6'0"; 175 lb; L/L
Grant HS (Fox Lake, IL - suburban Chicago)
2012 Stats: .455 BA, 50 R, 46 H, 28 SB, 29 RBI, 9 2B, 4 3B, 1 HR, 39 BB
- 2012 All North Suburban Conference
- 2012 All Lake County
- 2012 Grant HS Team MVP
- 2012 All Area
- 2012 All State 3rd Team
Broke the school record with 40 SB in 2011.
I'm told Ring can do a backward flip from the ground.
♦ Prep Baseball Report profile (prepbaseballreport.com)
Ring proved to be one of the top outfielders in the Class of 2013, showing well in all facets of the game. Standing at 6-foot, 175-pounds, Ring is one of the most athletic players in his class, running an event best 6.60 60. Ring continued to show his athletic ability in the field, getting excellent reads off the bat and taking precise routes to the baseball. He showcased an accurate arm (87 mph) from the outfield that showed solid carry and ride. Offensively, Ring has an easy left-handed approach with an active lower half. He has a quiet overall approach, and looks to be a top-level leadoff type hitter. . .♦ Grant's Jake
Ranked number 19 in PBR's Illinois rankings for the class of 2013 . . .
Ring excels in the art of basestealing (Daily Herald, 3/30/12)♦ Prospectwatch page for Jake Ring
There are a lot of things Jake Ring wants to do in life.
Becoming the best thief in Illinois state history is at the top of his list right now.
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After rolling up 40 stolen bases in about 16 games to break Grant’s single-season steals record last year, he’s looking to take on the IHSA state record book this year.
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“All I have to do is keep getting on (base). Once I’m on, I’m going to get steals,” said Ring, Grant’s super-efficient leadoff hitter. “I’m confident I can steal on anyone.”