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ProCase 2019 - A Look Back at RHP Isaac Ayon


PBR Northern CA Scouting Staff

    

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. Of course MLB hasn't announced a draft date yet and we don't know the number of rounds, which could be five at a minimum.

We've begun to build 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/game-type action. 

If the event cannot be held at Folsom Lake College due to Covid-19 precautions we have a contingency plan to hold it at Islanders Field in Lathrop. We have NOT adjusted the date at this time and are constantly surveying potential necessary changes. We do have alternative future dates/location set.

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A LOOK BACK AT...

RHP Isaac Ayon (Buchanan HS) - report from 6/9/19

2020 RHP Isaac Ayon (Oregon commit) checked in at 6-foot-4, 210-lbs showing off his XL frame with width in the shoulders, length in the limbs and good strength throughout currently; frame has continued to strengthen over the last year plus and firming up as he continues to mature and keep at his training and development. 

Ayon was the first pitcher to get the ProCase scout-game started and showed the frame and stuff to be a workhorse, front-of-the-line starter utilizing three pitches with more upside still to come. The delivery has tempo and control as the strong and loose arm works cleanly to it's 3/4 release with some length out on the arm swing. It's an easy, athletic stride gaining ground down the hill after the high front knee and finishing over a firm and powerful front side; the loose hips and athletic ability in the frame allowed him to repeat his delivery while maintaining his drive down the hill. 

Ayon attacks with power stuff showing velocity that continues to work up. The FB sat 85-88 MPH (has since gotten up to 90-93 MPH at Area Code Game Tryouts) with still more velocity to come; could see him working 94-95 consistently in near future. The FB has heavy life down into the zone using the run of the pitch to work both sides of the plate. I like Ayon's aggressive, attacking attitude on the mound as he went right after the best hitters in the area with no fear of being hit hard. The SLD (80-81 mph) has continued to firm up being short and tight having late action occurring at the plate; the pitch has some blend from a true slider to more 12/5 shape with short, sweep through the zone with both iterations having swing and miss qualities. The CHG (87 mph) has also come along with his breaking ball to give him at least three average pitches as it starts looking like a 2-seam FB with late sink under barrels; he's continued to improve feel for the pitch and use it to keep hitters off balance. 

Ayon's best stuff is still ahead of him and with a 6-foot-4, 210-lb frame, the ceiling is high. Ayon had a strong season at Buchanan and will be counted on to be the staff ace for the 2020 season. If he continues the upward path that's he's been on it's just a matter of time until we're talking about him as one of the top pitchers in Northern California and possibly the state.

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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