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Jun 01, 2011 - Jun 03, 2011     
TBD - TBA, GA
Andrew Susac
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SCOUTING PROFILE: Susac is draft-eligible as a sophomore because he turned 21 in March. Even though he has much less experience in college than most of his peers, Susac has clearly established himself as the best all-round catching prospect in the 2011 college class with his combination of a strong, durable frame, natural athleticism, solid catch-and-throw skills and improving offensive tools. Not only did Susac arrive at Oregon State at 19, but he ended up sharing the catching duties with Parker Berberet as a freshman. He pressed at the plate under the weight of heightened expectations, and hit a modest .260-2-13. Susac clearly won the Beavers starting job this spring, but was forced to turn the catching duties back over to Berberet on April 11, when he had surgery to repair a broken hamate bone in his left hand and faced the prospects of sitting out the rest of the 2011 college season. Until his untimely injury, sustained while swinging a bat, Susac was enjoying a breakout campaign at the plate for the Beavers, hitting a team-high .364 in 26 games. Even as he missed his next 16 games, he still stood among team leaders in homers (4), RBIs (25) and walks (21) in early May. Susac had made significant strides in all areas of his game this spring, but his improvement at the plate was especially noteworthy, and west-coast cross-checkers had quickly identified he and Utah’s C.J. Cron as the best college bats in that part of the country for this year’s draft. With his combination of superior raw arm strength and power, Susac had separated himself from all other catchers and it’s unclear how much his injury will impact his draft status. He was initially projected to go off the board in the latter half of the first round. Though his college career has been comprised to a degree as both a freshman and sophomore—first by inconsistent production, second by injury—Susac made significant headway in summer ball the last two years. As a graduating high-school senior in 2009, he stepped in as the regular catcher for Corvallis of the West Coast League, and stood out for the advanced way that he handled the league’s most-talented pitching staff. The case had already been made that Susac was among the top defenders in the spring in a very deep group of elite prep catchers in the 2009 draft class, and he graded out above-average in every area playing against college talent in the WCL. He was an unusually polished receiver for his age with soft hands, quick feet, compact release and throwing stroke that produced tag throws in the 1.85-second area consistently. Susac was a little overmatched at the plate for Corvallis as he batted just .209 with two homers, but scouts weren’t overly concerned and quickly pointed to his solid track record as a hitter at the prep level. At Jesuit High in northern California, Susac had nine Division-I signees as teammates, and yet topped the team in average (.455), homers (7) and RBIs (31). Susac was taken in the 16th round of the 2009 draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, and unquestionably would have gone considerably higher had he not emphatically told scouts that he was intent on playing that summer in the West Coast League, and ultimately attending Oregon State. The Phillies monitored him closely all summer and made a belated, though concerted run at him, offering him a reported $850,000, but Susac stuck to his guns and went unsigned. Last summer in the Cape Cod League, Susac reaffirmed his standing as a catcher with significant offensive potential as he hit. 290-5-15 for Falmouth and led the league with a .500 slugging average. While Susac does virtually everything well on both sides of the ball, he still needs to shore up subtle aspects of his game. His superior arm strength is considered his best weapon on defense, while his receiving skills are his weakest. Susac has excellent raw bat speed and the ball explodes off his bat with authority when he squares it up, but he still needs to refine a somewhat unconventional approach to hitting. He has a hip-glide to his front side that occasionally leaves him looking off balance at point of contact. Susac is solidly put-together and has a physical presence on the field with his strength and stature. His only obvious drawback is his lack of speed. Projected Draft Position: Late first round/compensation round. --ALLAN SIMPSON




Oct 23, 2008 - Oct 27, 2008   Braves Scout Team  12
Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
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Aug 01, 2008 - Aug 01, 2008   WEST  
Dodger Stadium - Los Angeles, CA
Andrew Susac
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Jun 13, 2008 - Jun 15, 2008   White  18
Metrodome - Minneapolis, MN
Andrew Susac
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Andrew Susac is a 2009 C with a 6'1'', 190 lb. frame from Roseville, CA who attends Jesuit HS. Susac is an outstanding defensive catcher who flat out shuts down the oppositions running game. He has excellent arm strength and quickness behind the plate and makes accurate throws with a quick release. He receives well and blocks everything. He is a top pro level defensive catcher. He also has plenty of ability with the bat. He shows plus bat speed and hits hard line drives to all fields. He has a good approach, is short to the ball and hits it hard. The bat projects nicely. Definite highest level 2009 to follow. He has made an early verbal commitment to Oregon State, but scouts are going to like him a lot. Aflac All American
PG Grade 10.0




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Andrew Susac C 2008 National Showcase
Andrew Susac Hitting 2008 National Showcase
Andrew Susac 60 2008 National Showcase
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Oct 06, 2007 - Oct 07, 2007   White  19
College of San Mateo - San Mateo, CA
Andrew Susac
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Andrew Susac is a 2009 C with a 6'1'', 185 lb. frame from Roseville, CA who attends Jesuit High School. He is a very good defensive catcher, with quick feet, great arm, good exchange, is an excellent receiver and blocks everything. At the plate he has very good bat speed, good balance, is aggressive in the box, was flat through the zone and made hard barrell contact. He is a good student and top 2009 to follow.
PG Grade 10.0




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Andrew Susac Hitting 2007 Nor Cal Underclass Showcase
Andrew Susac C 2007 Nor Cal Underclass Showcase
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Jul 28, 2007 - Jul 29, 2007   Royal  5
Arrowhead Credit Union Park - San Bernardino, CA
Andrew Susac
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Andrew Susac is a 2009 C with a 6'1'', 185 lb. frame from Roseville, CA who attends Jesuit HS (Sacramento). He was selected as a Top Prospect at this event and in our minds he cemented himself as one of the top '09 catchers in the nation. Susac is well-proportioned with good upper body strength. He is a do-it-all player and as a catcher that is a very special thing. Susac is a middle of the line-up hitter with power to all fields and a very good hitting approach that will allow him to hit for average and for power. He has strong hands and good barrel awareness, not to mention really good weight transfer and hips that just explode at contact. Defensively Susac rates with the top high school catchers in any class. He has excellent catch/throw skills that play now. He routinely throws below 2.0 and on one game throw we (confirmed by another scout in attendance) at 1.86 and on the bag. He has a strong arm and a quick transfer. Susac blocks well and receiver, though that is the one area he is still developing. He is one of the top major D1 prospects in the '09 class and a strong draft prospect for 2009.
PG Grade 9.5




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Andrew Susac 60 2007 Rising Juniors National Showcase
Andrew Susac C 2007 Rising Juniors National Showcase
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Jul 10, 2007 - Jul 16, 2007   EDH Vipers 16/17  10
East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Andrew Susac
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