03/01/2020 - College PREP - Indianapolis, IN Axel is a solid catcher who will graduate in 2023. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Pop times show a range of 2.45 with accuracy on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he continues to build more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. He shows a squared setup and presents a soft mitt out front and utilizes his body through the blocking process but needs to get body down sooner. At the plate, he shows a tall, closed setup. Hands are quick and work through level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a lien drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. Working to get stride foot down sooner to work on time will aid in improving hitting abilities. With 3 years to further develop, Axel has potential with time and room to progress his game.