Adam Ehrlich, Catcher
Campbell Hall HS, CA
Weight: 185 lbs
Let’s start with the bat. A left-handed hitting catcher with a good, lean, physically projectable body will get a look every time.
Defensively is where he has the best chance to hang around and cash some paychecks in the coming years. He lifts his hind quarters as well as any catcher I’ve run across in this draft cycle, and yes, it is hard for me to find catchers who are athletic and strong enough to do this all the time. He has what I term supple and strong hands, which means I know this guy can handle velocity.
There is also a video at the above link. Hit it as well to see the full report.
Adam Ehrlich is a guy who can catch all day long and make it look easy. I’ve seen him quite a bit over the past year and he’s one of the rare defenders who can make it look easy and graceful.
With that said, Adam Ehrlich threw very well, and he’s a small school player I think really helped himself here. He had the best arm in his group. I really wanted to go with the 5, but I went with the 4 because he threw on top of the plate and his throws slightly decelerated. (Don’t send me a nasty email; I like the kid.) He’s still arguably the best pure senior receiver in Southern California HS baseball this spring, Campbell Hall or not.