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2017 Mets draft profile: Jack Schneider

With their eleventh selection in the 2017 draft, the Mets selected Jack Schneider, an outfielder from Kentucky.

Name: Jack Schneider

Born: Owensboro, Kentucky

Age: 19 (1/22/98)

Height/Weight: 6'3"/190 lbs

Position: CF

Bats/Throws: R/R

School: Daviess County HS (Kentucky)

Jack Schneider was a standout at Davies County High School, where he played the outfield and pitched. One of the top prep players in his home state of Kentucky, coaches feel that the raw-yet-toolsy right-hander has the potential to be a special player.

At the plate, Schneider stands with a spread, erect batting stance. He uses a big leg kick and loads his hands deep, producing a level, line drive swing. He has shown plus bat speed, and when squared, balls really jump off the barrel of his bat with good backspin and carry.

In the outfield, Schneider can be best described as ‘smooth.’ The athletic outfielder has an effortless gait and is very rangy, recording a 6.30 time in the 60-yard dash. He shows smooth, clean actions scooping up the ball and has an extremely strong arm, having been clocked as high as 98 MPH firing the ball back into the infield from the outfield. His throws, in addition to having zip on them, are generally accurate.

Schneider also has experience on the mound, and could use it as a fallback option if he is unable to develop as a position player. Owing to his plus arm, the right-hander’s fastball has been clocked as high as 96 MPH. In addition, he throws a curveball that sits in the low-to-mid 70s, and a changeup that sits 79-82.

Schneider describes himself as a hard-nosed player looking to get things done and help his team. Older than most high schoolers at 19 years old, he has a commitment to Murray State University.