06/04/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Troy (Albany), NY Jacob is a tall, athletic OF/1B. Defensively in the OF, he shows a controlled approach as he moves well laterally tracking down fly balls. He gets into a square/athletic fielding position and comes up with a quick exchange to throw. At 1B, he takes a prep step and works from the ground up. He's aggressive on his feet working well around the bag and has a clean exchange to throw. With the stick, Jacob has fluid rhythm to load. He explodes his lower 1/2 through as he drives pitches on a line with hard contact. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Field out in front more 2. Smooth backhand 3. Arm strength (long toss) Outfield 1. Get behind more 2. Play through more 3. Quicker release on throws Offense 1. More lower 1/2 2. Extend through contact