Far North Preseason ID Stats Leaders


Blaine Clemmens
Northern CA Director of Scouting

CHICO, CA - We made a trip up to California's Far North region last Saturday, our latest stop 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 posted our Quick Hits on Thursday and today we look at the Stats Leaders from the event.

STAT LEADERS

Top 60-yd Times:

Handheld stopwatch timed 60 yard dash from a base-stealing start position

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Blake Tweedt CA Red Bluff 2020 OF 6.66
2 Chris Wagner CA Whitney 2021 OF 6.70
3 Nino LaRoccaa CA Chico 2021 SS 6.75
4 Justin Sullivan CA Cardinal Newman 2021 2B 6.81
5 Cooper Thacker CA Pleasant Valley 2020 SS 6.84
^ Mario Johnson CA Valhalla 2020 C 6.84
6 Taylor Wake CA Rocklin 2021 C 6.88
7 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 6.94
8 Jake Hamman CA Chico 2021 OF 6.97
9 Eli Rainey CA Chico 2021 RHP 7.00
10 Joey Van Dusen CA Chico 2021 OF 7.03
11 Jacob Flener CA Pleasant Valley 2021 SS 7.06
12 Colton Daugherty CA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 7.13
13 Trent Van Nuys CA Pleasant Valley 2022 SS 7.16

Top Exit Velocities:

Prior to live BP on the field, players worked off a tee with a radar gun reading the exit speeds

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Eli Rainey CA Chico 2021 RHP 93
2 Jake Hamman CA Chico 2021 OF 91
3 Colton Daugherty CA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 89
4 Spencer Lee CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 88
^ Chris Wagner CA Whitney 2021 OF 88
5 Blake Tweedt CA Red Bluff 2020 OF 87
^ Justin Sullivan CA Cardinal Newman 2021 2B 87
6 Mario Johnson CA Valhalla 2020 C 86
^ Jacob Cullen CA Vista Del Lago 2022 C 86
^ Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 86
^ Nolan LaRiviere CA Scotts Valley High School 2021 C 86
^ Reed Alexander CA Corning 2022 C 86
7 Carter Lyons CA Pleasant Valley 2021 SS 85
^ Jacob Flener CA Pleasant Valley 2021 SS 85
8 Asa Martinez CA Del Oro 2023 C 84
^ J-P Smith II CA Granite Bay 2022 C 84
^ Trevor Coates CA Red Bluff 2021 2B 84
9 Jordan Riley CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 83

Top Positional Velocities - Infielders:

Infielders took ground balls at 3B, SS, 1B to show off their raw arm strength and glove skills

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Chris Wagner CA Whitney 2021 OF 83
2 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 80
3 J-P Smith II CA Granite Bay 2022 C 79
4 Cooper Thacker CA Pleasant Valley 2020 SS 78
5 Jacob Flener CA Pleasant Valley 2021 SS 77
6 Caden Duggan CA Chico 2021 2B 76
^ Justin Sullivan CA Cardinal Newman 2021 2B 76
^ Nino LaRoccaa CA Chico 2021 SS 76
7 Spencer Lee CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 75
^ Reed Alexander CA Corning 2022 C 75
^ Carter Lyons CA Pleasant Valley 2021 SS 75
8 Samuel Hurley CA Rio Linda 2023 SS 74
^ Payton Davies CA Pleasant Valley 2023 LHP 74
9 Trent Van Nuys CA Pleasant Valley 2022 SS 73

Top Positional Velocities - Outfielders:

Outfielders took ground balls in RF with throws to 3rd base to show raw arm strength and ball skills

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Blake Tweedt CA Red Bluff 2020 OF 87
2 Eli Rainey CA Chico 2021 RHP 86
^ Colton Daugherty CA Pleasant Valley 2020 OF 86
^ Jordan Riley CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 86
3 Jake Hamman CA Chico 2021 OF 85
4 Joey Van Dusen CA Chico 2021 OF 84
^ Chris Wagner CA Whitney 2021 OF 84
5 Michael Ryan CA Gridley 2023 OF 82
6 Justin Sullivan CA Cardinal Newman 2021 2B 81
7 Donovan Crook CA San Ramon Valley 2022 3B 80
8 Adrian Figueroa CA Willows 2023 LHP 76

