04/07/2019 - College PREP - Bowie, MD
Jake continues to shine on the diamond. At the plate is where he continues to show best through an open setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive 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. At 2B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active but needs to attack balls more and play through with his body. Glove action is soft / clean and presents well out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program.
03/10/2019 - College PREP - Bel Air (Baltimore), MD
Jake is a 2B/RHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. At 2B, Jake shows active footwork and fields the ball out in front of his body. He makes a clean exchange and gains momentum well on his throws, keeping them consistently accurate and on-line to his target. Increasing his lateral range can help Jake improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a square stance and takes a short stride. He gets into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed and good extension, leading to consistent contact and line drives. Jake can improve as a hitter by working a smoother rhythm into his swing. On the mound, Jake gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm and extends through his release, staying inline towards the plate. Jake shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 74mph. Breaking ball sits from 62-64mph with 12-6 break. Changeup sits from 70-72mph. Driving his lower half more can help Jake improve as a pitcher. Overall, Jake is a solid prospect who has the potential to contribute at the next level.
12/20/2018 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1 (Ages 14-18)
Jake shined once again at the event in Pirate City. He continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the IF, he displays clean / smooth actions. Feet are active as he displays proper footwork as he works to square ground balls up. Glove action is sure and presents hands well out front. He shows off his athletic abilities on his feeds / turns of the double play. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. When he sees a pitch he likes, he attacks it. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with downward action. Getting on a long toss program will help to increase arm strength which will aid in his development on the mound but he showed good poise and a feel for pitching. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
09/08/2018 - College PREP - Gambrills, MD
Jake continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. At 2B, defensive abilities have improved as he displays smooth fluid actions. Feet are aggressive as he attacks balls and plays through with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. At the plate, he shows an open setup. Hands are quick and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with baseball jumping off the bat when centered.
05/20/2018 - College PREP - Gambrills, MD
Jake is a lean, athletic 2B/RHP who will graduate in 2020. At the plate is where he shows best through an athletic setup. Hands are strong and work through an aggressive swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields, flashing gap-to-gap pop. At 2B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active and displays proper footwork as he plays through balls with his body. Glove action is clean but needs to present more out front. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. On the mound, delivery is sound / repeatable allowing his arm action to work free to the plate. Fastball showed a range of 68-774 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup with arm side run. Stock on the mound will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. With 2 years to further develop, Jake has abilities with time and room to progress his game.