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Ryan Ortiz (Photo: Oregon State University)


Biographical Data
Player Name:Ryan Ortiz
Position:Catcher
School:Oregon State University
School Type:College
Academic Class:Junior
Birthdate:9/29/87
Height:6'3"
Weight:205 lbs.
Bats:Right
Throws:Right
Report Date:02/26-3/1/09
Game(s):DeMarini Invitational (Ariz.)


Focus Area
Comments
Hitting ability:Ortiz has a short swing and stays inside the ball well.
Power:Does not have much in the way of home run power.
Running speed:Below-average speed.
Base running:Close to being a base-clogger.
Arm strength:Has an average arm behind the plate, but has a quick release and is very accurate.
Fielding:He's able to stay pretty small behind the plate for someone his size. He does have pretty good hands.
Range:Fundamentally, he's not great and needs some refinement.
Physical Description:Ortiz is a tall, wiry catcher who creates a big frame behind the plate. He's got a Dan Wilson body type.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:Solid, average-across-the-board college backstop. He doesn't have any glaring weaknesses or holes.
Weaknesses:He can't run and he needs some fundamental work behind the plate. None of his tools grade out as better than average.
Summary:College catching is always a hot commodity every Draft and while Ortiz may not "wow" you, he's the kind of decent backstop who should go well on Draft Day. His tools grade out as OK across the board, from his hittability to his responsibilities behind the plate. He may not seem like someone all that special, but a solid-average advanced college catcher usually doesn't have to wait long to hear his name called.