12/27/2008 - Under Armour Recruiting Classic 2008 Jacob continues to show steady improvement in baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he cut 2 tenths off his 60, now a 7.22 runner. He utilizes his quick feet well in his fielding approach. He plays hard and displays a soft, clean, glove action in making all the plays. He does need to continue to build more arm strength through a strict long toss program to stay on the left side of the infield, currently more suited for 2B. At the plate, Almaguer battles and makes consistent contact. He works pitchers deep into the count. Hitting grades and power numbers will continue to improve with some instruction and adjustments at the plate. He is very coachable and willing to make adjustments. With 2 years to further develop, Jacob will get some looks from the college coaches by the way he plays the game.