Miami Marlins: 10 Catchers to Target in Rounds 1-5 of the 2021 MLB Draft

Matt Melton
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - MAY 22: Nathan HIckey #11 of the Florida Gators throws out a runner at first base during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium at George Cole Field on May 22, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Gators to sweep the series 9-2. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS - MAY 22: Nathan HIckey #11 of the Florida Gators throws out a runner at first base during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Baum-Walker Stadium at George Cole Field on May 22, 2021 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Gators to sweep the series 9-2. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /
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8. Ian Moller

School: Wahlert (IA)

One of the more intriguing prep catching prospects in this Draft is Moller. After being considered as the top high school catcher available going into 2021, Moller has fallen a bit over the last year, but the talent and potential is evident for the 18-year old LSU commit.

Rated as the No. 124 overall player in this Draft, Moller’s power potential is evident at the plate along with his overall athleticism. While there have also been concerns about his defensive abilities and strikeouts at times, the potential when all the tools come together for Moller is evident making him one of the more intriguing catching prospects in this Draft.

7. Luca Tresh

School: NC State

Rated as the No. 101 overall player in this Draft, Tresh displays some of the best raw power potential of any catcher available. Throughout 108 career games at NC State as the starting backstop for the Wolfpack, Tresh has slashed a combined .251/.339/.512 with 24 HR’s and 69 RBI’s.

When looking at Tresh’s game, the power potential obviously sticks out the most, but the 21-year old backstop is also a strong defender with a plus-arm behind the plate. While consistency in a few key areas will need improvement, it’s clear why Tresh is one of the top catchers available in this Draft.

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