Jalen Battles - Baseball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#2 Jalen Battles

INF | Sr. | 6-2 | R/R | 205 | San Antonio, Texas | James Madison HS / McLennan CC

Junior (2021)
» ABCA All-Region (Second Team)

» SEC All-Tournament Team
» SEC Tournament MVP
» NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team

Started and played in 61 games (all 61 at shortstop), slashing .269/.371/.407 with six homers and 43 runs batted in … Scored 48 runs and tallied 58 hits on the year, including 12 doubles … Stole five bases in seven attempts.

Prior to Arkansas
Hit .320 as a freshman in 2019 in 57 games played McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas, while hitting six home runs, driving in 42 runs, scoring 60 runs and stealing six bases … All six of his home runs came in conference play as he helped McClennan reach the Region V finals of the NJCAA Tournament … Finished with the highest average (.320) on the team, fourth-highest slugging percentage (.532) and totaled the most hits (65), doubles (17) and runs scored (60) … Named second-team all-conference … Receiving NJCAA Academic Team of the Year Honorable Mention recognition … Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 34th round of the 2019 MLB Draft … In high school, was an all-district selection and was also named first team all-district in football and basketball … Named James Madison’s Athlete of the Year as a senior.

Birthday
Dec. 20, 1999