2020 FL Preseason All-State Spotlight: Travis Stapleton


Rocco Iervasi
Florida Director of Operations/Area Scout

Preseason All-State has quickly become the top Preseason event in the state of Florida. Last year’s event consisted of over 50 committed players and 2 players who were selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. This event is held for the top 2020s-2023s throughout the state to kick off the Prep Baseball Report's spring high school baseball coverage.

Preseason All-State is coming up this weekend and we will continue to spotlight many of the top players who will be in attendance. Today, we look at 2020 C Travis Stapleton (South Lake). Stapleton was a standout at our Senior Games and committed to UNF shortly after the event. He is ranked 125th in our Florida Class of 2020 rankings.

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C Travis Stapleton

Travis Stapleton

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: South Lake
    State: FL
  • Summer Team: Power Baseball 2020
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.71
60-yard
(01/18/20)
1.92 - 2.05
Pop Time
(01/18/20)
77
C Velo
(01/26/19)
89
Exit Velo
5.07
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.71
Pop Time
1.92 - 2.05
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
7.84
Pop Time
1.95 - 1.98
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.87
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.16
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

8/06/19

Stapleton has continued to impress and surprising he is still available. He has continued to lean out his body and defensively he is well above average. Athletic receiver and blocker with catch and throw ability. Pop times ranged in the 1.95-1.98 range. Offensively, really sinks into the lower half. Can create some swing and miss in the path, but there is athleticism and bat speed. An above average defensive catcher, with offensive upside, that should be a quality addition. 

2/11/19

At 5-foot-11, 190 pounds, he appears to have leaned out the frame some. Translated well defensively, where he looks more comfortable in the setup with added flexibility. Hands work well and is a solid receiver. Pop times ranged from 2.078-2.16. Offensively, he sinks into the back side after clearing it. Could benefit from a firmer front side, but there is present strength especially in the lower half. Has some bat to ball skills with some strength and offensive upside.

8/15/18

Uncommitted. Stocky, solid frame standing at 5-foot-11, 190 pounds. His overall game has made some jumps over the summer. During BP, he found the barrel often and showed present gap-to-gap power, consistently driving the ball deep into the gaps. Showed some pull side power as well. Behind the plate, he keeps everything in front on him and showed some strong wrists, receiving the ball well and sticking pitches. Stapleton looks to be much more comfortable in the box and as a solid defender, will be a good uncommitted follow heading into the fall.

7/14/18

Uncommitted. Currently stands at 5-foot-11,190 pounds with a strong, stocky frame. Displays present catch, throw and receive skills. The pop times ranged from 1.98-2.01 and were consistently on the bag. The tools translate to above average defensive ability in game play. Offensively, he uses his strong lower half, sinking into the back leg. Could benefit from a stronger front side, but has a natural uphill path, feel for barrel and gap to gap power. 

1/27/18

Uncommitted. Currently stands 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with a stocky, athletic build. Defensively behind the plate his throws were accurate to the bag and topped out at 74 mph. Works to keep the ball in front of him. Offensively, he was quick to the ball with a strong lower half showing power gap-to-gap. Looks to drive the ball with authority and square it up. Registered an exit velocity of 89 mph in the cage. He recorded a 60-yard dash time of 8.03 seconds.

8/06/17

The stocky, 5-10, 190 pound catcher has your prototypical sturdy catchers frame. He consistently has shown above average defensive actions. His hands work, although can get late into the proper receiving position, as he continues to refine his receiving skills he should become an above average receiver. He has a quality arm, but quick feet, quick transfer and accurate throws help him throw runners out with his best time being 1.96. Offensively, he stays stacked in the lower half, he can almost invert almost too much at times. He has some natural loft and the strong lower half has some present power with power potential.

7/26/17

Stapleton has continued to improve each time we have seen him. He has a stocky, catcher’s build, with a strong lower half. Defensively, he has a quality setup and shows actions that project to be an above average defensive catcher in the future. His hands work, he could improve his hip mobility which would put him in better position receiving on a consistent basis. He has a strong arm and quick transfer which translated to the game with a caught stealing with a 2.14 pop time. Offensively, he stay loaded on the back side. He has some length at times, but when he is short to the ball he creates present gap-to-gap power with more to come. This translated to the game with a hard hit single.


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