Christopher Wattinger
Christopher Wattinger
Christopher Wattinger
Christopher Wattinger
Christopher Wattinger
Christopher Wattinger

CLASS OF 2020

C
3B

Christopher
Wattinger

San Jacinto JC
Bridgeland (HS) • TX
6-0 • 185LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Katy-Twelve
2020 National

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6/26/19

6-foot-185-pound frame with a 60 yard dash time of 7.28. Right handed swing was an exit velocity of 87 mph, stances balance was good we transfer and good ability to use back leg to produce power. Behind the plate pop times range from 1.97 to 2.10, and throws down were 77 mph with good blocking ability and a quick transfer.

8.05.18
Already known as a quality defender, Wattinger’s added offensive prowess, combined with high level receiving and blocking skills, has him moving up recruiting boards. In game three, Wattinger led off with a triple to deep left-centerfield, and he hammered a ground rule double to left field in his third at bat. What was impressive was his pitch recognition and sense of timing in the box. The right-handed hitter has a simple, balanced setup, using a smooth reverse leg lift has he pushes his weight back and triggers his hands with rhythm. Lands balanced as he strides forward, walking away from his hands and getting into his front side compact lower half weight transfer. Short, quick path with good lag in the barrel and strength at contact with a loose finish and an exit velocity of 86 mph. He was on the barrel during BP all four days, lacing balls through the gaps, and flashing power to his pull side. During the workout on day one, Wattinger threw 77 mph from the crouch with pop times ranging from 2.01-2.19. Clean footwork with rhythm as he gathers to throw to second base. Elbow dominant arm stroke with little effort and a clean release. Blocked and recieved extremely well during the games. Can handle velocity, movement, and balls in the dirt like a poised veteran.

7.17.18
At 5-foot-11, 180-pounds, Wattinger has added strength to his frame in the past eight months. He already has a strong skill-set behind the plate, with soft hands, a quick-clean exchange, and excellent blocking skills, but the strength and the bat have come a long way. Wattinger posted pop times of 2.0-2.15 with a top velocity from the crouch of 77 mph. Those numbers may not be eye-popping, but it’s the fluid motion and ease with which he plays behind the plate that suggest he will be a great addition to a recruiting class. At the plate, the right-handed hitter starts from a balanced, neutral stance, then loads back smooth as he triggers his hands and lifts his front foot, walking away from his hands, landing in a strong launch position. Fluid hack, loose-strong hands create good barrel lag in the zone. Efficient path, good barrel awareness, loose finish, gap power with an exit velocity of 83 mph.

07.25.17 - Wattinger has a still developing frame at 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. The right-handed hitter starts from a tall, balanced stance. Simple swing, relaxed load, short stride, line drive approach, fast hands, and good extension through contact. Behind the plate, Wattinger has soft hands and is a solid receiver during games. In-line footwork and average exchange on throws to second base, posted pop times of 2.12-2.18 with a velocity from the crouch of 77 mph.

05.21.17
The 5-foot-9, 145-pound Wattinger, has a still developing frame and a young face, but the freshman showed elite receiving skills for his class, while his pop times ranged from 1.97-2.08 with a clean exchange and accuracy. The right-handed hitter has a balanced setup, easy rhythm with a leg kick into a short stride, flat swing and easy hand path as he finishes the barrel. Wattinger took one of the better rounds of batting practice, driving the ball through the middle of the field with a gap-to-gap approach. On the infield, he handles the ball in the midline of his body and throws with accuracy at 77 mph. With Wattingers fundamentals and all around feel for the game, look for big things from him in the future.

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