Ian Moller-C-Dubuque Wahlert H.S.
A catcher might be an intriguing option for the Chicago White Sox at the 2021 Draft.
As previously mentioned, the Chicago White Sox may need some depth at the catcher position in the future. Yes, they have Yasmani Grandal (on IR) and Zack Collins, as well as a few guys in the minor leagues but more is needed. A catcher who can stand tough against the punishment that a catcher takes would be good.
Ian Moller may be a little green as no one is really pro-ready in this draft but he has a lot of potentials to develop and become a top-tier catcher.
He hails from Dubuque, Iowa. Moller has a good basic skill with plenty of room to grow. In looking at the scouting report from MLB.com, their scouts say this about Moeller:
"“Moller has the strength and bat speed to provide 20 homers on an annual basis. He’s at his best when he uses the entire field and lets his power come naturally, such as when he roped an opposite-field double at the Perfect Game All-American Classic in September. But there also are times when he gets power-conscious and his right-handed swing gets too uphill, leading to swing-and-miss issues.”"
After watching some videos on Moller, it would appear that he has some growing to do but will come along well in college (Louisiana State University).
"“Athletic for a catcher, Moller has solid arm strength and can demonstrate similar receiving ability. He also can get inconsistent behind the plate, has struggled to stop basestealers this spring and there are evaluators who think he’s an average defender at best. He’s part of a Louisiana State recruiting class that also includes the other top catching prospect from the Midwest, Carter Jensen (Park Hill HS, Kansas City, Mo.). “"
Let’s see if the White Sox take an interest in Moller and help boost their depth at the catcher position for the future.