Jake Brentz Scouting Report

Position: LHP

DOB: 9/14/1994 (Age: 18)

Height/Weight: 6’2″/195 lbs

Bats/Throws: L/L

Delivery & Mechanics

With a height of 6’2″ and a weight of 195 pounds, he has a projectable frame. Solid athlete with fielding skills; delivery is a little aggressive, relying too much on his arm rather than letting his lower half push the ball down the zone; comes from a classic three-quarters angle; still new to pitching and will need to build stamina without going all-out on every pitch.


Humongous velocity on the rise; will reach the mid-90s at times, but will struggle to maintain it later in games; As he gets under it, the pitch tends to rise higher in the zone due to delivery;

He doesn’t have a lot of movement, so he’ll have to rely on arm speed and velocity to miss bats; he has the potential to be a monster in professional baseball. Rating:55


Curveball lacks consistent shape; seems to level out and is very simple to drive; as he progresses in the pros, he’ll need to improve his feel and control.

The curveball’s ceiling is average, though it could be a tad on the high side; it’ll most likely be a periphery delivery. Ratimgs:35


The changeup has a better feel and trust than the breaking ball; Because of his weak command, he has a shaky pitch right now, but he should improve over time.

Arm speed is adequate, but he will slow down; To stay in the big leagues as a starter, he’ll need this pitch. Ratings:45

Control and Command

Right now, he’s very inconsistent; he has some strike-throwing ability, but it varies from pitch to pitch and at-bat to at-bat; his inability to stay on top of the ball out of his hand leads to a lot of wild pitches; learning to pitch rather than just throwing will define his final role.

The ball moves all over the place due to delivery and arm action; will need to clean up finish in order to start hitting the catcher’s glove; command could improve with a lot of work, but it’s hard to see more than fringe-average right now. Ratings:Control: 40 | Command: 35


Brentz is a pitcher who encapsulates the whole draft class. He has a few current tools, especially a big-time fastball from the left side, that allow him to fantasize. But he’s so raw and unrefined that the chances of him breaking over his ceiling are little to none.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *