10/15/2017 - College PREP - Birmingham, AL Eli is a solid, strong catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, 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 showed a range of 2.12-2.33 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he tracks balls well through the receiving process. He uses his body well through the blocking process and moves well laterally, centering all balls out front. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying well above average hitting abilities with tremendous power potential. Hands are quick (93 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He has strength in his swing and shows a solid feel for the barrel with power showing best to the pull side. The baseball comes off his bat differently when centered. With 2 years to further develop, Eli has the makings of a special type player and will get looks from the collegiate coaches as he continues to progress his game.