Inside the VA/DC 2023 Rankings: Top Catchers


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Charlie Brinkman

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Pro 5 Academy VA
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves Platinum 17U
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.88
60-yard
(06/21/22)
1.92 - 2.06
Pop Time
(06/21/22)
90
OF Velo
(02/13/21)
81
C Velo
(06/21/22)
94
Exit Velo
(06/21/22)
4.34
H-1st
(03/07/20)
Position
60-yard
7.06
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.01
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.1
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.19
Position
60-yard
6.95
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.01
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
91
Position
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.07
C Velo
78
Position
60-yard
6.88
Pop Time
1.92 - 2.06
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
94
Position
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.07
OF Velo
90
C Velo
74
Position
Pop Time
2.02 - 2.09
C Velo
70
H-1st
4.34
Exit Velo
80
Position
Pop Time
2.09 - 2.21
H-1st
4.53
Exit Velo
75
Trackman - Hitting
94.4
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/21/22)
87.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/26/22)
266
Distance (avg)
(06/21/22)
350
Distance (max)
(06/21/22)
40
Hard Hit %
(06/21/22)
75
Sweet Spot %
(10/26/22)
40
Line Drive %
(06/21/22)
50.0
Fly Ball %
(08/13/22)
38
Ground Ball %
(10/26/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.6
Distance (avg)
216
Distance (max)
322
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
81
Distance (avg)
251
Distance (max)
335
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.7
Distance (avg)
190
Distance (max)
309
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.2
Distance (avg)
266
Distance (max)
350
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.0
Hand Speed (max)
(06/21/22)
22.4
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/21/22)
75.4
Bat Speed (max)
(08/13/22)
70.9
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/27/22)
13.0
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/13/22)
10.4
Rot. Acc (avg)
(06/21/22)
58
On Plane Eff (avg)
(08/13/22)
77
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(08/13/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.7
Hand Speed (avg)
20.3
Bat Speed (max)
67
Bat Speed (avg)
65.5
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
19.7
Bat Speed (max)
75.4
Bat Speed (avg)
65.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
20.2
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
70.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
22.4
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
70.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
76.59
Edge Score
(07/27/22)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
76.59

Swift

Swift
1.68
10-yd
(07/27/22)
3.85
30-yd
(07/27/22)
6.88
60-yd
(07/27/22)
20.3
Run speed (max)
(08/13/22)
8.7
Run Speed (avg)
(07/27/22)
2.68
RSi (max)
(07/27/22)
1.77
RSi (avg)
(07/27/22)
1709
Jump Power (max)
(07/27/22)
29.8
Jump Height (max)
(07/27/22)
29.8
Jump Height (avg)
(07/27/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.78
30-yd
4
60-yd
7.06
Run speed (max)
20.1
Swift
10-yd
1.75
30-yd
3.93
60-yd
6.95
Run speed (max)
20.3
Run Speed (avg)
8.6
Swift
10-yd
1.68
30-yd
3.85
60-yd
6.88
Run speed (max)
20.2
Run Speed (avg)
8.7
RSi (max)
2.68
RSi (avg)
1.77
Jump Power (max)
1709
Jump Height (max)
29.8
Jump Height (avg)
29.8



 



