02/24/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Dayton, OH Jacob is a young, 2-way player who catches and plays 1st base. Behind the plate, Jacob has a decent set-up, he squares his body well, and his hands are playable. He tries to block, gains some ground, and he throws with consistency to his target. At 1B, Jacob has playable hands and feet, and he keeps the ball in front of his body. He recovers to the bag well, his exchange is clean, and he throws with accuracy to his target. At the plate, Jacob has a tall set-up, a short stride, and good balance. He makes consistent contact, has a line drive swing, and he keeps his head on the ball. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Catching 1. Set-up 2. Receiving 3. Blocking Infield 1. Soften glove 2. Field out front 3. Long toss Offense 1. Lower 1/2 2. Set-up 3. Rhythm / Timing