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NorCal Rising Stars Showcase: MIF


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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ISLANDERS FIELD (LATHROP), CA. - The inaugural Northern California Rising Stars Showcase had 35 players take part in as players were put through traditional workout that included the 60-yard sprint, a round of batting practice, defensive workouts at respective positions (multiple spots for a few players), and concluded with main diamond mound bullpen sessions where the pitchers' stats were compiled.

Note: All showcase videos have been added to player profiles. We will post reports by position as the week moves along (corner INFscatchers, outfielders, 2023/2024 pitchers, 2025 pitchers). The players listed here are ordered by their max SS throwing velocity.

CLICK FOR SORTABLE PLAYER STATISTICS INCLUDING TRACKMAN AND BLAST MOTION DATA

Andrew Witt, Garces Memorial (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds. Lean wiry strong build, fairly projectable frame for size and strength gains.
Hit: RHH. Wide feet, early weight shift to backside, pinched knees, engaged early, high hands, gliding stride, closes off stride from slightly open stance, small quiet hand load. Rhythmic stroke, hips gain ground toward the pitch as back foot travels forward, aggressive uphill attack angle, swing has some life and looseness; 16.9 max rotational acceleration (11.17 avg), 77% on plane efficiency, 45.5% LDs, 54.5% fly balls.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 20.2 max hand speed, 61.8 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. INF - 77 mph. Loose quick arm, smooth athletic arm stroke, had carry across diamond in INF; quick transfer behind plate, throws tailed and lacked carry.
Defense: Light feet, sets up with body in excellent position to throw quickly and on target, plays ball on the high side, graceful INF; quick out of crouch at C, in line stride to throwing position, sits low in crouch, soft hands, athletic in actions out of crouch and side to side.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60.

Jacob Untalan, Casa Grande (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Lean, trim proportions, strength showing in lower half.
Hit: RHH. Wider feet, squared stance, slight crouch, small smooth stride, lowers hands to deeper load. Torquey swing, hands accelerate easily, live stroke, high two hand finish, projects to have playable power in HS and beyond; 16.7 max rotational acceleration (11.52 avg), 56% on plane efficiency, 50% fly balls.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 22.1 max hand speed, 67.6 max bat speed (63.61 avg).
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Overhand release, raw arm strength is there, aggressive thrower, flashes carry, understands need to get rid of it quickly.
Defense: Efficient release, no wasted steps, plays with urgency, trap/cover when gloving the ball, some tension in his actions.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. There was a stumble toward end of the 60 which cost him some time.

Peter Krumins, Piedmont (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 143-pounds. Trim lean body type, some strength in lower body, streamlined, well-proportioned.
Hit: RHH. Tall set, wide feet in square stance, hands set comfortably, small lift out to medium balanced stride, smooth load of hands to medium depth while creating tension/separation from lower half. Slight upward attack from below the pitch, lively swing, maintains balance, top hand involved a bit early while getting to two hand finish; 10.6 max rotational acceleration, 52% on plane efficiency, 44.4% fly balls.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 21.3 max hand speed, 63.9 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Compact arm stroke, high-3/4 slot is able to drop lower when need be, can throw on move, ball exits hand well while displaying fair carry, generally took extra step(s) to get throw underway.
Defense: Athletic feet, keeps feet moving, comfortable on the move, soft hands, appears to be confident in the field, can work to get rid of ball quicker.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

Brendan Moddelmog, Dublin (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 130-pounds. Lean lithe young athletic body, high waist.
Hit: LHH. Wider feet, open w/open front foot, hands start high near head before moving to stretchy deeper load, small lift out to medium in line stride. Controls barrel, hands stay above ball, line drive stroke with tools to develop power as he strengthens and physically matures; 14 max rotational acceleration (11.54 avg), 79% on plane efficiency, 50% LDs.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 20.9 max hand speed, 62.7 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Athletic release, easy loose arm, circular stroke that is fairly compact, works in rhythm with feet.
Defense: Soft hands, small funnel to transfer after trap/cover ball, rhythmic and confident, long strides provide solid range, has urgency, gets to ball early to set up throwing motion.
Run: 7.20 runner in the 60. 

