Blast Breakdown: 2022 SS/OF Jacob Walker (West Mifflin)


Joe Walentin
Operations / Scouting

Welcome back to Blast Breakdown. In this series we will spotlight one player each week who stood out during this 2020 season and take a deeper dive into their numbers and take a look at some that really stand out. Today we take a look at the uncommitted '22 twitchy SS  Jacob Walker  
Before we get started, we'll go over and define some of the terminology being used in the piece:

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jacob'S BAT SPEED: MAX- 77.5 MPH, AVG- 73.5 MPH

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jacob'S ROT ACC: MAX- 19.1G'S, AVG- 16.6G'S 

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jacob'S ON PLANE EFF: 64%

 

Exit Velocity-  The measures the speed of the ball off the bat, measured in miles per hour (mph).

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Jacob Walker

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: West Mifflin
    State: PA
  • Summer Team: Allegheny Pirates
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.57
60-yard
(06/13/21)
84
INF Velo
(06/13/21)
95
Exit Velo
(08/10/21)
Position
60-yard
6.64
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
6.57
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
6.63
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
94
Trackman - Hitting
94.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/10/21)
90.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/14/20)
288
Distance (avg)
(08/10/21)
351
Distance (max)
(02/07/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.2
Distance (avg)
288
Distance (max)
335
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
88
Distance (avg)
157
Distance (max)
341
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.7
Distance (avg)
160
Distance (max)
351
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.7
Distance (avg)
187
Distance (max)
281
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
(06/13/21)
21.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/14/20)
77.5
Bat Speed (max)
(07/14/20)
73.5
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/14/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.8
Hand Speed (avg)
21.7
Bat Speed (max)
74.5
Bat Speed (avg)
70.2
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.9
Hand Speed (avg)
21.7
Bat Speed (max)
68.1
Bat Speed (avg)
66
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21
Hand Speed (avg)
20.4
Bat Speed (max)
72.2
Bat Speed (avg)
70.4
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
21.9
Bat Speed (max)
77.5
Bat Speed (avg)
73.5
On Plane Eff (avg)

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Bat Speed:

This is the metric that most correlates to exit velo (the result) and Jacob comes in with a advanced peak of 77.5 mph and averages 73.5 putting him in the college - pro range giving him a strong case for power potential at the next level. The results were there during his live arm BP round where he had a impressive average exit velo of 91 MPH and peaked at 94 MPH with a 71% line drive rate.

Rotational acceleration:

This shows us how quickly Jacob can accelerate into his top end bat speed. Jacob peaked at 19 G's while averaging 17 G's putting him at the MLB average of 17 G's which will help him against high spin fastballs and late breaking off speed pitches at the next level.

In a Nutshell: 

“Walker’s Blast data really shows how easy it is for him to manufacture power that surpasses what his frame currently looks like. He’s going to be a fun one to follow as he starts to add functional strength.”

- Joe Tourville

Blast Motion Baseball





 

 



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