Georgetown 'Hands Down' The Right Choice For Volo


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Georgetown ‘Hands Down’ The Right Choice For Volo

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Jack Volo

Class of 2023 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: RHP
  • High School: St. Sebastian's
    State: MA
  • Summer Team: North East Baseball
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(07/08/20)
83 - 84
FB
(07/08/20)
63 - 64
CB
(07/09/19)
63 - 65
CH
(07/09/19)
73 - 75
SL
(07/08/20)
74 - 76
SPL
(07/08/20)
Position
74
INF Velo
(07/09/19)
77
Exit Velo
(07/09/19)
4.65
H-1st
(07/09/19)
Trackman - Fastball
83.3
Velocity (max)
(07/08/20)
80.4 - 83.0
Velo Range
(07/08/20)
81.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/08/20)
2104
Spin Rate (max)
(07/08/20)
1951
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/08/20)
18.3
IVB (max)
(07/08/20)
14.6
IVB (avg)
(07/08/20)
17.5
HM (max)
(07/08/20)
13.4
HM (avg)
(07/08/20)
6.9
Extension (avg)
(07/08/20)
6.7
Release Ht (avg)
(07/08/20)
25
Spin Score (max)
(07/08/20)
54
Zone %
(07/08/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
83.3
Velo Range
80.4 - 83
Eff Velocity (avg)
81.7
Spin Rate (max)
2104
Spin Rate (avg)
1951
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.2
Velocity (max)
(07/08/20)
73.0 - 74.8
Velo Range
(07/08/20)
73.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/08/20)
2111
Spin Rate (max)
(07/08/20)
1942
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/08/20)
0.8
IVB (max)
(07/08/20)
1.9
IVB (avg)
(07/08/20)
-3.2
HM (max)
(07/08/20)
-1.9
HM (avg)
(07/08/20)
6.8
Extension (avg)
(07/08/20)
6.4
Release Ht (avg)
(07/08/20)
29
Spin Score (max)
(07/08/20)
60
Zone %
(07/08/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.2
Velo Range
73 - 74.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
73.8
Spin Rate (max)
2111
Spin Rate (avg)
1942
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Splitter
75.6
Velocity (max)
(07/08/20)
73.3 - 74.9
Velo Range
(07/08/20)
74.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/08/20)
819
Spin Rate (max)
(07/08/20)
895
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/08/20)
1.2
IVB (max)
(07/08/20)
5.1
IVB (avg)
(07/08/20)
14.9
HM (max)
(07/08/20)
8.3
HM (avg)
(07/08/20)
6.7
Extension (avg)
(07/08/20)
6.6
Release Ht (avg)
(07/08/20)
13
Spin Score (max)
(07/08/20)
50
Zone %
(07/08/20)
Trackman - Splitter
Velocity (max)
75.6
Velo Range
73.3 - 74.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.3
Spin Rate (max)
819
Spin Rate (avg)
895
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Georgetown ‘Hands Down’ The Right Choice For Volo

SUDBURY, Ma. - Going to college seven hours from home is not an issue to Jack Volo.

“I just wanted to find the best fit for me,” explained Volo, who committed to Georgetown prior to the completion of his junior year of high school at St. Sebastian’s. “Being close to home didn’t matter. It was the best fit for me hands down.”

While schools in the northeast were being considered such as Northeastern, Boston College, Elon, Fairfield and Villanova, the 81st-rated 2023 right-handed pitcher in New England decided the Big East Conference school in Washington, D.C. was right for him.

“Last summer I was throwing 84-86 and could throw three pitches for strikes,” Volo reflected. “This winter my goal was to add velocity and I was successful at that. Now I’m 88-90. I talked with them in the winter and then they came to my high school to see me this spring. After that it happened quickly.”

Georgetown took a liking to the 6-3 180-pounder.

“They were impressed with my compete level,” Volo noted. “They saw me play in a rivalry game and I gave my team a chance to win. I threw three pitches for strikes and showed increased velo.”

Volo visited Georgetown prior to the beginning of the high school season.

“Coach (Edwin) Thompson was super impressive,” Volo said about the baseball head coach at the university. “It was hands down my favorite place the second I saw it. The pitching coach had a vision and I was all in.”

Carrying a 3.8 GPA and looking at a major in finance, Volo also cherished another aspect of the school.

“I value academics as much as baseball,” Volo related. “Being a top 20 academic school in the country was important to me.”  

It was a year ago when the 264th-ranked 2023 in New England realized playing at the next level was a strong possibility.

“From the time I was five-years-old it was a huge dream of mine,” Volo said of playing college baseball. “It became more real last summer. My summer coach was saying there are schools interested in me. Then more became interested this winter and everything took off.”

The recruiting process began earlier in his high school days.

“A couple years ago I went to some PBRs and those were super good at getting my name out there,” Volo explained. “It was fun competing with all the other dudes.”

Improved velocity helped the cause.

“This winter I sent out videos of me throwing bullpens and in March of me throwing live ABs against 2022 guys that were getting draft looks,” Volo said. “I struck out a bunch and that was huge.”

It was last fall when the drive to get better came to the front.

“Something clicked at the end of football season,” noted Volo. “There was no more messing around, I was going to do everything I could do to take my game to the next level. I trained at Cressy and it was cool to see the work done there. You show up and you work.”

That work ethic is just one thing that the 17-year-old believes he can provide the Georgetown program.

“At all levels I’ve been a winner, that’s most important to me,” Volo pointed out. “I bring a level to compete to help my team win baseball games.”

A commitment to Georgetown, admittedly, brought plenty of excitement to the 33rd-ranked 2023 right-handed pitcher in New England.

“It took a day to set in that it really happened,” Volo said. “It was cool to see the support of friends, family, coaches and teammates. It’s a dream come true.”

Now Volo looks forward to his future as a college baseball player.

“I’m excited to be able to practice with the team and just being around a lot more baseball and winning a bunch of games,” Volo concluded. “I like the idea of being able to play more. Being from the northeast you don’t get to play much until April.”



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