12/27/2019 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18)
Jaden is an OF/LHP that will graduate in 2021. In the OF, Jaden shows athletic actions with quick and effective footwork taking a +1st step to the ball with agile range. He works behind and through the ball well fielding with soft and sure hands making quick, clean exchanges. He creates momentum towards his target and delivers good throws. Working on a long toss program will allow Jaden to improve his arm strength. At the plate, Jaden sets up in an athletic stance with comfortable hands taking a soft and square stride. He gets his lower half through well showing good bat speed as he works a gap to gap approach. Jalen has several years to develop and will continue to grow and get stronger. We look forward to seeing his progress.
09/08/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Oak Creek (Milwaukee), WI
Jaden is a strong OF/LHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. In the field, Jaden shows quick footwork and is agile moving to the ball. He gets into an athletic position and fields with soft hands. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, working to keep them accurate to his target. Long tossing to build up his arm strength can help Jaden improve defensively. At the plate, this LHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He is fluid getting into his load and hits against a strong front side, leading to solid line drives. Jaden can improve as a hitter by taking a level swing path. On the mound, Jaden gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a quick arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Jaden shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 70mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 63-64mph with 1-7 break. Changeup sits from 65-67mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Finishing square to the plate can help Jaden improve as a pitcher. Overall, Jaden is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
11/08/2018 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18)
Jaden is a lean, athletic OF/LHP who will graduate in 2021. In the OF, he utilizes his athletic feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles and utilizes two hands well through the fielding process. He works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves his foot quickness. At the plate, he shows a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. At the event, he was 2 for 4. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 62-64 mph. Breaking ball displays 1/7 shape with gradual break. He maintains on his changeup with tailing action. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be. With 3 years to further develop, Jaden has abilities with time and room to progress his game.