Stephen Katch
Stephen Katch
Stephen Katch
Stephen Katch
Stephen Katch
Stephen Katch

CLASS OF 2023

3B
C

Stephen
Katch

Hempfield (HS) • PA
6-0 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Cincinnati Spikes

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2023 National

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6/08/21

Stephen Katch: 3B/C, (2023) Hempfield, PA. 6-foot, 190-pound. Athletic during batting practice, the right-handed hitter had an exit velocity of 95 mph. Starts in an athletic open stance with a quick controlled load, then uses a leg kick. Has an upward swing plane, explosive bat speed and level finish. Through the round he found multiple barrels with some loud contact. Gap to gap approach. Solid showed his live arm in the infield with position velocities up to 87 mph; showed a fluid clean exchange, soft hands, and athletic feet. Out front fielding mechanics. While catching, he made throws to second at velocities up to 78 mph; had a natural exchange, athletic footwork, and soft hands. recorded pop times of 2.02-2.13. Staggered setup with some flexibility. In the 60-yard dash, his time was 7.19. 


2/27/21

Physically: 6’ 190lb 3B/RHP ran a 7.34 laser timed 60-yard dash. Strong build and overall size play well into his game.

Offensively: Aggressive movements and active hands allow his barrel and lower half to be on time. Drives the ball with power and explosiveness that comes from solid use of his lower half.

Defensively: Plays low with a flat back and the ball approaches him. Has some active footwork that keeps his body lined up with the ball. Arm works over the top and from the side as he plays on the run.

Pitching: works slow and under control throughout the windup. Has a short and quick, catchers like, arm swing. Is able to engage his lower half as well as create a whipping motion with his arm as they work in sync.


10/19/19

Physical 5-foot-11, 175-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a leg hang stride and an aggressive lower half to initiate his swing. A concentrated effort to create maximum barrel whip leads to some lower half glide and barrel irregularity, but present gap power cold lead to home run power in the future. Registered a bat exit velocity of 83 mph and ran a 7.34 60-yard dash. Showed above average defensive skills at 3B with active feet and solid carry on throws of 81 mph across the diamond. Also showcased pop times of 2.09-2.18 on throws of 73 mph behind the plate.

+ 2018 PBR Junior Future Games Selection (13U Team Pennsylvania)

3.10.19 - 5-foot-10, 170-pound shortstop appeared much more physical in his frame since his appearance over a year ago. The right-handed hitter starts with a slightly-open stance and utilizes a leg-hang to initiate his swing. Displayed obvious bat-speed as the ball jumped off of his barrel during batting practice. Registered an 82 mph bat-exit velocity and ran a 7.64 60-yard dash. Showcased advanced footwork consistently arriving to the ball on time to notch an impressive 82 mph arm-strength across the infield. Right-handed pitcher used a strong lower half to command 73-76 mph fastballs from a high 3/4 arm-slot which featured arm-side run. His 62-64 mph curveball showed 11/5 tilt. Demonstrated good feel on a 69-71 mph changeup that had small arm-side run.

1.20.18 - 5-foot-7, 140-pound right-handed hitter starts from a slightly open stance and utilizes a leg-hang stride to initiate his swing. Displayed an aggressive hip turn and the ability to make consistent hard contact in a solid round of batting practice with a bat exit velocity of 79 mph. Primary catcher has work to go to clean up his footwork, but displayed athleticism and arm strength behind the plate. Registered pop times of 2.61-2.69 on throws of 65 mph from the crouch. Also displayed capable actions as an infielder with 69 mph arm strength across the diamond.

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