08/02/2015 - College PREP - Council Bluffs (Omaha), IA Layne is a lanky 1B that will graduate in 2017. At 1B, he displays proper footwork around the bag, displaying clean hands. He shows good angles as he works around ground balls, making the routine plays. Feet are active but needs to present hands more out front and play through balls to improve defensive grade. Throws are accurate but will benefit by building more arm strength through a long toss program and work to get rid of the baseball quicker. At the plate, he has strong hands and solid power as works to stay inside the ball, utilizing the middle of the field well. Power numbers will continue to improve as he works to utilize his lower half more efficiently with proper weight transfer. With 2 years to further develop, Layne has abilities with time and room to improve.