• Full name Cade William Hunter
  • Born 11/29/2000 in Meadowbrook, NJ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 200 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Virginia Tech
  • Drafted in the 5th round (153rd overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2022 (signed for $362,100).
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    The son of Mariners amateur scouting director Scott Hunter, Cade was a 35th-round pick of the Rockies in 2019 coming out of high school. He’ll go much higher this year after showing plenty of lefty power on the best Virginia Tech team in school history. After missing significant time in 2021 because of a hamate injury, Hunter has done a better job of using the whole field this year, demonstrating all-fields power. A third of his home runs this year were pulled, a third went to center field and a third were hit to left field. It’s a power-first approach at the plate. Hunter feasts on fastballs, but has yet to show consistent ability to recognize and handle breaking balls. He’s a significantly better hitter against righthanders. Hunter’s lifetime around the game shows as a catcher with solid leadership skills and the ability to work with pitchers. He has a quick transfer and accurate arm that will flash pop times around 1.9 seconds at his best. He has embraced the one-knee setup and gotten better at handling borderline pitches, especially low in the zone. He will need to continue to work to become a quieter receiver.

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  • C Cade Hunter assigned to Dayton Dragons from Chattanooga Lookouts.
  • C Cade Hunter assigned to Dayton Dragons from Daytona Tortugas.
  • C Cade Hunter assigned to Dayton Dragons from Daytona Tortugas.
  • Daytona Tortugas activated C Cade Hunter from the 7-day injured list.
  • Daytona Tortugas placed C Cade Hunter on the 7-day injured list.
  • C Cade Hunter and assigned to Cincinnati Reds.

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