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NorCal ProCase Spotlight: C/3B Cole Carrigg


Ryan Ozella
N. California Area Scout

  

PODCAST: Northern CA ProCase

ProCase Spotlights: NorCal Spotlights

STOCKTON, CA. - The 2019 MLB Draft was completed on June 5th and on June 9th we started to look toward the 2020 draft class at the Northern California ProCase. A select group of players were invited to participate in this exclusive event geared toward draft prospects and high level collegiate talents with future draft potential. 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 game play from previous spring seasons. We continue our player spotlights from the event:

C/3B Cole Carrigg (Turlock HS)

2020 C/3B Cole Carrigg (San Diego State commit) is listed at 6-2, 175 with a long frame showing a high waist and wide, firm upper half; athletic with quick feet and fluid stride gaining speed as he keeps moving (7.05 60yd). The athleticism allows Carrigg to fit in at multiple spots on the diamond and contributes to all of his tools. Having seen him multiple times over the last two years, he continues to be the type of player that leaves a lasting impression projecting well to the next level at whatever spot on the field he's needed. 

At the NorCal ProCase event, Carrigg showed off the bat on both sides of the plate as he ripped balls through the gaps flashing some pop that will continue to grow. It's a controlled, quick load balancing his weight in the back hip before transferring through the baseball as he drives through contact; similar swing mechanics on both sides of the dish. The wrists are loose and easy allowing the quick bat to get on plane early and stay flat a long time through the zone before showing a high two-handed full body finish. His ability to rotate through the center of his body while staying behind the baseball is impressive and when he works with more tilt in the shoulders, the bat shows the big HR pop that he flashed in BP. 

When talking about his defensive actions, you have to start with the cannon of an arm he has. Behind the plate that arm was special being compact and firing balls from the ear to 2nd base (1.96-2.03 Pop, 82 MPH) having the life as it kept going through the bag. The transfer and footwork was clean and consistent allowing the arm to work freely. When working at 3rd base, Carrigg showed the arm might have some more projection (88 MPH) letting it loose on throws across the diamond. The footwork at third fits the profile as he has the ability to work low flowing through the baseball or adjust his angles and positioning to make throws to 2nd with loose hips and quick feet showing strong range and a solid first step. Just watch the video of his top-ball play and you can see he's got the instincts to fit at 3rd also.

Switch-hitting catchers with juice from both sides (90 MPH EV on both sides of the plate) are a rarity and with the defense being a premium as well, you can see how talented of a player Carrigg is. In a loaded group of 2020 Catchers, don't sleep on Carrigg and his ability to produce. 

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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