Prep Baseball Report

USA Collegiate National Team: Catchers & First Basemen

David Seifert
Director of College Scouting

Position player reports from a recent five-game look at the USA CNT, continue with the catchers and first basemen.

Patrick Bailey, 2020, C, North Carolina State
Switch-hitting, athletic backstop with an above average arm and a chance to hit for average. Overall, a well-tooled and well-rounded prospect. Defensively, Bailey showed good game awareness and made accurate throws with POP times ranging from 2.01 to 2.08 with a quick release and short, direct footwork. From the right side of the plate Bailey set up in a slightly open stance towards the back of the box. His balance was out front and he carried his hands with his hips. The result was a pull approach, marginal bat speed and little hard contact. His left-handed swing was more compact with better balance. More of a contact approach...

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