Rising Stars Games ID Scouting Reports: Infielders


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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ORANGE, CALIF. - The Rising Stars Games ID showcase came through SoCal with a stop at spacious and scenic Hart Park in Orange, home of the 2019 DIII National Champion Chapman Panthers and Orange Lutheran baseball teams. For many players it was an introduction to what PBR California is all about, which of course is baseball. With the 2025 class about to start their first year of high school, it was a great introduction to modern baseball with TrackMan and Blast Motion technology on hand. 

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Infielders 

Victor Cardona, Pacifica (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-7, 155-pounds. Smaller frame and build. Still hasn't hit his growth spurt.
Hit: RHH. Simple stance and swing. Feet are straight up with a slight bend in his legs. Gets some decent internal rotation as he pulls his bat back into his scalp and front foot lands from a smaller stride. Hands stay tight to body as bat works on a flat path towards the baseball. Point of contact was inconsistent.
Power: 84.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 71.00 mph. 3/5 accurate throws in defensive workout. Slower in getting to release. Arm strength will play better at 2B.
Defense: Showed solid fundamentals. Decent glove skills in fielding some difficult balls. Average feet and quickness. Projects to 2B.
Run: 8.58 runner in the 60. 

 

Luke Caruso, Sage Creek (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Medium build. Increased strength and athleticism since SD Open.
Hit: RHH. Sets up with lower hanging hands. Mild leg lift trigger as hands/bat work back into a higher elbow. Smooth on plane swing as the bat works in the zone on a more level path. Some natural loft in his swing as all batted ballls were all in the air (50% flyball, 50% LD). Pullside approach. 
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity Wall ball pullside power. Showed increases in both average distance and max distance from last march. Blast numbers are similiar but a noticable increase in rotational acceleration metrics show that he is sequencing his body more efficiently in his swing.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Average arm strength in terms of velo. Solid arm utility in terms of getting off throws quickly. Showed ability to throw from different angles. 4/5 accurate.
Defense: Clean defensive actions. Good feet that allow him to play through GBs. Stays low to the ball and takes good angles. Has ability to stay at the position.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 

 

RJP Dunne, Cathdral Catholic (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds. Small frame and build. Still hasn't hit growth spurt.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open stance, hands are relaxed and bat rested on his shoulder. Very little movement going on.  Leg kick is big yet quick and is real short to the baseball. Leaves barrel rested on shoulder when hands load back creating quite a bit of bat tilt. Consistant middle of the field approach.
Power: 78.00 max exit velocity Current singles hitter. With an above on plane efficiency of 62%, numbers show room for improvement as he develops more strength.
Arm: RH. INF - 71.00 mph. Short arm action, that will need to see an uptick in strength in order to stay on the left side of the infield
Defense: Soft hands that funnel the ball into throwing hand quickly. Has quiet feet and puts himself in a good fielding position.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

 

Ryker Galvan, Martin Luther King Riverside (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Medium build. Higher waisted. Some present athleticism. Plenty of room for growth in the frame.
Hit: RHH. More upright in his stance. Hands are loose over the plate with a vertical bat. Load is quick with hands popping back and his front leg using a minimal stride. Bat works back and in the zone nicely for a more level-uphill swing (73% on-plane efficiency). Connected with his backside at finish for a more balanced swing. 
Power: 86.00 max exit velocity Current singles hitter. 296ft max distance during BP round. Was pull-middle with approach throughout the round.
Arm: RH. INF - 71.00 mph. Longer arm action. 4/5 accurate one hops during defensive workout.
Defense: Average defensive actions. Let's the ball come to him. Clean funnel after gloving it.
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60. 

 

Tommy Goodin IV, Adolf Camarrillo  (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-1, 225-pounds. Large frame and build. Room to pack on strength.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open, crouched stance. Sets his hands low and has good rythm and timing with hands.  Toe tap load that triggers a quick hitch in his hands before firing through the zone. Present pullside power, and clears hips and hands well on inside pitches
Power: 94.00 max exit velocity. Present power that will continue to develop as he adds on strength. Above average hand speed and exit velocity shows great power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 81.00 mph. Longer arm action, but strong and accurate for 1B
Defense: Footwork needs and agility needs some improvment. Hinged at the hips and needs to work on fielding ball more out in front
Run: 8.47 runner in the 60. 

 

Jack Kelly, Cathedral Catholic (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Some size and athleticism for class and position.
Hit: RHH. Athletic in the box, bat waggle, coil leg lift, inconsistent pitch-to-pitch, young power swing.  Peak hand speed of 20.70 puts him at the average college level. Blast Motion scores 31/37/31 show needed alignment and plane improvement but a swing with potential.
Power: 82.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 67.00 mph. Arm shows some natural speed, made throws from two different angles.
Defense: Good prep step and instincts, limited laterally with a slow release, foot speed needs improvement.
Run: 8.43 runner in the 60. 

