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Northern CA Uncommitted Senior Games: Infielders


Ryan Ozella
NorCal Area Scout

   

KENTFIELD, CA - The Northern California Uncommitted Senior Games took place on Sunday October 6th at College of Marin, with nearly 60 talented seniors coming out to be seen by the PBR Northern California scouting staff and a gathering of college coaches on hand. The players participated in a pro-style workout before taking the field for game play. Each position player had three plate appearances in the games, with pitchers facing 5-6 batters in their outings.

There were some state-ranked players in attendance, while some others opened our eyes to the point that they will be in strong consideration for the next 2020 ranking. As we dive deeper into our notes and videos the content will keep coming. We've previously released our Quick HitsStatistical AnalysisCatchersPitchersOutfielders and today we finalize coverage on the Infielders.

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INFIELDERS

Jaylen Anteneh
SS / 2B / Bishop O'Dowd, CA / 2020

7.45 60yd, 77 INF MPH, 80 EV
Athletic, lean muscled build playing with bursty speed in game (7.45 60yd). High hands and high back elbow in crouched stance; slow foot lift times with hand turn looking to get hands into launch position. Barrel has some late flick through the zone flashing speed pullside; worked gaps from both sides of the plate with hard contact carrying over to the games where he squared up two balls with a hit to RF. Quick feet moving on the run playing loose and agile with glove working through the baseball; arm is loose playing in time with the action and hitting targets (77 MPH). Continues to show in-game skills.

Zach Bartles
SS / 2B / Lincoln, CA / 2020

7.12 60yd, 75 INF MPH, 88 EV
Athletic, medium frame showing quick feet (7.12 60yd). High hands, balanced setup using a knee tuck to get the quick bat going; high finish showing the ability to create easy lift to the gaps (88 EV). Plays with low hips in the infield moving smoothly through the baseball and being able to push range; showed the skills in game on a top-ball play throwing a strike. Arm is compact and quick playing up at 2nd (75 INF). Skills are there to be a solid middle infielder at next level.

Nicco Bertolucci
SS / OF / Petaluma , CA / 2020

7.03 60yd, 82 INF MPH, 83 EV
Long and very lean, twitchy frame flashing space for strength (7.03 60yd).High hands away from the back shoulder using slight squat in stance; hands stay quiet with little movement on stride forward. When the hands had a bit movement the barrel arc was quicker and got the barrel directly to the ball; sprayed the field during BP (83 EV). Showed ability to impact game with solid 1B to RF before stealing second base. Consistent footwork able to cover some ground at short with ability to chop through angles; moved in time using a quick, short wrist release throwing running darts across the diamond (82 MPH).

Soren Burns
3B / 1B / Scotts Valley, CA / 2020

7.02 60yd, 75 INF MPH, 88 EV
Strong, medium frame with athletic lower half (7.02 60yd). Balanced stance keeping flared elbows with bat in the middle of the body; simple easy load with hands working back and down on a big knee tuck. Showed timing and rhythm in the swing finding balanced, quick bat working middle of the field and oppo gap with line drives (88 EV). On base twice with walk and single to CF to drive in a run; stole second on an 0-2 count after the walk. Defense during the games was very good reacting to a line drive at 3rd and past the bag moving easy; showed decent first step reactions and range to make throws easier. Arm strength plays fine in games and can keep adding overall strength.

Bryce Cannon
1B / LHP / Maria Carrillo, CA / 2020

84 INF MPH, 97 EV
Long and wiry strong frame with projectable space for more. Tall stance keeping hands low with smooth controlled load using a quick knee tuck before gaining ground; the barrel works upward with ability to control the body through contact. High finish showing bat speed as he easily carried the pull gap and flashed some pop to the pull side as well with balls carrying from backspin (97 EV). Athleticism shows up on defense with the ability to move around the bag showing strong range; glove works from ground being able to pick balls out of the dirt and making plays on ground balls. Throws easily with a quick, compact arm able to make all the throws with understanding of spacing and release points (84 MPH). Skills to be a strong two-way player at the next level.

