07/30/2017 - Interactive Video Program - River Forest (Chicago), IL Jacob is an OF/SS who will graduate in 2023. Defensively in the OF, he hustles hard laterally as he tracks down fly balls. He takes aggressive routes to the GB and tries to play through the ball towards his target. Over at SS, he shows active footwork. He fields GB in a square fielding position and makes accurate throws to his target. With the bat, Jacob has a quiet head and uses a middle of the field approach. He takes aggressive hacks and looks to power up pitches in the zone. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Infield 1. Lateral quickness 2. Develop soft hands 3. Quicker exchange to throw Outfield 1. Get behind the fly ball 2. Play through the ball 3. Arm strength (long toss) Offense 1. Develop a load 2. Lower 1/2 drive 3. Level out swing path