INSIDE THE 2020 RANKINGS: CATCHER
March 24, 2020
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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - As we recently released our updated Class of 2020 state rankings we thought we'd provide you a closer look at a few of these prospects. Rankings are never easy and we certainly know they are not an exact science. Much of rankings is predicated on what our team of scouts have seen, but given the national scope of the Prep Baseball Report network, we are more than able to access a library of over 100,00 players nationwide to compare apples-to-apples.
It's a given that California is either 1 or 1a in terms of talent in any given year. There isn't that much debate as to who the top players are because they've generally been identified at a much younger age. After all, the top players are easily identified.
This year the No. 1 overall player in the state, and No. 5 nationally, happens to be a catcher. The position also happens to carry two other players in the Top 10 in the state with a few more outside that range that are certain to hear their names called whenever the next draft will be held.
Given the amount of games, innings, at-bats, and pitches our team has seen over the last two-to-three years of watching this class, we feel confident knowing that nobody in the industry has seen more players in addition to those easily identified from California than our collective team.
And because of that level of confidence we feel our rankings best reflect the overall talent in the state.
Below is a look at a few of the top ranked catchers in the state for 2020 class. You can read full available scouting reports and view available video by clicking on the the player name.
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Class of 2020 Inside the Rankings SeriesC, First Base, Second Base, Third Base
#1 TYLER SODERSTROM - TURLOCK HS - UCLA SIGNEEThe left-handed stroke is one of the purest in the state and the consistent power makes him a very desirable MLB Draft prospect come June. Add to that his overall athleticism behind the plate and ability to play a corner spot on the infield and what you have is one of the premier players in the nation.
|Norcal Underclass Games (INVITE-ONLY)||CA||06/06||Islanders Field - Lathrop|
|Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY)||CA||06/13||Folsom Lake College|
|SoCal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY)||CA||06/13||Hart Park|
|SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY)||CA||06/14||Hart Park|
|CA State Games ID (Norcal)||CA||06/16||Islanders Field - Lathrop|
|2020 PBR Future Games (California Invite)||CA||07/29||LakePoint Sports|
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