Connor Charpiot
RHP / 3B / Maria Carrillo, CA / 2020

7.59 60yd, 74 INF MPH, 94 EV
Wide, medium, full frame build (7.59 60yd) with strength present. Balanced, tall stance keeping hands at back shoulder with high back elbow; rocks into toe-tap with hands tightening deep. Direct hands working upwards through the zone on high shoulder finish; staying behind the ball with shoulders rotating upwards through contact working to get the strength in the frame to come out (94 EV). BP focused middle of the field with best swings producing lifted lindrives; stayed through middle during game with a hit to LCF. Works for left/right footwork moving body to get around the baseball and use high release arm to get rid of the ball quickly (74 MPH); can keep it firm across the diamond.

Zachary Curtis
2B / RHP / Washington Union, CA / 2020

7.26 60yd, 76 INF MPH, 82 EV
High waist, long lean medium frame showing upper half strength (7.26 60yd). Tall stance keeping hands high with flared back elbow; simple stride allows for quick and compact barrel turn looking to get on plane deep in the swing. Flat, line drive stroke worked through the middle of the field flashing more pull bat speed later in the round (82 EV); showed good AB’s during game with line drive at the 3rd baseman and BB.  Quick burst at SS with footwork pushing to get around and through the baseball; moves well laterally with glove getting out in time with body sinking into lower half. Arm is quick from the ear having a quick transition from the glove; best fitting at 2B with arm actions to fit the position (76 MPH).

Andrew Edmonds
SS / 2B / Vacaville, CA / 2020

7.20 60yd, 82 INF MPH, 92 EV
Medium frame with tight waist and more pronounced upper half strength; good game speed and ability to turn it up (7.20 60yd). Tall, high hands, flared elbows stance leaning into back hip starting the load; hands have limited movement being direct to the baseball and showing a quick bat with the ability to keep the head still and behind the baseball. Swing produced lots of hard line drives through the middle of the field working around to the pull side as the round finished up; bat-to-ball skills flashing top of the order profile (92 EV). Defense was very good staying low playing smooth with a late glove out feeding easily to the throwing arm; rhythm and timing fitting the position and impressed with his first step quickness. Made a great turn on a double-play in game showing off the arm strength and quick transition to stick in the middle of the diamond (82 MPH).

Jonathan Gazdar
SS / 2B / Northgate, CA / 2020

7.18 60yd, 85 INF MPH, 90 EV
Strong and bursty at 5-foot-11, 165-pounds, Gazdar has firm muscular strength in his frame with the ability to turn up the speed when needing it (7.18 60-yard). Bat is violent and whippy getting through the zone as he shot linedrives all around the gaps during BP. During games showed patient approach and recognized pitches taking what was given to him and looking to execute all around the field; infield single and single to LF during the games, along with the ability to shoot/drive (top exit velocity of 90 mph in 5 swings off the tee) the ball down the RF line. Clearly demonstrated he knows what to do with fastballs. An impressive offensive approach, quite advanced for a high school hitter. Footwork and glove to stick at the position bouncing around before quick arm (85 mph velocity) to the bag; defense to stay in the middle of the diamond.

Jamir Gibson
SS / 2B / San Leandro , CA / 2020

7.12 60yd, 81 INF MPH, 88 EV
High waist, medium frame with more strength in upper half and lean lower (7.12 60yd); frame could still take on some strength without affecting profile. Low hands in tall stance leaning into back hip starting load with hands working deep under control; bat snaps off the slow load staying flat through the zone and showing ability to drive balls gap-to-gap (88 EV). First step shows up with athleticism to stay in time through the baseball; understands his range and is able to play solid defense getting to the ball with easy actions. Arm strength can continue to improve, working best at 2nd right now; showed the skills to play the position moving his feet well and starting a double play turn putting the ball on a strike to the bag (81 MPH).

Bryce Gundersen
SS / 2B / Scotts Valley, CA / 2020

6.86 60yd, 82 INF MPH, 87 EV
Medium, wiry long frame with squared shoulders; athletic feet and projects to keep adding strength (6.86 60yd). Crouched, balanced stance with high back elbow keeping hands at back shoulder; foot lift gets him into the lower half as the hands pull the knob down and back towards the catcher. When controlling the forward movement allows the barrel to work upwards through the zone with quickness and square up the ball more consistently to the gaps (87 EV); squared one up at the SS in game for a hard out. Defense was very good during the game showing his range into the OF and on a top ball throwing a strike while on the move; also played well in OF closing on balls showing the athleticism translates. During Workout first step skills were present showing independent glove work allowing him to move laterally in time; arm release and ability to manipulate angles can continue to improve (82 MPH).

