Hanley Ready To Make An Impact At Indiana


Bruce Hefflinger
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Hanley Ready To Make An Impact At Indiana

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Jake Hanley

Class of 2024 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Mason
    State: OH
  • Summer Team: Cincy Flames 2024
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(06/30/22)
90 - 92
FB
(06/30/22)
74 - 76
CB
(06/08/21)
73 - 75
CH
(06/17/20)
73 - 74
SL
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
90 - 92
CB
73 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
73 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
CB
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
CB
68 - 69
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
69 - 71
SL
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
69 - 71
SL
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
65 - 66
CH
70 - 72
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
79 - 81
CB
69 - 73
CH
73 - 75
Position
7.17
60-yard
(06/08/21)
85
INF Velo
(06/08/21)
85
OF Velo
(08/01/20)
98
Exit Velo
(08/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
7.34
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
7.17
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.29
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
7.29
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
98
Position
60-yard
7.53
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
90
Trackman - Fastball
87.4
Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
84.6 - 87.0
Velo Range
(07/28/21)
84.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
2565
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2411
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
21.3
IVB (max)
(06/17/20)
15.6
IVB (avg)
(06/17/20)
13.7
HM (max)
(07/06/20)
9.5
HM (avg)
(06/17/20)
6.2
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.4
Release Ht (avg)
(06/17/20)
30
Spin Score (max)
(07/28/21)
60
Zone %
(06/08/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.4
Velo Range
84.6 - 87
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.8
Spin Rate (max)
2565
Spin Rate (avg)
2411
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.3
Velo Range
85.2 - 86.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.3
Spin Rate (max)
2382
Spin Rate (avg)
2310
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.6
Velo Range
79.9 - 81.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.4
Spin Rate (max)
2089
Spin Rate (avg)
1943
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
81.4
Velo Range
79.6 - 81.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.9
Spin Rate (max)
2345
Spin Rate (avg)
2161
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
77.2
Velocity (max)
(06/08/21)
74.4 - 76.9
Velo Range
(06/08/21)
73.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/08/21)
2478
Spin Rate (max)
(07/28/21)
2416
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/28/21)
-3.4
IVB (max)
(06/08/21)
-1.2
IVB (avg)
(06/08/21)
-10.5
HM (max)
(06/08/21)
-7.9
HM (avg)
(06/08/21)
5.3
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.2
Release Ht (avg)
(06/17/20)
34
Spin Score (max)
(06/17/20)
60
Zone %
(06/08/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
76.3
Velo Range
72.2 - 75.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.9
Spin Rate (max)
2478
Spin Rate (avg)
2416
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
77.2
Velo Range
74.4 - 76.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.7
Spin Rate (max)
2436
Spin Rate (avg)
2354
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.3
Spin Rate (max)
1857
Spin Rate (avg)
1857
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
69.5
Velo Range
66.8 - 69.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
65.5
Spin Rate (max)
2358
Spin Rate (avg)
2245
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Slider
73.1
Velocity (max)
(06/17/20)
70.3 - 73.1
Velo Range
(06/17/20)
69.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/17/20)
2167
Spin Rate (max)
(06/17/20)
2160
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/17/20)
-2.4
IVB (max)
(06/17/20)
0.5
IVB (avg)
(06/17/20)
-1.2
HM (max)
(06/17/20)
0.9
HM (avg)
(06/17/20)
4.8
Extension (avg)
(06/17/20)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(06/17/20)
31
Spin Score (max)
(06/17/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
73.1
Velo Range
70.3 - 73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
69
Spin Rate (max)
2167
Spin Rate (avg)
2160
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.9
Velocity (max)
(06/17/20)
73.9 - 75.9
Velo Range
(06/17/20)
71.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(06/17/20)
1932
Spin Rate (max)
(06/17/20)
1882
Spin Rate (avg)
(06/17/20)
18.4
IVB (max)
(06/17/20)
17.2
IVB (avg)
(06/17/20)
9.6
HM (max)
(06/17/20)
8.1
HM (avg)
(06/17/20)
6.0
Extension (avg)
(07/06/20)
6.2
Release Ht (avg)
(06/17/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(06/17/20)
100
Zone %
(07/06/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
70
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.1
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
75.9
Velo Range
73.9 - 75.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.4
Spin Rate (max)
1932
Spin Rate (avg)
1882
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
98.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/02/20)
88.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(08/02/20)
269
Distance (avg)
(08/02/20)
374
Distance (max)
(08/02/20)
60
Hard Hit %
(07/28/21)
67
Sweet Spot %
(06/17/20)
40
Line Drive %
(07/28/21)
83.3
Fly Ball %
(06/17/20)
30
Ground Ball %
(07/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.9
Distance (avg)
216
Distance (max)
362
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.9
Distance (avg)
216
Distance (max)
362
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.1
Distance (avg)
196
Distance (max)
346
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.6
Distance (avg)
232
Distance (max)
313
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
88.5
Distance (avg)
269
Distance (max)
374
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.1
Distance (avg)
248
Distance (max)
325
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.2
Distance (avg)
267
Distance (max)
304
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.6
Hand Speed (max)
(08/08/20)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
75.6
Bat Speed (max)
(08/08/20)
71.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/06/20)
21.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/06/20)
19.4
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/06/20)
56
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/06/20)
65
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(08/08/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
23.3
Bat Speed (max)
72
Bat Speed (avg)
65.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
23.3
Bat Speed (max)
72
Bat Speed (avg)
65.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
22.8
Bat Speed (max)
69.2
Bat Speed (avg)
66
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.6
Hand Speed (avg)
22.8
Bat Speed (max)
75.6
Bat Speed (avg)
67.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.5
Hand Speed (avg)
22.8
Bat Speed (max)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
69.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.8
Hand Speed (avg)
23.9
Bat Speed (max)
73.8
Bat Speed (avg)
71.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
71
Hop+
(07/06/20)
49
Rise+
(07/06/20)
98
Sink+
(07/06/20)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
56
Hammer+
(07/06/20)
95
Sweep+
(07/06/20)

