For the second year in a row, the catcher crop is weak. It does, however, have a pretty strong 1-2 punch, in ACC rivals Zack Collins (Miami) and Chris Okey (Clemson). Both were drafted out of high school back in 2013, and both have drastically improved their game both behind the plate and at it. Collins gets the nod for having the superior bat skills, and while his defense has always lagged behind, he made enough strides this season that he now profiles as a long-term backstop.
After Collins and Okey, it’s kind of a mixed bag, although there are some interesting prospects, like NCAA-batting champion Jameson Fisher, who flirted with .500 for nearly the entire season, a year after missing the entire 2015 campaign with a torn labrum.
These rankings are current as of 5/22/16, and will be updated throughout the draft season.
|1||Zack Collins||C||University of Miami||6-3||220||L-R|
|2||Chris Okey||C||Clemson University||5-11||195||L-R|
|3||Jameson Fisher||C/1B||Southeastern Louisiana University||6-2||196||L-R|
|4||Jeremy Martinez||C||University of Southern California||5-11||200||R-R|
|5||Carlos A. Cortes||C/2B/OF||Oviedo HS (FL)||5-8||195||L-S|
|6||Cooper Johnson||C||Carmel Catholic HS (IL)||6-0||200||R-R|
|7||Mario Feliciano||C||Beltran Baseball Academy (PR)||6-1||195||R-R|
|8||Brett Cumberland||C||University of California||5-11||205||S-R|
|9||Michael Tinsley||C/OF||University of Kansas||6-0||190||L-R|
|10||Ben Rortvedt||C||Verona HS (WI)||5-10||190||L-R|
|11||Sean Murphy||C||Wright State University||6-3||218||R-R|
|12||Tres Barrera||C||University of Texas||6-0||211||R-R|
|13||Brad Debo||C||Orange HS (NC)||6-1||210||L-R|
|14||Michael Amditis||C||Boca Raton Community HS (FL)||5-10||185||R-R|
|15||Thomas Dillard||C/1B||Oxford HS (MS)||6-0||215||S-R|
|16||T.J. Collett||C/1B||Terra Haute North Vigo HS (IN)||6-1||220||L-R|
|17||Herbert Iser||C/3B||Osceola HS (FL)||6-3||217||L-R|
|18||Blake Sabol||C/OF/1B||Aliso Niguel HS (CA)||6-4||190||L-R|
|19||Karl Ellison||C||Vanderbilt University||6-0||200||R-R|
|20||Will Haynie||C/1B||University of Alabama||6-5||230||R-R|