Chris Katz
Chris Katz
Chris Katz
Chris Katz

CLASS OF 2021

C
3B

Chris
Katz

Wake Forest
Heritage (HS) • NC
6-0 • 214LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Team Elite

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10/04/19

Wake Forest commit. 6-foot, 215 pound frame. Durable size for backstop. Had an impressive weekend at the plate for TE. Used strong, athletic base at the plate to generate power to all fields. Calm hands, active lower half that generates the power. Advanced hitter that uses all fields. Handles velocity well. Ranked 15th in the 2021 North Carolina class.

8/11/19

 

Wake Forest commit.  Strong build at 6 foot, 214-pounds.  Relaxed setup from the right side of the plate.  Smooth load with his hands cocking, creating some bat angle above his head.  Loose hands with barrel whip through the zone.  Drives the ball to the gaps with better than average barrel awareness.  Exit velocity recorded at 89 mph.  Has arm strength from behind the plate with his throws to second base topping at 80 mph.  Quick feet with quick transfers, throwing from an over the top slot.  Accurate arm with carry.  Pop times ranged from 1.92-2.00.  Recorded a 7.64 in the 60.

1/27/19

Wake Forest commit.  6 foot, 200-pound strong build.  Hits from the right side using a balanced setup.  Smooth load with a short stride and hands working back to a good launch position.  Fluid swing with strength and barrel awareness.  Drives the ball gap to gap with an advanced approach.  Keeps his barrel in the zone with above average bat speed.  Exit velocity recorded at 96 mph.  Receives easy with a relaxed setup and soft hands behind the plate.  Quick, fluid exchanges, with a short arm action, throwing form an over the top slot, with an accurate arm to second base.  Pop times recorded at 1.98-2.07.  Positional velocity topped at 76 mph.  Recorded a 4.11 in the 30-yard dash, 4.89 in the 5-10-5, and 8-3 in the standing broad jump.

08.09.18
Wake Forest commit.  Strong frame with a thick lower half. Broad shoulders.  Stands 6-foot, 200 pounds.  Strength plays throughout his game.   Advanced defensively.  Easy setup and receive, presenting a consistent target.  Good bend in hips.  Quick actions on throws.  Rakes across his chest to a short arm swing and high-3/4 slot.  Quick feet, working to stay in his legs and creating a consistent line for his throws.  Good accuracy and carry.  Positional velocity of 80 mph out of the crouch.  Pop times ranged 1.90 – 2.01 in the workout.  Easy, direct process in blocking with a ‘want’ to be a catcher.  Right handed hitter is balanced using a slow leg kick to load his weight back.  Bat works from a vertical position to a tipped position on the leg kick.  Short stride and aggressive back side work to create extension with better than average bat speed.  Some uphill leverage in the swing.  Good feel for the barrel.  Exit velocity of 87 mph off the bat.  Carried the swing into game situations, showing barrel awareness and the ability to drive the baseball.  Turned in a 7.69 laser timed sixty.

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