Luke Fitzgerald
Luke Fitzgerald
Luke Fitzgerald

CLASS OF 2019

C

Luke
Fitzgerald

Creighton
Oak Park-River Forest (HS) • IL
6-3 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Team Demarini

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2019 National

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Statistics

Position
7.49
60-yard
1.95 - 2.05
Pop Time
79
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.59
Pop Time
2.11 - 2.2
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
82

Comments

2.11.18 - Creighton commit. 6-foot-3, 185-pound catcher, lean proportional frame. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, smooth loading action, slight leg lift stride. Shows bat speed, uphill path, fluid rhythm, loose hands. 82 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm action is short and over the top, arm plays 79 mph out of the crouch. Pop times range 2.11-2.20, hands are soft . Ran the 60 at 7.59.
2017 Future Games (8.2.17) - 6-foot-2, 180-pound, physical, strong, durable, well-proportioned, right-handed hitting catcher. Defensively, advanced receiver, soft quiet hands, presents a low target, ability to stick pitches in the zone and gets underneath the pitch at the knees. Clean transfer, stays on-line and maintains body control. Highly accurate arm, carries at times and consistently on the bag, clocked at 77 mph from the crouch. Pop times ranged between 2.11-2.18. Offensively, open setup, leg-lift loading action and maintains balance throughout. Fluid rhythm, loose hands, slight lift in swing and finishes on backside. Pull approach and likes the ball up in the zone. Registered an 84 mph exit velocity from a tee. 7.49 runner in the 60, laser-timed.

4.24.17 - 6-foot-2, 180-pound catcher, athletic build with proportional strength and plenty of room for continued physical development. Currently ranked No. 16 in Illinois’ 2019 class, No. 210 overall. Highly advanced defensive catcher. Mature receiver with soft hands, sticks pitches extremely well, calm and confident overall demeanor. Moves well laterally, blocks and deadens balls in the dirt, clearly knows what he is doing back there. Highly accurate thrower, on the bag with everything, above-average carry with finish to the bag, pop times ranged 1.95-2.05 between innings. Not bashful to throw behind runners; back-picked a runner at first base in the fifth inning. Offensively, hits from a slightly open setup, calm, aggressive approach in the box. Has significantly quieted down his pre-pitch load; shows rhythm and timing, some length in swing, maintains balance throughout. Hitting in the four-hole for Oak Park. Generates loft in swing with loose, athletic hands. Lifted a double to left field and squared it up to deep center; finished 1-for-4 on day. Shows current strength with future power potential.

4.13.17 - Currently ranked No. 210 in the Overall 2019 Rankings. 6-foot-1, 180-pound, strong, athletically built catcher with plenty of room for continued physical development. Stands out defensively. Flexible behind the plate, quiet receiver with soft hands. Clean, athletic out of the crouch, stays on-line, loose arm and 2.12-2.18 in between innings. Offensively, has simplified swing as of late, minimal pre-pitch movement and loose hands throughout. Looks to control the barrel and spray approach. Finished the day 1-for-3 with a single. High level 2019 defensive catcher.

5.19.16 - Ranked No. 12 in the Illinois 2019 class. 6-foot-2, 170-pound, physically advanced, projectable, right-handed hitting catcher. High ceiling defensively with advanced receiving abilities currently. Quiet behind the plate, soft hands, above-average blocker and presents pitches well. Smooth out of the crouch, longer transfer; long, loose arm action, accurate arm, some arm-side-run, pop times ranged between 2.18-2.26. Offensively, tall, slightly leg-lift timing trigger. Looseness in swing and bat gets extension through the hitting zone. High follow in the 2019, one of the top catchers in the class.

1.17.16 - Projectable frame, 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher, athletic shape, longer torso. Long levers behind the plate, well above average catching actions, softer hands, longer exchange. Pop times ranged 2.26-2.32. Arm flashed carry, long and loose arm action, 76 mph out of the crouch. Right-handed hitter, tall setup, smooth loading action, leg kick trigger. Easy bat speed, showed ability to back spin the baseball, repeats swing, gap to gap type. 81 mph exit velocity from the tee. 7.73 runner in the 60.
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