Jonah Storey
Jonah Storey
Jonah Storey
Jonah Storey
Jonah Storey

CLASS OF 2021

OF
RHP

Jonah
Storey

Mira Costa (HS) • CA
6-0 • 185LBS • R/R
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8/16/20

Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Proportional, athletic build
Defense: Proper mechanics, footwork and technique on approach to ball. Gets rid of it quickly. Profiles at the corner OF position
Arm: RH.  OF - 85 mph. Average arm with carry. One-hops mitt consistently
Hit: RHH. Wide, open stance with neutral hand position and toe-tap trigger Direct to contact with good bat speed. 76% on plane efficiency and will rarely strike out.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity. Gap-to-gap currently with high doubles totals
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60.

Delivery: Smooth and repeatable from a 3/4 slot
Arm Action: RH. Shows clean mechanics and all offerings come out of same slot
FB: T85, 82-84 mph. Max spin rate of 2415 RPM's
CB: 65-66 mph. Induced vertical break -9.7°
CH:  Plays off FB nicely with 9 MPH of separation

6/27/20

Body: 6-foot, 185 pounds. Standard baseball build. Average athletic baseball tools, no glaring strengths or weaknesses. Plenty of room for physical improvement at the next level. 

Hit: Right-handed hitter. The Prep Baseball Report - California veteran has shown that his hitting tool is a model of consistency. Whether it is batting practice, live at-bats, competitive simulation or live games you can count on Storey to give you a quality at-bat. Storey’s Blast Motion data provides a nice snapshot of his average consistent hit tool, where his 52 plane, 54 connection, 51 rotation (20-80 scale) scores line up well with the ProCase averages of 53 plane and 54 connection and 58 rotation scores. Complimentary right-handed bat that will slot in well 5-9 in the batting order at the collegiate level. 

Power: Storey’s got some pop, in two seperate TrackMan batting practice recordings he displayed numbers to back it up. Taking his top five line drives and averaging them out, the data shows an average exit velocity of 87.5 mph - 28.5° launch angle - 309.3 ft. Those are doubles at any level, the exit velocity is a bit low but the launch angle and distance show well. Storey’s exit velocity throughout the zone is even, a nice indication of gap-to-gap ability and his willingness to attack the outside pitch. 

Field: Defensively shows good feel in the outfield; solid first step, defensive positioning, angles, arm side catches. Room for improvement on fielding and charging balls. Low 7’s 60-yard dash along with his present arm strength slot him well at a corner outfield position and enable him to fill in at centerfield if needed. Limited action defensively on the mound; showed no problems fielding a swinging bunt and displayed solid footwork on the mound. 

Arm: Strong outfield arm with a throwing velocity of 85 mph. Arm has continued to get better at his Prep Baseball Report - California showings continue to improve with his outfield throwing velocity times have increased with each showing. Lately Storey has picked up pitching, showing at the ProCase and State Games that he can get it done on the mound. As with many position players picking up pitching late in their high school careers, he pitched with ease and filled up the zone. Showed a three-pitch mix of a fastball, curveball and changeup with some overall feel for each. Storey’s fastball induced vertical break of 15.3 and horizontal break of 10.8 enable slight ride (64th percentile) and above-average run (64th percentile) at an average speed of 81.2 mph with a spin rate average of 2038. Overall, the fastball should do well at the high school level and is worth paying attention to. Broke off some curveballs at a 7:30 tilt with basic bite and spin, helping him garner some pop outs but also resulted in hard hit balls. Seldom used changeup can only help his pitching arsenal if he works to develop the pitch. 

Run: 7.25 60 yard dash. Average runner who has value on the basepaths thanks to good instincts and  solid first step. Running knowledge will help him transfer well to the complexity of the college running game. 

