12/19/13

Draft 14 - A Quick Look - 3B - Jack Flaherty - Harvard-Westlake (CA) HS

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Jack Flaherty

 

6-9-13 -  27.Jack Flaherty, 3rd/RHP (California HS): The next big prospect to come out of Harvard-Westlake High. Most like him as a hitter, probably because his velocity only sits in the high 80s. If either his power at the plate jumps, or his velocity on the mound, it may make the decision easier. http://www.minorleaguerundown.com/2013/06/09/2014-mlb-draft-top-30-prospects/

 

6-13-13  -  11. Chicago White Sox — Jack Flaherty, 3B/RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA) - Like Gatewood, Flaherty is a 6’-4”, 200 pound right-hander with massive power potential. The ball jumps off his bat and his plus bat speed suggests he should hit for a high average, as well. He doesn’t have quite the arm of Gatewood but he should be able to stick at third due to his range and instincts. He has decent speed but isn’t a guy who is going to steal many bases. Playing for a National powerhouse, he will get plenty of attention next year. Committed to North Carolina. http://beforeitsnews.com/sports/2013/06/2014-mlb-mock-draft-1-0-no-time-like-the-present-2513748.html?currentSplittedPage=2

 

6-13-11 - Perhaps no junior in the nation had a better year than Jack Flaherty, who posted a 13-0 record with six shutouts, a 0.63 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 89 innings pitched. He led the Wolverines to the Southern Section Division I championship and a No. 3 national ranking http://www.maxpreps.com/news/article.aspx?articleid=7c0ad513-b5e1-4ac1-b57e-8dedcc72c783&page=6

 

6-26-13  -  The Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Daily News both pegged Jack Flaherty as their All-Area Player of the Year. Just this week, Cal-Hi Sports selected Flaherty as its state player of the year, marking one of the few times in the publication's long history that it has chosen a junior as the state's top player. This week, MaxPreps names Flaherty as its National Player of the Year, beating out such talented seniors as Clint Frazier of Loganville (Ga.), Rob Kaminsky of St. Joseph Regional (Montvale, N.J.) and Tyler Danish of Durant (Plant City, Fla.). http://www.maxpreps.com/news/8DO5qT-9gUaVD7-bPq8WbA/jack-flaherty-of-harvard-westlake--maxpreps-national-high-school-baseball-player-of-the-year.htm

 

6-28-13 - Jack Flaherty, SS, Harvard-Westlake HS (Los Angeles, CA): - Harvard-Westlake won the high school national championship in 2013 despite having just lost two first-round pitchers in Max Fried and Lucas Giolito - and Flaherty was a major part of the reason. I watched Flaherty dominate a good Valencia lineup early in the season from the mound... but pitching isn't even his strength. At 6'3", 200 lbs., with room to fill in, Flaherty already carries a lot of strength for the shortstop position. He generates good bat speed and hits the ball to all fields. Defensively, he may end up at third base, but he's athletic enough to merit a long look at short, with quick hands, good range, and lots of arm strength. A leader on the field; plays with confidence and poise, which is only going to increase in his senior campaign. Could be a very special player http://www.crawfishboxes.com/2013/6/28/4450674/the-way-too-early-2014-tcb-astros-draft-board

 

7-2-13 - 2014 Top 100 High School Prospects - 14. Jack Flaherty- 3B/SS/RHP, Harvard-Westlake (CA) HS - Really stood out at the Tournament of Stars with the bat. Ran a 6.37 at the National Showcase http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/jeff-sullivans-top-100-2014-prospects/

 

7-24-13  -  7. Jack Flaherty, 3b, Harvard-Westlake, Burbank, Calif./SGV Arsenal - With a balanced base, quiet stride and good bat speed, Flaherty has a natural feel to hit. The righthanded batter is presently a line-drive, gap-to-gap hitter who excels at driving the ball to the right-field gap. His 6-foot-4, 205-pound build portends future power gains as his strength increases and his frame fills. Flaherty, who has signed with North Carolina, has natural actions, fluidity and lateral quickness in the field. He has arm strength that is capable of touching the low 90s on the mound. Flaherty showed above-average speed, with 60-yard times ranging from 6.4 to 6.6 seconds this summer, although his in-game speed does not also play to that level. http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/tyler-koleks-heavy-fastball-among-tournament-of-stars-standouts/

