Central Valley Preseason ID: Pitcher Analysis


Blaine Clemmens
Northern California Director of Scouting

FRESNO, CA - Today we take a look at infielders from the Central Valley Preseason ID Showcase, held at Fresno City College on Sunday, January 13th. We've covered OutfieldersCatchers, Infielders, and Quick Hits on some standouts from the event. Player stats are also available for review.

NOTE: Players are listed in no particular order. Be sure to click on the player profile for full video from this event and more notes from other viewings.

Alfredo Capacete II

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Etiwanda
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Easton Prime
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
76
Max FB
(01/13/19)
74 - 75
FB
(01/13/19)
59 - 63
CB
(01/13/19)
65 - 67
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
74 - 75
CB
59 - 63
CH
65 - 67
Position
8.63
60-yard
(01/13/19)
72
INF Velo
(01/13/19)
84
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
8.63
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Strong frame on 5-foot-8 160-pound body, stout proportions throughout, good body control, delivery worked well, controlled stride down slope with good direction, firm stride leg, good finish, front side glove pulls through which loses some opportunity for better extension. Overhand slot, arm works well, good focus throughout pen session, occasional fastball (74-76 mph) angle but many pitches up, good spin on curveball (59-63 mph) with 12/5 shape, release was a bit early, as he develops better extension he has a chance to have an above average high school curveball, showed best feel for the change-up (65-67 mph) and kept it down.

Benjamin Silva

Class of 2021 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: C.K. McClatchy
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Best speed baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(01/13/19)
77 - 79
FB
(01/13/19)
65 - 67
CB
(01/13/19)
72 - 73
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
65 - 67
CH
72 - 73
Position
8.17
60-yard
(01/13/19)
72
INF Velo
(01/13/19)
89
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
8.17
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
89

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Big 6-foot-2 200-pound body type, large frame, potential to develop into a very physical body. Performed as a 2-way player; high-3/4 slot on mound, easy arm action, showed feel of the ball, mostly an upper body delivery at this point, as he incorporates the lower half more there is room for significant velocity increase. Fastball life was better than the overall velocity (77-80 mph) but the desired velocity will come. Bigger type curveball (65-67 mph), spin was fairly loose (perhaps just needs to grip tighter) and was released a bit early, kept change-up down (73-75 mph). Quality pitcher to keep track of in the coming years.

Brandon Hernandez

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Mt. Whitney
    State: CA
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(01/13/19)
79 - 80
FB
(01/13/19)
69 - 70
CB
(01/13/19)
76 - 78
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
79 - 80
CB
69 - 70
CH
76 - 78
Position
7.85
60-yard
(01/13/19)
78
INF Velo
(01/13/19)
80
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
7.85
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
80

Scouting Report

1/13/19 Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Lean wiry athletic 5-foot-10 150-pounds, participated as 2-way player. On mound he showed off a quick arm and a delivery similar to many middle infielders, stabbing and quick arm action, quick paced athletic delivery with some aggressive arm action, good direction down slope with good body control, slightly opens front foot early, three quality pitches for high school level, fastball 79-80 mph, curveball with nice spin and late action (69-71 mph), change-up (76-78 mph) with late diving action that is capable of being an out-pitch. Competitive demeanor on the mound.

Arthur Soto

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Archbishop Mitty
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Dub Dynasty
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
(01/13/19)
77 - 78
FB
(01/13/19)
56 - 64
CB
(01/13/19)
67 - 68
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 78
CB
56 - 64
CH
67 - 68
Position
7.33
60-yard
(01/13/19)
83
OF Velo
(01/13/19)
92
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
7.33
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Strong and lean athletic body at 6-foot-0 170-pounds, participated as 2-way player; On mound displayed overhand slot, high knee lift, loose backside arm action with some inversion, has arm speed that suggests more velocity can come, good direction though opens up stride foot early, spins off aggressively as his arm is working to get extension, fastball fairly straight (77-79 mph), flashed one biting curveball (63-64 mph) but others slipped out a bit early as he was overthrowing it a bit, stretch curveballs were much slower (56-57 mph), showed feel of change-up (67-68 mph), occasionally pushed and got under that pitch but it was the pitch with which he controlled his delivery best.

