09/18/2011 - College PREP - Adrian (Detroit), MI
Jake showed similar numbers to his previous workout. He continues to show excellent command of his pitches and shows good arm speed on his off-speed pitches. His CB shows 12/6 shape and has good depth. His delivery and mechanics are sound and he has good extension out front. At times he tends to rush his tempo which doesn't allow him to get to a proper balance point. Jake is a player to watch will continue to improve through hard work.
10/20/2010 - Arizona Junior Fall Classic - 2010
Jake is a lean right handed pitcher who has a loose arm and excellent movement on his pitches when he works down in the zone. Key for him at the Arizona Junior Fall Classic was to stay on top of his pitches. When his hand gets underneath, he loses command of his fastball and gets around the breaking ball. He is a strike thrower and needs to concentrate on getting stronger. Has plenty of upside and a good feel on the mound right now. Solid player.
09/26/2010 - College PREP - McKees Rocks, PA
Jake is a young, athletic, RHP with good stuff. On the mound, Jake has a smooth delivery and loose / easy arm action. He has a compact delivery, good direction toward the plate, and he competes in the zone. Jake has solid off-speed pitches, and if he can finish off his pitches better, stay tall, and improve his command, his stock on the mound will rise. Offensively, Jake has a quiet / simple approach and a nice set-up. He shows good balance, a level swing, and he stays pretty well centered throughout the baseball. If Jake can avoid drifting with his hips, and shorten his stroke, we could see a spike in hitting and power tool grades.