Prep Baseball Report

LakePoint Open: Catcher Analysis

PBR Georgia Staff

LakePoint Open took place on June 2nd at LakePoint Sports in Emerson, GA. The event featured over 30 prospects from five different classes (2021-2025). Prospects participated in a pro-style workout. We have already gone through and analyzed the data collected from that day, which can be viewed HERE.

Today, we will continue the event analysis with player reports. We will begin by looking at a group of six catchers, led by C/RHP
Michail Harris (North Forsyth, 2022). Harris showed a quick catch and throw skill set and the ability to drive balls at the plate.

Keep reading to find out more about this group of backstops.

Top Catcher Prospects

Michail Harris, North Forsyth (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Medium frame proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, small leg lift, keeping weight stacked on back hip.  Short barrel path, steep through the zone, creating back spin and loft, looks to elevate to pull-side. Proficient attack angle, flashed some power to the pull-side.
Power: 93.57 max exit velocity, averaged 86.73 mph. 322’ max distance. Power potential
Arm: RH. C - 79.00 mph. Short arm action, high over-the-top slot, throws carry with accuracy.
Defense: 1.94-2.04 pop times. Flexible lower half, receives well, quick exchange and transfer, follows his throws with good carry. Explosive out the crouch position.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60.

Preston Bonn, Brookwood (GA), 2024
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Medium sized frame, proportional build.
Hit: RHH. Tall, slightly open, small leg-kick, hands start close, creates separation prior to leg strike. Transfers weight to a center position.  Short barrel path with loft through contact, looks to elevates the ball with backspin. Pull-side power.
Power:  90.34 max exit velocity, averaged 78.84 mph. 324’ max distance. Power potential
Arm: RH. C - 75.00 mph. Short arm action high over-the-top slot, with accuracy and carry on throw downs.
Defense: 2.04-2.12 pop times. Flexible lower half, creates a good target, soft hands, receives the ball well, quick exchange with quick foot turn, carries momentum well out of crouch. Uses body well to block.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60.

Nathaniel Leverette, Westlake (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Tall frame, long arms, high waisted with more room to grow, athletically built
Hit: RHH. Slightly open setup, short load,long leg kick, keeps weight on back hip, inconsistent timing Long path, moves hands down on ball, creating backspin, tries to elevate baseball, flashed pull side power
Power: 89.85 max exit velocity, averaged 75.97 mph. 311’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73.00 mph. OF - 76.00 mph. Long arm action in OF, high 3/4 slot, shortens arm action behind the plate, some looseness in arm
Defense: 2.13-2.33 pop times. Waits on the ball to get to him in OF, long exchange, average footwork, feel for glove hand
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

Caleb Carr, Crawford County (GA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Medium sized frame, large barreled chested upper body, strong lower half.
Hit: SH. Balanced, short stride, short load, finishes tall.  Long barel path, slightly uphill, steep swing working through the middle of the field.
Power: 89.13 max exit velocity, averaged 78.54 mph. 278’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76.00 mph. Short arm action high 3/4, pause before release. Accurate arm with carry on throws. 
Defense: 2.14-2.37 pop times. Flexible lower half, creates a good target, works from the ground up, receives the ball well, quick exchange with quick foot turn, carries momentum well out of crouch. Uses body well to block.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Austin Jetmore , South Paulding (GA), 2023
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 5-9, 185-pounds. Medium frame, bulkier build, thick legs
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, shifts weight back slowly along with hands on load, short leg lift,  pre set arm bar load, vertical bat with wrap. Long and steep to the zone, at-times uphill path through finish, looks to elevate, works middle and pull side, carries momentum with lower half through contact.
Power: 85.14 max exit velocity, averaged 75.08 mph. 300’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 72.00 mph. INF - 73.00 mph. Short arm action, 3/4 slot, accurate to 1st on the infield. Behind the plate, short arm action to a high 3/4 slot, kept throws around target.
Defense: 2.11-2.19 pop times. On the infield, works through ball, receives out front, funnels into mid section, glove pack on exchange at SS, crouched posture at 1st, stays behind ball, on heels at 1st, quicker exchange at 1st, no glove pack. Behind the plate, flexible hips, soft receiver, quick on exchanges, clean footwork, above average receiver.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60. 

Charlie Weber, Blue Valley North (KS), 2023
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Medium sized frame, proportional build, lean strength.
Hit: LHH. Balanced setup, weight preloaded onto back-side, hands load back, reverse toe tap stride, good balance. Barrel works level through the zone, middle approach, line drive type hitter, easy effort swing.
Power: 88.13 max exit velocity, averaged 79.32 mph. 270’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 72.00 mph. Traditional catcher's arm action, short, over-the-top, kept throws low and used the turf to skip.
Defense: 2.22-2.36 pop times. Flexible knees, creates a box behind the plate, clean on exchanges and with footwork, receives well.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60.

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