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Nov 05, 2005 - Nov 06, 2005   Orange  15
Bellflower HS - Bellflower, CA
Jon Pirkle
1B RHP 6-0 185   R/R

FB
83
60
8.03
40
OF
IF
81
1B
C
Pop
Range
83
CB
67
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jon Pirkle is a 2006 1B/P from Albany HS, residing in Albany, CA, with a 6'0", 185 lb. frame. He has a wide and strong build and will be able to handle power/strength gains in the coming years. Pirkle hits from a square stance and displayed good balance during an aggressive swing. He easily got to the pull side and made plenty of hard contact. There is some future potential in that swing due to his strength, bat speed, and aggressive nature. In the field Pirkle showed good hands at first base. His strong arm tracked well across diamond. Though he has a chance to hit a bit, Pirkle looked to be a better prospect on the mound. He pitches from an over the top slot and has a loose arm. He has a compact delivery with some rhythm which allows him to finish his pitches with good extension. Pirkle tilted the fastball (80-83) well through zone. He gets tight spin on curveball (65-67) and although it is not thrown with great velocity, it did have snappy action at times. He throws that curveball aggressively, making it a pitch he can get outs with. In all Pirkle was aggressive with his pitches, as he was as a hitter. His arm and stuff are both pretty projectable, and his build is good for young developing power pitcher. Not certain of his intentions or desires, it would appear that Pirkle would benefit from going to a JC where he can continue to hit and play first base, but more importantly get more valuable time to develop as a pitcher.
PG Grade 6.5




Jan 29, 2005 - Jan 30, 2005   Royal  3
Arrowhead Credit Union Park - San Bernardino, CA
Jon Pirkle
1B RHP 5-11 175   R/R

FB
60
7.87
40
OF
IF
66
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jon Pirkle is a 2006 third baseman/catcher from Albany, California with a medium build at 5'11", 175 pounds. He hits from a slightly open stance with high hands and a small stride. He has a downward swing plane with strong lower hand usage. He has good bat control on the inside half of the plate. He tries to pull a bit too much, and he needs to work on going to the opposite field with the outside pitches. He makes good solid contact and has potential to hit for power. Pirkle has a solid glove and good reactions at third base. He has good skills and with added strength and speed he will play a corner position at the next level.
PG Grade 6.5