OK Fall Top Prospects Games: Catcher Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the OK Fall Top Prospects Games at beautiful Failing Field on the campus of Norther Oklahoma College at Enid. This invite only event featured over 85 of the top players from every class in Oklahoma. Each player participated in a pro style showcase to get all the measurables, followed by games where the PBR staff and multiple colleges had the chance to watch them in game situations.    

Today, we look at all of the catchers from the event. Though a few of them are skilled at other positions, they will be covered here as catchers only. All batters started with a 1-1 count and all exit velos were taken from a tee. 

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Catchers

Jonathan Adams C / Coleman, OK / 2019

A proportional 6-foot, 185-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a quiet set-up with a wide base, slight crouch, and low set hands. Uses a quick and moderate leg kick, delayed load, and a slightly uphill bat path through contact with some quickness in his hands. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field approach, finding mostly barrels, occasional lift, and showing a bit more power than his 79 mph exit velo would suggest. Runs a 7.52 60. Defensively, catches from a narrow base with some sway and average lateral movement when blocking. Showcase pop times range from 2.12-2.31 with a top velocity of 70 mph, with above average accuracy. In the game, reached base on a ground ball to third. Aggressive first pitch swinger. Made a solid throw to third to get a runner. 


Aiden Bagwell C / 3B / Roff, OK / 2020

 A proportional 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly back leg heavy, knee-knock set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a slight knee-knock leg kick, arm-bar load, and a long uphill path. In BP, shows a flat and pull approach with some strength. Exit velo of 79 mph. Runs a 7.89 60. Defensively,receives well with soft hands, average blocker, shows some flexibility. Showcase pop times of 2.00-2.14 with a top velo of 70 mph, spray. In the game, showed aggression, swinging first pitch. 


Jordan Coffey C / 1B / Deer Creek, OK / 2019

A durable 6-foot, 218-pound frame with advanced strength throughout. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a narrow and open set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a slight knee-knock leg kick for timing and a short, uphill path to the ball. In BP, shows a pull approach with lift and advanced pop, some barrels. Exit velo of 93 mph. Runs a 7.31 60. Defensively, shows marked improvement blocking and receiving. Showcase pop times have lowered to 2.09-2.21 with a top velo of 73 mph and above average accuracy. In the game, put one ball in play, flying out to right. Threw out a runner at third base. 


Kyler Copeland C / 3B / Charles Page, OK / 2019

A proportional 5-foot-11, 170-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an even and balanced set-up with slight rhythm in his hands. Uses a late and quick hand pump load with a moderate stride, flat path to contact with a high finish, and gets off his backside. In BP, shows a middle of the field, mostly flat approach with some lift, above average round. Exit velo of 79 mph. Runs a 7.77 60. Defensively, receives from an excellent set-up with very little movement and shows soft and strong hands, above average blocker. Showcase pop times of 2.07-2.22 with a top velo of 77 mph, developing accuracy. In the game, stayed on a fastball, hitting it hard to right field. Also, flied out to right on a first pitch.


Benjamin Crawford C / Edmond Memorial, OK / 2018

A durable 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an upright and balanced stance with high set hands with rhythm throughout. Uses a small knee-knock load with a short stride and a flat path through contact. In BP, shows an opposite field approach with some lift, found some barrels. Exit velo of 82 mph. Runs a 7.71 60. Defensively, shows good flexibility in squat with good hands, above average blocker. Showcase pop times of 2.18-2.34 with a top velo of 73 mph, developing accuracy. In the game, produced a well struck single.  


Cooper Harris C / RHP / Choctaw, OK / 2020

 A 6-foot-1, 185-pound advanced frame with some length and room to continue filling out. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a wide open and upright set-up with some rhythm throughout. Uses a big and smooth leg kick and a flath path through extension. In BP, shows a pull approach with some lift and strength with quickly developing strength, found mostly barrels. Exit velo of 87 mph. Runs a 7.58 60. Defensively is the young catcher is at an elite level. Poses excellent flexibility with plus hands, handling any velo with ease, and is an above average blocker. Showcase pop times, of 1.89-2.10 with a top velo of 81 mph from a loose arm, some accuracy. In the game, had two hits through the 6 hole, barling up one of them for a line drive. 


Jaret Johnson C / OF / Shawnee, OK / 2020

 A proportional 5-foot-10, 161-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an even, slightly front foot heavy set-up with his barrel tipped at the pitcher and some rhythm in his hands. Uses a moderate leg kick and and big hand pump load, some length, and an uphill path with leverage. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach, mostly flat, some barrels, flashes some pop. Exit velo of 87 mph. Runs a 7.5 60. Defensively, an average blocker and receiver. Showcase pop times of 2.13-2.35 with a top velo of 67 mph, developing accuracy. 


Jonathan Johnson C / 1B / Dale, OK / 2020

A physically advanced 6-foot-1, 183-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, the right handed hitter bats from a narrow and back leg heavy set-up with bend in his waist and slight rhythm in his hands. Uses a moderate leg kick and extended stride with a flat path through the zone. In BP, shows a middle of the field approach with lift flashing pull-pop with more strength than his 79 mph exit velo would suggest, mostly barrels, solid round. Runs a 7.78 60. Defensively, raw but toolsy catcher, shows some extra glove movement receiving and is an average blocker. Showcase pop times of 2.00-2.10 with a top velo of 78 mph and above average accuracy from a high-¾ slot. In the game, showed off his strong and accurate arm multiple times and recorded a single.  


Carson Lee C / Yukon , OK / 2021

A developing 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly wide and back leg heavy set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a small load and stride, path is short to the ball and flath through contact. In BP, shows a pull and mostly flat approach, some barrels, got better as his round went on and found his timing. Exit velo of 64 mph. Runs a 7.75 60. Defensively, an average blocker, slightly late to the ball receiving. Consistent showcase pop times of 2.15-2.16 with a top velo of 70 mph and excellent accuracy from a ¾ slot. In the game, continued to put throws on the bag to throw out runners and made a couple good blocks on breaking balls.


Jayden Reams C / 1B / Oilton , OK / 2021

A 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a quiet, straight upright, and wide open stance. Uses a big leg kick and late hand wiggle before coming through with a flat path through extension. In BP, shows a middle of the field and flat approach with some opposite field flair. Exit velo of 74 mph. Runs an 8.59 60. Defensively, uses a narrow set-up, traces the ball while receiving. Showcase pop times of 2.5-2.6 with a top velo of 61 mph from a ¾ slot with developing accuracy.


Kadin Repass C / Wister High School, OK / 2020

A 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame with some room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from an upright and open set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses moderate knee-knock leg kick load and short and flat path to the ball. In BP, shows a mostly flat, middle of the field approach, some barrels. Exit velo of 75 mph. Runs an 8.21 60. Defensively, shows good flexibility and frames the ball well. Showcase pop times of 2.21-2.4 with a top velo of 70 mph from a high ¾ slot with developing accuracy as he clears wide into the right-handed box.


Nate Windle C / 3B / Tuttle , OK / 2021

A lean 5-foot-11 pound frame with plenty of room to add size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a quiet and slightly open stance. Uses a moderate stride with a late heel plant, bat path has length with a slightly uphill path. In BP, shows a pull approach with some lift, found some barrels. Exit velo of 80 mph. Runs a 7.13 60. Defensively, shows good flexibility and soft hands looking very comfortable, often turning his glove side knee in. Shows solid mechanics on the throw down to second with consistently clean footwork and exchanges producing showcase pop times of 1.95-2.12 with a top velo of 75 mph and above average accuracy from a high ¾ slot.


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