Inside the 2022 Rankings: Top 10 Catchers


John Nolan
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Ethan Anderson

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Frank W. Cox
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Tidewater Orioles
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Position
4.83
H-1st

 



Mason Balsis

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Patriot
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Stars Baseball
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.95
60-yard
1.90 - 1.97
Pop Time
(02/09/20)
78
C Velo
(02/09/20)
94
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
4.84
H-1st
(02/09/20)
Position
Pop Time
1.9 - 1.97
C Velo
78
H-1st
4.84
Exit Velo
94



 



Landon Bonneville

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: King's Fork
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Western Branch Thunder
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 213lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(03/06/21)
78 - 81
FB
(03/06/21)
66 - 71
CB
(03/06/21)
73 - 74
CH
(03/06/21)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
66 - 71
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
78 - 79
CB
63 - 64
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
65 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
68 - 70
CH
71 - 73
Position
7.59
60-yard
(02/22/20)
1.98 - 2.08
Pop Time
(03/06/21)
75
C Velo
(03/06/21)
92
Exit Velo
(03/06/21)
4.75
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.83
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.08
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
92
Position
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.28
C Velo
66
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
8.06
Pop Time
2.1 - 2.25
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
8.05
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.14
C Velo
71
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.59
Pop Time
2.03 - 2.05
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
86
Position
Pop Time
2 - 2.02
C Velo
74
H-1st
4.75
Exit Velo
80
Trackman - Fastball
80.70
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
78.38
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
1952
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
1872
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.7
Velo Range
78.26 - 80.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.38
Spin Rate (max)
1952
Spin Rate (avg)
1872
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.02
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
66.18
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
2157
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
2056
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.02
Velo Range
65.94 - 70.38
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.18
Spin Rate (max)
2157
Spin Rate (avg)
2056
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.12
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
71.01
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
1371
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
1360
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.12
Velo Range
73.02 - 73.12
Eff Velocity (avg)
71.01
Spin Rate (max)
1371
Spin Rate (avg)
1360
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
91.68
Exit Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
82.60
Exit Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
211
Distance (avg)
(03/06/21)
335
Distance (max)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
91.68
Exit Speed (avg)
82.6
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
335
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
86.29
Exit Speed (avg)
79.29
Distance (avg)
157
Distance (max)
242
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.80
Hand Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
22.31
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
74.40
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
72.77
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22.31
Bat Speed (max)
71
Bat Speed (avg)
65.89
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20.53
Bat Speed (max)
74.4
Bat Speed (avg)
72.77
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %





Clark Driscoll

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Clover Hill
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: RISE 2022
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(07/14/21)
87 - 89
FB
(07/14/21)
68 - 73
CB
(10/25/20)
76 - 77
CH
(03/13/21)
76 - 79
SL
(07/14/21)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 89
SL
76 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CH
76 - 77
SL
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CB
68 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
66 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 82
CB
59 - 66
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
63 - 68
Position
7.21
60-yard
(10/25/20)
1.90 - 1.97
Pop Time
(10/25/20)
84
INF Velo
(02/16/20)
79
C Velo
(02/16/20)
90
Exit Velo
(03/13/21)
4.08
H-1st
(10/20/19)
Position
60-yard
7.36
Pop Time
1.99 - 2.07
INF Velo
83
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
1.9 - 1.97
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.61
Pop Time
2 - 2.1
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.61
Pop Time
2 - 2.1
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
89
Position
Pop Time
1.91 - 2.05
INF Velo
84
C Velo
79
H-1st
4.2
Exit Velo
86
Position
Pop Time
1.91 - 2.06
INF Velo
82
C Velo
78
H-1st
4.08
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.62
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.15
INF Velo
81
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
75
Position
INF Velo
82
H-1st
4.17
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Fastball
86.68
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
83.11
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2332
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
2194
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.28
Velo Range
84.19 - 85.83
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.11
Spin Rate (max)
2332
Spin Rate (avg)
2194
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.68
Velo Range
83.89 - 85.86
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.34
Spin Rate (max)
2304
Spin Rate (avg)
2160
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.56
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
68.17
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2633
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2497
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.56
Velo Range
68.25 - 73.13
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.17
Spin Rate (max)
2633
Spin Rate (avg)
2497
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
72.66
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
69.04
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2779
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
2738
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.66
Velo Range
70.92 - 72.66
Eff Velocity (avg)
69.04
Spin Rate (max)
2779
Spin Rate (avg)
2738
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.91
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
74.60
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
1902
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
1807
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.91
Velo Range
76.51 - 76.89
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.6
Spin Rate (max)
1902
Spin Rate (avg)
1807
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
89.74
Exit Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
85.45
Exit Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
267
Distance (avg)
(03/13/21)
330
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
89.74
Exit Speed (avg)
85.45
Distance (avg)
267
Distance (max)
327
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
88.84
Exit Speed (avg)
80.75
Distance (avg)
197
Distance (max)
330
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.20
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
18.61
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
71.20
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
66.72
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
18.29
Bat Speed (max)
71.2
Bat Speed (avg)
66.72
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
18.61
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
66.13
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %




