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Rockies agree to terms with local catcher Luke Leisenring

The non-drafted amateur free agent is from Golden

Today, the Rockies announced that they have signed undrafted amateur free agent Luke Leisenring.

Leisenring attended the University of South Carolina Aiken and is a 6-foot-4, 196-pound junior catcher. Like fourth-rounder Case Williams, he is a Colorado product who grew up in Golden and attended Ralston Valley High School in Arvada.

Before his time at USC Aiken, he attended Arizona State University. In 14 games with the Sun Devils, he batted .250 (6-for-24) with six starts. He then transferred to USCA and played two seasons for the Pacers. He batted .311 (75-for-241) with 62 runs scored, 10 home runs and 41 RBI in those two years. He also threw out six of 21 attempted base stealers.

Before the 2020 season was cut short due to COVID-19, he started all 20 games at catcher for the Pacers and batted .348 (24-for-69) with 20 runs scored, 12 RBI and four homers.

Prior to beginning his college career, Leisenring attended Ralston Valley High School in Arvada. While there, he was ranked as the best catching prospect and the fifth-best overall prospect in Colorado by Prep Baseball Report. In addition, Perfect Game ranked him as the best high school catcher in the state and the fourth-best overall prospect. At RVHS, Leisenring was a two-time Perfect Game Underclass All-American (High Honorable Mention).

The following video shows Leisenring in action.

Per Colorado Rockies policy, the terms of his agreement were not disclosed.