6'02" 200lbs DOB: 12/29/94 | Scouting videoIn a Draft class fairly deep in high school catching, it would be smart not to forget about this Florida prep standout. Big and strong, Navarreto has the chance to hit for both average and power, with bat speed and loft. He has a good plan at the plate and makes adjustments well. He has a strong arm that he's not afraid to show off from behind the plate and is fairly athletic. He's the kind of strong competitor teams like to see at the position as well, giving him the chance to maximize his solid all-around tools.There are other high school backstops who will go ahead of Navarreto, but he shouldn't have to wait too long to hear his name called.
Ha, yeah clearly this guy has more offensive potential. I don't like drafting HS catchers early seeing as there haven't been any good ones drafted in a decade but taking one with offensive potential in the 6th is fine by me. I kind of think HS catchers don't generally pan out because they have so much to learn and focus on as far as catching and calling a game. If this guy has a ton of offensive talent they think may be compromised by the defensive placement, I'd be OK if they moved him to a different position early in his career.