03/11/2012 - College PREP - Greensboro, NC Hunter is an athletic catcher with a strong lower half. Feet are active working inline to his target through a clean exchange. Pop times show in the 2.24-2.37 range. He needs to speed up his release, increase foot speed, and build more arm strength to continue to lower pop times. Throws are accurate, flashing carry to his target. Receiving skills are solid through a quiet, solid setup displaying soft hands. He attempts to center balls through the blocking process but needs further development to improve tool. At the plate, Hackney shows a solid setup as he tracks the ball well. He makes consistent contact and shows a feel for the barrel. To continue to improve hitting grades, he needs to load more, staying back and working to keep hands inside the ball to utilize all fields. Hunter has abilities with a lot of room to improve.