08/26/2018 - College PREP - Nashville, TN Jakob is a solid, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed is outstanding as indicated by his 60 time of 6.89. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times showed a range of 2.01-2.19 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he tracks balls well through the receiving process. He uses his body well through the blocking process but needs to work to get body down sooner. At the plate, he continues to shine through a closed setup. Hands are quick and work to and through the baseball, creating extension. 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, Jakob has potential with time and room to progress his game.