12/20/2021 - Baseball Factory Christmas Camp & Tournament at Pirate City - Session 1
Jake is a 2023 C prospect who showcased his skills at the Pirate City Tournament. Behind the plate, he starts in an easy/low sit and presents a low target with strong hands. Works with good direction towards second base as he replaces his feet and throws from a high 3/4 arm slot. He works his thumb under, with a clean 2-hand transfer, and an arm velocity up to 82mph and a best pop time of 2.09 seconds. Creates good blocking angles, with his chin tucked, and is quick down. At the plate, he hits from an athletic and open stance with comfortable hands. Quiet head and level eyes enable him to track pitches well. Has a square stride, with a small hand load, and good hip rotation to his launch position. During his round of BP, he hit line drives consistently to all fields with a bat exit velocity up to 81mph. In live game action, he had a double, 4 singles, and was hit by a pitch. With another year of growth and development, we foresee Jake making huge strides on the baseball field.
05/02/2021 - All-In Membership - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jake is a 2023 OF/C. Medium frame athletic build with strength present and room to add more strength. In the OF, he starts with active/efficient feet in the outfield. Good routes to balls allow him to work behind/through. Creates good ground ball angles as he fields the ball out in front. Short arm action in the back as he works into an over-the-top release point coming forward. Clean exchange with accurate and online throws into the infield at 83mph. Secondary C, easy sit who showed good agility and quiet actions. Works around ball with good direction towards second base. Creates good blocking angles and displayed a soft chest as he deaden balls. Showed a quick arm with accurate/online throws from a high 3/4 arm slot and an arm velocity of 83mph and pop time of 2.0 seconds. Left-handed hitter, hits from an athletic and even stance. Quiet head/eyes as he tracks pitches well with good balance through contact. Compact swing who gets lower half through. Good barrel accuracy and a recorded bat exit velocity of 83mph during his round of BP. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having the opportunity to play at the next level.