In 2023, the Coyotes are looking to add on to their successful core of catchers. The group is led by returners Caleb Lumbard, Travis Butler and Rylan Gabruck.

Caleb Lumbard

Last season Lumbard put up a slash line of .247/.388/.730, had 20 RBI and tallied 13 defensive assists from behind the plate, which earned him Second Team All Conference honors. Butler posted a .406 OBP in nine games and looks to add to those numbers in this upcoming season. Gabruck only had ten plate appearances last year, but is looking forward to competing for his team this season.

Rylan Gabruck

Sophomore catcher Alex Foster and Freshman catchers Nicholas Sauvé, Jackson Hodgson and Kayden Hudson round out the catching group and will compete for innings. Foster, from Calgary, Alberta, shows promise with an elite arm from behind the dish. Sauvé, also from Calgary, has a plus bat and demonstrates great baseball instincts. Hodgson, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, proved himself with a strong bat, able to hit for power to all fields. Hudson, from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, has shown lots of growth and continues to work hard on all his catching skills.

As the season progresses, the Coyotes will look to depend on their experienced catchers to make a big impact on both sides of the ball, and continue to work with their impressive group of young catchers to develop into potential pieces for next year.