Building Champions Scout Day: Catchers Analysis


PBR Staff
PBR Kansas Scouting Staff

Prep Baseball Report Kansas/Missouri held the Building Champions Scout Day on February 22 at The Yard XL in Olathe, KS.  Over sixty-five players participated in the 2022 to 2018 classes.

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Here is a closer look at the catchers from the event, listed in alphabetical order.

Catchers

Evan Borberg C / RHP / Shawnee Mission Northwest, KS / 2020

Borberg is a 5-foot-9 170-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2020 class.  He ran a 5.14 home to first, 7.98 60 and had a 79 mph exit velocity. At the plate, open set up, thin base, simple load, no wasted movement, free and independent hands, level path, middle of the field approach.  Behind the plate, wide set up in base, hands and feet work together, clean exchange, feet create momentum to throw, mostly accurate throws, pop times between 2.07 and 2.14-seconds, 74 mph positional velocity.

Brett Bulkeley C / Blue Valley , KS / 2020

Bulkeley is a 5-foot-10 180-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2020 class.  He ran a 4.84 home to first, a 7.20 60, and has a 79 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced set up, minimal load, short in line stride, quick bat speed, level bat path, gap to gap line drives.  Behind the plate, slightly staggered set up in base, over the top release, short take away from glove, feet work through the catch on time with clean exchange, throws have carry to the bag, pop times between 2.15 and 2.33-seconds, 78 mph positional velocity.

Colby Coda C / RHP / Blue Valley, KS / 2020

Coda is a strong 6-foot 194-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2020 class.  He ran a 7.28 60, a 5.01 home to first and has an 87 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced set up, smooth and efficient load to back side, hands start away from body, minimal hand movement in load, flashes pull side power.  Behind the plate, over the top release, balanced base, fluid footwork with clean exchange, mostly accurate throws, pop times between 1.95 and 2.20-seconds, 74 mph positional velocity.

Jake Dolesh C / OF / Blue Valley Northwest, KS / 2020

Dolesh is an athletically built 5-foot-11 155-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2020 class.  He ran a 7.50 60, a 4.89 home to first and had an 88 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced set up, smooth pre-pitch rhythm into a controlled load into back side, quiet hands, in line stride, quick and loose bat speed, gap to gap line drives, showed feel for the barrel.  Behind the plate, slightly staggered set up in base, short over the top arm slot, quick feet with quick exchange, throws are mostly accurate with carry, 2.02 to 2.21 pop times, 76 mph positional velocity.

Will Finke C / 3B / Bishop Miege , KS / 2021

Finke is a sturdy 5-foot-11 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2021 class.  He ran an 8.10 60, a 5.25 home to first and has a 77 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced stance, slight weight shift to back side, some hand load, short in line stride, level bat path.  Behind the plate, fluid actions, over the top arm slot, clean exchange, feet create momentum to throw, pop times between 2.22 and 2.50-seconds, 71 mph positional velocity.

Carter Fowles C / 2B / Blue Valley West, KS / 2022

Fowles is a 5-foot-9 155-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2022 class.  He ran a 7.64 60, a 4.94 home to first and had a 77 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced set up, minimal load, efficient, controlled in line stride, level path, swing produced contact gap to gap, stays balanced.  Behind the plate, wide set up in base, short over the top arm slot, fluid footwork, clean exchange, pop times between 2.22 and 2.34-seconds, 65 mph positional velocity.

Sam McAleer C / OF / Blue Valley, KS / 2022

McAleer is a long and lean 6-foot-2 174-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2022 class.  He ran a 4.93 home to first, a 7.50 60 and had an 82 mph exit velo. At the plate, starts slightly loaded in back leg, some pre-pitch rhythm with small weight shift to load, in line stride, loose hands, middle of the field approach.  Behind the plate, over the top arm slot, quick actions with catch and throw, slightly staggered in set up, momentum through the catch, pop times between 1.99 and 2.25, 75 mph positional velocity, projection for strength in build and actions.

Mikey Welsh C / 1B / Bishop Miege, KS / 2020

Welsh is a 6-foot 180-pound left-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2020 class.  He ran a 8.12 60, a 4.89 home to first and has an 89 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced set up, smooth load to back leg, accelerates after stride, stays square, level path, works inside the ball, middle of the field approach.  Behind the plate, over the top arm slot, fluid exchange on time with quick footwork, throws have carry and are mostly accurate, pop times between 2.09 and 2.18-seconds, 74 mph positional velocity.

Ivan Witt C / Fort Scott , KS / 2021

Witt is a strong and athletic 6-foot 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2021 class, a Wichita State commit.  He ran a 7.47 60 and a 4.78 home to first.  he has an 91 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced stance, gathers against back leg, toe tap, in line stride, body stays under control, aggressive and quick bat speed, level path, stays on ball after contact, pull side power.  Behind the plate, thin and slightly staggered in set up, smooth catch and throw, over the top release, throws have carry and are accurate, pop times between 2.02 and 2.22-seconds, 76 mph positional velocity.

Adam Young RHP / C / Olathe South, KS / 2021

Young is a 5-foot-11 155-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2021 class.  He ran a 7.54 60, a 4.78 home to first and had an 84 mph exit velocity. At the plate, tall and balanced set up with some pre-pitch rhythm, controlled leg lift, in line stride, has range in swing, middle of the field approach. Behind the plate, short over the top arm slot, clean transfer and throw, fluid footwork, most throws are accurate, pop times between 2.22 and 2.40-seconds, 70 mph positional velocity.

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