12/27/2020 - Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic Jacob continues to show as a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. He did show on the mound for the first time at the event. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At SS, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. He moves well laterally with range improving as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate with carry across the diamond. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic, open setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. At the event, he was 2 for 5 with a 2B. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 77-80 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Control is solid as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.