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Underclass Preseason All-State Quick Hits


PBR Scouting Staff


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LINCOLN, CA - Anticipation and expectations for this loaded event were put on hold a week due to inclement weather but the skies cleared allowing for an exciting day of underclass California baseball. The roster talent robust, featuring 3 college commitments, 8 nationally ranked players, 9 state ranked players and an ample amount of uncommitted underclass talent. The ability to hit was on display with multiple players showing next level hitting capabilities. Coupled with slick fielding infielders and outfielders with range, this underclass event looked more like an upperclass event. 

Technology dominated the event with video production, live stream, TrackMan, Blast Motion, Video Production, Twitter, Instagram and scout eyes working non-stop to showcase each player. Stay tuned for workout stats leaders, TrackMan data and Blast Motion data metrics coming out later this week. With so much talent on display it was easy to find ten standout players to feature in this version of PBR - California Quick Hits.

Ross Clark - The 6-foot-4 right-hander showed mature feel on the mound and the ability to command his three-pitch mix. Inevitable velocity gains will boost his game status and could put him in the 2024 MLB Draft discussion.
JP Acosta - Tools and swagger carried Acosta well throughout the showcase. The switch-hitter showed next level hitting ability from both sides of the plate and the defensive skills needed to stick at short.
Ben Reiland - The 2020 Future Games standout has shown steady overall growth since our last viewing.  You get the feeling watching Reiland that there is a ton more in the tank. He has such a mature approach and makes it all look effortless.
Brock Thompson - Our last viewing was at the Future Games hitting a walkoff for Team California. Thompson is so fundamentally sound with his overall game and has international baseball experience. He just hit a growth spurt and you know when it all catches up with his game, colleges will come knocking.
Noah Andrunas - The uncommitted sophomore posted a solid outing on a cold Saturday night. Features a 3-pitch mix, fastball topped 85, slider 69, and change 75.66, 2nd in the underclass comparatively
Tyler Patrick - 6-foot-one, 185, Patricks frame is solid as they get for a freshman. You know that with one look, there is more to add, which is a scary thought. Produces solid overall metrics across the board for pitching and hitting. Excited to see his progress as he matures.
NAME CLASS POSITION HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
Jackson Kemmerer 2023 OF/2B Santa Margarita Catholic Physical development gains showed at the plate with across the board metric improvements since his last showing in October. 85.37 mph exit velocity average up from 74.21 mph and an average distance of 237 feet up from 179 feet.
Casey Borba 2023 3B/1B Orange Lutheran Hit tool continues to improve as Borba showed that he can hit to the opposite field with an in game single to right-field. Power continues to show at an above-average rate and will play at the next level. Defensively showed range with a nice play to his left at third.
Jacob Hudson 2023 RHP/OF Vally Christian The Texas Christian commit showed just why he received an early Big 12 commitment topping out at 91.46 mph on the mound and topping at 98.42 mph exit velocity in batting practice.
Bryan Yang 2024 RHP Ayala The young right-hander showed a workable four-pitch mix that will enable him to be a starter at the high-school level and beyond. The slider and curveball combo played well off each other giving him swing and miss ability now. Development of fastball velocity will be key to future success.