work outs will allow her to quicken her feet. Overall, Ava is an exciting player to watch and we look forward to seeing her play at the next level.