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SoCal ID Camp Underclass Black - Infielders


PBR California Scouting Staff

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Irvine, CA - The Prep Baseball Report - California ID event provided a platform for SoCal players to showcase their skills after a summer of training. Despite the restrictions throughout the state the showing was a successful one. From batting practice home runs to curve balls for strikes, many of the players have not missed a beat. There is always work to do on the baseball field and the players showed that they are continuing to work hard. 

Baseball technology in the form of Trackman and Blast Motion continues to be a wonderful tool to evaluate players. Blast Motion provides three scores in the form of Plane, Connection and Rotation on a 20-80 scale. This helps paint a clear picture of what Blast Motion is tracking and what the player excels and does not excel at. With this score players are provided explanation and tips for improvement. As always, pen to paper scouting notes and eye tests from the scouting staff are hard at work. The combination of technology and in person scouting continue to strengthen reporting. 

SCOUTING REPORTS

 

Daniel Aguilera, Camarillo (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Larger build and frame that is filling out.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed open stance with bat rested on shoulders. Rocks back into his back leg and barely lifts up his bat in load. Simple forward stride.  Easy smooth stroke that worked on a flat-uphill path. Repeatable swing mechanics on different pitch locations. Pull-side approach
Power: 82 mph exit velocity. Current singles hitter but size and build show potential for strength gains.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Shorter arm action that is a little slower to release. 6/6 accurate throws in workout.
Defense: Showed decent glove skills. Lets the ball get deep into his body. Decent actions to his forehand side.
Run: 8.67 runner in the 60. 

Dominic Alvarado, Redwood  (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. A sturdier build that is still maturing.
Hit: LHH. Wider base that is slightly open. Rhythmic hands that load into a flatter barrel. Uses a simple and quick forward stride.  Smooth flat stroke that gets in the zone early (83% on plane efficiency). Higher hand finish. Balanced swing throughout. Pull side approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity. Some present pullside gap power. Rotational acceleration average of 19 gs and max of 23 gs show a decent power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Shorter arm action that profiles better at 3B. Below average velo across the diamond. Slower to release. All throws were accurate.
Defense: Took good angles and first steps. Quickness and footspeed aren't there but decent glove skills. Average exchanges.
Run: 8.34 runner in the 60. 

Errick Barnes Jr., Francis Parker  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Athletic projectable frame that can stay at SS.
Hit: RHH. Feet are straight up and he sits in an athletic stance. Uses a mild leg kick trigger as hands get into a launch position. Body also starts to internally rotate (coil) with a slight lean over the plate.  Compact level swing path. Back elbow works under nicely. Feel for the barrel. Pounded LD's to LC gap. Higher barrel finish. Slight pullside approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity. Present gap to gap power but size and frame show potential for more. Max of 18gs rotational acceleration is also a good sign.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short and quick arm action. Can throw on the move and change up arm angles when needed. More velo was left in the tank. 5/6 accurate throws.
Defense: One of the better SS at the event. Clean defensive actions and was good on the move. Soft hands and clean exchanges. SS to watch.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Ken Blankenship, Lodi  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 220-pounds. Large sizable frame with present strength
Hit: RHH. In stance he is upright with the bat rested at his shoulder with a higher elbow. Utilizes a toe tap trigger while hands pop back quite far from his body.  Bat gets flat early and works in the zone for a longer duration. Opens up front foot at landing so he is able to fully clear his hips. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap potential with some bat speed gains. Can run into one shown with 94 mph top exit velo.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Longer arm action. Makes sure feet are under him before he makes throws. All throws were accurate in the defensive workout.
Defense: Heavier feet and choppy footwork. Slower exchanges. Fields balls slightly to the forehand side of his body.
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side steps into a medium knee tuck. Not much utilization of the slope or stride length. Finishes online with home with a firm front leg.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm action that comes out of the higher 3/4 slot. Gets the ball out of the glove early. Average arm speed. Consistent with slots and armspeed on pitch types.
FB: T77, 75-76 mph. Threw it to all quadrants
CB: 62-63 mph. Mimics similar movement to his slider.
SL: 64-68 mph. Mimics similar movement to his CB
CH: 70-71 mph. Late fading movement in its action. 

