10/12/2014 - College PREP - Hoover (Birmingham), AL Jakobe is a tall athletic catcher that will graduate in 2017. Foot speed is solid as indicated by his 7.31 60 time. Feet are quick / active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times shows a range of 2.19-2.28 with accuracy and carry on his throws. Time will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, he shows an open stance with balance. Hands are quick, working through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact and works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields. Hitting grades will continue to improve as he works to works to get stride foot down sooner to work on time. Power numbers will continue to improve as he works to keep barrel through the ball at contact. With 3 years to further develop, Jakobe has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.