2013 MLB Draft Profile: Gosuke Katoh

by Matt Grabusky | Posted on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Player:  Gosuke Katoh
Position:  2B
School:  Rancho Bernardo (CA)
Date of Birth:
Height/Weight:  6’2/180
Bats/Throws:  L/R
2013 Class:  HS Senior
Committed To:  UCLA

Scouting Report:

  • Quick twitch athlete
  • Flat contact/line drive swing
  • Patient hitter
  • Recorded 60 time of 6.42
  • Good baserunner
  • Provides above average defense at second
  • Above average footwork
  • Quick, clean transfers
  • Arm strength limited to second

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Quotes:

UCLA head coach John Savage-  “Gosuke is one of the best defenders in the country. He has tremendous defensive instincts and is a very natural player who looks to be a guy that can play at a very high level in the future.”

Katoh-  “In tee ball I started out as a right-handed thrower and hitter.  Then my dad and I went to a Mariners game and I saw Ichiro. From there, I became a switch hitter. Then I got a lot stronger from the left side, so I just threw away the righty swing.”

Awards/Achievements:

  • 2013 Ranked #74 in the Class by MaxPreps
  • 2012 Perfect Game All-American Classic
  • 2012 Area Code Games
  • 2012 WWBA 17U All-Tournament Team
  • 2012 Perfect Game Underclass All-American 3rd Team
  • 2012 All-League
  • 2011 Perfect Game Underclass All-American Honorable Mention

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Statistics:

YR LG AB H 2B 3B HR BB SO SB CS BA OBP SLG

If any of this information is incorrect or you have additional information on this player, please let us know at matt@bigleaguefutures.net

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