|Report Date:||April 8th, 2018|
Like his Wichita State teammate Alec Bohm, Jenista shined in the Cape Cod League, slashing .310/.391/.401 in route to circuit MVP honors. In a recent viewing against East Carolina, Jenista put on a show during batting practice, but was unable to carry that success over to game action. The left-handed hitter went just 2-15 on the series, which included a four strikeout performance in the middle game of the set.
Jenista’s profile is unique, providing athleticism seldom seen from a man of his stature. Though he currently roams centerfield, Jenista got poor jumps on a couple balls in front of him, and didn’t show the necessary closing speed to mitigate the slow starts. His arm is above average with enough carry to make the throws from right field if a move to the corner is needed. Offensively, Jenista is direct to the ball, with quick hands, and gets good extension on a slightly upper-cut swing. Jenista has plus raw power, though there’s some swing-and-miss in his game, which is partially attributed to below average pitch recognition.
While Bohm has separated himself from his Shockers teammate as a prospect, Jenista remains a potential first round pick who offers power and positional flexibility.