 

7-25-13 – Top 30 High School Prospects For 2014 Draft - 9. Jack Flaherty, 3B, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA) - 6'4/205, R/R, Draft Day Age: 18.64, North Carolina commit, Full Report & Video - Quick Take: A well-known prospect from the school that produced 2012 first rounders RHP Lucas Giolito (Nationals) and Max Fried (Padres) that has a wide skill base. Flaherty is projectable and very athletic for his size with good feel to hit to all fields and projecting for at least average game power and defense at third but likely better. http://sbb.scout.com/2/1310090.html

 

8-14-13 – Through The Fence – Top 50 Prospects – 21. Jack Flaherty, 3B/RHP, Harvard Westlake HS (CA) - Like Gatewood, Flaherty is a 6’-4”, 200-pound right-hander with massive power potential. The ball jumps off his bat and his plus bat speed suggests he should hit for a high average, as well. He doesn’t have quite the arm of Gatewood, but he should be able to stick at third due to his range and instincts. He has shown above-average speed but probably isn’t a guy who is going to steal many bases. Playing for a national powerhouse, he will get plenty of attention this year. He is a baseball player in every sense of the word. Committed to North Carolina. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-draft-top-50-prospects/36463#mwWwsFxSUZy7YC5V.99

8-16-13 - 11th All-American Classic - Jack Flaherty (SS, Harvard-Westlake HS (Studio City, CA)): Potential five-tool shortstop, even money to shift to third due to maturing body—could be plus defender there; quick for size; good straight line speed that requires some ramp up; put together solid at-bats; sacrificed chance to swing for disciplined approach, refused to expand zone; flashed glove and arm at third in game, showing easy actions and good accuracy on the run; good jump on stolen base; diverse profile opens lots of developmental doors; first-round candidate; UNC commit. —Nick J. Faleris http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=21537

 

9-4-13 – Mack’s Mock Draft v1.0 – 7 – Padres – 3B Jack Flaherty – Harvard-Westlake (CA) HS – I rate Flaherty as the top power hitter in the draft. He has the natural power and, because the ball jumps off the bat, he projects as an above average BA hitter as well.  Only has an average arm so he probably projects to stay at third and not move into the outfield. Potential 35/125 hitter.

 

9-11-13 - Sully’s 2014 Top 100 MLB HS Draft Prospects – 23.Jack Flaherty – SS/RHP, Harvard-Westlake (CA) HS http://www.ninebaseball.org/Wordpress/sullys-2014-top-100-mlb-hs-draft-prospects/

 

9-30-13 – TTF Mock 2.0 - 22. Tampa Bay Rays — Jack Flaherty, 3B/RHP, Harvard-Westlake HS (CA)  Like Gatewood, Flaherty is a 6’-4”, 200-pound right-hander with massive power potential. The ball jumps off his bat and his plus bat speed suggests he should hit for a high average, as well. He doesn’t have quite the arm of Gatewood, but he should be able to stick at third due to his range and instincts. He has shown above-average speed but probably isn’t a guy who is going to steal many bases. Playing for a national powerhouse, he will get plenty of attention this year. He is a baseball player in every sense of the word. Committed to North Carolina. http://throughthefencebaseball.com/2014-mlb-mock-draft-2-0-draft-order-set/38280#5E3F5j1jWOgE69bJ.99    

 

10-15-13 – Baseball America - 45. Jack Flaherty, 3b/ss /rhp, Harvard-Westlake HS, Burbank, Calif.: With a big frame at 6-foot-3, 217 pounds, Flaherty has above-average speed and arm with a feel for the barrel and improving power. http://www.baseballamerica.com/college/2014-draft-top-50-october-2013-carlos-rodon/

 

1 comments:

Michael S. said...

I wouldn't mind if the Mets got this kid. I bet he winds up in the OF.

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