Out of Arlington, VA and a product of Yorktown HS, 2021 C/OF Jacob Friend continues to show improvements in his game all-around. Has always flashed potential being a left handed hitting catcher with a smooth swing combined with a strong arm behind the plate.
Most recently at Dynamic's Preseason All-State combine at Ironbridge Baseball Academy Friend's tools were on display posting a sub 2.00 pop time at 1.91. Shows plus receiving actions with room to grow. Offensively, Friend stands in with a slightly open stance and looks to do damage to the right side. Barrel shows some whip but does have a tendency to pull off the baseball at times. Friend can be seen with a very talented Canes American squad this summer