Jeremy Byers, Ruben S. Ayala (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Well proportioned frame with room for strength gains.
Hit: RHH. Slight open with active hands set over the plate. Uses a leg kick trigger to start load/movement. Gets backside over his back foot and lands balanced at foot strike.  Smooth stroke that works on a flat-uphill path. It's a swing that gets extended out in front with a higher hand finish. Gets in the zone early and stays in the zone (71% on plane efficiency).
Power: 82 mph exit velocity. Singles power. Bat speed gains are needed to increase power.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. Throws at a lower elbow slot with a longer arm action. Slower to release. 5/6 accurate throws in defensive workout.
Defense: Played on his back feet. Decent glove skills. Clean exchanges. Slower in setting up feet for throws.
Run: 8.27 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Slowly side steps into a straight up and down higher knee lift. Falls forward before sinking into the back leg. Online with home at landing. Good sequencing from lower body to upper body movements.
Arm Action: RH. Short compact arm circle in the back that comes through at the 3/4 slot. Slots the FB at a higher slot. Consistent arm speeds on all pitch types.
FB: T78, 76-77 mph. Consistent with location to the glove side.
SL: 68-69 mph. Lowers his slot slightly for it. Some present vertical break so moves like a slurve.
CH: 72-73 mph. Straight change that has some present downward action. 

Caleb Casas, Mission Viejo (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Projectable frame with present athleticism
Hit: LHH. Wider base that is slightly leaning into his backside. Starts load early. Uses a simple forward stride. Hands load high as foot lands.  Compact stroke that worked on a steep-flat path. Hands worked inside the ball nicely especially when late. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity. Current singles hitter. Strength gains are needed for power to jump.
Arm: LH. INF - 73 mph. OF - 75 mph. From the OF the arm action is longer but quick to release. Throws on an upward angle with air under his throws that flashed some tail. Mostly accurate throws.  Shorter arm action from the 1B especially on DPs.
Defense: Showed good defensive actions at both positions. Gloves the ball nicely and comes through it with good momentum. Clean exchanges and is quick to release.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Sean Elsee, William S. Hart (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds. Medium athletic frame that is starting to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open, slight bend in knees with relaxed hands in stance. Simple forward stride but starts early while coiling.  Swing path is flat-uphill. Is extended through finish. No ground balls throughout BP round. Pull-side approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity. Good feel to the pullside. When he gets out in front projectable power is there. 
Arm: LH. INF - 76 mph. Short fluid arm action that is quick to release. All accurate throws throughout the defensive workout.
Defense: Solid defensive actions. Light on his feet with soft hands. Clean and quick exchanges. Also good around the bag.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Rhythmic delivery. Side steps and uses an over the head hand pump. Gets into a belt high leg lift he syncs with his drop into his back leg. Drives down the mound hard and fast. Keeps shoulders in line for as long as possible. Finishes with a firm front leg and in a good fielding position.
Arm Action: LH. Loose arm action with a longer arm circle in the back. Comes out of the H 3/4 slot. Decent arm speed that accelerates late in the action
FB: T75, 70-74 mph. Very minimal horizontal movement and showed flashes of good spin with max 2200rpm.
CB: 60-62 mph. Showed good bite decent spin at around 2300 rpm.
SL: 65-67 mph. Showed decent horizontal movement. Same armspeed as FB.
CH: 64-65 mph. Lower spin straight change that showed good fading action late. 

