06/18/2021 - Baseball Factory All-State Tournament (HS)
Jesse is a C who will graduate in 2022. Good frame athletic build with strength present and room to add more strength. At C, active/efficient feet and presents a low target. Works around ball with good direction towards second base. Showed a quick arm with accurate/online throws from a high 3/4 arm slot and an arm velocity of 80mph and a best pop time of 2.3 seconds. A right-handed hitter, hits from a wide and athletic stance. Simple load, with good rhythm, and a good bat angle at contact. Good contact hitter who recorded a bat exit velocity of 85mph during his live game action. With continued growth and development, we foresee him having a bright future on the baseball field.
02/12/2021 - Baseball Factory Opening Day Classic (HS - East)
Jesse is a tall and lean catcher that will graduate in 2022. Hitting, Jesse shows good pop with an 87 mph exit velo. He sets up in a square and tall stance with comfortable hands getting a good load to start the swing. He gets his foot down and controls his rotation well getting the barrel on plane early. His compact swing allows him to make consistent contact and drive the ball gap to gap. Behind the dish, Jesse works hard with receiving and tracking the ball in. As he works to 2B he keeps good direction and delivers the ball with accuracy. Jesse can improve by getting out of his stance and getting his transfer quicker. Blocking, he keeps the ball centered and recovers well. Jesse shows good foundations behind the plate and can be productive offensively as well.
12/13/2020 - National Evaluation and Tryout - Indianapolis, IN
Jesse continues to shine on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, centering balls well out front. Pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.32 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting abilities are now solid through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (89 mph exit velocity) and work through an aggressive swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side.
11/06/2020 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona
Jesse is a coachable C prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Select Training & Competition in Arizona. Behind the plate, Jesse tracks the ball into his glove and gains ground to throw, keeping his throws accurate to the 2B bag. Being more efficient moving to block can help Jesse keep more dirt balls in front of him. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an open stance and gets into his load on time. He works through a compact swing with decent bat speed, leading to loud contact and gap to gap pop. Jesse can barrel up more baseballs by taking a more controlled stride. Overall, Jesse is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
10/24/2020 - Fall Pro Training Experience - OH (HS)
Jesse continues to shine on the diamond with his baseball abilities. Behind the dish, he presents a soft/sure mitt showing great pocket awareness sticking pitches. He uses his body through the blocking process, but needs to work to get his body down sooner. Pop times showed in 2.55 range with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, he continues to shine with well above average power potential through an open setup. Hands are quick (87 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. He has strength in his swing and shows a feel for barrel with gap-to-gap pop. At the event, he was 1 for 2 with a BB. Mental makeup is plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
10/04/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Rosemont (Chicago), IL
Jesse is a C/3B prospect who will graduate in 2022. Behind the plate, Jesse shows efficient footwork and centers the ball when blocking. He tracks the ball into his glove and has a clean exchange, working to keep his throws accurate to the 2B bag. Sitting in a more athletic stance can help Jesse with his receiving. At 3B, Jesse shows a good prep step and centers the ball in the middle of his body. His exchange is clean and he works to make accurate throws to his target. Jesse can field ground balls more efficiently by presenting his glove out in front to the ball. At the plate, this RHH sets up in a tall stance and takes a short stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and produces solid contact and line drives. Driving his lower half more can help Jesse produce more pop off the barrel. Overall, Jesse is a developing prospect who has the potential to further progress his skills on the field.