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An average kid with an above-average talent for predicting baseball pitches tries to help his favorite player out of a slump in this entertaining novel from best-selling authors Tim Green and Derek Jeter.

Jalen DeLuca loves baseball. Unfortunately his dad can't afford to keep him on the travel team. His dad runs a diner and makes enough to cover the bills, but there isn't enough to cover any extras. So Jalen decides to take matters into his own hands, and he sneaks into the home of the New York Yankees' star second baseman, James Yager, and steals a couple of balls from his personal batting cage. He knows that if he can sell them, he'll be able to keep himself on the team.

But like the best-laid plans - or, in this case, the worst! - Jalen's scheme goes wrong when Yager catches him. But Jalen has a secret: his baseball genius. He can analyze and predict almost exactly what a pitcher is going to do with his next pitch. He can't quite explain how he knows; he just knows. And after proving to Yager that he really can do this, using a televised game and predicting pitch after pitch with perfect accuracy, the two agree to a deal. Jalen will help Yager out of his batting slump, and Yager won't press charges.

However, when he begins to suspect that the team's general manager has his own agenda, Jalen's going to need his friends and his unusual baseball talent to save not only Yager's career but his own good name.

©2017 Tim Green. All rights reserved. (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • Kathryn
  • 19-03-2017

great listening for the whole family

Loved listening to this book in the car with my two boys while on a road trip. We were engaged the whole time.

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  • Jessica Carlson
  • 26-02-2021

this book was great!

this book was great! my 9 yr old son and I loved listening to it nightly!

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  • CRS
  • 23-04-2019

Good

One thing it would be a little more exiting but I still like it and so does my brother likes it 2 .good .great .amazing.chose 1 people

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  • Christopher Baldwin
  • 03-12-2017

Awesome

An awesome book for baseball fans and lovers. The narrarator was great at telling the story

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  • Paul Norris
  • 04-09-2017

Football genius for baseball.

A good story, well read. Unfortunately it is waayyyy to similar to Football Genius and lacks a finish.

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