M. Tyler Gorbett

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Menchville
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: VA Venom
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(09/09/21)
84 - 86
FB
(09/09/21)
73 - 76
CB
(09/09/21)
69 - 71
CH
(02/22/20)
72 - 73
SL
(02/22/20)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
76 - 79
CB
67 - 69
CH
69 - 71
SL
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
74 - 76
SL
68 - 70
Position
7.19
60-yard
(06/18/19)
2.06 - 2.18
Pop Time
(02/22/20)
82
INF Velo
(02/22/20)
74
C Velo
(02/22/20)
81
Exit Velo
(02/22/20)
4.33
H-1st
(01/26/19)
Position
60-yard
7.39
Pop Time
2.06 - 2.18
INF Velo
82
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.19
Pop Time
2.22 - 2.27
INF Velo
76
C Velo
68
Exit Velo
80
Position
INF Velo
73
H-1st
4.33
Exit Velo
78




Collin Hughes

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cosby
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: RISE
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.53
60-yard
(10/25/20)
2.08 - 2.16
Pop Time
(10/25/20)
73
C Velo
(10/25/20)
92
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7.53
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.16
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.55
Pop Time
2.13 - 2.27
C Velo
69
Trackman - Hitting
92.08
Exit Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
79.77
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
228
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
333
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92.08
Exit Speed (avg)
79.77
Distance (avg)
228
Distance (max)
333
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
20.10
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
19.37
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
70.30
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
66.39
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
19.37
Bat Speed (max)
70.3
Bat Speed (avg)
66.39
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %



 



Michael Joyce

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Atlee
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(07/14/21)
87 - 92
FB
(07/14/21)
73 - 77
CB
(04/25/21)
78 - 80
CH
(07/14/21)
75 - 78
SL
(06/07/20)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
87 - 92
CB
74 - 77
CH
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
87 - 91
CB
73 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
69 - 72
SL
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
65 - 66
SL
69 - 71

 

 



Cannon Peebles

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Hanover
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes American 2022
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/07/20)
87 - 88
FB
(09/11/20)
73 - 75
CB
(09/11/20)
80 - 81
CH
(09/11/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
87 - 88
CB
73 - 75
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
73 - 74
CH
76 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
72 - 74
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 85
CB
68 - 70
CH
76 - 77
Position
6.94
60-yard
(03/20/21)
1.84 - 1.92
Pop Time
(03/20/21)
84
C Velo
(07/07/20)
95
Exit Velo
(03/20/21)
Position
60-yard
6.94
Pop Time
1.84 - 1.92
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.26
Pop Time
1.86 - 1.97
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.46
Pop Time
1.87 - 1.97
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
82
Trackman - Fastball
87.69
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
84.50
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2424
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2300
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.69
Velo Range
85.41 - 87.15
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.5
Spin Rate (max)
2424
Spin Rate (avg)
2300
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.17
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
70.74
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
1996
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1925
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.17
Velo Range
72.67 - 74.13
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.74
Spin Rate (max)
1996
Spin Rate (avg)
1925
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.68
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
75.39
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
1731
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1704
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.68
Velo Range
76.43 - 78.68
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.39
Spin Rate (max)
1731
Spin Rate (avg)
1704
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
95.20
Exit Speed (max)
(03/20/21)
87.81
Exit Speed (avg)
(07/07/20)
264
Distance (avg)
(07/07/20)
358
Distance (max)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
95.2
Exit Speed (avg)
85.11
Distance (avg)
216
Distance (max)
333
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
94.14
Exit Speed (avg)
87.81
Distance (avg)
264
Distance (max)
358
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
23.30
Hand Speed (max)
(03/20/21)
20.84
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/20/21)
75.10
Bat Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
66.72
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/20/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
20.84
Bat Speed (max)
71.1
Bat Speed (avg)
66.72
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
19.38
Bat Speed (max)
75.1
Bat Speed (avg)
65.98
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %





Bennett Shealor

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Blacksburg
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: US Elite 2022 National
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.08
60-yard
(07/07/20)
1.91 - 1.95
Pop Time
(08/07/19)
78
OF Velo
(07/07/20)
77
C Velo
(07/07/20)
92
Exit Velo
(07/07/20)
4.53
H-1st
(02/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.22
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.03
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.08
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.1
OF Velo
78
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
1.91 - 1.95
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
81
Position
Pop Time
2.22 - 2.28
C Velo
71
H-1st
4.53
Exit Velo
82
Trackman - Hitting
92.00
Exit Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
80.05
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/17/20)
251
Distance (avg)
(07/07/20)
337
Distance (max)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
90.16
Exit Speed (avg)
80.05
Distance (avg)
180
Distance (max)
328
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
92
Exit Speed (avg)
74.77
Distance (avg)
251
Distance (max)
337
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Blast - Hitting
21.50
Hand Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
19.02
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/07/20)
72.20
Bat Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
65.59
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/07/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
18.63
Bat Speed (max)
65.4
Bat Speed (avg)
64.28
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19.02
Bat Speed (max)
72.2
Bat Speed (avg)
65.59
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %



 



AJ Shepard

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
  • High School: Patriot
    State: VA
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
2.12 - 2.15
Pop Time
(03/19/19)
4.34
H-1st
(03/19/19)
Position
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.15