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SoCal ProCase Spotlight: INF Caiden Huber


Les Lukach
State Scouting Director

    

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FULLERTON, CALIF. -  Being committed to the University of Southern California should give an indication of the talents 2020 INF Caiden Huber possesses. However, there’s much more to the player than his college commitment. There are the present tools and then there’s direction in which those tools project that make Huber a very intriguing prospect as he heads into his senior season at Yucaipa HS. 

At 6-foot-3, 185-pounds it’s easy to dream on the frame with the addition of 20 or so pounds which paired with his hitting ability make Huber one of the more interesting prospects heading into the 2021 season. As a left-handed hitter Huber registered the type of Blast Motion metrics seen from top level college players and he did so in front of a group of people that could change his life in next summer’s MLB Draft. 

With 67 representatives from 22 MLB Organizations in attendance, some teams 2-3 deep, and the talent on the SoCal ProCase roster, Huber set out to show that his overall ranking in the state of California is for real and worthy of MLB scouting interest heading into the 2021 draft.

 

THE REPORT: 

Body: Long, lean, proportional strength standing 6-foot-3, 185-pounds with plenty of room for added strength. 

Hit: Makes consistent barrel contact with flashes of power to the pull side gap. Registered an 87° early connection score on Blast Motion making it easy for him to get his barrel on plane through the zone. Presently a line drive, doubles-type hitter. 


Power: Average present power that projects with added strength. Spray chart confirms his preference for going the other way, usually on a line. Averaged 77.4 mph exit speed on Trackman with an average launch angle of 37.6°. Had a max exit velocity of 87 mph as registered on Trackman.

Field: Solid fielding third baseman that knows the position, his body, and his limitations very well. Footwork was excellent as he appears to glide when working towards the ball. Easily turned the double play and did so from shortstop and second base as well. 

Arm: With an infield velocity of 81 mph he showed plenty of arm to make all throws from multiple angles. Throwing mechanics are simple and solid while throws were online and accurate from across the diamond flashing some carry. 

Run: Clocked a 7.31 laser-timed 60-yard dash on a grass surface. Showed good mechanics keeping shoulders squared with very little head movement. 

Summary: Huber has the look of the type of guy we see every spring in SoCal, you know, the guy who is committed to big time school that not a lot of people talk about who goes out and has a monster spring season before being plucked in that year's draft. His frame and present tools should catch the attention of scouts now. If he fills out a tick Huber will look like the type of Division I infielder that hits several home runs and drives in 30-40 runs a season, and if he fills out a lot, well, then those numbers will be discussed in pro ball. Huber is a high ceiling, high floor type player that, with a big spring season, should have some options come next summer. 



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