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.