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Casey Opitz

| C/2B
High School: Heritage HS, Littleton, Colo.
State: Colo.

Wt.: lbs
Bats: B
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

The Opitz family has produced two minor leaguers already in Jake, a Cubs 12th-round pick in 2008, and Shane, who opened 2017 playing Triple-A in the Blue Jays system. Casey is in the same line as his brothers, an athlete capable of playing in the middle of the diamond. While he has quick feet, a good transfer and above-average arm strength that can produce sub-2.0 second pop times, at 5-foot-11, 170 pounds he may be too small to stick at catcher long-term. He should have the footwork and ability to be an asset defensively at second base. Offensively, Opitz switch-hits and is much more advanced from the left side, where he makes consistent line-drive contact. He'll have to get stronger to show much power. An Arkansas commit, he was expected to go to college.

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