BJ Donathan




King University
Tippecanoe (HS) • OH
5-10 • 190LBS • R/R


2014 National

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5-foot-11, 190-pound catching prospect with solid frame and strong lower half. Strongest skills are behind the plate. Uses short arm action through high ¾ arm slot. Top velocity of 70 mph with accuracy to his throws. Split times between 2.00 to 2.09. Good direction with his feet. At the plate, he uses a short stride. Upper half tends to be a bit stiff, but shows some quickness in his swing. Top exit velocity of 84 mph off the tee. Slight uphill path to the ball with line drive production.

5-foot-11, 175-pound catcher with solid, athletic build. Registered a 7.54 60-yard dash. Registered 1.98-2.06 pop times with accurate throws on the bag. Shows quickness in his hands and transfer. Reached a top velocity of 73 mph from the crouch. At the plate, the right-handed hitter shows a balanced setup. Line drive type bat with pull tendencies in his swing. Uses a short stride and short path to the ball.

Continues to get better behind the plate. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound catcher has improved his athleticism over the off-season and his catching skills after spending time with former Ohio State catcher Brian Manino. Behind the plate, he showed good footwork and a quick transfer. His pop times ranged between 1.98-2.00 with accurate throws on the bag. He reached a top velocity of 74 mph from the crouch. At the plate, he shows quick hands into the zone (85 mph exit velocity) with a slight uphill path to the ball.

5-foot-10, 190-pound catching prospect. Strong bodied kid with defensive skills. Has low positioning with lateral movement. Frames well. Reached top velocity of 72 mph from the crouch. Needs to keep working on footwork and glove to hand exchange to increase split time (2.07-2.12). Offensively, he shows an upright stance with back knee bend, squares barrel on ball well with future power bat potential. Needs to be more consistent in clearing front side and bat finish. Registered a 7.66 60-yard dash.

Short stocky body with good physical strength (5.62 40 yd dash on concrete surface). Good power bat offensively. Uses balanced stance with good load and moderate bat speed into zone. Controlled upper cut and strong hands in swing. Will increase his power potential with two-hand finish in swing which will enhance his lower body tourque. Shows some lateral movement defensively. Blocking is adequate. Has some arm strength. His pop time (2.08-2.13 pop) will increase with improved glove to hand exchange.
Donathan has a solid, thick build. Behind the plate, he registers a 2.18-2.2 that will improve as he cleans up his footwork and exchange. From the crouch, he reached a top velocity of 73 mph. At the plate, the right-handed hitter uses an aggressive approach. He is pull hitter with power potential. He registered a 7.82 60-yard dash.
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