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Jacob Taunton

Jacob Taunton SS

  • Wetumpka, AL
  • Elmore County High School
  • Grad 2019
  • Ht 5'10''
  • Wt 125 lbs
  • Throws Right
  • Bats Switch
  • Arm 78 mph
  • 60 Yd 7.40 Sec
  • Class 6

Running

  • 4.0630 Yds
  • 7.4060 Yds
  • 4.63 LH4.44 RH

    Home > 1B
  • 4.70Shuttle
  • 8'1''Broad Jump

Throwing

  • 78 mphVelocity
  • 40Arm Strength

Position

  • 45Fielding

Hitting RH / LH

  • 42Hitting
  • 35Power
  • 76 mphExit Velo
  • 105.00Grip
  • 42Hitting
  • 35Power
  • 76 mphExit Velo
  • 107.40Grip

Official Scouting Report

  • 6Class Rating
  • SS/OFPosition Projection

07/27/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18) Jacob is an athletic and talented 2019 SS prospect that hustles all over the field and made several adjustments throughout the week at Pirate City. At SS, Jacob is on time with his prep step, anticipates the ball off the bat, and presents a low/early glove. He has good feeds and footwork on double plays. Continuing to practice game like throws in his throwing program will increase his ability to throw from multiple arm angles and on the run. At the plate, Jacob starts in a squared stance, loads his hands back into the drive position, and stays balanced through contact. Hes aggressive on fastballs and has a short swing path. Continuing to get the front foot down on time and seeing the ball out of the hand early will increase his pitch recognition. Jacob has good instincts on the bases and will continue to improve with experience. We hope to see his progress in the future.

06/10/2018 - College PREP - Birmingham, AL Jacob is a lean SS who will graduate in 2019. At SS, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active and he displays proper footwork but needs to play through balls more with his body. Glove action is soft /sure and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves and he increases foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate he shows as a switch hitter with similar abilities from both sides. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Jacob has abilities with a lot of room to progress his game.

Profile

Jacob Taunton Wetumpka, AL info@factoryathletics.com 800-641-4487 @baseballfactory
Primary Position SS
Grad Year 2019  
High School Elmore County High School Bats Switch
Height 5'10'' Throws Right
Weight 125 LBS Arm 78 mph
60 YD 7.40

The chart below shows the levels of college baseball, along with the range of players with potential to be recruited at that level.

Division I Class 1 – 4
Division II Class 1 – 5
Division III Class 1 – 8
NAIA Class 1 – 6
JUCO Class 1 – 8

Tool Grade Scale

Our main goals with the BF "10-70" Scouting Scale are to provide the player with a realistic evaluation of his "present" abilities (tools), and to provide college coaches with information they can use to identify and/or compare potential recruits.

Tools are graded for all players and pitchers, regardless of age or graduation year, using the scale below. However, grades 10-18 are not available for use with High School players (ages 14-18), while grades 55-70 are not available for use with Pre High School players (ages 12-14). These instances are marked as "--- N/A ---" in the "Description" fields below.


Grade
Description Pre High School (Ages 12-14)Description High School (Ages 15-18)
60 Yds (seconds)

30 Yds (seconds)
Home-1B LHH (seconds)Home -1B RHH (seconds)5-10-5Shuttle (seconds)Broad Jump (inches)Grip Strength (psi)FB & Raw Velocity (mph)Bat Exit Velocity (mph)Catcher Release (seconds)
10Poor----- N/A -----10.50 +7.00 +7.00 +7.10 +6.80 -51.0 -45 -42 -40 -3.75 +
12Well Below Avg----- N/A -----10.006.506.756.856.6054.05045433.50
15----- N/A -----9.756.006.506.606.4057.05548463.25
18Below Avg----- N/A -----9.505.756.256.356.2060.06051493.00
20Poor9.255.506.006.106.0063.06554522.90
22Near Avg9.005.255.805.905.8066.07057552.80
25Well Below Avg8.754.905.605.705.6069.07560582.70
28Average8.504.705.405.505.4072.08063612.60
30Below Avg8.254.605.205.305.2575.08566642.55
32Solid Avg8.004.505.005.105.1078.09069672.50
35Near Avg7.754.404.905.005.0081.09572702.45
38Above Avg7.504.304.804.904.9084.010075732.40
40Average7.404.204.704.804.8087.010578752.30
42Well Above Avg7.304.104.604.704.7091.011080772.25
45Solid Avg7.204.004.504.604.6095.011582792.20
48Excellent7.103.954.454.554.5099.012084812.15
50Above Avg7.053.904.404.504.40103.012585832.10
52Outstanding7.003.854.354.454.35107.013086852.05
55----- N/A -----Well Above Avg6.953.804.304.404.30111.013587872.00
58----- N/A -----6.903.754.254.354.25115.014088891.95
60----- N/A -----Excellent6.853.704.204.304.20119.014590911.90
62----- N/A -----6.803.654.154.254.15123.015091931.85
65----- N/A -----Outstanding6.703.604.104.204.10127.015593951.80
68----- N/A -----6.603.554.054.154.05131.016094971.75
70----- N/A -----Superior6.50 -3.50 -4.00 -4.10 -4.00 -135.0 +165 +95 +99 +1.70 -
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