Farragut Sophomore Jake Hagenow Off to Impressive Start

By Matt Byrd
Director of Scoutinghagenow

Farragut sophomore Jake Hagenow attended the Tennessee Fall Top Prospect Games at Lipscomb University this past fall and left a good impression on the PBR Tennessee staff. Below is a look at his scouting report from the event.

11/1/14 - 6-foot-1, 170-pound prospect with a good height and a lanky frame that should fill out. The right-handed hitting catcher starts with a spread stance, toe tap stride, good lower torque, level swing path, shows line drive ability, 79 mph exit velocity, ran 4.91 home to first time, went 1-for-4 in game play. Flashes a quick arm behind the plate with consistent accuracy, 1.91-2.03 pop time, short arm action with a ¾ arm slot, 73 mph arm velocity, quick, natural defensive instincts, soft hands, good lateral movement. Size, and skill level give Hagenow  good upside and should continue to develop into a top 2017 prospect.

Hagenow has been in the Farragut starting lineup from day one this spring, hitting mostly in the five or six spot in the batting order while getting time at first base as well as behind the plate. The sophomore has made the most of his opportunity against a difficult schedule.

For the season, Hagenow is hitting .340 with five doubles, one home run, and 15 RBI. He has also shown good patience at the plate in drawing nine walks. The numbers include a solid showing at the National High School Invitational Tournament in Cary, North Carolina where Hagenow collected four hits and drove in four runs in the Admirals’ 3-1 performance against top-notch pitching.

Hagenow will be a member of Team Tennessee for the PBR Future Games at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana July 30-August 1. The Future Games is one of the most highly-scouted Underclass events in the country with well over 100 Division I schools in attendance each year. For now, he has developed into a key piece of the puzzle as the 15-3 Admirals look to defend their Class AAA State Championship this spring.