11/18/2018 - College PREP - Montgomery, AL Slade is an athletic and strong 2019 catching prospect. Behind the dish, Slade starts in a balanced primary stance, shows a low target, works behind the ball when receiving. He leads with his glove to block and tries to control the ball with his chest. He has a clean exchange, creates momentum with his lower half, and has a quick release. At the plate, Slade starts in an athletic stance, loads his hands back into the launch position, and stays balanced through contact. He creates backside rotation with his lower half and makes hard contact to all fields. Slade will continue to improve with experience and we hope to see his progress in the future.