Inside the 2022 Rankings: Top 10 Catchers


John Nolan
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Ethan Anderson

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Frank W. Cox
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Tidewater Orioles
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Position
4.83
H-1st

 



Mason Balsis

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Patriot
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Stars Baseball
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.95
60-yard
1.90 - 1.97
Pop Time
(02/09/20)
78
C Velo
(02/09/20)
94
Exit Velo
(02/09/20)
4.84
H-1st
(02/09/20)
Position
Pop Time
1.9 - 1.97
C Velo
78
H-1st
4.84
Exit Velo
94



 



Landon Bonneville

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: King's Fork
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Western Branch Thunder
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 213lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(03/06/21)
78 - 81
FB
(03/06/21)
66 - 71
CB
(03/06/21)
73 - 74
CH
(03/06/21)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 81
CB
66 - 71
CH
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
78 - 79
CB
63 - 64
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
65 - 68
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
68 - 70
CH
71 - 73
Position
7.59
60-yard
(02/22/20)
1.98 - 2.08
Pop Time
(03/06/21)
75
C Velo
(03/06/21)
92
Exit Velo
(03/06/21)
4.75
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.83
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.08
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
92
Position
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.28
C Velo
66
Exit Velo
86
Position
60-yard
8.06
Pop Time
2.1 - 2.25
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
8.05
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.14
C Velo
71
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.59
Pop Time
2.03 - 2.05
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
86
Position
Pop Time
2 - 2.02
C Velo
74
H-1st
4.75
Exit Velo
80
Trackman - Fastball
80.7
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
78.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
1952
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
1872
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
80.7
Velo Range
78.3 - 80.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
78.4
Spin Rate (max)
1952
Spin Rate (avg)
1872
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
71.0
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
65.9 - 70.4
Velo Range
(03/06/21)
66.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
2157
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
2056
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
71
Velo Range
65.9 - 70.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
66.2
Spin Rate (max)
2157
Spin Rate (avg)
2056
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
73.1
Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
71.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
1371
Spin Rate (max)
(03/06/21)
1360
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
73.1
Velo Range
73 - 73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
71
Spin Rate (max)
1371
Spin Rate (avg)
1360
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
91.7
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/06/21)
82.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/06/21)
211
Distance (avg)
(03/06/21)
335
Distance (max)
(03/06/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
91.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
82.6
Distance (avg)
211
Distance (max)
335
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.3
Distance (avg)
157
Distance (max)
242
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.8
Hand Speed (max)
(03/06/21)
22.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/06/21)
74.4
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22.3
Bat Speed (max)
71
Bat Speed (avg)
65.9
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.6
Hand Speed (avg)
20.5
Bat Speed (max)
74.4
Bat Speed (avg)
72.8
On Plane Eff (avg)





