09/02/2018 - Interactive Video Program - Troy (Albany), NY Jacob is a SS/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2024. In the field, Jacob shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into a square position and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and keeps his throws consistent to his target. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with decent bat speed which leads to solid contact to all fields. On the mound, Jacob gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose, clean arm action and extends through on his release, staying inline towards the plate. Jacob has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 63mph with arm side run. Breaking ball sits form 52-54mph with 10-4 break. Changeup sits from 57-60mph with arm side run. Overall abilities can improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Lower fielding position 2. Present hands sooner Hitting 1. Looser grip 2. Bat speed Pitching 1. Long toss 2. Lower half drive