#12 Casey Opitz

C | So. | 5-11 | S/R | 175 | Centennial, Co. / Heritage HS

As a Freshman (2018)
Appeared in 19 games, starting seven … Compiled a .222 batting average with six hits in 27 at-bats … Two of his hits went for doubles and he had five RBIs … Also walked three times and had two sacrifice flies … Appeared in six conference games with two starts (at Mississippi State – April 21; at Georgia – May 17) … Totaled two multi-hit games (at San Diego – Feb. 25; vs. Dayton – Mach 1) and had a double and an RBI in both games … Also tallied RBIs against ULM (April 3), at Mississippi State (April 21) and against Texas A&M (May 13) … Appeared in two NCAA Fayetteville Regional games (vs. Oral Roberts – June 1; vs. Southern Miss – June 2), both as a defensive replacement … Caught seven would-be base stealers, two less than every day catcher Grant Koch.

In the Draft
2017 – Cleveland Indians, 27th round (822 overall)

Heritage High School
Ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Colorado and the top catcher overall by Perfect Game … Combined to hit .313 in his first two years of high school with 27 runs scored, 10 extra-base hits and 32 RBIs … Upped all of those totals as a junior in 2016, hitting .424 with 23 runs, seven extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in 21 games … Threw out eight base runners in 11 stolen base attempts … Named First Team All-Continental League as a sophomore and junior … Attended the 2016 Perfect Game Rocky Mountain Showcase … Plays summer ball with the Midland Redskins, which made the AABC Connie Mack World Series … Played for head coach Scott Hormann for Heritage High School.