Jake Gruner
Jake Gruner
Jake Gruner
Jake Gruner

CLASS OF 2023

C
3B

Jake
Gruner

Trumbull (HS) • CT
5-8 • 173LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Boys of Summer

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2023 National

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2/13/22

A physical 5-foot-8, 173-pound prospect. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter displayed an exit velocity of 92 mph with a (70.0 mph bat speed average) and (21.9 mph hand speed average). He begins in a balanced, athletic stance with a controlled load. He then uses a short stride to trigger a simple, flat swing with a good finish. He barreled up multiple balls during his round showing a quick bat and the ability to use the whole field. In the infield, Gruner was up to 72 mph on his throws across the diamond, while showing he has a clean exchange, sure hands, and consistent, smooth feet. Behind the plate, his initial setup is clean. His feet are square, the chest is tall and his eyes are level. As he transitioned to throwing, he shows sure hands, consistent, smooth feet and a fluid transfer. His throws registered 70 mph with a pop time range of 2.20-2.25. He also recorded a 60 time of 7.53 at the event.

Exit Velocity: 92 mph

Arm Velocity: 72 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.53

7/13/21

5-foot-8, 168-pound strong sturdy frame. Above average at the plate, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 87 mph. (66.36 mph bat speed average). (19.00 mph hand speed average). Starts in a wide crouched stance with a small compact load, then uses a short controlled stride. Has above average bat speed, short upward swing plane and level balanced finish. He found lots of barrels with loud contact. Up the middle line drive approach. Behind the plate, he made throws to second at velocities up to 68 mph; had athletic smooth footwork, a quick clean transfer, and soft hands. had a pop time of 2.05-2.25.Flexible wide setup with tons of flexibility. Showed a short loose arm action and a high ¾ slot with consistent accuracy to the bag. In the60-yard dash, his time was 7.48. Shows good strength.

Exit Velocity: 87 mph

Arm Velocity: 68 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.48

10/14/20

5-foot-17, 140-pound, smaller, athletic frame, showing good strength for his size. A right-handed hitting catcher, at the plate, wider even stance, higher hand set, bat has tilt to it, hands are loaded. The lower half is under control, smooth knee to knee load for timing. The swing is short and crisp, right across the chest. The barrel has life and whip out front on contact, rolling hands late, stays through the baseball, with a middle of the field approach. The exit velocity was clocked at 86 mph and ran a 7.75 sixty-yard dash. Defensively, setup behind the plate is balanced, working low to ground, feet are clean in transfer, could get glove to come right across chest, will help with pop time. The arm action works from a higher slot, all throws were on target, arm was clocked at 64 mph and had  a pop time of 2.31-2.44. Worked out at third base as well, active prep steps, moves well to both sides, glove was soft. The arm was clocked at 69 mph across the diamond. Showing good flow. Brings value being able to play two spots, shows pop at the plate.

Exit Velocity: 86 mph

Arm Velocity: 69 mph

Sixty-Yard Dash: 7.75

2/20/19

5-foot-7, 140-pound, smaller, thin athletic frame, longer neck and limbs, room for added mass. A right-handed hitting catcher, at the plate, had a tee exit of 74 mph, hands are strong for his age, approach more to pull side. Could let baseball get deeper and have more of an all fields approach. The stance is even, hands are back swing level through the zone. The lower half is under control, small pick up and put down, backside could be engaged a bit more. Defensively, threw 63 mph down to second, with a pop time of 2.53. The glove is soft on the catch, longer transfer, steps through and gains ground. The footwork could shorten, along with glove to hand being quicker across face, at times is lower path to hand, will help with pop time. Shows to have athletic actions.

Tee Exit Velocity- 74 mph

Arm Velocity- 63 mph

Home to 1st- 4.84


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