Prospect Q&A: RHP/OF Jace Pendarvis


Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director


Jace Pendarvis

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Central Private
    State: LA
  • Summer Team: Louisiana Knights
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
86 - 88
FB
72 - 73
CB
71 - 72
CH
75 - 76
SL
Position
6.86
60-yard
90
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

8/2/17 Athletic 6-foot, 165-pound frame, strong build. Quality athlete that posted a 6.94 60-yard dash. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of  87 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and fields athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws producing a positional velocity of 90 mph. Right-hander with medium arm stroke into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Fluid rhythm with in-line direction, creates deception with his front side, level shoulders, lands square and finishes athletic. Showed ability to pump strikes, working fast, and pitched 85-88 mph with late life on his fastball. Displayed feel to spin a quality breaking ball with 10/4 shape, tight spin and depth at 75-76 mph.

7/25/17 Athletic 6-foot, 165-pound frame, strong build. Quality athlete that posted a 6.86 60-yard dash. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 83 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and fields athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws producing a positional velocity of 88 mph. Right-handed pitcher with long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction, lands square and finishes athletic. Fastball sits 86-88 mph with arm side run and late life. Breaking ball shows 10/4 shape with sharp break and fastball arm speed at 75-76 mph.

10/29/16 A 5-foot-10, 165-pound outfielder and right-handed pitcher with a medium, strong frame. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 89 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and fields athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws producing a positional velocity of 89 mph. Also posted a 7.19 60-yard dash. Right-handed pitcher with long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction, lands square and finishes athletic. Fastball sat 79-82 mph with slight run. Breaking ball showed 11/5 shape with gradual break and fastball arm speed at 67-69 mph.

5/21/16 A 5-foot-10, 150-pound outfielder and right-handed pitcher with a projectable, strong frame. Long, loose arm action into high-3/4 release with quick arm speed and regular effort. Smooth rhythm, level shoulders, in-line direction, lands square and finishes athletic. Fastball sat 80-83 mph with slight run. Breaking ball showed 11/5 shape with gradual break and fastball arm speed at 69-70 mph. Also showed a changeup with fade action and near fastball arm speed at 68-69 mph. Right-handed hitter that hits from balanced, athletic setup, smooth load and short stride. Line-drive type hitter with rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 81 mph. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, clean exchanges and fields athletically. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and some carry on throws producing a positional velocity of 84 mph. Also posted a 7.2 60 yard dash.



The Prep Baseball Report Louisiana scouting staff recently sat down with the Central Private HS standout to discuss his commitment to the University of New Orleans. Below is a transcript of our question and answer session:

PBR: What were your expectations about the recruiting process?
Pendarvis: I expected college coaches to be at the events, but I knew it was in my hands to make a name for myself

PBR: Did location or distance from home play a factor in your decision? 
Pendarvis: No.

PBR: Where did the college you chose first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?
Pendarvis: UNO, saw me at the 2017 PBR future games. The relationship is great with Coach Dean and Coach Rudy. 

PBR: Who is the best player you have faced in your state, and why?
Pendarvis: Cade Doughty, because he is a very tough out and has a great baseball IQ.

PBR: At what point in your career did you realize you were an elite player and became serious about taking your game to the next level?
Pendarvis: I knew it was getting serious when I went to Tulane for a PBR Underclass Games and I sat 86-88 mph. Then I was invited to the PBR Future Games and I was high 80s.

PBR: What were you looking for out of a college program to continue your baseball career at?
Pendarvis: Just for a team to give me a chance and have a great relationship with a coach.

PBR: What is your best attribute as a baseball player and how does that transfer onto the field for your team?
Pendarvis: Hustling on and off the field, and being a bull dog on the mound.

PBR: What part of your game needs the biggest improvement, why, and what will you do to improve it?
Pendarvis: I would have to say hitting because since I was born, I have been blind in my left eye with no depth perception and it is a struggle being a right-handed hitter with that eye leading the way.

PBR: What advice would you give to young baseball players striving to get where you are?
Pendarvis: That baseball is a game of failure, so control what you can control. Attitude and effort because you never know who is watching.

PBR: What do you do in the offseason to keep yourself in baseball shape and prepare for the upcoming season?
Pendarvis: I play three sports in high school. So it keeps me in shape, but I try to throw the baseball as much as I can.

PBR: What do you like most about the college you committed to and what were the key factors in making your decision?
Pendarvis: Coach Rudy called me fired up the day I got home from the Future Games and told me to come for a visit. UNO competes and had a great baseball program these last couple years, beating some of the top colleges in the nation.

PBR: What other schools were on your short list before you made your final decision?
Pendarvis: Southeastern Louisiana, Tulane, Mississippi State, and Nicholls State.

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