Luke Keaschall
SS / 2B / Aptos, CA / 2020

6.95 60yd, 82 INF MPH, 90 EV
USF Commit post-event. Athletic, high waisted frame has added strength while maintaining his bursting speed (6.95 60-yard) at 6-foot-0, 160-pounds, showing the skills to stick at shortstop and atop a lineup. Picked up two hits and a stolen base showing his game knowledge and ability to advance quickly (4.53-4.60T). Short, quick handsy stroke works the entire field and shows ability to drive the gap; can pull the barrel through keeping the hands inside the baseball to LF. Moves easily at SS with understanding of the position beating balls to spots and keeping it firm across the diamond. Played well at both middle infield spots during the game with good range. Continues to be one of the uncommitted players we feel most strongly about, consistently shows tools AND usability of the tools.

Trevor Leon
SS / 2B / St. Francis, CA / 2020

7.23 60yd, 83 INF MPH, 81 EV
Long, wiry frame with squared shoulders and length in limbs; projects well with added strength (7.23 60yd). High hands, tall stance with flared elbows; tucks body with small foot lift and hands working down balancing in back hip before swing. When on time, hands were direct to the baseball with barrel matching hand path; barrel can get around the ball but when staying inside worked the middle and pullside with line drives (81 EV). Patient in games drawing two walks and hitting a hard ground ball to third. Defense continues to be solid and consistent with quality footwork and ability to move laterally with ease; arm plays in time with body and can make throws from all angles with limited effort on throws (83 MPH). In game defense shows up with range into the OF and ability to make plays a multitude of ways.

Jeriah Lewis
SS / OF / Encinal, CA / 2020

7.01 60yd, 80 INF MPH, 85 EV
Athletic, lean muscled and long frame at 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. He flashes twitch (7.01 60-yard)  and bounce both in the INF and OF. Great understanding of his zone showing patient, yet aggressive approach on his way to being on-base three times (2 1B, CF/RF; 4.60-4.72T). Swinging a wood bat in game action, one of his line drives came off the bat at 91 mph. During BP kept his hands tight working the oppo gap with easy carry from the loose hands; gets on plane and flashed some quickness in the bat. Moved from SS/CF during the games after taking SS for his workout; feet are quick taking strong angles and keeping throws firm across the diamond. Continues to show that he is on the verge of taking his tools/athleticism to the next level of his development.

Dominic Molinaro
3B / RHP / Liberty, CA / 2020

7.51 60yd, 81 INF MPH, 82 EV
Strong, medium frame with current muscled strength showing (7.51 60yd). Balanced, tall high hands stance keeping hands still on forward stride; barrel has upward path showing flashes of bat speed and whip with it’s high finish. Worked in the middle of the field with line drives during BP picking up a hit through the 6-hole during the game. Wide and high hips playing with adjustability and fair range fitting for 3rd base; agility could translate to the corner OF spots as well. Loose arm stays compact and firm from lower slot with throws across the diamond (81 MPH).

Patrick Norton
3B / RHP / Burlingame , CA / 2020

7.37 60yd, 78 INF MPH, 94 EV
Full and muscular frame with rolled shoulders (7.37 60yd); wide build. Slight crouch with hands deep and high back elbow keeping flat bat over back shoulder; limited load with hands working directly to the baseball showing ability to keep hands tight through the turns. Flat bat flashing pull quickness and ability to manipulate the barrel to lift into the oppo gap (94 EV); quick finish cuts off some swings. Doubled down the LF line in game. The feet get wide allowing low hips and ability to field in the middle of his body; flashed decent range in workouts. Arm has some extra load working with run across the diamond from more of a mid-slot throw (78 INF).

Matt Robillard
SS / 3B / Dougherty Valley , CA / 2020

7.19 60yd, 81 INF MPH, 88 EV
Long, lanky frame with square shoulders, very projectable with space for more strength; has improved athleticism and lowered run times (7.19 60yd). Hands above the back shoulder with tall stance using back elbow tuck as rhythm; hands have slight lift with stride getting wide base and allowing for quick turns through the middle of the body. Barrel works upwards through the zone showing present bat speed keeping his head quiet behind the barrel as he uses a long one-handed finish; creates easy lift to the gaps and strength to the pullside (88 EV). Defense is solid keeping his feet in time moving through the baseball and keeping his eyes behind the baseball; plays with strong angles able to beat the ball to it’s spot. Loose arm being able to manipulate it for throws from different angles and showing the game-speed recognition of when to get rid of it (81 INF); made a great play jumping up for a liner at 2nd with quick hop. Best baseball still ahead of him.

