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THE FIVE: Uncommitted Senior Games - OF


Blaine Clemmens
Northern California Director of Scouting


  

In a series of posts for The Five, we will take a look at groups of players who are attending the 10/6/19 Northern California Uncommitted Senior Games at College of Marin. Today we look at five outfielders we've previously seen. This is a really talented group of outfielders.

N. CALIF. UNCOMMITTED SENIOR GAMES - OF

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Drew Lombardi

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Cardinal Newman
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Santa Rosa Rebels
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.75
60-yard
(07/24/19)
81
OF Velo
(10/06/19)
92
Exit Velo
(10/06/19)
Position
60-yard
7.01
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
6.75
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
90

QUICK TAKE

One of the more athletic uncommitted outfielders in Northern California, Lombardi has shown very well in front of us in both regular season games and at our Northern California Top Prospect ID event in July. He's put together well and that immediately draws a scout's eyes when scanning the field. Other tools that regular show up are his speed (6.75 60-yard), his arm (80 mph from RF), and juice in the bat (90 mph exit). His swing plays from gap to gap and he possesses good opposite field pop while also having the ability to bunt for hits (got him 3.80 down line last spring).

Videos

(7/24/19)


Jaxson Bates

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: Benicia
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Power Baseball
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.84
60-yard
(05/31/19)
85
OF Velo
(05/31/19)
93
Exit Velo
(05/31/19)
Position
60-yard
6.89
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
6.84
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
93

QUICK TAKE

At Bay Area World Series 2019, Bates was one of the standouts and was in the mix for the Most Outstanding Player award. He's an athletic player, with a build like that of a smaller running back. His 60-yard time of 6.84 was eye-opening and from there he kept showing off tools and game performance to back up the tools. He possesses an arm that plays at all three outfield spots (85 mph) and the bat speed and gap power is also present (93 mph exit velocity). Bates is strong and explosive, with excellent body control in all that he does on the field. Talented player.

Videos

(5/31/19)


Logan Azem

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Serra
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CCB National Team
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
6.82
60-yard
(07/05/19)
83
OF Velo
(10/06/19)
90
Exit Velo
(07/24/19)
4.54
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.19
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.15
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
6.98
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
6.82
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.04
OF Velo
78
Exit Velo
87

QUICK TAKE

A player we have seen and appreciated multiple times, Azem is a compactly built outfielder with left-handed hitting prowess that has drawn our attention. His overall tool set rates well as a college prospect, with good speed (6.82 60-yard) and an outfield arm up to 82 mph. He has also displayed pull-side power, going deep at Bay Area World Series 2019. That extra base pop is generated from a compact swing that starts with a good lower body hitting base. Azem is a hit-getter and generally finishes a game covered head to toes in dirt and grass stains.


Videos

(7/24/19)


Connor Hennings

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Live Oak
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: DUB Dynasty
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
86
Max FB
(02/18/20)
83 - 84
FB
(05/31/19)
75 - 75
CB
(05/31/19)
76 - 76
CH
(05/31/19)
74 - 77
SL
(06/26/19)
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
82 - 84
CH
77 - 0
SL
71 - 73
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
81 - 83
CH
71 - 74
SL
74 - 77
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
83 - 84
CB
75 - 75
CH
76 - 76
Position
6.73
60-yard
(05/31/19)
87
OF Velo
(05/31/19)
93
Exit Velo
(05/31/19)
Position
60-yard
7
OF Velo
84
Exit Velo
92
Position
60-yard
6.73
OF Velo
87
Exit Velo
93

QUICK TAKE

Among uncommitted outfielders in Northern California, Hennings is one of the more toolsy players. He's also competent on the mound, but it's the tools, along with an attractive body type (6-foot-3, 190-lbs) that has him on our radar. In regard to the tools, he runs well (6.73 60-yard is best we've gotten), has a strong arm (87 mph) and the ball gets off his bat well (93 mph exit, off a tee). He's got a short stroke and should be able to consistently get to his power potential as he develops. The overall tool set could even draw some pro scout attention in the spring.


Videos

(6/26/19)


Max Porter

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
  • High School: St. Francis
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Trosky 18U White
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.76
60-yard
(07/24/19)
95
OF Velo
(07/24/19)
91
Exit Velo
(07/24/19)
4.17
H-1st
(02/20/19)
Position
60-yard
6.76
OF Velo
95
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.11
OF Velo
86

QUICK TAKE

Porter takes a backseat to few outfielders when it comes to tools. He's a strong and compactly built player with the kind of on-field energy/hard-nosed style of play that is fun to watch. We'd previously seen a strong arm but then he let loose a 95 mph throw at one of our events, with a 6.76 60-yard time and 91 mph exit velo. All of the tools obviously rate highly. He's got some loft in the swing and has a chance to produce some power, particularly to the pull-side. When he's short to the ball he can still produce extra base pop to go with speed that pressures a defense.


Videos

(7/24/19)



UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal Top Prospect Games
CA 09/14 JSerra HS
Rising Stars Showcase
CA 09/21 Santiago HS
N. CA Uncommitted Senior Games
CA 10/06 College of Marin
N. Calif. Top Prospect Games CA 10/13 College of Marin


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