Colin Barczi
Colin Barczi
Colin Barczi
Colin Barczi

CLASS OF 2023

C

Colin
Barczi

Naperville Central (HS) • IL
6-2 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Cangelosi Sparks Black

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8/03/21

Verbally committed to Vanderbilt.

4/22/21

6-foot-2, 200-pound, broad-shouldered, athletic, strong build, right-handed hitting catcher. One of the top uncommitted prospects in the 2023 Illinois’ class. Features well above-average tools across the board; 6.69 60 (plus run time for his position), 83 mph from the crouch and 104 mph exit velocity. Creates plus bat speed for his age and has some of the best jump off the barrel in the state, regardless of the class. Smoked an RBI backspin line-drive double in the first inning that did not get more than 10 feet off the ground and rolled all the way to the right-center field wall; 4.54 on the turn. Unorthodox setup but gets his hands and body in a good position to hit during his load. Loose, athletic strong hands and stays inside the baseball extremely well. Has shown well above-average power to all fields in the past. High-level right-handed bat. Defensively, continues to make improvements behind the plate. Sure hands, works to present pitches on the corners of the plate. Clean and easy out of the crouch and arm flashes plus. Pop times of 2.01, 2.06 and 2.08 in between innings. Also, showed instincts throwing behind a runner who had rounded second base too far; quick release and strong throw right on the bag for the putout. High-level 2023 prospect.

3/27/21

Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall, narrow setup, slightly open, smooth load, toe-tap trigger. Aggressive, strong swing, advanced bat speed with an average of 75.1 MPH (led the event), intent to do damage on every swing, consistent contact on barrel, gap-to-gap approach with line drives.
Power: 103.59 max exit velocity, averaged 92.65 mph. 320’ max distance. Best max exit velocity during BP at event.
Arm: RH. C - 83 mph. Short arm action, high 3/4 arm slot, throws carry.
Defense: 2.00-2.11 pop times. Sticks pitches while receiving, soft hands, clean exchanges, quick feet, advanced block.
Run: 6.69 runner in the 60. Advanced runner.

2/15/21

Positional Profile: C/OF; One of the top uncommitted prospects in the state's 2023 class.
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Proportionally strong frame with upside levers attached.
Hit: RHH. Starts tall in the box with a narrow base, bat starts over the center of body and loads back into a slight coil, long stride, controlled balance through contact. Explosive hands with natural quick-whip bat speed and strength; averaged 77.45 mph of bat speed per Blast Motion. Bat stays short through the zone with advanced feel to lift, hands work inside the baseball, loose and easy gap-to-gap power, consistent hard contact on the barrel.
Power: 100.8 max exit velocity, averaged 87.19 mph. 358’ max distance. Boasts well above-average raw power for age, primarily to the pull-side. Upside levers and frame suggest room for more, too.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. Arm plays with some length on the back side, finishes from an over-the-top slot. Advanced arm strength for age, throws flashed carry to the bag.
Defense: 2.00-2.05 pop times. Athletic stance, quick pop from the crouch at gather, clean hand transfer to release, square blocker.
Run: 6.75 runner in the 60. Above-average runner for size and age; fluid strides. 

10/25/20

Positional Profile: C/OF. A high-follow prospect in the Illinois' 2023 class.
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Lanky, high-waisted frame. Projects to add strength as he matures.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup, bat starts vertical, hands coil into a bat tip load, long stride to footstrike, controlled through contact.  Loose athletic hands with bat speed, uphill bat path with natural lift through contact, fluid gap-to-gap power. Easy juice off the barrel and consistently makes hard contact, average exit speed of 88.30 mph. Max distance of 335 feet with a max exit speed of 95.31 in BP, per TrackMan.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee.
Arm: RH. C - 78 mph. Short and loose arm action, comes out of a high 3/4 window.
Defense: 2.05-2.16 pop times. Athletic lower half, flexible hips, starts tall some from the crouch, clean hand transfer to release, adept blocker.
Run: 6.91 runner in the 60. 

10/03/20

6-foot-1, 185-pound, right-handed hitting catcher; Strong, athletic, well-proportioned frame. Took quality at-bats throughout the weekend, looks to do damage with every swing, hunts the fastball, creates leverage to the pull-side. Present bat speed and bat strength. Narrow setup, long stride, hands separate and get into a strong hitting position. Middle-of-the-order potential. Defensively, has the tools to stick behind the plate moving forward. Flexibility in hips, soft hands, presents pitches well and willing blocker. Above-average arm strength for his age, plays accurate out of the crouch; 2.13 pop time in between innings.
Stats: 3-for-7, 3 BB.

9/13/20

Physical, 6-foot, 180-pound frame with natural, defined strength throughout that still projects to carry more. Barczi took quality at-bats throughout the weekend showcasing strength through the zone with quick hands and gap-to-gap power. Also did a quality job behind the plate, and profiles well there as a potential middle-of-the-order bat at the next level.

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