12/27/2022 - Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic Dakota is a catcher in the 2024 class. Scouts feel he is a team player who is always willing to make adjustments and works hard to improve his skills. Behind the plate, he calls a great game and has great situational awareness. He has a relaxed feel and tracks pitches well. Stays under the baseball and can redirect the baseball quickly (2.15 pop). Gains a high ¾ release and is accurate to the bag. At the plate, he begins with an open stance and high hands. His stride is square and he rotates his core well. Proves to be a line drive hitter and with work with his 2-strike approach, he can become an elite hitter. Overall, Dakota is a player to watch in the 2024 class.