03/07/2021 - All-In Membership - Milton, NY
Jake is a strong OF/C prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At the plate, this RHH shows an advanced approach through an athletic setup. He is smooth to load and hits against a strong front side. He works through a level swing with explosive bat speed, driving the ball from gap to gap with authority (92mph exit velo). In the OF, Jake shows efficient footwork and covers ground well. He fields the ball out in front of his body and has a clean exchange, working to make accurate throws to his target. Behind the dish, Jake is efficient moving to block and keeps dirt balls in front of him. He presents a good target to the pitcher and tracks the ball into his glove well. He throws from over top and makes on-line throws to the 2B bag. Overall, Jake is a talented prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
08/20/2020 - Summer Pro Training Experience - NY (HS)
Jake continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth / fluid actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls and plays through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers ground. Behind the plate, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.17 with accuracy and carry on his throws. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front. He utilizes his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get down quicker. At the plate, power potential is now outstanding. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop.
08/11/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Trenton, NJ
Jake continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body during the blocking process centering balls out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.30 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting / power potential has improved through an open setup. He is aggressive as he attacks balls through a level swing path. Hands are quick and he makes consistent contact through a line drive approach with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently.
07/07/2020 - All-In Membership - Trenton, NJ
Jake is a R/R OF who graduates it 2023. Defensively, he takes a quick first step and is aggressive to track down fly-balls hit to his right and left. He secures the ball with 2-hands, has a clean transfer and makes accurate throws into his target. As a hitter, he steps into the box with a purpose, looking to swing it. He gets loaded and fires the barrel with quick hands to and through the zone, connecting with some pop (exit velocity = 82 mph). Even more power potential is there with more lower 1/2 drive. Only a 2023 - Arnow has a solid skill-set with upside on the diamond.