10/11/2015 - College PREP - Gaffney, SC Jacob is an athletic OF that will graduate in 2017 with a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 7.03 60 time. In the OF, defensive abilities are outstanding as well, displaying athletic / fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls as he utilizes his quick feet well in covering a lot of ground. He works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target and reads balls well off the bat, displaying big play potential in the OF. Throws are accurate with life and on line carry as he gets rid of the baseball quickly, displaying tremendous arm strength. At the plate, he shows a squared setup with balance. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with baseball jumping off the bat when centered, mainly to the pull side. Hitting grade will continue to improve as he works inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to increase as he to utilize his lower half more aggressively. With 2 years to further develop, Jacob has the makings of a special type player and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.