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Maryland Preseason All-State Session I: Catcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell & Jamie Naill Jr.
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Session I of the Maryland Preseason All-State featured close to 70 players from across the Old Line State and Delaware. Players were put through a pro-style workout and threw bullpens in front of our PBR Maryland staff with TrackMan and Blast on hand to capture additional data throughout the event. Below are evaluations on the 20 catchers at the event. 

 

CatchERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

Qwynn Ahearn C / Centennial , MD / 2023

Body: 6’0’’, 185 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame. 
Hit: Switch. Hits from a balanced, slightly crouched, square stance at the plate. Smooth back load with weight shifted nicely to the backside and solid hand separation. Bigger leg kick stride with solid hand rhythm throughout. Attacks the ball with intent with quick hands and lightning fast bat speed consistently. Slightly uphill swing path, staying behind the ball well with strong lower half involvement. Ball comes off the bat really well with a strong gap-to-gap line drive approach and a two handed finish. 
Power: 93 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present strength to the middle of the field with pop to the pull side. More projected as the body continues to grow and add strength. 
Arm: RH. C - 77 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 1.96-2.10. Gains ground on throws to second base with really nice momentum towards the target. Replaces feet well with quick, clean exchanges and throws that showed accuracy and some carry. 
Run: 7.57 60-yard time.


Byron Blevins C / OF / Liberty, MD / 2022

Body: 5’10’’, 170 pounds. Athletic body frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, square, upright stance at the plate. Smooth, quiet back load with hands pre-set. Direct to contact with line drive tendencies to the middle of the field. Hands stay inside the ball well with solid balance throughout. Some lower half involvement with a level swing path and a two handed finish. 
Power: 82 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. Short arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.15-2.24. Replaces feet well with some momentum towards the target. Exchanges are clean with accurate throws to the bag. 
Run: 7.78 60-yard time.


Luke Bookoff C / OF / Bullis, MD / 2024

Body: 5’11’’, 155 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly open, crouched stance at the plate. Smooth back load with really nice hand separation and a shorter stride. Hands are quick and direct to contact with a slightly uphill swing path. Stays behind the ball well with solid balance throughout and some lower half involvement. Creates solid extension through and past contact with strong two handed finish. Gap-to-gap line drive approach. 
Power: 82 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Some projectable pop to the pull side with more to come as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.12-2.30. Replaces feet well and gains ground on throws to second base. Quick, clean exchanges with accurate throws to the bag. 
Run: 7.79 60-yard time.


Chet Bowling C / OF / La Plata , MD / 2022

Body: 6’2’’, 170 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable body type. 
Hit: Switch. Hits from a tall, balanced, square stance at the plate from both sides. Smooth, rhythmic back load with a shorter in to out stride. Attacks the ball with intent, keeping his hands inside the ball nicely with solid balance throughout. Ball explodes off the bat and stays behind the ball well with an uphill swing path. Strong line drive tendencies to the gaps and alleys with a one handed finish. 
Power: 94 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Power is present from the right side to both gaps and alleys with more projected as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.04-2.19. Gets out of the crouch quickly and replaces feet well with quick, clean exchanges. Throws showed carry to the bag. 
Run: 7.66 60-yard time.


Daniel Burns C / OF / Gerstell Academy, MD / 2022

Body: 5’7’’, 150 pounds. Athletic, wiry frame. 
Hit: Switch. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth back load and shifts weight well to the back side with some hand separation. Gets the foot down early with some hand rhythm and a direct path to contact. Quick hands through contact and stays inside the ball well with lined rive tendencies to the middle of the field. 
Power: 87 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop from the left side with doubles power from both. 
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.08-2.19. Replaces feet well and creates solid momentum towards the target. Quick, clean exchanges with accurate throws to the bag. 
Run: 7.54 60-yard time.


Will Collison C / 1B / Queen Anne's, MD / 2023

Body: 5’11’’, 165 pounds. Athletic, lanky frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, tall, square stance at the plate. Smooth back load with really nice hand separation and a quick kick out stride. Hands are direct to contact and stay inside the ball nicely with a level swing path. Quick recoil in the back swing and stays behind the ball well with a gap-to-gap approach. 
Power: 81 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. Short arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.21-2.30. Replaces feet well with solid momentum towards the target. Quick exchanges and throws showed some accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 7.77 60-yard time.


Pierson Cooper C / OF / Georgetown Day School, MD / 2023

Body: 6’1’’, 197 pounds. Strong, physical, athletic, projectable frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, square, slightly crouched stance at the plate. Smooth back load with solid hand separation and a shorter stride. Quick bat speed through contact with a slightly uphill swing path. Ball explodes off the bat to the middle of the field and stays behind the ball well with solid balance throughout. Strong lower half involvement and creates solid extension through contact with a slight recoil in the back swing. Strong two-handed finish with a smooth gap-to-gap line drive approach. 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the gaps and alleys with more projected. 
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Throws with longer arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.00-2.10. Creates solid momentum towards the target and replaces feet well with quick, clean exchanges. Throws show accuracy and some carry to the bag. 
Run: 7.25 60-yard time.


