Ryan Bonja
Ryan Bonja
Ryan Bonja
Ryan Bonja

CLASS OF 2021

C
1B

Ryan
Bonja

Clark University
Worcester Academy (HS) • MA
6-2 • 220LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Evolution Baseball 17u

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2/08/20

Bonja is a strong framed 6-foot-2, 220 pound prospect, who continues to develop as a player every time I see him.  The right-handed hitting catcher/infielder showed some juice early, with an exit velocity of 85 mph off the tee. The initial set-up is out of a wide base, with some rhythm in the hands.  The load works off a knee slide to get the weight moving to the back leg. Once there, the physicality shows up, with a flat path to and through contact, producing loud contact. The swing remains balanced throughout and shows the ability to drive balls gap to gap.

Behind the plate, he showed light, athletic feet and a quick transfer.  The stance is square, with the glove in a good position. As he transitions to throw to second base, the feet replace and get square to the target.  The hips and shoulders remain under the feet in a good position to throw. The arm-swing is quick and showed a velocity of 66 mph at this event. He also had a pop time of 2.1-2.25 seconds. The finish is over the front leg and continues in line with second base.

In the infield, he showed the athletic feet again.  He moves well as he works to get into the fielding position.  He fields from a balanced position, with the glove relaxed out front.  The hands are soft as he transitions through the ground ball and into the throwing position.  He creates a good line with the target and the arm is clean. During this event, he was 68 mph across the diamond.

Bonja is a strong, athletic prospect!  His versatility defensively and plus bat will be an assist to some program.

 

Tee Exit Velocity-85 mph

Catching Velocity- 66 mph

Pop Time-2.12

10/05/19

6-foot-2, 220-pound right-handed hitting catcher. Ran a 8.5 sixty on the laser at the event. His game is improving each time we see him. The skill set behind the dish is solid, the receiving is soft and he secures the catch. Threw 70 mph from behind the dish with a pop time of 2.3 The bat has a tee exit velocity of 84 mph. The setup is wide in base, leans to the front foot as the swing is produced. Uses a 1-handed finish after contact, as he is strong and long. Showed a good amount of hand speed at the dish as the bat is trending up. 

Tee Exit Velocity- 84 mph
Catching Velocity- 70 mph
Pop Time- 2.3

8/08/19

The 6-foot-2, 215 pound right-handed hitting catcher/first baseman is a big, strong kid.  He had a tee exit velocity of 84 mph.  The set up begins spead and uses a simple hand and weight load to get into a strong hitting position.  The swing is direct and he does a good job of getting through the baseball after contact.  During the BP he showed the ability to drive the ball all over the field.Behind the plate, his feet move well and the glove to hand transfer is good.  He was a 2.3 pop time and 70 mph down to second base.  He also ran a 8.0 sixty.He has a chance to be a good prospect on both sides of the ball.  He throws and receives well behind the plate and the bat is a serious tool.

Tee Exit Velocity- 84 mph
Catching Velocity- 70 mph
Pop Time- 2.3

6/19/19

6-foot-2, 215-pound right-handed hitting catcher and first baseman. Is steadily improving his game as he matures. Ran a 7.93 sixty on the laser at the event. The glove is soft behind the dish, needs to continue to work on securing the catch. Threw 70 mph down to second base, with a pop time of 2.11. The bat has a chance, tee exit velocity of 86 mph. The setup is wide in base, the feet are under control throughout the swing. The hands work clean, shows power potential with the barrel. Solid and trending up with his game. 

Tee Exit Velocity - 86 mph
Pop Time- 2.11
Catching Velocity 70 mph

2/10/19

6-foot-1, 215 pound right handed hitting catcher.  .  Threw 67 mph (2.10-2.13 pop time) from behind the plate.  This is an athletic catcher.  The stance was balanced and transitioned moved well into throwing position. Exchange was clean into a short arm swing.  The bat has a tee exit velocity of 86 mph.  The set up begins in a wide athletic stance.  The hands move into the launch position well and the stride is knee to knee.  The bat enters the zone on a flat plane.  Strong kid that produced a loud round of BP.  Showed signs of pull side power.  This is skilled catcher and a guy to keep an eye on.  Has the potential to be a big time

Tee Exit Velocity- 86 mph
Catching Velocity- 67 mph
Pop Time- 2.10

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