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Most Viewed Profiles of 2020 - Mason Utech


Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

We're counting down the most viewed profiles in 2020. Our countdown started with '20 LHP Dylan MacLean (Central Catholic) as the 10th most viewed profile of the year. For that article, click here

Our next name on the list at #9 overall is 2022 C/INF Mason Utech (Lakeridge). Utech profiles strongly as a left-handed hitting catcher with quality defensive skills and the versatility to handle an INF spot if needed. After a solid showing at the Oregon Top Prospect Showcase in June, Utech joined us down at LakePoint for the 2020 PBR Future Games. 

Later on that month he announced his commitment to Utah. Utech has been a consistent fixture in the Top 10 of the state rankings since we first put out our 2022 list. With his skill set and feel for the game, we expect him to stay at the top of the rankings throughout his HS career and should be a reliable presence on the diamond for Lakeridge.

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#9 - '22 Mason Utech

 

Mason Utech

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Lakeridge
    State: OR
  • Summer Team: Baum Bat NW
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.48
60-yard
(08/01/20)
1.88 - 2.05
Pop Time
(05/30/21)
83
INF Velo
(08/01/20)
80
C Velo
(06/24/20)
95
Exit Velo
(05/30/21)
Position
Pop Time
1.88 - 2.05
INF Velo
80
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.48
Pop Time
2 - 2.07
INF Velo
83
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
84
Position
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.03
INF Velo
82
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
91
Trackman - Hitting
94.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(05/30/21)
87.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(05/30/21)
242
Distance (avg)
(08/01/20)
340
Distance (max)
(05/30/21)
45
Hard Hit %
(05/30/21)
60
Sweet Spot %
(05/30/21)
41
Line Drive %
(06/24/20)
75.0
Fly Ball %
(08/01/20)
47
Ground Ball %
(06/24/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.3
Distance (avg)
193
Distance (max)
340
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
84.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
73.6
Distance (avg)
242
Distance (max)
326
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
85
Distance (avg)
157
Distance (max)
329
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.5
Hand Speed (max)
(05/30/21)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
(05/30/21)
72.4
Bat Speed (max)
(05/30/21)
69.3
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
15.0
Rot. Acc (max)
(05/30/21)
12.2
Rot. Acc (avg)
(05/30/21)
73
On Plane Eff (avg)
(06/24/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.5
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
72.4
Bat Speed (avg)
68.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22.1
Hand Speed (avg)
21
Bat Speed (max)
71.8
Bat Speed (avg)
69.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
19.4
Bat Speed (max)
69.8
Bat Speed (avg)
66
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

8/03/20

 

In addition to his defensive versatility, Utech showed plenty of aptitude at the plate across the workout day and 3 games of action. He gets high marks for his strike zone discipline and ability to recognize spin, as he drew 3 BB while only striking out once. Sets up in the box with direct alignment towards the pitcher in both his upper and lower half. Hands start above back shoulder and shift into a lower hitting position during forward stride. Easy, low effort swing with classic left-handed loft. Does a solid job letting the ball travel and works towards the big part of the field when he goes after something to hit. Head stays quiet throughout and he stays in his legs after contact. The left-handed swing plus his ability to handle both catching and INF duties give Utech a unique profile and allow him to handle a lot of responsibilities on the diamond.

 

8/01/20

 

Utech had a strong showing at the Oregon Top Prospect showcase in June. Flashing a simple, balanced stroke from the left-side that consistently produced line-drive contact. Projects to hit for gap-to-gap type power as he continues to mature. Defensively he’s a polished receiver who presents a quiet, compact target. We’ve seen him pop as low as 1.94 and peak with an 80 mph arm from behind the plate. As an INF, Utech is more than capable of holding his own on the dirt. He controls his body & maintains a soft glove hand. Arm plays well from both spots with reliable accuracy. 

 

5/24/20

 

Left-handed hitting catchers are always an ideal profile to find in a player. Utech fits that mold and will likely only continue to get better behind the dish as he gets more seasoning. Early on we saw him flash quality defensive actions in the INF but catching adds an additional layer to his versatility. Offensively, he shows a level, contact stroke capable of spraying consistent hard contact. Flashes more lift to his pull-side. Stays in his lower half thru contact while finishing against a posted front side. Quality approach at the plate with strike zone discipline.