Prep Baseball Report

Super 60 Spotlight: Jackson Wentworth

By Andy Sroka
Illinois and Wisconsin Assistant Director

On Sunday, Feb. 7, Prep Baseball Report will host the 19th edition of its prestigious, flagship event: the Super 60 Pro Showcase. Since the event’s inception in 2003, more than 300 players have been selected in the MLB Draft, including 22 first-round picks and 25 second-rounders.

We started our our march toward the Super 60 earlier this week, by highlighting the prospects set to join us, shining a light on their impressive player profiles that they've groomed through their high school years and beyond.

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Scouting Report


Wentworth, a Kansas State recruit, stole the show in the primetime late night Friday slot that featured draft talent on every field, and 20-plus MLB scouts in attendance. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound right-hander sports lean, defined strength across a wide-shouldered athletic frame, and that athleticism is seen throughout the delivery. Even paced and well-connected throughout the delivery, a controlled, continuous arm stroke leads to quick hand speed through the ball from a high ¾ slot. He pumped in strike after strike with an 88-92 fastball (90.4 mph avg. per Trackman) that he threw to all quadrants, and found success up in the zone thanks to an average RPM of 2398 and max close to 2600. What makes Wentworth so dynamic on the mound is his ability to pair the high-spin fastball with a sharp, tightly-spun 12/6 curveball. He tunnels the pitch exceptionally well at 75-77 with nearly 2700 RPM at its best in this showing. Remaining linear down the mound, Wentworth’s delivery provides for efficient movement patterns with no wasted movement. He was dominant in every facet of the game, striking out 14 over six innings without yielding a walk. The strong summer that the Iowa prep product turned in appears to be something he will continue building on.
Stats: 6.0 innings, 14K-0BB, 4H, 1ER


Big frame. Quick arm that throws downhill. Legit 3 pitch mix. Fastball sat 90-91 with some cut. He showed great feel for the 11/5 73-74 mph sharp curveball. He also added an 82-83mph changeup that showed fade and sink. Swung the bat well too with a double off the wall and a single. Kansas State commit.


Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Delivery: Simple repeatable delivery, athletic movements, lands inline to catcher, has extension and finish to plate.
Arm Action: RH. Long clean arm circle with strength and quickness out front.
FB: T93, 92-93 mph. Pounded zone consistently for strikes; while maintaining consistent velocity.
CB: 75-78 mph. Above avg. with sharp 11/5 break and late depth for strikes.
CH: 80-81 mph. Slight cutting action for strikes in bottom half of zone.

Hit: RHH. Square stance, body load, short to contact, clean path, shows line drive pop in bat, consistently squares baseball. 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. INF - 94 mph.
Defense: Plus arm across infield, hands work, corner actions, sound defensively.
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60.


6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #342 in PBR Overall for 2021 class. Kansas State commit. On mound; Wentworth was 88-89 mph with cutting life to plate. Breaking ball is hard with late 10/4 break. Solid fade and sink on changeup. Overall has feel for 3 pitches with long loose arm action and is athletic on mound. 4.78 home to first time. Square stance, longer stride, inside out path, shows ability to use whole field, occasional bat speed with line drive pop in bat, 84 mph exit velocity. Sure hands with solid athleticism, higher fielding position to start, accelerates through baseball to throw, above avg. carry to bag with accuracy, 87 mph arm across infield.

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