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Jul 25, 2004 - Jul 27, 2004   Red  3
Baylor University - Waco, TX
Jonathan Vest
OF LHP 5-10 180   L/L

FB
81
60
6.78
40
OF
86
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
81
CB
74
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jonathan Vest is a 5'10/180 2005 OF/LHP from Robstown, TX. Vest is an athletic looking left hander with good physical strength who stood out in the workout portion of the showcase. He ran a 6.70-60 and showed that wasn’t a fluke by running a 4.05 down to first base on a ground ball to second base. Vest also showed big league arm strength from the outfield during drills by throwing 86 mph a couple of times and tracking the ball well in the outfield. He hits from a crouched wide stance with a late load and small stride and pops up through the ball with a short swing. Vest is too good an athlete to hit like he does, and could improve dramatically with the right coaching. Vest threw a couple of innings, too, and just as with his hitting, his mechanics covered up his natural arm strength. Vest has a funky pause just before his hand break that throws his timing off, and also appears to randomly vary his release points through most of the ¾’s spectrum. His fastball was 79-81 mph and he threw a curveball that was up to 74 mph and had a sharp, late bite to it. He could be much better than he showed with a different approach. Jonathan is a good student and he has a lot of natural athletic ability.
PG Grade 8.0