Mark Fedro, Crean Lutheran (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 6-1, 165-pounds. Well proportioned athletic frame with projectable size and strength.
Hit: RHH. Even straight up base with bat flat near shoulder. Gathers into the backside as bat gets into a good launch position with rear hip internal rotation (coil). Uses a simple forward stride. Smooth uphill stroke that catches the ball out in front but is at times long and wrappy. Balanced at finish. Consistently pounded LC gap.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity. Pullside power is present. Bat speed average of 75 mph is well above average for his level and gives him a good power floor.
Arm: INF - 72 mph. Shorter arm action that is slower to release. Average arm strength for level. Mostly accurate throws but showed difficulty throwing on the move.
Defense: Decent lateral movement especially to his backhand side. Takes the ball out of the glove early. Clean exchanges and glove skills.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Pablo Hidalgo, La Mirada (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 200-pounds. Large and sturdy build with some present strength.
Hit: RHH. Wider base that is straight up with active and rhythmic hands. Uses a leg kick trigger that gathers into the back hip. Gets into a slight coil and lands with an open front foot at landing.  Long but smooth stroke that worked on an uphill plane. Catches the ball out in front with a good feel for the barrel. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity. Some present pullside gap power.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action that was slower to release. All throws were accurate.
Defense: Heavier feet hurt how clean the footwork looked but was average in quickness. Average glove skills with decent exchanges.
Run: 8.03 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Rhythmic delivery that is of the dip and drive nature. Uses a higher knee lift that is straight up and down. Sinks deep into the rear leg and falls towards home peeling off the rubber with the rear foot. Finishes falling off to the 1b side of the rubber.
Arm Action: RH. Short compact arm action that comes out of the 3/4 slot. Inconsistent slots and arm speeds on all pitch types.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Decent VB average at around 22 inches.
CB: 64-65 mph. Decent secondary pitch that he showed good command of.
CH: 67-70 mph. Tumbling change that showed good late fading action.

Brycen Hill, Corona Del Mar (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Long and lengthy build with room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Wider base at stance with a slight lean into his backside. Uses a toe tap trigger.  Short compact stroke that worked on a level path. Swing is cutoff short at finish. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 80 mph exit velocity. Current singles hitter with gap potential in sight.
Arm: RH. INF - 73 mph. Short arm action that comes out with a lower elbow. Slower to release.
Defense: Adequate footwork and glove skills. Probably profiles better in the OF.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Pitches from the stretch. Quirky delivery. Uses a knee tuck that gets into his backside. Doesn't sink into the back leg just steps forward. Firms up front leg and is in a good fielding position at finish.
Arm Action: RH. Short and whippy elbow arm action that comes out of the 3/4 slot. Slider comes out of a higher slot than FB and CH but same armspeed.
FB: T76, 74-75 mph. Located well to the glove side.
SL: 66-67 mph. Decent secondary pitch. Showed ability to consistently throw it for strikes.
CH: 69-71 mph. Fading arm-side action and threw it low in the zone. 


