01/17/2014 - Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament Jacob is a talented young catcher with a durable frame. Behind the plate he has quick feet and a strong lower half that help him on his release to 2B and on balls in the dirt. He is a solid all-around defender with strong hands and good flexibility. At the plate Jacob has a simple stroke with outstanding balance throughout. His short trigger leads to a quick and efficient path to the ball. He makes consistent line drive contact and uses the entire field well. He also has advanced knowledge of the strike zone and is a very tough out - as evidenced by his reaching base all 5 times at the event in Arizona. Jacob is a gamer who will play well at the next level.