Underclass All-State Preview: Jake Sanko

Paul Panaccione
Arizona Scouting Director

On January 29th and 30th, PBR Arizona will be hosting it's annual All-State Games for all high school grad classes. This is an invite-only event held before the 2022 Spring Season gets underway. At the All-State Games, players will participate in a pro-style workout (running, hitting, fielding, throwing), while PBR staff is collecting data with Trackman, Blast Motion Sensors, and other state-of-the-art technologies. Player's profiles will be updated with their current metrics and video, as well as up to date scouting notes. 

Not only does this event allow players the opportunity to update their profiles and expand their recruiting options, but it also gives us an idea of what to expect from individuals and teams across the state as we approach the 2022 High School Season. With the top players in the state in attendance, the All-State Games allow players to compete against their peers in a fun environment, and see where they stack up with one another. 

December and January are months that players spend preparing for their upcoming season, and at the All-State Games, they have a chance to showcase their abilities one last time before focusing on winning a championship. 

Today, we highlight a participant we're very excited about being in attendance, SS Jake Sanko (2024, Sandra Day O'Connor).

Jake Sanko SS / 2B / Sandra Day O'Connor , AZ / 2024

Jake Sanko is another player coming out of a well known baseball factory Sandra Day O'Connor. At 5-foot-9 150 pounds, Sanko has shown some explosiveness and athleticism at the SS position. The height is not there right now, but the physicality is. Well put together for his age, Sanko is on the right track to be a physical specimen in a few years. He attacks the game, and when he's in the box, expect some loud contact. Very consistent with the barrel and has shown some pop for his size. Sanko is a 6.8 runner in the 60 yard sprint, and the speed translates well on the bases and at shortstop. Has shown he can make the tough play at shortstop, and seems like he has the ability to stick on the left side of the infield for now. Actions are clean and he is very balanced in the box with some bat speed. We are very excited to follow Jake Sanko as he continues to progress over the next few years.


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