Jonathan Gates

HS Grad 2018
Age 17 and 7 mos
Position(s) LHP  1B
Ht/Wt 6-2, 189 lb
B/T L/L
School  Nature Coast Technical
Hometown  Brooksville, FL USA
Summer Team  FTB55
Fall Team 
PG Underclass All Americans/All Regions
2015 Underclass High Honorable Mention 
2016 Underclass High Honorable Mention 
2017 Underclass 1st Team 
National Rank - Class of 2018 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017
Overall

Premium level
Position - LHP

Premium level
Lights out at PG National. Easy throwing southpaw who can really pitch
FL State Rank - Class of 2018 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017
Overall

Premium level
Position - LHP

Premium level
GPA
3.2
SAT
--
ACT
--

4 yr Commitment
Miami 

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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/11/2016
Latest Showcase Report
2016 Jr. National Showcase   Jun 11, 2016
PG Grade: 10
Jonathan Gates is a 2018 LHP/1B with a 6-2 189 lb. frame from Brooksville, FL who attends Nature Coast Technical HS. Large, athletic frame with broad shoulders and very nice physical strength proportioned throughout frame. Primary lefthanded pitcher, advanced feel for mechanics and is able to repeat very well, lots of balance throughout, gets tall on backside and lands on line with front side while generating extension out front. Fuller arm action coming through the back working to a three-quarters arm slot, lives down in the zone with fastball and shows plenty of comfort locating to either side of the plate. Quick arm and able to generate angle along with short running life to arm side on fastball, topped out at 88 mph and more in the tank. Exceptional feel for off speed, throws curveball, slider, and changeup all from same slot and can throw any of the three for strikes. Able to locate slider to back foot of righthanded hitters, curveball shows 1-7 shape with short and tight break at 74 mph while changeup mimics fastball out of the hand. Lefthanded hitter, shifts weight well through lower half while showing a short and quick swing path through the zone. Two-way potential at the next level, generates leverage at the point of contact and creates carry to the pull side with nice present jump off the barrel. Good student. Named to Junior National Top Prospect List. Verbal commitment to Miami.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 92 mph
6/16/2017
97.43% Rank
best 98  avg 82
 (2018 class in 2017)

best 98  avg 79
 (2018 class)
60 7.36 sec
1/2/2016
46.30% Rank
best 6.37  avg 7.36
 (2018 class in 2016)

best 6.24  avg 7.37
 (2018 class)
10 SPL 1.63 sec
1/2/2016
77.94% Rank
best 1.39  avg 1.73
 (2018 class in 2016)

best 1.39  avg 1.74
 (2018 class)
OF 82 mph
1/3/2015
76.19% Rank
best 92  avg 78
 (2018 class in 2015)

best 98  avg 80
 (2018 class)
1B 83 mph
1/2/2016
93.06% Rank
best 91  avg 75
 (2018 class in 2016)

best 92  avg 75
 (2018 class)
 PG Series
30 4.26 sec
8/4/2015
36.76% Rank
best 3.71  avg 4.22
 (2018 class in 2015)

best 3.71  avg 4.21
 (2018 class)
Exit Velo 93 mph
6/18/2017
89.10% Rank
best 103  avg 84
 (2018 class in 2017)

best 103.00  avg 81.00
 (2018 class)

           
Max Barrel Speed 74.763 mph
6/16/2017
84.68% Rank
best 86.37  avg 68.05
 (2018 class)

Impact Momentum 27.092 sec
6/16/2017
74.60% Rank
best 33.50  avg 25.39
 (2018 class)

Max Acceleration 44.027 g’s
6/16/2017
91.21% Rank
best 75.84  avg 35.14
 (2018 class)

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