Micah Canterbury

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Buffalo Gap
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: 5 Star National Mid Atlantic
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 0lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(02/13/22)
86 - 88
FB
(02/13/22)
72 - 75
CB
(07/13/22)
76 - 79
CH
(02/13/22)
79 - 81
SL
(07/13/22)
78 - 80
CT
(06/29/22)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
83 - 88
CB
72 - 75
SL
79 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
72 - 72
CH
79 - 79
CT
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
86 - 88
CH
76 - 79
SL
76 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
78 - 82
CB
64 - 68
Position
7.97
60-yard
(03/13/21)
1.96 - 2.04
Pop Time
(02/13/22)
81
C Velo
(02/13/22)
99
Exit Velo
(02/13/22)
4.37
H-1st
(02/13/22)
Position
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.04
C Velo
81
H-1st
4.37
Exit Velo
99
Position
60-yard
7.97
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.11
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
8.42
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.18
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
8.45
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.13
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
84
Position
Pop Time
2.02 - 2.17
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
85
H-1st
5.1
Position
60-yard
8.56
Pop Time
2.25 - 2.3
C Velo
70
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Fastball
88.4
Velocity (max)
(02/13/22)
85.6 - 87.5
Velo Range
(02/13/22)
86.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/22)
2127
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/22)
1919
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/22)
18.2
IVB (max)
(02/13/22)
14.3
IVB (avg)
(02/13/22)
16.1
HM (max)
(02/13/22)
9.9
HM (avg)
(02/13/22)
6.6
Extension (avg)
(02/13/22)
5.6
Release Ht (avg)
(02/13/22)
24
Spin Score (max)
(02/13/22)
10
Zone %
(02/13/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
88.4
Velo Range
85.6 - 87.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
86.5
Spin Rate (max)
2127
Spin Rate (avg)
1919
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
79.8
Velocity (max)
(02/13/22)
75.9 - 79.2
Velo Range
(02/13/22)
77.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/22)
2376
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/22)
2261
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/22)
4.5
IVB (max)
(02/13/22)
10.5
IVB (avg)
(02/13/22)
-6.2
HM (max)
(02/13/22)
-2.1
HM (avg)
(02/13/22)
6.3
Extension (avg)
(02/13/22)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(02/13/22)
29
Spin Score (max)
(02/13/22)
25
Zone %
(02/13/22)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
79.8
Velo Range
75.9 - 79.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
77.2
Spin Rate (max)
2376
Spin Rate (avg)
2261
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.7
Velocity (max)
(02/13/22)
75.6 - 78.5
Velo Range
(02/13/22)
75.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(02/13/22)
1455
Spin Rate (max)
(02/13/22)
1438
Spin Rate (avg)
(02/13/22)
17.7
IVB (max)
(02/13/22)
14.8
IVB (avg)
(02/13/22)
13.2
HM (max)
(02/13/22)
9.5
HM (avg)
(02/13/22)
6.5
Extension (avg)
(02/13/22)
5.4
Release Ht (avg)
(02/13/22)
18
Spin Score (max)
(02/13/22)
50
Zone %
(02/13/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.7
Velo Range
75.6 - 78.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.4
Spin Rate (max)
1455
Spin Rate (avg)
1438
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
99.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/13/22)
89.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/13/22)
263
Distance (avg)
(03/13/21)
344
Distance (max)
(03/13/21)
75
Hard Hit %
(02/13/22)
73
Sweet Spot %
(03/13/21)
64
Line Drive %
(03/13/21)
66.7
Fly Ball %
(07/14/20)
25
Ground Ball %
(06/23/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
99.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.6
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
332
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.7
Distance (avg)
263
Distance (max)
344
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.8
Distance (avg)
260
Distance (max)
328
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.4
Distance (avg)
215
Distance (max)
288
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.3
Hand Speed (max)
(02/13/22)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/13/22)
76.6
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
74.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
16.8
Rot. Acc (max)
(02/13/22)
12.5
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/13/21)
73
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/23/20)
72
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(02/13/22)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.3
Hand Speed (avg)
23.9
Bat Speed (max)
75.6
Bat Speed (avg)
72.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
21.1
Bat Speed (max)
76.6
Bat Speed (avg)
74.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23
Hand Speed (avg)
21.5
Bat Speed (max)
66
Bat Speed (avg)
63.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22
Bat Speed (max)
69.9
Bat Speed (avg)
64.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)



 



Henry Ford

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Baylor School
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Stars Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(03/14/22)
84 - 88
FB
(03/14/22)
71 - 73
CB
(03/14/22)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 88
CB
71 - 73




Jackson Oates

Class of 2023 / UTILITY

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: UTILITY
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Colonial Heights
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: RISE 2023
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.83
60-yard
(08/03/19)
2.17 - 2.35
Pop Time
(08/03/19)
72
INF Velo
(03/03/19)
69
C Velo
(08/03/19)
83
Exit Velo
(08/03/19)
4.62
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
INF Velo
70
H-1st
4.62
Exit Velo
70
Position
60-yard
7.83
Pop Time
2.17 - 2.35
C Velo
69
Exit Velo
83
Position
Pop Time
2.26 - 2.27
INF Velo
72
C Velo
68
Exit Velo
76




