Catchers Show Up at Top Prospect Games


Tommy Johnson
Basesball Operations

With the Fall Updated Rankings for all classes just around the corner, we take a look at the catchers that showcased in the Invitation Only Top Prospect Games in Vicksburg in July. Looking at both Pop Time and throw velocity - meet the Top 6 Catchers...

CATCHERS 

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Dalton Cook MS Long Beach 2020 C 1.80-2.00
2 Cole Evans MS Wayne Academy 2020 C 1.80-2.10
^ Jackson Evers MS Madison Ridgeland Academy 2023 1B 1.80-2.10
3 Triston Hickman MS Stone High School 2021 C 1.89-2.00
4 Jacob Keys MS Brandon 2023 C 1.89-2.01
5 Braeden Brewer MS Stone 2021 C 1.90-2.20



Dalton Cook

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Long Beach
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: East Coast Sox
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.07
60-yard
(07/16/19)
1.80 - 2.00
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
80
C Velo
(07/16/19)
87
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.07
Pop Time
1.8 - 2
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Dalton Cook: Long Beach High School, Class of 2020; 5-foot-11, 185-pound solid frame; C/OF. At the plate, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 87 mph. He showed plus arm strength as his throws to second reached velocities of 80 mph. He was very efficient behind the plate, producing pop times of 1.80-2.00; Had accuracy to the base and a compact arm action. He clocked a time of 7.07 in the 60-yard dash.

 


Videos

(7/16/19)





Cole Evans

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: Wayne Academy
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: Golden Spikes
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
8.02
60-yard
(07/16/19)
1.80 - 2.10
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
78
C Velo
(07/16/19)
91
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
8.02
Pop Time
1.8 - 2.1
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
91

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Cole Evans: Wayne Academy High School, Class of 2020; 6-foot-2, 215-pound solid frame; C. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 91 mph, showing his ability to drive the ball with power. Sets up in open stance and has a small load. Displayed a straight-to-the-ball swing plane and good extension on his finish. He displayed a plus arm with strong throw downs to second that hit 78 mph; had next level hands, quick feet and a clean exchange. While catching, he displayed his ability to control the run game with a pop time of 1.80-2.10; Used an-over-the-top slot with a compact arm action while showing very consistent accuracy to the bag. During the event, he clocked a 60 time of 8.02.

 


Videos

(7/16/19)





Jackson Evers

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Madison Ridgeland Academy
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG Sox Prime 23
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(09/17/21)
86 - 89
FB
(09/17/21)
77 - 81
CB
(09/17/21)
69 - 71
CH
(05/22/19)
78 - 81
SL
(06/24/21)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
86 - 89
CB
77 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
85 - 87
SL
78 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 85
CB
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
83 - 85
SL
71 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
72 - 76
CB
64 - 64
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
74 - 76
CB
67 - 68
CH
69 - 71
Position
7.35
60-yard
(05/22/19)
1.80 - 2.10
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
76
INF Velo
(08/03/19)
78
C Velo
(07/16/19)
83
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.6
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
82
Position
Pop Time
1.8 - 2.1
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.35
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
81

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Jackson Evers: Madison Ridgeland Academy High School, Class of 2023; 6-foot-2, 170-pound; 1B/RHP. During batting practice, the right-handed hitters best exit velocity was 83 mph. Begins in balanced athletic  stance with a smooth load, then uses a toe tap to initiate his swing. Exhibits rapid bat speed, as well as a straight-to-the-ball swing plane and good extension on his finish. He showed plus arm strength as his throws to second reached velocities of 78 mph. Behind the plate, he displayed  catching ability by boasting a 1.80-2.10 pop time; Used a loose arm action with a high ¾ slot while showing consistent accuracy to the bag. 

 

 


Videos

(7/16/19)





Triston Hickman

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Stone High School
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: SBG Sox
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.03
60-yard
(09/28/21)
1.89 - 2.00
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
82
C Velo
(06/23/20)
88
Exit Velo
(11/02/19)
Position
60-yard
7.03
Pop Time
1.91 - 2.01
C Velo
76
Position
60-yard
7.11
Pop Time
1.93 - 2.05
C Velo
82
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.09
Pop Time
1.97 - 2.06
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.35
Pop Time
1.89 - 2
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Triston Hickman: Stone High School High School, Class of 2021; 5-foot-11, 200-pound solid frame; C/3B. At the plate, the right-handed hitter recorded an exit velocity of 87 mph. Begins in athletic stance with a wrapping load, then uses a toe tap to start his swing. Exhibits quick bat speed and good extension on his finish. He made strong, efficient throws to second at velocities up to 80 mph; showed quick footwork, twitchy hands and a quick exchange. Behind the plate, he showed his ability to throw runners out with an efficient pop time of 1.69-2.00; Showed a high ¾ slot and a loose arm action. He clocked a time of 7.35 in the 60-yard dash.

 


Videos

(7/16/19)





Jacob Keys

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Brandon
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: EC Sox
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.10
60-yard
(07/16/19)
1.89 - 2.01
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
80
C Velo
(07/16/19)
83
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.1
Pop Time
1.89 - 2.01
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
83

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Jacob Keys: Brandon High School, Class of 2023; 5-foot-10, 165-pound athletic frame; C/3B. At the plate, the right-handed hitter clocked an exit velocity of 83 mph. Starts in balanced stance with a wrapping load, then uses a short stride to initiate his swing. Displays an upward swing plane, as well as quick bat speed and a high finish. He displayed a plus arm with strong throw downs to second that hit 80 mph; his exchange was twitchy and his footwork was quick. With a pop time of 1.89-2.01, he showed off his  feet and his ability to control the run game from behind the plate; Used a short arm action with an-over-the-top slot. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.1.

 


Videos

(7/16/19)



Braeden Brewer

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Stone
    State: MS
  • Summer Team: 59 Baseball
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.14
60-yard
(06/12/19)
1.90 - 2.20
Pop Time
(07/16/19)
79
C Velo
(07/16/19)
85
Exit Velo
(07/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.25
Pop Time
1.9 - 2.2
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
85

Scouting Report

7/16/19

 

Braeden Brewer: Stone  High School, Class of 2021; 6-foot-1, 170-pound athletic frame; C/1B. During batting practice, the right-handed hitter had a max exit velocity of 85 mph. Began in athletic stance with a wrapping load, then used a short stride right before his swing. Bat speed was rapid, exhibited a flat swing plane and good extension on his finish. He made strong throws to second and produced an efficient position velocity of 79 mph; showed quick feet and a twitchy exchange. Behind the plate, he displayed  catching ability by boasting a 1.90-2.20 pop time; Showed a compact arm action and an-over-the-top slot. During the event, he recorded a 60 time of 7.25.

 

 


Videos

(7/16/19)





Keep an eye out for the Fall Updated Rankings - and keep an eye on this crop of Catchers. From Brandon High School, 2023 Grad Jacob Keys has already been offered and committed to Mississippi State University.