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San Diego Swing: All-Star Game and Home Run Derby


Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

SAN DIEGO SWING: ALL-STAR GAME AND HOME RUN DERBY

For the second straight year, the San Diego Padres presented the countywide high school All-Star Game and Home Run Derby immediately following the Major League game between the Padres and Philadelphia Phillies. That game featured two 26-year old players in Manny Machado and Bryce Harper who signed contracts this past off-season totaling 23 years and $630 million dollars. This game featured teams that were broken up by way of the 805 and 15 freeways to create the West and East.

What started as a display of the county’s quality pitching depth quickly vanished with an offensive onslaught by both teams in the middle and later innings totaling 23 hits. The West prevailed 7-3 over the East.



ROSTER PLAYERS DRAFTED :

Keoni Cavaco: 1st Round (Pick #13) Minnesota Twins. *Did Not Play*

Spencer Jones: 31st Round (Pick #931) Los Angeles Angels

Cole Roberts: 38th Round (Pick #1133) San Diego Padres  

Octavio Corona: 39th Round (Pick #1167) Toronto Blue Jays

Derek Diamond: 40th Round (Pick #1202) Arizona Diamondbacks

Mac Bingham: 40th Round (Pick #1212) Chicago Cubs

HOME RUN DERBY CHAMPION:

 Miles Cook

Totaled 22 points (1 Point = Warning Track 3 Points = Home Run) with consistent power and low energy swing created ideal conditions for the home run derby champion. Headed to Harvey Mudd for academics and to play baseball. High academic division one schools may have missed on this high school prospect.

LONGEST HOME RUN:

 Kevin Sim

Blasted a towering home run to left-field that landed on the 3rd deck of the Western Metal Supply building. Low handset, powerful lower half and smooth high finish created plus-launch angle in competition.

MVP:

Zavien Watson

Two extra-base hits, doubled to left-center and homered down the left-field line. Displayed new lower half hitting approach that showed an immediate power shift. Without a home run during the regular season, hitting his first of the year at a major league stadium. Defensively played in center-field and third base.

BEST 1 INNING PITCHING MATCHUP:

Ricky Tibbett v Stephen Klenske

Both starters handled opening inning moment well and cruised through the first three batters. Klenske named county pitcher of the year for the division two champions Sage Creek Bobcats and Ricky Tibbet the pitcher of the year runner-up for the open division champion Eastlake Titans. Both pitches should make an immediate impact at Sacramento State and San Diego State respectively.

BIGGEST ROSTER SNUB:

Anthony Hall

Drafted in the 35th round (#1057) by the Atlanta Braves. The 2019 uncommitted first basemen had a big year offensively for the 24-6-2 Point Loma Pointers, with a stat line of 366 BA 1.135 OPS 12 2B 3 3B 4 HR. Named 2nd team all-county selection and to the Prep Baseball Report-San Diego all-prospect team.

VELOCITY 90-PLUS MPH:

94 MPH: Jack Hyde

92 MPH: Alonzo Richardson

91 MPH: Octavio Corona

91 MPH: Drew Sommers

90 MPH: Derek Diamond

90 mph: Ethan Ross

90 mph: Jake Rons

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES:

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase CA 06/09 Delta College - Nick Cecchetti Field
Bay Area Open Showcase CA 06/26 Laney College
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Norcal Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games / Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School

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