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California State Games: 2022 Uncommitted


Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

Lathrop, CA - The California State Games provided an abundance of uncommitted talent across the board. The class of 2022 really impressed, showcasing uncommitted arms and bats that project well at the next level. Trevor Fox became the first class of 2022 uncommitted State Games participant to commit, with San Diego State respectively. Here we take a look at ten 2022 uncommitted players that are worth a second look.

The scouting staff crushed the twitter game and provided ample highlights on day oneday two and day three. You can find all the in depth scouting report analysis of the State Games participants here: Red 1Red 2Blue 1Blue 2Grey 1Grey 2 . 

Eli Gennis, De La Salle (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: SS/RHP 
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds.  Medium frame with a sturdy athletic build.
Delivery: Works on the first base side of the rubber. It’s an athletic delivery. Fluid and efficient mechanics. Drops and drives into his legs well and lands with a straight and firm front leg that is online with home. 
Arm Action: RH.  Long and loose arm out of the ¾ slot. Uses a scalp load and gets a little inverted. Plus arm speed. 
FB: T90, 87-89 mph. Gets good extension with 2200-2300 spin. Worked effectively up in the zone. Used it 84% of the time. 
CB: 73-75 mph. Some present side spin. Works more like a slurve. Plus 2600-2700 spin.
CH: 79-80 mph. Some present fade and downward action while keeping the arm speed. 
Hit: RHH. Stands tall with high hand setup. Small leg lift trigger with bat wiggle. Gets good separation with front hip and hands. Longer stroke that is extended throughout. Swing plane is uphill. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Gap to gap power. Above-average bat speed for his level at 67.4 mph per blast motion data. 
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Longer arm action with plus arm speed. Ball had life and carry across the diamond for mostly accurate throws. 
Defense: Takes good first steps and angles to the ball. Clean exchanges and footwork.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60. 

Mikey Bell, San Joaquin Memorial (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: SS/3B 
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Has a medium frame that is well proportioned. 
Hit: RHH. Relaxed in his stance. Stands upright with a slight bend in the knees. Short stride with an upright bat per early connection (107 Degrees). Swing is steep when late but works the middle of the field with line drives when on time. 
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Line drive gap to gap power. Rotates and sequences body well with an above-average rotational acceleration average for his level of 17.8g's per blast motion data. Higher exit velos on inside pitches per Trackman data
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph Loose and quick arm action out of the ¾ slot. Throws weren’t strained. They were online and had decent carry. 
Defense: Shows good instincts and nice range. Is comfortable moving laterally while staying low to the ground. 
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. 

Kyle Calzadiaz, Walnut  (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: OF/RHP 
Body: 6-3, 160-pounds. Lanky and athletic build, high waisted with some long arms
Hit: RHH. Simple upright upper body set up with a slight bend of the knees and low hands. Quick and short stroke, steep-flat path. Holds hands high at finish. Gap to gap approach. 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Above-average bat speed (72 mph top) for his level with a swing that he extends through finish. Can fill the gaps with line drives that end up at the wall. 
Arm: RH. OF - 93 mph. Longer arm action with a stab. Plus arm speed. Gets feet under him quickly. Made strong and accurate throws with present carry.
Defense: Gets low to the ball and has clean glove exchanges. Sets up feet well to get behind and through the ball. 
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. 

PITCHING
Delivery: Tall and fall type of delivery. High knee into the back hip. Lands balanced and squared with home. Finishes with a firm and straight front leg.
Arm Action: RH. Longer and loose arm action with a stab draw. Higher ¾ slot. Plus arm speed late in the delivery. 
FB: T89, 85-87 mph. 12-1 tilt gives it good ride up in the zone.
CB: 70-72 mph. Had some side spin which makes it more like a slurve. 2300-2500 spin.
SL: 73-74 mph. 

Luke Georgeff, Notre Dame (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: RHP 
Body: 6-4, 190-pounds. Tall and lanky build. High waisted with long arms. 
Delivery: Longer circular arm action out of the H ¾ slot. Gets into a slight scalp load. Leads with elbow. Nice arm speed especially late in the delivery. 
Arm Action: RH. Higher knee lift. Drops into his back leg and falls down the mound efficiently riding his back hip. Gets extended with his legs. Straightens up the front leg at landing. 
FB: T88, 83-84 mph. Located well to the glove side. Good late life. 2200-2400 spin. 
CB: 68-70 mph. Slows down arm speed on the pitch. Has some side spin so works like a slurve. 2100-2200 spin.
CH: 73-74 mph. Straight change. Good low spin at 1300-1400. 

