MLB Draft: SS Jalen Greer, Rd. 5 No. 164 Oakland Athletics


Christian Barczi
Illinois Staff

Between June 3 and 5, the annual MLB Draft will be taking place. Every year, there's a number of former and current prospects selected who were born and raised in Illinois. PBR will be following along, posting in-depth player spotlights for each player selected out of the state of Illinois. 

Jalen Greer

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. Rita
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier American 17 U
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.65
60-yard
(02/03/19)
90
INF Velo
94
Exit Velo
(02/03/19)
Position
60-yard
6.65
INF Velo
88
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.76
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
6.99
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo
88

Scouting Report

4/23/19 - Mizzou commit. 6-foot-3, 190-pound, right-handed hitting infielder, long and athletic frame, projects. Hit third and played shortstop for No. 7 ranked St. Rita, three quality ABs, went 3-for-4, 3B, 3RBI, R, BB. Saw three ground balls in game, all to his glove hand, made plays ranging with ease. Sure hands, quick to release, high ¾ slot, easy arm speed, ball came out true and accurate. Sets up even with bend in the knees, smooth load, short stride, toe lifted, maintains balance through contact. Quick twitch in hands, short to the ball, fluid path, line drive production, can lift naturally, smooth rhythm. Gap-to-gap approach, goes with the pitch. Singled on the ground to his left side and hard up the middle, 4.70 with turn, tripled to right, 4.75 on turn, long easy strides. Started his senior year off hot, continues to hit in clutch situations, calm demeanor with confidence. High follow come draft time.

 

7/10/18 - University of Missouri commit. 6-foot-3, 180-pound, right-handed hitting middle infielder, lean projectable frame. Offensively hits from a balanced stance, short stride, smooth loading action, maintains balance throughout. Quiet, loose hands, easy bat speed on short path. 93 mph exit velocity from the tee, with wood. Above average foot speed, 6.76 runner in the 60, laser timed. Defensively showed smooth easy actions with easy carry across the diamond. Arm action is athletic and works from multiple slots while on the move, 89 mph across the diamond.  

8.27.17 - Verbally committed to Missouri. 


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