Far North Preseason ID MIF


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

CHICO, CA - We made a trip up to California's Far North region on 2/1/20, one of our January stops on the road to the California State Games. The event had a roster of nearly 40 players in attendance. As per usual, the players were put through a pro-style workout that included the 60-yard sprint, a round of batting practice, defensive workouts at respective positions, and concluded with bullpen sessions for pitchers.

Most of the players were attending their first ever PBR California event, giving us a first look at these players in a showcase setting. Some we had seen in previous game action and a couple we had seen in other PBR events, as well at the Area Code tryouts last summer.

We've previously posted our Quick HitsStats, and Catchers. Click on the player's name for access to his full profile, including all reports and videos we have for that player. Players who were included in the Quick Hits piece are NOT included within the positional reports.

MIDDLE INFIELDERS

Conner Barth

Class of 2024 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2024
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Woodcreek
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: NorCal U
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.24
60-yard
(08/14/20)
75
INF Velo
(08/14/20)
90
Exit Velo
(08/14/20)
Position
60-yard
7.24
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.49
INF Velo
69
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.28
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Hitting
94.90
Exit Speed (max)
(08/14/20)
83.96
Exit Speed (avg)
(08/14/20)
186
Distance (avg)
(08/14/20)
341
Distance (max)
(08/14/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
94.9
Exit Speed (avg)
83.96
Distance (avg)
186
Distance (max)
341
Ground Ball %
Fly Ball %
Hard Hit %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
83.91
Exit Speed (avg)
64.7
Distance (avg)
169
Distance (max)
298
Ground Ball %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
23.60
Hand Speed (max)
(08/14/20)
21.94
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/14/20)
73.40
Bat Speed (max)
(08/14/20)
71.32
Bat Speed (avg)
(08/14/20)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
23.6
Hand Speed (avg)
21.94
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
71.32
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19.39
Bat Speed (max)
72.8
Bat Speed (avg)
68.89
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

Body: 5-foot-10, 154-pounds. Lean, strong, streamlined, physical young body
Hit: RHH. Tall set-up, even weight distribution, balance throughout swing, stays behind ball, slight lift, fast hands, impressive bat speed/power for an 8th grader
Power: 78 mph EV off tee (BP round showed better than this drill)
Arm: RH - 72 MIF - Slightly deep backside, ball comes out well, raw arm will continue to improve
Defense: Stays below ball, aggressive close on the ball, fields a bit deep, closed outside hip/foot when fielding ball, hands soft enough, looks like he will 'stick' his nose in there and make plays
Run: 7.28 60-yard


Trevor Coates

Class of 2021 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Red Bluff
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Chico Aces
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.25
60-yard
(02/01/20)
68
INF Velo
(02/01/20)
84
Exit Velo
(02/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.25
INF Velo
68
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

Body: 5-foot-11, 150-pounds. Lean & long lower body, projectable frame, well-proportioned
Hit: RHH. Wide balanced set-up, arm bar load, aggressive top hand grip, rotational upper body swing, decent hip turn and lower body control, slashing type swing, good hand speed
Power: 84 mph EV off tee
Arm: RH - 68 MIF - Fairly compact on backside, momentum through ball will enhance the arm
Defense: Displayed sure hands, went to backhand well, stops at ball when fielding, stays below the ball, seems determined to not have a ball get through him, gritty defender
Run: 7.25 60-yard


Caden Duggan

Class of 2021 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Chico
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Chico Aces
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.50
60-yard
(02/01/20)
76
INF Velo
(02/01/20)
75
Exit Velo
(02/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.5
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
75

Scouting Report

Body: 5-foot-6, 135-pounds. Average athletic body type, looks like there is still a growth spurt coming
Hit: RHH. Starts slightly open, strides slightly closed, good rhythm, balanced swing though with some hip drift and aggressive stride, strong top hand finish had him a bit in and out of the zone
Power: 75 mph EV off tee
Arm: RH - 76 MIF - Compact backside arm action though elbow a bit high/inverted
Defense: Patterns feet well, soft hands, reads ground balls well, stays below the ball, two strides to throw, displayed good body control
Run: 7.50 60-yard


