Jack Whalen
Jack Whalen
Jack Whalen

CLASS OF 2022

2B
OF

Jack
Whalen

Norwin (HS) • PA
5-11 • 155LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Flood City Elite

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2022 National

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2/07/21

Physical: Athletic, long 5-foot-11, 155-pound frame with room to continue adding strength. 6.99 runner in the 60-yard dash. 

Offensively: Balanced, even stance with the hands showing rhythm off of the shoulder in the setup, early leg lift stride with some rock back and forth through the backside while generating some weight shift into a stiff front side, the bat worked through a fluid and whippy, slight uphill attack with confidence in the top hand. Recorded an impressive 56% line drive rate allowing for an easy gap to gap approach at the plate, stayed behind the baseball with short and quick hands (23.70 mph hand speed) allowing him to manipulate the bat head at will based on where he was pitched. Solid hitter overall who can slot into a 1, 2, or 9 position in the batting order at the next level. Up to a 90 mph bat-exit velocity with a lot more to come in the near future. 

Defensively: A super utility prospect, Whalen handled two positions at an above-average level and showed athleticism at each. The primary middle infielder showcased easy right to left actions at the fielding window with advanced rhythm in the movements. Sub-4.20 second feet and made it look easy on plays in any direction; accurate 85 mph arm strength and will stick on the left side moving forward … The outfielder got great reads off the bat where he moved with fluidity wherever the ball was hit, stayed low in the posture fielding off of the left foot with a soft, accurate glove hand giving way to a live, 89 mph arm strength with carry towards the target. Could handle two of the three outfield positions at the collegiate level.


6/15/20

Physical: 5-foot-10, 145 pounds; Lean, athletic frame. 7.22 runner in the 60.
Offensively: RHH. Balanced, even setup; Uses a leg kick and a stride and brings his hands back on load. Gets low and into his back side during his swing with Short bat path to the point of contact; 20 degree bat angle into the zone via Blast Motion. Whalen is able to produce 8.2 G’s of force with an on-plane efficiency of 56%. Consistent contact to pull side gap; average Trackman exit velocity of 79.41 MPH; peak exit velo was 85 MPH.
Defensively: OF:Starts upright and relaxed, IF: Starts slightly upright in an athletic position; OF:Charges the ball well and fields it on his glove foot, IF: Consistent footwork to field the ball in the middle of his body. OF: Fields it out in front and takes with a deliberate transfer into a crowhop, IF: Smooth, fluid hands and transfer; OF & IF: Medium arm swing with a low 3/4 arm slot.  INF - 77 MPH. OF - 81 MPH.

2/22/20

Showcased a lean and athletic 5-foot-8, 140-pound frame with room to fill out and add strength as he matures. The right-handed hitter begins with a crouched, balanced stance utilizing a leg-lift stride to initiate his swing. Generated a line drive approach entering the hitting zone with a flat path, displaying feel for all fields during batting practice. Demonstrated quality barrel control while recording a 75 mph bat-exit velocity. Ran a 7.15 60-yard dash showing off solid athleticism. The primary outfielder flashed a quick first step creating advantageous routes to the ball allowing for downhill momentum to be created towards the target. Registered an accurate 79 mph arm-strength during defensive evaluations out of a fluid, high ¾ arm-slot.

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