06/19/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Charleston, WV Jake is a SS/RHP who will graduate in 2023. Defensively at SS, he takes active routes and works into a square fielding position on GB's. He has a clean exchange, plays through the ball and fires throws accurately to his target. On the mound, this righty gathers over the rubber with a 3-pitch mix. He separates on time, delivers from a lo 3/4 arm slot and works in line towards home plate. With the bat, Jake shows an athletic setup. He swings on a short path through the zone and drives pitches on a line to all parts of the field. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
Defense 1. Prep step 2. Develop soft hands 3. Arm strength (long toss) Pitching 1. Pound zone with strikes 2. Stronger frontside 3. Use lower 1/2 Offense 1. Develop a load 2. Improve bat speed 3. Lower 1/2 drive