Jason Sparkes
Jason Sparkes
Jason Sparkes
Jason Sparkes
Jason Sparkes
Jason Sparkes

CLASS OF 2022

C
3B

Jason
Sparkes

Holmdel (HS) • NJ
5-11 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Sportika

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7/06/20

Physical: 5-foot-11, 180 pounds; strong, athletic build. 7.23 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Very open stance with feet next to each other, hips almost square with pitcher; smooth & controlled through load with hands staying still & lower half moving with an even stride. Strong lower half with flat bat path that stays on-plane. Works through the middle of the field; peak Trackman exit velocity of 93 MPH.
Defensively: Athletic, square stance; smooth receiving, quick feet & release, strong & accurate throws to 2nd base. Clean, quick transfer; short arm swing, standard 3/4 arm slot. 2.03-2.09 pop times. C - 77 MPH.

3/01/20

5-foot-11, 190-pound lean frame. At the plate, the right-handed hitter showed his power ability with an exit velocity of 90 mph. Setup was comprised of open tall  stance and a long stride. Displays quick bat speed and a flat swing plane, he ends his swing with level finish. Gap to gap approach. While catching, had quick feet and transfers on his throw downs, recording a 1.96-2.08 pop time. He showed advanced arm strength as his throws to second reached velocities of 80 mph; had quick footwork and a quick exchange. An athletic setup. Showed consistent accuracy to the base and a compact arm action. He clocked a 60 time of 7.72 at the event. 

2/15/20

Physical: 5-foot-11, 190-pounds. solid physical frame.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60. stays in line.
Hit: RHH. open stance, loads using a large leg kick, hands high around head, quick hands directly to the ball swing can get long, level barrel, quick through the zone, one handed finish.
Power: 85 MPH raw exit velocity. line drive approach up the middle, power to the pull side.
Defense: 1.98-2.03 pop times. solid frame, quick footwork towards the bag, accurate throws around the bag with high velocity.
Arm: long arm swing from a 3/4 arm slot with velocity. C - 79 MPH.

2/23/19

A projectable frame at 5-foot-10, 180 pounds. Ran a 7.80 in the 60 yard dash and ran a 4.69 home to first. Offensively- Stands in the box in with feet shoulder width apart and a slight bend in the knees. Hands away from the body. Direct path to the baseball. Shows a flat bat path to the baseball. Slight lift at the point of contact. Gets full extension after the point of contact. Stays balanced throughout his swing. Top exit velocity 80 MPH. Defensively- Sets up in a wide stance. Gloves at the center of the body. Presents a big target for the pitcher. Active footwork behind the plate. Shows a quick transfer and quick release on throws to second base. Top Catching velocity 74 MPH. Pop time ranged from 1.97-2.03. The 2021 Catcher is a must follow.

 

6-foot, 180-pound, strong, well proportioned, strength throughout athletic frame. A right-handed hitting catcher, defensively had a pop time of 1.97-2.06, and arm was clocked at 75 mph from the chute. A wider set up, relaxed and comfortable, feet are quick more of a jump turn for the transfer. The arm is clean and quick working out of a ¾ slot, throws were on bag, with flight and carry. The catch is soft, low set up, gets underneath low ball. Showed the ability to anticipate the block. Offensively, hits from the right side, open wider stance, higher hands bat having tilt to it. The lower half is under control, swing is level to up, gets and stays through it, with length after contact. Rolls the hands late, creates lift and backspin. The bat speed is advanced, with tee exit clocked at 81 mph, and ran a 4.81 from home to first. Continued refinement of all mechanics and game experience will adi in the development, interesting prospect.  

Tee Exit Velocity: 81 mph

Arm Velocity: 75 mph

Home to First: 4.81


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