Jake Books
Jake Books
Jake Books
Jake Books
Jake Books
Jake Books

CLASS OF 2022

1B
OF

Jake
Books

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

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2022 National

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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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