Unsigned Junior Spotlight: C Jordan Jerkins


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

Our goal at Prep Baseball Report is to promote high school players, and give them the exposure they need to be able to play at the next level. With the 2020 high school season in limbo, we want to continue to be able to promote players, even when baseball is not being played. Over the last two months, we have been spotlighting several uncommitted seniors to help them get the exposure they need to play at the next level in 2021. This month, we will move on to uncommitted 2021's who will be heading into their senior summer.

Next up is uncommitted 2021 C Jordan Jerkins (Liberty County). Jerkins is a strong framed catcher at 6-foot, 205 pounds. He was a member of Team Florida at the 2019 PBR Future Games and First Team All-State at this year's Preseason All-State. Jerkins ranks No. 99 in the PBR Florida Class of 2021 rankings.

C Jordan Jerkins

 

Jordan Jerkins

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Liberty County
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Big league xpress
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.17
60-yard
(07/31/19)
1.87 - 1.93
Pop Time
(01/18/20)
81
C Velo
(07/31/19)
93
Exit Velo
(09/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.5
Pop Time
1.91 - 1.99
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.48
Pop Time
1.87 - 1.93
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.17
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.19
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.39
Pop Time
1.9 - 1.96
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
85
Trackman - Hitting
93.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/26/20)
76.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/26/20)
217
Distance (avg)
(09/26/20)
324
Distance (max)
(09/26/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93
Exit Velocity (avg)
76.1
Distance (avg)
217
Distance (max)
324
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.8
Hand Speed (max)
(09/26/20)
19.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/26/20)
69.3
Bat Speed (max)
(09/26/20)
65.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/26/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
19.6
Bat Speed (max)
69.3
Bat Speed (avg)
65.2
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

1/18/20

Jerkins is a physical catcher that continues to develop his game offensively and behind the plate. At 6-foot, 200 pounds, Jerkins moves well laterally behind the plate. His transfers are quick and he showed an above average arm with throws of 80 mph down to second. Above average pop times of 1.87-1.93. Offensively, he uses a toe-tap to create rhythm in his swing. He has a level, line drive swing that results in a lot of hard contact. The swing translated in game as he barreled a couple ball back up the middle.

8/22/19

Strong, tough backstop with a quick arm. Threw a firm 81 down to second from straight over the top. Popped in the 2.07-2.19 range. Transfers are clean but can be a touch quicker. Controls his body well while moving quickly. Uses lower half and feet well for good momentum towards second base. Offensively, his hands are whippy and he generates good bat speed. Present pull side pop as he improves his ability to let the ball get deeper. Gets good drive from the lower half, could benefit from more top half separation in the load. Above average understanding of the strike zone. 90 mph exit velocity.

5/18/19

At 6-foot, 195 pounds, he has a physical but lean frame. He stood out as much with his personality and how he carried himself as he did with his play. Played with energy and life, and for a large frame, has present athleticism, running a 7.39 60 yard dash. Defensively, he is flexible in his hips in ankles. Sits comfortably receiving, using his strength to his advantage both blocking and receiving. Has a feel for the position and as long as he can maintain the flexibility, has the chance to be a well above average defender. Also showed an above average arm, topping at 79 mph with pop times in the 1.9-1.96 range. Offensively, the swing is simple and optimizes his strength by staying balanced in the lower half and compact through the zone. Has above average pull side power and the simple swing plays in-game with minimal swing and miss. Overall, he was one of the more impressive players in attendance with present tools and still a high ceiling.




 

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