Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Video: Colton Plaia Throws People Out - Mets 15th Round Pick


Colton Plaia ’13, star catcher for the LMU baseball team, was named the 2013 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

In his senior season, he led all WCC catchers throwing out base runners attempting to steal.

Watch the video (below) as Plaia describes what goes on inside a catcher’s head in the brief seconds of a steal attempt.

Colton Plaia Throws People Out | LMU Magazine

The Mets added Colton Plaia, a catcher from Loyola Marymount University, in the 15th round.

Plaia has a robust build and excellent overall strength, and projects to be a Major League backup catcher. He's nearly physically mature with his solid legs and is a durable receiver. Plaia has a tough presence, and his plus-arm is his best tool, though he only throws out runners with varying consistency.

At the plate, he has home run power, but he struggles with offspeed adjustments at the plate. In his senior season at Loyola Marymount, Plaia hit .311 with three home runs and 25 RBIs. He also had a .440 slugging percentage.
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