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N. CA Underclass ID: Middle Infielders Analysis


Ryan Ozella
N. California Area Scout

Islanders Field, Lathrop, CA - 40+ players from the 2021-2023 classes took part in the open pro-style workout with PBR scouts on hand to evaluate players and record their stats while going through the workout. Today we break down the Middle Infielders at the event including The Five players who really stood out. Be sure to click players names to see full stats, videos and previous notes. Previous coverage from the event below as well.

Quick Hits

Stats Leaders

Outfielders

Catchers

Middle Infielders:

2021 SS/OF DJ Ghiorso - Serra, 5-8, 150, R/R

Medium frame with current lean muscle; some space for projection. Inline runner with good first steps off the line (7.53 60yd). Narrow stance with even hands away from the body. Cross-knee tuck quickly as hands show gradual carry into back shoulder; stays behind the ball as he gains ground with front foot. Quick level bat showing full body turns using athletic hips to drive ball to pull side; showed ability to keep hands tight to the body and inside the baseball (82 EV). Compact actions with his feet staying in rhythm as he gets low working low towards first; shows agility and good range. Arm is compact to high release getting around ball on throws creating some run to the bag (74 MPH). Frame is agile with some understanding of the game.

2021 SS/3B Logan Wurm - Christian Brothers, 5-10, 155, R/R

Medium frame, length in limbs with lean build. Inline runner with average stride length (7.53 60yd). Tall, narrow stance keeping high hands with high elbows. Foot lift as he transfers weight over back foot and lifts hands back with slight bat wiggle; good ability of staying in back hip and behind baseball. Steep hands into zone with barrel following quick arc upwards over back shoulder rotating over turned front foot. Stayed balanced through swing as he worked to the pull side with some hard contact mixed in (82 EV). Attacks straight at the ball with wide base and late glove; some lateral range moving better to glove side. Arm makes all throws from mid-slot with sinking actions to the bag (74 MPH).

2022 SS/2B Adam Birt - Washington, 5-7, 122, R/R

Medium frame, very thin with long limbs and tight waist. Longer stride with effort (7.97 60yd). Slightly opened stance with crouch keeping high back elbow and in turned knees. Front knee tucks quickly with limited hand movement back; keeps hands tight to back shoulder with quick turns creating leverage over a stiff front leg. Allows barrel to be on time with ability to lift balls into gaps showing hard line drives to the middle of the field (70 EV). Decent footwork at SS with the ability to be agile in space; can be a bit flat-footed when having to extend range. Glove is quick and out front playing through the ball having good timing and feel. Arm is slingy from 3/4 slot showing ability to make throws keeping the ball on line to 1st. Solid developmental skills need to add strength for growth to make a jump.

2022 2B/3B Thomas Di Vittorio - Bellarmine, 5-9, 155, L/R

Medium frame, high waist with length in his legs. Short, athletic stride with some effort (7.59 60yd). Slightly open stance with wide hands even from back shoulder with high back elbow keeping weight in the back leg. Strides closed as hands show pronounced movement with hands going up and back before starting to turn the barrel onto plane. Compact upwards path with barrel flat through the zone able to spray the ball to all fields (74 EV). Flat feet in infield with fair range; glove goes down late with high hips. Uses a compact arm with high release limiting carry on throws; can make throws from different angles (67 MPH). Frame projects some added strength.

The Five Standouts:

Five more players (2021-2023 classes) below with notes and video on the Players for Members.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase CA 06/09 Delta College - Nick Cecchetti Field
Bay Area Open Showcase CA 06/26 Laney College
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Northern California Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
2019 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/31 LakePoint - Cartersville, GA
California State Games CA 08/17 Vanguard University
Kern County Prospect I.D. CA 09/07 Cal State Bakersfield
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School

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