Jon Pirkle

HS Grad 2006
Age 29 and 4 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) 1B  RHP
Ht/Wt 6-0, 185 lb
B/T R/R
School  Albany
Hometown  Albany, CA USA
Summer Team  Golden Era Elite
Fall Team  Albany Fall Ball
National Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated:
Overall
NR
Position - 1B
NA
CA State Rank - Class of 2006 
Ranking Last Updated:
Overall
NA
Position - 1B
NA
GPA
2.0
SAT
--
ACT
--
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
6.5
1/29/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2005 California Top Prospect Showcase   Nov 05, 2005
PG Grade: 6.5
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.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 83 mph
11/5/2005
49.17% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 97  avg 82
 (2006 class)
60 7.87 sec
1/29/2005
10.28% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
IF 81 mph
11/5/2005
74.20% Rank
best 93  avg 77
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 93  avg 76
 (2006 class)

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