Jackson McKenzie
Jackson McKenzie

CLASS OF 2023

1B
LHP

Jackson
McKenzie

Pace (HS) • FL
6-3 • 205LBS • L/L
Travel Team: East Cobb Astros

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2023 National

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1/17/21

Position: 1B/LHP

Body: 6-foot-3, 205-pound physical frame.

Hit: (LHH) Started in a balanced wide stance with a compact load, then used a short stride. Explosive bat speed. Good extension on his finish, short level swing. Gap to gap approach.

Power: 96 mph exit velocity, average 78.07 mph. 74.63 mph bat speed average. 23.07 mph hand speed average.

Defense:  (IF) Twitchy sure hands, athletic rhythmic footwork, clean exchange. Advanced.  Laterally, movements were twitchy and fielded the ball out front.

Arm: 88 mph infield velocity. Very quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

Speed: 7.22 (60-yard).

Pitching: Projectable. Drop-and-drive delivery, decent effort. Over-the-top arm angle, quick arm speed, short arm action. Athletic balance point, even shoulders, lands square, an upright finish.

FB: T87. 84-86 mph. (Max spin 2303;  Avg 2122). Very consistent accuracy, running action, heavy movement.

CB: 70-72 mph. In the zone control, tight action, sharp movement.

CH: 75-78 mph. Consistent command, fading action, tight movement.

4/30/19

 6-foot-1, 190-pound two-way athlete who undoubtedly will be recruited at a high level to do both. Barrel-chested and baby-faced, McKenzie has current proportional strength and plenty of room for continued physical development. Highly advanced offensive force from the left side. Smashed baseballs all weekend long for East Cobb Astros, McKenzie barreled up everything thrown in the strike zone, including multiple extra-base hits. Calm, quiet and strong in the box, swings with controlled aggression, generates natural lift in the swing, ball jumps off the barrel to all fields. Likely will grow into big raw power. Advanced hand-eye, knows the strike zone. Defensively, showed excellent hands, footwork and athleticism around the bag. Also looks to be a high-level pitching prospect. Earned the victory in the championship game. Strike-thrower works out of a consistent ¾ slot, arm accelerates quickly, soft stab on the back-side, hides ball. Momentum works downhill, lands square, crosses over to finish. Fastball worked mostly 81-83 with tilt, touched 86 in the 2nd inning on a fastball up in the zone that resulted in a swinging strikeout. Comfortable going to offspeed whenever he wanted. Confident in straight changeup, ranged 67-73, maintained arm speed creating deception. Curveball, 12/6 shape with depth at 66-68, challenged hitters all afternoon, got swing and misses on in addition to batters looking.

10.14.18- One of the more intriguing arms at the event. The youngest player at the event (2023) but has an advanced build and the actions to match. His mental makeup is real advanced for his age as he has a clue what he wants to do on the bump. Mechanics are clean and he does a good job of getting balanced. His fastball was 75-78 with major ASR and his breaking ball was advanced in the low to mid 60’s with good shape and late depth vs. hitters. Will be interesting to watch his development on the mound.

10.14.19- The youngest player at the event but held his own against the older guys. Physical player (6’1 190 lbs) already that has solid actions at 1B and showed a solid offensive approach. At the bag, his glovework and ability to pick balls in the dirt is already there to go with nimble feet around the bag. His BP round showed his middle of the field to pull side juice. He really does a good job of staying through the zone with his top hand. Had a 2B to LF (90 mph off of the bat) during the game

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