USG: Catcher Breakdown


John Nolan
Virginia Scouting Director & Managing Editor

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In early August, over 60 players from Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware took part in our sixth Unsigned Senior Games, this year at Randolph-Macon College. We begin our detailed breakdown of the event with the primary catchers:

 

***Players will be featured at their primary defensive positions***

 

Ben Adams C / RHP / Frank W. Cox, VA / 2022

Adams is 5-9 with an athletic 190 pound frame that has strength present in the lower half. He hits from the right side from a slightly open relaxed athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, with extension through the ball, showed a good approach working gap to gap, generates some loft and carry in the middle of the field, exit velocity was 83. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 73 and pop times 2.13-2.27.

Alex Biars C / 1B / Dematha Catholic , MD / 2022

Biars is 5-10 with an athletic 185 pound frame that has some strength present in the lower half. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, low stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, with some strength at contact, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, swing generates some carry and gap power is present, exit velocity was 90. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 71 and pop times 2.08-2.33.

Kayden Browne C / Caravel Academy (DE), MD / 2022

Browne is 5-10 with an athletic 183 pound frame that has strength present and some projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, uphill swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a good approach working primarily gap to gap, swing generates loft and gap power is present with some more to his pull side, exit velocity was 91. Behind the plate, quick clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, position velocity was 75 and pop times 1.99-2.09. Showed some accuracy on his throws. Ran a 7.30 60 yard dash.

 

Ryan Cowell C / 2B / Hanover, VA / 2022

Cowell has committed to Virginia Wesleyan and is 5-10 with a long lankier athletic 150 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, short smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a pull approach, swing generates loft and gap power to his pull side with the chance to add more as he gets stronger, exit velocity was 91. Behind the plate, quick clean exchange, throws from a lower three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, position velocity was 76 and pop times 1.99-2.08. Showed some accuracy on his throws. Ran a 7.49 60 yard dash.

 

Carson Herod C / 2B / Douglas Freeman, VA / 2022

Herod is 6-1 with a lanky athletic 170 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a balanced athletic stance, short stride on line, short smooth load back. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains good lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact, showed a good approach primarily using the whole field, swing generates some loft and power in the gaps with the chance to add more as he adds strength, exit velocity was 87. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 71 and pop times 2.11-2.27. Showed some accuracy on his throws.

 

Brendan James C / OF / Norfolk Christian , VA / 2022

James is 5-8 with a strong athletic 157 pound frame. He hits from the right side from an open relaxed athletic stance, strides on line, smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, goes straight to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact, showed a good approach primarily working gap to gap, shows some extra base power in the gaps, exit velocity was 82. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short quick arm action, position velocity was 78 and pop times 2.03-2.20. Showed some accuracy on his throws. Ran a 7.28 60 yard dash.

 

 

Tanner Muller C / SS / Sherando, VA / 2022

Muller is 5-10 with a lanky athletic 160 pound frame that has a lot of projection left to it. He hits from the right side from a wide balanced athletic stance, strides in place, short load back to a slight bar. Hips rotate and he maintains some lower half balance. Goes straight to the ball, level swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a pull approach some power present that waay, exit velocity was 86. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 71 and pop times 2.07-2.16. Showed versatility working out in the infield as well. Ran a 7.20 60 yard dash.

 

 

Cam Satterfield C / 1B / Chatham, VA / 2022

Satterfield is 6-1 with an athletic 185 pound frame that has some strength present and projection left to it. He hits from the left side from a taller balanced relaxed athletic stance, two tap stride on line, smooth load down and back to a slight bar. Hips rotate completely with some violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, some strength at contact with extension through the ball, showed a good approach primarily working gap to gap, easy power present in the gaps with a chance to add more to pull side, exit velocity was 92. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 74 and pop times 2.07-2.15. Showed some accuracy on his throws.

 

 

Spencer Sigmon C / OF / Hickory, VA / 2022

Sigmon is 6-0 with an athletic 180 pound frame that has strength present in the lower half. He hits from the right side from an open balanced athletic stance, low leg kick stride on line, loads back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely with violence and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, quick to the ball, slightly uphill swing path, strength at contact with some extension through the ball, showed a pull approach primarily with the ability to use the whole field, power present in the gaps and he generates some loft and carry to pull side, exit velocity was 92. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a low three-quarters arm slot, long arm action, position velocity was 74 and pop times 2.12-2.24. Showed some accuracy on his throws. Ran a 7.56 60 yard dash.

 

 

Colton Smith C / Gloucester , VA / 2022

Smith is 5-9 with a strong athletic 185 pound frame. He hits from the right side from a slightly open balanced athletic stance, strides on line, short smooth load back to a slight wrap. Hips rotate completely and he maintains some lower half balance. Hands stay inside, short and quick to the ball, uphill swing path, some extension through the ball, showed an inside out approach, using the whole field, some power present in the gaps and he generates some loft to pull side, exit velocity was 88. Behind the plate, clean exchange, throws from a high three-quarters arm slot, short arm action, position velocity was 74 and pop times 2.10-2.28. Showed some accuracy on his throws.