Central Kansas Summer Trials: Catcher's Analysis



Shon Plack
Kansas Scouting Director


Prep Baseball Report-Kansas held the Central Kansas Summer Trials in Hutchinson, Kansas on Tuesday, July 12.  Nearly 30 players in the 2019-2017 classes from the region participated. 

Player's profiles have been updated with profile picture, velos, times and videos.  We will break down the event position-by-position, taking a look at the catchers performances today.  Although, some catchers may have participated various positions, this is just a look at the catching performances.  Players are listed in alphabetical order. 

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Catchers

Aaron Bechtel, C, Wichita Heights, 2017
Bechtel is a 5-foot-11 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2017 class.  He ran a 7.09 60 and a 4.51 home-to-first.  He has an 83 mph exit velo. At the plate, hands worked inside the ball, middle of the field line drives, open stance, minimal load, short path to contact, stays on ball, solid consistent contact during batting practice.  Behind the plate, pop times between 1.90 and 1.95-seconds, 80 mph positional velo, quick catch and throw, hands and feet in sync, over the top release, durable frame, accurate throws with carry. 

Robi Bloom, C, Goddard Eisenhower, 2018
Bloom is a 5-foot-9 160-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2018 class  He ran a 7.84 60 and a 4.76 home-to-first.  He has a 75 mph exit velo. At the plate, balanced stance, smooth load into back leg, smooth rhythm, mostly pull side line drives in batting practice.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.10 and 2.37-seconds, 75 mph positional velo, over the top release, momentum through the catch, fluid footwork with clean exchange, mostly accurate throws.

Robert Bundy, C, Andover, 2017
Bundy is a 5-foot-11 180-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2017 class.  He ran a 7.27 60 and a 4.51 home-to-first.  He has an 86 mph exit velo. At the plate, flashed pull power in batting practice, loose hands with level path through hitting zone, simple and repeatable swing, no wasted movement.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.00 and 2.07-seconds, quick catch and throw, 65 mph positional velo, aggressive with quick actions, athletic frame, accurate throws. 

Ryan Dix, C, Salina Central, 2018
Dix is a 5-foot-10 180-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2018 class.  Her ran a 7.44 60 and a 4.45 home-to-first.  He has an 83 mph exit velo. At the plate, gap-to-gap approach, middle of the field contact during batting practice, balanced stance, smooth rhythm, in-line stride, level path.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.13 and 2.25-seconds, 77 mph positional velo, short high three quarters release, quick transfer with fluid footwork, mostly accurate throws.

Austin Quick, C, Salina Central, 2018
Quick is a 6-foot 160-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2018 class.  He ran a 7.32 60 and a 4.63 home-to-first. He has an exit velo of 83 mph. At the plate, swing produced mostly pull side line drives, quick hands, balanced set up, short stride, quick bat speed.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.08 and 2.21-seconds, 77 mph positional velo, high three quarters release, hands and feet in sync, fluid exchange, mostly accurate throws. 

Bill Pospisil, C, Pomona (CO), 2019
Pospisil is a 5-foot-10 180-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Colorado’s 2019 class.  He ran a 7.08 60 and a 4.39 home-to-first.  He has an 87 mph exit velo. At the plate, aggressive swing, balanced set up, toe tap, flashed power to pull side, solid consistent contact during batting practice, level bat path.  Behind the plate, pop times between 1.93 and 2.14-seconds, 74 mph positional velo, short high three-quarters arm slot, creates momentum through the catch with footwork, fluid exchange, mostly accurate throws, with carry. 

Colten Richardson, C, Valley Center, 2018
Richardson is a 5-foot-9 140-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2018 class.  He ran a 7.90 60 and 4.53 home-to-first.  He has an exit velo of 74 mph.  At the plate, starts in a wide stance, minimal load, quiet hands, swing produced mostly middle of the field line drives, body stays under control, loose hands.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.08 and 2.19 seconds, 72 mph positional velo, short over the top release, quick exchange, plays through the catch, fluid footwork working with transfer, mostly accurate throws. 

Dylan Werries, McPherson, 2018
Werries is a 5-foot-10 165-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2018 class.  He ran a 7.22 60 and a 4.38 home-to-first.  He has an 82 mph exit velo. At the plate, thin and open set up, controlled leg lift, short path to contact, gap-to-gap approach, repeats swing, smooth rhythm.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.02 and 2.14-seconds, quick catch and throw, over the top release, mostly accurate throws, durable frame.


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