Central Coast Open: Catchers Analysis


Ryan Ozella
Norcal Scout

The Central Coast Open Showcase took place at Cabrillo College in Aptos (CA) and was open to players from 2019-2022 classes. The event featured 50+ players, some of whom are highly ranked and rising, as well as some of the top uncommitted players in Northern California. The participants were put through a pro-style workout that saw them run the 60 yard dash, exit velocity hitting station, on-field BP, and a defensive workout before the pitchers threw their bullpens to close out the event.

As part of our coverage of the event we will continue to break down all the data, roll out stats, content, reports, and videos from the event. Today we feature the catchers.

NOTE: Players here listed catcher as their primary position Players are listed in no particular order. Click on players name to see video from the event and any previous scouting reports and videos.

Tyson Smith

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. Francis
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry Baseball .45's
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.21
60-yard
(07/09/21)
2.07 - 2.17
Pop Time
(02/07/21)
78
INF Velo
(02/07/21)
74
C Velo
(02/07/21)
89
Exit Velo
(02/07/21)
Position
60-yard
7.42
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.2
INF Velo
76
C Velo
69
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.18
INF Velo
75
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.24
Pop Time
2.11 - 2.15
INF Velo
77
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.42
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.17
INF Velo
78
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.49
Pop Time
2.14 - 2.27
INF Velo
72
C Velo
68
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.43
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.5
Pop Time
2.17 - 2.29
INF Velo
70
C Velo
68
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.6
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.56
Pop Time
2.2 - 2.22
C Velo
65
Exit Velo
75
Position
60-yard
7.91
Pop Time
2.25 - 2.3
C Velo
64
Exit Velo
72
Trackman - Hitting
92.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(08/12/21)
84.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/09/21)
285
Distance (avg)
(02/07/21)
324
Distance (max)
(11/14/20)
25
Hard Hit %
(08/12/21)
89
Sweet Spot %
(02/07/21)
50
Line Drive %
(11/14/20)
66.7
Fly Ball %
(02/07/21)
44
Ground Ball %
(06/22/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
81.8
Distance (avg)
227
Distance (max)
321
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.4
Distance (avg)
172
Distance (max)
314
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.2
Distance (avg)
177
Distance (max)
318
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.8
Distance (avg)
285
Distance (max)
310
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
85.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
74.4
Distance (avg)
216
Distance (max)
324
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.8
Distance (avg)
238
Distance (max)
298
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
85.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.6
Distance (avg)
193
Distance (max)
284
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
19.6
Hand Speed (max)
(08/12/21)
18.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/14/20)
68.0
Bat Speed (max)
(07/23/20)
64.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/14/20)
11.4
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/09/21)
9.9
Rot. Acc (avg)
(07/09/21)
75
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/22/21)
80
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(06/22/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.6
Hand Speed (avg)
17.9
Bat Speed (max)
65.8
Bat Speed (avg)
60
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
18.4
Hand Speed (avg)
16.3
Bat Speed (max)
64.7
Bat Speed (avg)
59.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
17.3
Hand Speed (avg)
16.7
Bat Speed (max)
60.4
Bat Speed (avg)
59.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
18.3
Hand Speed (avg)
17.4
Bat Speed (max)
66.8
Bat Speed (avg)
62.8
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
17.3
Bat Speed (max)
63.5
Bat Speed (avg)
59.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.1
Hand Speed (avg)
18.2
Bat Speed (max)
67.1
Bat Speed (avg)
64.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
19.2
Hand Speed (avg)
18.2
Bat Speed (max)
68
Bat Speed (avg)
63.2
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open Showcase - 5-foot-9, 135-pounds, young developing body with strength still to come, compactly built. Offensively he utilizes a balanced stance keeping his hands even and away from the body with a high back elbow. The compact swing shows flashes of hand speed while keeping a level barrel and looking to stay to the middle of the field in his approach. Has ability to spray the ball to all fields and stays inside the ball well. Behind the plate he flashed some skills starting with a growing arm (63 MPH) that regularly had the ball out quickly and consistently right around the base (2.25-2.3 pop times). The arm works from a lower slot and he showed some side to side agility on blocks. Quiet receiver, athletic set-up, calm and confident, good talk to pitchers, gets to block position easily, simple clean mechanics, sits with angle to present pitch well.

