Norcal Notes: Nine to Know (2024)


Blaine
Northern California Director

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - The 2022 season is in full swing, which means we've been out all around the state scouting this spring. Here are nine sophomores (2024 grads) who have drawn my interest. Click on the names to take you to the player's profile link that highlights the best of their stats, including running, throwing, Blast, TrackMan, traditional and more advanced metrics (for those we've had at events). Present rankings organized prior to seeing some of these players, otherwise there is a good chance each would be in the 2024 state rankings.

Name Pos High School Rank Notes
Andrew Bonfigli C/UTL Sonoma Valley
Athlete with energy for the position, bat is lively, aggressive with his arm, runs well, multi-position ability
Tanner Bradley RHP/OF Cardinal Newman #149 Quick arm on mound, up to 86, both CB & CHG flash as abv avg, ball hawk in CF w/extra base power at the plate
Ian Fernandez OF/C Vintage
Lean athletic w/strength, flat stroke with budding power, rangy in the OF w/clean jumps, strong accurate arm
Sam Kretsch RHP Serra #156 Long and lanky body, prototypical projection RHP, stuff sniffs mid-80s, feel for secondary, strike-thrower
Luka Pintar LHP Archbishop Mitty #151 Feel for full repertoire, long lean body w/some strength, FB plays best off CHG which flashes as future plus pitch
Anthony Scheppler 3B San Marin #141 Physical LHH hitter w/present above avg raw power that shows up as usable in games, arm plays across diamond
Rex Solle RHP Redwood (Larkspur) #55 Lean body athlete, twitchy, quick loose arm, FB up to 89 on cool February day, tight sharp CB, flashes plus CHG
Dante Vachini INF Petaluma   Uncomplicated hitter, relaxed/confident, all field approach with present gap power and more coming, rangy body
Nathan Wedderburn RHP Monterey #148 Built like a MIF, athletic actions w/clean delivery, up to mid-80s, feel for both CB & SL, CHG has swing/miss action