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NorCal ProCase Spotlight: OF Petey Halpin


PBR Northern California Staff

 

PODCAST: Northern CA ProCase

STOCKTON, CA. - The 2019 MLB Draft was completed on June 5th and on June 9th, it was time to turn our attention to the 2020 class at the Northern California ProCase. A select group of players were selected to participate in this exclusive event geared toward high level collegiate and draft prospects. Players were put through a pro-style workout with various stats/data recorded during the workouts which can be found HERE

Be sure to click on the highlighted player to see more video and notes from previous viewings at PBR Events and during the Spring Season. We continue our player spotlights highlighting the players from the event: 

OF Petey Halpin (Mira Costa)

2020 OF Petey Halpin (Texas commit), listed at 6-0, 180 showing a high waist and athletic build with some width in the chest and lean muscle build. The frame is strong with some first-step quickness allowing his legs to get moving and showing the makeup speed to track balls in the OF. Halpin showed a loud bat, strong arm and that athletic ability to go get the ball in the OF during the NorCal ProCase while also showing a loose, no-pressure personality on the field enjoying being around some friends and players he's been around. 

The bat showed up as he made adjustments to his timing, finishing his final two rounds showing the quick bat and power to the middle of the field. Standing balanced with relaxed elbows and even hands, Halpin loads over the back hip as the hands pull back early with some scap load of the back shoulder. It's a controlled forward stride with the hips sequencing the swing showing some late bat whip as he hits over a firm front side. When the barrel is on time he showed the ability to drive the ball with carry to the pull side gap flashing some pop that way as well (93 EV). The adjustments he made in BP carried over as he picked up two hits driving a single to CF before utilizing his speed to beat out a ball in the 6-hole (4.15 H-1st) getting out of the box quickly. 

During defensive workouts he showed his athletic actions with quick feet working to stay behind the baseball and staying in rhythm. The arm is compact putting life on throws online to both bags; showed a quick release letting his legs work on the load before putting throws on the money to the bases (91 MPH). Having seen Halpin during the last two spring seasons he's got the ability to track the ball well in CF ranging to the gaps and able to come get balls in front of him. That easy-going personality allows him to turn up the competitive nature when it's game time and should fit in nicely at either UCLA or with a MLB team after the Draft come next June.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Northern California Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/31 LakePoint - Cartersville, GA
California State Games CA 08/17 Vanguard University
Kern County Prospect I.D. CA 09/07 Cal State Bakersfield
SoCal Prospect Games CA 09/14 JSerra High School
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School


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