05/13/2018 - College PREP - Spokane, WA Jakob is a lean C/OF who has a promising future on the diamond. At the plate is where he shows best, displaying outstanding hitting / power potential through an open setup. Hands are quick (83 mph exit velocity) and work to and through the baseball, creating extension. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. 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 2.14-2.22 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Hands are soft / sure and he tracks balls well through the receiving process. He uses his body well through the blocking process, centering balls out front. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. In the OF, defensive abilities are well above average as he displays smooth / clean actions. He takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat but will benefit in working to get behind balls more to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he improves foot quickness. Jakob has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.