Progress Report: LHP Jackson Kent


By Drew Locascio
Illinois Scouting Director

As we dig through the players and numbers from this past winter, we are taking a look at a "Progress Report" feature that highlights players that have shown significant improvement in their game; whether it's on the mechanical end, performance wise, physicality or in the measurable statistic department. The "Progress Report" can be a minor improvement in recent months or a substantial transformation over time. Today we take a look at:


Jackson Kent

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Lake Park
    State: IL
  • Summer Team: Top Tier North
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/14/20)
84 - 87
FB
(07/14/20)
69 - 70
CB
(07/14/20)
72 - 78
CH
(02/09/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 84
CB
66 - 68
CH
72 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 81
CB
62 - 65
CH
67 - 69
Trackman - Fastball
87.7
Velocity (max)
(07/14/20)
85.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/14/20)
2087
Spin Rate (max)
(07/14/20)
1979
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/14/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.7
Velo Range
85.1 - 87.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
85.5
Spin Rate (max)
2087
Spin Rate (avg)
1979
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
70.3
Velocity (max)
(07/14/20)
68.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/14/20)
1864
Spin Rate (max)
(07/14/20)
1844
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/14/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
70.3
Velo Range
69.1 - 70.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.3
Spin Rate (max)
1864
Spin Rate (avg)
1844
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

Most Recent Event:
Preseason All-State (2.9.20)

Previous Event:
All-State Games (7.2.19)

Crunching The Numbers:

FB Velocity (Peak): 86 mph (Previous 82 mph)

FB Velocity (Range): 83-84 mph (Previous 78-81 mph)

What Did We See?
Kent, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound, wide-shouldered junior, has long been a projectable left-hander with feel for the mound. Over the past six months Kent has gotten fully healthy and his velocity has started to tick up. At this winter's Preseason All-State Kent sat a comfortable 83-84 mph, touching 86 all while showing feel for a three-pitch mix, including a deep breaking ball at 66-68 mph. Kent is a 2021 uncommitted left-handed arm to follow moving forward.



Stay tuned over the next couple of months as we will continue to check-in on prospects throughout the state of Illinois who have made noticeable improvements to their games. 

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