PBR Success Stories: 2020 OF Jonathan Shoop


Colin Gray
PBR Florida

Our goal at Prep Baseball Report is to provide athletes with a platform to showcase their talents and be able to play baseball at the next level. One of the biggest events for uncommitted players is the PBR Future Games. The Future Games is an event for uncommitted sophomores and juniors that allows them to represent their home state and showcase themselves in front of over 300 college coaches. Over the last three years, 45 players from the Future Games have gone on to commit to play college baseball.

We wanted to look back at the 2018 Future Games which featured 18 players committing to play college baseball. The players from the 2018 team will be heading into their freshman year of college next year and we wanted to ask them about their time with Prep Baseball Report. Today, we talked to 2020 OF Jonathan Shoop about PBR and the 2018 Future Games, and how it all led to him being recruited to the University of Butler.

Jonathan Shoop, OF, Jesuit, 2020, Butler

Jonathan Shoop, a Class of 2020 outfielder from Jesuit High School in Tampa was a participant in the 2018 Prep Baseball Report Future Games and has since signed to play collegiately at Butler.

Question:

How was your experience working with Prep Baseball Report trying to become recruited by colleges?

Answer:

I think PBR does a really great job of getting guys on social media, as a quick video with some of my stats (exit velo, 60yd dash etc) was posted and quickly got thousands of views. They really helped me get recruiting eyes, especially with a lot of the northern teams I was interested in.

Question:

How did attending the Future Games and other Prep Baseball Report events help you gain exposure from colleges and how did it help you become recruited by Butler?

Answer:

The PBR Futures games was an amazing experience which took me to Indianapolis (right next to Butler) where I was able to meet other amazing players and have hundreds of coaches watch me in person. Butler first got an eye on me at that event and a while later we were able to connect and meet up again.

Jonathan Shoop

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Jesuit
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier Roos
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Position
6.77
60-yard
80
OF Velo
91
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

12/08/18 - Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 200-pound left-handed outfielder, strong, athletic build, wide shoulders. Ran a 6.65 60. Offensively, quick bat speed, barrel stays level through the zone, line drive type hitter. When in-rhythm and on-time has power to middle/pull. Recorded a 90 mph exit velocity off a tee with wood. 

08/25/18- Uncommitted. Currently stands at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds with a strong frame and good lower half. Defensively, he showed a quick first step in the outfield and takes efficient angles to the ball, tracking it down in the gaps. During gameplay he made a diving catch on a line drive hit into the right-center field gap. Offensively, he shows a quick bat from the left side and when he stays in rhythm throughout his swing, he makes solid contact. This also translated to gameplay when he drove a field down the right field line for an easy standup double. Displays awareness on the base paths and shows above average speed. After doubling, he then stole third on the next pitch.

08/04/18- Standing a 6-foot, 200 pound he has a strong lower half. Has some present athleticism and tracks the ball well in the outfield, running a 6.77 60 yard dash. Throws are accurate and topped out at 80 mph. Offensively, he has strength and uses the lower half well. There is present bat speed and when he gets everything on time flashed pull side power. Had an exit velocity of 91 mph. A left handed hitting outfielder, he has some power potential and recorded a pair of singles against team Mid-Atlantic. 

01/27/18- Physical, 6-foot-1, 185 pound frame with a strong lower half. Offensively, starts from a wide base with a slightly open stance and a big leg kick for his load from the left side. Shows strength in his forearms and wrists with the ability to drive the ball with authority and some pull side pop. At times he can be out in front and the swing can be stiff at times, but when he stays fluid through the zone and on time, he makes hard contact. Registered an 85 mph exit velocity in the cage. From the outfield, he fields the ball under control and out in front with his throws into home topping out at 76 mph. Clocked in at 7.33 seconds for his 60 yard dash time.  



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