Top 2020 Catcher Pop-Times

By Jeff Markle
Assistant State Director

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We recently did a series on the top uncommitted pop-times, 60-times, arm velos, and exit velocities. Now we are doing a series on our Top 5 overall numbers for each class.

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Top Catcher Pop-Times 2020:

Andrew Naha, Denver East

Pop-Time: 2.01

6-foot-1, 155 pounds. Bat and throws right. Has a balanced athletic stance. Line drive swing with very good extension through the hitting zone with gap to gap power. Exit velocity was 78 mph. In the outfield had one of the top arm velocities at 80 mph from right field. Showed good actions. Behind the dish is athletic. Could use some coaching on technique. Has slight pause in throws but still was able to get pop-time of 2.01 off coach. Arm velo behind dish was 72 mph. Ran a 7.6 laser timed 60. Prospect to follow. 

Owen Best, Regis Jesuit
Pop-Time: 2.10

5-foot-10, 185 pounds, Bats left throws right. Stands tall at plate. Has some rhythm at the plate. Hands load down then up. Leg kick. Uphill swing. Has some power potential. Gets good extension through the ball and good lower half. Pull power. Generated a 82 mph exit velo off the tee. Soft hands while framing. Big body behind plate. Intriguing left-handed hitting catching prospect. Pop-times were 2.10-2.12 off off the pitcher in between innings. 72 mph down to 2nd. Ran a 8.8 60 that should go down as he grows into body.  

Craig Kenny, Regis Jesuit
Pop-Time: 2.10

5-foot-9, 160 pounds. Bats and throws right. Still growing into his body. Has long arms and is all legs right now. Has a balanced stance at the plate. Loads hands down, with slightly uphill swing. Gap to gap power, and has good extension through the ball. Lower half works well. Registered a 80 mph exit velo off of tee. Had a good weekend hitting at the plate. Receives well, and had an opportunity to be challenged catching 90 plus fastballs during event and held his own. Pop-time was 2.10 - 2.16 off pitcher in between innings . Catching velo was 68. Ran a 8.4 60 time. 


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