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VA/DC Most Viewed Profiles of 2017: 8-10

Jerry Shank
Maryland / Virginia Director


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Coaches and scouts alike are always looking to find the most updated information when traveling the scouting circuit and recruiting players. Prep Baseball Report has become a first stop for all coaches to find that information. Player profiles are the most used resource on our site and today PBR Virginia/DC continues our breakdown of the top 50 viewed profiles of 2017. Today we give you No. 8-10.

Tomorrow: No. 5-7
New Years Eve: No. 2-4
New Years Day: No. 1

Most Viewed Profiles of 2017: 8-10

No. 8

Jack Dragum

Class of 2018 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2018
    Commitment: Virginia
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Hanover
    State: VA
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R


Max FB
86 - 87
70 - 71
75 - 76
INF Velo
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

6.4.17: Balanced approach at the plate, athletic. Good slow load and strides to balance. Keeps the bat head in the hitting zone...Was 86-91 with his fastball, slider 74-75, and a curveball at 70. Athletic delivery, max effort at times. Short, quick arm action. Slider has sharp late two plane action. Shows command of fastball and slider and needs better consistency of curve ball. Throws from a three quarter slot

4.10.17: Dragum has an athletic frame. Hits from the right side, open athletic stance. Short level swing with some bat speed, line drive hitter with power potential, good approach using the whole field. On the mound, threw from stretch only, three-quarters arm slot with a short arm action, quick arm and some effort to delivery. Shoulders uphill and closed, athletic finish, fields position well. Fastball had late run, sitting 86-88, touching 89 in the first inning. Settled down to 85 in the third. Change-up had some armspeed and heavy fade at 79. Sharp curveball with 11/5 break and some armspeed, running 71-73. Showed ability to command all three-pitches to both sides of the plate. Worked four innings, walking none and allowing just one hit on an opposite field flare, picked up three strikeouts, including both times he faced Zack Beach, struck him out with a back-foot curveball and a change-up running away from him.

Dragum has a lanky frame and hits from the right side. He has a quick bat and a line drive stroke. He primarily works gap to gap but turned on one ball on the weekend with some authority. On the mound, he throws from a high three-quarters arm slot and sat 86-87, touching 89. Showed a change-up at 76 and curveball that was 70-71.

10.14.15: Hit from a slightly crouched, open stance.  Good balance in stance.  Smooth load back with leg kick stride that gets on line and stays balanced.  Lower half exploded to the ball.  Bat exit velocity of 92 mph.  Aggressive approach to the round.  Sprayed balls to both gaps consistently.  Swing path stays short and level with good extension.  Gap to gap hitter with some pull power.  Smooth, fluid rhythm.  Elite hitter that consistently gets the barrel to the ball with explosiveness.  In the field threw from a quick, loose high ¾ arm slot.  Throws had accuracy and life.  Positional velocity of 85 mph.  Soft hands with, quick feet that played through the ball.  Exchanges were quick and clean.  Good glove presentation with quality actions in the field.




No. 9

Jimmy Starnes RHP IMG Academy (FL) 2019

Starnes was well on his way to potentially being the most viewed profile of 2017 with an impressive sophomore campaign at St. Christopher's, boasting a high end fastball and potential down the road. Starnes made his commitment to West Virginia this summer and also transferred from St. Christopher's to IMG Academy in Florida. At the point of moving to IMG, Starnes became a Florida profile, so Starnes made the top ten in half the time of the rest of the profiles. 

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No. 10

Carson Jones

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Deep Run
    State: VA
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L


Max FB
84 - 87
Max FB
83 - 86

Scouting Report

3.15.17: Athletic projectable pitchers frame with strong lower half and developing upper body. Compact delivery with balance throughout. Loose athletic arm action throwing from a three-quarter slot. Consistent lower half, can generate velo with easy effort. Clean finish square to the plate with occasional fall off to third base side. Physically advanced for his age and more growing to do. Fastball showed late life on the pitch with run and sink. Breaking ball has short 1/7 action on the pitch with fastball arm speed.  

+2019 LHP Carson Jones (Steward HS, VA), a Virginia commit, struggled a bit with command during his three innings of work, but his long, loose arm could not be ignored.  Jones sat 84-87 mph throughout the outing with a smooth motion delivering from a low ¾ arm slot.  The left-hander has long limbs, and is still maturing physically, so there will almost assuredly be more velocity on the way.

5.16.16:  Jones is a lanky lefty that throws from a low three-quarters arm slot. He has a quick arm, generating velocity with normal effort. His shoulders are closed as he strides to a closed landing with a fall off. His fastball had late run, sitting 82-83 and touching 84.


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