Maryland Freshmen Free Showcase: Catcher Analysis


Kyle Campbell & Jamie Naill Jr.
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Over 40 players from across the Old Line State, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and D.C., participated in this year's Freshman Free Showcase at the Maryland Sportsplex. Players were put through a pro-style workout and threw bullpens in front of our PBR Maryland staff with TrackMan and Blast on hand to capture additional data throughout the event. Below are evaluations on the eleven catchers at the event. 

 

OUTFIELDERS

(Listed Alphabetically)

Blair Baisden C / 3B / Arundel , MD / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 160 pounds. Lanky, athletic frame. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, mostly square stance at the plate. Smooth, exaggerated back load with some hand separation. Hands drop slightly before contact with a slightly uphill swing path. Short stride, keeping the weight back and staying behind the ball with some bat speed through the zone. Line drive tendencies to the whole field with a strong two-handed finish. 
Power: 75 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Throws with full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.20- 2.27. Replaces feet well, gaining some momentum towards the target with clean exchanges. Throws showed accuracy and some carry to the bag. 
Run: 7.59 60-Yard Time.


Jack Bieda C / SS / Mount St. Joseph, MD / 2024

Body: 5’5’’, 140 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, closed, more upright stance at the plate. Gets the foot down early with a smooth, rhythmic back load and some hand separation. Attacks the ball with some intent and a more level swing path. Hands stay inside the ball well with a solid middle line drive approach. 
Power: 75 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. Throws with longer arm action from an over the top slot.
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.14 - 2.37. Replaces feet well with quick exchanges and clean actions. Throws showed accuracy and some carry to the bag. 
Run: 8.06 60-Yard Time.


Tommy Dietrich C / SS / DeMatha Catholic , MD / 2024

Body: 5’9’’, 140 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly closed stance at the plate. Smooth, quick back load with minimal hand separation and a slight leg kick stride. Some hand speed through the zone with solid feel for the barrel. Stays behind the ball well with solid balance throughout and some lower half involvement. Level bath path with some extension through contact and a smooth middle to pull side line drive approach. 
Power: 82 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.00 - 2.22. Creates really nice momentum and replaces feet well behind the dish with quick, clean actions. Exchanges are smooth and quick with accurate throws to the bag. 
Run: 8.00 60-Yard Time.


Drew Emrich C / 3B / Spalding, MD / 2025

Body: 5’9’’, 145 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, square, slightly crouched stance at the plate. Hands start high above the head a drop to the hitting zone before contact. Solid hand separation with a smooth back load and some bat speed through contact. Slightly uphill swing path and attacks the ball with intent with some lower half involvement. Hands stay inside the ball well, producing hard contact to the middle of the field and a strong two handed finish. 
Power: 81 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Some pull side power with more to come as the body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph. Throws with full arm circle from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.16 - 2.40. Replaces feet well with quick, clean exchanges and some momentum towards the target. Throws were accurate to the bag. 
Run: 8.04 60-Yard Time.


Ben Flood C / 3B / Heights, MD / 2024

Body: 5’7’’, 180 pounds. Solid body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a tall, square stance at the plate. Quick in to out stride with a smooth, rhythmic back load and some hand separation. Slightly uphill swing path and stays behind the ball well with solid balance throughout. Some barrel control with solid extension through the zone, consistently peppering line drives into the gaps and alleys. Strong two-handed finish.  
Power: 82 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Some gap to gap pop is present with more projected as the body gets stronger.  
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. Throws with short arm action from an over the top slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.39 - 2.65. Replaces feet quickly with smooth, clean exchanges and some momentum towards the target. Throws showed some accuracy. 
Run: 8.35 60-Yard Time.


Jordan Lybarger C / OF / Delmar, MD / 2024

Body: 5’6’’, 160 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly closed stance at the plate. Smooth, rhythmic back load and a slight toe-tap with some quick twitch actions. Stays behind the ball well with a slightly uphill swing path and quick recoil past contact. Middle to pull side line drive approach. 
Power: 80 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 59 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a mid to high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.40 - 2.64. Replaces feet well and gains some momentum towards the target. Exchanges were clean with throws that showed some accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 8.24 60-Yard Time.


Jack McNally C / RHP / Archbishop Spalding, MD / 2025

Body: 5’9’’,145 pounds. Athletic, wiry body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, slightly open stance at the plate. Smooth, rhythmic back load with really nice hand separation and a shorter stride. Hands are direct to contact with a more level swing path, creating solid extension through the zone. Keeps his hands inside the ball well, keeping his hands inside with some barrel control and a smooth gap-to-gap line drive approach. 
Power: 82 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Some pull side pop with more projected as he continues to add strength to the frame. 
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot.  
Defense: Pop times ranged 1.94 -2.15. Replaces feet well with really nice momentum towards the target. Quick, active feet with clean exchanges and accurate throws to the bag. 
Run: 7.95 60-Yard Time.


Isaac Terhune C / OF / Cape Henlopen, DE / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 150 pounds. Lanky, athletic body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, open, upright stance at the plate. Smooth back load with some hand separation and a direct path to contact. Attacks the ball with intent, keeping his hands inside the ball well with a strong middle of the field line drive approach. Generates solid extension past contact with a one handed finish. 
Power: 85 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. Some pop to the middle of the field with more projected as his body continues to fill out. 
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.21 - 2.35. Quick, active actions behind the dish and replaces feet well. Clean exchanges with accurate throws to the bag. 
Run: 7.59 60-Yard Time.


Nicholas Torres C / 1B / Damascus, MD / 2024

Body: 6’0’’, 210 pounds. Big, solid body type. 
Hit: RHH. Hits from a tall, slightly open stance at the plate. Elongated stride with a slight leg kick into a smooth back load and some hand separation. Stays behind the ball well with a more level swing path and some lower half involvement. Creates solid extension past contact with a solid middle of the field line drive approach. 
Power: 80 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 60 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a mid to high three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.40 - 2.64. Replaces feet well and gains some momentum on throws to the bag. Exchanges were clean and throws showed some accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 8.24 60-Yard Time.


Ryland Weaver C / 3B / Weaver Academy, MD / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 155 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a tall, balanced, square stance at the plate. Some hand rhythm with a smooth back load and solid hand separation. Hands drop slightly before contact with an uphill swing path and stays behind the ball well. Generates solid extension past contact with a smooth middle of the field line drive approach. 
Power: 77 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 59 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a low three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.28 - 2.56. Replaces feet well with clean exchanges and throws that showed accuracy to the bag. 
Run: 9.00 60-Yard Time.


Quinn Wells C / OF / Mount St. Joseph, MD / 2024

Body: 5’10’’, 155 pounds. Athletic body type.
Hit: RHH. Hits from a balanced, wide, upright stance at the plate. Hands are pre-set low with a smooth back load and solid separation. Hands stay inside the ball well with a level swing path and a middle of the field line drive approach. 
Power: 72 mph exit velocity during BP per TrackMan. 
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph. Throws with shorter arm action from a low three-quarter slot. 
Defense: Pop times ranged 2.26 - 2.39. Replaces feet well and gains some ground on throws to the bag. Exchanges were clean and throws showed some accuracy.  
Run: 7.68 60-Yard Time.

 

 

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