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Norcal Player of the Week: Colin Barber


PBR California Staff

2019 OF Colin Barber of Pleasant Valley HS has been named the PBR Northern California Player of the Week for April 22-28, 2019. Barber, ranked #14 among California's 2019 class and #118 nationally, is one of the top Northern California high school prospects for the 2019 MLB Draft. Last fall he signed with the University of Oregon. His future is certainly bright, whether at the D1 level or as a professional prospect but presently he's locked in an leading the 18-3 Pleasant Valley Vikings to a stellar season as they chase a CIF Northern Section title.

Last week the Vikings swept Red Bluff HS in a three game conference series and Barber was in the middle of the offensive action. He went 4-for-5, scored 7 runs, homered twice, drove in 9 runs, and walked an astounding 10 times over the three games. Now, some may not consider the walks as impressive, however, given that he often has scouts in attendance, Barber is clearly focused on team success and not chasing. He is taking the walk and when he gets a pitch to hit, he's done damage.

For the season Barber is hitting a robust .466 in 88 plate appearances, scored 35 runs in 20 games played, driven in 33, has 4 doubles and 8 home runs. He's walked 27 times (1 HBP) vs just 6 strikeouts. His OBP is .625, slugging .948, which adds up to an OPS of 1.573. For good measure Barber is 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts. All stats courtesy of Maxpreps.com.

For his exceptional performance all week long we congratulate Colin Barber of Pleasant Valley HS, the Prep Baseball Report Northern California Player of the Week for April 22-28.

Coaches, have a player of the week or top performer nomination? Be sure to check your inbox on Sunday’s for our request. Simply send weekly details and stats into our scouting staff by Monday and look for our weekly Diamond Notes article that will highlight top performance.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
N. California Underclass ID CA 05/26 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Inland Empire Futures Games Trials CA 06/01 Norco High School
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase CA 06/09 Delta College - Stockton
Bay Area Open Showcase CA 06/26 Laney College
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Norcal Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games / Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School

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