11/17/2019 - Interactive Video Program - Montgomery, AL Jacob is a RHP/C prospect who will graduate in 2027. On the mound, Jacob gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time, finishing with his chest over his front knee. He shows a two pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 61mph with tailing action. Changeup sits at 54mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Behind the plate, Jacob tracks the ball into his glove and receives well. He throws from a low 3/4 angle and keeps his throws accurate to the 2B bag. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance with center balance. He gets into his load well and takes a level swing, leading to solid contact. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Pitching 1. Looser arm action 2. More extension 3. Square stride Catching 1. Blocking footwork 2. More athletic stance 3. Softer hands Hitting 1. Square stride 2. Lower half drive 3. Contact points