05/12/2013 - Interactive Video Program - Glen Allen (Richmond), VA Jacob is a young, 2-way player with a thin frame. In the OF, Jacob has active footwork, sure hands, and he plays through ground balls well. He catches at its highest point, his exchange is quick and clean, and he throws with accuracy from a long arm action. Behind the plate, Jacob catches in a square position, he works around the ball well, and he delivers the ball with accuracy to 2nd base. At the plate, Jacob has a square set-up, good balance, and a compact swing. He makes consistent contact through a level swing, and he can spray some to the opposite field. Abilities can improve with work on the following.
Outfield 1. Avoid drifting 2. Work behind fly balls quicker 3. Long toss Catching 1. Raise arm slot 2. Cover 5 hole 3. Keep eyes down Offense 1. Sooner front foot 2. Lower 1/2 3. Bat speed