Nebraska Commitment Spotlight: Jake Leger from Lexington


Brian Feekin
Nebraska Scouting Director

 

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Jake Leger

Class of 2019 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Lexington
    State: NE
  • Summer Team: Pinnacle Bank Juniors (Lexington)
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(09/05/20)
88 - 89
FB
(09/05/20)
72 - 74
CB
81 - 82
CH
(09/05/20)
75 - 77
SL
(09/05/20)
73 - 75
KN
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
88 - 89
CH
81 - 82
SL
75 - 77
Position
6.94
60-yard
82
OF Velo
89
Exit Velo
Trackman - Fastball
89.3
Velocity (max)
(09/05/20)
87.9 - 89.2
Velo Range
(09/05/20)
89.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/05/20)
2067
Spin Rate (max)
(09/05/20)
1863
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/05/20)
13.6
IVB (max)
(09/05/20)
11.7
IVB (avg)
(09/05/20)
-7.8
HM (max)
(09/05/20)
-6.3
HM (avg)
(09/05/20)
7.1
Extension (avg)
(09/05/20)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(09/05/20)
23
Spin Score (max)
(09/05/20)
67
Zone %
(09/05/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
89.3
Velo Range
87.9 - 89.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
89.5
Spin Rate (max)
2067
Spin Rate (avg)
1863
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
77.2
Velocity (max)
(09/05/20)
75.7 - 77.2
Velo Range
(09/05/20)
75.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/05/20)
2342
Spin Rate (max)
(09/05/20)
2203
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/05/20)
-1.8
IVB (max)
(09/05/20)
2.1
IVB (avg)
(09/05/20)
18.0
HM (max)
(09/05/20)
16.4
HM (avg)
(09/05/20)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(09/05/20)
5.6
Release Ht (avg)
(09/05/20)
30
Spin Score (max)
(09/05/20)
50
Zone %
(09/05/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
77.2
Velo Range
75.7 - 77.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.7
Spin Rate (max)
2342
Spin Rate (avg)
2203
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
82.0
Velocity (max)
(09/05/20)
81.0 - 82.0
Velo Range
(09/05/20)
81.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(09/05/20)
1070
Spin Rate (max)
(09/05/20)
959
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/05/20)
12.8
IVB (max)
(09/05/20)
10.8
IVB (avg)
(09/05/20)
-7.1
HM (max)
(09/05/20)
-4.9
HM (avg)
(09/05/20)
6.7
Extension (avg)
(09/05/20)
5.7
Release Ht (avg)
(09/05/20)
13
Spin Score (max)
(09/05/20)
33
Zone %
(09/05/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
82
Velo Range
81 - 82
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.4
Spin Rate (max)
1070
Spin Rate (avg)
959
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

5-foot-11, 175 pound two way player ran a 6.94 60 yard sprint at the Nebraska Elite 50. Ranked #14 in Nebraska 2019 class. Muti-sport athlete in Lexington. Compact athletic build. Hitchy load, shows pop in bat when on time during round of BP. Line drive contact to all fields. Posted an 89 mph exit velocity. On the mound tops out at in the mid 80s with his fastball. Long arm action, loose out front. High ¾ gets on a slight downhill plane with running action to his arm side. Above average shape on 12/6 breaking ball. Hard split action on knuckle ball. 





PBR: Why did you choose Iowa Western CC?

I chose Iowa Western because I know they have a winning tradition and have a good track record when it comes to sending guys off to bigger places.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

I was also considering Hutchinson CC, Barton CC, and Washburn University.

PBR: Where did the coaching staff first see you? How did your relationship develop with them?

I’m not sure when the first the staff saw me was. I was contacted at the beginning of August and went on a visit right before school started. Throughout the last month the coaches have stayed in contact and have developed a great relationship.

PBR: Was there one deciding factor that put your choice over the top?

There was a few things. One thing was the rich tradition that they have developed over the years and I knew that was something I wanted to be apart of. Another thing was the facilities. I was in awe when I saw their new indoor facility and plans for a new locker room.

PBR: Who has helped you the most to get to where you are today?

My parents. They have made a ton of sacrifices driving me all around and getting me to where I need to be. They also push me to be the best I can be both in sports and life in general.

PBR: What is your most memorable baseball moment to date?

My most memorable baseball moment was playing with the Sluggers this past summer. It was a great time playing with guys who all have the same goals which is getting to the next level.

PBR: Who is the best player you have competed against?

I have played against a lot of great players so I’m not sure who the best one is. I’m sure the best has yet to come.