Jake Novak
Jake Novak
Jake Novak

CLASS OF 2019

OF
LHP

Jake
Novak

Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Loyola (HS) • IL
6-1 • 175LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Windy City

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8.10.18 - Verbally committed to Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

6.12.18 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound, left-handed hitting outfielder, lanky, athletic frame. 6.83 runner in the 60. At the plate, simple pre-pitch, balanced setup, short stride and load, maintains balance. Loose hands, fluid, level bat path, creates natural uphill lift, showed pull side pop with repeatable hard contact, fluid rhythm involved. Quick, under control bat speed, exit velocity topped 94 mph from a tee. Defensively, plays through the ball, hands work, clean exchange, long arm action, ¾ slot, accurate throws topped 85 mph from the outfield.

5.10.18 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound, athletically built, well-proportioned, loose, live-bodied, two-way prospect. Started on the mound and hit in the three-hole. Intriguing left-handed bat. Balanced setup, aggressive approach, attacks the baseball, swings with a purpose. Present bat speed, loose hands, natural lift in swing. Middle of the order potential. Finished 1-for-4 with a hustle double to right field, 4.82 on the turn. On the mound, went five innings, scattered six hits, one run, none earned, struck out one and walked three. Fastball sat 78-80 mph. High-follow left/left outfielder.

2.19.18 - 6-foot-1, 175-pound, lean, athletically built, two-way prospect. Ran a 6.98 laser timed 60. At the plate, balanced, wide setup, heel-raise stride and maintains balance through contact. Loose hands, creates bat speed, uphill bat path and fluid rhythm throughout. Occasional hard contact to the pull-side gap and registered a 94 mph exit velocity from a tee. Defensively, reliable hands, works through the baseball at times. Long, loose arm action, high ¾ slot and topped at 82 mph. On the mound, left handed pitcher, tall and fall delivery, shoulders slightly uphill at foot strike, finishes athletically and square to home plate. High ¾ arm slot, quick arm speed, loose and long arm action, with some effort and rhythm. Fastball, flashing slight run down in the zone, sat 79-81 mph. Curveball has depth, 11/5 shape, ranged 64-67 mph. Changeup, maintains arm speed, fade action, around the zone at 69-70 mph.

7.3.17 - 5-foot-10, 155-pound, lean, athletic frame, left-handed hitting outfielder. Offensively, balanced setup, short stride, squared the ball up in every at-bat. Hit a double off the left center wall with a man in motion on first. Tomahawked another ball off the left field wall for a double.

2.26.17 - 5-foot-10, 155-pound, left-handed outfielder and pitcher. Defensively, works from between a high ¾ and ¾ arm slot with a long, firm arm action, kept throws around the bag with some carry. Plays through the ball, gains ground on exchange, clocked at 76 mph from the outfield. Offensively, tall, open setup, short stride, maintains balance through swing. Line drive hitter, level barrel path through the zone, recorded an 82 mph exit velocity off a tee. On the mound, works from a a ¾ arm slot with a long, firm arm action. Tall and fall delivery, lands closed. Fastball, late sink action, clocked at 74-76 mph. Curveball, 2/8 shape, early action, has depth, clocked at 58-59 mph. Changeup, sink action, thrown with near fastball arm speed, clocked at 65-68 mph. Ran a 4.58 home to first.

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