Top 20 Profiles of 2020: No. 18 Harry Ford


Phil Kerber
Georgia Scouting Director

We continue on with our countdown of the top-20 most view profiles of 2020. Sliding in at No. 18 in our countdown is Georgia Tech commit C Harry Ford (North Cobb, 2021). Ford was a standout member of the inaugural Team Georgia at the 2019 PBR Future Games. At 5-foot-10, 195-pounds, he is a quick twitch athlete who carries strength throughout his frame. Ford has continuously improved his game from year to year.

One of the top defensive catchers in the entire country, Ford has long been known for his defensive prowess. What really took people by storm this summer was his ability to swing it. Ford has improved his hit and power tools, barreling pitches up consistently and driving them to all fields. The backstop will be a name to watch in the upcoming 2021 MLB Draft.

No. 18: Harry Ford

Harry Ford

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: North Cobb
    State: GA
  • Summer Team: ECB Astros
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.78
60-yard
(07/31/19)
1.83 - 1.90
Pop Time
(07/31/19)
83
C Velo
(07/31/19)
94
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
Position
60-yard
6.78
Pop Time
1.83 - 1.9
C Velo
83
Exit Velo
94
Position
Pop Time
1.97 - 1.97
Exit Velo
91

Scouting Report

3/09/20

Georgia Tech commit. Ranked the 5th overall player in the Georgia ‘21 class. 5-foot-10, 180 pounds; lower-half has continued to get stronger. Solid build throughout and superior athlete. Had an impressive multi-hit game. Started night with a single over the shortstop’s head, followed by a lead-off double in second AB. Just missed a HR to LF, showing pull-side power that is continuing to develop. Stayed patient during plate appearances. Hands and barrel worked well through the zone and stayed with line-drive approach. Catch and throw continues to be impressive. Aggressive on back-picks throughout game. 1.87-1.90 pop times in between innings.

8/05/19

The 5-foot-10, 180 pound Ford can only be described as dynamic behind the plate, and Georgia Tech obviously thought so also, as Ford committed to the Yellow Jackets quickly after the event. Very few catchers can match his athleticism behind the plate and scouts see it as soon as he squats behind the plate. Ford is light on his feet and shows soft hands, giving him easy range behind the plate. His arm strength registered at the top of the scale at 83 mph and line up well with his Future Games best pop time of 1.83 to 1.90. There is little doubt the catch and throw skills are elite, but probably most impressive was just how well, Ford is swinging the bat these days. Smooth easy right-handed stroke played well during the workout, but also carried over to the games, as Ford just missed running a couple balls out of the ballpark. He showed consistent hard contact while never really getting hard on his front side, like we saw earlier in the Spring. Arrow way up for this young backstop after his showing at the Future Games. 

8/04/19

Committed to Georgia Tech shortly following the 2019 Future Games

5/28/19

Georgia Tech commit. 5-foot-10, 180-pounds right-handed hitting catcher, strong, athletic frame, quick twitch muscle. Offensively, balanced setup, short toe-drag stride, hands load back smoothly, engages strong lower half, good rhythm throughout. Gap-to-gap type hitter with pull-side pop, easy effort in swing, drives the ball, quick hands explode through contact, recorded a 91 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, as advanced as it gets in the 2021 class. Arm works short and loose from an over-the-top slot, premium arm strength for the position, accurate on throws, 83 mph out of the crouch. Athleticism lends itself well in his setup, flexibility throughout lower half, quick and clean on transfers, quick, fluid footwork, extremely quick to release, recorded a best pop time of 1.97. One of the top defensive catchers in the country.


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