12/29/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Indianapolis, IN Jacob is a tall 3B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2023. In the field, Jacob shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistently on-line to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a short stride. He shows a smooth rhythm and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed which leads to solid contact and gap to gap pop. On the mound, Jacob gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a free, clean arm and extends through on his release. Jacob shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 74mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 59-60mph with 11-5 break. Change-up sits from 62-66mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Fielding 1. Quickness 2. Stay low through throws Hitting 1. More/consistent separation 2. Remove bat wrap Pitching 1. Square stride 2. Chest over front knee finish