IA Prospect ID- Monticello: Catcher Evaluations

Rob Allison
Prep Baseball Report Iowa

Prep Baseball Report's IA's Prospect I.D.- Monticello event took place on Sunday, March 4, 2018. The event was held at the Eastern IA Sports Facility in Monticello, IA. The event featured prospects from the 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 classes. 

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Below we have listed the evaluations for catchers who were in attendance at the event. (Alphabetical)


catcher evaluations

Dalton Boecker, C, Keokuk, 2019
6-foot-1, 150-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 4.8 home-to-first time. Square stance, higher hands, slight load, out and around at contact, consistently barrels baseball, shows solid pop to pull side, 82 mph exit velocity. Active behind plate, decent athlete, raw mechanically, should develop with instruction, accurate arm to bag, solid carry on throws, 75 mph arm strength with 2.12-2.18 pop times.

Mason Byrns, C, Camanche, 2021
5-foot-8, 200-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 5.37 home-to-first. Body load, solid bat path, consistent solid contact, uses middle of field, 85 exit velocity. Narrow stance, solid receiving ability, clean exchanges, has direction on throws, avg. accuracy to bag, 2.32-2.49 pop times with 67 mph arm strength.

Carter Christoffersen, C, Camanche, 2021
5-foot-8, 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 5.56 home-to-first time. Body load with leg kick trigger, strides open, longer load with slight arm bar, pull approach, 77 mph exit velocity. Quiet receiver, appropriate stance and positioning, hitchy arm action, avg. accuracy to bag, 65 mph arm strength with 2.25-2.4 pop times.

Kody Kleve, C, South Winneshiek, 2020
5-foot-10, 175-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 5.07 home-to-first time. Open stance, body load, slight leg kick trigger, has balance in box, solid present strength, works middle of field, consistent line drive contact, 77 mph exit velocity. Square setup with balance, presents target well, tends to stab at pitches, long release with low throwing slot, avg. accuracy to bag, 75 mph arm strength with 2.32-2.39 pop times.

Sam Nicolino, C, Des Moines Roosevelt, 2020
5-foot-11, 171-pound right-handed hitting catcher. 4.53 home-to-first time. Wider open stance, out front at contact, pull approach, flashes solid pop in bat, 83 mph exit velocity. Strong base, tends to stab at pitches, throws uphill, needs development behind plate, 62 mph arm strength with 2.53-2.64 pop times.

Dylan Page, C/RHP, Linn-Mar, 2021
6-foot-1, 185-pound left-handed hitting 2-way player. 5.3 home-to-first time. Square stance, balanced through swing, leg kick trigger, pull approach, line drive contact, clean path through baseball, 76 mph exit velocity. 69 mph arm strength with 2.31-2.4 pop times. Wide base behind plate, quiet receiver, solid blocking ability, short arm action, avg. footwork on throws, avg. accuracy to bag.


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