Clark Driscoll

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Clover Hill
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: RISE 2022
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
89
Max FB
(07/14/21)
87 - 89
FB
(07/14/21)
68 - 73
CB
(10/25/20)
76 - 77
CH
(03/13/21)
76 - 79
SL
(07/14/21)
Pitching
Max FB
89
FB
87 - 89
SL
76 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CH
76 - 77
SL
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
83 - 86
CB
68 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
84 - 87
CB
66 - 69
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 82
CB
59 - 66
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
79 - 82
CB
63 - 68
Position
7.21
60-yard
(10/25/20)
1.90 - 1.97
Pop Time
(10/25/20)
84
INF Velo
(02/16/20)
79
C Velo
(02/16/20)
90
Exit Velo
(03/13/21)
4.08
H-1st
(10/20/19)
Position
60-yard
7.36
Pop Time
1.99 - 2.07
INF Velo
83
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
1.9 - 1.97
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.61
Pop Time
2 - 2.1
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.61
Pop Time
2 - 2.1
C Velo
78
Exit Velo
89
Position
Pop Time
1.91 - 2.05
INF Velo
84
C Velo
79
H-1st
4.2
Exit Velo
86
Position
Pop Time
1.91 - 2.06
INF Velo
82
C Velo
78
H-1st
4.08
Exit Velo
83
Position
60-yard
7.62
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.15
INF Velo
81
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
75
Position
INF Velo
82
H-1st
4.17
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Fastball
86.7
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
83.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2332
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
2194
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.3
Velo Range
84.2 - 85.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
83.1
Spin Rate (max)
2332
Spin Rate (avg)
2194
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
86.7
Velo Range
83.9 - 85.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
82.3
Spin Rate (max)
2304
Spin Rate (avg)
2160
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.6
Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
68.3 - 73.1
Velo Range
(10/25/20)
68.2
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
2633
Spin Rate (max)
(10/25/20)
2497
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.6
Velo Range
68.3 - 73.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.2
Spin Rate (max)
2633
Spin Rate (avg)
2497
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
72.7
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
69.0
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
2779
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
2738
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
72.7
Velo Range
70.9 - 72.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
69
Spin Rate (max)
2779
Spin Rate (avg)
2738
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - ChangeUp
76.9
Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
74.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
1902
Spin Rate (max)
(03/13/21)
1807
Spin Rate (avg)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
76.9
Velo Range
76.5 - 76.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.6
Spin Rate (max)
1902
Spin Rate (avg)
1807
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Trackman - Hitting
89.7
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
85.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
267
Distance (avg)
(03/13/21)
330
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.4
Distance (avg)
267
Distance (max)
327
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.7
Distance (avg)
197
Distance (max)
330
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.2
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
18.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
71.2
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
66.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
19.7
Hand Speed (avg)
18.3
Bat Speed (max)
71.2
Bat Speed (avg)
66.7
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.2
Hand Speed (avg)
18.6
Bat Speed (max)
69.5
Bat Speed (avg)
66.1
On Plane Eff (avg)




M. Tyler Gorbett

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Menchville
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: VA Spiders Showcase
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
87
Max FB
(09/09/21)
84 - 86
FB
(09/09/21)
73 - 76
CB
(09/09/21)
69 - 71
CH
(02/22/20)
72 - 73
SL
(02/22/20)
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
73 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
76 - 79
CB
67 - 69
CH
69 - 71
SL
72 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
74 - 76
SL
68 - 70
Position
7.19
60-yard
(06/18/19)
2.06 - 2.18
Pop Time
(02/22/20)
82
INF Velo
(02/22/20)
74
C Velo
(02/22/20)
81
Exit Velo
(02/22/20)
4.33
H-1st
(01/26/19)
Position
60-yard
7.39
Pop Time
2.06 - 2.18
INF Velo
82
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.19
Pop Time
2.22 - 2.27
INF Velo
76
C Velo
68
Exit Velo
80
Position
INF Velo
73
H-1st
4.33
Exit Velo
78




Collin Hughes

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cosby
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: RISE
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.53
60-yard
(10/25/20)
2.08 - 2.16
Pop Time
(10/25/20)
73
C Velo
(10/25/20)
92
Exit Velo
(10/25/20)
Position
60-yard
7.53
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.16
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.55
Pop Time
2.13 - 2.27
C Velo
69
Trackman - Hitting
92.1
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/25/20)
79.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/25/20)
228
Distance (avg)
(10/25/20)
333
Distance (max)
(10/25/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
79.8
Distance (avg)
228
Distance (max)
333
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.1
Hand Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
19.4
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
70.3
Bat Speed (max)
(10/25/20)
66.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/25/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
19.4
Bat Speed (max)
70.3
Bat Speed (avg)
66.4
On Plane Eff (avg)



 



Michael Joyce

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Atlee
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Richmond Braves
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
92
Max FB
(07/14/21)
87 - 92
FB
(07/14/21)
73 - 77
CB
(04/25/21)
78 - 80
CH
(07/14/21)
75 - 78
SL
(06/07/20)
Pitching
Max FB
92
FB
87 - 92
CB
74 - 77
CH
78 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
91
FB
87 - 91
CB
73 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 87
CB
69 - 72
SL
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
87
FB
84 - 86
CB
65 - 66
SL
69 - 71

 

 



