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Top 10 Catchers, PG Indoor Showcase
Crosschecker Staff        
Published: Friday, February 23, 2007

The quality of the high school arms that attended Perfect Game’s annual Indoor Showcase in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Feb. 17-18 was considered the best ever. The catchers that attended the event were a superior group, too. Here are the top 10, ranked on the basis of arm strength (velocity in mph):
 
Top 10 Catchers, PG Indoor Showcase
  Player Grad Year Velo (mph)
1. Ian Tomkins, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Ill. 2007 82
2. Brad Lamberti, Southeast Polk HS, Runnells, Iowa 2009 81
3. Shane Blair, Rock Falls (Ill.) HS 2008 79
4. C.J. Rose, Fort Zumwalt HS, O’Fallon, Mo. 2008 78
5. Justin Hunt, Pius XI HS, Milwaukee 2008 78
6. A.J. Demarco, Downers Grove (Ill.) North HS 2008 78
7. Brian Padove, Marian Catholic HS, Chicago Heights 2008 76
8. Trevor Edwards, Taddle Creek Academy, Toronto 2008 76
9. Bart Steponovich, Hickman HS, Columbia, Mo. 2008 75
10. Kevin Schuver, Marion (Iowa) HS 2007 75
-- Wes Penick