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Draft Focus: Jakson Reetz
Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Jakson Reetz Perfect Game profile
Birthdate: Jan. 3, 1996
High School: Norris
City, State: Hickman, Neb.
Travel Team: Marucci Elite
Projected Draft Round: 2
all the different aspects of Jakson Reetz as a prospect is like
peeling back layers of an onion. A red onion, of course, in
acknowledgement of Reetz’ Nebraska Cornhusker roots.
high school baseball has rarely featured top prospects and is not
heavily scouted. The last Nebraska high school prospect to sign in
the top ten rounds was righthanded pitcher Buddy Carlyle in the
second round in 1996. Lefthander Logan Ehlers famously turned down an
$800,000 deadline offer by the Blue Jays after being an eighth
rounder in 2010.
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Gold Glove outfielder Alex Gordon, the state’s top player of the
last generation, was not drafted out of high school in 2002, although
he was a well-known prospect with a firm commitment to his hometown
the top two levels of Nebraska interscholastic sports, Class A and B,
play high school baseball and Reetz plays at the smaller Class B
level. Ehlers did as well. Norris High School, where Reetz plays, is
located 22 miles due south of downtown Lincoln in an area that was
formally a rolling farm country but is increasingly seeing urban
sprawl on the edges of the state capital.
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