Prep Baseball Report

Player Spotlight: 2019 C Jack Scanlon (Suffern HS)

Dan Cevette
President, New York

Our "Player Spotlights" will be reserved for any prospect across New York who's abilities on the field have made some noteworthy recent buzz. Possibly a recent event where a Top Performer Spotlight article is just not enough, or maybe a recent commitment to a major program. Whatever it is, I'll (Dan Cevette) be going in-depth on the player spotlighted below with personal insight and honest feedback. Let's get started.

Jack Scanlon C / RHP / Suffern, NY / 2019

One of the best stories coming out of the country's top underclass event (Future Games) was 2019 C Jack Scanlon and his recent commitment to Texas Tech. We first saw the 6-foot-4, 215-pound backstop at our NYS Games (the states largest and most recruited event of the year). His performance at the NYS Games was note worthy, showing premier size at the catching position with a clean above average arm, and raw power at the plate. There's a friendly swagger about Scanlon I like, and he carries himself with confidence. He had earned his invite to the Future Games.

During the workout day out in Indiana he put on an exciting display during his BP round in front of 200 + D1 recruiters (including Texas Tech). He's physical at the plate, has the rare combination of bat strength and speed which is more pronounced to his pull-side. Several balls one-hoped the 385 ft gap or sailed over it during his 12-pitch round. Defensively his hands are soft and clean, receives from a large target, fast hand-to-glove transfer, and shows off one of the cleaner, high velo (80 mph) arms from behind the dish in the state.

His only real deficiency would be his foot-speed. Now don't get me wrong he doesn't need to be Carl Lewis, but adding more athleticism to his overall tool-set should be the end-game goal. By the way, he's not bad on the mound either. Fastball peaked at 87 with a clean arm-swing, feel for spinning the baseball and an arm-side change up that fades. He's currently the No. 7 ranked player in NY (2019 class) and the No. 1 catching prospect. Depending on how his spring/summer goes that ranking could climb. We expect to see him at the "Call to the Hall" event July 24 (Cooperstown, NY) where the top committed players in the state will convene.

Scanlon's Numbers

Exit Velo: 94
Pop-Time: 1.96
Catching Arm Velo: 80
60-Time: 8.47
Pitching Max Velo: 87
Curveball: 70



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