Dalton Alford

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Kingsburg
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Marlins
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 162lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
76
Max FB
(01/13/19)
74 - 75
FB
(01/13/19)
60 - 61
CB
(01/13/19)
67 - 68
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
74 - 75
CB
60 - 61
CH
67 - 68
Position
8.01
60-yard
(01/13/19)
75
INF Velo
(01/13/19)
80
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
8.01
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
80

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Long and lanky body type on 6-foot-3 151-pound frame that clearly has ample opportunity to fill in as he matures. Performed as a 2-way player; On mound he did some intriguing things, high energy delivery, lanky proportions with lots of leg/arm movement, backside arm action makes timing a little inconsistent with that deep backside stab action, loose arm with some arm speed, good direction with stride, as pen session went along he got more comfortable and got better, fastball control was spotty (74-76 mph), showed ability to finish big curveball (60-61 mph), best pitch was change-up (66-68 mph) that he throws aggressively and gets good action on.

Hunter Kelly

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: River City
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: SSC
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/L

Statistics

Pitching
72
Max FB
(01/13/19)
70 - 72
FB
(01/13/19)
59 - 63
CB
(01/13/19)
66 - 67
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
72
FB
70 - 72
CB
59 - 63
CH
66 - 67
Position
7.91
60-yard
(01/13/19)
75
OF Velo
(01/13/19)
88
Exit Velo
(05/27/19)
Position
60-yard
8.03
OF Velo
72
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.91
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
65

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Medium 5-foot-10 195-pound frame with thickness in lower half; wider shoulders showing growing strength in the upper half. Performed as a 2-way player. On mound has overhand slot, good body control, longer backside arm action with some wrap/wrist curl, strength in delivery with compact actions and smooth delivery, some spin off the stride foot on fastball (70-72 mph) at landing takes away some extension, direction and finish best on secondary pitches and in particular the curveball which is his best pitch, big curveball (59-63 mph) with rolling action that keeps on coming deep into the zone, displayed some feel of the straight change-up (66-67 mph). 

Anthony DiSantis

Class of 2022 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: C.K. McClatchy
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Best Speed Baseball
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
76
Max FB
(01/13/19)
75 - 76
FB
(01/13/19)
62 - 63
CB
(01/13/19)
67 - 69
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
75 - 76
CB
62 - 63
CH
67 - 69
Position
8.21
60-yard
(01/13/19)
70
INF Velo
(01/13/19)
76
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
8.21
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
76

Scouting Report

1/13/19 Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Lean 6-foot-1 140-pound body type, long and angular with some wiry strength, shallow backside arm action, overhand slot, hides ball well, starts with low hand set, twist at top of lift, good direction down slope with slight cross body stride, stride foot opens to point directly at catcher at foot strike, displayed good body control, works quick and seems confident, could develop better finish by using lower body more, strength gains will help that, fastball (75-76 mph) fairly straight, curveball with 11/6 shape (62-63 mph) and solid feel of straight change-up (68-69 mph). Given status as a freshman he possesses some favorable velocity projectability as he physically matures.

Mitchell Kley

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Alpha Charter
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Hac-Man Baseball
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
74
Max FB
(01/13/19)
71 - 73
FB
(01/13/19)
61 - 63
CB
(01/13/19)
67 - 70
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
74
FB
71 - 73
CB
61 - 63
CH
67 - 70
Position
7.53
60-yard
(01/13/19)
2.25 - 2.35
Pop Time
77
OF Velo
(10/06/19)
73
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
(05/31/19)
4.76
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.75
OF Velo
77
Exit Velo
80
Position
60-yard
7.56
OF Velo
76
Exit Velo
80
Position
60-yard
7.53
OF Velo
74
Exit Velo
79

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Narrow and lean 5-foot-10 140-pounds on medium frame with length in legs; ability to add strength to frame as he matures. Performed as a 2-way player. On mound 3/4 slot, sling arm action, arm strength still developing on mound, lower body and upper body can sync up a bit better, can stay closed a bit longer to create more energy, fastball with some run (71-74 mph), best pitch is fading (67-70 mph) change-up, curveball (61-63 mph) came out a little early which limits the bite. All can be enhanced as his lower body develops and can get to better extension.

