Jackson Bessette
Jackson Bessette
Jackson Bessette
Jackson Bessette
Jackson Bessette
Jackson Bessette
Jackson Bessette

CLASS OF 2022

C
1B

Jackson
Bessette

Illinois-Chicago
South Elgin (HS) • IL
6-1 • 205LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Rake City
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Hitting
22.1
Hand Speed (max)
1/29/22
72.5
Bat Speed (max)
1/29/22
12
Rot. Acc (max)
1/29/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
96.4
Exit Velocity (max)
6/22/21
91.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
6/22/21
365
Distance (max)
6/22/21
80
Sweet Spot %
6/22/21
Run
6.76
60-yard
1/29/22
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
63
INF Velo
3/04/18
-
OF Velo
84
C Velo
1/29/22
1.86 - 1.92
Pop Time
1/29/22

Positional Tools

2022
2021
2020
2019
2018
60 Yard Dash
6.76
Pop Time
1.86 - 1.92
Catcher Velocity
84.0
Power / Speed Score
14.2
60 Yard Dash
6.84
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.09
Catcher Velocity
81.0
Power / Speed Score
14.1
60 Yard Dash
7.02
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.11
Catcher Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
12.5
60 Yard Dash
7.21
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.10
Catcher Velocity
77.0
Power / Speed Score
11.7
60 Yard Dash
7.31
Pop Time
2.25 - 2.50
Catcher Velocity
70.0
Infield Velocity
63.0
Power / Speed Score
11.2
Preseason ProCase (Invite-Only)
Jan 29, 2022
Position
6.76
60-yard
1.86 - 1.92
Pop Time
84
C Velo
96
Exit Velo
Top Prospect - Chicago (Invite Only)
Jun 22, 2021
Position
6.84
60-yard
1.97 - 2.09
Pop Time
81
C Velo
96
Exit Velo
2020 Future Games
Aug 1, 2020
Position
7.02
60-yard
1.98 - 2.11
Pop Time
80
C Velo
88
Exit Velo
Underclass Invitational (Invite Only)
Feb 17, 2019
Position
7.21
60-yard
2.01 - 2.10
Pop Time
77
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Mar 25, 2018
Position
7.31
60-yard
2.25 - 2.32
Pop Time
70
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
Future Prospects Showcase & Educational Camp
Mar 4, 2018
Position
7.40
60-yard
2.37 - 2.50
Pop Time
63
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo

Hitting

2022
2021
Exit Velocity Max
95.9
Exit Velocity Avg
89.0
Distance Max
332
Distance Avg
194
Launch Angle Avg
13.0
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
96.4
Exit Velocity Avg
91.3
Distance Max
365
Distance Avg
289
Launch Angle Avg
23.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason ProCase (Invite-Only)
Jan 29, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
95.9
Exit Velocity (max)
89.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
194
Distance (avg)
332
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Top Prospect - Chicago (Invite Only)
Jun 22, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
96.4
Exit Velocity (max)
91.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
289
Distance (avg)
365
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
2020 PBR Future Games- Midwest Pod
Aug 2, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
88.2
Exit Velocity (max)
79.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
250
Distance (avg)
331
Distance (max)
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2022
Hand Speed Max
22.1
Hand Speed Avg
21.1
Bat Speed Max
72.5
Bat Speed Avg
69.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason ProCase (Invite-Only)
Jan 29, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.1
Hand Speed (max)
21.1
Hand Speed (avg)
72.5
Bat Speed (max)
69.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2020 PBR Future Games- Midwest Pod
Aug 2, 2020
Blast - Hitting
19.8
Hand Speed (max)
18.8
Hand Speed (avg)
70.5
Bat Speed (max)
68.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

Visual Edge

2022
2021
Edge Score
77.46
Edge Score
45.9

Pitch Ai

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Comments

1/29/22

6-foot-1, 205-pound, athletic frame with defined strength throughout. Frame and athleticism continue to tick up. Ran one of the top 60 times of the event; 6.76. Defensively, he looks the part of a true No.1 catcher at the next level that has the potential to stifle an opponent's running game. Bessette showed quick, efficient actions out of the crouch and a plus arm that topped at 84 mph from behind the plate. Beyond the sheer arm strength, the repeatability, carry and accuracy of his throws was what separated him from the rest. Bessette consistently put his throws on the second base bag while staying under control and without exerting much effort. His pop times ranged from 1.86-1.92. During the bullpen sessions, Bessette routinely caught velocity with ease. He stays quiet and square with receptive hands and the ability to stick pitches in and around the zone. He noticeably was able to get underneath pitches at the bottom of the zone, presenting the pitch for a strike. Offensively, his right-handed bat continues to improve as well. He stayed much more quiet and simple than we have seen in the past, working to control the barrel and driving balls back up the middle of the field on a regular basis. Bessette has present bat speed (averaged 69.6 mph) and stays on plane (83% on plane efficiency) throughout his swing. Came away from the ProCase with a big arrow up.

6/21/21

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 205-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced athletic crouched stance.  Short stride with good balance,  Loose level swing with good bat speed.  Uses the whole field 
Power: 96.41 max exit velocity, averaged 91.32 mph. 365’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 81 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 release, strong arm with accuracy, life and carry
Defense: 1.97-2.09 pop times. Quick hands and quick feet. 
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60. 

2/17/19

6-foot-1, 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher, lean and athletic build. Hits from tall stance, hands bar back, short toe lift stride, maintains balance. Bat path works uphill with some length, lifts the baseball, fluidity in swing, exit velocity topped 84 mph from a tee. Defensively, quick out the chute, pop times ranged 2.01-2.10. Steady hands, solid receiver, quick transfers, cushions blocks. Arm is loose with some length, clean high ¾ slot, accurate throws to second, 77 mph from the crouch. 7.21 runner in the 60.

3/25/18

5-foot-10, 150-pound, right-handed hitting catcher, athletic frame. Tall, open setup, drop bar load, dives towards the plate with short leg lift trigger. Long, uphill bat path, thinks middle of the field, exit velocity topped 77 mph from a tee. 7.31 runner in the 60. Defensively, pop times ranged between 2.25-2.32. Agile blocker, fluid footwork, quick transfer and release, long but quick arm, high ¾ slot, rhythm involved. Throws topped 70 mph from the crouch.

3/04/18

5-foot-10, 150-pound, right-handed hitting catcher, athletic build. Offensively, open setup, low leg kick stride, slight bar load. Creates lift with natural uphill bat path, gap to gap approach, can get long, fluid rhythm involved. Present bat speed, exit velocity 82 mph from the tee. 7.40 runner in the 60. Behind the plate, solid block with ability to quickly recover, agile footwork, short arm, ¾ slot, 70 mph from the crouch with accuracy. Pop times ranged between 2.37-2.50. Long exchange in the infield, ¾ slot, 63 mph across.

3/05/17

5-foot-7, 130-pound, lanky catcher and shortstop. Defensively, throws with a short arm action from a high ¾ arm slot, regularly hit target. Clocked at 68 mph across the infield and 65 mph from the crouch. Behind the plate, works on-line, recorded pop times between 2.44-2.51. Offensively, tall, balanced setup, smooth load, short stride. An occasional opposite field hitter, uphill barrel path, registered a 72 mph exit velocity. Ran a 7.65 laser-timed 60.

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