12/27/2018 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Jacob shined once again at the event in Pirate City. In the OF, he displays fluid / athletic actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. At the plate he continues to shine through a squared setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He shows a feel for the barrel through a line drive approach and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 3 for 8 with 2 2B. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 68-71 mph with cutting action. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and is a great teammate.
08/19/2018 - College PREP - Dickinson, ND
Jacob is a tall, lean OF/RHP who has a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, he displays outstanding defensive abilities and utilizes his quick feet well in his lateral movement as he displays range. He works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. At the plate he continues to shine, displaying outstanding hitting potential with well above average power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work to and through an aggressive swing path, creating extension. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. On the mound, fastball shows a range of 71-74 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late / sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Jacob has potential with time and room to progress his game.