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May 1, 2013

Scouting the Draft

Catchers to Know

by Nick J. Faleris


The catching crop is deep at the prep ranks and light among the collegians this spring. Below is a look at some of the top names to know for the June draft, beginning with the cream of the catching crop.

Cream of the Crop

 

Jon Denney | C | Yukon HS (Yukon, OK)
Height/Weight: 6-foot-2/200 pounds
B/T: R/R
Draft Day Age: 18y 8m
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In a deep draft for high-school catchers, Denney boasts the highest offensive ceiling of the bunch. A strong and solid 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame and compact, powerful swing help Denney to produce legit plus power to all fields, which he taps into both during batting practice and in games. He shows solid balance throughout his swing and is generally quiet in his head and hands. A well below-average runner, Denney’s offensive game relies primarily on brute force, but the swing is controlled enough, and the feel genuine enough, for the hit tool to project to average or better, as well.

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