Luke Banister
Luke Banister
Luke Banister
Luke Banister




Blinn JC
Hutto (HS) • TX
5-10 • 190LBS • R/R
Travel Team: MVP Baseball


2020 National

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Banister is a strong, athletic back-stop with a fluid powerful swing, and carry in his arm. He has advanced strength for his class with a muscular lower half at 5-foot-10, 190-pounds. His pop times ranged from 2.0-2.1 with a 76 mph velocity from the crouch, but we have seen him throw sub-2 pops in previous events. He has soft hands, quick in-line footwork and a clean exchange, which should allow him to progress at a fast rate in the coming years. He handles the ball well during games, showing the ability to block and receive at a high level, and gunned down a runner at second base. Offensively, the right-handed hitter shows a lot of upside at the plate with a fluid swing, easy rhythm, loose hands and projectable power. Banister gets the most out of his frame utilizing a reverse toe-tap with clean hand movement before driving his hands through the zone. He creates angle with his shoulders and finishes on his backside with full follow through creating backspin and current gap power with an exit velocity of 88 mph off the tee. For good measure, the sophomore also ran a 7.07 60-yard dash. Overall, Banister demonstrates the defensive capabilities to be a high level catching prospect. His quiet receiving skills only stand to get better as he continues to mature, and with his added strength his bat will certainly play well at the next level.

Banister is an advanced defensive catcher with a strong, athletic frame at 5-foot-9, 170-pounds. He has highly athletic, quick feet behind the plate with a quick, clean exchange. Accurate thrower with carry through the bag at 76 mph from the crouch. His best pop time was 1.93, while his worst was 2.04. Threw out a would be base stealer with a 2.27 during the game. A right-handed hitter, Banister has an aggressive swing with present bat speed (92 mph off the tee). Toe-tap load, explosive lower half transfer with quick hips. Loose hands with rhythm and strength at contact as he accelerates the barrel with a loose, high finish. Gap power with more to come in the future. With his athleticism and projectable power, look for big things from Banister in the coming years.

5-foot-9, 165-pound, strong frame with definition in lower half and shoulders. Behind the plate he has solid body control with quick, fluid footwork and a quick, clean exchange. Shows good arm strength for his class, registering 1.97-2.11 pop times and 74 mph velocity. The right-handed hitter starts from a tall stance with flex in his knees and good rhythm. Slow load to rock back with a slight toe-tap, lands into an athletic launch position with his hands back. Explodes on the ball at contact with a compact path and good weight-transfer and a loose finish of the barrel. Shows good presence and approach in the box, drove balls to the gaps and wall with backspin, exit velocity of 86 mph. Ran a 7.19 60-yard dash.

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