Oliver is a strong, durable, medium framed catcher with an ideal catchers build and room to continue to add strength. Compact type body with present strength and more to come. Offensively, Oliver works from a slightly open to square alignment with a small leg kick to help transfer his weight. Small hand load with proper separation and generates quality bat speed thru zone with some strength in swing & a slight uppercut path. Short to the ball and stays thru the ball pretty well. Shows the ability to drive the ball to opposite gap along with some present power to the pull side. Lets it fly at the plate but has a short swing & good bat to ball skills with an accurate barrel. Bat speed and power translates in game action already and can be seen in video where he hammers a homer to the pull side on a Major League size field. Defensively, Oliver profiles as a quality defensive catcher. Moves well behind the plate with quality athleticism and surprisingly good footwork. Folds up well and gets out of his crouch nicely with a quick exchange and a compact arm stroke. Throws show carry and accuracy to 2B, should be a future above average arm. Pop times – 1.95, 2.00. Runs well for a catcher (7.22) and should settle in as about an average runner. Has a chance to be a quality defender at a premium position along with being an offensive threat. Oliver also can play OF well when he's not catching with speed and arm strength to profile in RF on a day off from catching to keep his bat in the lineup. See Oliver as a definite D1 recruiting target.
Graduation Year: 2023
High School: University Liggett School
Travel/Summer Team: Little Casaers 14u
Experience: 1) been playing since 3 years old 2) 2 x USSSA All American pick for Mid west team 3) International Little league World series participant in 2018. My Homerun and diving catch made National media highlights. 4) Ranked by Perfect Game 174 overall Nationally and ranked 7th overall in the State. Ranked #2 Outfield for the state. 5] Ranked by PBR in the top 20 for the state. 6) July 2020 selected MVP for the Perfect game 14u Midwest World Series tournament 7) 2020 batting average over .400 8) best exit velo 86, OF velo 84, IF velo 78, 60 yd run 7.24 secs, catching POP 2.1 and 70 velo. Pitching FB 81
Extracurricular Activities: varsity football and varsity hockey. Like to play golf and go fishing.
Dream School: Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Michigan State