Chris Rodriguez
3B / 2B / Sacred Heart Cathedral, CA / 2020

7.99 60yd, 73 INF MPH, 84 EV
Medium, stocky wide frame (7.99 60yd) proportional build. High hands set up with high back elbow; uses a knee tuck to get into his load and letting the longer bat path get in time with the forward momentum. Barrel creates lift on contact working best to the pullside with line drives that way (84 EV); when barrel gets out front has the ability to square up pitches with more strength. Wide footwork working around the ball to get through it; stays in time with footwork and arm swing timed up keeping throws firm as he continues to move through the baseball (73 INF).

Martin Sanchez
SS / 3B / St. Francis, CA / 2020

6.94 60yd, 84 INF MPH, 90 EV
Medium, strong lean frame with good proportions (6.94 60yd) and easy athletic ability. Balanced, deep hands having flick back early in load; drifts forward from quick load having harder front foot landing. Barrel is flat through the zone in balanced and aggressive swing lifting body through contact; worked the gaps with lifted linedrives (90 EV). Good first step reactions at SS with flowing soft glove actions at position showing good range and lateral agility; arm is loose and long getting to high release point in time with lower half (84 INF). Continues to show tools are there and multi-positional experience that can carry to the next level.

Nethaniel Stum
3B / 2B / Ripon, CA / 2020

7.99 60yd, 71 INF MPH, 89 EV
Wide, strong smaller frame with present strength (7.99 60yd). Even hands, relaxed crouched stance with hands loading deep on slight foot lift load; barrel is flat through the zone with direct hands lifting quickly over the back shoulder. When he gets into the lower half, ball has more strength off the bat and ability to shoot balls to the opposite field (89 EV). Wide feet fielding balls deep and in motion on throws to first; plays through the ball with forward momentum and makes plays on balls hit to him. Arm is compact with high release playing best at 2nd (71 MPH).

Luke Sula
3B / RHP / Clovis North , CA / 2020

7.36 60yd, 82 INF MPH, 80 EV
High waisted, young, lean and lanky frame showing space to keep growing (7.36 60yd). Slightly opened, crouched stance with hands wide from back shoulder keeping barrel vertical; hands tighten with body staying over back hip on forward foot stride. Loose and easy hands working barrel upwards through the zone with high finish; when barrel is on time showed ability to carry ball with more strength to gaps (80 EV). Easy hands working out in front with legs staying underneath him well; can keep working on having his agile feet keep moving when throwing across the diamond to keep ball firm on the move (82 INF).

Ryan Troye
3B / OF / Heritage , CA / 2020

7.37 60yd, 80 INF MPH, 94 EV
Long and wide frame with some lean strength at 6-foot-3, 200-pounds; projectable length able to take on some more muscle at the next level. The loose easy swing created lift through the middle of the field during BP and showed in-game HR power, hunting a first pitch FB and getting to it for a long HR over the LF wall. Possesses a hitter-ish presence at the plate. Posted a 94 mph exit velocity in 5 swings off the tee. Athleticism showed up with the body control moving around at 3rd and SS; made a nice play on a top ball just missing a runner and showed the angles to fit well at 3B in the future. Arm played well in getting rid of the ball easily and accurately while moving in time with his body. Raw arm strength (80 mph velocity) is usable with the release though it’s an area for improvement.

Jeter Ybarra
3B / SS / St. Francis, CA / 2020

7.51 60yd, 78 INF MPH, 89 EV
Long and lean strength in lanky body at 6-foot-3, 185-pounds; frame still has space for some added girth yet he still ‘looks the part’ with his present stature. Quick first step at the hot corner making plays in game and showing the footwork of a former SS (which he was). Athleticism and arm strength are evident and he made a great play in game on a back hand keeping a low line across the diamond. The carry he gets comes from good fundamentals with his release, with a high of 78 mph in his workout throws, which is an area of improvement for him. The LH swing stays tight allowing him to work the middle and opposite side of the field with late upward barrel speed; flashed some pull power as well. As muscle from physical maturity happens he’s a good bet to improve on the 89 mph exit velocity he showed in 5 swings off the tee.

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