Uncommitted Spotlight: 2021 C/RHP Jacob Horton (Souderton Area)
May 23, 2020
Physical: 5-foot-11, 205-pounds. Strong, physical build. 4.51 home-to-1B.
Offensively: RHH. Bent at the knee’s stance, feet shoulder width apart, hands tight with bat sitting on the back shoulder, Large leg kick into simple load action Upward swing path, strong hands through the zone and at the point of contact. Power approach, line drives pull side and middle of the field. 89 MPH raw exit velocity.
Defensively: 2.00-2.02 pop times. Wide base, upright stance, smooth footwork and ball transfer, accurate and powerful throws around the bag. Quick release, mid 3/4 arm slot. C - 75 MPH.
Pitching: Hands go up with a high leg lift and turn, they stay in sync as he strides down and out, glove arm gets out and up with shoulder tilt before finishing against a strong front leg at foot strike for a balanced follow through. Long, easy effort arm action to a high 3/4 release. FB: T86, 83-84 MPH. Heavy; pounds the bottom of the zone but can also elevate when needed. CB: 73-75 MPH. Late, sharp break with 11-5 shape. CH: 74-76 MPH. Fades down to the arm side.
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