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SoCal ProCase Spotlight: SS Cameron Magee


Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

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FULLERTON, CA. - Rising senior shortstop Cameron Magee showed off his athleticism, strong arm and toolsy skill set from the short-stop position at the 2020 SoCal ProCase. One of the top overall athletes at the event, Magee made his case early with a 7.0 60-yard dash and the second best infield throwing velocity of 87 mph across the diamond. Magee has spent only one shortened season on varsity, so a small sample size of statistics to research. In the live at-bat portion of the ProCase, Magee smoked a line drive single to right-field showing that he has the current ability for hitting success against top tier talent. 

3/11/2020

Blast Motion and TrackMan metrics showed average to slightly below-average across the board, showing he has across the board improvement but without any major weaknesses. Peak hand speed metric is Magee’s most impressive, as it helps show that his physical projection is for real with this metric indicating potential for future bat speed gains. There is a lot to like with this projectable raw athlete that oozes down the line projection. With 67 representatives from 22 MLB Organizations in attendance, some teams 2-3 deep, and the talent on the SoCal ProCase roster, set out to show that his 32nd overall ranking in the state is for real despite limited time on varsity thanks to his strong arm, raw athleticism and toolsy projections. 

THE REPORT:

Body: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds. Raw athlete with a toolsy pro build and lots of physical projection. Long limbs with some twitch. Could play 8 positions on the field. Smooth running mechanics, moves like a cornerback. One of the top athletes at the ProCase. 

Hit: Left-handed hitter. Hitting set up; wide athletic stance, keeps hands shoulder height, hands load back with stride, simple step load, some hand speed, bat shows some on plane ability, hips could clear quicker. Bat speed averaged 64.2 mph and rotational acceleration average of 12.4 g, according to Blast Motion. Bat speed metric currently shows that he is able to propel his bat at contact at the average ideal range of a minor league baseball player and slightly below the ideal range of the collegiate and major league level. Magee rotational acceleration is right below the ideal MiLB and college level range of 12.6g/12.9g at 12.4 g. The rotational acceleration metric shows that Magee bat is able to reach peak speed slightly below the ideal range for the collegiate and professional levels, showing that he uses his hips and torso well but has room for improvement. Magee posted an impressive peak hand speed of 22.1 mph, the ideal range for an affiliated or collegiate level player. Peak hand speed metric is a projectable metric for future bat speed gains. Many of Magee's metrics are right at or slightly-below the ideal range, showing that he has some room for improvement but all within reach. 

Power: Trackman data shows that his average exit speed is 82.53 mph, with exit speed contact averages to inside pitches higher than outside pitches. Showed off some present pop with a batting practice home run on his personal best exit speed of 89.97 mph with a launch angle of 25.82° at 343ft. Hit a line drive single to right-field in the live at-bat portion. Power metrics are good not great but indicate that there is a high probability of down the line power gains. 

Field: Athletic fielding infielder with the kind of actions that have become common with Southern California infielders over the years. Showed good lateral quickness with the size and reach that could keep him at short-stop at the pro level. Room for development, consistency and in need of fundamental practice. Projectable overall fielder, one of the more exciting short-stop prospects at the ProCase because of his athletic actions and size at the short-stop position. 

Arm: Infield arm velocity reading of 87 mph, 2nd out of 10. Arm is above-average for a high school player and was noticeable during the infield portion. Throws were consistent and showed good throwing mechanics. Some stiffness in his throws to second. When charging the ball, made a strong throw from a low arm angle that looked like a professional throw. Arm strength could be his best present tool. 

Run: 7.0 60 yard dash, 6th overall. Solid running mechanics, potential to get quicker down the line. 

Summary: Magee has a projectable build with professional athleticism to stay at short, with his height and length being what scouts desire at short-stop in today’s game. Overall rawness to his makes him a projection based player that will need to put up big numbers in the 2021 season to elevate his draft stock. Above-average arm is notable and a tool that plays well.  Magee’s hit and power metrics show promise, with no glaring weaknesses but room for improvement across the board. Defensively, Magee could end up in the outfield, where his arm and speed would enable him to play effectively at all three outfield spots. Projectable toolsy player that will be on the professional draft radar.


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