2018 - Named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team at second base ... Started all 55 games for the Sycamores his first year on campus ... An immediate impact player in the middle infield ... Second on the team with a .305 batting average ... Went for 69 hits in 226 at bats ... Doubles 12 times to go along with two triples ... Drove in 18 RBI and scored 35 runs ... Went for a .376 slugging percentage and a .380 on-base percentage ... Drew 26 walks and was hit-by-pitch three times ... Was one of the toughest hitters in the country to strikeout after leading the MVC and finishing top-5 nationally with a 12.55 at bats per strikeout ... Was 7-of-8 on stolen base attempts ... Fielded at a .978 clip with just seven errors while turning a team-best 40 double plays ... Closed out the season with 21 multi-hit games, including six three-hit contests ... Reached base 22-straight games while also hitting in 14-straight games to open the season ... Scored four runs at Middle Tennessee Feb. 24 ... Hit three doubles in the series finale at The Citadel Mar. 18 ... Stole two bases against Evansville May 12 ... Went for three hits three different times in 2018 with the final time coming during a sweep of Valparaiso May 18.
Prior to Indiana State - Played one season at Wabash Valley College under Rob Fournier ... Helped his squad to a GRAC Conference Championship and a NJCAA World Series appearance as the Warriors finished the season 50-15 ... Lettered in baseball at Washington High School.
Personal - Majoring in sport management at Indiana State ... Father (Sean Watkins) played baseball at Bradley and was drafted after his junior season in the eighth round by the San Diego Padres.
Jarrod will be available for Defensive Coaching.
RATE for Members:
- $50 per 60 minute session for Members
- $30 per 30 minute session for Members
RATE for Non-Members:
- $60 per 60 minute session for Non-Members
- $40 per 30 minute session for Non-Members
- Jarrod is available evenings and weekends. Text Jarrod Watkins @ 309‐265‐2735 to set up your session with him.