Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto
Thomas Otto

CLASS OF 2020

C
1B

Thomas
Otto

Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Appleton North (HS) • WI
6-2 • 200LBS • R/R
Travel Team: GRB Rays

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7/16/19

Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Strong build.
Hit: RHH. Open setup, smooth load, short stride with a leg kick, explosive lower half, good balance point through contact.  Quick hands, long, uphill path through the zone, clear juice in his swing, ball jumps off his bat.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity from the tee. Well above average power, mostly to pull side, easy power.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Short arm action, over-the-top slot.
Defense: 2.00-2.07 pop times. Soft hands, clean exchange, feet play fluid and deliberate, square block.
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60.

6/18/19

Positional Profile: C/1B 
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Strong, thick build.
Hit: RHH. Open, balanced stance, smooth load, leg lift timing trigger, maintains control. Direct bat path, works level to and through the zone, strong hands, gap-to-gap approach with rhythm involved.
Power: 105 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present bat strength and bat speed, easy pull side pop.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. INF - 80 mph. Long arm action, over the top slot. 
Defense: 2.07- 2.19 pop times. Quick footwork out the chute, clean exchange, gets rid of the ball. Soft hands at first base, moves well for size. 
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60.

3/10/19

Positional Profile: C/1B 
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pounds. Large build, durable strength.
Defense: 1.94-2.03 pop times. Quick release, exchange is clean, hands play soft, loose lower half, sets low quiet presentation.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Over the top arm action, some length, showed carry.
Hit: RHH. Balanced stance, leg kick trigger, quiet hands. Athletic aggression in the box, swing is loose and violent, creates hard contact with intent, slight uphill path.
Power: 101 mph exit velocity from the tee. Above average present power, ball jumped off the bat at times.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

9/16/18

9/16/18 - Uncommitted, currently ranked No. 17 in Wisconsin’s 2020 class. Solidly built 6-foot-2, 200-pound right-handed hitting catcher. Showed a quick transfer behind the plate with above-average carry to the bag. Receives well and sticks pitches. Offensively, had three RBI during GRB’s win over the Pirates, including a two-run single.

7/08/18

7/8/18 - 6-foot-1, 200-pound, thick build throughout, present strength, physical frame, right-handed hitting first baseman. Offensively, wide, open setup, leg kick timing trigger. Power approach, present bat speed, uphill barrel path, gets extension, ball jumps off bat. Hit a triple to the opposite field, right field. Ran a 4.57 home-to-first on a groundout to third base.

3/11/18

3/11/18 - Currently ranked No. 14 in Wisconsin’s Class of 2020. 6-foot-1, 195-pound, athletic, wide shoulders, physical frame, right-handed hitting catcher. Offensively, slightly open, crouching setup, leg kick timing-trigger, maintains balance through contact. Power pull approach, uphill barrel path, extension through zone, fluid rhythm, 93 mph exit velocity off a tee. Defensively, short arm action, over-the-top slot, throws on target with carry, 75 mph out of the crouch. Fields position athletically, fluid footwork, clean exchanges, pop times 2.00-2.05. Ran a 7.55 laser-timed 60.

7/24/17 - 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher with a strong frame. At the plate hits from a balanced, open setup. Leg lift stride with good balance. Pull, power approach at the plate with a long, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 93 mph exit velocity from a tee. 4.69 runner down the line. Defensively has a short arm action from a high ¾ slot. Showed raw arm strength behind the plate. Popped 2.08-2.18 and threw 74 mph from the crouch. 

7/14/17 - 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-handed hitting catcher with present strength in the upper half. Showed flexibility in the lower half, blocks pitches well. Projects to hit for power in the future. Open setup with a leg kick stride. Uphill path with a fast bat.

6/21/17 - 6-foot, 180-pound right-handed hitting catcher with a strong frame. At the plate hits from an open setup with a leg kick stride and good balance. Gap to gap power hitter with a long, uphill swing path. Showed strength thru contact with 85 mph exit velocity from a tee. Ran the 60 at 8.09. Defensively has a short arm action from an over the top slot. Athletic defender and active blocker behind the plate. Fluid footwork with a clean exchange. Popped 2.12-2.22 and threw 74 mph from the crouch. Showed flexibility in the lower half receiving.

3/12/17 - 6-foot, 180-pound catcher. Right-handed hitter, tall setup, slightly open and narrow stance. Flashes bat speed, uphill path, 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Defensively arm played with accuracy, short over the top slot, 68 mph out of the crouch. 2.15-2.25 pop times, quick release, showed athleticism in ability to block and recover, above average receiver. 7.84 runner in the 60.

4/20/16 - 5-foot-11, 160-pund catcher/third baseman. Right-handed hitter, balanced stance, leg lift stride with solid balance. Strong bat, showed bat speed, pull side power type bat. 79 mph exit velocity from the tee, above average bat strength. Defensively posted pop times at 2.44-2.50. Short over the top arm action out of the crouch (65 mph), solid actions out of the chute, sturdy body type for the position, blocks well, soft/quiet receiver for his age. On the infield action are solid, actions played with some effort. Arm is 64 mph across the diamond.

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