Max Jones
Max Jones
Max Jones

CLASS OF 2020

3B
2B

Max
Jones

Illinois Central JC
Pekin (HS) • IL
6-1 • 195LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Game 7-Phillips

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8/13/19

Verbally committed to Illinois Central JC.

8/06/19

Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 6-foot-1, 195-pounds. Athletic frame with a muscular build on top.
Hit: RHH. Sets up in a tall, slightly open setup, and leg-kick trigger. Aggressive swing, strong wrists, short bat path, natural lift in swing.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present bat strength combined with quick bat speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Short, loose arm action, plays from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Infield actions, reliable hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange, plays through the baseball.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

6/04/19

Illinois Central JC commit. 6-foot, 190-pound, right handed hitting/throwing two-way player, athletic frame with strength. At the plate, balanced setup, leg kick stride, maintained balance throughout contact. Strong hands, path worked quick, short and uphill to the ball, gap-to-gap approach, feel for the barrel. Exit velocity topped 88 mph. Defensively, fluid footwork, soft hands, clean exchange to release, plays through the ball athletically. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, showed carry across, throws topped 80 mph across. 4.72 runner, home-to-first. On the bump, side rocker step, tall balance point, drop and drive delivery, works in-line to home, controlled finish. Arm plays with plunge on back side, loose out front, high ¾ slot. Fastball played straight, sat 81-83 mph, topped 84 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, with fastball arm speed, ranged 65-71 mph.

6/04/19

Illinois Central JC commit. 6-foot, 190-pound, right handed hitting/throwing two-way player, athletic frame with strength. At the plate, balanced setup, leg kick stride, maintained balance throughout contact. Strong hands, path worked quick, short and uphill to the ball, gap-to-gap approach, feel for the barrel. Exit velocity topped 88 mph. Defensively, fluid footwork, soft hands, clean exchange to release, plays through the ball athletically. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, showed carry across, throws topped 80 mph across. 4.72 runner, home-to-first. On the bump, side rocker step, tall balance point, drop and drive delivery, works in-line to home, controlled finish. Arm plays with plunge on back side, loose out front, high ¾ slot. Fastball played straight, sat 81-83 mph, topped 84 mph. Curveball, 12/6 shape, with fastball arm speed, ranged 65-71 mph.

1.27.18 - 6-foot, 185-pound, strong, well-proportioned, multi-positional prospect. At the plate, right-handed hitter, balanced, athletic setup, smooth load, short stride, good balance and finishes on his backside. Aggressive swing, quick hands, present bat speed, lift in swing, gap-to-gap approach and consistently finds the barrel; 86 mph exit velocity from a tee. On the infield, active feet, some bounce, reliable hands and clocked at 80 mph across the diamond. Behind the plate, quick feet and transfer, short arm action, topped at 70 mph from the crouch. Pop times ranged between 2.17-2.25. On the mound, right-handed pitcher, smooth, repeatable delivery that works online and long arm action. Fastball works mostly straight sat 78-80 mph, touched 82. Mixed in a curveball and a slider. Curveball, tight spin, 12/6 shape, occasional depth, 63-64 mph. Slider, thrown aggressively, 10/4 sweeping action, 71 mph. Changeup maintains arm speed, sinking action at times, 69-71 mph.

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