Samuel Hurley

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Rio Linda
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Nor Cal Ballers
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 130lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.75
60-yard
(02/01/20)
74
INF Velo
(02/01/20)
65
Exit Velo
(02/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.75
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
65

Scouting Report

Body: 5-foot-9, 130-pounds. Lean lithe young body with projectable upper body frame
Hit: RHH. Tall set-up, could incorporate more flexion in lower half, weight shifts to front side, slightly closed stride, hands work easy, worked middle of the field, maintained balanced head though with considerable hip slide, strength gains will tell more of the story
Power: 65 mph EV off tee
Arm: RH - 74 MIF - Clean backside arm action
Defense: Calm & efficient footwork, quiet fielder, soft hands, maintains momentum though the ball, good body control, range is limited by footspeed but has positive fielding attributes
Run: 7.75 60-yard


Nino LaRoccaa

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Chico
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Chico Aces
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.75
60-yard
(02/01/20)
76
INF Velo
(02/01/20)
95
Exit Velo
(10/03/20)
Position
60-yard
6.94
INF Velo
67
Exit Velo
95
Position
60-yard
6.75
INF Velo
76
Exit Velo
78
Trackman - Hitting
83.81
Exit Speed (max)
(10/03/20)
76.56
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/03/20)
193
Distance (avg)
(10/03/20)
270
Distance (max)
(10/03/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
83.81
Exit Speed (avg)
76.56
Distance (avg)
193
Distance (max)
270
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %

Scouting Report

Body: 5-foot-9, 145-pounds. Athletic body type, lean, put together well
Hit: RHH. Tall balanced set-up with good weight distribution, high knee lift with longish stride, creates rhythm energy with lower body, slightly closed stride indicates a middle-away approach, handsy swing, works inside, sees ball well, quiet head, relaxed and confident BP round
Power: 78 mph EV off tee
Arm: RH - 76 MIF - Compact arm stroke works well for MIF
Defense: Sets-up well, quiet efficient feet, soft hands, went to backhand well, confident fielder, plays low and athletically though the ball, range both left and right is good
Run: 6.75 60-yard

Carter Lyons

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Pleasant Valley
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Chico Aces Red
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.46
60-yard
(02/01/20)
75
INF Velo
(02/01/20)
85
Exit Velo
(02/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.46
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
85

Scouting Report

Body: 6-foot-0, 145-pounds. Long lean body with some lower body strength, rangy upper body
Hit: RHH. Starts with narrow open stance, stays behind ball, good rhythm, hands work well, quiet and easy, flat swing, sprayed line drives, with more strength the hit tools will continue to grow
Power: 85 mph EV off tee
Arm: RH - 75 MIF - Loose arm, fairly compact, feels like there is more velo yet to come
Defense: Skilled footwork, keeps left hip/foot open to the high side, creates on-line energy for throws, soft hands, went to backhand well, played through slow roller with body control
Run: 7.46 60-yard


Trent Van Nuys

Class of 2022 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Pleasant Valley
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Chico Suns
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.16
60-yard
(02/01/20)
73
INF Velo
(02/01/20)
82
Exit Velo
(02/01/20)
Position
60-yard
7.16
INF Velo
73
Exit Velo
82

Scouting Report

Body: 5-foot-11, 160-pounds. Average build for age with sturdy frame 
Hit: RHH. Tall balanced set-up with quiet heel lift starting his stride, upward path at contact, somewhat inside out, hands appear to be strong, creates some leverage against front side and works to stay behind the ball, some strength w/chance to develop some gap to gap pop
Power: 82 mph EV off tee
Arm: RH - 73 MIF - Clean backside arm action, minimal effort to get throws off
Defense: Good technique with feet, sees and reads ball well, backhand plays were impressive with ability to stay low and get rid of ball quickly, creates energy through the ball, could create better timing of feet and arm to quicken the release on balls at him
Run: 7.16 60-yard


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SoCal ProCase CA 06/14 Hart Park
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