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SoCal ID Camp Underclass Red - Outfielders


PBR CA 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

Noah Benavides, Murrieta Valley (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Strong athletic frame with present strength
Hit: RHH. Upright set up with hands set at the ear. Quick and short forward stride with hands neutral throughout load. Feet are straight up. More of an upper body swing that is compact and quick to the ball. Steep-level swing path that worked the middle of the field.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity. Showed flashes of good bat speed with a 71.6 mph max bat speed during his bp round. Power is there when he gets out in front.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. High release point and really gets under at release for some high arcing throws. Most throws were accurate one hops.
Defense: Decent feet. Plays through the ball and uses momentum to get off strong throws. Quick to release.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Slow buildup delivery with no wasted energy or movement. Uses a medium knee lift that is straight up and down. Falls down the mound and finishes with a firm front leg and in a good fielding position.
Arm Action: RH. Throws out of H 3/4 slot. Compact arm that is quick out of the glove and to release. Arm speed was the same on FB and CH but slowed down on CB.
FB: T77, 75-77 mph. Flashed good ride at around 23 inches of VB.
CB: 58-60 mph. Thrown at a slower arm speed than FB and CH. Flew open his front side at times with it as well.
CH: 70-72 mph. Same arm speed as FB. Lower spin change at around 1400rpm and located it in the zone

Will Clougherty, John Muir  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Medium frame that is well proportioned and has present strength.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open and upright. Slight lean into his backside. Uses a simple forward stride.  Bat pulls back into a lower launch position. Bat then works up which creates some lift through the zone. Middle of the field approach.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity. Max bat speed of 72mph and rotational acceleration of 21gs show potential for decent power.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Quick to release with accurate throws. Arm stab in the back that comes out to a higher release slot.
Defense: Decent defensive actions. Gets around and through it. Glove skills and exchanges can improve.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Robert Ferrell, Great Oak (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Medium frame with plenty of room to fill out with some present athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Tall and upright in stance. Utilizes a toe tap trigger.  Compact stroke that worked on a more steeper path that produced several hard GBS. Worked the middle of the field.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity. Decent bat speed and with swing path adjustments gap to gap potential is possible.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Clean and quick arm action. Gets feet under him to make strong throws. Accurate one hops and some on the fly that flashed carry to the bag.
Defense: Takes good angles and comes through the ball. Takes some stutter steps to reset feet when fielding the ball which hurts momentum.
Run: 7.28 runner in the 60. 

Jackson Freeman, Tesoro (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Medium lean build with present athleticism.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open and upright in stance with relaxed loose hands. Mild leg kick trigger with a slow gather into back hip.  Compact and smooth stroke that works on a level-uphill plane. Gets out in front and stays extended through at a high finish. Peppered LDs to center and right throughout the round.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity. Present gap to gap power. Rotational acceleration average of 22 gs show high power ceiling as its way above average for his level.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. Compact arm action that is quick to release. Average arm for level. Accurate long hops to the bag.
Defense: Average approach to the ball. Gloves it with two hands. Clean exchanges and fluid transition into throwing motion.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 

Joshua Habell, Bishop Alemany (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Well proportioned frame with present strength and athleticism
Hit: RHH. Slight bend in the knees with active hands in stance. Utilizes a toe tap trigger. Sinks into legs as hands/bat work into swing.  Flat compact stroke. Balanced throughout his swing. Gets into trouble when late. Definite pullside approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity. Potential for some gap to gap power with some better utilization of lower half and strength gains.
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. OF - 74 mph. Slower to release and throws over the top. Gets his arm up early and catapults it to the bag. Throws on an upward angle.
Defense: In the OF he gets around the ball and comes through it hard. Gets good momentum but has to reset feet to make throws. Showed quick feet at 1B and ability to quickly get to his throwing motion.
Run: 7.79 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Rhythmic delivery. Uses an over the head hand pump and syncs it with his higher knee lift. Drifts down the mound and opens up his front side early in the delivery. Finishes online with home but weight falling off to the 1B side of the rubber.
Arm Action: RH. Unique arm action. Smaller arm circle that stays above the shoulder for a longer duration. Comes out of the H 3/4 slot. Arm accelerates late in the delivery.
FB: T80, 78-80 mph. Threw it consistently for strikes. 83% zone percentage
CB: 55-58 mph. Really snaps it off. The movement resembles more of a slurve.
SL: 65-67 mph. Very minimal vertical break. Showed better control than the CB. 

Brayden Mantooth, Paloma Valley  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds. Medium frame with present athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Straight up and athletic in stance that is pre-engaged with back side. Slowly gathers and gets into a slight coil. Utilizes a mild leg lift. Higher elbow into hand load/pullback.  Steeper plane to the ball. Lets the ball get deep and gets hands inside the ball. Resulted in many up the middle/oppo hits.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity. Pre-swing body movements help maximize his strength in his swing. Tons of room for bat speed gains.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. OF - 78 mph. Longer arm action that comes out of a higher slot. In the OF gets good air under his throws at times getting to the bag without a one hop. In the INF arm action is a little shorter and quicker. Mostly accurate throws.
Defense: In the OF he attacks the ball and comes through it nicely. Uses momentum to get off a big crow hop which helps give him more on throws. INF he moves well to his glove side and takes some unnecessary steps before release.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60. 

