06/24/2010 - Omaha Pro Select Training and Tournament - Week 2
Laroux continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date, now a 7.42 runner. Feet are active as he works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target in his defensive play. Throws shows some carry with accuracy but will benefit from a long toss program. Offensively, Jacob shows a solid base working his hands through a level swing path. . Power numbers will continue to increase as he learns to utilize his lower half with proper weight transfer through the swing.
01/03/2010 - College PREP - San Antonio, TX
Jacob is a young OF, with average Varsity skills. In the OF, he tracks the ball well, he incorporates his legs into his throwing motion, and the ball comes out of his hands okay. Jacob gets rid of the ball quickly and his throws are online and accurate. His radar velocity was 78 MPH. As Jacob further grows and matures, it will be important for him to quicken his feet and loosen his arm. Offensively, Jacob has good balance, barrel accuracy, and he is short to the baseball. He is short to the ball, and he also makes pretty good use of his lower 1/2. If Jacob can level off his swing, and increase his strength, offensive numbers should improve.