11/25/2018 - National Tryout Plus - Pearland (Houston), TX
Jalen is an athletic OF prospect who will graduate in 2019. In the field, Jalen shows quick footwork and uses his speed to cover ground. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball with soft hands out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, getting good carry through his target on his throws. Jalen can improve defensively by catching the ball with two hands. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He is fluid getting back into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a direct swing with fast bat speed which leads to loud contact and line drives. Overall, Jalen is a solid prospect who has the potential to further progress his skills on the field.
08/01/2018 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Jalen is an athletic and talented 2019 OF prospect that works hard and made several adjustments throughout the week at Pirate City. In the OF, Jalen is on time with his prep step, anticipates the ball off the bat, and is aggressive on ground ball. He takes efficient routes to the ball, and works behind fly balls. Continuing to create momentum in his lower half when throwing will allow him to make strong throws to the bases. At the plate, Jalen starts in a closed stance, keeps the barrel on plane, and stays balanced through contact. He creates backside rotation, generates bat speed, and makes hard contact to all fields. He needs to continue to loads his hands back into the drive position, attack the inside part of the ball, and hunt the fastball. Jalen will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.
06/04/2018 - College PREP - Deer Park, TX
Jalen is an athletic OF prospect who will graduate in 2019. In the field, Jalen shows fluid footwork and uses his speed to cover ground. He gets into an athletic position and fields the ball with soft hands. He shows a quick exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them accurate with good carry through his target. Jalen can improve defensively by getting his elbow up higher on his throws. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He takes a direct swing to the ball with fast bat speed which leads to good pop to his pull side. Jalen can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. Overall, Jalen is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.