01/13/2017 - Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament
Jake continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At the plate, he shows a squared/athletic setup with near pro level power potential. Hands are quick, and work through an aggressive swing path. Barrel accuracy is a plus as he makes consistent contact and works to stay inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap to gap pop. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Hands are soft/sure and he showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Throws are accurate as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with life and carry on his throws. On the bump, he displays a sound/repeatable delivery, working in line and on time allowing his arm to work loose/free to the plate. Fastball showed in the low 80 range. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for with cutting action. Off speed stuff show as outstanding pitches that will get outs at the next level. Control is outstanding as he throws strikes with all his pitches, locating to both sides of the plate. He shows good composure and competes on the mound.
10/12/2016 - Arizona Senior Fall Classic
Jake continues to show steady progress in his baseball abilities with a promising future on the diamond. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft/sure and he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. He is a natural leader on the field and is engaged on every play defensively. At the plate, he shows an athletic setup with good rhythm. Hands are quick (89 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing with plus barrel accuracy and stays inside the baseball, utilizing all fields, displaying gap to gap pop. At the event, he was 3 for 7 with 3 BB as he shows a patient approach. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 84 mph. Fastball shows good cutting action. Breaking ball is a quality pitch, displaying 12/6 shape with downward action. Control is solid as he attacks hitters, throwing strikes with all his pitches. He maintains good composure and competes on the bump. Jake is an outstanding young man with plus mental makeup as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
09/11/2016 - College PREP - La Verne (Los Angeles), CA
Jake is a tall, broad 1B/RHP who has an outstanding future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying tremendous hitting/power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (91 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength/leverage in his swing with the baseball exploding off the bat when centered. He works to stay inside the ball with power showing to all fields. At 1B, defensive abilities are outstanding as he shows smooth/clean actions. He displays proper footwork around the bag and is a quality receiver. Glove action is soft/sure and he consistently showed the ability to pick balls out of the dirt, saving throws. Range will improve as he increases foot quickness. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 80-81 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with late break. He throws a split finger with sinking action. Command/control is outstanding as he attacks hitters, throwing strikes with all his pitches. Jake has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from collegiate coaches.
07/28/2016 - 2016 Under Armour Southwest Championships 17U Participant
Big frame, thick lower half, direct path, good rotation, gets good extension through, mid gap pop, swing repeats, good feel to hit