08/05/2013 - Baseball Factory National World Series at Pirate City - Session 2 Eric is a very athletic catcher with good defensive ability and plus foot speed (7.21 seconds). Behind the dish, he has a good setup, presents a low target, receives with firm hands, and is quick to block and recover. He sits quietly and takes good angles to deaden the ball in front. He flashed pop times in the low 2's with potential for lower times when he prevents getting vertical. Offensively, he showed some pop from a level swing path and through lower. Hammerle is a high energy guy that plays hard and leads as a backstop.