07/16/2019 - College PREP - Sauget (St. Louis), IL Jake is a strong, athletic OF who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 60 time of 7.09. In the OF, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth actions and utilizes his feet well in taking proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He works to get behind balls, playing through with momentum to his target. Range is excellent as he reads balls well off the bat and covers a lot of ground. Throws are accurate with on line zip (83 mph velocity) to his target. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying outstanding hitting abilities with well above average power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work to and through level swing path. He has strength in his swing and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields with gap-to-gap pop. With 2 years to further develop, Jake has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.