10/06/2021 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Columbia, MD
Jacob is an athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed in the 2.25 range with accuracy on his throws. Times 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 but needs to work to get down sooner. At the plate, he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He makes consistent hard contact and stays inside the ball through a line drive approach. Jacob has potential with time and room to progress his game.
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.
- Good primary
- Good spine angle
- Needs looser hips
- Lower 1/2 drive
- Good extension
- Needs more load
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 2.45 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 but needs to widen and square up stance. He utilizes his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through a squared setup. Hands are loose 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.
11/05/2018 - College Recruiting Day - Columbia, MD
Jacob is a C prospect who will graduate in 2022. Behind the plate, Jacob tracks the ball into his glove and shows proper footwork to throw, keeping his throws accurate to 2B. Taking better angles when blocking can help Jacob improve as a C. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a closed stance and works to barrel up the baseball, making solid contact. Jacob can improve as a hitter by working a smoother load into his swing. With four more years to develop, Jacob has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.