Summary: Storey’s resume shows that of a solid ballplayer that can make a contribution to many college programs around the country. The Prep Baseball Report - California staff have had their eyes on him for a while and vouch for his make-up and baseball IQ. Tools to take away from Storey: ability to give you a quality at-bat, gap-to-gap double power, capable outfield arm, base running and ability to pitch. Playing on a loaded 2021 Mira Costa team should greatly benefit Storey as pro scouts and college scouts should be in attendance regularly.
1/04/20

OC Preseason All-State: Storey participated in the Top Prospects Games last fall where he stood out with his overall athleticism in the outfield and at the plate where his right handed stroke projected gap power. Storey improved on his outfield velocity (84 mph) and his exit velocity (90 mph) from the Top Prospects Games. He continued to show athletic and easy actions in the outfield where he funnels balls out front under control and shows clean exchanges with sub 1.0 glove-to-release times. Storey hopped on the mound for the first time where he shows a lively arm with an 84 mph fastball that works downhill in the zone and side-to-side. Storey’s curveball was tight with late tilt at 65-66 mph while his changeup works off the fastball tunnel before dying at the plate at 75-76 mph. When asked after his session if he’s been pitching much Storey replied in his casual style, “no, not really.” Well, here’s to hoping we get to see that more often this spring because the are is free and easy with way more in there. 

9/14/19

Uncommitted. 6-0, 175-pounds. Large, athletic frame with squared shoulders and wiry strength throughout. Storey began by running a 7.39 laser-timed 60 yard dash showing an athletic gait with little wasted movements. At the plate he stays tall with a slightly open stance before a leg lift trigger gets things started. Shows fast hands allowing his barrel to get to balls on the inner third; let’s balls get deep. Has some power (81 mph exit velo) in his swing presently that should continue to develop as he fills out. Swing is compact. Remains balanced throughout. Defensively he shows an excellent first step while remaining under control. Arm is strong (81 mph) with average accuracy although his misses were to the correct side of the bags. Instinctive base runner who is not afraid to take a chance on the basepaths.

7/31/19

THE FIVE: South Bay 2021s
Medium frame, young, athletic and physical projection. Storey is a young player who showed maturity on a very senior heavy Costa roster. He was one of three players in the lineup that was not a senior and Storey showed a lot of maturity. Becoming a contributor and a tough out. Three at-bats stood out to me that showed that Storey was maturing at the plate came against some of the best pitching Southern California has to offer. One was against future draft pick Andrew Dalquist (81s overall) were he battle finally ripping a single up the middle. The second was against Jared Jones a potential top pick in 2020 were he lined out to left and right-field. Storey showed an advanced approach at the plate for his age. He is an average runner; will continue to get better as he continues to mature. Has enough arm strength to play either corner outfield spots and makes accurate throws. Fielding he gets good reads off the bat, proper first step, awareness and is advanced for his age. Storey had a nice sophomore campaign batting .262, 10 RBIs, 15 singles and 2 doubles. I feel he will start hitting for more average as he become more advance of a hitter. Did show advance approach at the plate and had a lot of quality at-bats. He will continue to add strength, mature and will be a player college’s need to take notice.

5/09/19

2021 OF (Uncommitted) Jonah Storey young athletic body with physical projection. Has a line drive approach, with a compact line drive swing. He makes consistent contact and use the whole field. His hitting approach at the plate is advanced for his age. Doesn’t flash much power but will when adds more strength. Quick feet and a medium stride and can steal a bag. Has a strong arm and quick first-step. Enough athleticism to play both corner outfield spots. Good reads off the bat and awareness of the situation. Smart instincts and doesn’t show fear going for the ball even crashing into the wall Saturday to try and make a play. On Saturday was 1-for-3 with one single. Had two quality at-bats against Jared Jones. Storey impressed in that he wasn’t overmatched by Jones and his 96-99 mph fastball.  I’ve seen Storey a handful of times and he hasn’t look overmatched against some MLB pitching prospects. If schools aren’t looking at Storey now, they need to be.

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