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CLASS OF 2022

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OF

Jake
Books

Coastal Carolina
Spring-Ford (HS) • PA
6-2 • 200LBS • L/L
Travel Team: Keystone State Bombers 16U National

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Best of Snapshot
Positional Tools Velos / Pop
TrackMan Hitting
Blast
Pitching Velos
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Best Of Stats

Hitting
23.1
Hand Speed (max)
2/14/21
81.2
Bat Speed (max)
2/14/21
15.4
Rot. Acc (max)
2/14/21
-
Hard Hit %
Power
99.6
Exit Velocity (max)
2/14/21
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
6/15/20
362
Distance (max)
2/14/21
80
Sweet Spot %
6/15/20
Run
7.18
60-yard
2/14/21
-
30-yd
-
10-yd
-
Run speed (max)
Defense
85
INF Velo
2/14/21
80
OF Velo
3/02/19
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

-
Velocity (max)
78 - 80
Velo Range
6/18/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Changeup

69 - 72
Velo Range
6/18/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Curveball

67 - 68
Velo Range
6/28/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Slider

68 - 70
Velo Range
6/18/19
-
Spin Rate (avg)

Positional Tools

2021
2020
2019
60 Yard Dash
7.18
Infield Velocity
85.0
Power / Speed Score
13.9
60 Yard Dash
7.23
Infield Velocity
82.0
Power / Speed Score
13.6
60 Yard Dash
7.33
Infield Velocity
79.0
Outfield Velocity
80.0
Power / Speed Score
12.7
Area Code ID Series: PA & NY
Feb 14, 2021
Position
7.18
60-yard
85
INF Velo
100
Exit Velo
2020 PA State Games
Jun 15, 2020
Position
7.23
60-yard
82
INF Velo
99
Exit Velo
2020 Preseason All-State - Southeast Session 1
Feb 15, 2020
Position
7.34
60-yard
80
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo
2019 Future Games
Jul 31, 2019
Position
7.64
60-yard
79
INF Velo
93
Exit Velo

Hitting

2021
2020
Exit Velocity Max
99.6
Exit Velocity Avg
90.9
Distance Max
362
Distance Avg
295
Launch Angle Avg
27.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
98.7
Exit Velocity Avg
91.2
Distance Max
362
Distance Avg
235
Launch Angle Avg
19.7
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Area Code ID Series: PA & NY
Feb 14, 2021
Trackman - Hitting
99.6
Exit Velocity (max)
90.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
295
Distance (avg)
362
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
2020 PA State Games
Jun 15, 2020
Trackman - Hitting
98.7
Exit Velocity (max)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
235
Distance (avg)
362
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2021
Hand Speed Max
23.1
Hand Speed Avg
21.8
Bat Speed Max
81.2
Bat Speed Avg
73.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Area Code ID Series: PA & NY
Feb 14, 2021
Blast - Hitting
23.1
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
81.2
Bat Speed (max)
73.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
2020 PA State Games
Jun 15, 2020
Blast - Hitting
23.2
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
79.6
Bat Speed (max)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Pitching

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2019
Fastball
Velocity Avg
78.3
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.7
Changeup
Velocity Avg
67.2
Slider
Velocity Avg
69.0
2019 Eastern PA Top Prospect Games
Jun 18, 2019
Pitching
78 - 80
FB
63 - 64
CB
69 - 72
CH
68 - 70
SL
2019 Keystone State Bombers Scout Day
Mar 2, 2019
Pitching
78 - 80
FB
61 - 65
CB
65 - 66
CH

Game Performance

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Pitch Ai

Notes

Comments

6/15/20

Physical: 6-foot-2, 200 pounds; big, strong, physical presence. 7.23 runner in the 60.
Offensively: LHH. Tall, wide stance; hands load down and back along with a small stride. average effort with very quick hands generate bat speed, fluid, uphill swing; 24 degree bat angle into the zone via Blast Motion. Books is able to produce 11.9 G’s of force with an on-plane efficiency of 45%.  Shows present pull side juice; average Trackman exit velocity of 77.43 MPH; peak exit velo was 99 MPH. Defensively: Low to the ground; relaxed, lets the ball get to him. smooth, soft hands; medium arm swing with a 3/4 arm slot. 2.02-2.08 pop times. C - 77 MPH.

2/15/20

6-foot-1, 200-pound left-handed hitter took arguably the most polished round of batting practice over two days. He starts from a square stance and utilizes a controlled lift-and-replace stride to begin. Showcased a very efficient lower half while getting on plane early and staying through pitches. Creates backspin on the inner half while also showing the ability to drive the opposite field gap. Registered a bat exit velocity of 93 mph and ran a 7.34 60-yard dash. Displayed a soft glove hand and solid foot work around the bag at first base with 80 mph arm strength across the diamond.

6/28/19

+ 2019 PBR Future Games Selection (Team Pennsylvania)

6-foot-2, 200-pound left-handed hitter showcased arguably the most balanced, consistent offensive approach of any hitter at the event. Went 3-for-8 with a walk and a pair of RBI over the course of three games. Also made several loud outs and was a tough out all weekend. Polished defender at first base, Books also has above average feel for three pitches on the mound and a solid knowledge of how to attack hitters. Books was added to the Team Pennsylvania roster for the PBR Future Games following his performance.

6/11/19

6-foot-2, 200-pound two-way prospect sat 78-80 from a high 3/4 arm slot with a balanced, repeatable delivery. Displayed feel for spin with a curveball at 63-64 that had 1/7 rotation. Also commanded a slider with shorter break out of the same window at 68-70 and a changeup at 69-72. Left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiate his swing with a heel-raise stride. Clears his hips well and works through the baseball regularly with a feel for the barrel. Registered a bat exit velocity of 92 mph and ran a 7.33 60-yard dash. Showcased a soft glove hand and active feet around the bag at first base.

3/02/19

6-foot-1, 195-pound two-way prospect with an athletic, projectable frame. The primary pitcher sat 78-80 from an over-the-top arm slot with slight arm-side run to his fastball. Also showcased a curveball at 61-65 with 1/7 rotation and a changeup that sat 65-66 at near fastball arm-speed. The left-handed hitter starts from a square stance and initiates his swing with a lift-and-replace stride. Showed the ability to create backspin with present gap power and an above average feel for the barrel. Registered an 83 mph bat exit velocity and showcased athletic actions defensively with 80 mph arm strength from the outfield.

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