Pollock commits to Shippensburg

By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting

Mountain View High School shortstop Jacob Pollock has committed to attend Shippensburg University in the fall of 2016. Pollock joins teammate Dylan Hall (RHP, Virginia Tech) as second current Wildcat that is set to play ball in college. Pollock was a big part of Mountain View’s strong 2015 season, which saw the Wildcats win the Conference 15 Championship and advance to the 5A North semifinals before they were eliminated by the eventual 5A State Champions, Stone Bridge.

Pollock hits from a balanced and athletic stance that is tall. He has a smooth load back with a short stride and a slight leg kick. He maintains good balance throughout his swing. He has above average bat speed that generated an exit velocity of 81 at the Top Prospect North Showcase in June. He has a good approach with a short, level bat path that has extension. He has a line drive swing with a fluid rhythm and uses a slight inward turn to generate bat speed. He makes consistent solid contact and has bat control, spraying the ball around the entire field. At times, he does swing around his body. Defensively, he throws form a high three-quarter arm slot with a long, loose arm action. His throws are accurate and have carry and he hit 79 across the infield from short at the Showcase in June. He has soft hands with very fluid and methodical footwork. His exchanges are clean and he is athletic and plays through the ball aggressively with good actions.

When he arrives at Shippensburg, Pollock will be joining one of the most competitive conferences in the north in Division II and a program that made trips to the Division II College World Series in 2008 and 2013. Pollock should be able to contribute immediately as a defensive option at either middle infield spot or third base and as a high on-base bat off of the bench. As his career progresses and he develops, Pollock has the potential to be a good defender up the middle who hits in an on-base slot in the batting order for high average, spraying line drives all over the field.

Congrats Jacob!!