Jonnie Gifford
Jonnie Gifford
Jonnie Gifford
Jonnie Gifford
Jonnie Gifford
Jonnie Gifford
Jonnie Gifford




Amarillo (HS) • TX
6-2 • 225LBS • R/R
Travel Team: Banditos Scout


2024 National

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Body: 6-foot-1, 220-pound physically impressive frame with current strength and strong lower half.

Hit: RHH.  At the plate starts with an open stance and athletic posture.  Hands get set at shoulder height tight to the head with relaxed back elbow and slightly wrapped barrel angle.  Uses a leg lift stride to get back to neutral with good weight stack on the inside of the back knee.  Very minimal head movement with explosive swing and good balance throughout.  Has quick hands through the zone and good overall bat speed.  Shows current strength at contact with the hands and showcases future power potential.

Power: 93 mph exit velocity off the tee and 92 mph exit velocity in BP.

Arm: RH.  C-74 mph.  Short arm action with hand working close to the mask with good hand speed. 

Defense: Behind the plate likes to receive with one knee in the dirt.  Shows strong wrists when receiving with minimal head movement and strong hip sway.  Shows good blocking skills with flexibility in the hips and good ability to deaden the ball in front of the body.  Works quickly out of the crouch with hips and feet working very fast.  Showcased pop times ranging from 1.95-2.05 with good carry to the bag.

Run: 5.28 runner to first base.


Positional Profile: C

Body: Physical 6-foot-1, 225-pounds with strength in build.

Hit: RHH. Sets up in square stance with his weight shifted back. Weight shift back into a toe-tap stride. Quick through zone, compact line-drive swing. Contact out front with mid/pull approach, line-drives and fly-balls during BP.

Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee and 91 in BP. Shows bat speed.

Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Short arm action with an over-the-top release slot.

Defense: 1.95-2.07 pop times. Quick transfers and footwork. Adequate receiver with some flexibility and throws around the bag.


Positional Profile: C / 1B
Body: 6-foot, 205-pounds, stocky build, some strength in lower half
Defense: C – 74 mph, 2.14-2.26 second pop times, good defensive actions, quick transfers to throw
Arm: Quick arm, over the top release, mostly accurate throws around the bag
Hit: Right-handed, smooth load, quiet hands, hitterish tendencies at the plate, short and compact swing, quick bat, hard contact during round, contact made out front, exit velocity of 91 mph.
Run: 7.78 second runner in the 60


Solid 6-foot, 203-pound build. The right-handed hitter starts in a balanced, square load with quiet hands. Uses a small leg lift and hand load back to shift his weight before generating a quick level swing through the zone. Made consistent hard contact with line-drives to his mid/pull side during BP. Registered an 87 mph bat-exit velocity, showing some strength and bat speed. Ran a 7.81 60-yard dash. Behind the plate, the primary catcher has developing footwork and exchanges on throws to second. Shows ability to block and above average receiving skills. Throws from a short, high-¾ arm action recording 73 mph throws and pop times ranging from 2.13-2.22 sec.


Jonathan Gifford: C, (2024) Bishop Kelley, OK. 6-foot, 180-pound athletic frame. At the plate, Gifford had an exit velocity of 86 mph. Starts in a balanced stance with a smooth load, then uses a short stride before his swing. Had quick bat speed, simple swing plane and level finish. Found multiple barrels with loud contact. Gap to gap approach. While catching, consistently had pop times of 2.09-2.15, his best recorded velocity during throw downs was clocked at 70 mph; has firm hands, average feet and a developing quick exchange. Some flexibility and quiet setup.Consistent accuracy to the bases, used a high ¾ slot and a short arm action. Clocked a 60 time of 8.08 at the event.

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