By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
September 25, 2009
Catching prospects for the 2010 MLB Draft do not begin and end with Bryce Harper. As we conclude our Fall Preview of the 2010 draft here in September 2009, here’s a look at some of the catchers nationwide who will receive interest from scouts. As we said in our Fall previews of pitchers, infielders and outfielders, September previews are meant to be road maps rather than definitive lists. Some will rise, some will fall, and some names that are not listed here will come out of nowhere.
Greg Brodzinski, R/R, 6-2, 210 (Bishop Eustice, Turnersville, NJ)
South Carolina commit: solid frame, good balance, power potential, plus arm/release.
Brad Burcroff, R/R, 6-3, 200 (Redlands East Valley HS, Redlands CA)
Angels Elite member; durable frame; some RHH pop, worth follow.
Cody Doyle, L/R, 6-2, 202 (South Hills HS, CA)
Angels Elite member; right body for position, some LHH pop, worth a follow.
Bryce Harper, L/R, 6-3, 195 (Las Vegas, NV)
LHH power and plus arm; some scouts have no doubts; some express concerns about early-peaking, stiff body and a lack of smooth athletic actions.
TC Mark, L/R, 6-1, 210 (Pinnacle HS, Phoenix, AZ)
Varitek-type in LHH power potential; similar frame; developing defensively.
Connor Narron, S/R, 6-3, 187 (Aycock HS, Pikeville, NC)
Lean and lanky college type right now; UNC commit, follow
Shane Rowland, L/R, 5-10, 175 (Tampa Catholic HS, Tampa, FL)
Plus arm, arm accuracy and fielding; needs to prove he can hit.
Stefan Sabol, R/R, 6-1, 195 (Aliso Niguel HS, Aliso Niguel, CA)
Popular among local scouts for versatility; modest offensive projection
William Swanner, R/R, 6-2, 185 (La Costa Canyon, HS, CA)
Angels Elite member; good body, offensive potential from RH side