Prep Baseball Report

The Five: Uncommitted 2021 Catchers

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

TEXAS, USA - Now that we have updated all class rankings for the 2019-2021 Grads, we will highlight some of the top uncommitted talent that college recruiters will want to follow closely moving into the 2019 HS Season. Today, we bring you five of the top uncommitted catchers in the '21 class.



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Bernal has an aggressive mentaility to got with strong tools that project well to the next level. The right-handed hitter posted an exit velocity of 97 mph with explosive bat speed. Starting from a tall stance, he uses a low-hanging leg kick to stride forward as he walks away from his hands, landing with good separation. Twitchy hands produce strength at contact with carry through the gaps. Behind the plate, he has an ultra-fast exchange and soft hands to go with a top velocity from the crouch of 75 mph and pop times of 1.9-2.09. Commanded the field during the game shows athletic footwork on blocks.

The University of Pittsburgh commit stands 5-foot-10, 200-pounds, with a sturdy, strong frame. Bernal posted some of the top pop times of day (1.93-2.08), ultra-fast exchange, quick footwork, and an elbow dominant arm stroke with a top velocity from the crouch of 73 mph. Athletic defender, Bernal has good awareness and presence behind the plate during bullpens. Soft hands with the ability to stick pitches and block with relative ease. The right-handed hitter has an aggressive hack with loose hands and rhythm. Starting from a tall, narrow stance, he has a linear load as he lifts his front leg, then strides forward. Hands trigger down, then slide back as he lands balanced with separation. Explosive bat speed and lower half transfer with fast hands, Bernal he posted an exit velocity of 94 mph.

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