Christian Gamez OF / C / Calvert Hall, MD / 2023

Body: 5’11’’, 185 pounds. Athletic, wiry frame with some projection. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, crouched, square stance at the plate. Smooth back load with weight shifted naively to the back side. Some hand separation with a quick toe-tap stride. Stays on the ball well and keeps his head down through contact with a slightly uphill swing path. Quick bat speed through contact and stays behind the ball well with solid extension through the zone. Some lower half involvement and a strong gap-to-gap approach. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side with more projected as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. INF - 76 mph. Throws with longer arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.16-2.32. Replaces feet well with solid momentum towards the throw. Quick, clean exchanges with accurate strong throws to the bag. Attacks the ball in the infield with active feet. Fields the ball in closer to the body, funneling to the belt with quick, clean exchanges. Shows solid range side to side. 
Run: 7.64 60-yard time.


Miguel Herb C / OF / Caravel Academy (DE), MD / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 165 pounds. Athletic, projectable frame. 
Hit: LHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly open, crouched stance at the plate. Smooth, rhythmic back load with a smaller leg kick stride and really nice hand separation. Attacks the ball with intent with quick hands and fast bat speed through contact. Creates natural lift through the swing with a slightly uphill swing path and solid balance throughout. Stays behind the ball well and keeps his hands inside with really nice extension through and past contact and strong line drive tendencies to the gaps and alleys. Strong one handed finish. 
Power: 91 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side with more projected to the gaps and alleys as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. OF - 84 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from an over the top slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.02-2.10. Lightning quick catch and release behind the dish with solid momentum towards the target. Replaces feet well with clean exchanges and accurate, strong throws to the bag. Sticks it well behind the plate with solid block and recover abilities. Fields the ball out in front to the glove hand side in the outfield with solid momentum towards the target. Quick, active footwork with clean exchanges and accurate throws to the target. 
Run: 7.28 60-yard time.


Oliver Martin C / RHP / Clarksburg, MD / 2023

Body: 6’1’’, 207 pounds. Strong, solid, athletic body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, narrow, slightly open stance at the plate with hands pre-set above the head. Smooth back load with some hand separation and a bigger kick out stride. Attacks the ball with intent, keeping his hands inside well with solid balance throughout. Quick hands and fast bat speed through contact. Ball explodes off the bat with strong lower half involvement and solid extension through contact. Finished high with two hands. Strong gap-to-gap approach. 
Power: 93 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side with doubles power to both gaps and alleys. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.08-2.21. Replaces feet well with quick, clean exchanges. Throws showed some carry with accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 7.79 60-yard time.


Nick Miller C / OF / Oakdale, MD / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 170 pounds. Strong, athletic frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth back load with some hand rhythm and an elongated stride. Hands are direct to contact with a slightly uphill swing path and stays behind the ball well. Maintains balance throughout the swing with some extension through the zone and past contact. Line drive tendencies to the middle of the field. 
Power: 88 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Some pull side pop is present with more projected as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Throws with short arm action from a mid to high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.02-2.18. Create solid momentum towards the target with quick, clean exchanges. Throws showed accuracy and some carry to the bag. 
Run: 7.77 60-yard time.


Erik Rindner C / OF / Churchill, MD / 2022

Body: 5’9’’, 185 pounds. Strong, athletic frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, square, upright stance at the plate. Smooth back load with solid hand separation and a quick kick out stride. Hands are quick through the zone with lightning quick bat speed through contact. Ball comes off the bat really well and shows consistent barrel control. Creates really nice extension through and past contact with a more level swing path. Strong lower half involvement and stays on the ball well, keeping his hands inside nicely. Stays behind the ball well with a strong middle of the field line drive approach. 
Power: 95 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pull side pop with more projected. 
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.00-2.12. Gets out of the crouch quickly and gains ground on throws to second base. Quick, clean exchanges with accurate throws to the bag that showed some carry. 
Run: 7.38 60-yard time.


Demetri Roros C / 3B / John Carroll , MD / 2022

Body: 5’9’’, 180 pounds. Strong, physical body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth back load with weight shifted nicely to the back side with a bigger in to out leg kick stride. Attacks the ball with intent with quick bat speed through contact and a slightly uphill swing path.Creates solid extension through and past contact, keeping his hands inside the ball well with solid balance throughout. Strong lower half involvement with a smooth gap-to-gap approach. 
Power: 86 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side. 
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.28-2.39. Replaces feet well with momentum towards the target. Exchanges are clean with throws that showed some accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 8.57 60-yard time.


