Oklahoma Winter Open I.D.: Catcher Analysis




Andy Urban

Oklahoma Scouting Director
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On December 18th, Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma held its second event, the Oklahoma Winter Open I.D., in Yukon Oklahoma. Over 40 players from around the state from every high school class attended the event while college coaches and a pro scout took note.

Player profiles have been updated with profile pictures, stats, and videos. In days to come, we will break down the event position-by-position. Today, we will take an in-depth look at the two very talented catchers at the event. Click on the player’s name to see their full profile.

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Catchers

Carson Kropp, Owasso HS (2018)
A 6-foot-2 , 215-pound muscular, lean, athletic frame. Offensively, right-handed hitter, middle-pull approach, mostly flat. Wide athletic stance, some rhythm, short, slightly closed stride, late heal plant, late arm bar, strong hands, aggressive swings, 84 mph exit velo. Defensively, good receiver, consistent feet and exchange,  over the top arm action, 76 mph to second, 1.93-2.01 showcase pops, flashed some accuracy. Ran a 4.51 home-to-first. 

Nollan Koon, Yukon HS (2019)
A 5-foot-9, 165-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, left-handed hitter, middle opposite field approach, some lift. Hits from a wide, back leg heavy stance with a slight squat. Uses a knee-knock leg kick to start the swing, hands drop and pull in to be short to the ball, some bat whip and speed. Defensively, an excellent exchange, soft hands, good feet, narrow stance, some bounce when blocking. Short arm action, good carry, 71 mph, 1.95-2.05 showcase pops, some accuracy.

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