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Most Viewed Profiles of 2022: No. 4 Jackson Humphries

Brandon Hall
Mid-Atlantic Scouting Director

With 2022 coming to a close we begin to take a look back at the year that was.  PBR offers players a chance to connect with coaches and scouts with a full profile, including stats, advanced analytics, and video. As we look back at 2022, we take a look at the most viewed player profiles in North Carolina over the past year. All Major League Organizations and over 900 colleges are subscribed to PBR services. With all the information provided, it allows coaches and scouts to get an idea of who the player is as well as track their progress throughout their careers.

PBR will see profile hits go over 12.75 million in 2022 with an average of over 1.5 million hits per month. Some of the most popular ways to a player profile page are through event pages, tournament pages, player search, news articles, and rankings. From now to the end of 2022, we will highlight the top 10 most viewed profiles in 2022 in North Carolina.

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Most Viewed in NC - No. 4 Jackson Humphries

Jackson Humphries began his meteoric rise in 2022 with a huge performance at the 2021 PBR Top Prospect Games in NC.  After being overlooked for the East Coast Pro Showcase in August, Humphries worked up to 92, showcasing a new slider that spun up to 2711rpm.  That performance at Campbell go the Campbell commit to the nations top professional winter showcase, the PBR Super 60.

At the Super 60, Humphries was simply electric, announcing to all of the scouts, scouting directors, cross checkers and GM's in attendance that he will be one of the most followed LHP's in the class of 2022. Humprhies flooded the zone, sitting 93-94 and touching 95 multiple times in his bullpen.  He also flashed feel for 4 pitches with potential out pitch properties on his slider and curveball.

Through the spring season, Humphries continued to show-out.  He did have a brief battle with a split finger nail that limited some of his outings and potentially dropped his overall draft stock, but the 6-foot-1, 210 pounder was taken in the 8th round by the Cleveland Guardians. Humphries signed with the Guardians.

Scout Notes 05.12.22 (HS Playoffs) -- Campbell recruit. 6-foot-1, 208-pounds. Started the game and left after the 1st inning. Fastball worked at 89-91 mph (1900-2100 spin), with run to his arm side. Curveball at 80-81 mph (2500-2600 spin). Slider at 82 mph (2700 spin). Around the zone but not as sharp as previous looks. Struck out 2 and walked one.

Scout Notes 02.11.22 (Super 60) -- To say that the Campbell recruit stole the show at the Super 60 would be an understatement. He flat out hijacked it. Taking the mound early on in the rotation, the southpaw touched 95 mph with his fastball while sitting mostly 93-94. His 6-foot-1, 208-pound frame features some thickness in the trunk and lower-half, and he gets adequate use of the lower-half in maintaining efficient movement patterns down the mound which allows a loose arm stroke to play quickly out front from a high ¾ slot. Pounding the zone with an electric fastball that featured late arm side life was just the start of a stellar bullpen as Humphries, who was well known internally for his aptitude for spin, demonstrated feel for both a horizontal slider and curveball that exhibited multi-tier break. Demonstrating some feel for separating the two, the 2971 RPM max stood out as elite, and promised potential bigger advancements in the future. Capping off his arsenal, Humphries demonstrated command of an 85-86 changeup that profiled well off the fastball with similar horizontal characteristics. Looking back on his ascent from an uncommitted “pick to click” prior to the PBR Future Games in 2020, to the electricity that he showcased at the Super 60, Humphries upward trajectory is sure to excite all MLB scouts, and should he delivery consistent outings throughout the spring, he could continue a growing trend of Carolina arms that catch immense helium leading up to the draft each year.