Uncommitted Spotlight: '21 OF Jake Terry


Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

We continue our coverage of uncommitted players, spotlighting them to help maximize their exposure and assist them in the recruiting process. Today, we look at 2021 OF Jake Terry (Valley Christian).

Terry is ranked No. 39 in AZ; No. 4 among OF in the 2021 class. He was a recent participant in our Arizona Preseason I.D. where he stood out among everyone in attendance. Read below for his scouting report and video from the event:

Jake Terry

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Valley Christian
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: T-Rex Baseball
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.79
60-yard
(02/09/20)
83
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo
(06/23/20)
Position
60-yard
6.79
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
6.9
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
89
Trackman - Hitting
88.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/23/20)
75.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/23/20)
244
Distance (avg)
(06/23/20)
284
Distance (max)
(06/23/20)
40
Sweet Spot %
(06/23/20)
40
Line Drive %
(06/23/20)
60.0
Fly Ball %
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.7
Distance (avg)
244
Distance (max)
284
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.7
Hand Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
71.5
Bat Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
68.1
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
22.1
Rot. Acc (max)
(06/23/20)
15.4
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/23/20)
82
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/23/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.7
Hand Speed (avg)
22.3
Bat Speed (max)
71.5
Bat Speed (avg)
68.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

2/09/20

 

5-foot-11 163-pounds, lean body, athleticism stood out. Plenty of room to add strength and size. Some fast twitch in his movements. Arguably had one of the best showings of the day across the board. Starts in an athletic base, slightly open. Uses knee turn leg kick to transfer energy. Level/ slightly downward swing plane, finishing low. Short to the baseball. Good round of BP with a mid pull approach, hitting a ball over the LF fence. Consistent solid contact with 89mph exit velocity. Had the top OF arm at 83mph with good actions and athleticism. Ran an event high 6.79 60-yard dash. Should be a solid follow in the OF going into the summer.

 

10/14/18

 

5-foot-10, 145-pound frame. Athletic build. Has been on our radar since the summer and has continued to improve, posting a very solid 6.90 60-yard dash and 89 mph exit velocity. Combination of athleticism and ability to generate power are very intriguing. Showed well across the board on this day. Offensively, Terry nearly bars his arm, but does an outstanding job keeping the barrel in the zone with a flat plane. Makes a significant forward move and could benefit from swinging in a smaller window. Feet work well to the baseball in the outfield and fields the ball with confidence, but shows a slower release. Lower half is extremely closed, sapping some velocity (83 mph from OF).

 

6/06/18

 

5-foot-10, 145 pound frame. Athletic, lean, projectable build. Terry showed well in our first extended look at him, turning in a 6.84 60-yard dash (2nd best in the event) and 83 mph outfield velo. He's the right type of athlete and just needs to continue adding strength to drive the ball more consistently. At the plate Terry starts with his back leg slightly internally rotated. Takes a long stride resulting in a wide base. Barrel works away from body as hands work to the ball. Gets on plane early, flat swing path; 75 mph exit velocity. Can handle any position in the outfield defensively. Moves fluidly and confidently. Solid footwork. Very whippy arm action and impressive arm speed.

 


 


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