01/13/2012 - 2012 Under Armour Pre-Season All-America Tournament
This week in Arizona, Jacob displayed athletic footwork and soft hands in the infield with accurate throws around the diamond. His defensive abilities should continue to develop as he learns to take his time on double play turns and allow his athletic ability to take over. At the plate, he has good balance and creates solid separation giving him the ability to get extension through the hitting zone. His offensive tools should continue to improve as he learns to quiet his head movement and loosen his grip on the bat. With one more season of high school baseball remaining, Jacob has the opportunity to showcase his skills and prepare for the next level.
07/29/2011 - Under Armour Southwest Regional Tournament - 2011
Stern showed similar abilities as we had previously seen at the Christmas Camp and Tournament. He continues to shine both offensively and defensively. Feet are active and aggressive as he attacks balls while playing through well with his body. Hands are soft, clean, and sure as he makes all the plays. He gets rid of the baseball quickly with throws showing life, accuracy, and carry through his target. Offensively, hands are quick, generating outstanding bat speed to and through the ball at contact. Barrel accuracy is a plus with the baseball exploding off his bat when centered. He will hit and hit with power at the next level. At the event, he was 3 for 10 with a 2B and HR.
12/27/2010 - Christmas Camp and Tournament 2010 - Session 2
Stern showed some similar defensive and offensive abilities during his time at the Christmas Camp. In the INF, Jacob showed playable hands and feet, and he made the routine plays on balls hit his way. His exchange is clean and efficient and he delivers the ball with accuracy across the diamond. Stern showed better at 3rd base than SS during game play. At the plate, Jacob showed quick hands, good strength, and a balanced approach. He makes good contact, he gets separation, and he can hit the ball hard to the pull side. Jacob showed good skills in cage work and batting practice. With 2 seasons ahead Jacob is a player to watch as he has a great work ethic and leadership qualities.
10/17/2010 - College PREP - Scranton, PA
Jacob is a young MIF with a broad, athletic body that shows projection as he continues to physically mature. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.37 60 time. Feet are active and aggressive as he works around, playing through the baseball with his body. He shows athletic actions with hands and feet working well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Hands are soft, clean, and sure but gets deep at times. Throws shows accuracy, flashing carry as he will benefit by getting on a long toss program to aid in further developing more arm strength. Offensively, Stern continues to shine as he shows a solid setup that allows his hands to work directly to and through the baseball. Bat speed is present as he shows a feel for the barrel with ball exploding off his bat when centered. He has strength to his swing and will hit for power at the next level. With 2 years to further develop, Jacob has a lot of potential and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.