Jacek Strain
Jacek Strain
Jacek Strain
Jacek Strain
Jacek Strain
Jacek Strain

CLASS OF 2021

C
RHP

Jacek
Strain

Plattsburgh State University of New York
Shenendehowa (HS) • NY
5-11 • 176LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Capital City Kings 18U

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9/18/20

Physical: 5-foot-11, 176 pounds; sturdy build, twitchy mover. 6.97 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Wide stance with a bat wrapped around his head, uses a simple stride forward to distribute weight to his back leg, effectively loading it. Aggressive movements from the lower half, violent back side turn with a uphill swing with quick hands, uses his upper body well to stay connected to the barrel. Displayed the ability to put it all together in his swing and transfer it to BP. Hard hits all over the field, working around pull side with pop; peak Trackman exit velocity of 90 MPH.
Defensively: Wide stance, somewhat lifted out of the crouch; moves well out of the crouch with some intent behind the movements, gains ground to the target. Soft hands with a seamless transfer, smooth all around defensively; short actions in the arm, right to the ear with good acceleration through the throw. 2.02-2.13 pop times. C - 75 MPH. 

8/19/20

Physical: 5-foot-11, 165 pounds; muscular, sturdy build. 6.94 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Open front side with a relaxed bat on his shoulder; quiet actions, uses a simple stride forward with no weight shift on his back foot strictly firing forward. Above average use of his lower half, clearing hips routinely with slight uphill bat path as his hands work down toward armpit as the pitch is coming. Barreled a lot of balls deep pull side and some loud drives back at the screen; peak Trackman exit velocity of 94 MPH.
Defensively: Low to the ground, compact set up giving the pitcher a small target; quick feet, gaining significant ground toward his target on pop. Soft hands and seamless transfer; short take away from the glove, high 3/4 slot, 79mph velocity from the crouch. 2.01-2.17  C - 79 MPH.
Pitching: Very tall, rigid posture on leg lift into a drift down the mound. Very long arm swing, reaches back and whips quickly through the throwing window. FB: T 84MPH, 82-84 MPH. Showed command for a downhill fastball that lived in the lower portion of the strike zone. CB: 71-73 MPH. Curveball was a quality pitch with good two plane movement.

6/25/19

Has an athletic lean build at 5-foot-11, 165 pounds. Ran a 7.18 in the 60 yard dash. Offensively- The right handed hitter stands in the box in a tall stance with feet shoulder width apart. Takes a short stride towards the pitcher before attacking the baseball. Showed some pull side pop. Stays balanced throughout his swing. Top exit velocity was 90 MPH. Defensively- As a catcher, sits back in a wide low stance. Shows active footwork. Front side flies slightly open. Has a quick exchange and quick release from a high ¾ arm slot. Top throwing velocity was 90 MPH. Pop time ranged from 2.07-2.15.


6/08/19

An athletic projectable 5-foot-11, 163 pounds. Offensively- Stands in the box in a tall stance. Short stride towards the pitcher. Presented a short compact swing . Quick direct path to the baseball. Gets full extension after the point of contact. Stays balanced throughout his swing. Top exit velocity 86 MPH. Defensively- Sits in a low stance. Presents a big target for the pitcher. Above average footwork. Quick transfer and quick release. Top throwing velocity 75 MPH. Pop time ranged from 2.06-2.12 . The 2021 Catcher is a must follow.

2/21/19

Lean build 5-foot-11 155 pounds. Ran 4.23 home to first. Offensively- Stands in the box. Tall stance square toward the pitcher. Straight path to the baseball. Displays a strong bat with consistent contact and good pop. Has a slight lift at the point of contact. Finishes in a one hand finish. Top exit velocity 87 MPH. Defensively- sits back in a low stance. Presents a big target. Is a good receiver of the ball. Quick feet. Slight jump after receiving the ball. Quick transition. Quick release. Throwing velocity 74 MPH pop time rage is 2.03-2.08. The 2021 Graduate is a must follow.

9/15/18

5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Ran a 7.28 60 Yard Dash. Offensively - , Balanced, slightly open set-up with weight pre-loaded onto back leg. Bat stays flat and relaxed before getting into better hitting position during forward stride. Athletic lower half that produces full hip rotation thru contact. Smooth, one-handed finish. Flashed lft in swing to pull-side. Exit Velocity was 85 MPH. Defensively - Receives with a low center of gravity and shows a soft glove hand. Feet get working in line to 2nd base quickly during exchange. Quick, compact arm action with 3/4 release. Arm Strength was 72 MPH. And pop times were between 2.12-2.28. 

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