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Preseason Uncommitted: Scouting Reports - Outfielders


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 outfielders. 

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outFIELDERS

Zachary McCall, International, 2022
Body: 6-foot, 175-pound sturdy frame.
Hit: (RHH) Started in a wide stance with a quick load, then used a short stride. Average bat speed. High finish, flat swing. Pull side approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (OF) Firm hands, choppy footwork, natural exchange. Above average.  Laterally, movements were average and fielded the ball to the side.
Arm: 87 mph outfield velocity. Quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy. 
Speed: 7.44 (60-yard).

 

 

Aidan Taclas, Sacred Heart Cathedral, 2022
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Long, Lanky, and projectable frame. Lots of room for added strength/projection.
Hit: LHH. Wide, balanced with high back elbow and hands; hand pump gets the body started with simple forward move. Hands lead the swing continuing up and around the front shoulder; stayed inside the ball well and flashed the ability to stay compact. Best balls were line drives to the pull gap. 22.2 Max Hand Speed, 73.8 Max Bat Speed, 72% On Plane Efficiency.
Power: 93.01 mph exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Fluid, Full swing arm fitting outfield. Limited life.
Defense: Moved well in OF upon approach and was efficient from glove to release.
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60.

 

 

Jacob Richardson, Placer, 2021
Body: 6-foot, 190-pound projectable frame.
Hit: (RHH) Started in an athletic stance with a smooth load, then used a leg kick. Above average bat speed. Level finish, simple swing. Up the middle approach.
Power: 97 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (OF) Sure hands, consistent footwork, clean exchange. Capable.  Fielded the ball out front with athletic movement laterally.
Arm: 82 mph outfield velocity. Quick arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 7.68 (60-yard).

 

Keone Takahashi, Northgate, 2022
Body: 6-foot, 200-pound proportional frame.
Hit: (RHH) Begins in an open stance with a controlled load, then uses a leg kick. Average bat speed. High finish, rotational swing. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity. 2nd highest at the event
Defense:  (OF) Sure hands, average footwork, clean exchange. Capable.  Fields the ball to the side, movements laterally were average.
Arm: 82 mph outfield velocity. Short arm action, an-over-the-top slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 7.51 (60-yard).

 

 

Hunter Jansen, Clovis North, 2022
Body: 6-foot-1, 185-pound physical frame.
Hit: (LHH) Starts in an athletic stance with a quick load, then uses a short stride. Explosive bat speed. High finish, short swing. Gap to gap approach.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (OF) Next level hands, smooth footwork, clean exchange. Solid.  Fielded the ball out front with average movement laterally.
Arm: 86 mph outfield velocity. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.

 

 

Antonio Carter, Bishop O'Dowd, 2022
Body: 5-foot-11, 170-pound athletic frame.
Hit: (LHH) Begins in an athletic stance with a smooth load, then uses a quick stride. Electric bat speed. Good extension on his finish, short swing. Aggressive approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Defense: (C) Twitchy hands, athletic footwork, quick exchange. Athletic.  Laterally, his movements were quick.
Arm: 81 mph outfield velocity. Quick arm action, high ¾ slot, decent accuracy.

 

Jordan Bolden, Clayton Valley Charter, 2022
Body: 6-foot, 185-pound athletic frame.
Hit: (RHH) Began in an open athletic stance with a smooth load, then used a big leg kick. Above-average bat speed. Level finish, flat swing. Up the middle approach.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (OF) Sure hands, quick smooth footwork, clean exchange. Capable.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic.
Arm: 86 mph outfield velocity. Loose arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy.
Speed: 6.96 (60-yard).

 

 

Miles Bergman, Acalanes, 2022
Body: 6-foot, 165-pound lean frame.
Hit: (RHH) Starts in an open stance with a slow load, then uses a leg kick. Average bat speed. High finish, level swing. Line drive approach.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity.
Defense:  (OF) Sure hands, average footwork, clean exchange. Capable.  Fielded the ball out front with average movement laterally.
Arm: 73 mph outfield velocity. Compact arm action, high ¾ slot, some accuracy.
Speed: 7.10 (60-yard).

 

 

Kai Price, St. Francis SCP, 2022
Body: 5-foot-11, 194-pound physically mature frame.
Hit: (RHH) Began in a balanced stance with a quick load. Then uses a big leg kick trigger as his barrel tips towards the pitcher. Above average bat speed. Flatter bat path with a level finish, rotational swing.Pull side approach.
Power: 98 mph exit velocity. 3rd highest at the event. Max bat speed of 76 mph and max rotational acceleration of 19.4 gs shows a decent power ceiling.
Defense: (OF) Firm hands, choppy footwork, developing exchange. Capable. Fielded the ball to the side with developing movement laterally.
Arm: 83 mph outfield velocity. Loose arm action, occasional accuracy.
Speed: 7.41 (60-yard)

 

 

AJ Simmons, Cabrillo (HS), 2022
Body: 6-foot-2, 185 pound mature athletic frame.
Hit: (RHH) Starts in a quiet straight up stance with a high hand position. Uses a slower but simple forward stride as his hands pop slightly back and up. Average bat speed. High finish, rotational swing. Up the middle approach.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Defense: (IF) Raw hands, developing footwork, lengthy exchange. Raw. (OF) Raw hands, athletic footwork, natural exchange. Athletic. Fields the ball deep, movement laterally were athletic.
Arm: 80 mph infield velocity. 81 mph outfield velocity. Long arm action, high ¾ slot, consistent accuracy from both positions.
Speed: 7.27 (60-yard).

Andy Truong, Encinal HS, 2022
Body: 6-foot, 160-pound lean athletic frame.
Hit: Balanced and straight up in stance. Slow gather into his backside with a simple forward stride. Hands load high and back at foot strike. Swing that is direct/steep to the ball. Average bat speed. Middle-Oppo field approach.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity.
Defense: Takes good angles. Stutter steps to set up feet for throws. Fields low to the ground. Average exchanges and slower in getting to release.
Arm: 72 mph from OF. Longer arm action that comes out of a higher slot. Average HS arm strength. Throws were made on a line and most were accurate one/two hops to the bag.
Speed: 7.79 (60-yard).

 

 

Michael Andreae, Granite Bay, 2022                                                                                         

Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pound athletic frame with present strength.                                       
Hit: (RHH) Started in a tall open stance with a quick load and high hands, then used a short stride. Handsy swing that is direct to the ball. Average bat speed (65mph max). Level finish, short inside-out swing. Gap to gap approach.                                                                                     
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.                                                                                         
Defense:  (OF) Firm hands, choppy footwork, clean exchange. Capable in the OF.  Fields the ball out front, movements laterally were athletic.                                                                                 
Arm: 78 mph outfield velocity. Short arm action, high ¾ slot, decent one hop accuracy
Speed: 6.67 (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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