Prep Baseball Report

2021 Spring Forward: 25 Catchers To Know

Jason Burton
Richmond Scouting Coordinator



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With 2020 finally in the rear view we turn our attention to what we all hope will be an opportunity this spring for all players to return to playing high school baseball. Today we continue our annual series of stories entitled "Spring Forward" where we highlight some of the top players, programs, and conferences across a variety of categories for the upcoming 2021 season. 

Today we turn our attention to 25 catchers that impact the game in a variety of ways. Whether it is handling a staff, locking down the running game, or producing at the plate these are some guys you want to watch play in 2021. Be sure to follow our Spring Forward series as we continue to highlight some of the top players, programs, and conferences through a variety of categories in the weeks to come. 

(*Catchers are in no specific order*)

Spring Forward Top 25 Catchers:

Casey Gibbs 2021 St. John's College (VCU)



Dylan Hatfield 2021 William Byrd (Virginia Tech)


Ethan Anderson 2022 Frank W. Cox (Virginia)


AJ Shepard 2022 Patriot (Indiana)

Mason Balsis 2022 Patriot (Middle Tennessee State)


Clark Driscoll 2022 Clover Hill 


Owen Prince 2022 Lord Botetourt 



Jerry Barnes III 2022 First Colonial



Colin Tuft 2021 James Madison (Virginia)



Jacob Friend 2021 Yorktown (Davidson)



JT Carter 2021 Fredericksburg Chrisitian (Gardner-Webb)



Joey Duffer 2021 Halifax (Concord)



Lincoln Lubsen 2021 Walsingham Academy (Randolph-Macon)



Tanner Thomas 2022 Liberty Christian (Mt. St. Mary's)



Kade Abrisz 2021 Menchville (Louisburg JC)



Jackson Severt 2021 Dinwiddie (Hampden-Sydney)



Ryan Peterson 2021 First Colonial (VMI)



Henry Cooke 2022 Miller School (Virginia Tech)


Cannon Peebles 2022 Hanover (ODU)



Michael Joyce 2022 Atlee (JMU)

Austin Younce 2022 Greenbrier Christian (VCU)



Bennett Shealor 2022 Blacksburg (George Mason)



Garrett Pancione 2022 Highland (Radford)



Xavier Martin 2022 Tabb 


Landon Bonneville 2022 King's Fork