10/01/2017 - College PREP - Spokane, WA Jacob is a strong, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active in working in line to his target through a clean transfer exchange. Pop times showed a range 2.12-2.35 with accuracy and carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. He tracks balls well and sticks balls. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process and is a wall behind the plate. Receiving / blockings skill show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (85 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Jacob has a ton of potential with time and room to progress his game.