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Preseason Uncommitted: Scouting Reports - Infielders


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. However, no uncommitted event is complete without a detailed scouting report from the Prep Baseball Report scouting staff. In this addition we dive into infielders. 

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infielders

William Ashley, Branson, 2023
Position: 1B/OF
Body: 6-foot-3, 175-pound long and lengthy frame with present athleticism.
Hit: (RHH) Begins in a tall stance with a quick load, then uses a short stride. Slight barrel tip in his load and dips into his legs. Hands get into a good launch position. Above average bat speed. Level finish, flat swing (71% on plane efficiency). Pull side approach.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (IF) At 1B showed soft hands, smooth footwork especially on DPs. (OF) In the OF showed sure hands, aggressive actions, and fluid exchanges. Fields the ball out front and movements laterally were athletic.
Arm: 77 mph infield velocity. 79 mph outfield velocity. Longer arm action out of a higher ¾ slot, decent accuracy. DP throws were made quick and efficiently. OF throws were on a line and most were accurate one hops.
Speed: 7.22 (60-yard).

 

 

Tyler Davis, Vista del Lago, 2022 
Position: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pound lean athletic frame.
Hit: (RHH) Began in a balanced athletic stance with a controlled quick load, then used a short quick stride. Hands pop back in his load while the barrel slightly tiped. Showed average bat speed (63 mph average). Good extension on his finish, upward swing. Pull side approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity. In game action showed some pullside power with a one hop triple to the wall.
Defense:  (IF) Showed sure hands, consistent quick footwork, and clean exchanges. Athletic feet.  Laterally, movements were athletic and fielded the ball out front.
Arm: 82 mph infield velocity. Compact arm action, high ¾ slot, decent accuracy and life across the diamond.
Speed: 7.00 (60-yard).

Jareth Franco, Mountain House, 2022
Position: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 200-pound mature build with present strength in frame.
Hit: (RHH) Begins in an open stance with a controlled load and higher set hands. Uses a small leg kick trigger while hands pull back into his scalp. Showed average bat speed (65mph average). Flatter swing with a high finish. Line drive approach.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (IF) Firm hands, choppy footwork.. Raw defensive actions.  Fielded the ball deep with average movement laterally.
Arm: 78 mph infield velocity. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, some accuracy. Ability to throw on the move and change arm slot when needed. 
Speed: 7.66 (60-yard).

 

 

Nick Parker, Arcata (HS), 2022 
Position: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 165 pound proportional frame.
Hit: (RHH) Started in a balanced athletic stance. Is pre-engaged with the backside as he enters into a controlled load and simple forward stride. Average bat speed. High finish, simple inside-out swing. Up the middle approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Defense: (IF) Sure hands, rhythmic footwork, fluid exchange. Solid. Fielded the ball out front with athletic movement laterally.
Arm: 79 mph infield velocity. Consistent arm action. ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 7.15 (60-yard)

 

Adam Stothard, Los Altos (HS), 2022 
Position: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot, 175-pound athletic frame.
Hit: Starts in a tall stance with a quick load, then uses a short stride. Average bat speed. High finish, flat swing. Handsy inside out swing allowed him to work up the middle-opposite field.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity.
Defense: (IF) Sure hands, fluid footwork, clean exchange. Capable. Fields the ball deep, movements laterally were average.
Arm: 75 mph infield velocity. Long arm action, ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 7.47 (60-yard).

 

 

Bryce Baughman, Placer HS, 2021
Position: RHP/3B
Body: 6-1 185 lb. Well proportioned build with average athleticism.
Hit: Sets up in a wider straight up base with bat horizontal at the shoulder. Slight lean into his backside for his load and just turns his front foot in for his trigger. Flatter swing path (81% on plane efficiency) with contact made out front. Good extension through at finish.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity. 70.40 max bat speed and 18 gs max rotational acceleration show a decent power ceiling.
Defense: Showed solid defensive actions. Takes good angels which helps with range. Clean exchanges. Comfortable on the move.
Arm: 75 mph infield velocity. ⅘ accurate throws in defensive workout. Longer arm action but is quick in getting to release. Doesn’t need extra time to set up throws.
Speed: 7.18 (60-yard)

 

 

Zane Bennett, Casa Grande, 2021
Position: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot-2, 215-pound mature frame.
Hit: (RHH) Begins in a wide stance with a controlled load, then uses a long stride. Above average bat speed. Low finish, long swing. Pull side approach.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (IF) Consistent hands, average footwork, developing exchange. Capable.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were developing.
Arm: 81 mph infield velocity. Consistent arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 7.03 (60-yard)

 

 

Kyler Bittner, St. Francis, 2022
Position: SS/2B
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pound proportional frame.
Hit: (Switch) Started in a balanced stance with a controlled load, then used a small leg kick. Above average bat speed. Level finish, simple swing. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity.
Defense: (IF) Sure hands, smooth footwork, quick exchange. Smooth.  Movements laterally were quick.
Arm: 78 mph infield velocity. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 6.97 (60-yard).

 

 

Liam Conlon, Coronado, 2022 
Position: RHP/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 155-pound proportional frame.
Hit: (RHH) Began in a tall stance with a low load, then used a leg kick. Some bat speed. High finish, level swing. Pull side approach.
Power: 77 mph exit velocity.
Defense: (IF) Consistent hands, average footwork, natural exchange. Capable.  Laterally, his movements were average.
Arm: 67 mph infield velocity. Loose arm action, side slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 8.07 (60-yard).

 

 

Donovan Crook, San Ramon Valley, 2022
Position: 3B/OF
Body: 6-foot, 185-pound solid frame.
Hit: (RHH) Started in a balanced stance with a compact load, then used a controlled stride. Average bat speed. High finish, rotational swing. Up the middle approach.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange. Capable. (OF) Consistent hands, rhythmic footwork, natural exchange. Above average.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were average.
Arm: 83 mph infield velocity. 86 mph outfield velocity. Very quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 6.77 (60-yard).

 

 

Christian Galvez, St. Francis, 2022
Position: SS/RHP
Body: 6-foot-3, 200-pound projectable frame.
Hit: (RHH) Started in an athletic stance with a controlled load, then used a toe tap. Above average bat speed. High finish, upward swing. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (IF) Sure hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange. Capable.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were developing.
Arm: 84 mph infield velocity. 88 mph outfield velocity. Compact arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 6.87 (60-yard).

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
NorCal Open Scout Day - Underclass
CA 02/21 Islanders Field
San Diego Open
CA  03/07  Maranatha Christian HS

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