Jake Hurst
Jake Hurst

CLASS OF 2015

LHP
1B

Jake
Hurst

Bradley
Peoria Notre Dame (HS) • IL
6-4 • 210LBS • L/L

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5/16/15 - Bradley recruit, currently ranked No. 128 in Illinois’ 2016 class. Physical 6-foot-4, 210-pound left-hander, pitched in relief. In the first inning, fastball sat at 84, topping at 85; in the second pitched at 82 mph. Curveball ranged between 67-69 mph.

5/17/13 - Physically advanced 6-foot-4, 210-pound left-hander with strong lower half. Currently ranked No. 6 in Illinois’ 2015 class; 28 overall. High-ceiling prospect. Against Marian Catholic on Thursday, Hurst’s fastball topped at 83 mph, sitting in the 79-81 range during his complete-game effort. In the sixth and seventh innings, fastball sat in the 77-78 range. His curveball registered between 61-64 mph, with early break; throws pitch for strikes. At the Underclass Invitational in late January, when he earned top prospect honors, Hurst sat 84-86 fastball with late life, and a 67-69 mph curveball. Moves athletically on the mound, competes well. Against Marian Catholic, Hurst threw a complete-game six-hitter with four strikeouts, five walks in 3-1 victory. Improved record to 6-1 for the season. Entered game with 1.89 ERA and 1.16 WHIP.

1/20/13 - Projects to be one of the premier left-handed prospects in the Midwest; certainly should be one of the most coveted prospects in Illinois. Physically advanced 6-foot-4, 205-pound frame. Athletic, strong lower half, barrel chest. Arm works effortlessly from high-3/4 slot. Long and loose on the backside. Fastball sat at 85-86 mph. Comes out easy with late, heavy life. More velocity to come. Curveball also has potential to be plus pitch; 67-69 mph, with sharp, late two-plane action. Commands curveball for strikes with excellent arm action. Changeup is work in progress, in the 77-78 range. Smooth, in-line delivery; stays tall, repeats well with athletic finish. Earned top prospect honors at loaded Illinois Underclass Invitational on Jan. 20, 2013.  Has potential to be an elite national prospect.

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