06/11/2017 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Jacob is a lean, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best through a crouched / athletic setup. Hands are quick through an aggressive swing path, creating extension. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Lower half works well through the swing and maintains balance. Behind the plate, hands / feet work well together through a clean transfer / exchange in getting rid of the baseball. Pop times show a range of 2.31-2.40 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft and he tracks balls well through the receiving process. He uses his body well through the blocking and is a wall behind the plate. With 2 years to further develop, Jacob has potential with time and room to progress his game.