Ivan Witt
Ivan Witt
Ivan Witt
Ivan Witt
Ivan Witt

CLASS OF 2021

C

Ivan
Witt

Creighton
Fort Scott (HS) • KS
6-0 • 205LBS • R/R
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7/07/20

Strong-bodied and quick-armed backstop with clean exchange and short footwork which produced 1.83-1.95 pop times. Fringe average arm strength at 77 mph with average carry and true flight for very good accuracy. Did a good job staying in his legs to throw. Agile feet, blocked well, smothered the baseball. Ran a 7.06 sixty. Good balance, strength and bat speed at the plate. Short load with around the ball swing path at times. Good hand strength produced the third best bat speed at ProCase (74.9 mph). Top exit velocity of 97.1 mph and furthest batted ball in BP was 358’. Averaged a pro-level rotational acceleration score of 18.7 g, as well as top power kW of 5.07.

2/29/20

Ivan Witt, Fort Scott (KS), 2021
Positional Profile: C The second ranked catching prospect in his class, a high follow and name to know.
Body: 6-foot-0, 200-pounds. Strong, muscular build. Defined lower half.
Defense: 1.83-1.90 pop times. Explodes out of the crouch, clean transfer leading to quick release, works in line with his target, advanced blocker, athletic actions behind the plate.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. Short draw, quick arm, high 3/4 slot; advanced arm strength for age. Developing accuracy.
Hit: RHH. Athletic, balanced setup, slight leg lift trigger leading to short stride, stays balanced through contact, silky smooth load.  Bat speed created by twitch in hands, short, uphill path to the baseball, consistently elevates the baseball, clear feel for finding the barrel, fluid rhythm throughout.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Clear pull-side power.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.
 

2/22/19

Witt is a strong and athletic 6-foot 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas' 2021 class, a Wichita State commit.  He ran a 7.47 60 and a 4.78 home to first.  he has an 91 mph exit velocity. At the plate, balanced stance, gathers against back leg, toe tap, in line stride, body stays under control, aggressive and quick bat speed, level path, stays on ball after contact, pull side power.  Behind the plate, thin and slightly staggered in set up, smooth catch and throw, over the top release, throws have carry and are accurate, pop times between 2.02 and 2.22-seconds, 76 mph positional velocity.

6/5/18 - Witt is an athletic 5-foot-11 185-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2021 class.  He ran a 7.76 60, a 4.75 home to first and has an 87 mph exit velocity. At the plate, repeatable swing with little wasted movment, starts in balanced position, controlled leg kick, in line strdie, level path with loose hands, gap to gap approach with consistent line drives in hitting evals.  Behind the plate, pop times between 1.88 to 2.10 pop times, 70 mph positional velcoity, over the top arm slot, quick catch and throw, advanced for age, accurate with throws, carry to the bag, quick transfer, player to watch in the 2021 class

1/27/18 - Witt is a 5-foot-11 175-pound right-handed hitting catcher in Kansas’ 2021 class.  He ran a 7.75 60 and has an 82 mph exit velocity.  At the plate, balanced set up, short in line stride, quick and compact swing, minimal load, gap to gap approach, feel for the barrel.  Behind the plate, pop times between 2.02 and 2.15, 71 mph positional velocity, square feet in set up, sit low, flexible, quick transfer and throw,  over the top release, mostly accurate throws.

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