PBR All Colorado Team: Catcher/Designated Hitter



 

By John Cackowski
State Director

PBR Colorado will be presenting the the PBR All-Colorado Team over the course of the next week. Players chosen for the PBR All-Colorado Team are players that not only performed well during the season, helped their team have success on the field, but also were seen in front of the PBR Colorado scouting staff in the form of a past PBR Colorado events or a game. We kicked off the PBR All-Colorado team with the Outfield yesterday. Today we cover catcher and designated hitter. 

Maverick Handley, C, Mullen, 2016

Handley has been the top catcher in the state the last three years. The Stanford commit had his best offensive season in high school hitting .461 with 6 homeruns, 4 triples, 5 doubles, and 33 RBI's. Viewed nationally as one of the best catch and throw catchers in the  country, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound right hand hitting catcher is balanced and level at the plate.  Strong lower half through the ball with short extension at contact.  Shows quick hands and turns well on the inside pitch but also has opposite field power.  He had a 92 MPH exit velocity off a tee. Handley is solid on balls in the dirt and showcases a quick transfer and 83 MPH very accurate arm. Also has very quick feet. Plays with a ton of confidence defensively.  Pop-times were 1.76-1.82 off a coach.

Tanner O'Tremba, OF/RHP, 2018

O'Tremba is a physical athlete for the Bruins and has been an offensive force since his freshman year. This year O'Tremba hit .492 and led the Bruins with 9 doubles, 6 homeruns, and 34 RBI's. A 6-foot, 210 pounds. Bats and throws right. O'tremba is a very explosive player. Looks like a full back and plays the game extremely hard. O'tremba uses a slightly open stance and has an explosive swing. He can keeps his hands back, and also turn on a fastball. Has a big load, and uses leg kick to start a swing that is explosive on contact that generated an impressive 97 mph exit velocity off a tee. Has gap to gap power. In the outfield has a lot of speed for his size, and proved it with a 6.87 60 time. Strong arm at 84 mph. On the mound was consistently 85-86 mph with a high of 88, and he just chose to blow his fastball by the hitters this weekend. In games in the spring we have seen curve ball with 11/5 shape at 67 mph. Hides the ball well, and is square to the plate then falls off towards first base side after landing with strong leg drive. Very high player to follow.

 

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