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Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Topic Start: October 20, 2014, 02:40:01 PM »
Birthdate: 1/3/1996
Bats/Throws: R/R     
Height/Weight: 6-1/195     
Position: C
Drafted: 2014 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 19, Overall: 93,
Team: Washington Nationals
Contract: $0.8M / 1 Years (2014)
Twitter: @jakson_1

Scouting Report (Bleacher Report/Baseball America): http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2076633-jakson-reetz-prospect-profile-for-washington-nationals-3rd-round-pick:

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Hit: 45/55

Reetz has a consistent, balanced swing from the right side, with above-average bat speed and excellent bat-to-ball skills; strong hands and wrists allow him to fire the barrel through the hitting zone at the last moment; combination of feel for the strike zone and outstanding plate coverage results in hard contact to all fields.

Power: 40/50

Possesses some untapped power potential in 6’1", 206-pound frame; swing is geared towards hard, line-drive contact rather than power; power should be at least average at maturity.

Speed: 55/50

Excellent athlete with above-average speed; could enjoy a career at several other positions if catching doesn’t work out.

Arm: 45/55

Above-average arm strength can be limited by inconsistent release and footwork; has been clocked at 90-plus on the mound; more than enough to profile at the position long-term.

Defense: 40/50

Athleticism is obvious behind the plate, as he moves well in all directions and makes quick adjustments; pop times aren’t impressive due to catch-and-throw issues and inefficient footwork; receiving is currently his greatest weakness behind the plate but is expected to improve as he handles more high-quality pitchers.

MLB Player Comparison: Jonathan Lucroy

It’s hard to envision Reetz becoming a star-caliber defender like Lucroy, but he could have a similar offensive profile at maturity, with average home run power and knack for peppering line drives from line to line.

Projection: Second-division catcher

Major Leagues ETA: 2018 (No, he won't be on the 2015 opening day roster)



Fangraphs, October 10:

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Erick Feede was the Nationals’ first round pick in 2014 but his season was wiped out by Tommy John surgery. For me, Reetz was the Nationals’ best (healthy) player selected in the draft as a player who could shine on both offense and defense. The 18-year-old backstop played well in his debut despite his inexperience and showed a solid eye at the plate, and could add some pop as he matures as a hitter.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #1: October 20, 2014, 03:42:39 PM »
BP, May 28 2014.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=23696

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Jakson Reetz | C | Norris (Hickman, NE) | Commit: Nebraska
 Height/Weight: 6-foot-1/195 pounds
B/T: R/R
 
Draft Day Age: 18y 5m
 
Projected Round: Round 2 to Round 3, as high as late Round 1

One of the most exciting profiles in the class, Reetz can do a little bit of everything, showing an ability to slow the game down on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he comes with an impressive track record from last summer’s showcase circuit and a standout performance with USA Baseball’s gold medal 18U squad. Reetz has an ability to produce consistent loud contact and should grow into at least average power as he continues to mature physically and refine his approach. He also has the bat speed and tracking ability to project to at least an average hit tool with further development.
 
Defensively Reetz should have no issue sticking behind the plate, as he shows soft hands, smooth actions, and a strong and accurate arm. He is a high-energy player who should take well to professional ball and emerge as a team leader. While Reetz did show well against top talent last summer, he faced highly overmatched competition this spring during his high school season, and there may be an adjustment period as he starts to take on advanced arms, on both sides, on a daily basis. He has the physical tools to come off the board on day one, but could get pushed down into early day two territory due to the depth of the draft class.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #2: October 20, 2014, 03:50:19 PM »
You can start to see why we let Nieto go in the rule 5 draft.  Not only is Reeks in our system, but Spencer Kieboom as well who could be a viable backup by 2016 and maybe more.  And then there's Pedro Severino who could be a starter around the same time.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #3: October 20, 2014, 03:50:39 PM »
Poor boy is simply gonna have to change the spelling of his first name at some point...

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #4: May 16, 2016, 01:40:34 PM »
Derek Norris 2.0? Ha.

.183/.372/.267 in Hagerstown this season

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #5: May 17, 2016, 11:36:23 AM »
Derek Norris 2.0? Ha.

.183/.372/.267 in Hagerstown this season

Norris had power

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #6: May 17, 2016, 11:51:09 AM »
Norris had power

Definitely. Just joshing about the terrible AVG/solid OBP

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #7: May 17, 2016, 03:32:49 PM »
Definitely. Just joshing about the terrible AVG/solid OBP
He's been raking lately.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #8: May 19, 2016, 08:32:04 PM »
Another dinger tonight

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #9: June 13, 2017, 03:40:47 PM »
So far, it looks like his bat is coming around. Highest BA of his career, up near .275 and was up to .300 a couple of weeks ago. So far and had more walks than K's. No idea how he is behind the dish.

Still only 21, so got a couple years at least, but starting to see some of the tools.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #10: June 14, 2017, 11:39:15 AM »
So far, it looks like his bat is coming around. Highest BA of his career, up near .275 and was up to .300 a couple of weeks ago. So far and had more walks than K's. No idea how he is behind the dish.

Still only 21, so got a couple years at least, but starting to see some of the tools.

Yep.

I would expect he will see Potomac sooner rather than later, although there may be a logjam with Gushue and Read ahead of him.

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Jakson Reetz, C
« Reply #11: July 16, 2018, 02:16:02 PM »
3-3 with a home run today.  Call him up, we need a catcher who can hit.