OK Preseason All-State: 2021 & 2022 Catcher Analysis


Andy Urban
Oklahoma Scouting Director

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Prep Baseball Report Oklahoma hosted the second annual OK Preseason All-State Showcase this past Sunday at the World Baseball Outreach indoor facility in Tulsa, OK. This invite only event featured 90 of the top players from every class in Oklahoma. Each player participated in a pro style showcase to show their skills and record measurables in front of multiple colleges along with the PBR staff.

This was easily the most talent packed event in PBR OK history with 16 players posting 90+ exit velo, 16 players that were 85+ on the mound, 10 sub 7.00 60s, 9 catchers under 2.0, a 90 across the INF, and a 100 from the OF. 

In the coming weeks, PBR OK will write an in-depth scouting report on each player at the event grouped by position and age. Today, we look at the catchers from the 2020 and 2021 class. Though many of them are talented two-way players, they will be cover here only as position plays with pitching analysis found here

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2020 & 2021 Catcher Analysis

Ian Daugherty C / RHP / Kingfisher, OK / 2021

A physically advanced 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a wide and balanced set-up with rhythm throughout. Uses a short stride before launching his strong hands on a flat path to contact with a high finish, some length. In BP, shows a middle to opposite field approach, mostly barrels,advanced pop, 84 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.45 60. Defensively, shows a big target and receives with strong hands and limited movement, advanced blocker consistently killing the ball in front of him. Shows advanced 1.96-2.06 pop times with consistent footwork and exchanges, throws from a ¾ slot with arm strength and some accuracy, 77 mph. 


Colby Entwistle C / SS / Edmond North, OK / 2020

A physically advanced and lean 6-foot-2, 185-pound frame with room to put on more size and strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced and athletic set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a small hanging leg kick for timing and a hand pump load before launching his hands on a slightly uphill path with excellent extension. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach with consistent lift, mostly barrels with some pop, 85 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.20 60. Defensively, receives with good hands and blocks well. Shows clean exchanges and consistent footwork on showcase throw-downs, 1.98-2.04, developing accuracy. 


Dylan Hammond C / 3B / Jenks, OK / 2021

A 5-foot-11, 175-pound frame with long limbs. Offensively, the left-handed hitter bats from a wide, quiet, and back leg heavy set-up before pulling his hands through a slightly uphill path, some length and leverage. In BP, shows a pull approach with occasional lift, mostly barrels, 76 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.56 60. Behind the dish, shows aggressive receiving with some excess movement, block the ball dead in front, sill learning his long frame. On throw-downs, gains a lot of ground towards second, stands up out of the crouch a bit early, quick and clean exchanges with a very short arm stoke in the back before coming through a ¾ slot, some accuracy, 2.26-2.4.


Cooper Harris C / RHP / Choctaw, OK / 2020

 A physically advanced 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame with some strength. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats form an open, upright, and quiet set-up. Uses a moderate hanging leg kick for load and timing, takes a moderate stride, and launches his hands on a flat path through extension. In BP, show a line drive and pull approach, some barrels with pop, 90 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.51 60. Defensively, Harris is one of the most elite receivers and throwers in his class in the country with strong, soft and quiet hands with almost no body movement and advanced flexibility in the crouch. Showcase pop times of 1.89-1.98 at 81 mph and some accuracy. Shows consistently clean exchanges and footwork.  


Colby Lewis C / SS / Heritage Hall, OK / 2021

A developing 5-foot-8, 145-pound frame with some quick twitch athleticism. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a slightly open and back leg heavy crouch with rhythm in his hands. Uses a short stride and quick arm bar load before launching his fast hands on a flat path through extension. In BP, showed an all fields and line drive approach, almost all barrels, 76 mph exit velo. Advanced runner, especially for a catcher, 6.93 60. Defensively, receives will with little extra movement, shows clean exchanges and footwork on throws, ¾ slot, 2.18-2.25 pop times, 73 mph, some accuracy. 


Manning McAtee RHP / C / Clinton, OK / 2020

A stocky and strong 5-foot-8, 175-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats from a balanced, even, and athletic set-up with some rhythm in his hands. Uses a big reverse toe-tap load before launching his hands on a flat path through contact, some length and advanced bat speed. In BP, shows a flat and pull approach with advance pop, some barrels early in the round and found mostly barrels late, 90 exit velo. Runs a 7.45 60. Defensively, catches from a very narrow base, shows good hands, developing blocker. Posted 1.91-2.16 showcase pop times, comes out of his crouch very early at times. Throws from a ¾ slot with arm strength and accuracy, 78 mph.


Braedyn Sommer C / SS / Stillwater, OK / 2020

A lean 5-foot-11, 173-pound frame with some wiry strength and lots of room to put on more size. Offensively, the switch hitter bats from similar setups on both sides, slightly back leg heavy, knee knocked, with some crouch and rhythm in his hands. Uses a smooth load and short leg lift and stride before launching his hands. Shows a middle to opposite field approach from both sides with mostly barrels, but seems to find more consistently hard contact with a little more lift from the left-side, 87 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.42 60. Defensively, an advanced receiver with very little extra movement and sure hands. Posted 1.96-2.08 pop times with quick and consistent footwork and exchanges. Throws from an over the top slot, with a short arm stroke, gets good carry and shows above average accuracy, 72 mph. 


Parker Whittle RHP / C / Regent Preparatory, OK / 2021

A durable 5-foot-11, 190-pound frame. Offensively, the right-handed hitter bats form an open, narrow, and back leg heavy set-up with rhythm in his hands. Uses a short reverse toe tap with a moderate stride before launching his hands on a flat path through extension. In BP, shows a middle to pull approach, mostly flat with occasional lift, mostly barrels, advanced bat speed, 84 mph exit velo. Runs a 7.74 60. Defensively, is an solid receiver from a wide, balanced and flexible base with soft hands, keeps the ball in front on blocks. Show short and clean footwork on throws down with a quick and loose arm coming through an over the top slot, 66 mph.

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