Prep Baseball Report

Inside the 2021 Rankings: Standout Uncommitted Catchers from the Preseason

Phil Wade
Indiana Executive Director

Yesterday we highlighted the top available right-handed pitchers in Indiana's 2021 class; all of whom attended the annual Preseason All-State Invite Only event back in February. Today we look at uncommitted catchers that stood out this Preseason. 

Ty Mathews, C, Brownsburg HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-foot-1, 187-pound strong frame
Hit: RHH. Athletic, crouch setup. Short stride, smooth load with raise in hands. Strong lower half. Longer, level path, gets to extension. Quick bat speed. Shows power potential to his pull side. Led the event in bat speed (79.6 mph) according Blast. 
Power: 91 mph exit velocity (tee), pull-side pop
Defense: Taller setup. Showcased flexibility behind the dish. Firm hands receiving with quick footwork. Ability to block balls in the dirt well. Works in line on his throws to 2B, produced pop times of 1.99-2.01 
Arm: 79 mph from the crouch, short, high 3/4 arm action. Consistently around the bag.
Run: 7.06-60

Mathews (2.29.20)


Evan Waggoner, C, Bedford North Lawrence HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C
Body: 6-foot-2, 2018 pound strong frame
Hit: LHH. Strong open stance, sits in his legs, low hand set. High load, long leg kick stride.Above average bat speed, pull-side power. Extension on his finish, uphill swing plane.
Power: 88  mph exit velocity. 
Defense: Behind the dish showcased quick footwork, taller setup. Stays in line on his throws to 2B. Loose, high 3/4 arm action produced pop times of 1.88-1.98. At first base displayed a clean exchange, soft hands, rhythmic footwork.
Arm: C - 79. Short compact arm action, high ¾ slot., 81-INF velocity.

Waggoner (2.29.20)


Jaden Deel, C, Hobart HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-foot-3, 190-pound projectable frame
Hit: RHH. Open tall stance, smooth load, long stride. Athletic lower half. Loose hands, quick bat speed. 
Power: 92  mph exit velocity.  pull side approach with power potential.
Defense: Athletic setup, quick feet. Good flexibility. Short arm action with accuracy produced 2.00-2.12 pop times. Firm hands receiving. 
Arm: RH. C - 77. An-over-the-top slot.
Run: 7.10-60

Deel (2.29.20)


Cade Conlon, C, Cathedral HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot, 210-pound solid frame
Hit: RHH. Athletic, crouch setup. Smooth load back. Stride is short. Athletic lower half, good balance throughout his swing. Above average bat speed. Short path, gap-to-gap power with fluid rhythm. 
Power: 93  mph exit velocity.  pull side approach.
Defense: C-Athletic setup behind the plate. Firm hands receiving. Flexibile. Good blocking ability. Receives the low ball well; overall above average receiver. Accurate throws to 2B; produced pop times at 1.97-2.01. 
Arm: RH. C - 75. Short, loose arm path. 
Run: 7.68-60

Conlon (2.29.20)


Cordell Coburn, C, Evansville North HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 205-pound projectable frame
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, loads back, slight arm bar. Short stride. Average use of his lower half, average balance throughout the swing. Above average bat speed. Shows barrel control. Short swing path. Ability to drive the gaps.
Power: 88  mph exit velocity.
Defense: Quiet setup. Has flexibility with quick footwork. Soft hands receiving. Loose, high 3/4 arm action. Produced pop times of 1.96-2.10 pop times.
Arm: RH. C - 75. An-over-the-top slot.
Run: 7.33-60

Coburn (2.29.20)


Vincent Ambrose, C, Elkhart Central HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-9, 170-pound athletic frame
Hit: RHH. Crouched stance, small load, short stride. Spins with the lower half. Inconsistent swing path, does find the barrel and get to extension regularly.  Average bat speed. Showcased some pop to his pull-side.
Power: 84  mph exit velocity.
Defense: Quiet setup behind the dish. Quick footwork, shows flexibility. Firm hands while receiving. 
Arm: RH. C - 82. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot. Clean exchange.
Run: 7.06-60; 4.62-Pro-Agility Test

Ambrose (2.29.20)

Dominic Brown, C, Roncalli HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-foot-10, 175-pound athletic frame
Hit: RHH.  Tall, slightly open setup. Smooth load, short stride. Quick bat speed. Short swing path, line drive approach, fluid rhythm. Inconsistent lower half; over rotation. Line drive approach. 
Power: 88  mph exit velocity.
Defense:  C- Tall setup. Harder hands while receiving. 1.98-2.02 pop times. OF- Showcased twitchy footwork  Longer exchange, plays through the ball with athleticism  
Arm: RH. C - 75, OF-84. Short arm action
Run: 7.23-60

Brown (2.29.20)


Landon Godsey, C, Southport HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-foot, 180-pound lean frame
Hit: RHH. Simple approach. Athletic setup. Loads back with a short stride. Lower half is athletic. Good balance throughout the swing. Above average bat speed with barrel control. Short swing path, fluid rhythm. 
Power: 90  mph exit velocity.  gap to gap approach.
Defense: C- One knee setup. Has flexibility. Firm hands receiving; receives the low ball well. Short, loose arm action produced pop times of 2.00-2.09. 
INF- Smooth handed defender with a clean exchange.
Arm: C - 70 mph from the crouch. INF-81 mph across the diamond.
Run: 7.02-60

Godsey (2.29.20)


Joey Siciliano, C, West Lafayette HS, 2021
Positional_Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-foot-1, 190-pound solid frame
Hit: RHH. . Athletic setup, loads back, leg kick timing trigger. Above average bat speed. Spins. Short swing path. Pull-side approach. 
Power: 88  mph exit velocity. 
Defense: Quiet setup behind the plate. Taller setup, soft hands receiving. Tight flexibility. Produced pop times of 2.07-2.16. Exchange was clean. 
Arm: 77 mph from the crouch, compact, over-the-top arm action.
Run: 7.46-60

Siciliano (2.29.20)

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