North TX Upperclass Games - Catcher Analysis


Tyler King
PBR Texas Scout

On July 20th, our PBR Texas Staff hosted the North TX Underclass Games, a much anticipated showcase and trials at Texas Christian University. The event featured prospects in the 2022-2023 classes. Today, we take a look at a breakdown of every catcher in attendance.

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Jonas Ledesma C / RHP / Theodore Roosevelt , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C/IF
Body: 5-foot-11, 170 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance slightly closed to stat, leg lift load trigger, slight barrel tilt swing trigger, level swing plane hitting line drives and ground balls in the middle of the field.
Power: 87.5 mph max exit velocity in BP, 84.4 mph average exit velocity, and 295 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. INF - 83 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws, quick release behind the plate. 
Defense: 2.07 pop time. Worked behind the plate and in the infield. Good footwork getting into fielding position fielding it out in front at times with a clean funnel to release on the infield. Quick footwork getting in line with 2nd base, clean funnel to release with a quick release. 
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60.

 

 

 

 

Blade Carver C / 3B / Denton Guyer, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, takes hands back slightly with barrel tilt to trigger swing, slight uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the pull-side gap.
Power: 92.30 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.5 mph average exit velocity, 349 feet max distance, 57% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. C - 83 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag at times with accurate throws.
Defense: 2.13 pop time. Good footwork getting in line to 2nd base consistently, clean funnel to release with good hands, flashes ability to stick the low pitch. 
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60.

 

 

Parker Stephens C / RHP / Highland Park, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, small toe tap and foot lift load trigger, takes hands back to trigger swing, level swing plane hitting mainly fly balls to the middle of the field.
Power: 82.30 mph max exit velocity in BP, 75.4 mph average exit velocity, and 292 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws at times.
Defense: 2.19 pop time. Good footwork getting in line with 2B at times, long funnel to release, quiet receiver at times. 
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Michael Smosna C / RHP / Lubbock Cooper , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-2, 175 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, foot lift load trigger, slight movement of the hands down to trigger swing, uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the pull-side gap and middle of the field.
Power: 88.20 mph max exit velocity in BP, 82.60 mph average exit velocity, and 289 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 82 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws at times. 
Defense: 2.01 pop time. Good footwork getting in line to 2B, quick funnel to release at times.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Robby Lopez C / 3B / Canyon, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-foot-11, 185 pounds.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, takes hands back slightly with barrel tilt to trigger swing, slight uphill swing plane hitting line drives and fly balls to the pull-side gap.
Power: 92.30 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.5 mph average exit velocity, and 349 feet max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 83 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag at times with accurate throws.
Defense: 2.13 pop time. Good footwork getting in line to 2nd base consistently, clean funnel to release with good hands, flashes ability to stick the low pitch. 
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60. 

 

 

 

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