Cody Hoffman, Mission Hills (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-5, 120-pounds. Small and lean build with present athleticism.
Hit: LHH. Upright, slightly open, and a higher hand set up in stance. Slowly rocks back into his back side as he uses a toe tap trigger.  Smooth on plane stroke that worked in the zone early and stayed in the zone (89% on plane efficiency). Higher barrel finish. Trouble adjusting when late. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 81 mph exit velocity. Current singles hitter.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short quick arm action. Average quickness to release. Lowered arm slot when needed. All throws were accurate but arm projects better at 2B.
Defense: Showed light bouncy feet that helped with range. Soft hands and fielded everything out front. Comfortable on the move.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Luke Johnson, Santa Margarita Catholic  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Well proportioned athletic build that has good projectability with his size.
Hit: RHH. Narrow base with upright upper body and lower hanging hands. Uses a simple and quick forward stride. Bat works back and flat early.  Explosive compact stroke that worked on a flat path (90% on plane efficiency). Leans back to a higher barrel finish. Uses the lower half well as he turns fast and quick. Pounded the LC gap with long fly balls and LDs.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity. Present pullside power. Bat speed average of 71 mph and rotational acceleration average of 17gs gives him plus present power and a decent potential power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short arm action with average quickness to release. Slight above average arm strength. Can lower slot when needed. All throws were accurate in the defensive workout.
Defense: Light quick feet. Good lateral movement gives him decent range. Decent glove skills and clean exchanges.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Jaden Jornacion, Walnut  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Medium build with squared shoulders. Starting to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Sets up with a wide base with a flat bat at the shoulder. Simple forward stride but gathers it back before footstrike.  Compact level stroke that entered the zone early and stayed in the zone (86% on plane efficiency). Keeps head down. Turns tight and quick. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap power potential is in sight with way above average for level rotational acceleration average of 26 gs.
Arm: RH. INF - 70 mph. Short whippy arm action that comes out of a lower 3/4 slot. Took some extra steps to get off throws which hurts quickness to release. All throws were accurate.
Defense: One of the better INF of the event. Light on his feet with soft hands. Clean and fluid exchanges. Good lateral movement gives him good range. Ability to stay at SS.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Kemmerer, Santa Margarita Catholic (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-8, 160-pounds. Short athletic build with present strength in the upper body.
Hit: RHH. Sets up with a wider even base. Foot is down early and turns in slightly to get some coil.  Quick compact stroke that worked on a flat path.  Accelerates bat quickly as it enters the zone and stays in the zone a long time (90% on plane efficiency). Got way out in front pulling all of his hits in BP.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity. Present pullside power. Bat speed average of 69 mph and rotational acceleration average of 16gs shows decent power ceiling.
Arm: RH.INF - 74 mph. OF - 84 mph. In the OF, got around and played through the ball. Got low to the ball as well. In the INF, showed light feet and soft hands.
Defense: Arm action from both the OF/INF was short and quick. Fluid quick release and the OF but a little slower to release in the INF. Mostly accurate throws from both positions but OF throws flashed decent carry.
Run: 6.83 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Laciura, Santa Margarita Catholic (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-9, 151-pounds. Medium frame that is well proportioned with present athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Even set up with feet straight up in stance and active hands. Uses a leg kick trigger.  Compact stroke that is on a steeper plane. Clears hips early with an open front foot at footstrike. Lower barrel finish. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity. Current singles hitter.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Short arm action that comes out of a lower elbow slot. Slower to release. Mostly accurate throws.
Defense: Light and bouncy feet. Showed decent lateral movement especially to the forehand side. Average glove skills and exchanges.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Pitches from the stretch. Medium high knee lift. Not much dip into back knee. Falls down the mound to gain momentum and peels back foot off the rubber. Finishes in a good fielding position falling off slightly to the 1B side of the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm circle in the back that comes up to the H 3/4 slot. Average arm speed. Consistent arm speed and slot on all pitch types.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Located well to all quadrants.
CB: 68-71 mph. Minimal HB break. Located it low in the zone.
CH: 73-75 mph. Straight change with late diving action. 

Derek Ledesma, Kennedy (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-7, 145-pounds. Smaller frame with plenty of room for strength gains.
Hit: LHH. Wide even base that is straight up with active hands in stance. Uses a simple forward stride while hands stay in their neutral position. Open front foot at foot strike helps clear the hips.  Repeatable compact stroke that is on a level path. Bat speed isn't there but bat was consistently out in front. Pull side approach.
Power: 73 mph exit velocity. Current singles hitter.
Arm: RH. INF - 63 mph. Longer arm action that came out with a lower elbow 3/4 slot. Slower to release but 6/6 of all throws were accurate.
Defense: Heavy and choppy feet. Has difficulty moving on the run but was decent to his forehand side. Average glove skills and exchanges for level.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side steps into a higher knee lift that comes up and down. As he comes down he falls down the mound. Leaks front side a little early in the delivery. Finishes online with home and in a good fielding position.
Arm Action: RH. Loose and long arm action that comes out of the lower 3/4 slot. Consistent slot and armspeed on FB and CB.
FB: T67, 64-66 mph. Located it well in the zone to all quadrants. Had some slight cutting action on it.
CB: 59-60 mph. Minimal HB break on the CB. 

Vaughn Major, Christian Unified (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-2, 161-pounds. Athletic build with long limbs that has plenty of room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Straight up with feet with a slight bend in knees. Lower hanging hands. Hands pull back while the barrel splits his head. Uses a slight leg lift trigger.  Smooth stroke that works on a flat-uphill path. Hands work inside the ball nicely. Gets extended with a higher barrel finish. Pounded both centerfield and LC gap with LDs.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity. Some present pullside power is there. Clean hitting mechanics project good power later as strength and weight gains come in.
Arm: RH. INF - 83 mph. Short whippy arm action that is quick to release. All throws were on target and flashed life across the diamond. Can throw on the move and can lower arm slot if needed.
Defense: Good defensive actions at SS. Light on his feet and gets to his spots. Fields everything out in front. Clean exchanges.
Run: 7.30 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side steps into a medium straight up knee lift. Works quick throughout the delivery falling down the mound hard and fast and straight to the plate. Momentum keeps carrying him forward after release but still finishes in a good fielding position.
Arm Action: RH. Short compact arm action that comes out of the H 3/4 slot. Plus arm speed for his level that accelerates as soon as the arm starts working up. Consistent arm speed on all pitch types.
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Decent VB average at around 21 inches and gets good extension on it for deceptive life. 
CB: 70-71 mph. Throws it out of a slightly higher slot to induce more vertical break.
SL: 74-76 mph. Best secondary pitch. Threw it for strikes and had good HB break with minimal VB break. 

