12/27/2019 - Baseball Factory West Coast Winter Classic (Ages 12-14) Jacob is a hard working catching prospect that has good presence behind the dish. Behind the dish, Jacob starts in a good primary stance, presents a low/early glove, and works behind the ball. He has good hands and controls balls in the strikes zone. When blocking, he leads with his glove, controls the ball with his chest, and tucks his chin. When throwing, he gains ground, has good footwork, and makes accurate throws. At the plate, Jacob starts in a squared stance, gets his front foot down on time, and hits off a firm front side. He rotates his backside and shows a pull side approach. Jacob will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.