Thomas Donovan 5′ 9″ 150 lbs. SS/2B/3B, Bats R Throws R, Walton HS Varsity Baseball, Dual Sports Athlete – Baseball & Hockey, 2023 All County Team 2B, 4.5 GPA, 1540 SAT, Honor Society Member, STEM Academy for Advanced Math & Science, Class of 2023.

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Thomas Donovan, a senior at Walton High School, had a good 2022 season; his first on varsity. He played shortstop and started in multiple region games including the 7A region championship win against Harrison HS. He received the Pete Rose Hustle Award at season end, voted unanimously by his peers. During his last year on JV he rotated between 3B, 2B and SS and pitched successfully in relief in 4 games. He played in the majority of games and was an effective contact hitter and strong defensive player, being recognized twice as Player of The Game. He has played the last three summer/fall seasons for the Titans Academy Travel Baseball – Blue Team Kennesaw, GA. (Contact: Jordan Hillyer (404) 402-2301 He finished his 2022 17U summer season with a .297 average in 86 PA, .395 OB%, .747 OPS, 15 RS, 9 RBI and was recognized on the All-Tournament Team in the Perfect Game 18U CABA World Series. Over the last 2 seasons he has been named to seven Perfect Game All-Tournament Teams. Prior to joining the Titans, Thomas played three fall/spring travel ball seasons for the East Cobb Crush where he was selected by his peers as team captain.

Thomas Donovan is a hustler, has a strong work ethic, commitment to his team and a desire to progress to the next level. His speed, exit velocity, arm strength and skills have all accelerated over the past year. His key goals in 2022/2023 are to sustain academic achievement, become the best baseball player he can be and continue to develop the skills required to play baseball at the college level.

Thomas is also a versatile hockey player and has played for the Walton/Lassiter High School Teams for four seasons beginning as an eighth grader (2019-2021) and for the Atlanta Fire Travel Team (2019).

Personal & Athletic Statistics
Height 5’ 9” Weight 150 lbs.
Bats Right, Throws Right
Positions: 3B, SS, 2B, P,
Titans – Blue, Kennesaw, GA, Jersey #6
Walton High School Varsity, 2022
Hockey – 4 Years Starting with 8th Grade
Walton & Lassiter HS Teams – 2019-2021
Atlanta Fire Travel Team – 2019

4.5 GPA SAT: 1540
STEM Academy Advanced Math & Science

Honors Awards Achievements

Walton Raider Pride Award – Outstanding Character (2019)
Member of National Math Honor Society (Mu Alpha Theta)
Member of National Social Studies Honor Society (Rho Kappa)
Walton High School Student Leadership Council
Completed Chick Fil A Leader Academy 2020/2021
Titans Academy – 16U Blue Collar Award 2021
Georgia Certificate of Merit 2022
** Perfect Game All Tournament Team Selections
2019 BCS National Championship – East Cobb Crush
2019 Freshman Fall Season Opener – Titans Orange
2019 Freshman Fall Battle of The South – Titans Orange
2020 Summer Shootout – Titans Orange
2021 North Atlanta Open – Titans Blue
2022 Southeast Elite Championship
2022 18U CABA World Series

Summer Work & Volunteer Activity
Internship Atlanta Braves Data and Analytics Team 2021
Marketing for local Mrs. Green Planet Pest Control
Landscaping Work 2022
Volunteer Assistant Instructor at St. Ann’s Church EDGE Program

Coaches Comments:

Nick Esasky (404) 556-8416
Cincinnati Reds 1983-1988
Boston Red Sox 1989
Atlanta Braves 1990-1992

As a former MLB player, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Thomas Donovan on hitting instruction that began in November 2020.  What I like to see is not only the physical attributes but the mental capacity and awareness as well.  Being able to take instruction and implement quickly and make adjustments when needed.  Have an unwavering work ethic and a committed passion for the game.  I believe hitting to be the most challenging aspect.  We may have to adjust from day to day, at bat to at bat or pitch to pitch. From having retained instruction and repetition of proper mechanics; one would be able to compete successfully with the action of a pitched baseball. 

With over a couple dozen instructions to date Thomas has made great progress.  Very coachable and a team player that is eager to contribute wherever and whenever he can.  Respectful, hard worker on and off the field with great baseball instincts.  He will continue to mature, get stronger and improve all skills.  Thomas would be a great asset to any program.

Travel Baseball Coach Titans Academy – Blue (15U-17U)
Jordan Hillyer (404) 402-2301 E-mail:

Thomas Donovan: A versatile player who can excel at many different positions on the field. He has raw power at the plate which is showing up more consistently as he learns to cut down on swing & misses.  His improved approach to the opposite field is encouraging as well. Thomas’s athleticism and footwork will give him a strong chance to stay in the infield at the next level.

His arm has gotten stronger over the last year as well, which allows him to compete for SS and 3b spots. We are excited to watch Thomas continue to develop over the next 2 years. As his body matures and continues to get stronger, we believe balls in the gap will become homeruns allowing him to be a middle of the order guy. Thomas is also one of the hardest working players we have coached over the years and is a great teammate.

Travel Baseball East Cobb Crush
Coach Jim Lane (678) 409-0954

To Whom it may Concern,
I am Jim Lane, Thomas’s 12U, 13U and 14U travel baseball coach and I would love to say a few words about Thomas. He is one of the hardest workers in his craft I have ever seen or having the privilege of working with and knowing this young man. He comes from a great family that is equally committed to his success as Thomas is. Not only is he a really good baseball player but all around athlete. He is a hard worker in the classroom and the community. You will always see a smile on this kids face. I have coached for 16+ years and Thomas is one of the most coachable kids I have ever had the honor of coaching. I wish I was still coaching him. I wish nothing but future success for Thomas Donovan.

Thank You
Jim Lane

Thomas Donovan

Contact Information

Thomas Donovan (770) 627-8799
Instagram: thomas.m.d

Tim Donovan and Susan Hajjar
(770) 366-6830 & (617) 620-2006

High School Baseball
Walton High School
Shane Amos

Travel Baseball Coach
Titans Academy – Blue (15U-17U)
Jordan Hillyer (404) 402-2301

Travel Baseball Coach
East Cobb Crush (12U – 14U)
Jim Lane (678) 409-0954

Hitting Coach
Nick Esasky (404) 556-8416

High School Hockey Coach
Walton High School
Glen Scherholz