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NorCal ProCase Spotlight: C Jacob Weiss


Ryan Ozella
N. California Area Scout

  

PODCAST: Northern CA ProCase

ProCase Spotlights: NorCal Spotlights

STOCKTON, CA. - The 2019 MLB Draft was completed on June 5th and on June 9th we started to look toward the 2020 draft class at the Northern California ProCase. A select group of players were invited to participate in this exclusive event geared toward draft prospects and high level collegiate talents with future draft potential. Players were put through a pro-style workout with various stats/data recorded during the workouts which can be found HERE

Be sure to click on the highlighted player to see more video and notes from previous viewings at PBR events and game play from previous spring seasons. We continue our player spotlights from the event:

C Jacob Weiss (Atwater HS)

2020 C Jacob Weiss (Pacific commit) stands at 6-1, 195 and after seeing Weiss multiple times over the last year, you can see the long frame firming up with added strength continuing to grow. The frame has a high waist and squared up shoulders and the added strength plays up his athleticism and loose hips helping him get moving quickly (7.06 60yd); I would not be surprised to see the Pacific commit still add another 5-10 lbs as he matures and gets on the college strength workout without it taking away from his overall frame and profile. 

In a deep class of catchers, Weiss continues to stand out with his tools including above average bat speed showing budding power. At the plate Weiss shows calm and patience with loose wrists working through a short load and slight foot lift that he manipulates to stay on time as he swings from a strong launch position. The barrel has a quick turn to get on plane and works in time with the back hip driving through the zone on a slightly upward path (93 EV). Weiss shows the ability to manipulate the barrel allowing him to hit the ball all around the field with easy carry into the gaps currently; when he stays in the backside the ball jumps off the bat flashing the growing pop and ability to create leverage on the baseball. 

Defensively Weiss is as solid as they come showing agility and quickness, strength in the arm and the footwork to be an above-average catcher at the next level. The transfer from glove to hand is quick and compact allowing him to drive off the back leg and utilize the compact arm and quick release to throw runners out (1.98-2.04 Pop, 78 MPH); throws will have some slight tail, but he's able to utilize it and keep it on the bag. The fundamentals are sound and I continue to see a catcher who works at his craft and improve his skills.

With such a deep group of catchers Weiss could be overlooked, but that would be a mistake as he's continued to progress and make jumps. Weiss is the type of high floor player that looks ready to make an impact through the rest of the summer and into the 2020 season.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Northern California Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/31 LakePoint - Cartersville, GA
California State Games CA 08/17 Vanguard University
Kern County Prospect I.D. CA 09/07 Cal State Bakersfield
SoCal Prospect Games CA 09/14 JSerra High School
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School


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