Elite Prospect Showcase Spotlight: C/3B Dan Stauffer

By Jacob Gill
Pennsylvania Assistant Director of Scouting

Less than four weeks remain until PBR Pennsylvania's Elite Prospect Showcase on November 7th at Keystone State Baseball Academy in Manheim. Today, we continue our series of previews on prospects who will be in attendance, as we highlight Elk County Catholic 2017 catcher Dan Stauffer.

Stauffer is a right-handed hitter with loose hands that work through contact well, and who runs reasonably well for his positions (7.27 60-yard dash, 4.63 in-game home-to-1B time). His 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame projects more power potential than his recorded 79-mph exit velocity, if he can learn to stay behind his front side and incorporate his lower half.

Defensively, Stauffer has shown a solid (75-mph from the crouch) accurate arm and gets his feet lined up to his target well, while also exhibiting a feel for blocking with good lateral agility. He recorded showcase pop times in the 1.97-2.18 range during back-to-back events in June, including a 2.13 in-game pop, with the ability to shave time by quickening his exchange out of the glove.

Stauffer is coming off a sophomore campaign during which he hit .431 with a .521 on-base percentage (11 walks vs 8 strikeouts) and .586 slugging percentage (six doubles, one home run), while failing to reach base in only one of twenty games from the middle of the Crusaders order.

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