Anthony Matthiesen, Helix  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Lean athletic frame with room to fill out
Hit: RHH. Tall and upright in stance. Simple forward stride and drops hands slightly into a good launch position.  Simple and repeatable swing that works on a level plane. Good feel for the barrel and used the whole field.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity. Power potential is there with a better utilization of lower half along with strength gains.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Short and compact arm action that is quick to release. Several throws flashed good carry and landed on the fly and were accurate. Arm speed is there.
Defense: Athleticism showed with good defensive actions. Attacks the ball with a free glove hand. Gets feet in a good position to get off strong throws.
Run: 7.55 runner in the 60. 

Garon Maxon, Notre Dame (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Lean wiry frame with some present athleticism
Hit: LHH. Tall and upright with a slight lean into his backside in stance. Uses a mild leg raise trigger. Handsy compact stroke that works on a more steep-flat plane. Pounded LDs to all fields. 70% of all swings in BP resulted in LDs.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity. With some strength and bat speed gains, gap to gap power will come soon.
Arm: LH. OF - 80 mph. Solid actions in getting to the ball with getting around and through it. Unnecessary stutter steps after receiving the ball makes him slower to release.
Defense: Decent arm for level as it flashed good carry. Uses a larger crow hop that sets up feet and resets momentum. Throws had some armside tail but that didn't affect accuracy.
Run: 7.40 runner in the 60. 

Marshall Minor, Beckman (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Long and lean with a larger frame that can fill out.
Hit: RHH. Straight up in stance with low hanging hands. Utilizes a toe tap trigger as hands work back getting good separation.  Back elbow works under which helps the bat work up through the zone for a more level-upward bath. Gets out in front of balls for a definite pull-side approach. Tons of left field LDs in BP.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity. Showed some pull side power with one bp hit going about 350ft per Trackman Data. Rotational acceleration average of 17gs also shows a good power ceiling.
Arm: RH. OF - 75 mph. Longer arm action that comes out of a higher slot. Throws were on a line and accurate on one hop.
Defense: Takes good angles and comes through the ball. Heavier feet and uses a smaller crow hop.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. 

Mason Seay, El Toro (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-5, 130-pounds. Smaller frame with some present athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and upright in stance. Simple forward stride but starts movements early. Hands work back as the bat works more horizontal and flat.  Smooth repeatable stroke that works on a level plane. Good feel for the barrel. Produced many LD's through the middle of the field in BP.
Power: 82 mph exit velocity. Good foundation with swing mechanics will produce tons of LD singles. Power will come with size and strength gains.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Short and quick arm action that releases to a lower elbow 3/4 slot. Throws upward to get more carry. Mostly accurate one hop throws.
Defense: At times fielded the ball with the wrong lead foot but attacks the ball and showed good defensive movements.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple and repeatable delivery. Uses a mild knee lift and is quick up and down. Is online with home at finish along with being in a good fielding position.
Arm Action: RH. Uses a longer arm circle that comes out of the lower 3/4 slot. Arm accelerates late in the delivery. Same arm speed on all pitches. Slots SL at a lower arm angle.
FB: T79, 77-78 mph. Some present armside run. Located it to all quadrants.
SL: 66-68 mph. True slider with good HB movement. Tough pitch against RHH.
CH: 68-70 mph. Showed good armside fade. Lower spin creating good drop around 1300 rpm.

Juan Tirado, Granada Hills (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-6, 130-pounds. Medium build with room to fill out
Hit: RHH. Closed with feet in stance with bat relaxed on his shoulder. Rocks back onto his backside in his load.  A long and wrappy swing that works on a flat path. Rolled over at times but stayed through on a couple of LDs. Pull side approach.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity. Will have trouble developing power with his longer swing. Some correction in swing mechanics along with bat speed gains should help.
Arm: OF - 71 mph. Shorter compact arm action. A little longer in getting to release. Accurate one hops.
Defense: Fields the ball cleanly and out in front. Gets around and through it with momentum towards the target.
Run: 7.89 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Clean delivery where he side steps to a high knee lift. No wasted movement or energy going backwards. Drops deep into his back leg and uses gravity to fall forward toward the plate. Opens up front side early, front leg lands straight on with home but falls off to 1B side of rubber.
Arm Action:  Compact arm circle in the back that comes out of the H 3/4 slot. When he gets close to release the arm action becomes more into a slingshot towards home. Consistent arm speed and slots on all pitches.
FB: T72, 69-71 mph. Very consistent with location as all FBs were around the zone
SL: 61-62 mph. When he got extended and out in front with his release it showed good bite


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