Prep Baseball Report

Central Texas Open: Catchers

By Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

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On Sunday December 11th, Prep Baseball Report and its staff converged on East View High School to workout a group of players from across Texas. Each player was run through a full pro-style workout, with extended offensive, defensive, and bullpen sessions. The PBR staff was able to record stats and video on each player in attendance. PBR will continue to work to be the #1 news source for all of high school baseball across Texas. Continue to check back for updated reports, video, and events.

We are proud to bring you our coverage from the inaugural event of Prep Baseball Report Texas. Each player has an updated profile with stats, a player write-up, and video from the event. Below is a complete breakdown of the catchers, including one player from each class.


Tyler Pettit, C/1B, Round Rock HS, 2017
5-foot-11, 200-pound, strong frame with well defined lower-half and broad shoulders. Behind the plate, Pettit showed elite receiving skills during the bullpen session. He has a relaxed set-up with strong hands and good feel for the position. During the workout portion he showcased easy actions, clean exchanges, solid footwork, clean arm action with consistent and accurate throws. He threw 74 mph on pop times ranging from 1.97-2.03. Pettit, a right-handed hitter, starts from a strong, wide-based, slightly open stance. Slow, early load with a low leg-kick, lands aggressively with good energy into his launch position. With slight lift in the bat path, Pettit showed strength at contact with some pull-side gap power and registered an exit velocity of 86 mph. At first base he transitions well off the bag into a low fielding position, average range and footwork. He threw 75 mph across the infield and ran a 7.53 60-yard dash.



Luke Banister, C/1B, Hutto HS, 2020
5-foot-9, 165-pound, strong frame with definition in lower half and shoulders. Behind the plate he has solid body control with quick, fluid footwork and a quick, clean exchange. Shows good arm strength for his class, registering 1.97-2.11 pop times and 74 mph velocity. The right-handed hitter starts from a tall stance with flex in his knees and good rhythm. Slow load to rock back with a slight toe-tap, lands into an athletic launch position with his hands back. Explodes on the ball at contact with a compact path and good weight-transfer and a loose finish of the barrel. Shows good presence and approach in the box, drove balls to the gaps and wall with backspin, exit velocity of 86 mph. Ran a 7.19 60-yard dash.



Jacob Dellipoali, C/1B, Round Rock HS, 2018
6-foot, 180-pound, strong, projectable frame. The left-handed hitter starts from a tall, relaxed set-up with a low hand position and good early rhythm. Smooth load with a quick leg-kick, hands slide back and up into a good launch position, lands relaxed. Good weight transfer, relaxed whip in the barrel with an aggressive finish. Showed gap-to-gap approach with good barrel awareness, flashing some power to the pull side gap with exit velocity of 80 mph. Behind the plate, Dellipoali had pop times from 2.15-2.16 with velocity of 74 mph. Receives with soft hands, good footwork into his transfer with some carry in the arm. At first base he shows average range and footwork with good arm strength at 76 mph. Ran 7.76 60-yard dash.



Dillon Cullor, C/OF, Pflugerville HS, 2019
5-foot-8, 141-pound frame that is still developing. The left-handed hitter starts from a tall, slightly open stance. Gets started with a quick, up-and-down leg kick. Hands drop slightly into his launch position before giving way to a flat swing path with front side arm-bar. Registered an exit velocity of 68 mph. Behind the plate had pop times of 2.47-2.57 with a positional velocity of 63 mph, and showed linear footwork. Ran a 7.53 60-yard dash.



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