06/18/2021 - Baseball Factory All-State Tournament (HS)
Jakobe is a RHP/1B who graduated in 2021. Tall frame, with an athletic build, and some strength present with a lot of room to fill out. On the mound, this right-handed pitcher gathers over rubber and stays balanced throughout delivery. Has a funky arm action and pounded the strike zone. In 4 innings of work, Jakobe threw 63% of pitches for strikes and induced soft contact. Works off his FB that was up to 72mph and had some tailing action through the zone. Mixed in a 10/4 breaking ball and a changeup he throws with FB arm speed and some cutting action. At 1B, showed ability to pick out hops and make routine plays during games. Good accuracy and carry across with throws recorded up to 74mph. Right-handed hitter with a upright and open stance. Quiet head/eyes enable him to track pitches well. Showed good rhythm to swing, with a simple load and a short stride into contact. Aggressive approach as he hit balls hard to the pull side and had a bat exit velocity of 88mph. Reached base 3 times in live game action. With continued growth and development, we see him having opportunities to play at the next level.
08/16/2019 - College PREP - Sioux Falls, SD
Jakobe continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities and has a promising future on the diamond. He showed on the mound at the event. On the bump, He shows a repeatable delivery with a loose arm action that works well to the plate. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date, topping out at 76 mph. Fastball shows good tailing action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with sharp breaking action. He maintains arm /speed on his split finger with slight sinking action. Off speed stuff show as quality tools that will get outs at the next level. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. At the plate, hitting / power potential is now outstanding through a squared setup. Hands are quick (82 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He works inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a solid line approach. Barrel accuracy is a plus with the baseball jumping off the bat when centered.
02/25/2018 - College PREP - Sioux Falls, SD
Jakobe is an athletic 2B/RHP prospect who will graduate in 2021. In the field, Jakobe gives good effort and makes the routine plays. He shows a quick release on his throws and keeps them accurate and on-line to his target. Jakobe can improve defensively by getting into a more athletic fielding position. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and is smooth getting back into his load. He takes a direct swing with decent bat speed which leads to square contact and line drives. Jakobe can improve as a hitter by driving his lower half more. On the mound, Jakobe shows a solid delivery as he gathers over the rubber and separates his hands on time. He works with a clean arm action and finishes with his chest over his front knee. Jakobe has a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 66mph. Breaking ball sits at 56mph with 10-4 break. Changeup ranges from 56-58mph. Jakobe can improve as a pitcher by striding directly towards the plate. With three more years to develop, Jakobe has the time and potential to further progress his skills on the field.