Charlie Fick
Charlie Fick

CLASS OF 2021

C
2B

Charlie
Fick

Cal State Fullerton
Rancho Bernardo (HS) • CA
5-11 • 175LBS • R/R
Travel Team: SoCal Giants

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6/27/20

Body: 5-foot-11, 175 pounds. Infielders build from the catching position. Displayed quick actions from the catching position; footwork, lateral movement. Plenty of room for strength development. 

Hit: Right-handed hitter. Hitting set up; stands up-right shoulder width apart, hands low and back in-line with his right bicep, loads with a leg lift stride, hands work low to high to launch the ball in the air. Started his batting practice session with his front toe in-line with the back of home plate before moving up in the box with his toe in-line with the middle part of the plate. Bat speed averaged 68.1 mph and rotational acceleration average of 9.3g, according to Blast Motion. Bat speed metric shows that he is able to propel his bat at contact at the higher end average for the collegiate level and the lower end average for the professional level. While his ability to reach peak bat speed is below-average for a high school player. This could likely be due to his low hand set-up and slow load to the point of contact.

Power: Trackman data shows that his average exit speed is 73.40 mph, with exit speed contact to inside pitches at a higher average than outside pitches, particularly up-and-in on the strike zone at an average of 86.56 mph. Personal best exit speed of 86.54 mph with a launch angle of 16.13°. Fick averaged a 31.31° launch angle, good for sixth highest out of twenty-five hitters. Current swing approach produces a high rate of balls in the air, projecting that if he can increase his exit speed he should be able increase overall power across the board. 

Field: Showed well behind the plate, high-comfort level and mature feel for the position. Received well thanks to a low-to-high framing approach. Moved well laterally in the blocking portion, staying low to the ground and displayed good footwork. Pitchers reported positive remarks in regards to his in-game pitch calling and feel for framing pitches. 

Arm: Catcher arm velocity reading of 71 mph, 9th out of 10. Showed a quick release and good throwing mechanics. Keeps his hand close to his body and glove helping enable his quick release. Throws were on target and consistently on the bag. Posted a pop time average of 2.01-2.09. His ability to position himself well and release the ball quickly helps hide his below-average arm. Will have to improve arm strength at the next level. 

Run: 7.28 60 yard dash. Third fastest amongst the ProCase catchers. 

Summary: Fick showed natural feel with some athleticism behind the plate, which has served Fullerton catchers well in the past. His quick release ability and consistent throws on the bag will help move him up the depth chart quickly. The launch angle metric is a good down the line power projection if he can increase his bat speed. Fick will greatly benefit from overall strength training. Division 1 catcher that has the potential to turn into a 2023 draft pick.
6/08/19

Uncommitted. Fick continues to impress with his overall game that has made him one of the better known catchers in the 2021 class. Receives with a quiet setup and soft hands and shows some of the best catch/throw skills in-game that we’ve seen with pop times consistently hovering 2.0 with uncanny accuracy. At the plate he shows flashes of present power that is easy to envision developing. His hands are quick and he has the ability to keep the barrel on plane through his zone. Showed the ability to go the other way with line drives.

6/06/19

Uncommitted. Fick's quick feet and transfer ability allowed for consistent 2.0 throws between innings, and likely would have been lower in-game. He possesses loose hips and soft hands with quality blocking skills. At the plate the right-handed hitter covers the plate with quicker hands, and will be aided moving forward as his athletic and wiry 6-foot, 170-pound frame continues to fill out.

6/01/19

IE Future Games Trials - Uncommitted. Fick showed an all-around game that will undoubtedly have coaches taking notice this summer. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound catcher has a strong, compact, durable build that is optimal for the position. Hit tool catches your attention immediately as he stays through the zone very well with consistent and plus barrel contact. Drove balls to the gaps with easy and natural pop. Could integrate his strong lower half a bit more for added power. Registered an 82 mph exit velo off a tee. Hands are quick and barrel is short to the ball while staying in the zone on plane. Defensively he shows a quite setup with soft hands. Catch-and-throw skills are presently average to a tick above. Arm can be a weapon when he uses it. It’s accurate and strong. Footwork was smooth while transitions were quick and clean. Fick has a lot of projection remaining both with the bat and behind the plate.

7/13/18

Fick was just okay during the defensive workout where his pop time were in the 2.11-2.32 range, but once the game action started it was if he was an entirely different player. He's quick out of his crouch and showed feel for calling pitches. Threw out a would-be base stealer by a step-and-a-half with a throw timed at 1.94 by multiple watches. At 5-foot-10 160-pounds it's easy to dream on his projection.

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