Prep Baseball Report

CLASS OF 2026

SS
RHP

Jax
Sparks

Hardin Valley Academy (HS) • TN
6' 0" • 188.3LBS
S/R • 16yr 8mo
Travel Team: eXposure 16U National

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Best Of Stats

Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
6/21/22
68.3
Bat Speed (max)
7/26/22
10.8
Rot. Acc (max)
7/26/22
-
Hard Hit %
Power
93.6
Exit Velocity (max)
6/21/22
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
6/21/22
335
Distance (max)
6/21/22
67
Sweet Spot %
6/21/22
Run
7.51
60
2/10/24
4.5
30-yd
6/21/22
1.65
10-yd
2/10/24
17.8
Run speed (max)
6/21/22
Defense
78
INF Velo
2/10/24
-
OF Velo
-
C Velo
-
Pop Time
Pitching

Fastball

87.6
Velocity (max)
7/26/23
85.7 - 87.6
Velo Range
7/26/23
2174
Spin Rate (avg)
6/21/22

Changeup

75 - 76
Velo Range
2/10/24
1444
Spin Rate (avg)
2/10/24

Curveball

64 - 69
Velo Range
6/30/22
2020
Spin Rate (avg)
6/21/22

Slider

74.4 - 75.5
Velo Range
7/26/23
2268
Spin Rate (avg)
2/10/24

Positional Tools

2024
2022
Infield Velocity
78.0
60 Yard Dash
7.95
Infield Velocity
76.0
Power / Speed Score
11.8
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Position
76
INF Velo
Power Speed Score
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Position
7.95
60-yard
70
INF Velo
Power Speed Score

Hitting

2024
2022
Exit Velocity Max
88.3
Exit Velocity Avg
82.0
Distance Max
256
Distance Avg
106
Launch Angle Avg
6.6
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Exit Velocity Max
93.6
Exit Velocity Avg
82.7
Distance Max
335
Distance Avg
183
Launch Angle Avg
14.8
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Tennessee Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 10, 2024
Trackman - Hitting
88.3
Exit Velocity (max)
82.0
Exit Velocity (avg)
106
Distance (avg)
256
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
87.5
Exit Velocity (max)
80.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
144
Distance (avg)
255
Distance (max)
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Ground Ball %
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Trackman - Hitting
93.6
Exit Velocity (max)
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
222
Distance (avg)
335
Distance (max)
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

Hitting

2024
2022
Hand Speed Max
20.3
Hand Speed Avg
19.4
Bat Speed Max
68.0
Bat Speed Avg
65.3
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Hand Speed Max
22.6
Hand Speed Avg
19.9
Bat Speed Max
68.3
Bat Speed Avg
65.6
Rotational Acceleration Max
Rotational Acceleration Avg
On-Plane Efficiency Max
On-Plane Efficiency Avg
Tennessee Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 10, 2024
Blast - Hitting
20.3
Hand Speed (max)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
68.0
Bat Speed (max)
65.3
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Blast - Hitting
20.4
Hand Speed (max)
19.1
Hand Speed (avg)
68.3
Bat Speed (max)
65.6
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Blast - Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
66.4
Bat Speed (max)
65.5
Bat Speed (avg)
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitching

2024
2023
2022
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.3
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.0
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2093
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
24.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.5
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1444
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.2
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2268
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
87.6
Fastball
Velocity Avg
86.7
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2070
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
23.9
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.1
Changeup
Spin Rate Avg
1384
Changeup
Total Movement Avg
Slider
Velocity Avg
74.9
Slider
Spin Rate Avg
2118
Slider
Total Movement Avg
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.5
Fastball
Velocity Avg
79.9
Fastball
Spin Rate Avg
2174
Fastball
Spin Score Avg
27.2
Fastball
Total Movement Avg
Curveball
Velocity Avg
65.3
Curveball
Spin Rate Avg
2020
Curveball
Total Movement Avg
Tennessee Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 10, 2024
Trackman - Fastball
85.3
Velocity (max)
83.0 - 85.0
Velo Range
83.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,231
Spin Rate (max)
2,093
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - Slider
71.6
Velocity (max)
68.4 - 71.6
Velo Range
66.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,418
Spin Rate (max)
2,268
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.9
Velocity (max)
75.2 - 75.9
Velo Range
74.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,557
Spin Rate (max)
1,444
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Spin Efficiency % (avg)
2023 PBR Future Games
Jul 26, 2023
Trackman - Fastball
87.6
Velocity (max)
85.7 - 87.6
Velo Range
85.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,188
Spin Rate (max)
2,070
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.5
Velocity (max)
74.4 - 75.5
Velo Range
72.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,164
Spin Rate (max)
2,118
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
75.4
Velocity (max)
74.8 - 75.4
Velo Range
73.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
1,442
Spin Rate (max)
1,384
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Trackman - Fastball
81.5
Velocity (max)
78.9 - 81.0
Velo Range
78.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,270
Spin Rate (max)
2,174
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
67.1
Velocity (max)
63.7 - 67.0
Velo Range
63.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
2,123
Spin Rate (max)
2,020
Spin Rate (avg)
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Pitch Scores

