05/21/2017 - National Tryout Plus - Redwood City (San Francisco/San Jose), CA
Jonovan is a hardworking, well-built catching prospect who has a solid approach to the game and graduates in 2020. Behind the plate, Jonovan has an effective setup presenting a low target with a solid base. He has good footwork and is quick to his knees when needing to block. He creates effective angles to keep everything in front of him. Jonovan throws from a high 3/4 arm slot and displays quick footwork to give him a solid release. Offensively, Jonovan has a square setup with a centered balance. He has smooth rhythm with a good load and on-time stride. He has an on-plane swing path and delivers square contact. Jonovan has the ability to drive the ball to the opposite field. Overall, Jonovan is a talented catching prospect who has a bright future on the diamond.
01/15/2016 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Jonovan is an advanced Catcher for the class of 2020. His strong lower 1/2 and posture allow him to receive the ball quietly and with purpose. He blocks the ball very well and uses really good footwork to throw the ball with good carry to bases. Along with his above average arm strength, Jonovan handled the pitchers well and showed very good savvy during games. He is a young player who already understands a lot of the game and translates it to the field with success. Offensively, he sets up athletic, has a good balanced load and finish and attacks the ball with solid bat speed. He hit the ball very hard during the event and collected three nice hits. Jonovan displayed leadership qualities and a quiet confident demeanor which will create more success for him down the road.
09/13/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Fresno, CA
Jonovan is a R/R 2-way player as a C/2B. Behind the dish, he sits in well with athletic actions and sway. He presents a low target, sticks pitches in the zone and frames well. Transfer/exchange is clean with accurate throws down to 2B (pop times of 2.68). At 2B, Jonovan has active footwork and hustles around the GB into a square fielding position. He presents his glove out in front, funnels smoothly and has a clean exchange to throw. With the bat, this RHH has a balanced setup with rhythm to load. He engages his lower 1/2 well and swings against a firm front side, connecting with pop. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
3. Arm strength (long toss)
1. Lateral footwork
2. Play through ball
1. Contact points
2. Extension through contact