01/15/2021 - 2021 Baseball Factory Rookie Pre-Season All-America Tournament
Jacob is an absolute stud catching prospect who will graduate in 2024. During this event, he would show great defensive work behind the plate posting some of the highest ratings in his receiving and blocking that we saw at this event. We felt he looked very comfortable in his stance, smooth as he received the ball and quick/clean with his blocking footwork. With an impressive 76 mph raw velocity and quick exchange as he threw to 2nd, Jacob posted a 2.16 pop time. This was one of the best times recorded at this event. Not only did he impress behind the dish, but Jacob also showed his power off at the plate. His fast hands and centered approach helped Jacob provide a consistent approach at the plate. Overall, we were extremely impressed with Jacob. Keep your eye out for him in the future.
10/21/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Columbia, MD
Jacob is a C prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. Skill summary below.
- Compact swing
- Needs more lower 1/2 drive
07/30/2020 - Summer Pro Training Experience - MD (HS)
Jacob continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an open setup. Hands are quick (84 mph exit velocity) and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact with power showing best to the pull side. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.40 range and will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front and utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well.
01/17/2020 - 2020 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Jacob continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he gains ground and works through a clean / transfer exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest pop time to date at 2.16. Throws display accuracy with times continuing to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft as he lets the ball travel and tracks well, sticking in the zone. He shows off his athletic abilities through the blocking process but needs to get body down sooner. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through an open setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Barrel accuracy is a plus and he was 4 for 5 at the event. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
10/13/2019 - College PREP - Baltimore, MD
Jacob continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a quick transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.25 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. He tracks balls well and sticks balls in the zone. He utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will continue to increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. With 4 years to further develop, Jacob as the makings of a special type player with time and room to progress his game.
06/07/2019 - College Recruiting Day - Columbia, MD
Jacob is a young C/OF/SS who will graduate in 2024. At the plate, Jacob starts in a weight back square stance. He has a high leg kick that gets down in time to attack pitches. When he develops more strength, this tall prospect will gain more power. Behind the dish, Jacob had a pop time of 2.40. He possesses proper tools with a strong arm to get the baseball on target to the bag. With more of a weight shift and long toss program he will have a solid arm to the bag. In the OF, Jacob shows a relaxed approach to ground and fly balls. He has an accurate arm to the bag. At SS, Jacob has a strong awareness of his positioning and footwork around the bag. Overall, this young prospect still has time to develop and get stronger. We are looking forward to seeing where he progresses and his development in later years.
11/05/2018 - College Recruiting Day - Columbia, MD
Jacob is a C prospect who will graduate in 2024. Behind the plate, Jacob sits in a relaxed stance and tracks the ball well. He works to make accurate throws to 2B and keeps them on-line to the bag. Making a smoother exchange can help Jacob improve as a C. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a short stride. He gets into his load on time and takes a level swing, making solid contact with the ball. Jacob can improve as a hitter by activating his hands in his load. With six more years to develop, Jacob has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.