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Norcal Underclass ID: Outfielder Analysis


PBR CA Scouting Staff



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LATHROP, CALIF. - The Northern California Underclass ID event took place at Islanders Field at River Islands on the morning of 10/10/20. There were 43 players in attendance, eleven of whom went to the OF, where those with multiple tools will standout. 

This OF report DOES NOT include two-way pitcher-outfielders. All two-way players will be included in one report together. Players who showed their talents at another defensive position (SS for example) will also be in that position report.

TrackMan and Blast Motion were utilized during their batting practice round to gather data on exit velocity, hand speed, bat speed, rotational acceleration, fly ball %, on plane efficiency, and many other data points.

We are completing our roll out of the reports on the underclassmen this week, with one to two positions released each day. Earlier today it was the underclass catchers.

Here are the completed reports for the upperclass pitcherscatchersoutfielders3rd basemen, and shortstops, as well as underclass pitchers.

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

Listed in order of their peak exit velocities:

Carmelo Rivera, Valley Christian (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Some visible size, room to add lean mass.
Hit: LHH. Wide base to start with quiet hands and load. Level barrel path. Explosive swing, considerable hit talent.
PowerTopped 93 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with size + mass.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Short, whippy arm action in the OF that produced 83 MPH.
DefenseMoved with a sense of urgency in the OF, attacked the ball with solid footwork.
Run: 6.94 runner in the 60.

Andrew Gamble, Antioch (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Quality frame, high waisted, room to fill.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance with a toe tap load and barrel that stays through the zone. 
Power: Topped 90 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Some present power that will increase with age and lean mass.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Short, clean arm action that produced 85 MPH from the OF.
Defense: Fielded balls under control and in rhythm with quality footwork during his defensive workout.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60.

Derek Waldvogel, Serra (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Sturdy build, proportional with some visible strength.
Hit: RHH. Even stance, quiet head and load, quick barrel.
Power: Topped 90 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with development + increased strength.
Arm: RH. C - 65 mph. OF - 79 mph. Short and compact arm action both in the OF (79 MPH) and behind the plate (65 MPH).
Defense: Fielded balls in rhythm due to quality footwork.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60.

Alexander Wilson, Monte Vista (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-2, 177-pounds. High waist, solid build with room to fill.
Hit: RHH. Slightly closed to start, leg lift load that helps him gain ground on weight shift.
Power: Topped 89 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with added strength.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Shorter arm action in the OF that produced a velocity of 76 MPH during defensive workout.
Defense: Attacked the ball in the OF, clean footwork that allowed him to work through it quickly.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60.

Luke Raygoza, Clovis West (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 164-pounds. Proportional throughout, room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open to start, high hands and small leg kick to initiate the swing.
Power: Topped 89 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with added lean mass.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. Clean arm action from the OF, gets up on time and topped at 75 MPH.
Defense: Fielded balls in rhythm with solid footwork that put him in a good position to make a throw.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

Gabriel Ramirez, De La Salle (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Even throughout, some strength, room to grow.
Hit: RHH. Straight up in the box with a slight knee bend in the back leg. Small hand hitch before initiating the swing.
Power: Topped 85 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with refined swing mechanics + added mass.
Arm: RH. OF - 71 mph. Longer arm action in the OF that gets up and on time, topped at 71 during defensive workout.
Defense: Clean footwork when fielding the baseball, will need to improve urgency at the next level.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60.

Wyatt Tucker, Del Oro (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Sturdy frame, some visible size with plenty of physical development left.
Hit: RHH. Even set up in the box, small leg lift with a slight hand hitch before starting the swing.
Power: Topped 84 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP, power will come with refined swing mechanics.
Arm: RH. OF - 71 mph. Long arm action that produced 71 MPH from the OF.
Defense: Quality footwork, came through the ball well, needs to improve urgency.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60.

Makoa Sniffen, Los Gatos (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Proportional throughout, room to fill out in all areas.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open to start, gets into lower half well, bat works upward through the zone.
Power: Topped 83 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with added lean mass.
Arm: RH. C -  mph. INF - 71 mph. OF - 76 mph. Shorter arm action that was 71 MPH from the IF and 76 MPH from the OF during defensive workout.
Defense: Fielded balls well to both sides laterally in IF and attacked the ball in OF. IF footwork will need to improve at next level.
Run: 7.94 runner in the 60.

Adrian Ruiz, San Benito (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-4, 130-pounds. Smaller frame, proportional, room and time for physical development.
Hit: RHH. Slightly closed to start, quick leg lift to initiate the swing, level barrel path.
Power: Topped 82 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with size + added mass.
Arm: RH. C - mph. INF - 65 mph. OF - 71 mph. Semi short arm action that produced 71 MPH from the OF and 65 MPH from the IF during the defensive workout.
Defense: Moved with a sense of urgency around the diamond with quality footwork and actions.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60.

Reagan Rivera, Monte Vista Christian (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Even throughout, athletic, room to fill.
Hit: RHH. Wide to start with hands held tight to body, leg lift trigger.
Power: Topped 81 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with refined swing mechanics and added mass.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Semi long arm action at 1B that topped out at 64 MPH across the diamond.
Defense: Fielded well during the workout, will need to improve lateral quickness at the next level.
Run: 8.49 runner in the 60.

John Micah Cervantes, Aptos (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-5, 130-pounds. Smaller frame, proportional, room and time to fill out.
Hit: SH. Slightly open to start with a leg kick and barrel that stays in the zone for a long time.
Power: Topped 78 MPH Exit Velo via Trackman in BP. Power will come with increase in strength.
Arm: RH. C - mph. INF - 70 mph. OF - 79 mph. Topped 79 MPH from the OF and 70 MPH from the IF with a short and compact arm action.
Defense: Solid footwork both in the OF and IF that put him in solid positions to field th baseball.
Run: 7.57 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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