Jacob Slings

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 0 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 18 and 1 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B, OF
Ht/Wt 6-4, 215 lb
B/T L/L
School  Southeast Polk
Hometown  Altoona, IA USA
Summer Team 
Fall Team  PG Fall League
National Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
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IA State Rank - Class of 2008 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
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GPA
3.5
SAT
--
ACT
18

4 yr Commitment
Northwest Missouri State 

College(s) interested in
Iowa 
Iowa Western CC 
Northern Iowa 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
7.5
2/12/2005
Latest Showcase Report
2007 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase   Sep 29, 2007
PG Grade: 7
Jacob Slings is a 2008 LHP/1B/OF with a 6'4'', 215 lb. frame from Altoona, IA who attends Southeast Polk HS. He as an excellent athletic build with a lean, strong look. We've seen Slings frequently over the years and feel at this point he is a better first base prospect. He has good arm strength that he shows at first base but his arm action and pitching mechanics on the mound keep him from using it. He throws with a low elbow pushing action that gives him a 74-76 mph fastball and keeps him from having much spin on his slider. Slings competes hard, throws strikes and makes hitters swing the bat but it's hard to project his velocity at all with his pitching mechanics and arm action. Slings is a very smooth first baseman with good agility and soft hands around the bag and is an asset on defense. He has a good looking swing that is somewhat grooved but the ball jumps off his bat pretty well on contact and he does a nice job of staying short to the ball and making consistent contact. He has potential to keep improving as a left handed power hitter. Slings loves to play and is a good competitor. He is also a good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 78 mph
8/25/2007
16.01% Rank
best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.31 sec
4/21/2007
54.73% Rank
best 6.17  avg 7.37
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
1B 80 mph
9/29/2007
78.12% Rank
best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class in 2007)

best 92  avg 75
 (2008 class)
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