Fernando Oseguera, Los Altos (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Avg athletic body type, can see slight size/strength gains since last look in July.
Hit: RHH. Quiet set up, balanced, starts with narrow feet, slightly open, smooth medium stride, quiet hand load.  Stays stacked, has rhythm, feel for barrel, repeated swing consistently, flat plane, line drive hitter, swing projects well with future strength gains;14.2 rotational acceleration (10.61 avg), 76% on plane efficiency.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 19.3 max hand speed, 62.3 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. C - 66 mph. INF - 71 mph. Compact with goal-post type arm action, smooth arm, somewhat careful thrower, minimal carry at SS position; takes time at C focused on accuracy, similar smooth and somewhat holding back, flashed ability to be on the bag.
Defense: Soft hands, fields ball out front off his body, understands angles, first step gets him in good position, fair range, solid mechanics; at C has sound mechanics, not the quickest actions but efficient, got outside shoulder around BIDs, comes out of crouch in position to get off his best throws, soft receive hands, shifts side to side well.
Run: 7.89 runner in the 60. 

Michael Perazzo, Serra (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-8, 150-pounds. Long and lean, athletic proportions, lanky with frame to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Tall set up, medium width feet, open, relaxed elbows, smooth controlled lift to transfer over backside, small hand load, medium in line stride. Stays above ball with top hand, sees ball well, willing to use whole field, displayed barrel control and line drive stroke; 73% on plane efficiency, 72.7% LDs.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 20 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. OF - 77 mph. at SS showed compact easy arm action from 3/4 release, loose flick while getting it underway quickly, lower slot moving to left sailed a bit. in OF, longer more full and aggressive arm stroke showed that INF arm has more than he showed, accurate from OF.
Defense: Smooth feet, confident actions, reads well while setting up in position to throw quickly, soft hands, has feel for playing INF. Aggressive direct approach in OF, sets up to get off his best throws, moves easily.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

Lucca Sanguinetti, Archbishop Mitty (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 128-pounds. Lanky young body with rangy proportions to fill out with future size/strength.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, slight crouch, balanced and square feet, hands start high over shoulder, up in the box, small lift up to small stride, smaller load. Flat plane, controlled barrel well, high level focus, consistent contact point, tips head a bit but didn't affect barrel control, spray line drive approach; 10.2 max rotational acceleration, 93% on plane efficiency, 45.5% LDs.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 19.3 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Overhand release, circular arm stroke, can get rid of quickly, uses multiple arm actions as needed, arm works with feet.
Defense: Solid footwork fundamentals, plays ball on high side, sets up to get throws off quickly, creates clean angles, early set up with legs, plays below the ball, concentrates through the play.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Marco Pacheco, Santa Teresa (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-6, 130-pounds. Smaller body, athletic proportions, compact, some lower body strength.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, fairly tall set with slightly open stance, relaxed arms, high knee lift out to open stride, stretches to deeper load. Torquey lower body, controlled barrel well, clears hip to allow hands to get to and through ball, works inside while allowing for barrel lag to stay in the zone; 19.8 max rotational acceleration (17.04 avg), 87% on plane efficiency, 60% LDs.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 20.7 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. OF - 69 mph. In INF shorter compact arm stroke getting to overhand slot, creates fair carry with full finish to throw, took multiple steps to get best throws off. In OF displayed nearly identical mechanics both in the arm stroke and usage of feet to get throws off.
Defense: Soft hands both in INF and OF, sets up early while closing well with clean angles and technically sound footwork, fair range plays up with early reads and decisive actions, plays D with sense of urgency.
Run: 8.28 runner in the 60. 

Frank Riley, St. Francis (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/P
Body: 5-9, 148-pounds. Long lean young body, high waist.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, high back elbow, forward leaning, toward front of box. Small stride, big aggressive swing, extreme upward attack angle, high two hand finish. 68% on plane efficiency, 60% LDs/fly balls.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 17.6 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 64 mph. Smooth thrower, shallow backside, gets ball underway quickly, accurate ball, easy for 1B to handle.
Defense: Quick release, steady sound fielding mechanics, efficient actions, concentrates through entire play.
Run: 8.06 runner in the 60. 

Ethan Groves, Elk Grove (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-4, 120-pounds. Smaller athletic body type at present, well-proportioned, lean build.
Hit: RHH. Shoulder width feet, slightly open, hands off chest w/vertcal early bat, smooth medium length stride, smooth load creates separation with lower half. Flat plane, stays above ball, spray line drive approach, maintains balance, slightly closed stride allows coverage of out half, uses and stays in legs throughout swing; 13.5 max rotational acceleration (11.25 avg), 58% on plane efficiency.
Power: 76 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 18.7 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 58 mph. Longer circular arm stroke, throws were on line, got air under throws, high-3/4 release on all plays.
Defense: Small actions, efficient feet, soft hands, created angles with feet to get throws in line, can close on ball at him with more urgency.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60.

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