12/20/2020 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1
Jake continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. In the OF, defensive abilities are outstanding as he displays smooth actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He work to get behind and plays through with momentum to his target. Range is a plus (6.96 60 time) as he moves well laterally and covers ground. Throws are accurate with carry (84 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, hitting / power potential have improved, now displaying excellent hitting abilities with near pro level power potential through an open setup. Hands are quick (88 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 2 for 7 with a 3B and a HR. On the mound, arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 80 mph. Fastball shows sinking action. Breaking ball displays 12/6 shape with late / sharp break. He maintains arm speed on his changeup, showing a feel for pitch with sink. Off speed stuff show as outstanding pitches that will get outs. Command / control is excellent as he attacks hitters and throws strikes with all his pitches. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a positive attitude, works hard, and is very coachable.
11/01/2020 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Frisco (DFW), TX
Jake is an athletic OF/LHP prospect who continues to showcase his skills on the field. In the OF, Jake shows active footwork and covers ground well. He gets into a square position and fields ground balls out in front of his body. His exchange is clean and he gains ground well on his throws, keeping them accurate with carry through his target. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a tall stance and gets back into his load well. He gets good extension through the ball and produces solid gap to gap pop. On the mound, Jake gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a loose arm and extends through his release, staying inline toward the plate. Jake shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 78mph. Breaking ball sits from 66-67mph with 1-7 break. Changeup sits from 71-73mph with sinking action as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Overall, Jake is a talented prospect who has the potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
07/14/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Frisco (DFW), TX
Jake is an athletic L/L OF who has speed and a solid all-around skill-set. In the OF, he takes a quick first step and hustles to track down fly-balls hit to his right and left (60 yard = 7.20). He works behind the ball, gathers well. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. With the bat, this lefty stands in well with a square/athletic setup and centered balance. Hands are quick (88 mph exit velocity) and work through the zone as he connects and sprays to all fields with gap-to-gap pop. With 2 years to further develop, Jake has a lot of potential with time and room to develop.