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Preseason Uncommitted - Quick Hits


PBR California Staff

 

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STOCKTON, CA - SuperBowl sunday wasn’t just about Tom Brady capturing his 7th ring, as the day started out with 40 uncommitted California high schoolers showcasing their skills at the historic Billy Hebert Field. Desire and determination to be seen from the upperclass uncommits matched that of the Buccaneers defense swarming to the football to stop the 500 million dollar Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes. The ability to hit to all fields, make accurate throws from the outfield, athletic infield display and consistent strikes on the mound highlighted the event. 

Technology once again dominated the event with video production, live stream, TrackMan, Blast Motion, Twitter, Instagram and scout eyes working non-stop to showcase each player. Stay tuned for workout stats leaders, TrackMan data and Blast Motion data content coming out later this week. With so much talent on display it was easy to find ten standout players to feature in this version of PBR - California Quick Hits.  

Jordan BoldenOne of the better two-way performances as he showed well in the outfield with accurate throws, at the plate with consistent line drives and on the mound with a pitching stat line of; K - L7 - BB - L8 - L9. 

Hunter JansenPhysical player with all-around strength. Turned heads at the plate with an 98.37 mph exit velocity batting practice home run that traveled 381 feet.  

AJ Simmons - Caught the eyes of the staff right away with his pro body type. Simmons is athletic and you know there is more size and strength coming in the future. Showed well at the plate squaring the ball up on a consistent basis. In the outfield he showed the ability to get to the ball quickly and put it on target one hopping the glove.

Bryce Baughman - Since our last viewing it looks like Baughman has added size and strength to his frame.  Still possesses deceptiveness with that side-arm slot, which makes it difficult to square him up.  Fastball/sinker and slider pair well, and the changeup is his out pitch. Struck out three of the five hitters he faced. 

James Whitman - Continues to show power at the plate and the ability to hit to all fields. What really stood out was the 6-foot-4 230 pounder running a 7.23 60 yard dash, a nice improvement from 7.38 he ran over the summer. 

Tyson Smith - We know that Smith is a solid all-around player that demonstrates athleticism, we've seen it. Smith has improved behind the plate adding to his overall value as a utility player. He exhibited traits that are sought after when looking for a backstop; athletic, quick feet, hands, and high baseball IQ.  Combine that with his smooth left handed stroke, you have something to work with.    

Zane Bennett - A physical 6-foot-2, 215lbs, Bennett looks more like an NFL linebacker. It's as solid as it gets for a high school athlete. Don't think because of his size he can't move...on the contrary, Bennett moves extremely well and is agile and athletic. Had one of the better ground ball rounds of the day and is fundamentally sound. At the plate, when he connect, its loud and goes a long way.

 

 

Antonio Carter The quickest hands seen over the weekend. Comparisons made to Isaiah Greene, the 69th overall pick in the 2020 MLB Draft. 

Jacob Richardson - A physical athlete that can really put a charge into the ball. He impressed the staff with one of the best/loudest BP rounds of the day. You know Richardson works hard because he keeps improving every viewing and his body composition is making significant changes for the better. 

 

 

Matthew GonsalvesNatural feel and baseball instincts shined bright. Quick actions, projectable power, above-average arm, 7.09 60 yard and accurate throws. Ability to catch and play outfield makes him a desirable utility player at the college level.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
San Diego Open
CA 03/07 Maranatha Christian HS

     

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