07/16/2019 - College PREP - Highland Park (DFW), TX
Jacob continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and he has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate, hitting abilities are now outstanding through an open / athletic setup. Hands are quick (81 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel with baseball and has pop in his swing with ball jumping off the bat when centered with power showing best to the pull side. At 1B, he shows smooth / clean actions and good pre pitch movements. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. He works to square ground balls up, displaying clean hands as he makes the routine plays. Defensive grade will continue to improve as he increases foot quickness and presents hands more out front. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 74 mph. Breaking ball sits from 60-62 mph with 10/4 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with sinking action. He can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength.
04/07/2019 - National Tryout Plus - Plano (DFW), TX
Jacob is a 1B prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. In the field, Jacob shows active footwork and attacks the ball aggressively. He fields in a square position and makes a clean exchange. He gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistently on-line to his target. Fielding the ball out in front of his body can help Jacob improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting into his load and drives the ball to the opposite field. Jacob can improve as a hitter by driving his lower half more. With three more years to develop, Jacob has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
01/18/2019 - 2019 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Jacob is a 1B prospect who showcased his skills at the All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament. In the field, Jacob takes a good first step and displays efficient footwork. He makes the routine plays and flashes a clean exchange, keeping his throws accurate with good life through his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a square stride. He is controlled getting into a small load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a smooth swing with decent bat speed, leading to consistent contact and line drives. With three more years to develop, Jacob has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
12/15/2018 - Texas Offensive Skills and Pitching/Catching Combined Weekend
Jacob is a coachable RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during his time at the Texas Skills Weekend. On the mound, Jacob stars with a simple rock step and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and drives his lower half well. Jacob shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 70mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits from 57-60mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 62-66mph as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Jacob can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a closed stance and takes a square stride. He gets his hands activated on time and drives through well with his lower half. He gets good extension through his swing with explosive bat speed, leading to loud contact and gap to gap pop. Letting away pitches travel deeper into the zone can help Jacob improve as a hitter. With three more years to develop, Jacob has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.
11/04/2018 - College PREP - Plano (DFW), TX
Jacob is a long, thin, 2-way player who plays 1B and RHP. Defensively, Jacob has soft/presentable hands, good energy, and he moves well to the ball. He fields in a square position, his exchange is clean, and he throws with consistency from a long arm action to his target. Quicker feet and fielding further out in front of his body will help defense improve. On the mound, Jacob has a free arm circle, he separates on time, and he lands with good direction toward home. He will need to add arm strength and sharpen off-speed for mound effectiveness to get better. At the plate, Jacob has an athletic set-up, a middle of the field approach, and he uses some lower body. He has a good bat angle, hits line drives, and can spray to all fields. Looser actions, better timing, and more lower body well help hitting numbers improve.