Logan Mullin

Class of 2019 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Newark Memorial
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Hardtke
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.78
60-yard
1.93 - 2.07
Pop Time
76
C Velo
84
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open Showcase - 6-foot-1, 185-pounds, strong and athletic catcher and moves like an athlete .At the plate he keeps a wider base with lower hands that stay tight to the body. The swing showed very quick hands with tight turns that produced loud contact and drove balls to the middle of the field and deep into the pull gap. Behind the plate the armed showed flashes of above average (76 MPH) with longer actions that created snap throws and put the ball to the arm side of the base with life. His transitions behind the plate were very quick showing athleticism on the transfer and utilizing his body to get through the ball (1.93-2.07 Pop Times). Body looks like it could still strengthen and add more athleticism to it in near future. Narrow receiving set-up, good target. Does tend to drag the ball as he's framing. Tools are there for him to be an above average catcher.

Ketan Bagade

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Prospect
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Brushback Baseball Club
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.44
60-yard
(05/31/19)
2.03 - 2.15
Pop Time
(06/26/19)
76
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
(05/31/19)
Position
60-yard
7.97
Pop Time
2.03 - 2.15
C Velo
69
Exit Velo
78
Position
60-yard
7.44
Pop Time
2.2 - 2.26
C Velo
71
Exit Velo
80

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open Showcase - 5-foot-9, 150-pounds, lean and wiry strong body type, built well for the position. Athletic runner with 7.48 60 yd dash time. Works at the plate with even hands and a high back elbow while utilizing a foot lift to stay behind the ball. Quick hands produce a level barrel with a middle of the field approach while flashing some growing strength and ability to backspin the ball with more loft. Defensively he showed a very strong arm (76 MPH) that was quick and compact and put the ball on the bag with life (2.19-2.28 pop times), with a clean exchange. The blocking skills were also very good showing his athleticism and ability to smother the ball both on field and in the bullpen with tougher breaking balls. He also flashed a strong glove hand in the bullpen with the ability to frame and present a quality target for his pitchers. Throwing hand is exposed as ball enters hitting zone. In all, talented player with tools as both offensive and defensive catcher.

Joey Taddie

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Leland
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California Bulldogs
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.48
60-yard
1.92 - 2.06
Pop Time
74
C Velo
92
Exit Velo
(01/27/19)
Position
60-yard
7.59
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.08
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open Showcase - 6-foot-5, 225-pounds, continues to show intriguing tools and athleticism with a clearly noticeable body type. 7.54 60 yd dash not notable for smaller player but is for chiseled player his size. Offensively keeps a tall stance while having low, quiet hands. He keeps his hands tight to the body showing a foot lift before creating bad speed with his quick hands that work uphill showing leverage and being able to drive through the ball while staying balanced (87 MPH exit velo). Strength shows in his swing with the ability to drive balls deep into the pull side gap with flashes of raw power. From behind the plate he works in time with a quick, compact arm (73 MPH) that regularly puts the ball on the bag by utilizing quick transitions (2.0-2.07 Pop times). His body is athletic and showed the ability to smother the ball before smoothly transitioning from blocking to recovery. Sets up big behind plate, soft and strong hands, big paws can swallow up the pitch and stick it, size of body and hands brings Salvador Perez to mind. Not just big, he's quite athletic.

