07/20/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Rosemont (Chicago), IL Max is a skilled, R/R catcher who is a defensive specialist. Behind the dish, he sits in well with athletic actions and good sway, tracking pitches into a soft mitt. He sticks the ball and frames well. Transfer is clean with throws down to 2B on the bag with pop times at 2.40. He is quick laterally and works to center pitches in the dirt off of his chest, keeping the ball close and in-front. As a hitter, Max has an open stance with centered balance and a solid base. He takes an aggressive hack through a level path as he connects and drives the ball with some pop to his pull-side, hitting line-drives. Added power with come as he works to create more extension through contact and engage his full lower 1/2 throughout the swing. This 2022 grad has a solid skill-set with upside behind the dish as he approaches his junior year.