02/12/2012 - College PREP - Madison, WI Jake is a young, thin, average sized catcher who will graduate in 2013. Behind the plate, Jake has playable hands and feet and he looks the ball into his glove. He keeps the ball in front when blocking, his exchange is clean, and he throws with a long arm action with average strength to his target. A lower target, softer glove, and better lateral movements will help defensive abilities improve. Offensively, Jake has a square / athletic setup, a proper load, and a short / square stride. He has a still head, good balance, and he throws his hands well. Jake swings in good rhythm, he makes square / consistent contact, and he has pop to the pull side. Hitting can get better if Jake can loosen his grip, drive the away pitch, and use more lower 1/2.