Jack Kraus
Jack Kraus
Jack Kraus

CLASS OF 2017

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Jack
Kraus

Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Neenah (HS) • WI
6-2 • 215LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Hitters

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6.16.16 - 6-foot-2, 215-pound catcher, large build with some physicality. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, smooth loading action, short stride. Simple approach with bat strength. Fast bat with pop, 95 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm played short and over the top, 77 mph out of the crouch. Showed softer hands, exchange is clean, willing blocker. Pop times registered at 2.01-2.08. On the mound delivery worked in rhythm, high ¾ slot with long arm action. Fastball is mostly straight, worked at 82-85 mph. Curveball has gradual action on 11/5 plane, 68-72 mph. Changeup showed fade, near fastball arm speed, showed control of the zone, 74-78 mph.

2/28/16 - 6-foot-1, 215-pound two-way prospect, large strong build. Right-handed hitter, wide setup, short stride, loads weight transfer back, solid balance. Bat strength hitter, some effort, fast bat flashed pop, 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm plays short and over the top, 76 mph, clean exchange, showed quick feet, got out of the crouch well. 7.64 runner in the 60. Pop times ranged 2.12-2.19. Flashed arm strength on the mound, tall and fall delivery works directionally. Long arm action, over the top slot. Fastball touched 86 mph, sat 81-84 mph, created downhill tilt. Curveball played at 69-73 mph. Changeup saw decelerated actions, 72-76 mph.
3/15/15- 6-foot-1, 225-pound catcher/corner infielder, carries strength. Power potential bat, open stance, short stride. Made hard contact, showed pop in cages, strong swing. 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Showed bat speed, with pull side power approach. Short arm action, over the top slot, some carry, arm played better out of the crouch. 74 mph both from the crouch and across the diamond. 2.19-2.27 pop times, good exchange out of the crouch, gets right into throwing slot. Showed the ability to block well. Projects better behind the plate.
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