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Sep 29, 2007 - Sep 30, 2007   Gold  22
Kirkwood CC - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 215   L/L

FB
76
60
7.46
40
OF
IF
1B
80
C
Pop
Range
74-76
CB
SL
70
CH
70
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jacob Slings is a 2008 LHP/1B/OF with a 6'4'', 215 lb. frame from Altoona, IA who attends Southeast Polk HS. He as an excellent athletic build with a lean, strong look. We've seen Slings frequently over the years and feel at this point he is a better first base prospect. He has good arm strength that he shows at first base but his arm action and pitching mechanics on the mound keep him from using it. He throws with a low elbow pushing action that gives him a 74-76 mph fastball and keeps him from having much spin on his slider. Slings competes hard, throws strikes and makes hitters swing the bat but it's hard to project his velocity at all with his pitching mechanics and arm action. Slings is a very smooth first baseman with good agility and soft hands around the bag and is an asset on defense. He has a good looking swing that is somewhat grooved but the ball jumps off his bat pretty well on contact and he does a nice job of staying short to the ball and making consistent contact. He has potential to keep improving as a left handed power hitter. Slings loves to play and is a good competitor. He is also a good student.
PG Grade 7.0




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Jacob Slings P 2007 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase
Jacob Slings Hitting 2007 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase
Jacob Slings 60 2007 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase
Jacob Slings 1B 2007 Midwest Top Prospect Showcase
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Sep 22, 2007 - Sep 24, 2007   Muscatine HS  
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 215   L/L

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Aug 25, 2007 - Sep 30, 2007   Iowa - Teal  14
Various Ballparks- Iowa - -, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 215   L/L

FB
78
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
74-77
CB
67
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Apr 21, 2007 - Apr 22, 2007   Columbia Blue  23
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 220   L/L

FB
78
60
7.31
40
OF
IF
1B
79
C
Pop
Range
75-77
CB
68
SL
CH
71
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jacob Slings is a 2008 LHP/1B/OF with a 6'4'', 220 lb. frame from Altoona, IA who attends Southeast Polk HS. Slings has an excellent build with present strength. At the plate he hits from a spread stance and has developing bat speed. He has a good swing plane with power to come. Defensively he is agile and quick with soft, smooth hands at first base. He throws strikes as LHP, and is a developing athlete. Jacob is also a good student. Follow.
PG Grade 7.5




Videos  provided by  Skillshow
Jacob Slings Hitting 2007 Spring Top Prospect Showcase-CR
Jacob Slings 60 2007 Spring Top Prospect Showcase-CR
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Sep 23, 2006 - Sep 25, 2006   PG Iowa Cedar  17
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 220   L/L

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance




Aug 19, 2006 - Oct 23, 2006   Iowa - Cedar  17
Washington HS - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 220   L/L

FB
74
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
72-74
CB
65
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jacob Slings is a 2008 LHP/1B with a 6'4'', 220 lb. frame from Altoona IA, who attends Southeast Polk. Slings has a tall body with a big frame. Slings has smooth mechanics on the mound with a balanced delivery. Slings attacks the ball at the plate and swings off his front foot. Slings is a good target at 1B and can make picks at 1B. Good student.




Mar 18, 2006 - Apr 30, 2006   Royal  15
Various Ballparks- Iowa - -, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 210   L/L

FB
71
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
65-70
CB
SL
CH
63
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jacob Slings is a 2008 LHP/1B with a 6'4'', 210 lb. frame from Altoona IA, who attends Southeast Polk. Slings has a tall body with a projectable build. Slings has solid mechanics and stays balanced through his delivery. Slings uses a toe tap trigger and stays balanced. Slings has bat speed with power potential.




Feb 11, 2006 - Feb 12, 2006   Royal  22
Perfect Game Indoor Facility - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 210   L/L

FB
71
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
71
CB
57
SL
CH
66
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jacob Slings is a 2008 LHP/1B with a 6'4'', 210 lb. frame from Altoona IA, who attends Southeast Polk HS. He has an excellent athletic body with very good present strength. Slings has a young face and it looks like he isn't anywhere close to physically mature, either. Slings has a low effort delivery to start with a high 3/4's release point. He tends to open his lower half very early and ends up pushing the ball to the plate while falling off to the third base side. His fastball was 67-71 mph and he threw a 57 mph curveball. He will need to make major mechanical adjustments to take the next step forward as a pitcher and we'd like to see how he throws from the field and compare that with what he is doing presently on the mound. Slings showed some potential with the bat as a young power hitter. He has a short, closed stride and maintains good balance and leverage in his swing. His strength gives him some bat speed and Slings showed nice pop on contact. He could really develop as a power hitter down the road. Slings is also a good student.
PG Grade 7.0




Aug 20, 2005 - Sep 26, 2005   PG Iowa Black  19
Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-4 220   L/L

FB
71
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
71
CB
61
SL
CH
63
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance





Feb 12, 2005 - Feb 13, 2005   Royal  45
Perfect Game Indoor Facility - Cedar Rapids, IA
Jacob Slings
LHP 1B, OF 6-3 205   L/L

FB
71
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
Pop
Range
71
CB
60
SL
CH
63
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
Distance
Jacob Slings is a 14 year old athlete from Altoona, Iowa who really intrigued us as both a hitter and pitcher. Despite his age and baby face, Slings is a solidly built 6'3", 205 lbs. and there’s no telling how big and strong he’s going to get as he matures. His father looks to be in the 6'10" range with very athletic features. As a left handed pitcher, Slings has excellent pitching mechanics. He gets very good balance over the rubber, paces his delivery well and his arm comes through very smoothly to a high ¾ release point. Slings has a very good downhill plane to the plate to his pitches and one can only imagine the impression he will create to hitters when he’s taller. One thing for sure is that no pitching coach, no matter how well meaning, should tinker much with Slings' basic delivery. What Slings can’t do yet because of his age is really accelerate his arm or his body to the plate. He doesn’t generate much torque from his hips and this combination leaves his fastball in the 69-71 mph area right now. But this is something that time, maturity and repetitions will address. Slings also threw an upper 50’s curveball that he occasionally got over well and a 62 mph change up. As a hitter he has an advanced approach, and uses a wide stance with quiet hands and a toe tap trigger. Slings has good bat speed and hand strength for his age. He tends to drift forward in his swing and gets off balance on off speed pitches. The hitting mechanics, size, and strength are there for Slings to be a top level hitter when he graduates. He is a very projectable two way player that will be fun to watch over the next 3-4 years. Jacob is a good student.
PG Grade 7.5