Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca
Jacob LaDuca

CLASS OF 2021

SS
2B

Jacob
LaDuca

Washington & Jefferson College
Canisius (HS) • NY
5-9 • 155LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Academy Stars / Clarence Stampede

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7/06/20

Physical: 5-foot-9, 155 pounds; lean, athletic build. 7.39 runner in the 60.
 

Offensively: RHH. Athletic, open stance with his weight on his back leg; gets hands back and strides square. Aggressive with short to the ball with intent to lift the ball throughout.  Flashed pull side pop with plenty of balls in the air; peak Trackman exit velocity of 87 MPH.

Defensively: Upright, uses a prep hop for timing; Able to play downhill on the ball with fluidity. Smooth hands, clean transfer; short arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot.  INF - 81 MPH.

2/17/20

Physical: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Lean; athletic frame.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, upright stance, wide base, bat rests on back shoulder, hands work back on load along with medium leg kick Hands and barrel get through the zone quickly, barrel is flat to contact and works uphill on finish.
Power: 91 MPH raw exit velocity. Consistent gap to gap approach.
Defense: Charges the ball well with clean, controlled footwork, fields the ball off-center in the middle of his body working ground up, soft hands, gets rid of the ball quickly.
Arm: Short, quick arm swing with a 3/4 slot. INF - 82 MPH.

10/14/19

The right handed hitter stands in the box in a slightly open stance with loose hands. Smooth early load actions and quick direct path to the baseball. Does have a slight lift at the point of contact. Stays balanced throughout the swing. Defensively, the infielder gets in a good position before fielding the baseball. Move well laterally. Low effort throwing actions across the infield. 

6/25/19

A lean athletic frame at 5-foot-8, 145 pounds. Ran a 7.4 in the 60 yard dash. Offensively- Stands in the box in a tall stance and slightly open. Uses a slight leg lift before attacking the baseball. Starts with his hands above the belt. Shows a direct path to the baseball. Showed hard consistent contact to the middle and opposite side of the field. Does a good job staying inside the baseball. Gets full extension after the point of contact. Top exit velocity was 84 MPH. Defensively- Stays under control when fielding the baseball. Shows smooth funnel actions. Has a quick exchange to a mid ¾ arm slot. Top throwing velocity was 76 MPH.

2/18/19

A lean 5-foot-8, 140 pounds. Ran a 7.34 60 yard dash. Offensively- Uses a leg kick for timing and balance. Loose hands, short load from a low position, quick into the hitting zone. Hips clear through the point of contact. Balanced throughout the swing and finished with a one hand finish. A lot more in the tank. Some additional strength will really help this hitter continues to increase his measurables. Exit velocity was 85 MPH. Defensively- Aggressive to the baseball. Displayed soft hands with a quick release from a ¾ arm slot. Under control and follows his throws across the diamond. Top throwing velocity across the diamond was 75 MPH. Pitching- Simple repeatable delivery. Under control and balanced throughout the delivery. Smooth hand separation with a quick arm action from a ¾ arm slot. FB peaked at 77 MPH, CB is sharp with late break down in the zone at 61-64 MPH. Showed feel for a 61-64 MPH CH.


 

8/07/18

SS Active and quick to the ball, clean actions. Short arm-action, fast release, soft glove work with improved arm-strength at 71 mph.  Offensively – Upright, narrow, slightly open stance. Hands stay relaxed and show consistent rhythm. Athletic actions in the box with body control. Gap to gap type of approach exit velocity of 78 mph. 



7/11/18

The wiry right handed pitching prospect. Rhythmic delivery with small leg lift that requires regular effort. Repeats mechanics well. Lands directionally in line with home plate. Takes energy created in the motion down the mound. Shorter arm action working through a near high ¾ slot. Fastball sat 68-73 mph true through the zone. Curveball is near 12/6 breaker at 55-57 mph. Changeup has downward action at 59-60 mph. A right-handed hitter that starts in a balanced stance. Fluid, athletic load followed by a balanced launch. Nice, level stroke with intent. Ball jumps off barrel. Above average bat speed with much more pop/strength than frame would suggest. Feel for squaring up the baseball. Sprayed line drives to both gaps. Solid round of BP.
60-yard dash: 7.59
Infield Velocity: 63
Exit Velocity: 75

2/25/18

LaDuca has a lean frame at 5-foot-6, 125-pounds.  He ran a 4.53 home to 1B. Offensively - LaDuca sets up closed with his feet inside his shoulders; slight leg kick with a minimal load. Some pre-pitch bat activity; stays behind the ball with an aggressive lower half; exit velocity is 73 MPH. Solid, line drive contact through the middle of the field. Defensively – Easy effort and actions while staying on the balls of his feet; somewhat tall in fielding position but stays soft with the glove,  effortless transition into release. Arm strength peaked at 60 MPH with much more in the tank.

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