08/28/2022 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Augusta, NJ
Jonathan continues show as a prospect with improvements in his baseball abilities. At SS, he displays clean/smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean and presents well out front. Throws are accurate with carry (83 mph velocity) across the diamond. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine through an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
12/10/2021 - Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament
Jonathan is a 2024 SS prospect out of Newark, NJ who showcased his skills at the Baseball Factory Academic All-American Tournament. At SS, he showed ability to cut down distance on batted balls, with active feet, and get rid of the baseball. He fields from an athletic/low fielding position with hands out front and has low funnel. He throws from multiple arm slots and had an arm velocity up to 83mph. Jonathan made accurate and on-line throws with a quick release across the infield. At the plate, this right-handed hitter hits from an athletic and even stance with quickness to his hands. Smooth timing to swing as he hits into a firm frontside with center balance at contact. A level swing with a fast bat through the hitting zone. A short/direct barrel path enables him to hit line drives consistently with a bat exit velocity up to 72mph. In live games, he reached base 4 times with a double and 3 base on balls. With 2 years of continued growth and development, we see him having a bright future on the baseball field.
06/18/2021 - Baseball Factory All-State Tournament (HS)
Jonathan is a SS who will graduate in 2024. Athletic build with some strength present and frame to add more strength. At SS, active/efficient feet and ability to create good fielding angles in all directions. Ability to pick out hops, while keeping eyes behind his glove, and fields the ball out front in low fielding position. Shows ability to throw from multiple arm slots with accurate/on-line throws across the diamond and an arm velocity of 83mph. Showed good touch on his DP feeds. A right-handed hitter begins with an even stance. Smooth swing, with a short/square stride, and gets good extension through contact. Attacks pitches on the inner half and hits hard line drives to all fields. Reached base multiple times in live game action, including a triple, and had a bat exit velocity of 82mph. As he continues to mature and develop, we foresee Jonathan having a bright future on the baseball field.