KY Player Of The Week April 22-27

Chris Fuller
Kentucky Director of Scouting



As he did in 2018, Rowan County senior RHP AJ Hacker has dominated the competition this spring. The Morehead State recruit has routinely seen his name among state leaders in strikeouts since his sophomore campaign.

Last week, Hacker logged two starts on the mound for the Vikings and delivered in typical fashion. He began the week taking the ball against Bath County in a district matchup on Monday, ended his week by taking the mound against perennial state power PRP on Saturday, and in between, helped the Rowan County offense score 37 runs during a week in which they went 5-0.

For the week, Hacker pitched 13.2 innings, allowing just 5 hits, 0 runs, and racked up a whopping 28 strikeouts. Offensively, he went 5-for-13 (.385) with a double, 2 walks, 1 HBP, 4 runs, and a RBI.

Hacker has a 0.98 ERA and has struck out 77 batters in 42.2 IP this season. He has also hit 6 home runs and driven in 32.

For his outstanding accomplishments on the field last week, AJ Hacker has been selected the PBR Kentucky Player of the Week for April 22-27.


Other Players under strong consideration:

Jackson Haga Bowling Green 2019 RHP/1B W 6 ip, 4 hits, 5 Ks, 0 runs, 5/9 hits, 2 dbles, 4 rbis, 6 BBs
Jesse Thurman Franklin County 2019 C 9-14, 3 2Bs, 2 RBIs, 0 Ks, 1 BB, .643 average, .667 OB%
Parker White Logan Co 2020 P CG 7 Innings 3Hits 1 run 0 ER 0BB 10Ks vs Barren Co
Jordyn Naranjo Graves County 2019 LHP Pitched shutout. 12ks. Was 7/14 5RBIs
Jaylen Adams Knox Central 2019 SS .667 Avg (8 for 12), 3 doubles, 2 HR’s, 3 RBI’s, 3 walks
Jacob Engle Knox Central 2019 3B .750 avg, 1 double, 1 Homerun, 1 RBI, 3 walks, 1 stolen base
Trace Willhoite Scott County 2019 1B/RHP .465, HR, 3 2B, 7RBI, 3 SB, 3HBP, 3 BB, 6.0IP, 4 H, 0ER, 10 K
Parker Estes North Hardin 2020 1B/3B 8-16 .500; 7 BB, 9 RBI, 2 HR (Grand Slam), 2 doubles, pitches 5 innings, 1 ER, 5 K
Andy Baker Hazard 2019 SS Collected 9 hits drove in 6 during the span. W on the mound vs Montgomery Co.