To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.

Events

Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.

Luke Bailey (Photo: Perfect Game USA)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Luke Bailey
Position:Catcher
School:Troup County HS (Ga.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Birthdate:3/11/91
Height:6'0"
Weight:198 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date(s):3/30/09
Game(s):Northside H.S.


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting ability:Bailey has a decent natural swing, though it's a little uphill and he can get a bit pull happy. He's got more than enough bat speed
Power:When he gets his arms extended, he shows plus power.
Running speed:Has below-average speed.
Base running:This isn't a part of his game.
Arm strength:When healthy, he's got a plus arm, both in terms of strength and accuracy.
Fielding:He's a good catch-and-throw guy, with good hands and footwork. He's a solid, not spectacular, defender.
Range:Not a quick-twitch athlete, which limits his range a bit, but he's more than fine to stay behind the plate.
Physical Description:Bailey has a softish lower half, with short but strong arms and sloped shoulders. He doesn't look athletic, but he's at least an average athlete.
Medical Update:Bailey was shut down with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery in early May.
Strengths:Good all-around catching package; plus power potential; great makeup and instincts
Weaknesses:Obviously, the elbow is a concern and some might be concerned by a perceived lack of athleticism.
Summary:Bailey was thought of as one of the better high school catchers in a Draft class that has some depth in that area, but Tommy John surgery on his right elbow put his future somewhat in doubt. When healthy, he's a solid, not spectacular, catch-and-throw guy. At the plate, he's got good bat speed and plus power potential. He could head to Auburn and rehab there, but a team could decide to take a chance on him, knowing the success of the surgery these days, and work to get him back in form within its system.