Jonathan Merritt

HS Grad 2006
Age 30 and 3 mos
Age on 2006 Draft 18 and 4 mos
Position(s) SS  
Ht/Wt 5-8, 160 lb
School  Douglas County
Hometown  Douglasville, GA USA
Summer Team  Georgia Knights
Fall Team  Georgia Knights
National Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - SS
GA State Rank - Class of 2006
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 05, 2006
Position - SS

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4 yr Commitment
Birmingham-Southern College

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2005 National Showcase   Jun 17, 2005
PG Grade: 9
Jonathan Merritt is a 2006 shortstop/right handed pitcher from Douglasville, GA with a small athletic build at 5-8, 160 lbs. He has very good first step quickness and deceiving strength for his size. Merritt ran the 60 in 6.79 and was as low as 4.27 down to first base. He can beat out ground balls and cause problems on the bases with his speed. Merritt played both shortstop and second base at the National. He has very good arm strength and can make the play going to his right at both positions. We've also seen Merritt throw in the upper 80's off the mound before. Merritt's quickness and arm strength are big plusses and he's the type of defender that makes tough plays. Offensively, Merritt has surprising bat speed and power. We've seen him leave the yard many times with wood and he's an aggressive hitter who's looking to drive the ball. Merritt's swing has got on the long side, especially in his take away, recently, but he has too much talent not to be a premier hitter at the next level. Overall, Merritt is a hard nosed player with very good tools and he can play. He's also a very good student and has signed with Birmingham Southern.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.50
0.50 improvement beginning on Jun 17, 2005
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 86 mph
90.11% Rank
best 93  avg 80
 (2006 class in 2004)

best 97  avg 82
 (2006 class)
60 6.79 sec
94.36% Rank
best 6.19  avg 7.40
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 6.19  avg 7.44
 (2006 class)
IF 93 mph
99.91% Rank
best 93  avg 77
 (2006 class in 2005)

best 93  avg 76
 (2006 class)
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