10/08/2017 - College PREP - Sauget (St. Louis), IL Hunter is a lean, athletic 2018 prospect who has valuable positional versatility on the field. He has good instincts and feel behind the plate to provide the solid defense that you look for from a backstop. He shows quick feet behind the dish and moves well laterally to smother balls in the dirt. He works around the ball to receive and has a quick exchange to throw, working inline to his target. At short, he has a quick first step, allow him to cover the range necessary for the position. He takes good angles to the ball and creates shorter distances to throw with accuracy. At the dish, he shows compact, sound mechanics to work directly to the ball with little wasted movement. He is on time to load and stride, allowing him to react to any pitch thrown and he makes consistent line drive contact with pull side pop. Loosening his grip on the bat will allow him to get more whip and unlock even more power. Hunter is an intriguing prospect who we think is in for a big senior season.