Mark Fairweather

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Valley Christian
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CCB Elite 2019
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(01/13/19)
82 - 83
FB
(01/13/19)
72 - 73
CB
(01/13/19)
78 - 80
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
82 - 83
CB
72 - 73
CH
78 - 80
Position
7.37
60-yard
(01/13/19)
85
OF Velo
(01/13/19)
93
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
7.37
OF Velo
85
Exit Velo
93

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Solidly built, compact medium sized 5-foot-11 170-pound frame; sloped shoulders and a high waist with lean strength throughout. Performed as a 2-way player. On mound similar slot, whippy strong arm, sling arm action, rotational delivery, aggressive with arm, athletic delivery, bit of a heel landing with stride leg, fastball 82-83 mph with some arm side life, best pitch snappy 10/4 shaped curveball 72-73 mph, firm change-up 78-80 possibly can work as BP type fastball. Stuff has a chance to play up quite a bit in the warmer spring weather.

Julian Wagner

Class of 2019 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Del Campo
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA - Sacramento
  • Height: 6-4
    Weight: 189lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 81
FB
63 - 66
CB
68 - 70
CH
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 78
CB
64 - 65
CH
66 - 69

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Long lanky 6-foot-4 189-pounds, ample room to fill out, long arms and legs, overhead slot, loose arm, strength gains will greatly enhance his stuff, some rotational spin off at finish of delivery, slight cross body stride and hips work early, bit of an upright finish, sinking fastball at 77-79 mph and with more extension there could be MORE sink/life, curveball with some rolling action 64-65 mph, best pitch was 66-69 mph change-up with some fade looks to be a good ground ball pitch.

Ethan Padilla

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Bella Vista
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Best Speed
  • Height: 6-5
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
76
Max FB
74 - 75
FB
61 - 65
CB
69 - 72
CH
Pitching
Max FB
76
FB
73 - 75
CB
60 - 61
CH
67 - 68
Position
8.13
60-yard
(01/13/19)
69
INF Velo
(01/13/19)
84
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
8.13
INF Velo
69
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Continues to grow, now up to 6-foot-5 210-pounds and as a young man he still has more growth ahead, XL frame with long legs showing high waist and sloped shoulders; not a finished product by any means. Performed as a 2-way player. High-3/4 slot approaching overhand, short stride that he controls well, as his lower body gains more functional strength his extension can continue to improve and enhance the life of his stuff, fastball 73-76 mph and fairly straight, best pitch is big curveball 60-61 mph and that pitch can still improve with some tighter spin, floating change-up 67-68 mph, still quite young and growing into a big body is the key to his future development.

Trevor Shepherd

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Paraclete
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Trosky
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(01/13/19)
78 - 80
FB
(01/13/19)
68 - 71
CB
(01/13/19)
69 - 71
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
78 - 80
CB
68 - 71
CH
69 - 71
Position
7.64
60-yard
(09/13/20)
2.01 - 2.16
Pop Time
(09/13/20)
79
INF Velo
(09/13/20)
77
C Velo
(09/13/20)
91
Exit Velo
(09/13/20)
Position
60-yard
7.64
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.16
INF Velo
79
C Velo
77
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.69
Pop Time
2.07 - 2.12
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
81
Trackman - Hitting
94.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(09/13/20)
89.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(09/13/20)
259
Distance (avg)
(09/13/20)
346
Distance (max)
(09/13/20)
43
Hard Hit %
(09/13/20)
100
Sweet Spot %
(09/13/20)
71
Line Drive %
(09/13/20)
14.3
Fly Ball %
(09/13/20)
14
Ground Ball %
(09/13/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
89.1
Distance (avg)
259
Distance (max)
346
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.1
Hand Speed (max)
(09/13/20)
22.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(09/13/20)
72.3
Bat Speed (max)
(09/13/20)
69.1
Bat Speed (avg)
(09/13/20)
23.7
Rot. Acc (max)
(09/13/20)
13.9
Rot. Acc (avg)
(09/13/20)
62
On Plane Eff (avg)
(09/13/20)
69
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(09/13/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.1
Hand Speed (avg)
22.6
Bat Speed (max)
72.3
Bat Speed (avg)
69.1
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Long, lean 5-foot-11 150-pounds with length in legs and projectable medium frame; room to add strength as he matures. Performed as a 2-way player. On mound showed three quality pitches, overhand slot, stabbing backside arm action, loose and quick arm, good body control and good hips, stuff has some life, fastball 79-81 mph with decent sink, tight 11/6 curveball 68-71 mph, best pitch was 69-71 mph change-up he threw with good feel, lots to like with him, in all regards. Stuff will play up in warmer spring weather, good chance to be a competitive high school pitcher.

