Jacob Karaba
Jacob Karaba

CLASS OF 2019

RHP

Jacob
Karaba

Lewis University
Neuqua Valley (HS) • IL
6-0 • 180LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Illinois Hawks

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2019 National

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3/16/19

Lewis commit. 6-foot, 180-pound righty with athletic frame. Pitched the final three frames against Edwardsville, allowed just one hit, three walks, and struck out three. Loose, whippy arm action from high ¾ slot. Works on line, quick slide step to home. Fastball, hard, late arm-side run, 85-89 mph. Curveball, aggressive, thrown at arm speed, 10/4 shape with sharp bite, thrown with feel, 75-77 mph. Did not see a changeup.

8/01/18

Verbally committed to Lewis.

6/12/18

6-foot, 180-pound, athletically-built right-handed pitcher. Loose, whip-like arm action, high ¾ slot with little effort. Tall and fall delivery, deceptive hitch, straightens stride leg before giving final push off rubber, works on-line, lands square, finishes athletically. Fastball, late run, commanded, sat 87-88. Curveball, shape varied between 10/4 and 11/5, tight spin, sharp late action, kept around zone, 75-77. Changeup, maintained arm speed, thrown aggressively, armside run, 79-80.

5/05/18

Uncommitted junior, currently ranked No. 90 in the Illinois’ 2019 class. 6-foot, 180-pound, right-handed pitcher, with present strength in frame. Threw one inning and picked up the save. Long draw out of the glove, loose and whippy out of a high ¾ slot. Stretch-only delivery, works on-line with minimal effort. Peppered the strike zone, going right after hitters with his fastball. Fastball, locates to the gloveside, gets tilt, arm-side-run, sat 82-84 mph, touched 85. Mixed in a tight slider, 10/4 shape, fastball arm speed, feel for the zone, 75-76 mph. Follow 2019 right-handed pitcher.

2/19/18

6-foot, 180 pound, athletic build, right handed pitching prospect. Tilt and topple delivery, uses frame to create angle, 3rd base setup, gets extension to glove side. Square to home, in line directionally, slightly closed landing and finishes marginally upright. Loose, clean arm action, quick arm speed throughout, high ¾ slot, regular effort involved. Firm fastball, showed good run and occasional sink in the zone, 85-87 mph. Curveball, 11/5 shape, sat 73-75 mph. Changeup maintained arm speed, arm side run, some feel, 77-78 mph.   

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