Unsigned Senior Showcase: Catchers Analysis




Trey Sofio
Louisiana Scouting Director

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On Sunday, October 18, more than 25 unsigned 2016 graduates from across the state of Louisiana participated in the Prep Baseball Report Unsigned Senior Showcase at Louisiana Baseball and Softball Academy in Harahan, LA.

Over the last week or so we have released the Stats Breakdown of the event, which can be viewed HERE.

As well as, the Top Tools Breakdown article, which can be viewed HERE.

Today, Prep Baseball Report Louisiana takes a look at the catchers that were in attendance.

Top Catchers

1.Cain Castille, C, Lafayette HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 180-pound catcher with a strong, athletic frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and a clean and easy transfer. Long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy and carry on throws that produced a positional velocity of 77 mph and a pop time of 1.9 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from an athletic setup, short stride, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter that creates great extension and displays fluid rhythm with bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Also posted a solid home to 1st time of 4.1 seconds.

2.CJ Estave, C, Franklinton HS(2016)
A 5-foot-9, 195-pound catcher with compact, strong frame. Quality defender with soft hands, quick footwork, and a quick, clean exchange. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 80 mph and a pop time of 1.93 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, short stride, explosive lower half and solid balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, creates solid extension and explosive bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 88 mph. Also posted a 4.7 home to 1st time.

3.Josh Schmidt, C, Jesuit HS(2016)
A 5-foot-9, 170-pound catcher with an average, strong frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork and a quick exchange. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and plus arm strength that produced a positional velocity of 83 mph and a pop time of 1.97 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup with slight bar in the load, short stride, leg kick, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, level path, and solid bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 76 mph. Also posted a 4.5 home to 1st time.

Best Of The Rest{Listed Alphabetically}

+Ryan Amerson, C, St. Thomas Aquinas HS(2016)
A 6-foot-2, 210-pound catcher with a large, strong frame. Quality defender with soft hands, fluid footwork, and clean exchange. Short arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws, a positional velocity of 75 mph and a pop time of 2.2 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, slight wrap in the load, short stride and solid lower half. Line-drive type hitter with choppy rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 85 mph. Also posted a 4.6 home to 1st time.

+Andrew Morrow, C, Destrehan HS(2016)
A 5-foot-10, 150-pound catcher with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange into a short arm action, over the top release that produced a positional velocity of 72 mph with accuracy on throws and a pop time of 2.2 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup. Leg kick, solid lower half and balance. Short path with pull approach, fluid rhythm and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 83 mph. Also posted a home to first time of 5.00.

+Preston Ryan, C, Pearl River HS(2016)
A 5-foot-8, 163-pound catcher with a medium, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands and fluid footwork into a long arm action, over the top release with accuracy on throws, a positional velocity of 79 mph, and a pop time of 2.15 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup with a slight bar in the load, leg kick, solid lower half and quality balance. Pull hitter with fluid rhythm and an in and out path with bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Also posted a 4.5 home to 1st time.

+ Jacob Siegel, C, Denham Springs HS(2016)
A 5-foot-11, 190-pound catcher with an average, athletic frame. Solid defender with average hands, clean exchange, long arm action into high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws and a positional velocity of 79 mph and a pop time of 2.05 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, smooth load, leg kick, solid lower half and balance. Line-drive type hitter with fluid rhythm, short path and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 83 mph. Also posted a 4.3 home to 1st time.

+ Nick Studdard, C, Grace King HS(2016)
A 5-foot-10, 185-pound catcher with an average, strong frame. Solid defender with average hands, clean exchange into a long arm action and high-3/4 release with accuracy on throws that produced a positional velocity of 72 mph and a pop time of 2.15 seconds. Right-handed hitter that hits from a balanced setup, leg kick, solid lower half and balance. Gap to gap type hitter with fluid rhythm, creates solid extension and bat speed that produced an exit velocity of 82 mph. Also posted a 4.7 home to 1st time.

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