CIF/OF Power Hitter with College Experience available in 2021-22
Name: JR Polak
DOB: February 2, 1998
Date Available: October 12, 2021Will Pay Flight
Positions: RF, LF
Positions (alt): 1B, 3B
College: St. Andrews University
JR is a good all-around hitter who hits for both average and power. He also has a good walk rate, which helps give him a high on-base percentage.
Defensively, he plays both first base and third base, as well as the two corner outfield positions. He was infielder most of his college career, but shifted to left field his senior season and did not make an error.
Since the end of his collegiate season, JR has continued to work out and train regularly.
JR describes himself as a “lead-by-example guy” but one who can be vocal when necessary. He says, “I try to lead by being the hardest worker on the team and by keeping my attitude even-keeled through the ups and downs of a season. I will do anything to win and will always have my teammates’ backs.”
He also has been an assistant coach at the high school and college levels, and he could lend his expertise to the staff of any ballclub he plays for.
Voted team offensive most valuable player for 2021 season
Slash line of .313/.447/.507
Thirty-six percent of hits for extra bases
33 RBIs in 45 games
Captain of college team for three seasons
Slash line of /301/.400/.476 in last three seasons
- Stole 16 bases in 18 attempts during last three seasons
JR wants to extend his playing career with an overseas club and possibly use that as a springboard to a professional opportunity in the U.S. In addition, he is excited about experiencing new environments and cultures.
|2021||Assistant Coach||Tri State Arsenal||High School||coached first base, made lineups, kept pitch count, managed team|
|2021||Volunteer Assistant Coach||St. Andrews University||College||threw BP, helped players with defense and offense mechanics|
|2017||St. Andrews University||32||64||7||15||0||0||1||9||4||15||1||0||.234||.296||.281|
|2018||St. Andrews University||29||65||9||10||1||0||0||8||10||13||1||1||.154||.273||.169|
|2019||St. Andrews University||44||151||22||44||10||0||6||38||16||28||9||1||.291||.371||.477|
|2020||St. Andrews University||25||77||19||23||6||0||1||15||14||14||4||1||.299||.394||.416|
|2021||St. Andrews University||45||150||30||47||11||0||6||33||32||34||3||0||.313||.447||.507|