Ian Halverson, Mission Vista (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: SS/2B 
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Athletic body, medium frame with some length and room for strength gains
Hit: RHH. Sets up deep into his legs with hands high above his ear. Smaller leg kick trigger. Compact stroke. Stays connected with his backside and turns tight. Uphill bat plane and balanced throughout.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Consistent 95+ exit velos during BP. Sequences body well. Above-average bat speed for his level at 70 mph and rotational acceleration at 15.4 g's per Blast Motion data. Still some power left in the tank. 
Arm: RH INF - 84 mph. Most throws were out of the low ¾ slot but showed the ability to throw from a variety of angles. Feet are consistently set up for him to make strong accurate throws. Flashed life and carry.
Defense: Fields everything out front and stays low to the ground. Takes good reads and first steps. Works well on the move with fluid footwork and smooth exchanges.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 

Christian Miranda, Notre Dame  (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: SS/2B 
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. An athletic well-proportioned frame that has some present strength.
Hit: LHH. Is upright with high hands set at the ear. Uses a short stride and gets food down early that gets him on time. Short and compact to the ball. Flat barrel bath that is in the zone a long time. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Gap to gap power. Above-average bat speed at 68.2 mph and rotational acceleration at 16.6 g's for his level per Blast Motion data show more power potential. 
Arm: RH. INF - 86 mph. Short quick arm action with good arm speed. Ability to throw on the run and from different angles when necessary.  
Defense: Clean and quick footwork. Is light on his feet and takes good angles. Soft hands and stays low to the ball. Quick to the backhand side. Athleticism showed through his movements. 
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

Cole Clark, Notre Dame (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: RHP. Effective two-pitch pitcher with repeatable mechanics and a feel for pitching. 
Body5-11, 165-pounds.

DeliveryCompact, balanced, repeatable.
Arm Action: RH. 12:45 tilt, worked down in the zone, consistent release point.
FB: T89, 86-87 mph. Command on the arm side part of the plate, 15.3 induced vertical break and 6.4 horizontal break show slight ride and run, 1986 average spin rate is low.
CB70-72 mph. Command on the glove side part of the plate, -7.1 induced vertical break and -8.8 horizontal break show classic curveball break, 2109 average spin rate is low.
CH: 75-79 mph. 

James Whitman, Helix (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: C/1B 
Body: 6-4, 204-pounds. A larger frame that is filling out with present strength.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and upright but starts leaning in and coiling as he loads. Small leg raise trigger. Quick compact stroke. The bat is flat, in the zone for a long time (83% on plane efficiency) and is extended through finish. Pull side approach.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity from the tee. Present pull side power. High exit velos on inside pitches per Trackman data. Plus bat speed (73mph) and rotational acceleration (17 g's) per Blast Motion data. High power ceiling. 
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph. Shorter arm action out of the H ¾ slot. Good arm speed. Comes out straight and online for mostly accurate throws to the bag. 
Defense: 2.00-2.09 pop times. Sets up in a wide base and deep crouch. Clean footwork and exchanges on throwdowns. Sets up in different crouches to optimize framing ability especially low pitches. 
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60. 

Tristan Kim, St. Francis (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP With ability on the mound as well, Kim is an intriguing prospect.
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds. Large, filled in, athletic frame.
Defense:  pop times. Has proper footwork and technique on approach to the ball. Has clean transfers and gets rid of the ball quickly
Arm: RH. OF - 88 mph. Tic above average coming out of an over the top slot. 86 on the mound.
Hit: RHH. Neutral, athletic stance with heavy back leg load before firing Typical launch angle swing path with good bat speed. Contact is loud
Power: 96 mph exit velocity. Gap-to-gap power with the occasional HR.
Run:  runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Drop and drive delivery out of an over the top slot
Arm Action: RH. Arm works. Clean repeatable mechanics
FB: T86, 83-85 mph. Max spin rate of 2037 RPM's
SL: 69-70 mph. Max spin rate of 2137 RPM's. Maximum induced vertical break of -4.5°. Threw it for consistent strikes at a 67% rate

Luke Rossi, Palma (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Large, athletic, projectable high waisted frame you can dream on
Defense:  Shows athleticism and ability. Can move well laterally for size and has soft hands. Likely will be a corner infielder
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Average. Short take back. Proper mechanics.
Hit: RHH. Balanced, slightly open stance with high hands and pick-up-put-down foot strike Aggressive and direct to ball with some violence. Contact is loud
Power: Will be a carry tool. Over the fence power potential. Trackman exit velocity topped at 98 MPH
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Norcal Uncommitted Senior Games CA 09/26 Islanders Field
Norcal Underclass ID Showcase CA 10/10 Islanders Field - Lathrop
SoCal Underclass I.D. Camp CA 10/10 Great Park
SoCal Upperclass I.D. Camp CA 10/10 Great Park
SoCal Underclass I.D. Camp II CA 10/11 Great Park
SoCal Upperclass I.D. Camp II CA 10/11 Great Park


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