Texas Uncommitted Prospect Showcase - Catcher Analysis


Tyler King
PBR Texas Scout

On July 13, our PBR Texas Staff hosted the Texas Uncommitted Prospect Showcase at Sam Houston State University. The event featured a highly talented group of prospects from the 2022 & 2023 classes. Today, we take a look at a breakdown of every catcher in attendance.

 

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 Catcher Analysis

Alexander SanMiguel C / North Shore, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C

Body: 5-foot-9, 172 pounds. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, barrel tilt swing trigger, slightly uphill swing plane, pull side tendency hitting line drives and fly balls. 

Power: 89.04 mph max exit velocity in BP, 79.24 mph average exit velocity, and 302 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 

Defense: 2.20 pop time. Good footwork consistently in line with his target, quick and efficient funnel to release, good hands receiving the ball. 

Run: 7.85 runner in the 60.

Charles Evans C / OF / St Michaels Academy, TX / 2024

Positional Profile: C

Body: 5-foot-10, 175 pounds. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, leg lift load trigger, takes hands back with slight barrel tilt swing trigger, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting primarily line drives. 

Power: 92.91 mph max exit velocity in BP, 87.31 mph average exit velocity, 288 feet max distance, and 37.5% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws at times. 

Defense: 2.15 pop time. Good footwork getting in line with his target, clean funnel to release, good hands receiving pitches. 

Run: 7.03 runner in the 60.

Michael Smosna C / RHP / Lubbock Cooper , TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C/RHP

Body: 6-foot-2, 175 pounds. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg lift load trigger, takes hands back slightly to trigger swing with slight barrel tilt, uphill swing plane, middle of the field to oppo gap approach hitting line drives and fly balls.

Power: 90.65 mph max exit velocity in BP, 86.95 mph average exit velocity, 308 feet max distance, 28.6% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. C - 81 mph. Short arm action, good carry to the bag with accurate throws. 

Defense: 2.00 pop time. Clean funnel to release, good footwork getting in line with his target at times.

Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.

Yianni Stellakis C / 1B / Katy Taylor, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: C

Body: 6-foot-2, 190 pounds. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, wide base, small leg lift load trigger, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, whole field approach hitting line drives and some deep fly balls. 

Power: 93.49 mph max exit velocity in BP, 87.18 mph average exit velocity, 345 feet max distance, 42.9% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. Medium arm action, accurate throws on the bag. 

Defense: 2.29 pop time. Good footwork at times getting line with target, clean funnel to release at times, good hands receiving the ball.

Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

Zachary Johnson C / 2B / Magnolia, TX / 2023

Positional Profile: C/2B

Body: 5-foot-9, 160 pounds. 

Hit: RHH. Open stance, foot lift load trigger, takes hands back to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field approach hitting primarily line drives with some fly balls. 

Power: 83.31 mph max exit velocity in BP, 76.67 mph average exit velocity, and 282 feet max distance.

Arm: RH. C - 70 mph. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action, accurate throws on the bag at times with good carry. 

Defense: 2.24 pop time. Worked at catcher and on the infield. Good footwork getting into position at times, clean funnel to release at times with good hands at times on the infield. Good footwork at times behind the plate with a clean funnel to release at times. 

Run: 7.85 runner in the 60.

Noah Huff C / OF / Magnolia West, TX / 2022

Positional Profile: C

Body: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds. 

Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg kick load trigger, brings hands off of chest to trigger swing, uphill swing plane, middle of the field to opposite field line approach hitting mainly deep fly balls with some line drives. 

Power: 101.53 mph max exit velocity in BP, 85.75 mph average exit velocity, 368 feet max distance, 37.5% of batted balls over 90 mph exit velocity.

Arm: RH. C - 84 mph. Short arm action, accurate throws on the bag with good carry. 

Defense: 1.98 pop time. Good footwork getting line with his target, clean funnel to release, good hands receiving the ball.

Run: 7.42 runner in the 60.

 

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