06/03/2017 - 2017 Under Armour Showcase: Baseball Factory's National West Jacob is an athletic, well-built catching prospect who has an above average skill set on both sides of the ball. Behind the plate, Jacob has strong, solid base presenting a low, effective target. He moves swiftly with light footwork and agile body control. He receives the ball with a firm glove and has a good rhythm with a quick, clean exchange. Jacob does a nice job blocking the baseball as he is quick to his knees and directs everything to the center. He throws with a quick release and short arm action from an over the top slot. His throws are consistently strong with POP times ranging from 1.95-2.07 seconds. Offensively, Jacob has a tall, athletic stance with his weight in the front of his stance. He shows fast bat speed with a direct swing path getting good extension with his hands. He has a middle of the field approach and consistently lands the barrel to the baseball. Jacob is a line drive type hitter who has the ability to spray the ball to all fields. Overall, Jacob is a polished catching prospect who can hit giving him good upside to make a difference at the next level.