Uncommitted Spotlight: Jacob Becker
December 20, 2020
Today, we continue our rollout of uncommitted spotlights highlighting the 2021 class.
Jacob Becker showcased his talents on the mound at MOKAN Top Prospect Games. 6-foot-1,175-pound lean frame was solid on the mound. Commanding the zone with a fastball 80-82 mph, 12/6 curveball 65-67 mph and changeup 73-74 mph. Ranked #80 in the state of Kansas.
Check out his profile below.
Jacob Becker: RHP, (2021) Shawnee Heights, KS. 6-foot-1, 175-pound lean frame. Solid on the mound, used an over-the-top arm angle with a long arm action while showing consistent arm speed. Tall-and-fall type pitcher who uses some effort. During his delivery balance point is tall with even shoulders. Lands open with a falling off finish. Produced a fastball that came in at 77-80 mph and topped out at 82 mph; keeps its plane and is commanded in the zone. Threw a 12/6 curveball (64-66) with some action. His changeup (73-73) shows slight action.
Becker is a 6-foot-1 175-pound right-handed hitting outfielder, right handed pitcher and third baseman in Kansas’ 2021 class. He ran a 6.99 60 and a 5.02 home to first. He had an 83 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced stance, leg kick with quick tempo, in line stride, level path with some lift at finish, swing produced middle to pull side line drives. In the outfield, high three quarters arm slot, works behind the ball, creates momentum after the catch, small crow hop, clean transfer, accurate throws, 85 mph positional velocity. On the mound, Becker shows a larger frame, lean build and room for physical growth as he develops. Becker has an athletic and repeatable delivery, higher leg kick, works at a quicker tempo, gains momentum down the mound, some rhythm to his delivery, hands and stride leg synced up, creates downhill tilt with shoulders, long arm action with high three-quarter release. Fastball sits 80-82 mph, arm side run, thrown for strikes, arm side run with occasional sink, changeup is 73-74 mph, near fastball arm speed, arm side run, curveball is thrown aggressive at 65-67 mph with 11-to-5 shape, sharp bite at times. On the infield, 83 mph positional velocity, fields ball in athletic position, clean transfer, long arm circle, over the top arm slot, controlled feet with momentum to throw, accurate throws.