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Andrew Susac (Photo: Carl Kline/

Biographical Data
Player Name:Andrew Susac
School:Jesuit HS (Calif.)
School Type:High School
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:190 lbs.
Report Date(s):3/23, 3/25, 3/27/09
Game(s):Pleasant Grove HS

Focus Area
Hitting ability:Susac is more of a swatter right now. His load to the ball is a little rushed and he lets the ball get up on him too much.
Power:Has plus raw power. When he hits it, it goes a long way.
Running speed:A pretty good runner, especially for a catcher, he's got quick feet.
Base running:He's a good enough baserunner, though it's not going to be a part of his game.
Arm strength:Has a plus arm, but he doesn't always show all of it.
Fielding:He's an average catcher all-around, with the tools to be plus down the road.
Range:It's fine now and should be plus in the future.
Physical Description:Susac is a toolsy, athletic catcher -- a football player in the past who looks like a linebacker.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths: Plus raw power; the potential to be a plus catcher defensively, especially with the arm.
Weaknesses:He'll need to make adjustments with his approach at the plate. Right now, there are some questions about his overall hitting ability. He doesn't strike out much now, but will at the next level if he can't get quicker and lower.
Summary:The debate over which NoCal high school catcher is better is a good one, with no consensus between Max Stassi and Susac. Susac is toolsier, with plus raw power, a plus arm and good overall defensive skills. The one question about him is how much he'll hit, with some adjustments needed to be made. Already one of the best catching prospects in the class, if he can make those tweaks, he could become a dynamite all-around backstop as a pro.