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2019 PBR ProCase Evaluations: Catchers

Brandon Hall & Matt Payne
North Carolina Director of Scouting & PBR Assoc Scout

Sunday February 10th saw 25 of the top players in the 2019 and 2020 classes in North Carolina converge on Kernersville, NC and the Diamond Xtreme athletics facility.  In front of over 25 professional scouts, each player had his chance to show his skills in the pro-style workout.

By any measure, the 2019 ProCase was a huge success for all involved.  We begin the evaluations of the players with the three catchers in attendance.  Robbie O'Neal (C/INF, DH Conley, 2019) is a UNC Greensboro commit with athleticism and strength behind the dish and at the plate.  The switch-hitter was impressive throughout the day.  Bo Rusher III (C, Salisbury HS, 2019) is a Gardner Webb commit with length in the frame and power in his bat.  The lone junior behind the plate was East Carolina commit Joey Rezek (C, Northwest Guilford HS, 2020).  Rezek is an extremely advanced hitter who has made big strides in the last year defensively.

Below are the complete evaluations and video from each player's day at the PBR Procase.  We will continue posting the evaluations in the coming days of the top players in North Carolina who attended the prestigious PBR ProCase.


2019 NC PBR ProCase By the Numbers:

  • 25 players participated
  • 20 players from the 2019 class
  • 5 players from the 2020 class
  • 15 pitchers threw controlled bullpens
  • 8 arms touched 90 on the bump
  • 94 mph - New event record in NC
  • 3 catchers participated in the workout
  • 1.95 - Every Catcher threw a pop time under this number
  • 3 players worked out in the outfield defensively
  • 98 mph - A record for PBR of NC for Outfield positional velocity was recorded at the ProCase
  • 9 infielders went through the workout
  • 95 mph - A record for PBR of NC Infield positional velocity was recorded at the ProCase
  • 16 hitters went through several offensive stations and took live BP
  • 2 players broke the 100 mph barrier in exit velocity... with wood
  • 9 hitters recorded an exit velocity of 93 mph or better... with wood

CLICK HERE to see the full statistical breakdown and a roster of attendees from the 2019 NC PBR ProCase


2019 PBR ProCase Evaluations: The Catchers

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