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Cam Gallagher

Born: 12/06/1992 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 230
Primary Position: C
thick, physcial frame; listings are accurate; catchers build; no durability concerns for me.
Evaluator CJ Wittmann
Report Date 08/20/2014
Dates Seen 20 G July-August
Affiliate Wilmington Blue Rocks (High A, Royals)
MLB ETA Risk Factor OFP Video
2017 high 40 No
Tool Future Grade Report
Hit 30 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.
Power 40 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.
Baserunning/Speed 20 not part of his game; thick build slows him; dig times around 4.7-4.8 range.
Glove 55 shows strong wrist and solid framing skills; calls a good game; has ideal blocking skills; will backpick runners to hold run game.
Arm 55 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.

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