Most Viewed Profiles of 2022: No. 23 Jake Hembree


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

As we begin to close the book on 2022 and shift our focus to a brand-new year, we continue our tradition of highlighting the Top-25 Most Viewed Profiles for the calendar year. Using Google Analytics, our staff was able to compile a list of the Top-25 prospects whose PBR profile was viewed the most in 2022. Many of the players mentioned on this list produced at a high level at various PBR events over the course of the last 12 months. 

Starting on December 7th, we began counting down from No. 25 all the way to No. 1, which will be announced on December 31st. The 23rd most viewed profile of 2022 belongs to Georgia signee LHP Jake Hembree out of North Paulding High School.

Jake Hembree

Class of 2023 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: North Paulding
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: East Cobb Astros
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
90
Max FB
(02/18/22)
86 - 90
FB
(02/18/22)
77 - 80
CB
(02/18/22)
82 - 83
CH
(02/25/22)
78 - 80
SL
(02/25/22)
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 90
CB
75 - 76
CH
82 - 83
SL
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
86 - 90
CB
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 89
CB
71 - 75
CH
78 - 80
SL
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 86
CB
72 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 85
CB
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 87
CB
72 - 74
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
71 - 72
CH
77 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
80 - 83
CB
70 - 71
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
67 - 67
Trackman - Fastball
89.0
Velocity (max)
(01/15/22)
87.4 - 88.8
Velo Range
(01/15/22)
85.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/15/22)
2104
Spin Rate (max)
(01/15/22)
2046
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/15/22)
19.4
IVB (max)
(01/15/22)
17.5
IVB (avg)
(01/15/22)
-8.4
HM (max)
(01/15/22)
-3.9
HM (avg)
(01/15/22)
5.5
Extension (avg)
(01/15/22)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(01/15/22)
24
Spin Score (max)
(01/15/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89
Velo Range
87.4 - 88.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.8
Spin Rate (max)
2104
Spin Rate (avg)
2046
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
73.9
Velocity (max)
(01/15/22)
70.7 - 73.9
Velo Range
(01/15/22)
68.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/15/22)
2453
Spin Rate (max)
(01/15/22)
2378
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/15/22)
-21.8
IVB (max)
(01/15/22)
-17.9
IVB (avg)
(01/15/22)
13.3
HM (max)
(01/15/22)
11.6
HM (avg)
(01/15/22)
4.7
Extension (avg)
(01/15/22)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(01/15/22)
34
Spin Score (max)
(01/15/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.9
Velo Range
70.7 - 73.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.9
Spin Rate (max)
2453
Spin Rate (avg)
2378
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
77.9
Velocity (max)
(01/15/22)
74.8 - 77.1
Velo Range
(01/15/22)
72.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/15/22)
2311
Spin Rate (max)
(01/15/22)
2225
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/15/22)
-4.3
IVB (max)
(01/15/22)
-1.9
IVB (avg)
(01/15/22)
16.6
HM (max)
(01/15/22)
14.3
HM (avg)
(01/15/22)
4.8
Extension (avg)
(01/15/22)
5.5
Release Ht (avg)
(01/15/22)
30
Spin Score (max)
(01/15/22)
40
Zone %
(01/15/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
77.9
Velo Range
74.8 - 77.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.5
Spin Rate (max)
2311
Spin Rate (avg)
2225
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
80.1
Velocity (max)
(01/15/22)
78.2 - 80.0
Velo Range
(01/15/22)
76.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(01/15/22)
1924
Spin Rate (max)
(01/15/22)
1820
Spin Rate (avg)
(01/15/22)
13.0
IVB (max)
(01/15/22)
12.0
IVB (avg)
(01/15/22)
-16.3
HM (max)
(01/15/22)
-14.1
HM (avg)
(01/15/22)
5.4
Extension (avg)
(01/15/22)
5.2
Release Ht (avg)
(01/15/22)
24
Spin Score (max)
(01/15/22)
40
Zone %
(01/15/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
80.1
Velo Range
78.2 - 80
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.8
Spin Rate (max)
1924
Spin Rate (avg)
1820
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
97
Hop+
(01/15/22)
82
Rise+
(01/15/22)
69
Sink+
(01/15/22)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
98
Hammer+
(01/15/22)
106
Sweep+
(01/15/22)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
75
Hammer+
(01/15/22)
116
Sweep+
(01/15/22)

Scouting Report

2/26/22
6 foot 1, 190 pounder who has one of the most complete repertoires in the southeast. Incredibly smooth delivery w/ high glove side that adds deception. Slight stab in deep arm circle from a high 3/4 slot. FB sat 88 T90 w/ 20+ inches vertical break consistently. 78-80 SL that sweeps from edge to edge w/ depth. CB 75-76 elite shape w/ serious tilt. CH 82-83 is a downer he likes to use to RHH.  

3/11/21
Georgia commit. 6-foot-1, 175-pound left-handed pitcher, proportional build, plenty of filling out left to do. Has a track record of being a high pitch ability arm. Struggled some with his command in start against Locust Grove, but managed to get himself out of trouble each time, scattered two runs in four innings. Fastball sat 82-85. Curveball, shape varied between 12/6 and 1/7, depth, swing and miss, pitched to both sides of the plate.. Changeup, 78-79, fade action.

2/22/20
Georgia commit. The freshman has started his varsity career by setting the bar extremely high. The young right-hander has a mature approach on the mound and feel beyond his years, he carries himself like a senior, and pitches like someone who has years of varsity experience under his belt. It is becoming the norm to see Hembree command multiple pitches to both sides of the zone and get swing and miss regularly. On Saturday night, he put in a complete game 5 hit shutout against Hart County. Fastball sat 81-84, touched 86 late in the game, armside run. Had the wherewithal to know he did not have to gas it by batters, but rather rely on his movement to work the lineup, ramped it up when he needed to. Curveball, 1/7 shape, high spin rate, sharp action with depth, 68-71. Going to be extremely fun to watch this freshman continue to grow and dominate opposing lineups.

2/14/20
Georgia commit. 5-foot-11, 155-pound athletically built left-handed pitcher, projectable build, one of the top pitching prospects in the 2023 class. Got the start against No. 3 Houston Co. Did not shy away from a strong lineup, went right after them. Arm works loose and clean, strong flick of the wrist through release out of a ¾ window. Fastball sat 84-86, located up and down in the zone. Changeup, maintains fastball arm speed, creates deception, kept low in the zone, playing into the fade and sink action of the pitch, 77-78. Curveball, 12/6 shape, big breaker, depth, swing and miss pitch, 71-72.

7/30/19
2023 Jake Hembree threw efficiently for the East Cobb Astros. He understands how to use different muscles when pitching and stays in his legs to generate power. The arm is fast and looks like a whip on release. He finishes all the way across his back maximizing extension and spin. His fastball sits between 80-83 with the potential to add to it by more than a few ticks. The breaking ball was in the low 70s and measured over 2700 rpm on a fair share of them.


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