08/05/2018 - College PREP - Columbus, OH Jacob is a strong, athletic catcher who will graduate in 2019. Behind the plate, Jacob has playable hands and feet, he looks the ball into his glove, and he blocks well. He presents his glove, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a short arm action with pop times as low as 2.32 to 2nd base. Quicker feet, a softer glove, and gaining more ground on his throws can help catching get better. At the plate, Jacob has a square set-up, a short stride, and a proper load. He swings aggressively, has a direct barrel to the ball, and he uses his lower body. Hitting can improve if Jacob can loosen his grip, work on timing, and let the ball travel deeper.