Back

Top Viewed Profiles of 2018 - No. 20 Chris Katz


Brandon Hall
North Carolina Director of Scouting

As we wind down another great year, we begin to take a look back at 2018.  After drilling down into our google analytics, we have compiled a list of the twenty most viewed PBR profiles in North Carolina.  Beginning on December 17th and ending on December 30th, we will dive into the profiles that garnered the most hits in 2018.

The player profiles in PBR’s vast database received well over 7.5 million hits in 2018.  Players from each region in North Carolina drove coaches, scouts, and fans to their PBR profile to learn more.  Today we take a look at No. 20 in the 2018 countdown of the most viewed profiles from North Carolina

 

No. 20 -  Chris Katz

A Wake Forest commit and ranked inside the top 5 of the just updated 2021 NC Class Rankings, Katz is a player to follow.  Ranked in the initial class of 2021 rankings, as well as the PBR Overall Class of 2021 Rankings drove views to his profile.  The biggest hits came shortly after his performance in August at the PBR Top Underclass Games.



Chris Katz

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Heritage
    State: NC
  • Summer Team: Team Elite
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 214lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(04/22/19)
80 - 83
FB
(04/22/19)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 83
Position
7.37
60-yard
(06/12/19)
1.90 - 2.01
Pop Time
80
C Velo
99
Exit Velo
(03/28/21)
Position
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.01
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
99
Position
60-yard
7.64
Pop Time
1.92 - 2
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.37
Pop Time
2.02 - 2.08
Position
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.07
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
7.69
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
87
Trackman - Hitting
99.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/28/21)
93.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/28/21)
236
Distance (avg)
(03/28/21)
377
Distance (max)
(03/28/21)
88
Hard Hit %
(03/28/21)
71
Sweet Spot %
(03/28/21)
35
Line Drive %
(03/28/21)
29.4
Fly Ball %
(03/28/21)
35
Ground Ball %
(03/28/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
99
Exit Velocity (avg)
93.5
Distance (avg)
236
Distance (max)
377
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.5
Hand Speed (max)
(03/28/21)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/28/21)
76.3
Bat Speed (max)
(03/28/21)
67.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/28/21)
19.6
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/28/21)
12.9
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/28/21)
70
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
76.3
Bat Speed (avg)
67.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

08.09.18
Wake Forest commit.  Strong frame with a thick lower half. Broad shoulders.  Stands 6-foot, 200 pounds.  Strength plays throughout his game.   Advanced defensively.  Easy setup and receive, presenting a consistent target.  Good bend in hips.  Quick actions on throws.  Rakes across his chest to a short arm swing and high-3/4 slot.  Quick feet, working to stay in his legs and creating a consistent line for his throws.  Good accuracy and carry.  Positional velocity of 80 mph out of the crouch.  Pop times ranged 1.90 – 2.01 in the workout.  Easy, direct process in blocking with a ‘want’ to be a catcher.  Right handed hitter is balanced using a slow leg kick to load his weight back.  Bat works from a vertical position to a tipped position on the leg kick.  Short stride and aggressive back side work to create extension with better than average bat speed.  Some uphill leverage in the swing.  Good feel for the barrel.  Exit velocity of 87 mph off the bat.  Carried the swing into game situations, showing barrel awareness and the ability to drive the baseball.  Turned in a 7.69 laser timed sixty.


Videos

(8/8/18)

Player News