03/01/2020 - Interactive Video Program - Wilson, NC Jay is an athletic (5'5"/125) 2-way player as a SS/RHP who has a solid all-around skill-set. Defensively at SS, he maintains active prep and works quickly/fluidly into an athletic fielding position. Hands are soft/clean as he gathers well and has a smooth transfer to throw. At the plate, this righty displays an athletic setup with centered balance. He has fluid rhythm, swings the bat with plus speed and connects with some pop. On the mound, Hale has a 3-pitch mix (FB, CB, CH) coming from a high 3/4 arm slot. He works to a controlled balance point, keeps his eyes on his target and repeats his delivery well. FB tops out at 65 mph as he pounds the zone with strikes. Breaking ball has 10/4 shape with good action when released out front. Continuing to work on the following will help to unlock his potential on the diamond.
Defense 1. Arm slot to throw 2. Lateral actions 3. Footwork/agility Hitting 1. Contact Points 2. Stride foot landing 3. Lower 1/2 Pitching 1. Arm strength (long toss) 2. Off-speed 3. Finish