Isaiah Martinez, Eastlake (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-10, 190-pounds. Sturdy medium frame with present strength throughout.
Hit: LHH. Has a straight up even base with an upright upper body and higher hand set up. Short forward stride while hands slightly move back with some slight internal rotation.  Flat compact stroke that is in the zone a long time (85% on plane efficiency). Contact is out in front and extended throughout. Pull side approach.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity. Some present pullside power is there. Rotational acceleration average of 17 gs and max of 22 gs show potential for a decent power ceiling.
Arm: LH. INF - 77 mph. Short and quick arm action that is quick to release especially on DPs. All throws were accurate in his defensive workout.
Defense: Real good feet and glove skills for his build. Showed soft hands and light quick feet that gave him good range. Was also good around the bag.
Run: 8.32 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side steps into a higher knee tuck into his back leg. As leg comes down and moves slightly forward he then drops into his back leg and really pushes off the rubber. Uses a really big stride that gives him good extension. Firms up his front leg at landing but rear leg really swings through.
Arm Action: LH. Long and loose arm action. Arm is brought down near the leg in the bag and comes up all the way through to release at the H 3/4 slot. Whippy arm late in the action. Consistent arm speeds on all pitches but secondary pitches are out of a lower slot.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Extension gives it good deceptive life combined with spin rate average at around 2200 rpm.
SL: 70-72 mph. Minimal VB and showed ability to consistently throw it for strikes.
CH: 73-74 mph. Was also able to throw it for strikes and had late fading armside action. 

Robert McCormick, walnut (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-1, 155-pounds. Lean athletic build with long limbs and room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Bended at the knees in a crouch with lower hanging hands. Uses a smaller leg lift that quickly gathers into the backside as hands go back and slightly up. Compact swing that works on a steep-flat plane that is direct to the ball. Majority of hits were LDs up in the middle. Good feel for the barrel.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. OF - 75 mph. Longer arm action from both the OF and 1B but was a little quicker and snappy at 1B. All throws were accurate long hops from the OF and he was also on target from the INF. Was also quick to release from both positions.
Defense: Good defensive actions from both positions. Aggressive movements toward the ball while quickly getting to a crow hop. Aggressive and confident actions from 1B as well. Good glove skills and quick feet especially on DPs.
Run: 7.74 runner in the 60. 

Colin McZeal, Chino Hills (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds. Larger frame with long lean build.
Hit: RHH. Straight up and narrow in stance with a higher hand set up. Uses a mild leg raise trigger as hands work into a lower launch position.  Smooth upward stroke as the barrel is lifted through the zone.  Higher barrel finish. Zero GBs throughout his round. Used the whole field.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity. Potential gap to gap power.
Arm: RH. INF - 65 mph. Shorter arm action that comes out of a lower elbow slot. Average arm strength. Ability to change arm slot if needed. All throws were accurate in his defensive workout.
Defense: Average footwork and glove skills. Funnels up his body. Clean exchanges. Let's the ball come to him.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Kyle Panganiban, Gahr (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. Smaller lean build with present athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Wider base that is slightly open with lower and relaxed hanging hands. Uses a mild leg kick trigger. Good internal rotation (coil) as hands load back.  Hands get pulled back up and into the scalp at footstrike. Compact stroke that works on a level path. Good hand speed is present. Used the whole field throughout his round.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Shorter arm action that is quick to release. Ability to lower arm angle when on the move. Throws were on target and flashed decent life.
Defense: One of the better INF of the event. Light quick feet that gives him good range and lateral movement. Soft hands as he quickly and cleanly funnels into his body and to release. Very comfortable actions.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Perritano, Cathedral Catholic (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Well proportioned high waisted frame with projectable size and strength.
Hit: RHH. Open stance with relaxed hands hanging over the plate. Uses a mild leg lift trigger that slowly gathers into his backside. Hands pop up at footstrike.  Compact swing that worked on a steep-flat plane that produced very few flyballs. Head turns and tilts heavy with swing. Catches ball out in front and gets onto his front side at bit at finish. Long and extended through contact. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Short compact arm action that comes out at the over the top slot. Above average arm strength for level. Average quickness to release. All accurate throws in defensive workout.
Defense: Above average defensive actions. Good footwork and reads hops well. Decent lateral movement to both sides. Slower exchanges. Comfortable on the move.

