Socal ProCase Player Spotlight: 1B Jack Gurevitch


Dean Watson
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San Juan Capistrano, CALIF. Jack Gurevitch had a breakout season for the Knights this past year nearly hitting .400 and ended with four round trippers. The uncommitted 1B came into last year off of most peoples radar, but ever since he got his opportunity to be an everyday player, he was a staple right in the heart of Notre Dame’s lineup. His bat is what has been the main reason for his recent attention, and it undoubtedly is his most favorable tool. His numbers in the past year have skyrocketed and we expect to see that trend continue into his senior campaign. Gurevitch's large frame and already present power should make him a desirable asset to any college program.  

The Report:

Body: 6-1, 215 pounds. Gurevitch's frame is very projectable, he has very broad shoulders and has already shown to possess above average strength for his class. Has high athletic potential which can allow his gameplay to be taken to even another level. 

Hit: He had one of the most eye popping batting practices of the day spraying the ball all over the field with velo behind it. He was averaging just under 90 mph for his exit velocity during batting practice, showing the ability to consistently barrel up the baseball regardless of where it’s thrown. Gurevitch stands upright and slightly open with his bat rested flat on his shoulder. When he loads he sets up in a great early connection position which allows him to explode to the ball with an on-plane direct bat path (92% on plane efficiency) that helps him generate exceptional backspin. 

Power: In the last year, Gurevitch has taken tremendous leaps and bounds in his offensive production. At the PBA Scout Day last year, his max exit velocity was 89.53. Almost a year later to the day, he has turned that 89.80 into his average exit velocity. He got up to 103.11 mph during batting practice and launched a ball 402 ft with a wood bat. Blast metrics also paint a great power profile with avg. bat speed at 74.74 mph and rotational acceleration average of 22gs. The power is already there and there is still lots room for growth. 

Field: Gurevitch is a primary first baseman with solid fundamentals. He showed that he was very comfortable going and getting picks, and his hands were soft considering he had a background as a catcher. The footwork was good around the bag and while fielding ground balls showing that he has been putting in time at first base and is comfortable moving around the bag. 

Arm: RH INF- 84 mph Quick and short arm action when turning double plays. Quick release and made accurate throws to both sides of the second base bag. 

Run: 7.45 60-yard dash. Above average runner for his size with good form. Head is still with a high chest. Strong strides with good arm swings that help propel him forward. 

Summary: If he continues to excel in the box like he has been of late, any college team in need of a run producer should jump all over him. The long and lengthy first basemen is a real difference maker in the middle of a lineup and is sure to have a big impact on the offensive production for Notre Dame in the 2022 season. With the significant increase in exit velocity this past year, he is primed and ready to go for a big senior year and has made himself a long ball threat every time he steps up to the plate. As he continues to grow in strength and size, Gurevitch is sure to develop well in a college program so don’t expect to have to wait too much longer before hearing just where that school may be.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Top Prospects ID CA 07/07 Hart Park
Rising Stars Games ID CA 07/13 Hart Park
Rising Stars Games ID - NorCal CA 07/14 Islanders Field
California State Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 07/16 Islanders Field
2021 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR West Coast Games (California Invite) CA 08/13 UNLV & College of Southern Nevada
Northern California Academic Games CA 10/09 Islanders Field


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