Photo: Perfect Game

Draft Focus: Jakson Reetz

Draft : : Prospect Scouting Reports
David Rawnsley        
Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2014


Every weekday leading up to the 2014 MLB Draft, Perfect Game will be providing a scouting profile on a notable draft-eligible prospect.  Stay tuned to Perfect Game and be sure to visit the Draft Page for all of the latest info and reports pertaining to the draft.




Jakson Reetz Perfect Game profile

Position:  C
Height:  6-1
Weight:  195
Bats/Throws:  R-R
Birthdate:  Jan. 3, 1996
High School:  Norris
City, State:  Hickman, Neb.
Travel Team:  Marucci Elite
Commitment:  Nebraska
Projected Draft Round:  2

Unraveling all the different aspects of Jakson Reetz as a prospect is like peeling back layers of an onion. A red onion, of course, in acknowledgement of Reetz’ Nebraska Cornhusker roots.

Nebraska high school baseball has rarely featured top prospects and is not heavily scouted. The last Nebraska high school prospect to sign in the top ten rounds was righthanded pitcher Buddy Carlyle in the second round in 1996. Lefthander Logan Ehlers famously turned down an $800,000 deadline offer by the Blue Jays after being an eighth rounder in 2010.

Kansas City Royals Gold Glove outfielder Alex Gordon, the state’s top player of the last generation, was not drafted out of high school in 2002, although he was a well-known prospect with a firm commitment to his hometown Huskers.

Only the top two levels of Nebraska interscholastic sports, Class A and B, play high school baseball and Reetz plays at the smaller Class B level. Ehlers did as well. Norris High School, where Reetz plays, is located 22 miles due south of downtown Lincoln in an area that was formally a rolling farm country but is increasingly seeing urban sprawl on the edges of the state capital.


This is Insider Level content. You must be a subscriber to read the rest. Want to read more???

Click here for subscription info!



(Already a member? Just log in at the top of the page.)
Recent Related Articles
2016 MLB Draft: Raw Draft Order
With the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season the raw draft order for the 2016 MLB Draft has been determined ... READ 
2015 Year in Review: MLB Draft
Perfect Game's College Player of the Year Dansby Swanson became the first college shortstop to be selected first overall sinc... READ 
2016 MLB Draft: Top 100 JUCO
We wrap up our updated draft lists with an expanded junior college top prospect list, now 100 deep, with San Jacinto lefthand... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
2016 MLB Draft: Top 150 College
The progression of 2012 PG All-American A.J. Puk during his years playing for the Florida Gators has allowed him to emerge as... READ 
2016 MLB Draft: Top 250 Prospects
We continue to update our draft lists this time turning to the top 250 overall eligible for the 2016 MLB Draft with prep left... READ 
2016 MLB Draft: Raw Draft Order
With the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season the raw draft order for the 2016 MLB Draft has been determined ... READ 
 



Keywords in this article
       Player Profile Page    Event Page
What's Happening
About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Site Map
Copyright 1994-2016 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.