Top Positional Velocities - Catchers:

Catchers showed off their footwork and catch/throw skills with 5 pop times to 2nd base

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Jacob Cullen CA Vista Del Lago 2022 C 77
2 Nolan LaRiviere CA Scotts Valley High School 2021 C 76
^ Ryan Edwards CA Chico 2022 RHP 76
3 Mario Johnson CA Valhalla 2020 C 74
4 Reed Alexander CA Corning 2022 C 73
^ J-P Smith II CA Granite Bay 2022 C 73
5 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 72
6 Taylor Wake CA Rocklin 2021 C 71
^ Asa Martinez CA Del Oro 2023 C 71

Top Catcher Pop Times:

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 J-P Smith II CA Granite Bay 2022 C 1.91-2.02
2 Ryan Edwards CA Chico 2022 RHP 1.94-2.09
3 Mario Johnson CA Valhalla 2020 C 1.98-2.07
4 Jacob Cullen CA Vista Del Lago 2022 C 2.07-2.14
5 Nolan LaRiviere CA Scotts Valley High School 2021 C 2.07-2.15
6 Zane Denton CA Las Plumas 2023 C 2.12-2.19
7 Reed Alexander CA Corning 2022 C 2.13-2.19
8 Taylor Wake CA Rocklin 2021 C 2.16-2.22
9 Asa Martinez CA Del Oro 2023 C 2.19-2.24

Top Max FB Velocity:

Below are the top fastballs from the event, from 15-pitch pen sessions on the main diamond mound

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Eli Rainey CA Chico 2021 RHP 86 mph
2 Joey Van Dusen CA Chico 2021 OF 84 mph
^ Dustin Niles CA Foothill 2020 RHP 84 mph
3 Ryan Edwards CA Chico 2022 RHP 83 mph
4 Jordan Riley CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 80 mph
5 Spencer Lee CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 78 mph
6 Payton Davies CA Pleasant Valley 2023 LHP 76 mph

Top FB Velocity Range:

Rank Name State School Class Pos FB
1 Eli Rainey CA Chico 2021 RHP 84-86 mph
2 Dustin Niles CA Foothill 2020 RHP 82-84 mph
3 Joey Van Dusen CA Chico 2021 OF 82-83 mph
4 Ryan Edwards CA Chico 2022 RHP 81-83 mph
5 Jordan Riley CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 78-79 mph
6 Spencer Lee CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 76-78 mph
7 Payton Davies CA Pleasant Valley 2023 LHP 74-76 mph

Top CB Velocity Range:

Rank Name State School Class Pos CB
1 Joey Van Dusen CA Chico 2021 OF 72-73 mph
2 Dustin Niles CA Foothill 2020 RHP 70-71 mph
3 Spencer Lee CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 67-68 mph
4 Taylor Wake CA Rocklin 2021 C 61-62 mph

Top CH Velocity Range:

Rank Name State School Class Pos CH
1 Eli Rainey CA Chico 2021 RHP 77-79 mph
2 Joey Van Dusen CA Chico 2021 OF 75-76 mph
^ Ryan Edwards CA Chico 2022 RHP 75-76 mph
3 Dustin Niles CA Foothill 2020 RHP 74-76 mph
4 Spencer Lee CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 70-72 mph
^ Payton Davies CA Pleasant Valley 2023 LHP 70-72 mph
5 Jordan Riley CA Pleasant Valley 2023 RHP 66-67 mph

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Winter Update Series powered by Mike Murphy Baseball CA 02/08 MMB - Walnut Creek
SoCal Underclass Games ID - Los Angeles CA 02/09 O'Malley Family Field
Winter Update Series powered by EM Sports CA 02/10 EM Sports - Rancho Cucamonga
Norcal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/06 Islanders Field - Lathrop
SoCal Underclass Games (INVITE ONLY) CA 06/13 Hart Park
SoCal ProCase CA 06/14 Hart Park
2020 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/29 LakePoint Sports

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