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INSIDE THE 2021 RANKINGS: THIRD BASE


PBR California Staff

    

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - As we recently released our updated Class of 2021 state rankings we thought we'd provide you a closer look at a few of these prospects. Rankings are never easy and we certainly know they are not an exact science. Much of rankings is predicated on what our team of scouts have seen, but given the national scope of the Prep Baseball Report network, we are more than able to access a library of over 100,00 players nationwide to compare apples-to-apples.

It's a given that California is either 1 or 1a in terms of talent in any given year. There isn't that much debate as to who the top players are because they've generally been identified at a much younger age. After all, the top players are easily identified. However, given the amount of games, innings, at-bats, pitches our team has seen over the last two-to-three years of watching this class, we feel confident knowing that nobody in the industry has seen more players in addition to those easily identified from California than our collective team. 

And because of that level of confidence we feel our rankings best reflect the overall talent in the state.

Earlier we looked at left-handed pitchers, right-handed pitchers, catchersfirst baseman and second baseman. Now it's time to take a look at a few of the top ranked third basemen in the state for 2021 class. You can read full available scouting reports and view available video by clicking on the the player name. 

You can also CLICK HERE FOR FULL RANKINGS 

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THE PLAYERS

#38 EVAN YATES - MARTIN LUTHER KING - CAL STATE FULLERTON COMMIT

The top ranked 2021 third baseman shows a toolsy skill set and a projectable frame. Balanced swing with excellent barrel control enables him to pull inside pitches and drive outside pitches. Arm strength is evident with an upper 80’s fastball on the mound, crisp throws across the diamond and on a line throws from the outfield. Versatile player with sound toolsy potential who has the ability to make an impact at the next level sooner rather than later.

#58 BLAKE BUTCHER - CORONA DEL MAR - UNCOMMITTED 

Consistent and high contact left-handed hitter who possesses good feel at the plate. Balanced approach and barrel control show signs of progressing quickly at the next level. Quality defender with good body control and footwork coupled with a strong arm can keep him at third but also gives him positional versatility.  

#101 AARON PARKER - LOS ALTOS - UCSB COMMIT

Solid all-around player with a strong baseball IQ and feel for the game. Versatile player who has also played short-stop and pitched. Baseball instincts have really stood out as he his known to position guys defensively, talk to hitters post at-bats and call his own game while pitching. Overall skill set, size and ability will serve him well at the college level.

#116 THOMAS GOULD - SERRA - SANTA CLARA 

Solid frame, athletic actions and present hit tool stand out for Gould. Consistent batting practice exit velocity showing of 89 mph project well down the line. Fights off tough pitches and makes loud outs. Shows defensive versatility at third and second but has the arm to stay at third.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Norcal Underclass Games (INVITE-ONLY) CA 06/06 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Folsom Lake College
SoCal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Hart Park
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/14 Hart Park
CA State Games ID (Norcal) CA 06/16 Islanders Field - Lathrop
2020 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/29 LakePoint Sports


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