Upperclass Top Prospect Games: Catcher Analysis

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The Upperclass Top Prospect Games featured some of the top prospects in�the 2022 and 2023 classes with a majority of�them�still Uncommitted. The event consisted of a Pro-Style Workout that included a Laser Timed 60 Yard Dash, Batting Practice tracked by Blast Motion and Trackman, Catcher Evaluations, Outfield Evaluations, Infield Evaluations with the Pitcher Evaluations�taking place during the Simulated Game on Day 2 of the event with�the help of TrackMan. The event was designed highlighted each players abilities using the most advanced technology in the game with complete player reports coming from all the information collected in the Driveline Player Report. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players received unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the TrackMan and Blast Connect apps as well as the players metrics snapshot uploaded directly to their PBR Player Profiles.

We continue our breakdown of the event with the Catcher Analysis with Scouting Reports unique to each player who attended the Upperclass Top Prospect Games.

catcher ANALYSIS

Alec Vincent C / OF / Palo Verde, NV / 2022

Body: 5-foot-10, 200 pounds.�
Defense: C - 1.91 Pop Time. Physical strength is used well behind the plate. Quality receiver with the ability to stick the pitch down in the zone. Some quickness in the feet with a shoulder high transfer on his throw downs. Projects to stay behind the plate at hte next level. OF - Athletic, controlled actions in his approach. Midsection exchange into a simple shuffle/throw. Corner OF type.
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph. OF - 84 mph. Compact arm cycle. Gets the ball out quickly.
Hit: RH. Spread, tall set up. Simple rock back load with hand rhythm timing. Minimal pick up/put down stride. Short to the ball with impressive hand speed. Some lift through the zone. Consistent barrels throughout his round. Flashes his present power to the pull side. Middle of the order type bat.
Power: 96.68 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 7.31 Laser Timed

Theodore Chartier C / 3B / Legacy, NV / 2023

Body: 5-foot-10, 190 pounds.�
Defense: C. Improved strength parallels improved receiving. Athletic set up with some quickness in his catch and throw. 1.98 Pop Time. IF. Corner IF type. Competent, simple actions. Foot speed limits lateral range. Presents glove well with feel for backhand play.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. IF - 76 mph.
Hit: RH. Square, athletic set up. Loads with medium, hanging leg kick. Some heaviness in foot strike. Some uphill in his bat path through the zone. Line drive producer with some power potential to the pull side.
Power: 90.50 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 7.48 Laser Timed

Caden Hunt C / OF / Coronado , NV / 2023

Body: 5-foot-10, 160 pounds.�
Defense: C. Improving actions. Strength in hands and forearms. Receiving is trending in the right direction. Quick catch and throw. 1.93 Pop Time. OF. Works to get himself on line to target. Casual approach to the ball. Chest high exchange. Relies on athleticism through fielding process.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. OF - 81 mph. Short, quick arm action.
Hit: LH. Tall, open set up. Simple stride back to square. Slight arm bar load. Uphill bat path through the zone. Some rotational features. Line drive producer when he stays through it. HIgh one handed finish. Power potential is turning into present power, especially to the pull side.
Power: 97.32 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 6.61 Laser Timed

Jared Layfield C / OF / Arbor View , NV / 2023

Body: 5-foot-9, 175 pounds.�
Defense: C. Improved receiving. Athleticism helps him with set up. Some flexibility. 2.01 Pop Time. Feet work to get him into position to block.� OF. Athletics through the ball.Confident routes. In rhythm to have consistent field to throw. Feet work to get him on line. Corner OF type.
Arm: RH. C - 73. OF - 77 mph
Hit: RH. Tall, open set up. Simple stride to square. Rotational type swing. Quickness in the hands. Some uphill through the zone with barrel awareness. Lived mostly middle, middle/pull.
Power: 89.05 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 7.05 Laser Timed

Derek Bain C / SS / The Meadows, NV / 2024

Body: 5-foot-7, 165 pounds.�
Defense: C. Physical backstop with present strength allowing him to handle velo, balls in the bottom of the zone. Presents quality target with improved receiving. 1.96 Pop Time. IF. Corner IF type. Quality first step. Tends to field the ball deep. Flashed some range. Relies on athleticism through fielding process.
Arm: RH. IF - 76 mph. C - 72 mph. Short arm cycle. Accurate.
Hit: LH. Tall, open set up. High, knee to knee leg kick. Weight shifts to front side with some heaviness at foot strike. Works when he gets down on time. Produced an electric BP round, left the yard multiple times to RF and RCF.
Power: 92.89 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 7.45 Laser Timed

Oliver Makanui C / 3B / Liberty, NV / 2023

Body: 5-foot-11, 145 pounds.�
Defense: C. Athletic actions behind the plate. Quick glove to hand. 2.01 Pop Time. Improved receiving with some additional strength in hands and forearms. Showed feel for blocking.
Arm: RH. 72 mph. Accurate with some carry.
Hit: RH. Squared, athletic set up. Hands start just below shoulder level. High, knee to knee load. Bat starts and stays on plane. Produced line drive filled round. Lived in the middle of the yard.
Power: 85.08 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 7.82 Laser Timed

Joey Randazzo C / OF / Bishop Gorman, NV / 2022

Body: 6-foot-0, 180 pounds.�
Defense: C. Additional physical strength has helped improve his receiving. Flexibility in his set up and strength in hands allows him to handle the pitches down in the zone.� 1.95 Pop Time.
Arm: RH. 72 mph. Short, quick arm cycle. Throws around the bag. Some carry.
Hit: LH. Balanced, squared set up. Compact stroke. Efficient to the ball with excellent barrel awareness. Showed his ability to drive the ball to fields. Flashed power potential, especially to the pull side. One of the top pure hitters in Nevada’s 2022 Class.
Power: 92.55 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 7.02 Laser Timed

CJ Martorano C / Palo Verde, NV / 2023

Body: 5-foot-7, 150 pounds.�
Defense: C. Athletic, clean actions behind the plate. Easy receiving. Some quickness in the glove to hand. Feet work well through 2.00 Pop Time. Some flexibility in his set up.
Arm: RH. 70 mph. Each throw around the bag. Some carry.
Hit: RH. Tall, open set up. Subtle pre pitch rhythm. Compact swing with some rotational features. Lived gap to gap. Line drive type.
Power: 86.22 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan.
Run: 7.48 Laser Timed



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