On Saturday, Texas Longhorns head baseball coach David Pierce sent out yet another #40AcresFamily tweet to signify yet another commitment, this time from Robinson catcher Peyton Powell, a member of the 2019 recruiting class:
Powell is a 6’1, 195-pounder who also pitches and plays third base and shortstop, so he has some positional versatility if playing behind the plate doesn’t work out for him at Texas.
Another intriguing aspect of Powell’s game is that he throws right handed, but like the Clemens brothers, he bats from the left side. Here’s the scouting report from Perfect Game USA in 2016:
At the plate, left-handed hitter that starts with an open stance and high back below. Has quick hands at the plate with leverage to bat path. Live drives come well off the barrel especially when he gets his lower half through and to the point of contact. Interesting potential that could come very quickly.
Once DJ Petrinsky and Michael McCann depart following the 2019 season, there will be plenty of competition at catcher — Pierce also holds commitments from two others catchers in Powell’s class, Louisiana product Silas Ardoin, who pledged recently, and Cameron Constantine of McKinney North.