07/30/2021 - Baseball Factory Pro Select Training & Tournament at Jackie Robinson Training Complex (HS)
Jakob is a coachable 2024 1B/OF prospect out of Jefferson, MD who worked hard on his skills during the Pro Select Training & Tournament. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a soft stride. He gets into a small load and is explosive driving his lower half through. He works through a level swing with fast bat speed and plus barrel control, driving the ball from gap to gap. In the field, Jakob shows proper footwork and fields with soft hands. His exchange is clean and he makes accurate throws to his target. Overall, Jakob is a solid prospect who has the time and potential to further build upon his skills on the field.
03/13/2021 - Spring Pro Training Experience - MD (HS)
Jakob is a tall, athletic 1B who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying solid hitting abilities with well above average power potential through an open set up. He stands in with a solid/strong base and has fluid rhythm to load. Barrel delivery is short/quick as he connects with power (86 mph exit velocity) and gap to gap pop. At 1B, he displays smooth, athletic actions. Feet are active as he displays proper foot work 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. Throws are accurate with carry but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program. He moves well laterally with range improving as he increases foot quickness. With 3 years to further develop, Jakob has a lot of potential and will get looks from collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.
08/07/2020 - Advanced Analytics Training - Columbia, MD
Jakob displayed some nice athleticism and metrics at our Advanced Analytics Training. Offensively, he showed he has a little power to the pull side when he can get the barrel out in front of his body but needs to continue to work on his timing to contact. With an Average Diamond Kinetics Attack Angle of -4, he creates some backspin to get a little carry on the ball. He has very quick hands and his barrel stays in the hitting zone for 38" which is very impressive. On the mound, he showed the ability to throw with some velocity down the road. His arm works very well but is a little impinged by some hip stiffness which he is working to loosen up. FB topped at 72mph, but there is more in the tank and as he continues to grow, we should see a solid player develop.
06/23/2020 - All-In Membership - Frederick, MD
Jakob is a tall LHP prospect who will graduate in 2024. On the mound, Jakob gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works inline toward the plate and keeps his eyes on target throughout his delivery. Jakob shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 66mph. Breaking ball sits from 42-43mph with 2-8 break. Changeup sits from 56-57mph. Loosening his arm action can help Jakob improve as a pitcher. At the plate, this LHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He gets back into his load and drives through well with his lower half. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed, leading to loud contact and line drives. Jakob can improve as a hitter by working a smoother rhythm into his load. With four more years to develop, Jakob has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.