11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition at Pirate City (Ages 14-18) Jacob is a lean, wiry catcher who will graduate in 2019. At the plate is where he shows best through a crouched setup. Hands are loose and work through an aggressive approach. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Behind the plate, feet are aggressive and active as he works in line to his target, through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show in the 2.69 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Glove action is soft and he sticks in the zone. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to get down sooner and improve his lateral movement. With 2 years to further develop, Jacob has potential with time and room to progress his game.