Uncommitted Spotlight: '22 1B/RHP JW Hopkins


PBR Alabama Staff

With the spring high school baseball canceled, PBR Alabama has been highlighting some of the top uncommitted players in the state. Next up is '22 1B/RHP JW Hopkins (Bob Jones HS). Check out his profile that includes stats, videos, and reports below.



JW Hopkins

Class of 2022 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Bob Jones
    State: AL
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sox
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.73
60-yard
(08/01/20)
78
INF Velo
(11/10/19)
102
Exit Velo
(06/12/19)
4.82
H-1st
(01/18/20)
Position
60-yard
7.73
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
98
Position
INF Velo
78
H-1st
4.82
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
7.8
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
97
Position
60-yard
8.02
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
102
Trackman - Hitting
98.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/01/20)
82.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/01/20)
291
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
395
Distance (max)
(08/01/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.8
Distance (avg)
291
Distance (max)
395
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.1
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
24.7
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
81.5
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
78.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
25.1
Hand Speed (avg)
24.7
Bat Speed (max)
81.5
Bat Speed (avg)
78.5
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

1/18/20

 

Hopkins continues to show his big time power as he showed an event best 98 mph exit velocity off the tee. Slightly open stance with a fairly high leg kick approach allows him to create some torque in the lower half. There is definite tit in the swing plane and he showed a mostly pull side approach. The hands show some quickness and there is plus bat speed with nice extension through the finish. Actions at 1B are clean and he showed nice feet around the bag. Big corner infielder in the ‘22 class with a loud bat.

 

11/10/19

 

Continues to produce with the bat each time we see. Physical ‘22 grad that has big time juice at the plate, as evidenced by his 97 mph exit velocity off the tee. Shows an even stance with the feet with a wide base and has a slight crouch in the stance. The swing shows some violence in it and there is definite tilt in the swing path. Really keeps the barrel through the zone and shows a LCF to pull side approach with some backspin. At 1B, he showed well picking balls out of the dirt and he showed natural actions around the bag. Showed well coming off the bag and starting the 3-6-3 DP.

 

6/12/19

 

Impressive round of BP in the morning. Showed big-time poolside power and left the yard multiple times during his round. Slightly open stance and leg kick approach allows him to really use his lower half and the hands and barrel stay through this zone. Showed nice range in the field and the ability to move laterally with some arm strength. May eventually end up at 1B.

 




 

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