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Top Pop Times – 2016 Under Armour All-America Pre-Season Tournament

Pop times were recorded during the defensive workout, and as much as possible on the game fields between innings and in live situations.

The class of 2017 accounted for all seven sub-1.9 pop times we saw over the course of the defensive workouts on Saturday and Sunday. Kyle Harper (Houston, TX) posted 1.81 for the second time to lead all catchers at this event — he posted 1.81 for the first time at the June 2015 Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout in Tomball, TX. Seven more 2017 graduates posted times between 1.90 and 1.99, while another seven checked in between 2.00 and 2.05.

Eight 2016 graduates recorded workout pop times between 1.90 and 1.99, with another four coming in between 2.00 and 2.05.

When we last saw 2018 C Beaux Escobar (Thompson’s Station, TN) at the November 2014 Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout in Germantown, TN, his low pop time was 2.25. About 14 months later at the 2016 UA Pre-Season event, he posted 1.98 to lead all 2018 graduates — a time that will likely rank in the top 10 among his graduating class when we compile top pop times again soon. Nine catchers recorded times of at least 2.15 to round out the top times for the 2018 group.

* NOTE — College Commitments are listed next to hometown if applicable

2016 Graduates

Top 2017 Pop Times | Top 2018 Pop Times

1.90 — Brandon Audette (C) Katy, TX (Wharton County JC)
1.93 — Joseph Kitlas (C/3B) Yardley, PA (Roanoke College)
1.95 — Allan Berrios (C/SS) Lake Worth, FL
1.97 — Riley Peterson (C) Rio Rancho, NM (New Mexico JC)
1.97 — Joey Riherd (C/3B) Diablo, CA (Pacific)
1.98 — Cody Coontz (C) Enid, OK
1.98 — Isaac Wersland (C) Cle Elum, WA
1.99 — Darrius Garcia (C) Whiting, NJ
2.00 — Kevin Hoffmeister (C) Ellicott City, MD
2.03 — Manuel Sierra (C) El Paso, TX
2.04 — Beau Bratton (C) Biloxi, MS (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC)
2.04 — Logan Walters (C) Moss Point, MS

2017 Graduates

Top 2016 Pop Times | Top 2018 Pop Times

1.81 — Kyle Harper (C) Houston, TX
1.84 — Dylan Moon (C) Canyon, TX
1.85 — Steven Kokoski (C) Fredonia, PA
1.86 — Austin Bates (C) Ossining, NY (North Carolina)
1.87 — Justin Cooke (C/1B/RHP) Norman, OK (Oklahoma)
1.87 — Jake Meyer (C/3B) Scottsdale, AZ
1.88 — Kyle Lovelace (C) Lufkin, TX (Houston)
1.91 — CJ Keckler (C/3B) Gulfport, MS
1.93 — Kyle Gonzales (C) College Station, TX
1.94 — Mike Berg (C) Loveland, CO
1.96 — Matthew Anderson (C) Bakersfield, CA
1.96 — Chris Buting (C/RHP) Irvine, CA
1.96 — Justin Mazzone (C) Huntington Beach, CA
1.98 — Cody Nisbet (C) San Ramon, CA
2.00 — MJ Sasapan (C/2B) Marietta, GA (Furman)
2.01 — Beau Hanna (C) Winder, GA
2.02 — Zack Matthews (C) Wellston, OK
2.01 — Woody Woodruff (C/3B) Yokota Air Base, Japan
2.03 — Magruder O’Bannon (C/1B) Long Beach, MS
2.04 — Hunter Koumonduros (C/1B) Richmond, TX
2.05 — Grant Fanara (C) Brownwood, TX

2018 Graduates

Top 2016 Pop Times | Top 2017 Pop Times

1.98 — Beaux Escobar (C) Thompson’s Station, TN
2.00 — Michael Fernandez, Jr. (C) Bellevue, WA
2.02 — Zach Brown (C/3B) Katy, TX
2.02 — Treet Williams (C) Tomball, TX (Dallas Baptist)
2.03 — Julio Cortez (C) Weston, FL
2.05 — Joseph Bowers (C) Harrisonville, MO
2.09 — Sammy Reimann (C) Quartz Hill, CA
2.10 — Lasith Narasinghe (C) Las Vegas, NV
2.12 — Cameron Barstad (C) Redwood City, CA
2.15 — Jose Gutierrez (C/1B) Arlington, TX

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To see the most current pop time leaders in each graduation class, please visit the Top Performers page. Pop time leaderboards are updated weekly, as are those for the 60 yard dash, fastball velocity, raw velocity and exit velocity.

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