07/29/2013 - College PREP - Gaffney, SC Clayton is a solid, athletic C/RHP that will graduate in 2015. Currently, he projects best as a catcher for the next level. Feet are active as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times show a range of 2.11 - 2.29 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Receiving / blocking skills show as quality tools that will play well at the next level. At the plate, Caudell shows an athletic setup with balance. Hands are quick, flashing bat speed through a level swing path as he stays on plane. He makes consistent contact, mainly to the pull side. For hitting grades to continue to improve, he needs to work to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Power numbers will continue to improve as he learns to load more and transfer weight properly through his lower half. On the mound, Fastball shows a range of 73-76 mph. Breaking ball is spinner, showing no real shape as he needs to work to stay on top. He slows arm speed on his changeup, tipping off pitch to hitters. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as more arm strength is gained and he throws more strikes. With 3 years to further develop, Clayton has a lot of potential and will catch the eyes of the collegiate coaches as he continues to improve.