08/05/2012 - College PREP - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Jake is a tall, thin, catcher who will graduate in 2014. Behind the plate, Jake has firm hands, a good base, and a soft chest. He is quick to his knees to block, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a short arm action with carry to 2nd base. Better tracking, a lower blocking position, and not hoping to throw will help to improve his abilities behind the plate. Offensively, Jake has an open stance, a short stride, and an aggressive swing. He has average bat speed, and makes square contact. Hitting can get better with a shorter swing, a wider base, and loosening his grip.