Uncommitted Upperclass Spotlight: Ian Graf


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director



The thick built, barrel chested prospect with present strength throughout his 6-foot-3, 205-pound frame is the Top Uncommitted Catcher in the 2021 Class. His ability at and behind the plate makes him an intriguing prospect that in a regular year would most likely have been locked up with a commitment at this point. At the plate, he pounded the ball to centerfield as he lived mostly gap to gap throughout his round with a naturally uphill swing that achieved a 99.3 mph Max Exit Velocity via TrackMan with seemingly more in the tank when he gets his lower half more involved. His ability behind the plate was also put on display as he showcased improved receiving skills with present strength in his hands and forearms that allowed him to hand velocity down in the zone and a Pop Time range of 1.85 – 1.98 with throws around the bag at 80 mph Catcher Velocity. This is a prospect who may not be on the board much longer with these kinds of tools that should transition very well to the next level. 

Ian Graf

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Rancho
    State: NV
  • Summer Team: Southern Nevada
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report

10/25/20

Body: 6-foot-3, 205 pounds. Thick, barrel chested build. Wide back. Present, proportionate strength throughout. Athletic with some twitch for his size. 

Defense: C. Posted an event best 1.85 Pop Time. Strength in hands and forearms allows him to hand pitches down in the zone. Balanced set up. Easy to throw to. Athleticism allows him to move well behind the plate on his blocks. Top Uncommitted Catcher in the 2021 Class. 

Arm: RH. 80 mph. Throws consistent around the bag. 
Hit: RHH. Athletic, squared set up with subtle hand rhythm. Simple pick up/put down stride. Mostly upper half in his swing. Some uphill his bat path. Quality barrel awareness with present power. Lived mostly in middle of the yard throughout his round. Solid middle of the order power bat.
Power: 99.31 mph Exit Velocity via TrackMan
Run: 7.35 Laser Timed 60

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