12/27/2020 - Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic
Jerod continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. He did show on the mound for the first time at the event. At 2B, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. He moves well laterally with range and covers ground in the MIF. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying solid hitting abilities with well above average through an open setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 80-81 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late / sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. Off speed pitches show as quality tools that will get outs. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
08/23/2020 - All-In Membership - St Cloud (Minneapolis), MN
Jerod is a solid (5'11"/175) 2-way player (3B/OF) who excels defensively. At 3B, he has active pre-pitch footwork and is aggressive to come and get the ball. He tracks it into a soft mitt, gathers well and funnels to a quick/clean transfer/exchange. In the OF, he takes a quick first step with solid routes/angles to track down fly-balls with speed (60 yard dash = 6.99). He works into position behind the ball, secures it with 2-hands and fires strong/accurate throws into his target. As a hitter, this righty shows an open stance with good balance. He whips the barrel, engages his lower 1/2 and hits line-drives. This 2021 grad has the skills the will provide success in this his senior year.
01/12/2020 - College PREP - Waipahu (Honolulu), HI
Jerod is a thin 2nd baseman who will graduate in 2021. Defensively, Jerod has active feet, a presentable glove, and he centers well on his body. He gets good glove extension to the ball, keeps his eyes low, and throws with a quick release and accuracy to his target. Following his throws more and not rushing on DP's can help solid defense get even better. At the plate, Jerod has a tall stance, a rhythmic swing, and he works the ball to the opposite field. He makes consistent contact, and has good strength in his swing. If Jerod can work on stride/load, timing, and swing path, hitting numbers can get even better.