Jimmy Crooks
Jimmy Crooks




Trinity (HS) • TX
6-1 • 190LBS • L/R
Travel Team: Stix-Davenport
2019 National

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Cape CodShowed run game-stopping abilities with an above average arm that produced 1.88 and 1.98 in-game POP times. He kept it simple with short, direct footwork which led to a quick release and accurate throws. In the batter’s box the left handed hitter set up with an open stance, showed fair bat speed and worked inside the ball for hard contact to the opposite field. With above average raw power, there wasn’t much game power production in the Cape (five XBH in 120 at-bats), but he has solid bat to ball skills and slugged .502 (18 doubles, 10 HR) this past spring. Combine those numbers with his strong defensive abilities and it will likely lead him to be considered in the top five rounds or higher next summer.

01.22.18 Crooks is a left-handed hitting catcher with a smooth hack. The uncommitted junior, standing 6-foot, 190-pounds, and showed increased bat speed and strength in his hands during batting practice, with an exit velocity of 90 mph off the tee. Uses a relaxed leg kick to create leverage and timing. Short path to the ball with natural lift from the left side. Behind the plate, Crooks has a quick exchange and throws from a short arm stroke to post the top pop times of the event at 1.94-2.04, with a velocity from the crouch of 80 mph.

10.28.17 Crooks has a strong frame at 6-foot, 190-pounds. He has an ultra quick exchange and is an accurate thrower, posting his best pop time of 1.97 twice, with his others ranging from 2.0-2.09, with a top velocity from the crouch of 80 mph. Short, quick arm stroke from back to front, hands and feet sync up well, receives with soft hands. A left-handed hitter, Crooks was on the barrel throughout batting practice, showing good power to the pull side with natural lift. He has loose hands and easy rhythm, using a simple leg kick to engage his lower half and transfer through contact with an exit velocity of 85 mph. During the game, he hammered a single to center field.

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