 

Luke Nash, Santana (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Medium build with sturdy base and some visible physicality.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open to start, quiet load with small toe tap. Gets into legs well and rotates quickly.  Hands work on plane through the zone with ease. Found the barrel consistently during his round.
Power: 92.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 74.00 mph. Shorter arm stroke with a lower slot, topped at 74 MPH. Will need to improve arm strength at next level.
Defense: Showed quality footwork around the IF during his defensive workout. Moved around well with some rhythm on a couple of tough plays.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

 

Joseph Norris, Notre Dame (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Sturdy frame with a semi-high waist. Strong lower half with some present strength there.
Hit: RHH. Open to start with hands rested on shoulder. Quiet load that gets into legs well.  Upward barrel path through the zone. Hands can lag at times causing the barrel to collapse. Above-average peak bat speed 72.6 MPH.
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 72.00 mph. Semi short arm path that generally plays in the MIF. Showed the ability to throw on the run, will need to improve raw arm strength at next level.
Defense: Put himself in good positions to field the ball in the IF. Showed the ability to move laterally, should work on  quickening up feet.
Run: 8.21 runner in the 60. 

 

Jacob Parnell, Frontier (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Medium build with proportional limbs and room for further development.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open stance, high hands with some movement and a small, under control weight shift.  Barrel slots in and works evenly through the zone. Some effort in the swing.
Power: 85.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 69.00 mph. Medium length arm stroke with little waisted movement. Put  throws on bags during his defensive workout.
Defense: Showed quality footwork and rhythm turning double plays and going to 3rd. Moved around the bag with some bounce and fielded balls cleanly.
Run: 8.22 runner in the 60. 

 

Jake Sakurauchi, Scripps Ranch (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-5, 110-pounds. Small build, plenty of time and room for college infield build.
Hit: RHH. Even and relaxed batting stance, hands shoulder height, two-hand finish. Sprayed soft liners pole-to-pole. Blast Motion scores 54/65/31. Above-average connection score shows ability to get aligned and in a consistent hitting position, projectable and beneficial to his swing down the line. Low rotation score puts a ceiling on his current power but growth and maturity will raise that number.
Power: 71.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 63.00 mph. Limited infield arm strength, accurate on throws to first, more to come.
Defense: Showed understanding and ability to field a groundball, moving his feet with his body well and keeping the ball centered and funneling well to his chest. `
Run: 8.01 runner in the 60. 

 

Jarren Sanderson, West Torrance (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 210-pounds. Long, athletic frame with a high waist and plenty of projection.
Hit: RHH. Open to start, low hands slot in before launch with some movement. Gets into legs well, can come out and pull off at times. Hands work even through the zone creating a large opportunity to find the barrel.
Power: 97.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Short, compact arm stroke that comes from a high slot. Showed ability to throw on the run.
Defense: Moves well for size in the IF, profiles more as a corner IF at the next level with actions to stick.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

 

Brady Stull, Chino Hills (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 140-pounds. Medium build with some athleticism. Plenty of room to fill out physically.
Hit: SH. Switch hitter, slightly open to start on right side with a quiet load and direct barrel path. Hands work through the baseball with minimal effort.  Slightly bigger load from left side with solid rhythm and barrel control.  Found the barrel consistently in his rounds of BP, physical advancements will help with the power game.
Power: 81.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 71.00 mph. Short, clean arm action that plays in the MIF, topped at 71 MPH across the diamond.
Defense: Moved around well showcasing quality actions in the IF. Fielded balls in rhythm and showed some lateral range.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60. 

 

Jacob Talbott, Yorba Linda (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Lean, athletic build with room to add healthy mass.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, active hands with a small hitch. Small leg kick initiates weight shift forward. Stays balanced athletic all the way through.  Showed feel for the barrel during his BP round. Bat stays level through the zone with current gap to gap power. Projects for more.
Power: 87.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 81.00 mph. Compact arm stroke that should stick in the MIF. Little waisted movement, peaked at 81 MPH across the diamond.
Defense: Above average movements in the IF. Was quick, but under control and showed lateral quickness to both sides. Fielded balls cleanly.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

 

Christian Tapia, Yorba Linda (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-6, 145-pounds. Small frame, gets the most out of size and strength, early signs of potential speed.
Hit: RHH. Narrow and upright batting stance, slightly open front foot, gets his money’s worth with each swing. Showed rotation in his swing, projecting line drive power. Smoked a line drive to dead center at 276.5 ft.
Power: 78.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 72.00 mph. Quick-release, quality infield throwing mechanics, adequate defense from SS but will go as far on the left side as his arm can take him as he moves up in competition.
Defense: Baseball feel, smooth fielding mechanics, grinder look, sound transfers on double-plays.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

 

Matthew Yarc, Ruben S. Ayala (CA), 2024

Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds. Strong frame with down the line size potential.
Hit: RHH. Wide and athletic stance in the box, low hands, two-hand finish. Toe-tap load with some coil and pull side actions.  Blast Motion scores 31/51/59. Trouble staying on s consistent swing plane but posseses good feel for swing alignment and at best building up bat speed to create power efficiency.
Power: 82.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 75.00 mph. Conventional release and velocity across the diamond. Got rid of the ball quickly, making accuarate throws to first.
Defense: Showed infield athleticism, stays low, good hands overall.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 



UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
2021 PBR Future Games (California Invite) CA 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/28 LakePoint Sports
PBR West Coast Games (California Invite) CA 08/13 UNLV & College of Southern Nevada
Northern California Academic Games CA 10/16 Menlo College


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