Pitching Velos

2024
2022
2021
Fastball
Velocity Max
85.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
84.0
Changeup
Velocity Avg
75.5
Slider
Velocity Avg
70.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
81.0
Fastball
Velocity Max
76.0
Fastball
Velocity Avg
73.2
Curveball
Velocity Avg
64.3
Changeup
Velocity Avg
65.8
Tennessee Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 10, 2024
Pitching
85
Max FB
83 - 85
FB
75 - 76
CH
68 - 72
SL
Southeast Select
Jul 13, 2022
Pitching
83
Max FB
81 - 82
FB
64 - 68
CB
71 - 71
CH
PBR Classic
Jun 17, 2022
Pitching
80
Max FB
76 - 80
FB
66 - 68
CB
14U National Championship
Jun 30, 2021
Pitching
76
Max FB
74 - 76
FB
62 - 64
CB
70 - 72
CH
PBR Showdown at LakePoint
Jun 3, 2021
Pitching
75
Max FB
70 - 75
FB
64 - 68
CB
59 - 62
CH
State Games of Georgia
May 28, 2021
Pitching
75
Max FB
70 - 74
FB
63 - 65
CB

Game Performance

2024
2022
10 Yard Dash
1.65
60 Yard Dash
7.51
RSi
Vertical Jump
10 Yard Dash
2.08
30 Yard Dash
4.50
60 Yard Dash
7.95
Top Speed (MPH)
Tennessee Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 10, 2024
Swift
1.65
10-yd
7.51
60-yd
2.33
RSi (max)
26.5
Jump Height (max)
PBR Junior Future Games
Jul 26, 2022
Swift
1.81
10-yd
4.24
30-yd
7.67
60-yd
17.9
Run speed (max)
7.8
Run Speed (avg)
1.61
RSi (max)
1.61
RSi (avg)
1,261
Jump Power (max)
23.1
Jump Height (max)
22.7
Jump Height (avg)
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
Swift
2.07
10-yd
4.50
30-yd
7.95
60-yd
17.8
Run speed (max)
7.5
Run Speed (avg)
1.73
RSi (max)
1.73
RSi (avg)
1,308
Jump Power (max)
24.0
Jump Height (max)
24.0
Jump Height (avg)

Visual Edge

2024
Edge Score
62.56

Pitch Ai

2022
Arm Speed
Arm Slot
Knee Extension Velo
Deception
Hip-Shoulder Separation
Top Prospect Games: Underclass (Invite-Only)
Jun 21, 2022
ProPlayAI - Foot Plant
Elbow Flexion (avg)
Shoulder Abduction (avg)
Hip Shoulder Seperation (avg)
ProPlayAI - MER
External Rotation (avg)
Stride Length (avg)
Horizontal Abduction (avg)
ProPlayAI - Release
Arm Speed (max)
Arm Speed (avg)
Knee Extension Velocity (max)
Knee Extension Velocity (avg)
Knee Flexion (avg)
Arm Slot (avg)
Lateral Trunk Tilt (avg)
Arm Path (avg)
Deception (avg)
Torque (avg)
Efficiency (avg)
Sequencing (avg)

Notes

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Comments

2/10/24
Jax Sparks, Hardin Valley Academy (TN), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 188-pounds. Well built athlete with whippy motions, high ceiling to add strength.
Delivery: Very athletic delivery that works quicly down the mound. Creates good seperation between upper/lower halfves with a powerful push down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Long drop behind his body with a quick action over to a 3/4 slot.
FB: T85, 83-85 mph. Brings good spin with the FB that will increase in velo as the season gets going. T2231, 2093 average rpm.
SL: 68-72 mph. Well spun pitch with good downward motion. T2418, 2268 average rpm.
CH: 75-76 mph. Very effective pitch with good armside depth, thanks to good killed spin. T1557, 1444 average rpm.
ATH: 7.51 runner in the 60. 1.65 and 5.18 in the 10 and 30 yard splits. 26.50 max vertical.
2/10/24
Jax Sparks, Hardin Valley Academy (TN), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 188-pounds. Well built athlete with whippy motions, high ceiling to add strength.
Hit: SH. Athletic start with knees bent, hands relaxed at shoulder. Bigger leg kick stacks weight on back leg. As hands get in loaded positition. Creates good seperation before backside drives through a braced front leg. Works primarily to the pull side with some solid contact oppo. 65.3 mph bat speed with 5 G's of rotational acceleration.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 82.0 mph. 256' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-78 mph. Quick release working from multiple slots. Accurate on the bag throws.
Defense: Shows glove early, good feet break down. Shows range to both sides.
ATH: 7.51 runner in the 60. 1.65 and 5.18 in the 10 and 30 yard splits. 26.50 max vertical.

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Physical

2024
Grip Strgth (LH)
Grip Strgth (RH)
Tennessee Preseason All-State (Invite-Only)
Feb 10, 2024
Physical - Athlete
6' 0"
Ht
188.3
Wt
Grip Strgth (RH)
Grip Strgth (LH)