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NorCal Rising Stars Showcase: Corner INF


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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LATHROP, CA. - The inaugural Northern California Rising Stars Showcase had 35 players take part in as players were put through traditional workout that included the 60-yard sprint, a round of batting practice with upwards of 10 swings, defensive workouts at respective positions (multiple spots for a few players), and concluded with main diamond mound bullpen sessions where the pitchers' stats were compiled.

Note: All showcase videos have been added to player profiles. We will post reports by position as the week moves along (catchersoutfieldersMIFs, 2023/2024 pitchers, 2025 pitchers). The players listed here are ordered by their peak exit velocity, followed by their INF throwing velocity if the EV was the same.

CLICK FOR SORTABLE PLAYER STATISTICS INCLUDING TRACKMAN AND BLAST MOTION DATA

Justin Iglesias, Bishop O'Dowd (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 170-pounds. From 10/10/20, no change; Lanky body, still growing into a frame that projects very favorably for future size/strength, sturdy lower half.
Hit: LHH. Tall, slight open stance, pronounced high elbow, weight starts over backside and stays there, closed stride. Wristy handsy swing with pull side approach, unorthodox stroke but displayed ability to make repeated and hard barrel contact, raw tools to develop real power; 15.3 max rotational acceleration (10.84 avg), 40% LDs.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 24.2 max hand speed (22.44 avg), 70.2 max bat speed (67.91 avg).
Arm: RH. 1B - 80 mph. Smooth easy arm action, compact on backside, ball comes out easy, shows carry and arm that will profile at 3B.
Run: 7.26 runner in the 60.

Tommy Goodin IV, Agoura (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds. Full size frame with thick, potentially powerful legs.
Hit: LHH. Wide feet, crouched, pinched knees, high back elbow, stretches lead arm into deeper load.  Reverse toe tap prior to lifting to medium stride, hips glide forward, whippy stroke, rotational upper body; 14.1 max rotational acceleration (11.6 avg), 73% on plane efficiency, 70% fly balls.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 21.1 max hand speed (20.2 avg), 63.7 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. 1B - 77 mph. Long arm action, deep backside, aggressive thrower.
Defense: Light feet, confident actions, sound footwork, pivots easily, soft hands, works bag calmly.
Run: 8.39 runner in the 60.

Tyler Kennedy, Granada (Livermore, CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 210-pounds. Broad frame, thick body type.
Hit: RHH. Deep in box, tall, medium width feet, starts w/head high hands, slight pinch of knees, smooth medium long stride, hands drop into slot off lower chest. Sweeps barrel into swing plane, Swing tailored to create fly balls, projects to have power, upward through contact, strong top hand usage, two hand finish; 13.8 max rotational acceleration, 69% on plane efficiency, 63.7% LDs/fly balls.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 20.4 max hand speed, 65.8 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. 3B - 69 mph. Compact circular backside, loose easy arm, gets underway quickly.
Defense: Fairly light feet, plays w/rhythm though a bit high, confident in his hands, understands angles to his left and right.
Run: 8.41 runner in the 60.

Everet Johnson, Justin-Siena (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Long, well-proportioned, high waist, frame to hold significant future size/strength gains.
Hit: RHH. Wide feet, pinched knees, very slightly open, early barrel set-up, in his legs early, small quiet load. Maintains balance, physical stroke, sturdy lower body provides ability to swing with bat speed and bat control; 13.3 max rotational acceleration (10.48 avg), 74% on plane efficiency, 40% LDs.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 21.2 max hand speed, 66.5 max bat speed (64.57 avg).
Arm: RH. 3B - 72 mph, 1B - 70 mph. Short backside fits the 3B position, 3/4 slot, easy flick, fair raw arm strength.
Defense: Plays calm, gets below the ball, quiet feet, modest range though longer strides allow for solid range, worked the 1B position well with clean footwork mechanics, confident around bag, soft hands.
Run: 7.93 runner in the 60.