Cannon Peebles

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Hanover
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes American 2022
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
88
Max FB
(07/07/20)
87 - 88
FB
(09/11/20)
73 - 75
CB
(09/11/20)
80 - 81
CH
(09/11/20)
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
87 - 88
CB
73 - 75
CH
80 - 81
Pitching
Max FB
88
FB
85 - 87
CB
73 - 74
CH
76 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 86
CB
72 - 74
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 85
CB
68 - 70
CH
76 - 77
Position
6.94
60-yard
(03/20/21)
1.84 - 1.92
Pop Time
(03/20/21)
84
C Velo
(07/07/20)
95
Exit Velo
(03/20/21)
Position
60-yard
6.94
Pop Time
1.84 - 1.92
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
7.26
Pop Time
1.86 - 1.97
C Velo
84
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.46
Pop Time
1.87 - 1.97
C Velo
81
Exit Velo
82
Trackman - Fastball
87.7
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
84.5
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
2424
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
2300
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
87.7
Velo Range
85.4 - 87.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
84.5
Spin Rate (max)
2424
Spin Rate (avg)
2300
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
74.2
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
72.7 - 74.1
Velo Range
(07/07/20)
70.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
1996
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1925
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
74.2
Velo Range
72.7 - 74.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
70.7
Spin Rate (max)
1996
Spin Rate (avg)
1925
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
78.7
Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
75.4
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
1731
Spin Rate (max)
(07/07/20)
1704
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
78.7
Velo Range
76.4 - 78.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
75.4
Spin Rate (max)
1731
Spin Rate (avg)
1704
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
95.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/20/21)
87.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/07/20)
264
Distance (avg)
(07/07/20)
358
Distance (max)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.1
Distance (avg)
216
Distance (max)
333
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.8
Distance (avg)
264
Distance (max)
358
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.3
Hand Speed (max)
(03/20/21)
20.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/20/21)
75.1
Bat Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
66.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/20/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
20.8
Bat Speed (max)
71.1
Bat Speed (avg)
66.7
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.2
Hand Speed (avg)
19.4
Bat Speed (max)
75.1
Bat Speed (avg)
66
On Plane Eff (avg)





Bennett Shealor

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Blacksburg
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: US Elite 2022 National
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.08
60-yard
(07/07/20)
1.91 - 1.95
Pop Time
(08/07/19)
78
OF Velo
(07/07/20)
77
C Velo
(07/07/20)
92
Exit Velo
(07/07/20)
4.53
H-1st
(02/16/19)
Position
60-yard
7.22
Pop Time
1.96 - 2.03
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.08
Pop Time
1.94 - 2.1
OF Velo
78
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
7.21
Pop Time
1.91 - 1.95
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
81
Position
Pop Time
2.22 - 2.28
C Velo
71
H-1st
4.53
Exit Velo
82
Trackman - Hitting
92.0
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/07/20)
80.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/17/20)
251
Distance (avg)
(07/07/20)
337
Distance (max)
(07/07/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.1
Distance (avg)
180
Distance (max)
328
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92
Exit Velocity (avg)
74.8
Distance (avg)
251
Distance (max)
337
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.5
Hand Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
19.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/07/20)
72.2
Bat Speed (max)
(07/07/20)
65.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/07/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.1
Hand Speed (avg)
18.6
Bat Speed (max)
65.4
Bat Speed (avg)
64.3
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19
Bat Speed (max)
72.2
Bat Speed (avg)
65.6
On Plane Eff (avg)



 



AJ Shepard

Class of 2022 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Patriot
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes National
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.90
60-yard
(02/06/22)
2.08 - 2.11
Pop Time
(02/06/22)
79
C Velo
(02/06/22)
94
Exit Velo
(02/06/22)
4.34
H-1st
(03/19/19)
Position
60-yard
6.9
Pop Time
2.08 - 2.11
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
94
Position
Pop Time
2.12 - 2.15
Trackman - Hitting
93.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(02/06/22)
86.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(02/06/22)
271
Distance (avg)
(02/06/22)
352
Distance (max)
(02/06/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.3
Distance (avg)
271
Distance (max)
352
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.2
Hand Speed (max)
(02/06/22)
23.3
Hand Speed (avg)
(02/06/22)
73.4
Bat Speed (max)
(02/06/22)
70.0
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/06/22)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
25.2
Hand Speed (avg)
23.3
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
70
On Plane Eff (avg)