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NorCal Uncommitted Senior Games: Catcher Analysis


PBR CA Scouting Staff



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LATHROP, CALIF. - The Northern California Uncommitted Senior Games took place at Islanders Field at River Islands on 9/26/20. Nearly 80 players attended, 13 of whom got into the gear.

TrackMan and Blast Motion were used during the BP session, tracking exit velocity, estimated distance, launch angle (those all from TM), hand speed, bat speed, rotational acceleration and numerous other data points for how each player's body is working in the swing.

Be on the look out for future reports on the infielders and outfielders. Pitchers were posted recently.

(Click to individual player profiles for full stats and video)

Listed by peak MPH from their pop times:

Liam Little, De La Salle (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds. Long, lean frame with ample room to add weight and muscle
Hit: RHH. Wide base with a large leg kick and a very level bat path through the zone. 
Power: 94 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 94 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Showcased gap to gap power with some loft to the pull-side.
Arm: RH. C - 82 mph. Strong, clean arm behind the plate that produced an 82MPH velocity during the defensive workout.
Defense: 1.97-2.06 pop times. Coordinated, under control movements behind the plate that showcased his athleticism during the defensive workout.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60.

Nolan Barry, Rio Americano (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds. Large, athletic, proportional frame ideal for rigors of catching position
Hit: RHH. Compact start with a small leg lift and hand hitch to initiate the swing. 
Power: 93 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 93 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Showed the ability to lift the ball during his round.
Arm: RH. C - 80 mph. Very strong arm that plays at the next level.
Defense: 1.95-2.04 pop times. Quick and clean actions behind the plate during blocking and catch and throw opportunities.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

Garrett Faure, Woodside (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Average build with some strength, well-proportioned.
Hit: RHH. Rhytmic in the box with a small leg kick and hand hitch that creates some bat speed. 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 92 MPH Exit Velo viaTrackman in BP. Power will come with added mass.
Arm: RH. C - 78 mph. Clean and compact arm action from behind the plate that topped out at 78 MPH during defensive workout.
Defense: 2.12-2.24 pop times. Clean catch and throw skills behind the plate, may have to tune up footwork at the next level.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.

Connor Pawlowski, Pioneer (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Lean frame with high waist with length in arms and legs; very projectable build that is gaining strength.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open start with a small leg kick to initiate the swing. 
Power: 98 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 98 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with a more refined approach.
Arm: RH. C - 75 mph. Clean and compact arm action behind the plate that topped out at 76 MPH during defensive workout.
Defense: 1.97-2.03 pop times. Moved with a sense of urgency behind the plate showcasing quality catch and throw actions. 
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

Brian DuRoff, Monte Vista (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 172-pounds. Average, athletic, lean frame with excellent upper body strength. Has significant room to add weight and muscle
Hit: RHH. Compact set-up that allows for him to separate and create tension as he goes into his leg lift. 
Power: 97 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 97 MPH Exit Velo in BP via Trackman. Showed potential plus power during his round.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Longer arm action from behind the plate that topped out at 73 MPH during defensive workout.
Defense: 2.04-2.18 pop times. Clean catch and throw skills as well as the ability to move around during block and recover drills.
Run: 7.52 runner in the 60.

Matteo Mendoza, Saint Mary’s College HS (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 200-pounds. Prototype, Large all-around strong frame. Built like football linebacker.
Hit: RHH. Even set up with a quiet head and leg kick trigger. Quick barrel turn. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 90 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman During BP. Some present pull side power.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph. Short, clean arm action behind the plate with no wasted movement. Topped 73 MPH.
Defense: 2.12-2.22 pop times. Moved around well during his workout fielding bunts and simulating block and recovers. Under control and in rhythm.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

Jaden Mazzaferro, Los Gatos (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Medium, proportional catchers frame with strength in his legs. Has room to add muscle
Hit: LHH. Even set up with a toe tap and slight hand hitch before initiating the swing. 
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 91 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with refined barrel control/approach.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Short, compact arm action that topped at 72 MPH during defensive workout.
Defense: 2.12-2.25 pop times. Bouncy behind the plate moving around with some quickness and energy.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60.

Jarod Reyes, Leland (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Medium size frame with room for physical growth
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance with small leg kick and level barrel path. 
Power: 90 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 90MPH Exit Velo via Trackman during BP. Power will increase with added lean mass.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph. Shorter arm action behind the plate, topped out at 72 MPH during defensive workout.
Defense: 2.15-2.24 pop times. Showed athleticism during his defensive workout both during throw downs and bunt and recover drills.
Run: 7.92 runner in the 60.

Justin Cavagnaro, St. Francis (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Long medium frame with length, high waist and lean build.
Hit: RHH. Even set up with wide hands and a toe tap trigger. Barrel stays in the zone for a long time. 
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 94 MPH Exit Velo Via Trackman in BP. Currently has some power but will add more with added mass.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph. Short, clean arm action behind the plate that topped out at 76MPH during defensive workout.
Defense: 2.08-2.15 pop times. Showed quick, quality movements behind the plate during both throw downs and block and recover drills.
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60.

Adam Lucken, Valley Christian (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 182-pounds. XL frame with large proportions.
Hit: RHH. Wide to start with a mild leg kick and level barrel through the zone. 
Power: 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 88 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. More power will come with added lean mass.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. INF - 68 mph. Shorter arm action from behind the plate that reached 69 MPH during his defensive workout.
Defense: 2.22-2.29 pop times. Showed the ability to move around both behind the plate and in the infield fielding bunts and ground balls with ease.
Run: 8.91 runner in the 60.

Logan Wurm, Christian Brothers (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: SS/C
Body: 5-10, 155-pounds. Has added more lower and upper body strength since last viewing.
Hit: RHH. Open and compact to start with a leg kick and hand hitch. 
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 89 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with added lean mass.
Arm: RH. C - 69 mph. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action from both behind the plate and in the IF that topped out at 69 MPH and 73 MPH at each position.
Defense: 2.27-2.30 pop times. Moved with quickness during defensive workouts performing well both during bunt and recover drills and taking GB's in the IF.
Run: 7.95 runner in the 60.

Juan Barbosa, Salinas (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-7, 200-pounds. Medium, stocky, frame with strength in lower half
Hit: RHH. Even set up with a small leg kick and quick barrel/hands through the zone. 
Power: 89 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 89 MPH Exit  Velo  in BP via Trackman. Potential for more power as he adds more strength.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. Short, compact arm action that plays behind the plate.
Defense: 2.16-2.28 pop times. Blocked and moved around well during his defensive workout, clean transfer skills as well.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60.

Gianni Vallarino, Reno (NV), 2021
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds. Medium sized, proportional frame with room for physical growth
Hit: RHH. Neutral set up in the box with a quick load and go to initiate the barrel turn. 
Power: 83 mph exit velocity from the tee. Topped 83 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Added lean mass will lead to added power.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph. Short and compact arm action during his defensive workout topping out at 68 MPH from behind the dish.
Defense: 2.43-2.59 pop times. Performed well during block and recover and bunt drills, moved around with some quickness to his step.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
NorCal ProCase Preview (2022) CA 11/14 Islanders Field - Lathrop
NorCal Rising Stars (2024/2025) CA 11/15 Islanders Field - Lathrop


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