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Northern CA ProCase Quick Hits


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

    

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LINCOLN, CA. - Players were put through an extended pro-style workout that included the 60-yard sprint, two rounds of batting practice, defensive workouts at respective positions, and concluded with a sim-game session for pitchers/hitters. Pitchers faced 3-4 live batters, each hitter had two at-bats.

There were representatives from at least 24 of the MLB clubs, some with 2-3 members of their scouting staff. In total there were around 50 MLB scouts (including numerous crosscheckers and some scouting directors), socially distanced in the stands.

We will roll out individual player breakdowns and stats/data info in the coming days, but until then here is a brief look at some standouts from the weekend in Quick Hits.

Of note in the stats/data listed below, the hitters used wood bats and the EV numbers were recorded by TrackMan during the live BP portion.

(Note: Players are listed in alphabetical order. All showcase videos will be added to player profiles in the near future, hopefully by the end of this coming weekend.)

QUICK HITS:

Anson Aroz C / SS / Placer, CA / 2021 / oregon

S/R / 5-10 175 / 60 YD 7.08 / EV 93 / C VELO 79 /POPS 1.88-1.95

Athletic as they come behind the plate, high level receiver w/outstanding agility for blocking BIDs, accurate arm, leader intangibles. Playable bat on both sides of plate

Kyle Bender RHP / Vacaville, CA / 2021 / WASHINGTON

6-3 185 / FB 89-91 / CB 75-77 / CHG 81-83

One of his better outings, ball was coming out easy. FB spin avg 2465 w/max IVB of 17.8, feel of swing/miss CB up to 2587 rpm. Punched out 3 of 4 hitters, all w/CB

Tucker Bougie RHP / 3B / Tamalpais, CA / 2021 / CAL

L/R / 6-3 200 / 60 YD 7.09 / EV 101 / 3B VELO 87 / FB 87-90 / SL 76-78 / CHG 79-81

Durable/strong, has LHH power & feel for barrel. Feel of 3 pitches. SL potential plus pitch, up to 2481 rpm. Punched out 3 of 4 hitters, each w/different finishing pitch

Blake Burke 1B / OF / De La Salle, CA / 2021 / TENNESSEE

L/L / 6-4 230 / 60 YD 7.36 / EV 103 / 1B VELO 84

The raw power continues to impress. Menacing in the box, hunts in the right counts. Cleared CF batting eye in BP round, LHH power is valued & his rates w/the best

Cameron Butler SS / OF / Big Valley Christian, CA / 2021 / CAL POLY

R/R / 6-0 175 / 60 YD 6.65 / EV 102 / INF VELO 85 / OF VELO 90

Toolsy/twitchy, versatile/athletic. Generates bat speed/power from his core, will be xtra base hit machine. Plus range at 2B, playmaker at SS, rangy in OF w/plus arm

Davis Diaz SS / 2B / Acalanes, CA / 2021 / VANDERBILT

R/R / 5-11 170 / 60 YD 7.02 / EV 100 / INF VELO 85

Polished & simply put, Diaz is good at playing baseball. Instincts & first step allow range to play up, hands are soft, arm is accurate. Line drive stroke w/sneaky pop

Trevor Haskins SS / 2B / Valley Christian, CA / 2021 / STANFORD

R/R / 5-11 165 / 60 YD 7.01 / EV 101 / INF VELO 89

Arrow is moving up, talented in previous looks but now polish is showing up. BP rounds were excellent, defense tools rate highly, he's ready to make big jump

Thatcher Hurd RHP / Acalanes, CA / 2021 / UC SANTA BARBARA

6-4 195 / FB 90-91 T93 / CB 74-75 / SL 75-77 / CHG 84

Flashed front-line starter stuff. Has been a primary C so has to develop stamina to hold considerable stuff. FB spin max 2579, wipeout SL avg 2802 rpm w/max 2887

Sky Jones RHP / St. FranciS, CA / 2021 / UNCOMMITTED

6-0 200 / FB 89-91 / CB 73 / SL 76-81

Bulldog demeanor w/stuff to match, good presence. Punched out 4 of 4 hitters, using SL 3x (2379 max rpm), twice looking. FB held firm at 90, closer type stuff

Gavin Ochoa RHP / OF / Casa Grande, CA / 2021 / LONG BEACH ST.

R/R / 6-2 190 / 60 YD 7.08 / EV 96 / OF VELO 91 / FB 88-91 / CB 74-76 / CHG 76-80

Showed well as hitter but mound is where value lies. Nasty FB/CHG combo w/feel for CB. FB max spin 2324 w/darting run, CHG dive bombs late for swing/miss action

Jake Sapien 3B / RHP / Buhach Colony, CA / 2021 / STANFORD

R/R / 6-3 212 / 60 YD 7.63 / EV 101 / 3B VELO 85 / FB 89-91 T93 / SL 71-75 / CHG 80

Physical/powerful, showed raw power that fits at 3B, drove ball deep in middle of field in game. Late inning reliever type stuff on mound, FB spin max 2356, fast arm


UPCOMING EVENTS

Of course given the Covid-19 pandemic, future event dates/locations could change. If they do, we will alert all registered players and make adjustments to our calendar.

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Norcal Upperclass (2021/2022) State Games ID CA 07/23 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Norcal Underclass (2023/2024) State Games ID
CA 07/28 Islanders Field - Lathrop
California State Games CA 08/14 TBD


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