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SoCal Upperclass ID Camp - Royal II


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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Irvine, CA - The Prep Baseball Report - California ID event provided a platform for SoCal players to showcase their skills after a summer of training. Despite the restrictions throughout the state the showing was a successful one. From batting practice home runs to curve balls for strikes, many of the players have not missed a beat. There is always work to do on the baseball field and the players showed that they are continuing to work hard. 

Baseball technology in the form of Trackman and Blast Motion continues to be a wonderful tool to evaluate players. Blast Motion provides three scores in the form of Plane, Connection and Rotation on a 20-80 scale. This helps paint a clear picture of what Blast Motion is tracking and what the player excels and does not excel at. With this score players are provided explanation and tips for improvement. As always, pen to paper scouting notes and eye tests from the scouting staff are hard at work. The combination of technology and in person scouting continue to strengthen reporting. 

SCOUTING REPORTS

 

Doug Pyle, La Salle College Prep (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-3, 171-pounds.
Defense: Corner-outfield ability, long strides, glove to ground.
Arm: RH.   OF - 87 mph. Arm strength on display, let it fly, 4/5 on throws.
Hit: RHH. Tall setup with some stiffness, swing actions look good, high finish. Blast Motion scores of 63/65/57. Above-average plane and connection scores project high pane efficiency and contact ability now and in the future.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Let his arm do most the work, long arms and legs, command.
FB: T87, 82-86 mph. Showed well side-to-side, maxed at 87, potential for more.
CB: 69-72 mph. Quality high school curve, ground ball pitch, swing and miss potential.
CH: 73-77 mph. Show me change, developing, needs more speed differential from fastball.

Cameron DeJournett, Woodcrest Christian (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-9, 172-pounds.
Defense: Choppy footwork, transferred well, 4/5 on throws.
Arm: RH.   OF - 71 mph. Small frame with a quick release, longer arm swing and long toss needed.
Hit: RHH. Athletic base, shifts weight back before loading, one-hand finish.  Blast Motion scores of 52/57/39. Scored well on plane and connection, showing he gets in a good position to hit and the bat has contact ability.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

George Cordero, Redlands East Valley (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds.
Defense Good first step, low to the ground, gets rid of the ball quickly.
Arm: RH.   OF - 81 mph. Short arm, quick in front, pitcher like actions.
Hit: RHH. Stands tall and firm, pull heavy, ball sounds good off the bat.  Blast Motion scores of 60/29/74. Above-average scores in plane and rotation show that he gets the bat through the zone and on plane longer than normal and gets to that point quickly. The below-average connection score is interesting as it shows that his swing isn't necessarily in a good position to hit at the point of contact.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Short and compact overall, consistent strikes, uses what he has well.
Arm Action: RH. Repeatable arm slot, can locate side-to-side, worked down in the zone.
FB: T82, 79-81 mph. Command and control of the pitch, will play at the high school level.
CB: 63-65 mph. Tight spin with depth, out pitch.
SL: 64-67 mph. Showed good side-to-side tilt, solid complementary pitch to the curveball.

Justin Cabada, Brea Olinda (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP Natural two-way lefthander with potential down the line.
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Defense: Good first step, low to the ground, solid outfield actions overall.
Arm: LH.   OF - 72 mph. Arm works, needs more velo to play in right, 5/5 on throws from the outfield.
Hit: LHH. Sweet left-handed swing, ball sounds good off the bat, projectable power. Blast Motion scores of 57/56/59. Solid across the board, showing that his swing is natural and has good projectability.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Athletic pitcher, feel for 3 pitches, projectable.
Arm Action: LH. Arm works well, lacks whip, let it rip for more.
FB: T78, 76-78 mph. Showed feel for 4 and 2 seam, worked throughout the zone, tough to RHH and LHH.
CB: 59-62 mph. Slow big breaking curve that creates timing issues for hitters.
CH: 70-71 mph. Same release point as fastball, parachute like fade, tough on RHH.

