12/11/2016 - College PREP - Thousand Oaks, CA Jake is a broad shouldered catching prospect who has a talented skill set on both sides of the ball. Behind the plate, Jake has an athletic, low setup with a presentable target. He plays with smooth actions and sound footwork moving well laterally. He has a clean exchange leading into a short arm action throwing from an over the top arm slot. His throws are online with good strength and POP times from 2.15-2.23 seconds. Jake is above average blocking the baseball with a soft chest keeping everything in front of him. Offensively, Jake has an athletic, crouched stance with a firm front side. He takes a short, square stride with smooth rhythm. Jake has excellent hand eye coordination showing consistent results. He has a short, direct swing path and whips his barrel through the zone producing square contact. Overall, Jake can be a difference maker as a catcher and the potential to become an impactful player at the next level.