Nebraska Commitment Spotlight: Jalen Worthley on his commitment to San Jose State

Brian Feekin
Nebraska Scouting Director

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Jalen Worthley

Class of 2022 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Lincoln East
    State: NE
  • Summer Team: Nebraska Prospects Scout 2022
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 172lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Scouting Report

Positional Profile: LHP / OF

Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds, athletic, proportional frame

Defense: OF – 81 mph. Quick actions, aggressive to the baseball, clean transfers, quick arm, momentum towards target.
Arm:  Left-handed. High three-quarter release, quick arm action.
Hit:  Left-handed. Starts squared up, quite a bit of moving parts, leg lift into load, longer but in line stride, aggressive swings, quick bat, remains balanced throughout, exit velocity of 87 mph, showed hard contact throughout round.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60.

Delivery:  Drop and drive delivery, sits into back lag, explosive with lower half, creates downhill tilt with his shoulders, strong glove side action, quick arm, accelerates down the mound.
Arm Action: Left-handed. Arm works, High three-quarter release, clean arm action.
FB:  T83, 80-83 mph. Arm side run, heavy action, thrown for strikes.

73-74 mph. Sharp bite, 1/7 shape, change to be a plus pitch as he develops.

PBR: Why did you choose San Jose State?

It’s an up and coming program with a great coaching staff and great culture. And I’ve always wanted to play Division 1 baseball in California.

PBR: What other schools were you considering?

Wright State University, Creighton University, New Mexico State University, Southern University, Kentucky State University, Indiana Southeast University.

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

Due to COVID-19, the coaches could only see me pitch in games via livestream or videos I would send them. We would have calls 2-3 times per week.

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

Definitely the coaching staff. They made it really easy to choose San Jose State.

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

Definitely my parents, they’ve been helping and supporting me ever since I was young.

PBR: You just made the move to Lincoln from Kansas, how is the transition going to a new school and baseball program?

The transition has been great. Coach Lanik had a few guys on the baseball team reach out to me after I moved to help with the transition. I look forward to playing with my other college bound teammates. The baseball program is moving in the right direction.

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

Winning the 2019 3A Kansas State Championship, pitching the semi final game as a freshman, and being named All-State as a freshman.

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

Missouri baseball commit Jack Mosh from the KC Royals Scout Team.