01/13/2017 - Baseball Factory Spring Training in Arizona (Ages 14-18) Jacob is an athletic OF/LHP who competes his hardest every time out on the field. He is a reliable fielder in the outfield who makes all of the routine plays and can be counted on to do his job. He fields with soft hands on ground balls and fly balls to glove everything cleanly. He works through the ball well to gain momentum to his target and has a quick release to get rid of the ball on time. At the dish, his setup is athletic and he shows solid instincts with an idea for the strike zone and a plan for his at-bats. He shows spray tendencies and is able to put the ball in play with consistency to pressure the defense and get on base. On the mound, he shows a fastball, curveball mix from a low 3/4 arm slot to add deception to his offerings. He gathers himself well to drive towards the plate and lands in an athletic fielding position to cover the area around him. Freeing up his arm swing will allow him to get more arm whip on his delivery and result in more velocity and movement on his pitches. Jacob is a player we look forward to continue watching as he develops.