2017 - 2018 WISCONSIN
BASEBALL
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JACK
WASHBURN
RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER/OUTFIELDER
WEBSTER HS
WEBSTER, WISCONSIN
JUNIOR
HEIGHT: 6-FOOT-2
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HIGHLIGHTED STATS
0.23
ERA
30
INNINGS PITCHED
58
STRIKEOUTS
.464
BATTING AVERAGE
“Jack is the best high school pitcher I have ever seen. He brings it. His fastball has great pop and his curveball is a nightmare. I’d rank him as the last player in the state I’d want to play against. ”
Jovin Kroll
Head Coach at Northwestern High

Athletic Excellence


The 6-foot-2, 190-pound junior right-handed pitcher and outfielder had led the Tigers to a 20-2 record at the time of his selection. Washburn owned a 6-0 record on the mound with one save and a 0.23 earned run average, striking out 58 batters in 30 innings pitched. At the plate, Washburn had posted a .464 batting average with nine home runs, 37 runs, 47 runs batted in and 12 steals thru 22 games. In a 22-2 win over the Luck-Frederic co-op team on May 18, he hit four home runs and drove in 11 runs.

Academic Achievement


Washburn has maintained a 3.94 GPA in the classroom. He has made a verbal commitment to play baseball on scholarship at Oregon State University beginning in the fall of 2019.

Exemplary Character


Washburn, whose father and coach, Jarrod, won a World Series with the Los Angeles Angels in 2002, has volunteered locally as part of community beautification projects and as a youth baseball coach. He has also donated his time with an elementary school literacy-outreach program.