Preseason All State Games: Catchers Analysis


Will Arnold
Arizona Director of Scouting

The Invite-Only Preseason All State Games took place Sunday, January 27 at Phoenix Municipal Stadium, home of the Arizona State Sun Devils. The event included many intriguing prospects and some new names, that will stand out in the near future. Today, we continue the event coverage with our catching analysis

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Kenneth Jimenez

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Nogales
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: Baseballs Next Level
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 80
FB
68 - 71
CB
Position
7.07
60-yard
1.90 - 2.02
Pop Time
(10/14/18)
78
INF Velo
84
OF Velo
80
C Velo
(10/14/18)
96
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.07
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.01
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
1.9 - 2.02
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
94

Scouting Report

1/27/19 Uncommitted 5’ 7 170-pound compact frame. Jimenez is physical with everything he does. 95 MPH exit velo and 80 MPH from the crouch. Leg lift to load into back side to create everything he can out of his frame, showing pull side pop. His height plays to his advantage behind the plate, simple and quick actions are behind his 1.96 pop time with accuracy and good carry





Ryan Ellis

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Mountain Ridge
    State: AZ
  • Summer Team: AZ Athletics 17U
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.00
60-yard
1.91 - 2.12
Pop Time
(01/27/19)
83
INF Velo
(10/14/18)
78
C Velo
(01/27/19)
91
Exit Velo
(01/27/19)
Position
60-yard
7.19
Pop Time
1.91 - 2.12
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.03
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

1/27/19 Uncommitted Uses leg kick well for timing, hanging in the air until its his time to move forward into the swing. Ball really jumps off his bat, put on an impressive show in BP. Creates easy bat speed getting up to 91 MPH for his exit velo without much effort. Arm strength was 78 MPH and pop time at 1.91-2.12. Gains a lot of ground to 2B, potentially adding some time to his pop time with his arm as strong at it is.





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