Inside the VA/DC 2023 Rankings: Top Catchers


John Nolan
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Charlie Brinkman

Class of 2024 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Fredericksburg Christian
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Canes American 16U
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
1.98 - 2.07
Pop Time
(02/13/21)
90
OF Velo
(02/13/21)
74
C Velo
(02/13/21)
80
Exit Velo
(03/07/20)
4.34
H-1st
(03/07/20)
Position
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.07
OF Velo
90
C Velo
74
Position
Pop Time
2.02 - 2.09
C Velo
70
H-1st
4.34
Exit Velo
80
Position
Pop Time
2.09 - 2.21
H-1st
4.53
Exit Velo
75



 



Micah Canterbury

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Buffalo Gap
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: 5 Star National Mid Atlantic
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(06/24/21)
81 - 83
FB
(07/07/21)
68 - 72
CB
(07/07/21)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
78 - 82
CB
64 - 68
Position
7.97
60-yard
(03/13/21)
1.98 - 2.11
Pop Time
(03/13/21)
76
C Velo
(03/13/21)
94
Exit Velo
(03/13/21)
5.10
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
60-yard
7.97
Pop Time
1.98 - 2.11
C Velo
76
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
8.42
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.18
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
8.45
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.13
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
84
Position
Pop Time
2.02 - 2.17
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
85
H-1st
5.1
Position
60-yard
8.56
Pop Time
2.25 - 2.3
C Velo
70
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Hitting
94.4
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
87.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
263
Distance (avg)
(03/13/21)
344
Distance (max)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.7
Distance (avg)
263
Distance (max)
344
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.8
Distance (avg)
260
Distance (max)
328
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.4
Distance (avg)
215
Distance (max)
288
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.8
Hand Speed (max)
(06/23/20)
22.0
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/23/20)
76.6
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
74.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
21.1
Bat Speed (max)
76.6
Bat Speed (avg)
74.6
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23
Hand Speed (avg)
21.5
Bat Speed (max)
66
Bat Speed (avg)
63.6
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
23.8
Hand Speed (avg)
22
Bat Speed (max)
69.9
Bat Speed (avg)
64.8
On Plane Eff (avg)



 



Henry Ford

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: St. Anne's-Belfield
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Stars Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R




Jackson Oates

Class of 2023 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Thomas Dale
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: RISE 2023
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.83
60-yard
(08/03/19)
2.17 - 2.35
Pop Time
(08/03/19)
72
INF Velo
(03/03/19)
69
C Velo
(08/03/19)
83
Exit Velo
(08/03/19)
4.62
H-1st
(01/26/20)
Position
INF Velo
70
H-1st
4.62
Exit Velo
70
Position
60-yard
7.83
Pop Time
2.17 - 2.35
C Velo
69
Exit Velo
83
Position
Pop Time
2.26 - 2.27
INF Velo
72
C Velo
68
Exit Velo
76




Conner Spears

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Thomas Dale
    State: VA
  • Summer Team: Rise 2023
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.35
60-yard
(03/13/21)
2.00 - 2.09
Pop Time
(03/13/21)
81
INF Velo
(03/03/19)
79
C Velo
(03/13/21)
94
Exit Velo
(03/13/21)
Position
60-yard
7.35
Pop Time
2 - 2.09
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
94
Position
60-yard
7.7
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.25
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
78
Position
60-yard
7.65
Pop Time
2.09 - 2.2
C Velo
72
Exit Velo
74
Position
Pop Time
2.2 - 2.28
INF Velo
81
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
76
Trackman - Hitting
94.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(03/13/21)
80.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
(03/13/21)
231
Distance (avg)
(03/13/21)
335
Distance (max)
(03/13/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
80.5
Distance (avg)
231
Distance (max)
335
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.7
Hand Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
19.1
Hand Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
75.9
Bat Speed (max)
(03/13/21)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(03/13/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.7
Hand Speed (avg)
19.1
Bat Speed (max)
75.9
Bat Speed (avg)
69.4
On Plane Eff (avg)