ProPlayAI

ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
125
Elbow Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
78
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
52
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
178
External Rotation (avg)
(07/28/21)
69
Stride Length (avg)
(07/28/21)
-4
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
21
Arm Speed (max)
(07/28/21)
21
Arm Speed (avg)
(07/28/21)
-273
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
(07/28/21)
-273
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
(07/28/21)
22
Knee Flexion (avg)
(07/28/21)
18
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
(07/28/21)
116
Arm Path (avg)
(07/28/21)
71
Deception (avg)
(07/28/21)
81
Torque (avg)
(07/28/21)
19
Efficiency (avg)
(07/28/21)
100
Sequencing (avg)
(07/28/21)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Hanley Ready To Make An Impact At Indiana

MASON - Improvement from the time of the 2020 Future Games until this year’s event only solidified what Indiana thought about Jake Hanley, the second-rated 2024 in Ohio.

“I talked with them the day prior and had a zoom call with them after the Future Games this year and we talked about how it went,” Hanley related. “They were happy how I hit. They said it was a good thing to see I’ve been improving since it’s been awhile since they had seen me in person. Maturity is the biggest thing they saw.”

While the Mason High School sophomore excelled at the 2021 Future Games in Georgia, it was at the PBR event in Pennsylvania a year earlier when Indiana first became interested.

“That’s when it all started,” Hanley said of a recruiting process with the Big 10 program that has now ended in a commitment to the university 21/2 hours from his home in Mason. “They contacted me a month after last year’s Future Games and we started to have weekly calls. It built up to an offer last November.”

But the top-rated 2024 first baseman in the nation was in no rush to make a decision.

“I wanted to get through my first high school season and establish myself,” pointed out Hanley. “I was considering a lot of other places and I didn’t want to cut anyone off, plus I wanted to take some visits. Meeting coaches in person was a big part of it for me.”

While the list was whittled down to four or five, in the end it was IU that stood above the rest for the 75th-ranked sophomore in the country.

“The campus was spectacular, my whole family got to see it,” Hanley noted about a visit taken in early September. “I love how the coaches communicated stuff and how much effort they put into it. Playing there felt like home, that was one of the biggest factors.”

Indiana saw a lot to like in the 6-5 205-pound 16-year-old.

“Part of it was size and projectability,” Hanley explained about what stood out to the coaches at Indiana. “Another part was coachability. Over the past 12 months they’ve seen me really mature. I’m a completely different person.”

Improvement has come in many ways.

“Everything’s gotten better, especially the past couple months,” Hanley noted. “My speed is better and my hitting is probably the biggest part that’s picked up since 2020. Getting used to better competition has helped.”

Strides have also been made as a pitcher, with the possibility of being a two-way player at Indiana not out of the question.

“I’ve picked up a couple miles per hour and got my body moving quicker,” Hanley said. “I’ve also filled out a little more.

“If the opportunity presents itself to be two-way, that would be great. I want to try and do both for as long as I can. If one is the obvious choice, I’ll do that. Once I’m on campus we’ll see what they want me to do.”

No matter the position, the left-handed hitting, right-handed throwing Hanley is confident about being a major asset to the Big 10 program.

“Athleticism,” Hanley said first about what he can bring to the next level. “I can play almost any position, outfield, first base, pitcher … so I’ve got versatility there. Over time I’ve become a vocal leader, trying to keep guys up on the field. By the time I get there I’d like to be throwing in the 90s and be the guy they can count on in big moments.”

The idea of playing college baseball has been there “forever” according to Hanley.

“Even before my recruitment started it’s been a big goal of mine,” Hanley admitted.

A 4.1 student planning on a major in the business field, Hanley enjoyed the whole process of being recruited.

“The most memorable part is visiting all the colleges and walking around all the campuses with my parents,” Hanley related. “Over time it was easier to manage calls and work through the process.”

His father along with summer coach Justin Rice, high school coaches Curt Bly and Jimmy Onate, hitting trainer Lance Durham, pitching instructor Greg Williams and fall ball coach Kurt Hutter have been influential in Hanley getting where he is today.

“Another part was my senior teammates in high school that helped me get used to the environment,” Hanley said.

Admittedly, a commitment brings a sense of relief to the sophomore, who received interest from schools in the ACC and SEC in addition to the Big 10.

“Personally, it’s a huge weight off my chest,” Hanley said. “It’s been the biggest decision of my life and making this decision at a young age is stressful. I worked throughout to take the best course of action to take stress off me and my family. They only wanted what was best for me.”


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