Jalen Martinez
Jalen Martinez
Jalen Martinez
Jalen Martinez
Jalen Martinez
Jalen Martinez

CLASS OF 2020

OF
LHP

Jalen
Martinez

Iowa Central CC
Waukee (HS) • IA
6-2 • 195LBS • R/L
Travel Team: Iowa Sticks 2020

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8/11/19

6-foot-1, 170-pound Right-handed hitting 2-way player. #9 ranked player in IA 2020 class. 7.08 runner. Open stance, back elbow load, some larger loading movement effect timing, solid hand/eye coordination, mostly pull with ability to drive baseball, 87 mph exit velocity. Light on his feet with quick twitch actions, well above avg. defender in outfield, fields with quick release, throws are online with true accuracy and carry to target, 90 mph arm strength from outfield. On mound; solid tempo, longer arm action, slight effort on release. Fastball was 83-84 mph, consistent strikes, with running action to plate. 1/7 curveball was steady in zone with later sharp break for strikes.

7/09/19

Positional Profile: OF/LHP 
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Lean athletic frame.
Defense: Loose athletic actions through the baseball, plays light on feet and attacks the baseball, actions work through with crowhop to release.
Arm: LH. OF - 89 mph. Over the top slot, arm played accurate, showed carry, long loose arm action.
Hit: RHH. Slight open stance, stays balanced with short stride, athletic pre pitch, hands load back with separation. Loose bat speed, pull side approach, slight uphill plane.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

3/10/19

6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. #9 ranked player in Iowa 2020 class. 6.89 runner. Athletic crouched stance, line drive swing plane, some stiffness with arm bar in load, consistent hard contact, uses both sides of field, with flashes of pop in bat, 90 mph exit velocity. Active in field with above avg. hands and feet, plays well through ball with momentum, above avg. arm strength with carry and accuracy to target, 92 mph arm strength from outfield. On mound; good rhythm in delivery, athletic actions, lands slightly across body, with clean compact arm action. Fastball was 82-83 mph with late running action to plate. Breaking ball is solid with 1/7 shape and decent depth for strikes. Cuts through changeup; solid action to arm-side of plate.

7/30/18- 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-handed hitting outfielder. 4.78 H-1B time. Balanced and athletic in box, consistent hard contact in games, slight arm bar in swing creating stiffness, works middle of field well, 92 mph exit velocity. Easy actions and defends in the outfield as well as anyone in state, covers ground well with above avg. reads, athletic in field, quick release on throws, online with accuracy and carry to target, 87 mph arm from outfield.

3/11/18- 6-foot-1, 160-pound right-handed hitting 2-way player. 7.18 runner. Open stance, leg kick trigger, load length effects timing, shows loose hands, hard contact to pull side of field, line drives and doubles type hitter, 86 mph exit velocity. Long and loose with above avg. actions in field, covers ground well, tracks baseball and plays an above avg. centerfield in high school, throws have carry and accuracy to target, 85 mph arm from outfield. On mound; rhythm and tempo in delivery, arm works well from loose mid ¾ slot. Fastball was 80-82 mph with slight running action. Sweeping actions on curveball, thrown for strikes, at 65-66 mph. Solid feel for zone; changeup is thrown for strikes with running action.


7/31/17- 6-foot-1, 165-pound right-hand hitting 2-way player. 4.82 home-to-first time. Loads into lower hand slot, flashes quick hands to contact, gap to gap approach , spray contact, 85 mph exit velocity. Shows athleticism in field, easy actions, works through ball, above avg. footwork, throws have carry and accuracy from long athletic arm action, 83 mph arm from outfield. On mound; shows rhythm and tempo to delivery, good sync with upper and lower half, heavy wrap on back-side, some quickness to arm and clean out front. Fastball was 80-81 mph, mostly straight, with solid/avg. command. Sweeping break on 1/7 curveball for strikes.

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