Monday, June 18, 2012

Round 6: Hayden Jennings, OF, Evangel Christian Academy (LA)

(Val Horvath Davidson/The Shreveport Times)


Sean's one sentence analysis:
Jennings can really fly, plays solid defense and has a better arm than is advertised, but can he handle a higher quality of pitching?

Thoughts from the community:
The most common comments I am find about Jennings are about his 6.4 second 60 yard dash, which is really fast (like Billy Hamilton fast). Regardless of the quality of competition, you have to be impresssed with 23 stolen bases in 23 attempts. Perfect Game clocked his arm at 87 mph, so it's better than fringe-average in my opinion. His .446 batting average and 13 HR at Evangel Christian are pretty solid, so it really will be interesting to see whether or not he can hit in pro ball.

"He’s a center fielder that can really run. He’s a plus defensive player overall and a leadoff hitter." - Nationals scouting director Kris Kline, 6/5/2012

"He's a 60 runner with solid-average defensive tools...who lacks physical projection. He has a fringe-average arm and fringy gap power." - Baseball America

According to Baseball America, Jennings signed for $100,000, which is $74,900 less than the MLB slot amount for the 204th overall selection.

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