Isaac Quintanilla, Orange Lutheran  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Larger athletic build with strength throughout the frame.
Hit: RH. Stands slightly open with a wide even base and low hanging hands. Uses a mild leg lift trigger while hands pull back with a slight barrel tip.  Smooth stroke that works on a slight upward plane that produced no gbs throughout his round. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Short action that comes out of a lower elbow slot. Average time to release. 5/6 accurate throws.
Defense: Showed good footwork and soft hands. Takes good angles and plays through the ball. Clean glove to release transitions.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple and repeatable delivery. Side steps into a mild knee lift. Sits into his back leg and rides down the mound. Decent stride length. Good sequencing from lower to upper body movements. Finishes with a firm and straight front leg and good fielding position.
Arm Action: RH. Short and compact arm circle in the back that comes out of the H 3/4 slot. Arm spirals out nicely. Average arm speed for level. Same slots and armspeed for both FB and CB
FB: T76, 73-75 mph. Very minimal HB. Located it mostly up in the zone.
CB: 66-68 mph. Really good feel for it. Located it well down in the zone. 

Matthew Radogna, Tesoro (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Smaller frame with present athleticism.
Hit: RH. Stands upright with a slightly open stance. Rocks into his back leg with a slight coil while the front side starts to move forward with a simple forward stride. Bat then works back into a lower launch position.  Balanced compact stroke that worked on an upward path. Actively tries to get in front of balls for a more pullside approach.
Power: 83 mph exit velocity. Swing mechanics are sequenced to maximize power. Turns tight and quick shown with rotational acceleration average of 16gs.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Short and quick arm action. Slower to release. 6/6 accurate throws in the workout.
Defense: Decent defensive actions. Soft hands and clean exchanges. Was light on his feet and kept them moving especially to his forehand side.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side steps into a higher knee lift. Comes down and sits into the rubber and rides his back hip forward. Peels back foot off the rubber. Finishes straight up with home plate but never firms up front leg.
Arm Action: RH. Short compact arm path in the back that comes back up and released out of the over the top slot. Consistent arm speeds on all pitch types.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Decent spin at around 2200 rpm. 12:00 tilt which induced very minimal HB break.
CB: 63-66 mph. Present HB makes it more like a slurve. Was able to get it over for strikes and just below the zone.
CH: 68-71 mph. At times showed some nice fade but was inconsistent. Located it for strikes in the lower half of the zone. 

Cooper Rasmussen, Chaparral  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Lean athletic build with room to fill out
Hit: LH. Wider base that is slightly open. Uses a toe tap trigger and leans into his back side. Gets bat into a lower launch position at footstrike.  Smooth stroke with hands staying close to the body working inside the baseball. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity. Current singles hitter.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Longer arm action. Slower to release but made mostly accurate throws.
Defense: Showed good range and lateral movement with quick feet. Fields everything out in front with soft hands.
Run: 7.85 runner in the 60. 

Declan Rivero, Liberty University Online (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Smaller lean frame with room to fill out
Hit: RH. Taller even set up with slight bend in knees. Mild leg kick trigger that's brought into back hip. Hands stay neutral throughout the load.  Longer swing that gets out in front for a pull side approach. Bottom hand gets extended even through finish.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity. Singles hitter. Strength gains needed to increase bat speed.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. Longer forced arm action that is slower to release. Mostly accurate throws. Arm probably plays better at 2B.
Defense: Lets the ball get to him. Good feel for his forehand side. Soft hands and fields out in front.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side steps into a medium knee lift that is straight up in down. Sinks back leg deep into the rubber and pushes off riding hard down the mound. Straight up with home with the back leg coming through at finish,
Arm Action: RH. Compact quick arm action on the mound. Comes out of the H 3/4 slot. Arm accelerates late in the delivery.
FB: T74, 71-73 mph. Mostly located up in the zone.
SL: 59-60 mph. Minimal vertical break which makes it a true slider.
CH: 63-64 mph. Nice fading action to the armside. 

