Central Valley Preseason ID: The FIVE

Ryan Ozella
NorCal Area Scout


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Fresno, CA - The Road to the California State Games continued its early season trek into the Central Valley with a stop at Fresno Pacific University where players came to show their fall/winter development as their high school seasons are just a few weeks away. The open event roster saw 52 players kicking off our second Central Valley Preseason ID. 

Players were put through a customary pro-style workout that included a laser-time 60-yard sprint, a round of batting practice, a defensive workout, and concluded with bullpen sessions for pitchers. We purposely did not include games because we didn’t want to put pitchers who aren’t ready to face live hitters in that situation.

Many players were attending their first ever PBR California event giving us a first look at these players in a showcase setting after having seen most with their high school or club teams. In some cases we saw players for the first time with several leaving a lasting impression and quickly getting added to the spring follow list. 

Today we showcase The Five players who were the biggest standouts from the event. Below you can check out our previous coverage along with video/notes on The Five.

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Brandon Burgos OF / RHP
Hanford, CA / 2020

Athletic (7.00 60yd), twitchy and toolsy, Burgos showed off a big time arm (90 MPH) and the ability to drive the baseball through the gaps with ease (88 EV). An uncommitted 2020 that has this many tools shouldn't stay uncommitted for long. 

Tanner Sagouspe OF / 3B
San Joaquin Memorial, CA / 2021

Power hitting/power arm RF profile with physicality and burst showing an easy swing that creates a lot of damage (91 EV). The arm strength (89 MPH) fits the corners and the quickness/fluidity are advanced. Should be high on lists of big D1 schools.

Joshua Algarin OF / LHP
The King's Academy PSP, CA / 2021

The lefty showed more strength and athleticism with a smooth and easy swing that can be a strong, high-contact swing at the next level (85 EV). Speed (6.95 60yd) to stick in the middle of the OF, but the arm to play a corner (87 MPH). Schools should get into Sunnyvale (San Jose) to see him this Spring.

Jayden Mandal SS / RHP
Clovis North , CA / 2023

Advanced and physical incoming Freshman who should get a chance to impact his HS club this season. Swing will create lots of loud contact (86 EV) and future power isn't far away. Defense fits the left side and as he matures looks like a future power hitting 3rd baseman. 

Silas Beltran OF / 3B
Redwood , CA / 2023

Big and strong incoming Freshman who has the physicality to be a corner OF for a long time. Power to the pullside already and there's going to be more as he matures. Bursts over flat out speed and the athleticism to be an asset in a corner OF spot as he grows. 



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