07/10/2023 - National Showcase - Sauget (St. Louis), IL Jake is a 2024 OF prospect that is committed to the University of Missouri. In the OF, he shows off quick, active, efficient feet and elite athleticism. He takes great routes to the baseball and covers a lot of ground to all angles. He gets in an athletic, low, squared fielding position and presents soft hands out in front when fielding, doing well to work behind the baseball. He makes aggressive plays to the baseball. He features a quick release from a 3/4 slot with a long, loose arm action. He carries momentum to his targets and follows his throws. At the plate, he starts in a squared, athletic stance and has a short, on-time stride to the pitcher with a good load back. He has a smooth, fluid rhythm in the box and does a great job of keeping his balance centered throughout his swing. He keeps his head still through contact and works through the baseball with his lower half with a firm frontside. He shows off explosive bat speed and good bat whip, recording a max exit velo of 89 MPH. He stays short and direct to the baseball with an on-plane swing and gets good hip rotation. Showed off some pop and made hard, consistent contact, spraying the ball to all fields. Overall, Jake is a very exciting prospect that we are excited to see more of as he looks toward playing at the next level going into his senior season!