Jacob Rodriguez, Los Altos (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/C
Body: 5-10, 200-pounds. Smaller sturdy build that has some present strength.
Hit: RH. Stands open in stance with a slight lean into his backside. Uses a toe tap trigger that starts early. Pulls bat back while getting flat.   Smooth stroke that works on a flat-uphill plane. Swing is connected to his body and turns tight. Is extended through at finish. Pounded the LC gap throughout his round.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity. Present pullside gap power. Decent power ceiling is there with bat speed average of 70mph and rotational acceleration average of 23 gs which are both above average for his level.
Arm: RH. INF - 68 mph. Shorter arm action especially on DPs. Slower to release. All accurate throws.
Defense: Moves well for size. Average glove skills and feet. Clean glove to release transitions.
Run: 8.39 runner in the 60. 


Arturo Rodriguez, Palm Desert  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-2, 215-pounds. Large and sturdy build with strength throughout his frame.
Hit: RH. Upright, slightly open, and narrow in stance. Hands are in lower launch position. Slight internal rotation (coil) as he uses slow but simple forward stride.  Barrel is lifted through the zone for a more upward path. Back elbow works under nicely. Uses lower half well. Used the whole field throughout his round.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity. Some present gap to gap power. 69 mph average bat speed and 21 gs rotational acceleration average show good power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 69 mph. Short whippy arm action. Quick to release on DPs. All accurate throws in defensive workout.
Defense: Good footwork and glove skills for size. Fields everything out in front and showed clean exchanges.
Run: 7.77 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Uses a higher knee tuck as body drifts forward. Dips slightly into back leg. Front foot lands slightly into the 3B side of the rubber keeping him closed. Good stride length giving him good extension out in front. Finishes in a good fielding position.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm circle in the back that comes to release out of the over the top slot. Accelerates late in the action. Slots all of his pitches the same but slows down armspeed on offspeed.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Above average extension gave his FB some deceptive life.
SL: 64-66 mph. Very minimal VB so moves like a true slider.
CH: 68-69 mph. Lower spin CH around 1200 rpm that had some good armside fading action. 

Spencer Shannon, Santa Margarita Catholic (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-7, 235-pounds. Large athletic build with size, length, and present strength
Hit: RH. Wider base that is straight up and pre engaged with the back side. Gets into a slight coil and leans into his back hip. Uses a slight toe tap trigger.  Hands get into a nice launch position and bat gets into the zone on a slight uphill path. It's a strong compact stroke that stays extended through contact with a one handed finish. Actively gets out in front of balls for a pullside approach.
Power: 99 mph exit velocity. Plus power tool (especially pullside) currently and potential for more. 370ft max distance in BP and 92 mph average exit velo. Bat speed averaged 74 mph which is way above average.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Short and whippy arm action that made strong accurate throws especially on DPs. A little slower out of the glove but was quick to release once he had it.
Defense: Decent defensive movements for size. Showed comfortability with the glove. Averages exchange and footwork.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

Cory Sugg, Tokay  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 5-11, 205-pounds. Medium sturdy build with some present strength.
Hit: RH. Wide base that is slightly open with the bat resting on his shoulder. Uses a leg kick trigger that gathers into his backside.  Flatter compact stroke that enters the zone early (73% on plane efficiency). Turns fast and tight with good utilization of the lower half. Lower barrel finish. Pounded the LC gap in his round.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Present pullside gap power. Rotational acceleration average of 22 gs is above average for his level and shows a good power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Longer arm action that is slower to release. Mostly accurate throws. Might profile better at 1B.
Defense: Heavier feet with some average glove skills. Fields on his back feet but everything is centered. Slower glove exchanges.
Run: 8.18 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Side steps into a lower knee lift. Not much use of lower half as he falls down the mound to gain momentum. Front side opens up early. Finishes in line with home and in a good fielding position.
Arm Action: RH. Whippy loose arm action that comes out of the H 3/4 slot. Not too long in the back but comes up with a higher elbow and accelerates arm late. Consistent arm speed on all pitch types but lower slot on SL.
FB: T79, 75-78 mph. Mostly located it up and to the glove side.
SL: 67-69 mph. Comfortable throwing it for strikes. Flashed good late bite.

