Jake Hamilton - Baseball - University of Kentucky Athletics 17


  • height 5-10
  • Weight 185
  • class Redshirt Freshman
• SEC Academic Honor Roll (2016)
• SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2015)

Did not appear in a game last season as he continued to work his way back from prior Tommy John surgery…Won’t blow you away with his stuff but features an upper-80s fastball and sweeping breaking ball…Possesses some funk and deception in his delivery that helps keep hitters off balance…Will work out of the bullpen…Staff has been impressed with how he has bought into their way of doing things.

Appeared in 10 games with the Brockton Rox of the Futures League…Made five starts in those 10 appearances…Finished with a 2-4 record and 5.68 earned run average in 31.2 innings of work with 19 walks and 33 strikeouts.
Did not appear in a game.

Redshirted the season after having Tommy John surgery after a high school injury. 

High School
Second-team all-state selection while playing for coach Steve Priode at Pikeville High School … Totaled a 1.01 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 2013 … Set the Pikeville school record for single-season ERA in 2010 (0.96), also owning the career strikeout mark (490) … Had a 1.40 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 2012 and a 1.13 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 2011 … Earned regional MVP honors as an eighth grader in 2010, when he had a 0.96 ERA and 96 strikeouts … Named the regional player of the year as a junior … Led club to the state final four as an eighth grader and regional championship as an eighth grader and sophomore … Played golf for two seasons, soccer as a senior and basketball for four years … Led team to the All “A” Region Championship as a junior in 2012 in basketball. 

Full name is Larry Jacob Hamilton … Son of Samuel and Cindy Hamilton … Major is Psychology…Has two younger brothers, Peyton (18) and Eli (2) … Born in Pikeville, Ky. … Father played baseball at Pikeville College…Favorite MLB team is the Atlanta Braves…Favorite MLB player is Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax.
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