2014 Class is Loaded with Top End Catchers



Of the top 23 players in the Class of 2014 rankings, seven are catchers. All have proven abilities and it should be interesting to see how they progress as a group over the next 18 months of their high school careers. Below we take a brief look at the group of catchers and their strengths.

Dylan Evert, ranked No. 9 in the Class of 2014
Evert currently has the strongest defensive abilities of the group. His pop times are consistently below 2.0 and at 5-foot-11, 190-pounds he has a frame that projects. The Bristol HS junior plays his summer and fall baseball with the Tri-State Arsenal.

Evert

Aaron Fritz, ranked No. 10 in the Class of 2014
Fritz is 5-foot-10, 190-pound catcher from Minersville HS. He plays his summer and fall baseball with the Evoshield Canes M-A. Fritz saw his stock rise dramatically after a solid performance as a member of Team Pennsylvania at the Midwest Future Games in August. He has the ability to play both corner infield positions as well.

Aaron Fritz

Nick Graham, ranked No. 16 in the Class of 2014
Graham is a 6-foot-1, 170-pound catcher from Chambersburg HS. Graham has added to his frame over the past year and will likely see additional gains in size. Graham plays his summer and fall baseball for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox.

Nick Graham

Drew Landis, ranked No. 17 in the Class of 2014
Landis is a 5-foot-9, 185-pound catcher from Red Lion HS. Landis played his summer baseball with Under Armour Franchise and is playing fall baseball with the Orioleanders.

Drew Landis

Tyler Walters, ranked No. 19 in the Class of 2014
Walters is the top offensive catcher in this class. He had a remarkable high school season for Saegertown HS batting .537 with eight homeruns and 41 RBI. Walters is playing his fall baseball with the Allegheny Pirates.

Walters

Ben Snyder, ranked No. 22 in the Class of 2014
Snyder is a 5-foot-10, 195-pound catcher from Red Land HS. He plays his summer and fall baseball for the Evoshield Canes M-A.

Ben Snyder

Deon Stafford Jr., ranked No. 23 in the Class of 2014
Stafford Jr. has been the biggest mover of the summer among catchers in this class. Stafford had a strong showing as a member of Team Pennsylvania at the Midwest Future Games. The athletic, 5-11, 200-pound catcher from Lower Dauphin runs a 7.00 60-yard dash. He is playing his fall baseball with the Mid-Atlantic Rookies.

Stafford Jr.

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