Maryland Most Viewed Profiles of 2019: No. 6 & 7


Jerry Shank
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With 2019 coming to a close we are excited to bring to you our 25 most viewed profiles of the year. Profiles have been a one of the most looked at items on the PBR website, with over 8 million views in 2019 alone of profiles across the country. Our state specific countdown will continue throughout the rest of the month and finish on New years eve with the release of our most viewed profile of the year.

Most Viewed Profile No. 6



Jackson Merrill

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Severna Park
    State: MD
  • Summer Team: 5 Star Carolina
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(03/01/21)
87 - 91
FB
(03/01/21)
71 - 73
CB
(03/01/21)
Position
7.20
60-yard
(06/25/19)
86
INF Velo
(02/22/20)
92
Exit Velo
(02/22/20)
4.07
H-1st
(02/22/20)
Position
INF Velo
86
H-1st
4.07
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.27
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.2
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
83
Position
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo
81
H-1st
4.4

Scouting Report

6/25/19

 

MD Top Prospect Games East

Athletic, lean body type and 6’0’’, 150 pound frame. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance from the left side. Smooth back load with a small knee-to-knee leg kick. Creates some hand separation and attacks the ball with intent. Explosive lower half involvement with a short, slightly uphill swing path. Quicks hands and creates fast bat speed through the zone. Stays behind the ball well with good extension and a strong finish. Gap-to-gap line drive type hitter with some pop. Uses the whole field very well and recorded an exit velocity of 83 mph. Athletic and rangy in the infield. Plays with good rhythm and active feet. Surrounds the ball and works through it to first base. Throws with longer arm action from a low three-quarters slot at 80 mph across the diamond. Smooth, clean transfers on double play feeds and slow rollers. Ran a 7.20 60-yard time.

 

3/23/19

 

Super athletic body type and 5-foot-11, 150 pound frame with plenty of room to fill out. Merrill got off to a blazing start at the plate on Friday afternoon against Centennial and followed it up with a 3-for-4 day against St. Mary's. The lefty hits from a balanced, athletic, open stance at the plate with a quick medium-sized leg kick load. He creates nice hand separation and showed excellent balance throughout. Short, compact swing and fast hands. Uses the entire field extremely well and stayed gap-to-gap. Great feel for the barrel and showed some speed on the base paths as well swiping a few bags over the course of the two days we saw him. Smooth, clean actions at shortstop making every play with rhythm  and confidence. 

 

2/16/19

 

MD Preseason All State

Athletic thin frame at 5-foot-11, 148-pounds. Hits from the left side starting in an athletic square stance with a small knee to knee lift to striding in and landing closed. Hands load back to a strong hitting position. Short path to the ball and a level swing with line drive tendencies. Barrel stayed on through contact and did a nice job using the middle of the field. Exit velocity was 81 mph. Works outside the ball and laterally on approach to ground balls in the infield. Fields it a little higher with a clean exchange. Average arm circle and showed some arm speed throwing from a low three-quarters slot at 79 mph. Ran a 4.40 home-to-first time.

 


 



No. 7



Jose Torres

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
  • High School: Calvert Hall
    State: MD
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

3/26/19

 

Updated video. Went 2-for-2 against Bel Air with a double, 2 walks, 2 RBI's, 2 SB's, and scored twice. 

 

3/12/19

 

Torres struggled at the plate in this one, getting himself out on some bad pitches. Showed some rhythm and looseness at the plate with a controlled leg kick. Showed speed down the line to first base and smooth actions at shortstop. Eager to get back out and watch him again.

 

 

On the Hunt 12/4/2018

 

 

SS Jose Torres shows plenty of signs of filling out physically while on campus, and when he does, he is going to have a chance to be an impact player. Currently wiry-strong with natural athleticism, Torres moves well at shortstop where he should have a strong chance of sticking in Raleigh. Featuring some twitch in the hands, Torres whips the barrel through the zone at the plate to produce some gap to gap power that may end up translating well at the top of the Wolfpack order.

 

 

East Coast Pro

 

 

Arm strength is present defensively with a quick release. Displays quick hands around the diamond with solid actions overall. Was a 4.25 H-1B. Consistent, hard contact at the plate. Put together one of the better performances at the event.