Conner Spears

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Thomas Dale
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Rise 2023
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(08/10/22)
80 - 86
FB
(07/20/22)
70 - 73
CB
(07/20/22)
76 - 77
CH
(08/10/22)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
70 - 72
CH
76 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
80 - 86
CB
70 - 73
Position
7.13
60-yard
(08/10/22)
2.00 - 2.09
Pop Time
(03/13/21)
83
INF Velo
(02/13/22)
79
C Velo
(03/13/21)
94
Exit Velo
(03/13/21)
4.14
H-1st
(02/13/22)
Position
60-yard
7.35
Pop Time
2 - 2.09
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.7
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.25
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
78
Position
60-yard
7.65
Pop Time
2.09 - 2.2
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
74
Position
Pop Time
2.2 - 2.28
INF Velo
81
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
76
Trackman - Fastball
87.1
Velocity (max)
(08/10/22)
82.9 - 86.3
Velo Range
(08/10/22)
83.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/10/22)
1943
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/22)
1731
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/10/22)
18.5
IVB (max)
(08/10/22)
15.3
IVB (avg)
(08/10/22)
11.5
HM (max)
(08/10/22)
9.3
HM (avg)
(08/10/22)
6.1
Extension (avg)
(08/10/22)
5.1
Release Ht (avg)
(08/10/22)
23
Spin Score (max)
(08/10/22)
36
Zone %
(08/10/22)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.1
Velo Range
82.9 - 86.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.6
Spin Rate (max)
1943
Spin Rate (avg)
1731
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.9
Velocity (max)
(08/10/22)
69.6 - 71.9
Velo Range
(08/10/22)
70.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(08/10/22)
1958
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/22)
1859
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/10/22)
-4.3
IVB (avg)
(08/10/22)
-13.8
HM (max)
(08/10/22)
-13.8
HM (avg)
(08/10/22)
5.7
Extension (avg)
(08/10/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(08/10/22)
27
Spin Score (max)
(08/10/22)
100
Zone %
(08/10/22)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71.9
Velo Range
69.6 - 71.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.1
Spin Rate (max)
1958
Spin Rate (avg)
1859
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.4
Velocity (max)
(08/10/22)
1564
Spin Rate (max)
(08/10/22)
1564
Spin Rate (avg)
(08/10/22)
6.2
Extension (avg)
(08/10/22)
4.9
Release Ht (avg)
(08/10/22)
20
Spin Score (max)
(08/10/22)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.4
Spin Rate (max)
1564
Spin Rate (avg)
1564
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
94.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
84.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/13/22)
253
Distance (avg)
(02/13/22)
362
Distance (max)
(02/13/22)
38
Hard Hit %
(02/13/22)
57
Sweet Spot %
(08/10/22)
43
Line Drive %
(08/10/22)
69.2
Fly Ball %
(02/13/22)
29
Ground Ball %
(08/10/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.8
Distance (avg)
207
Distance (max)
333
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.5
Distance (avg)
253
Distance (max)
362
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.5
Distance (avg)
231
Distance (max)
335
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.6
Hand Speed (max)
(08/10/22)
21.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/10/22)
77.3
Bat Speed (max)
(02/13/22)
74.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/13/22)
12.1
Rot. Acc (max)
(03/13/21)
8.4
Rot. Acc (avg)
(03/13/21)
49
On Plane Eff (avg)
(03/13/21)
68
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(03/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.6
Hand Speed (avg)
21.1
Bat Speed (max)
72.2
Bat Speed (avg)
69.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.3
Hand Speed (avg)
20.8
Bat Speed (max)
77.3
Bat Speed (avg)
74.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.1
Bat Speed (max)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
69.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Swift

Swift
1.76
10-yd
(08/10/22)
4.01
30-yd
(08/10/22)
7.13
60-yd
(08/10/22)
19.6
Run speed (max)
(08/10/22)
8.4
Run Speed (avg)
(08/10/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.76
30-yd
4.01
60-yd
7.13
Run speed (max)
19.6
Run Speed (avg)
8.4