Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2020

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2B

Mitch
Jebb

Michigan State
Swan Valley (HS) • MI
6' 1" • 180LBS
L/R • 21yr 9mo
Travel Team: Michigan Select

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2019
2018
60 Yard Dash
6.60
Infield Velocity
90.0
60 Yard Dash
6.77
Infield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
13.1

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5/10/23

Rumored to be under second round consideration by several clubs, Jebb continues to build upon his strong sophomore season (.356/.448/.511) and even better 2022 summer in the wood bat Cape (.356/.429/.490). He also swiped 26 bases last summer with his 70-grade run tool and 20 bags last spring for the Spartans. While foot speed is his best tool, raw power is his least. His exit velocities this season have averaged 88 mph with a max of 108 which equate to below average. His top bolts over the three game set against Illinois were 103.5 mph (ground out), 101.4 (line out) and 100.4 (HR). He also squared up three more in the mid-90s for a productive weekend at the plate. The left handed hitter may still have some lingering effects that sap his power after missing five games due to tendonitis in his right wrist in late February. His current setup and swing reminds me of Wade Boggs a bit with a crouched stance and extreme inside-out bat path. Jebb has even more of a slap and run, jailbreak swing which plays well to his run tool. And outside of one season in 1987 when Boggs belted 24 round-trippers, Jebb’s power potential is similar to the other 17 years of Boggs’ MLB career where he hit single digit homers. Also like Boggs, Jebb’s hand/eye is elite and there’s very little swing/miss to his game. He seldom strikes out (9% this season, 6% in 2022) and walks at a strong rate (13.5%). Defensively, there is little chance Jebb is able to stay at shortstop at the pro level due to a lack of arm strength. He will show an average arm when using momentum and shortening the distance to the target, but otherwise his arm strength is short of what is needed for long-term success in MLB. With that stated he does have the hands and range to remain on the dirt at second base. He also profiles well to center field where he could best utilize his run tool. Jebb’s toolset and abilities also fit well into a super utility role, best exemplified by Ben Zobrist in his prime or present day fellow Michigander Jake Cronenworth.

8/01/22

Cape Cod: After slashing .356/.448/.511 during his breakout sophomore year this spring, Jebb matched that .356 average in 149 at-bats for Hyannis, leading the team and ranking second in the league. He also led the Harbor Hawks with eight doubles and three triples while stealing 26 bases. A 70 to 80 runner underway, Jebb posted home-to-first teams ranging from 3.94 to 4.08 seconds from the left side in our views. His blazing speed is an obvious asset, but his basestealing ability could use improvement, considering he was thrown out eight times in 28 tries this spring and then nine times in 35 attempts this summer. A quick-twitch athlete at 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, Jebb has quick hands at the plate, and his lefthanded swing is short to the ball, producing regular line-drive contact middle-away. He shows near-average arm strength at shortstop that also plays at third, but he profiles best at second base or center field. He is more of a slasher than a power hitter but is starting to drive the ball better than he did earlier in his career, as he slugged just .362 in 163 at-bats as a freshman. We saw a bit of pop to the pull side, as he pulled a slider to right field for a two-run homer in one of our looks. Jebb's speed and feel for the barrel give him a chance to become a top three-rounds pick in 2023.

3/03/18

6-foot, 150 pound prospect has an athletic frame. At the plate swing from the left side using a toe tap and stride load. Uses a longer bat path making contact. At the plate swings with an aggressive approach, the ball jumps when squared up. In the field moves well to the ball, taking a stutter step while approaching. Fields out front takes a step and releases from a high 3/4 arm angle.

60 yard: 6.89
Exit velo: 87 mph
Inf velo: 77 mph

2/18/18

6-foot, 150 pound infield prospect. At the plate has tall, open stance with a narrow base. Keeps his hands back using a leg lift and stride to load, keeping his front foot above the ground until just before contact. Swing is level through the zone showing an up the middle approach. 90 MPH exit velocity. Has good actions on the infield bringing the baseball in with two hands in a smooth motion. Showed good range throwing 82 MPH across the infield.

6/20/17

5-foot-11, 132 pound prospect. Uses a big leg lift to load at the plate allowing his hands to drift off of his back shoulder. Swings on a level plane with quick hands. 80 MPH exit velocity. Has athletic actions in the infield with soft hands. Threw 77 MPH across the infield. On the mound works out of a high 3/4 arm slot with good balance. Fastball was 70-73 MPH, curveball was 59-61 with 11/5 action and changeup was 60-62 MPH.

1/28/17

5-foot-10, 130 pound prospect with a projectable frame that is sure to fill out over the years. In the OF has a calm approach to the ball, taking  a few steps prior to throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle. In the Inf rounds the ball prior to approaching showing good footwork, and soft hands. At the plate sets up with a tall stance with his weight shifted towards his back leg. Uses a quick front leg pick up while shifting his hands to a loading position. Shows quick hands and a short cut. On the mound works at a slower pace taking his leg to his chest throwing from a high 3/4 arm angle. Fastball sat 70-72 mph with a dropping action. Curve had 11/5 action 62-64 mph and a straight change up 61-65 mph. 

Exit Velo: 71 mph
Inf Velo: 72 mph
OF Velo: 74 mph
Home to 1st: 4.47

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