Max Voelkel

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Analy
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California Warriors
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
8.10
60-yard
2.13 - 2.29
Pop Time
65
C Velo
93
Exit Velo
(01/30/20)

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open Showcase - 5-foot-10, 174-pounds, present strength and physical body type. At the plate utilizes a balanced stance with lower hands that show a small load back. His quick hands stayed behind the ball well as the bat loops prior to contact. Pull side approach while regularly hooking balls into the OF past infielders. From behind the plate he showed quick transfers and an arm that has flashes of more coming. Throws were high during event from a lower slot and looked to have his body moving out in front of him, but still showed quality pop times (2.13-2.29). He flashed quick blocking skills while keeping a flat, wider back. Athletic and strong block talent though does block a bit deep. Athletic receiver with quiet actions/soft hands and subtle movements. Receives ball a bit deep to his body. Throwing hand is exposed as ball enters the hitting zone. Physically he has the tools to be a quality defensive catcher.

Zachery Butterfield

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Sequoia
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry Baseball
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
9.13
60-yard
2.16 - 2.19
Pop Time
63
C Velo
71
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open Showcase - 5-foot-7, 160-pounds, thicker proportions and can work to shape his body in coming years. At the plate works from an open stance and utilizes his full body during load. Gets a high front foot while the hands load directly back early before driving through contact and creating leverage from a lofty swing. Swing drove balls into the gap and flashed more power potential as he matures and strengthens, good extension and barrel life through contact. Behind the plate he worked with a compact arm that flashes more strength as he ages and was regularly online while showing quick transitions (2.16-2.19 pop times). Defensively he was quick to block with a chance to become more athletic for quicker recoveries and better ability to move side-to-side. Strong receiver, focused and intense, good technique, wide sit and set-up, good target, shifts well with subtle movements. Excellent intangibles as a teammate and friend of pitchers showed up all day.

