12/27/2017 - Under Armour Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic (Ages 14-18) Jesse is a solid catcher with a strong lower half who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the dish, pop times showed a range of 2.05-2.22 with carry / accuracy on his throws. Feet work in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Times will continue to improve as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as outstanding tools that will play well at the next level. He sits low and presents a soft / sure glove, sticking balls in the zone. Athletic abilities are shown off through the blocking process as he is a wall behind the dish. At the plate, he continues to shine displaying well above average hitting / power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (88 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 4 for 6 with a 2B. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and plays the game hard. Jesse has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches with his baseball abilities.