Griffin Sutton, Granada (Livermore, CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Long, broad frame, ample room for future size/strength gains.
Hit: RHH. Shoulder width feet, tall set, relaxed, starts slightly closed w/left foot on the chalk, reverse knee lift/tuck to gather over backside, opens stride a bit, hands stay relaxed as lower body works, compact load of hands. Pull side fly ball approach, swing happens easily though barrel a bit in and out of zone with rotational swing path, tools suggest future over the fence power; 11.3 max rotational acceleration, 54.5% fly balls.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 19.2 max hand speed, 65 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. 3B - 72 mph. Pitcher type backside arm action with some depth in the arm swing, accelerates easily through finish, fairly loose arm.
Defense: Conservative footwork in approach, took proper angles to both left and right, traps/covers ball cleanly, closed on slow roller well and made on the run throw.
Run: 8.27 runner in the 60.

Justin Sechler, Serra (San Mateo, CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Long lean body, has some lower body strength, streamlined build.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, square stance, relaxed arms, tall set, small reverse toe tap to medium long stride, quiet hands stretch to athletic load position.  Fairly short to ball and long through it, stays above ball well, two hand finish, maintains balance, big leg usage in swing, power projectable stroke; 12.1 max rotational acceleration, 55% on plane efficiency, 40% LDs, 40% fly balls.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 22.2 max hand speed, 67.1 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. 3B - 68 mph. Smooth controlled compact arm action, can throw on move while adjusting his arm angle as need be.
Defense: Gets low early and plays below the ball, sets up feet to get rid of ball fairly quickly, technically sound with footwork approach and set up at the catch.
Run: 7.72 runner in the 60.

Alexander Masci, St. Francis (Mountain View, CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 182-pounds. Long body, broad through hips/thighs, sizeable frame.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, early hand depth load, slight crouch w/weight over backside, relaxed loose hands, way off the plate, bars lead arm, gathers well on backside, closes off stride. Has bat control, a bit long to start though short controlled finish, fly ball approach, lacked plate coverage, utilizes legs well; 45% on plane efficiency, 72.7% fly balls, 27.3% LDs.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 19.1 max hand speed, 67.8 max bat speed (62.87 avg).
Arm: RH. 3B - 72 mph. Longer arm action, gets behind hip on backside arm action, aggressive thrower, gets some air under to create carry.
Defense: Footwork creates ability to get ball out quickly, closes on ball when needed, fair range, some inconsistencies w/cleanly gloving ball, stayed with plays through finish.
Run: 8.27 runner in the 60.

Daniel Solis, Santa Teresa (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 130-pounds. Wiry, average body type on lithe frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall with wide feet and slightly closed, relaxed arms, small knee lift tuck, deep hand load. Torquey swing, attacks ball out front, two hand finish, aggressive top hand usage, lots of moving parts; 17.5 max rotational acceleration (14.83 avg), 80% on plane efficiency.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 22.3 max hand speed, 61.3 max bat speed.
Arm: RH. 3B - 63 mph. Compact arm action, 3/4 slot, still developing arm strength.
Defense: Creates angles to and through the play, reads ball early, plays with sense of urgency and energy, gritty defender style.
Run: 8.29 runner in the 60.

Giovanni Cadena, Heritage (Brentwood, CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Lean body type, trim with wiry strength.
Hit: RHH. Wide feet, balanced, slightly closed, hands high with barrel relaxed over shoulder, quick reverse tap out to medium stride, deeper hand load.  Maintains body control, short two hand finish, relies on lively quick hands a great deal, fairly flat plane;  68% on plane efficiency, 70% LDs/fly balls, 10.2 max rotational acceleration.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan. 21.4 max hand speed, 70 max bat speed (66.59 avg).
Arm: RH. 3B - 70 mph. Loose long arm stroke, 3/4 slot, carry can improve.
Defense: Gloved ball well, lacked urgency in the process, takes extra step(s) to get throw underway, fair range, willing to play below the ball.
Run: 8.06 runner in the 60.

Dylan Babcock, Woodside (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-6, 148-pounds. Avg young body composition with fuller proportions.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, high early hands, pinched knees, slightly open, closed back foot, stretches lead arm to deep load getting to medium stride. Balanced, sweeps barrel up through zone with aggressive attack angle, high two hand finish; 78% on plane efficiency, 45.5% fly balls.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity in live BP via TrackMan.
Arm: RH. 1B - 62 mph. Compact arm action, throws confidently, accurate.
Defense: Aggressively charges, early reads of ball in play, technically sound footwork and mechanics, plays D w/energy, works bag well.
Run: 9.21 runner in the 60.

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