Garrett Faure

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Woodside
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry .45s Baseball
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(07/09/21)
82 - 84
FB
(07/09/21)
67 - 72
CB
(07/09/21)
75 - 77
CH
(07/09/21)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
82 - 84
CB
67 - 72
CH
75 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
80 - 82
CB
65 - 66
CH
74 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
74 - 78
CB
62 - 65
CH
69 - 70
Position
7.33
60-yard
(09/26/20)
2.12 - 2.24
Pop Time
(09/26/20)
78
C Velo
(09/26/20)
92
Exit Velo
(09/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.33
Position
60-yard
7.33
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.24
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
92
Trackman - Fastball
85.5
Velocity (max)
(07/09/21)
80.9 - 84.4
Velo Range
(07/09/21)
80.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/09/21)
2377
Spin Rate (max)
(07/09/21)
2213
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/09/21)
22.1
IVB (max)
(07/09/21)
17.8
IVB (avg)
(07/09/21)
14.0
HM (max)
(09/26/20)
6.9
HM (avg)
(09/26/20)
5.9
Extension (avg)
(09/26/20)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(09/26/20)
29
Spin Score (max)
(09/05/20)
64
Zone %
(09/26/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
85.5
Velo Range
80.9 - 84.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
80.7
Spin Rate (max)
2377
Spin Rate (avg)
2213
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
82.7
Velo Range
80 - 81.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
79.6
Spin Rate (max)
2270
Spin Rate (avg)
2096
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
79.5
Velo Range
74.7 - 78.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.5
Spin Rate (max)
2238
Spin Rate (avg)
1995
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
73.8
Velocity (max)
(07/09/21)
68.0 - 72.3
Velo Range
(07/09/21)
68.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/09/21)
2163
Spin Rate (max)
(07/09/21)
2057
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/09/21)
-9.4
IVB (max)
(07/09/21)
-5.6
IVB (avg)
(07/09/21)
-22.2
HM (max)
(07/09/21)
-15.0
HM (avg)
(07/09/21)
5.2
Extension (avg)
(09/26/20)
5.9
Release Ht (avg)
(09/26/20)
31
Spin Score (max)
(09/26/20)
86
Zone %
(07/09/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
73.8
Velo Range
68 - 72.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
68
Spin Rate (max)
2163
Spin Rate (avg)
2057
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
66.2
Velo Range
65.3 - 66.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
64
Spin Rate (max)
2019
Spin Rate (avg)
1966
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
65.4
Velo Range
62.5 - 65.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
62.3
Spin Rate (max)
1933
Spin Rate (avg)
1859
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
75.2
Velocity (max)
(07/09/21)
67.3 - 73.3
Velo Range
(07/09/21)
67.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/09/21)
2123
Spin Rate (max)
(07/09/21)
2123
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/09/21)
-9.4
IVB (max)
(07/09/21)
-5.5
IVB (avg)
(07/09/21)
-22.2
HM (max)
(07/09/21)
-17.7
HM (avg)
(07/09/21)
5.3
Extension (avg)
(07/09/21)
6.0
Release Ht (avg)
(07/09/21)
28
Spin Score (max)
(07/09/21)
75
Zone %
(07/09/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
75.2
Velo Range
67.3 - 73.3
Eff Velocity (avg)
67.3
Spin Rate (max)
2123
Spin Rate (avg)
2123
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
77.5
Velocity (max)
(07/09/21)
75.4 - 77.5
Velo Range
(07/09/21)
76.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/09/21)
2165
Spin Rate (max)
(09/26/20)
2165
Spin Rate (avg)
(09/26/20)
14.7
IVB (max)
(09/26/20)
14.7
IVB (avg)
(09/26/20)
12.7
HM (max)
(09/05/20)
12.7
HM (avg)
(09/05/20)
5.8
Extension (avg)
(09/05/20)
5.8
Release Ht (avg)
(09/26/20)
29
Spin Score (max)
(09/26/20)
100
Zone %
(09/26/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
77.5
Velo Range
75.4 - 77.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
76.2
Spin Rate (max)
2109
Spin Rate (avg)
2038
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
74
Eff Velocity (avg)
72.8
Spin Rate (max)
2165
Spin Rate (avg)
2165
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
70
Velo Range
69.2 - 70
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.4
Spin Rate (max)
1988
Spin Rate (avg)
1950
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
91.6
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/26/20)
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/26/20)
161
Distance (avg)
(09/26/20)
296
Distance (max)
(09/26/20)
25
Hard Hit %
(09/26/20)
50
Sweet Spot %
(09/26/20)
25
Line Drive %
(09/26/20)
25.0
Fly Ball %
(09/26/20)
50
Ground Ball %
(09/26/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.9
Distance (avg)
161
Distance (max)
296
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.8
Hand Speed (max)
(09/26/20)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/26/20)
63.4
Bat Speed (max)
(09/26/20)
61.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/26/20)
13.5
Rot. Acc (max)
(09/26/20)
7.9
Rot. Acc (avg)
(09/26/20)
59
On Plane Eff (avg)
(09/26/20)
64
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(09/26/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
20.5
Bat Speed (max)
63.4
Bat Speed (avg)
61.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Pitch_Scores

Pitch Scores - Fastball
75
Hop+
(07/09/21)
69
Rise+
(07/09/21)
78
Sink+
(09/05/20)
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Fastball
Hop+
Rise+
Sink+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
69
Hammer+
(07/09/21)
104
Sweep+
(07/09/21)
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Curveball
Hammer+
Sweep+
Pitch Scores - Slider
70
Hammer+
(07/09/21)
73
Sweep+
(07/09/21)
Pitch Scores - Slider
Hammer+
Sweep+

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open Showcase - 5-foot-11, 152-pounds, lean wiry body type. Quick runner with 7.39 60 yd dash time. At the plate utilizes a tall stance where he keeps a high back elbow with even hands. The hands stay still with a slight load before being direct and snappy with a downward slope of the bat. Looks to pull the ball and stayed that way during BP. Behind the plate showed flashes of a strong arm that will improve (70 MPH) with a lower slot and slight hitch down. He’s got quick transfers (2.20-2.22) and finished arm side regularly. His blocking flashed fringe-average staying high with the shoulders, he can recover better as he gains strength. Agile receiver, good glove skills, athletic kid with an arm action of a pitcher, which he is. Young talent with some tools to keep him on the map.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Senior Games (Invite Only) CA 10/13 JSerra High School
Los Angeles Open CA 10/20 Maverick Field

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