06/23/2018 - Omaha National World Series - Session 2 (Ages 14-18)
Thomas is a talented catching prospect who has skill on both sides of the ball. As a right-handed hitter, Thomas has a square, athletic stance with a centered balance and firm front side. He has a load with a short stride and tracks the ball well. Thomas has a long swing path and a good feel for his barrel producing hard contact. He has a middle of the field approach and the ability to drive the ball to each gap with power. Behind the plate, Thomas has an effective setup and presents a solid target. He receives the ball with soft hands and has a quick exchange. Thomas shows active footwork and good range in each direction laterally when needing to block the baseball. He throws with a quick arm action from a high 3/4 arm slot. Thomas has good momentum through his release showing consistently strong throws to 2B. Overall, Thomas is a well-rounded prospect who has potential to take his skills to the next level.
01/15/2018 - College PREP - Mesa (Phoenix), AZ
Thomas is a lean, athletic catcher who has a promising future on the diamond. Behind the plate, feet are active as he works in line to his target through a clean transfer / exchange as he gets rid of the baseball quickly. Pop times showed a range of 2.14-2.25 with accuracy / carry on his throws. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Hands are soft / sure and he tracks balls well through the receiving process through an athletic setup. He uses his body well through the blocking process and moves well laterally, centering all balls out front. At the plate, he continues to shine, displaying outstanding hitting abilities with well above average power potential through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and work through a level swing path. He is aggressive and stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Barrel accuracy is a plus with baseball jumping off the bat when centered. With 3 years to further develop, Thomas has the makings of a special type player with time and room to progress his game.