08/05/2012 - College PREP - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA
Jake showed solid offensive and defensive abilities during his time in Omaha. He has an open stance, a short stride, and good bat speed. Jake makes consistent contact, his swing is level, and he gets his lower 1/2 through. Behind the plate, Jake has firm hands, efficient footwork, and good pre-pitch actions. He has a good base, he tracks the ball well, and he throws with carry and consistency to his target.
09/28/2011 - Under Armour Fall Classic - 2011
Jake is an athletic catcher with an accurate arm that has some carry. He keeps everything in front of him in the dirt and has great hands when receiving, especially on pitches down in the zone. To grow into a defender behind the plate Jake needs to receive the ball a little more out in front of his body and find a feel for a better exchange on his transfer. At the plate he has good balance that allows him to be strong and quick to the ball with good extension through the hitting zone, and shows signs of future gap-to-gap power. Jake is a good kid who possesses the skill set to develop into a well-rounded athlete at the next level.
09/26/2010 - College PREP - Kansas City, MO
Jake is a young (2013) catcher with a lean, athletic body that is well suited for his position and shows projection as he continues to physically mature, filling out. Foot speed is near average as indicated by his 7.60 60 time as he will benefit by getting on a speed / agility program to improve foot quickness. Feet are active, working in line as he shows proper direction through the throwing process. Transfer / exchange are quick and clean as he gets rid of the baseball efficiently. Pop times show a range of 2.29-2.43 with throws showing accuracy as he will benefit by getting on a long toss program to further develop more arm strength and carry. Receiving and blocking skills show potential as being quality tools for the next level as he continues to develop. Offensively, Lewis continues to shine through an aggressive approach. Hands are quick and direct to the ball, generating bat speed through a level swing path. He sprays the ball to all fields as he works to stay inside. The baseball jumps off his bat when centered with power numbers increasing as he learns to utilize his lower half more efficiently the swing. With 3 years to further develop, Jake has the makings to be a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.