Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2026

C
OF

Jace
Watson

Castle (HS) • IN
6' 1" • 200LBS
L/R • 17yr 1mo
Travel Team: Canes Midwest National 2026

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Positional Tools Velos / Pop
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Positional Tools

2023
2022
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.08
Catcher Velocity
76.0
Outfield Velocity
86.0
60 Yard Dash
7.46
Pop Time
1.99 - 2.53
Catcher Velocity
71.0
Outfield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
12.6
Hoosier Holiday Showcase
Dec 16, 2023
Position
1.96 - 2.00
Pop Time
86
OF Velo
76
C Velo
Power Speed Score
Evansville Open
Jul 11, 2023
Position
2.04 - 2.08
Pop Time
81
OF Velo
73
C Velo
Power Speed Score
Canes Scout Weekend
Oct 1, 2022
Position
7.46
60-yard
1.99 - 2.12
Pop Time
79
OF Velo
71
C Velo
Power Speed Score
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Position
2.39 - 2.53
Pop Time
66
C Velo
Northside Rising Stars ID
Apr 16, 2022
Position
7.75
60-yard
2.11 - 2.28
Pop Time
80
OF Velo
70
C Velo
Power Speed Score
2022 Southern Ohio Rising Stars ID
Mar 12, 2022
Position
2.34 - 2.48
Pop Time
75
OF Velo
68
C Velo
86
Exit Velo

Hitting

2023
2022
Exit Velocity Max
96.2
Exit Velocity Avg
82.9
Distance Max
346
Distance Avg
286
Launch Angle Avg
27.4
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
94.2
Exit Velocity Avg
77.4
Distance Max
339
Distance Avg
202
Launch Angle Avg
24.4
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite Only)
Mar 3, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
94.4
Exit Velocity (max)
84.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
185
Distance (avg)
340
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Hoosier Holiday Showcase
Dec 16, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
96.2
Exit Velocity (max)
83.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
288
Distance (avg)
346
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Evansville Open
Jul 11, 2023
Trackman - Hitting
88.7
Exit Velocity (max)
82.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
283
Distance (avg)
320
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Canes Scout Weekend
Oct 1, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
94.2
Exit Velocity (max)
76.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
258
Distance (avg)
339
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
90.1
Exit Velocity (max)
78.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
265
Distance (avg)
344
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Northside Rising Stars ID
Apr 16, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
88.3
Exit Velocity (max)
85.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
137
Distance (avg)
296
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
2022 Southern Ohio Rising Stars ID
Mar 12, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
86.0
Exit Velocity (max)
71.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
167
Distance (avg)
269
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2023
2022
Hand Speed Max
22.7
Hand Speed Avg
21.6
Bat Speed Max
85.3
Bat Speed Avg
81.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
25.4
Hand Speed Avg
22.2
Bat Speed Max
81.1
Bat Speed Avg
72.9
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
23.0
Hand Speed Avg
21.5
Bat Speed Max
74.8
Bat Speed Avg
68.8
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Preseason All-State: Underclass (Invite Only)
Mar 3, 2024
Blast - Hitting
22.7
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
85.3
Bat Speed (max)
81.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Hoosier Holiday Showcase
Dec 16, 2023
Blast - Hitting
25.4
Hand Speed (max)
24.0
Hand Speed (avg)
81.1
Bat Speed (max)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Evansville Open
Jul 11, 2023
Blast - Hitting
22.2
Hand Speed (max)
20.4
Hand Speed (avg)
74.4
Bat Speed (max)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Blast - Hitting
23.0
Hand Speed (max)
21.9
Hand Speed (avg)
74.8
Bat Speed (max)
72.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2022 Southern Ohio Rising Stars ID
Mar 12, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.1
Hand Speed (max)
21.0
Hand Speed (avg)
67.4
Bat Speed (max)
65.0
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

Game Performance

2024
2023
10 Yard Dash
1.70
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Top Speed (MPH)
10 Yard Dash
1.70
30 Yard Dash
3.91
60 Yard Dash
7.08
Top Speed (MPH)
Hoosier Holiday Showcase
Dec 16, 2023
Swift
1.70
10-yd
3.91
30-yd
7.17
60-yd
18.9
Run speed (max)
Evansville Open
Jul 11, 2023
Swift
1.70
10-yd
7.08
60-yd
19.0
Run speed (max)

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Pitch Ai

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Comments

12/16/23
I was impressed with the development that '26 C Jace Watson (Castle) has made since our last look during the 2023 summer. The strong left-handed hitter hailing from Evansville has made noticeable improvements in his arm strength, increasing his outfield velocity to 86 mph and his catcher velocity to 76 mph, also posting a personal best pop time of 1.96. A physical, 6-foot-1, 195 pounder - Watson showed off a short, simple swing that works level through the hitting zone, posting another personal best in exit velocity, reaching 96.2 mph.
7/11/23

Jace Watson, Castle (IN), 2026
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Physical frame
Hit: LHH. Strong setup. Uses a short, quick leg lift stride paired with a compact upper body load. Bat comes through the hitting zone on a level plane. Swing get a bit rigid at times, however bat speed & barrel strength are obvious. Has a chance to be very good in the box with continued development.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 82.0 mph. 320' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-73 mph. OF-81 mph. Longer arm action from the OF, shorter arm action from the crouch - both work from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.04-2.08 pop times. (OF) - Controlled, athletic feet working towards the baseball. Confident hands that play out front with a natural exchange. (C) Quick feet with a clean exchange on throws to 2B.
ATH: 7.08 runner in the 60. 1.70 in the 10 yard split.

7/11/23
Jace Watson, Castle (IN), 2026
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Physical frame
Hit: LHH. Strong setup. Uses a short, quick leg lift stride paired with a compact upper body load. Bat comes through the hitting zone on a level plane. Swing get a bit rigid at times, however bat speed & barrel strength are obvious. Has a chance to be very good in the box with continued development.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 82.0 mph. 320' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-73 mph. OF-81 mph. Longer arm action from the OF, shorter arm action from the crouch - both work from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.04-2.08 pop times. (OF) - Controlled, athletic feet working towards the baseball. Confident hands that play out front with a natural exchange. (C) Quick feet with a clean exchange on throws to 2B.
ATH: 7.08 runner in the 60. 1.70 in the 10 yard split.
7/11/23
Jace Watson, Castle (IN), 2026
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Physical frame
Hit: LHH. Strong setup. Uses a short, quick leg lift stride paired with a compact upper body load. Bat comes through the hitting zone on a level plane. Swing get a bit rigid at times, however bat speed & barrel strength are obvious. Has a chance to be very good in the box with continued development.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 82.0 mph. 320' max distance.
Arm: RH. C-73 mph. OF-81 mph. Longer arm action from the OF, shorter arm action from the crouch - both work from an over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.04-2.08 pop times. (OF) - Controlled, athletic feet working towards the baseball. Confident hands that play out front with a natural exchange. (C) Quick feet with a clean exchange on throws to 2B.
ATH: 7.08 runner in the 60. 1.70 in the 10 yard split.
3/12/22

Ran a 4.25 30 yard dash.

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