Adam Schiff C / 3B / Lake Forest (DE), MD / 2022

Body: 6’1’’, 200 pounds. Tall, strong, athletic, projectable frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly crouched, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth, rhythmic back load with solid hand separation. Quick in to out stride with quick hands and lightning fast bat speed through the zone. Attacks the ball with intent and maintains balance throughout with strong lower half involvement. Stays behind the ball well and creates solid extension through and past contact with a slight recoil in the back swing. Strong middle of the field line drive approach and a one handed finish. 
Power: 91 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side with more projected as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Throws with longer arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.07-2.28. Comes out of the crouch quickly and replaces feet well with momentum towards the target. Clean exchanges and throws showed accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 7.55 60-yard time.


Gideon Schwartz C / 3B / Walt Whitman, MD / 2024

Body: 5’11’’, 180 pounds. Strong, athletic, projectable frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, narrow, square stance at the plate. Smooth back load with some hand separation and a bigger leg kick stride. Attacks the ball with intent with quick bat speed through the zone. Slightly uphill swing path with strong lower half involvement and solid extension through and past contact. Strong line drive tendencies to the gaps and alleys with a high two handed finish. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side with more projected as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.20-2.35. Quick side-step and replaces feet well with solid momentum towards the target. Quick, clean exchanges with accurate throws that showed some carry. 
Run: 7.85 60-yard time.


Seth Smart C / 3B / Woodbridge (DE), MD / 2022

Body: 6’0’’, 185 pounds. Strong, athletic frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, upright, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth, controlled back load with solid hand separation and a toe-tap stride. Attacks the ball with intent with quick hands and fast bat speed through contact. Ball explodes off the bat with a slightly uphill swing path. Stays behind the ball well and maintains balance throughout with strong lower half involvement. Line drive tendencies with present strength to the gaps and alleys. 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pull-side pop with projectable doubles power to both gaps and alleys. 
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. INF - 83 mph. Throws with longer arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.07-2.25. Replaces feet well and gains ground on throws to second. Exchanges are quick and clean with accurate throws to the bag. Attacks the ball in the infield with quick, active feet. Fields the ball in closer to the body and funnels to the belt with a quick glove tap in exchanges. 
Run: 7.35 60-yard time.


Brendan Timmons C / 3B / Middletown (DE), MD / 2022

Body: 6’0’’, 190 pounds. Strong, physical body frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, open, upright stance at the plate. Smooth, rhythmic back load with solid hand separation and an elongated stride. Attacks the ball with intent with explosive hands and bat speed through contact. Keeps his hands inside the ball well and stays behind it with solid balance throughout. Ball explodes off the bat with strong lower half involvement and extension through the zone. Strong gap-to-gap approach. 
Power: 93 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side with doubles power to both gaps and alleys. 
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. Throws with short arm action from an over the top slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.14-2.28. Replaces feet well and gains momentum towards the target with quick, clean exchanges, Throws showed accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 7.96 60-yard time.


James Walsh C / OF / Wootton, MD / 2022

Body: 6’2’’, 200 pounds. Strong, physical frame with athleticism. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate with a smooth, rhythmic back load and solid hand separation. Short, controlled stride and attacks the ball with intent with quick hands and bat speed through contact. Uphill swing path, creating really nice extension through and past contact with some lower half involvement. Stays behind the ball really well with a strong gap-to-gap approach with a one handed finish. 
Power: 96 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present pop to the pull side with projection for doubles power to both gaps. 
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from an over the top slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 1.97-2.04. Gets out of the crouch quick and gains ground on throws to the bag. Replaces feet really well with quick, clean exchanges and accurate throws that showed some carry. 
Run: 7.36 60-yard time.


Evan Weaver C / RHP / Boonsboro , MD / 2022

Body: 5’11’’, 175 pounds. Strong, athletic body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a tall, balanced, open stance at the plate. Smooth back load with solid hand separation and shifts weight naively to the back leg. Shorter stride with quick hands through contact. Hands stay inside the ball well and maintains balance throughout the swing with a strong middle of the field line drive approach. 
Power: 88 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Present power to the pull side. 
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.01-2.11. Gets out of the crouch quickly and creates solid momentum towards the target. Exchanges and quick and clean with strong, accurate throws to the bag. 
Run: 7.45 60-yard time.


Luke Weichel C / 2B / Sherwood, MD / 2023

Body: 6’1’’, 155 pounds. Tall, lanky, athletic body frame. 
Hit: Switch. Hits from a balanced, slightly crouched stance from both sides. Smooth back load with an in to out stride and some hand separation. Hands stay inside the ball well with an uphill swing path and strong line drive tendencies to the middle of the field. 
Power: 84 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Doubles power is projectable from the right side. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.03-2.15. Replaces feet well and creates solid momentum towards the target. Exchanges are clean and throws showed accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 7.56 60-yard time.

 

 

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