Kaden Taque, Birmingham Community (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Medium athletic build. Well proportioned with projectable size.
Hit: LH. Feet are straight up with slight lean into the backside and lower hanging hands. Utilizes a toe tap trigger.  Long but smooth stroke that worked on a more upward plane. Higher barrel finish that is extended through contact. Feel for the barrel with contact out in front. Pullside approach.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity. Some present pullside gap power. Rotational acceleration range of 16gs to 24gs gives him a decent power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. OF - 78 mph. Shorter arm action from both the OF and INF. Average arm strength for level. Some present tail on OF throws that were accurate long hops to the bag. INF throws at times were a little high but was quick to release and showed the ability to throw on the move.
Defense: In the OF showed solid defensive actions getting around and coming through. Set up feet quickly which helped with his quickness to release. In the INF showed above average range and quickness. Better to his forehand side.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60. 

Benjamin Vargas, Canyon (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-7, 160-pounds. Smaller athletic build with plenty of room to fill out.
Hit: RH. Upright and straight up with feet in stance. Uses a leg kick trigger as the barrel tips slightly towards the pitcher. At footstrike, the foot lands slightly closed.  Smooth stroke that works on a flat-uphill path (78% on plane efficiency). Lower half moves well. Contact is out in front with a pullside approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity. Present pullside gap power. Rotational acceleration average of 15gs and max of 22 gs show potential for a decent power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Quick whippy arm action. Velo isn't there but is quick to release. Might profile better at 2B. All throws were accurate in his workout.
Defense: Decent defensive actions. Light bouncy feet. Fielded low to the ground and out in front. Clean and quick glove exchanges.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple quick delivery. Uses a medium knee tuck. Drifts forward with not much dip into the rear leg. Doesn't get too extended with his stride. Front leg is in line with home and is in a good fielding position at finish.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm action that comes through at the H 3/4 slot. Arm accelerates as soon as it gets above the shoulder. Slots all of his pitches the same but slower armspeeds on SL/CH.
FB: T77, 73-76 mph. Comfortable locating it to all quadrants.
SL: 61-64 mph. Located it well down in the zone. At times flashed decent bite.
CH: 66-68 mph. Late fading action to the armside. 

Luke Viola, Bishop Amat (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Smaller athletic build with room to fill out.
Hit: RH. Narrow base with upright upper body and rhythmic active hands in stance. Starts movements early and uses a slow and simple forward stride. Hands pullback and gets some good internal rotation (coil).  Smooth swing that is on a level plane. Better on barrelling lower pitches than higher pitches. Not afraid to let the ball get deep. Hit balls into both gaps throughout the round.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity. Gap to gap power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 78 mph. Longer arm action that comes out of a higher over the top slot. 4/6 accurate throws throughout the round. Slower to release.
Defense: Showed good defensive actions. Light and quick feet that gave him good lateral movement  Fields out in front and funnels quickly up his body.
Run: 7.09 runner in the 60. 

Carter Wood, Highland  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-2, 205-pounds. Larger filled out frame with present strength in his lower half.
Hit: RH. Wider straight up base with bat flat near his shoulder at stance. Uses a toe tap trigger as hands drop into a lower hitting position.  Swing works on a more upward path as the barrel is lifted through contact. Contact point was consistently out in front with a higher hand finish. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity. Present gap to gap power. 68 mph bat speed average and 16 gs rotational acceleration show good power base to build on.
Arm: RH. INF - 72 mph. Shorter arm action that comes out of a lower elbow slot. Stays consistent with that slot even when on the move. Quick to release in not taking extra steps or time to throw. Mostly accurate throws.
Defense: Showed average defensive actions. Glove skills are there and funnels quickly up his body. Footwork and quickness is average and profiles as a 3B.
Run: 8.19 runner in the 60. 


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