08/01/2012 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 1 Jake is an athletic 2B that will graduate in 2013. Feet are active as he works around ground balls, squaring up and displaying clean hands. He plays through balls with his body with hands / feet working well together as he presents his hands out front. For defensive grades to continue to improve, he needs to increase foot speed and work on his feeds on the double play. Throws are accurate, flashing carry but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, Mintz shows a balanced approach and gets into a solid launch position. His swing path is level and he makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. He needs to work to stay inside the ball to utilize all fields and use his lower half more to improve hitting / power grades. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works his tail off to be the best he can be. Jake has abilities with a lot of room to improve.