AZDR Prospect Snapshot: O’Connor 2020 Colton Kucera (Uncommitted)
As the class of 2020 begins the summer baseball season, one of the more under the radar guys in the state is O’Connor’s Colton Kucera.
Colton was a key member of the Eagle’s 6A state championship team in 2018 as a sophomore, when he hit .370 for the season and went 8-16 in 5 state tournament games to lead the team in hits.
This spring, as a junior, Colton again swung it very well. He hit. 356 and led the team in hits with 26. For his efforts he was named 6A Desert Valley 1st Team All-Region.
It isn’t the numbers, however, that define Colton as a player.
He’s a high energy, no- nonsense grinder on the field who has the ability to play multiple infield positions as well as the outfield.
He has tools too, running a sub 6.7 60 yard dash with a frame that has a lot of quality strength in it.
This spring Colton started the season in left field, but moved to second base after an injury to Noah Burgarello.
His position flexibility will be a real asset to the college that lands his services.
This summer Colton will play a handful of tournaments with the Gauchos Academy, and will attend several camps as well.
Off the field he is a top flight student with a 3.75 GPA and an 1150 SAT score, and is active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Colton has not yet committed to a college, but he should get ample looks this summer.
Whatever program that he chooses will be getting a very versatile athlete and an even better teammate who leads by example.
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20 Questions with Colton Kucera
All time favorite Major Leaguer ? Ken Griffey, Jr.
Favorite current Major Leaguer? Wil Myers
Who has been the biggest influence on you athletically? My old Coach, Ron Stiner
One word to describe your style of play? Adaptive
What is the one thing most people don’t know about you? I am very interested in the stock market
4 artists currently in my mp3 player? NBA Youngboy, Lil Baby, Gunna, Future
Favorite Movie? Forest Gump
On my secluded island, strand me with…Kate Upton
In 10 years I hope to be….Living on the beach in San Diego with my dream job
Refreshing beverage of choice? Shirley Temple
Three people I’d like to have at my dinner table: Bill Gates, Mike Trout, Abraham Lincoln
What’s on the menu for your perfect dinner? Perfectly cooked steak with marinara sauce, alongside garlic bread
When they make the movie based on your life, who gets the starring role? Leonardo DiCaprio
Dogs or Cats? Dogs
In my spare time, when I’m not playing baseball, I like to….Cook and play basketball
Best player I’ve played against? Matthew Liberatore
Best teammate I’ve had? Nico Burgarello
Beach or Mountains? Beach
Favorite TV shows? Quick Pitch
Most embarrassing moment on the baseball field? Blowing a 7-1 lead to our rivals in the playoffs.