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ProCase 2019 - A Look Back at IF/OF Jeriah Lewis


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

    

PODCAST: Northern CA ProCase

The 2019 Northern CA ProCase was held last June 9th at Delta College in Stockton and it featured all but one of the local talents who are in the mix for the upper rounds of the 2020 draft. The MLB draft will be June 10th and include only five rounds.

We've been building the roster for the 2020 ProCase, where the players will again be put through a pro-style workout with various stats/data recorded during the workouts which can be found HERE from 2019, as well as competitive at-bats/sim-game-type action. We will be ready to roll out our new tech partners, TrackMan, Blast Motion, Driveline, and Vizual Edge.

In the likelihood the event cannot be held at Folsom Lake College due to Covid-19 precautions on that campus we have a contingency plan to hold it at Islanders Field in Lathrop on the same date. We also have alternative dates secured later in the summer. We have NOT adjusted the date at this time and are constantly surveying potential necessary changes.

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A LOOK BACK AT...

INF/OF Jeriah Lewis (Encinal HS) - report from 6/9/19

2020 INF/OF Jeriah Lewis (Uncommitted at the time of this post, since committed to USC) has a very athletic and lithe build showing lean muscle with the projection to continue to strengthen and add to his 6-foot-0, 160-pound frame. Uses his legs well getting to full speed quickly (7.25 60yd) and uses that same speed on the bases and in the field. 

Hitting from the left-side, Lewis starts tall and open with hands even and a high elbow having loose hands pre-pitch. Controls an easy front foot lift as the hands work back allowing him to stay balanced and in time with the pitcher; the barrel is quick into the zone showing a flat barrel through it finishing up high above his shoulders flashing some whip of the barrel. During rounds of BP Lewis showed he could work gap-to-gap with line drives spraying the ball around the field; contact oriented swing designed to create hard contact for extra-base hits (88 EV). 

Defensively showed the skills to play either in the OF or stick in the middle of the diamond. From the OF Lewis was loose and fluid moving easy to the ball using a loose, slingy arm slot to keep throws on bags (79 MPH); strong carry with the ability to improve some. The quick actions translate over to the infield where he's got loose hips and quick feet getting around the ball easily before moving through in time to make accurate throws; quick release and enough strength to stick in the middle of the diamond (81 MPH) playing up at 2nd base. 

One of the top Uncommitted players in the 2020 class (at the time of this piece), Lewis has the tools and the versatility that college coaches should want to work with and continue to develop. His ability to stick in premium positions in the middle of the field and use of a quick bat showcase a player who still hasn't reached his ceiling and is starting to grow more confident in his skills.

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 Underclass Games (INVITE-ONLY) CA 06/06 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Northern California ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Folsom Lake College or Islanders Field
SoCal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Hart Park
SoCal ProCase (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/14 Hart Park
California State Games CA 07/25 Southern California


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