10/11/2015 - Interactive Video Program - Gaffney, SC Jake is a skilled 2-way player (SS/RHP) who has an athletic frame. With the bat, this righty can swing it. He has a strong base with good balance and quiet/simple actions. Barrel delivery is quick as he whips the barrel with authority to and through the zone. The ball jumps off of his barrel when centered as he drives it to the deep parts of the park. At SS, Jake has quick/athletic movements with a quick first step. He maintains good body control, has sure hands and makes accurate throws across the diamond. On the mound, this RHP has an effective 3-pitch arsenal coming from a high 3/4 arm slot. Arm works long, loose & free as he stays directional downhill toward the dish. FB ranges from 60-63 mph with good arm-side run. He works both sides of the plate and throws strikes consistently. Breaking ball has 11/5 shape with late/tight action. Changeup is thrown with FB arm speed helping to create deception. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Offense 1. Contact points 2. Extension through contact 3. Shorter/more direct swing path Defense 1. More aggressiveness 2. Lateral footwork 3. Play through ball Pitching 1. Arm strength (long toss) 2. Finish 3. More lower 1/2 drive