Fall Unsigned Senior Showcase: Catching Evaluations



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By Rob Allison
Minnesota State Director 

Prep Baseball Report Minnesota held the Unsigned Senior Showcase in Blaine, MN  at the National Sports Center on October 19th, 2014.  The event was for 2015 graduates with Minnesota and North Dakota players represented. In our coverage we have broken down the prospects by their respective position.

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catchers

Tommy Keating, C, Prior Lake, 2015
6-foot, 205-pound catcher. 7.78 60 time. Right-handed hitter with upright balanced swing. Easy load and short to contact. Line drive swing plane. Stays in middle of field. Consistent hard contact. 86 mph exit velocity. Strong durable body behind the plate. Strong receiver. Keeps balls in zone. Proper blocking mechanics with agility to be in position to both sides of plate. Quick feet and clean exchange on throws. 2.03-2.08 pop times with 74 mph arm strength. Breakout performance at event. Currently uncommitted. Has chance to be immediate contributor at college level.

Marcus Wohl, C, West Fargo(ND), 2015
6-foot, 180-pound catcher. 7.94 60 time. Right-handed hitter with 75 mph exit velocity. Crouched open stance. Strides slightly across body. Lifts through contact. Uphill swing plane. Shows good receiving ability. Square stance; provides good target for pitchers to work in zone. Decent blocking skills. Has ability to clean up mechanics and become above average. Strong above average catch and throw mechanics. Consistent exchange and release on throws. Uses lower half well. 2.12-2.15 pop times with 69 mph arm strength.

Shane Benson, C/RHP, St. Francis, 2015
6-foot-2, 175-pound 2-way player. 7.56 60 time. Right-handed hitter with low hands and flat bat path through zone. Loads with body. Average weight shift through swing. Stays on baseball through contact. 77 mph exit velocity. Behind the plate shows average receiving skills. Too much emphasis on framing. Above average blocking ability. Good mechanics and soft body keeping ball down and in front consistently. Low exchange and throws from upright position. Balls to second exhibited tail from high-3/4 arm slot. Pop times ranged 2.1-2.19 with 70 mph velocity to second base.

Arthur Seeb, C, Stillwater, 2015
6-foot-1, 170-pound catcher. 7.66 60 time. Right-handed hitter with square stance and no stride. Gradual load with hands. Negative weight shift through contact. Shows slight uphill swing plane from low hand position. 82 mph exit velocity. Very quiet and clean receiving skills. Keeps pitches in zone and gives umpire good looks. Proper blocking mechanics. Is in good position- keeps balls in front and close. Feet work well on catch and throw. Slight hitch in release effecting accuracy. 2.16-2.22 pop times with 76 mph arm strength. Defense first type catcher with ability to handle pitching staff and control running game with additional reps and work.

Timothy Rapp, C/RHP, East Ridge, 2015
6-foot-4, 185-pound 2-way player. 7.38 60 time. Right-handed hitter with hitchy load. Short barrel first swing with short finish. Some leverage and strength in body. 82 mph exit velocity. Shows ability to receive. Has lower half flexibility. Good blocking position. Deadens balls well. Clean exchanges- throws from low arm slot. Uphill at times and upright body posture. 2.16-2.3 pop times with 72 mph arm strength.

TJ Moechnig, C, Chatfield, 2015
6-foot-1, 165-pound catcher. 7.47 60 time. Right-handed hitter with wide stance. Short load with no stride. Stiff upper half swing with line drive swing plane. 73 mph exit velocity. Shows receiving ability. Flexible lower half. Quality blocking skills. Quick to both knees. Holds and finishes blocks. Keeps ball close and in front. Wide stance effects foot quickness on catch and throw. Has clean exchanges and accuracy is ok. Pop times range 2.28-2.5 with 64 mph arm strength.

Andrew Brown, RHP/C, Park Center, 2015
6-foot-5, 190-pound 2-way player. 8.25 60 time. Uses a slightly open stance to start. Strides to square and keeps front side on baseball. Line drive swing plane with long levers. 79 mph exit velocity. Large target behind plate with flexibility and ok receiving ability. Blocking position is late at times with high posture and openings underneath. Exchange and feet are long. 2.22-2.31 pop times with 68 mph arm strength.

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