01/18/2019 - 2019 Baseball Factory All-America Pre-Season Rookie Tournament
Jake is a thin and athletic 2022 2-way prospect that was eager to learn. In the OF, Jake is on time with his prep step, he has a good first step to the ball, and has good routes to the ball. He works behind the ball, creates momentum in his lower half, and makes accurate throws. At the plate, Jake starts in an open stance and loads his hands back into the drive position. He gets his front foot down on time, attacks the inside part of the ball, and creates backside rotation with his lower half. He has a pull side approach and makes consistent contact. On the bump, Jake shows confidence in his pitches and has a deceptive delivery. He gets balanced over the backside, separates on time, and has a loose arm action. He sinks his 2-seam fastball and has a 1-7 break on his curveball. Developing a change up would be a game changer for Jake. Jake is very coachable and we hope to see his progress in the future.
11/04/2018 - College PREP - Plano (DFW), TX
Jake is a young, lean, OF/LHP who showed nice improvements since his last workout. Offensive skills are solid, he stands in with a tall approach, good balance, and a short/square stride. He swings in good rhythm with plus bat speed, and makes square/consistent contact. In the OF, Jake has active feet, presentable hands, and he fields the ball cleanly. He attacks aggressively, takes proper angles, and throws with momentum from a quick arm action to his target. Playing lower and with smoother footwork can help defensive skills improve. On the mound, Jake shows a simple rock step and gathers to a balance point over the rubber. He separates his hands on time and works with a loose arm action, getting good extension through his release. Jake shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 77mph with arm side run and sinking action. Breaking ball sits at 67mph with sharp 12-6 break. Changeup sits from 70-71mph with sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Jake can improve as a pitcher by long tossing to build up his arm strength. Overall, Jake is a talented prospect who will be one to follow going into his freshman season.
07/17/2018 - College PREP - Dallas, TX
Jake is a lean, athletic OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.19. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying well above average hitting abilities with solid power potential through a squared setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive approach. He shows a feel for the barrel and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. In the OF, he displays smooth / clean actions. He utilizes his feet well in tracking down balls through proper routes / angles. He needs to work to get behind balls and play through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus as he moves well laterally and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. With 4 years to further develop, Jake has the makings of a special type player with time and room to progress his game.