OK Preseason All-State: 2019 Catcher Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the second annual OK Preseason All-State Showcase this past Sunday at the World Baseball Outreach indoor facility in Tulsa, OK. This invite only event featured 90 of the top players from every class in Oklahoma. Each player participated in a pro style showcase to show their skills and record measurables in front of multiple colleges along with the PBR staff.

This was easily the most talent packed event in PBR OK history with 16 players posting 90+ exit velo, 16 players that were 85+ on the mound, 10 sub 7.00 60s, 9 catchers under 2.0, a 90 across the INF, and a 100 from the OF. 

In the coming weeks, PBR OK will write an in-depth scouting report on each player at the event grouped by position and age. Today, we look at the catchers from the 2019 class. Though many of them are talented two-way players, they will be cover here only as position plays with pitching analysis found here

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2019 Catcher analysis

Jordan Coffey C / 1B / Deer Creek, OK / 2019

 A durable 6-foot-1, 220-pound frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, athletic, and slightly narrow set-up with rhythm in his hands. Usea small coiling load with a moderate stride before launching his hands on a slightly uphill path with bat speed and hand strength. In BP, shows a pull approach with occasional lift and consistent bat speed, some barrels, high-end pop, 94 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.31 60. Defensively, shows consistent improvement. Traces the path of the ball when receiving, keeps his shoulders and hips still while showing some flexibility in his hips. Shows advanced blocking with quick lateral movement and deadens the ball effectively. Posted 2.01-2.05 showcase pop times with some accuracy from a short arm action and over the top slot , 76 mph. 

Nollan Koon C / 1B / Yukon , OK / 2019

A durable 5-foot-9, 165-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from slightly wide, balanced, quiet and athletic set-up. Uses a smooth load and short stride before launching his hands on a slightly uphill and short path with a high finish and good extension, hitting against his front side and creating advanced bat speed. In BP, shows an all fields approach with occasional lift, all barrels with surprising pop, 91 exit velo. Runs well for a catcher, 7.11 60. Defensively, receives with very little extra movement and shows some strength in his hands and flexibility in his hips. Blocks well, keeping the ball in front, getting down quickly. Posts 1.99-2.19 showcase pop times, stats in his crouch until he receives the ball then shows quick exchanges with consistent and short footwork, throws from a short and over the top slot, 75 mph with some accuracy. 

Trevor Martin C / OF / Owasso, OK / 2019

A durable, 5-foot-10, 200-pound frame with strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open, wide, and slightly knock-kneed set-up with rhythm throughout. Uses a big and smooth load with a slight reverse toe tap followed by a moderate stride. Hand pull through on a flat path with excellent extension. In BP, shows an all fields approach with consistent lift, shows strength, some barrels, 87 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.53 60. Defensively, receives from a strong and wide base with flexibility, hands are strong and soft, advanced blocker. Throws with a short and quick arm action from an over the top slot with good carry and some accuracy, 2.02-2.10 pops at this event, though we have seen him down in the low 1.9s, 71 mph. 

Payton Miller C / RHP / Yukon, OK / 2019

A 6-foot-2, 225-pound frame with strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a quiet, open, and athletic set-up. Uses a moderate reverse toe-tap stride before launching his hands on a slightly uphill path to contact with a high finish, bat speed, and strength. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with occasional lift, mostly barrels, 88 mph exit velo. Runs an 8.25 60. Defensively, is an elite receiver from a strong and steady base with no extra movement and strong and soft hands always beating the ball to the spot. Blocks from a wider and high set-up. Showcase pop times of 1.90-1.98 though we have seen him as low as 1.84. Shows elite level exchanges with quickness and consistency followed by a short arm stoke that comes through an over the top slot with arm strength and accuracy, 79 mph.  

Logan Rutledge C / SS / Kingfisher, OK / 2019

A lean 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a narrow and upright set-up with slight rhythm in his hands. Uses a small coiling load with a long stride and arm bar before launching his hands on a flat path through extension. In BP, shows a middle of the field approach with consistent lift, mostly barrels, advanced bat speed, 92 mph exit velocity. Runs a 7.39 60. Defensively, receives from a very narrow base showing excellent hands and very little extra movement. Uses quick and precise footwork along with quick and sure handed exchanges to produce showcase pop times  1.92-1.96, and has been down to 1.85. Throws from a over the top slot with a short quick and loose arm action with elite accuracy, the only catcher to put every throw on the bag, 77 mph. 

Parker Rowland C / RHP / Bishop Kelley, OK / 2019

A 6-foot-3, 210-pound proportional frame with some strength. Offensively, Rowland is a capable switch-hitter with very similar swings from both sides. Bats from a leg heavy set-up with some rhythm throughout. Uses a small hanging leg kick and short stride before launching his hands on a short path to the ball with bat speed and good extension. In BP, from the left-side, shows an all fields approach with some lift flashing big pop, mostly barrels, 92 mph exit velo. From the right-side, shows a middle to opposite field flat approach with almost all barrels, 91 mph exit velo. Runs an 8.12. Defensively,  is an advanced receiver with no extra movement and strong and soft hands, above average blocker. Posted 1.92-1.99 pop times showing high-end arm strength from a short slot and over the top slot with carry, his best throws and times coming from his knees, 75 mph with accuracy. 

Dalton Smith C / OF / Norman North, OK / 2019

A proportional 5-foot-11, 185-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an open and athletic stance with rhythm throughout. Uses a rocking load load followed by a short stride before getting good leg drive and launching his hands on a short path to contact with a high finish and good extension. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field line drive approach with occasional lift, mostly barrels, 86 mph exit velo. Runs well for a catcher, running a 7.10 60 at this event and has been reported lower. Defensively, give a low target and catches with soft hands, very little sway. An advanced blocker showing good flexibility and deadening the baseball in front. Comes out of the crouch low with quick footwork and clean exchanges, throwing from an short arm action and over the top slot, 1.96-2.24 pop times, some accuracy, 73 mph. 

Chance Westervelt C / OF / Westmoore, OK / 2019

A 5-foot-11, 211-pound frame packed with strength. The right-handed hitter bats from a simple even and balanced set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a small rocking load with short leg kick before launching his hands on an efficient path to the ball with elite bat speed and hand strength. In BP, shows a pull and flat approach with high-end pop, almost all barrels, 96 mph exit velo. Runs well for a catcher 7.02. Defensively, well above average receiver with strong and sure hands and very little extra movement. Blocks well and deadens most balls in front with good lateral movement. Posts showcase pop times of 1.95-2.01 with some accuracy throwing from an over the top slot with a short arm stroke and arm speed, 79 mph. 

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