Senior Games: Catcher Analysis


By PBR Wisconsin Staff

At Kapco Park on Sunday, Sept. 23, we hosted fall’s annual Senior Games event in Mequon, Wis. The invite-only showcase is designed to provide the top remaining unsigned seniors in the state a platform to perform in front of a host of college coaches prior to the final offseason of their prep careers. Over 40 prospects made it to Mequon for the pro-style workout and 10-inning simulated game.

Today, we’ll start our position-by-position analysis with the pair of backstops who made it out to Senior Games last month: Brett Bradison (De Pere) and Zach Schneider (Appleton East).

Both catchers demonstrated some next-level feel at the plate with bat strength. To read the catchers’ reports from Senior Games in full, continue on below. We previously published the event’s Statistical Analysis, too. Keep an eye out tomorrow when we break down the day’s outfielders.

ALL PROSPECTS (LISTED ALPHABETICALLY)

Brett Bradison, C, De Pere, 2019
6-foot, 170-pound, right-handed hitting catcher, athletic frame. At the plate, balanced, crouched setup, hands drop and bar at load, leg kick trigger. Short, level bat path, showed line drive approach to the middle of the field, exit velocity topped 80 mph from a tee. Singled to the pull side in game and came around to score, 7.18 runner in the 60. Defensively, fluid feet, transfers ball low and quick, steady hands, some stiffness in block. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, accurate throws topped 71 mph to second. Pop times ranged 2.13-2.19 from the crouch.

Zach Schneider, C, Appleton East, 2019
5-foot-7, 173-pound, right-handed hitting catcher, stocky, athletic frame. At the plate, open athletic setup, minimal load, short leg kick trigger, engages lower half. Loose, fluidic hands, long, uphill bat path, flashed line drive approach with ability to stay inside the ball, exit velocity topped 86 mph from a tee. Defensively, quick feet till release, steady hands, under control. Short arm action, over the top slot, accurate throws topped 75 mph to second. Pop times ranged 2.09-2.12 from the crouch. 7.50 runner in the 60.

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