thick, physcial frame; listings are accurate; catchers build; no durability concerns for me.
20 G July-August
Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)
strong makeup; calls a good game; consistently does blocking drills in pre-game with coaches; works with pitchers on the side in pre-game.
35; 4A player
shows average bat speed; wide base setup; gets good post contact extension; shows feel for the barrel and doesn't strikeout in my viewings; shows good approach and plate discipline/OBP skills; more BBs than Ks.
plus raw; hit tool utility will limit game power; swing has lift and can get extended through the baseball on mistakes on the inner half.
not part of his game; thick build slows him; dig times around 4.7-4.8 range.
shows strong wrist and solid framing skills; calls a good game; has ideal blocking skills; will backpick runners to hold run game.
pop times in the 1.9-1.95 range; good footwork and quick release; clean transfer from glove to hand; throws have carry and are on line; solid-average utility.
Gallagher is a big, physcial catcher who calls a good game and has well rounded receiving skills. He flashes average bat speed and can put the barrel on the ball. He has the raw power but the in-game hit utility isn't there for the power to play and running isn't part of his game. I really like him behind the plate and ultimately I think if he can refine some things at the plate and make adjustments, he can find himself as a role 4; backup C type.