Daylon Yount

Class of 2021 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Kerman
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Fresno Dukes
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
69
Max FB
(01/13/19)
65 - 66
FB
(01/13/19)
54 - 56
CB
(01/13/19)
63 - 64
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
69
FB
65 - 66
CB
54 - 56
CH
63 - 64
Position
7.63
60-yard
(01/13/19)
68
INF Velo
(01/13/19)
83
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
7.63
INF Velo
68
Exit Velo
83

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Young body type on long, medium 5-foot-11 155-pound frame with length in the core and lower half while showing sloping shoulders; lean with the ability to add strength. Performed as a 2-way player. On mound overhand slot, pitched entirely out of stretch, does a lot on his heels at beginning of delivery and as he strides, works quick and has some confidence, good extension with his fastball (65-55 mph) that had some slippery movement and run, tumbling slow curveball (54-56 mph), showed feel of change-up with some cut (63-64 mph), overall showed solid feel for the ball and the zone.

Sean Switzer

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Inderkum
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Natomas Devil Dogs
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
73
Max FB
(01/13/19)
71 - 73
FB
(01/13/19)
63 - 64
CB
(01/13/19)
67 - 68
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
73
FB
71 - 73
CB
63 - 64
CH
67 - 68
Position
7.42
60-yard
(01/13/19)
72
OF Velo
(01/13/19)
84
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
7.42
OF Velo
72
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Wide large frame showing thick core on 6-foot-1 210-pound body, length in legs and strength in lower half; linebacker build with agility in lower half. Performed as a 2-way player. On mound has high-3/4 slot, worked with good pace, short compact arm action, some funk as separates hands creates some arm momentum for him, fastball 71-73 mph was fairly straight, curveball 63-64 mph could get more action with some tighter spin, best pitch was 67-68 mph change-up.

Ryan Speer

Class of 2020 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Argonaut
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Best Speed
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(01/13/19)
77 - 79
FB
(01/13/19)
61 - 64
CB
(01/13/19)
69 - 74
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
77 - 79
CB
61 - 64
CH
69 - 74
Position
8.03
60-yard
(01/13/19)
2.05 - 2.19
Pop Time
(01/13/19)
71
C Velo
(01/13/19)
89
Exit Velo
(01/13/19)
Position
60-yard
8.03
Pop Time
2.05 - 2.19
C Velo
71
Exit Velo
89

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Large 6-foot-2 200-pound body on big frame with higher waist and showing budding physical strength throughout. Performed as a 2-way player. On mound overhand slot, loose arm, controlled backside arm action, good direction down slope, strong delivery, stride leg has good stability and can create some leverage, gets to decent extension with good deceleration, has some power in the body, fastball 77-81 mph fairly straight but aggressive to the zone, curveball 12/6 shape with occasional biting action (61-64 mph) but mostly a tumbling roll, change-up 69-74 mph with solid feel to indicate it's a usable pitch.

Kadon Floro

Class of 2021 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Buhach Colony
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Placentia Mustangs
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
(01/13/19)
78 - 79
FB
(01/13/19)
62 - 65
CB
(01/13/19)
67 - 70
CH
(01/13/19)
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
78 - 79
CB
62 - 65
CH
67 - 70
Position
7.38
60-yard
(07/10/20)
74
INF Velo
(07/10/20)
88
Exit Velo
(07/10/20)
Position
60-yard
7.38
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.93
INF Velo
66
Exit Velo
85

Scouting Report

1/13/19 - Central Valley Preseason I.D. - Stout and strong body type on sturdy 5-foot-11 205-pound frame, competed as 2-way player. On mound has some presence starting with how he hides his eyes behind his glove, overhand slot, good direction down slope, slight cross body stride, powers the ball out of his hand, compact delivery and arm action, fastball 78-79 mph with some lively movement, curveball starts with some wrist wrap and gets nice spin on that pitch (62-65 mph), lots of run on his change-up (67-70 mph) which is his best pitch. Seems to have an idea of what he wants to do with the ball and each of his pitches.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Northern California Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) CA 01/27 San Joaquin Delta College
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/03 The Max
Solano-Sac Junior Future Games Trials CA 02/24 Vacaville Christian HS
SoCal Junior Future Games Trials CA 03/09 O'Malley Field - Harvard Westlake
East Bay Junior Future Games Trials CA 03/24 Athenian School
North Bay Junior Future Games Trials CA 04/28 Clyde P. Smith Field - Cardinal Newman HS
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