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SoCal Birds Scout Day: PM Session - 2022 Outfielders


PBR California Staff


ORANGE, CA - The SoCal Birds Scout Days exhibited the underclassmen from the 2022 class on the second day of action. We take a closer look at the Outfielders on display from the PM session. Close to 40 players were split into two groups for a showcase and live at-bats.

The showcase featured a standard pro-style workout that included the 60-yard sprint, batting practice and defensive workouts at ones respective position. The scout day ended with a highly competitive simulated game. 

 

Trackman, Blast Motion, radar guns, sensors and a team of scouts were hard at work powering the event. You can find the SoCal Upperclass Birds Stats Leaders here.

Click on the linkable player name to direct you to their full profile and video.

SCOUTING REPORTS

Ryder Brooks, Fountain Valley (CA), 2022

Positional Profile: OF/LHP

Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. High waist, athletic, long arms, legs and has ample room for physical growth.

Defense:  Proper mechanics and footwork on approach to ball. Has frame and athleticism to suggest he is able to cover the gaps.

Arm: Proper mechanics. De-cellerates arm on throws from ¾ slot.  Recorded 74MPH from OF.

Hit: Smooth LH stroke. Open, wide stance with slight hitch on load. Barrels the ball up on a consistent basis. 

Power: Gap-to-gap power currently. Will gain power and bat speed as his body matures and ads muscle mass. 88MPH exit velocity via Trackman.

Run: 7.22 runner in the 60.

Brett Castillo, Foothill (CA), 2022

Positional Profile: OF/LHP

Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Solid base, athletic frame with more room to fill out.

Defense:  Attacked the baseball with a sense of urgency with quality footwork and transfer skills.

Arm: Longer arm action in the OF, slightly late getting up and topped at 71 MPH.

Hit: RHH. Open stance, heavy preset back leg load, quiet stride with upward barrel path. 

Power: Top Exit Velo of 87 MPH via Trackman in BP. Gap to gap power with potential for more in the future.

Run: 8.24 runner in the 60

Jake Parker, Centennial (CA), 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: 6-6, 200-pounds. Large frame with some room to fill out. 

Defense:   Attacked the baseball, used quality footwork to set himself up to field balls cleanly.

Arm: Short arm in the OF, gets up on time, topped at 71 MPH.

Hit: RHH. Open to start, leg kick timing with a slight hand hitch. 

Power: Top Exit Velo of 90 MPH via Trackman in BP. Power to come with added mass to that large frame.

Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

Jaden Earle, Santiago (Corona) (CA), 2022

Positional Profile: OF

Body: 6-0, 145-pounds. High waisted, room to add mass.

Defense:  Quality, under control actions in the OF that allowed him to field balls cleanly.

Arm: Short, whippy arm from the OF, topped at 76 MPH.

Hit: LHH. Open to start, small leg lift and hand hitch before initiating the swing.

Power: Top Exit Velo of 85 MPH viaTrackman. Power will come with added mass.

Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

Jake Khasaempanth, Arlington (CA), 2022

Positional Profile: OF/RHP

Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Even throughout, athletic, room to add size.

Defense:  Attacked the ball well, fielded with quality footwork and actions.

Arm: Short, efficient arm path in the OF, topped at 85 MPH.

Hit: RHH. Slightly open start, quiet leg lift and load with a level barrel path. 

Power: Top Exit Velo of 82 MPH via Trackman in BP. Power will come with added mass.

Run: 7.33 runner in the 60.