Matthew Caldera, Vista Murrieta (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
DefenseQuick to the ball, feet work well around the ball, stays low.
Arm: RH.   OF - 80 mph. Workable outfield arm, loose overall, 4/5 accuracy on throws.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed shoulder width setup, simple step load, consistent finish. Blast Motion scores of 52/56/39. Scored well on plane and connection, showing he gets in a good position to hit and the bat has contact ability.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Moreno, Ayala (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 175-pounds.
Defense: Stays low, slow release, stays in control.
Arm: RH.   OF - 80 mph. Quality arm, gets on the side of the ball at times, accurate throws.
Hit: RHH. Natural swing, keep hands and elbow high, leans over the plate, takes a hack, one-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 62/44/61. Above-average plane and rotation scores illuminate his power potential, giving him a high ceiling for power efficiency.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.13 runner in the 60.

Alex Olvera, Birmingham (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-8, 175-pounds.
Defense: 1.94-2.07 pop times. Limited laterally, receiving needs work, blocked well.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph.   Arm lacks velocity, quick release plays up, accurate throws on the bag.
Hit: RHH. Stays low with knee bend, low hands, two-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 44/64/34. Above-average connection score shows he gets in a good position to hit but needs to improve his timing in getting to sound hitting position.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60.

Demarae Woods, Helix Charter (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Strong batting practice showing, quick hands, natural baseball feel.
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds.
Defense Quick to the ball, good footwork, can play all 3 outfield spots.
Arm: RH.   OF - 85 mph. Strong arm from the outfield, long-hop and no-hop approach, let it fly.
Hit: RHH. Athletic setup, heavy pull, power BP showing.  Blast Motion scores of 37/45/34. Scores show his swing needs some work but the connection score points his swing in the right direction as he gets in a relatively good position to hit.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

Lucas Gabay, Crespi Carmelite (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 6-3, 176-pounds.
Defense Moves well for size, backhand needs work, showed athleticism in slow roller showing.
Arm: RH.  INF - 77 mph.  Quality arm actions, profiles at the corners, smooth release.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance, coil load, relies on timing. Blast Motion scores of 44/43/26. Average plane and connection scores show that his swing sets up well and has contact potential but the low rotation score shows how much he relies on timing.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60. 

Nico Brown, Edison (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 180-pounds.
Defense Showed very well and that he can stick at short at the next level.
Arm: RH.  INF - 76 mph.  Quality arm, gets rid of the ball quickly, able to make throws from multiple angles.
Hit: RHH. Hitterish, quick bat, good attack angle, fluid hips, one-handed finish. Blast Motion scores of 51/56/25. Average plane and connection scores show his ability to get in a good position to hit and that his bat stays on plane well. Low rotation score needs improvement as timing is everything for swings that score this way.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.75 runner in the 60. 

Joey Fonseca, El Diamante (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds.
DefenseThrowing needs improvement but the glove has a chance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 77 mph.  Some arm velocity, wild throws, needs to put feet in position to let the arm work naturally.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, toe-tap load, some on-plane efficiency, all fields ability, two-handed finish. Blast Motion scores of 70/52/44. Scored very well, 70 score in the plane department shows how well his bat stays on plane and gives him a high contact rate.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity .
Run: 7.23 runner in the 60. 

Chris Jeong, Irvine (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. 

Delivery: Feel on the mound, drop and drive mechanics, balanced overall.
Arm Action: Average high school arm action, lacking whip, consistent release points.
FB: T79, 76-78 mph. Commanded the fastball, located glove side very well, setup pitch.
CB: 65-68 mph. Workable curveball that will get outs.
SL: 65-66 mph. Swing and miss ability that plays well off the curveball.

Anthony Beau Manuel, Gahr High (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/1B
Body: 5-9, 180-pounds.
DefenseGood prep-step, made the plays, limited laterally.
Arm: RH.  INF - 68 mph.  Arm lacks left-side ability, made throws from multiple angles, profiles at second base or left-field.
Hit: RHH. Athletic and bent hitting base, pre-pitch coil, extreme rotational acceleration results. Blast Motion scores of 51/64/80. Perfect score of 80 on rotation gives him arguably the highest power efficiency ceiling of any player at the ID camp following blast motion data.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.90 runner in the 60. 

Evan Chadwick, Kennedy (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-10, 144-pounds.
Defense: 1.92-1.99 pop times. Low pop times, good footwork, worked hard all-around in bullpens.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph.   Average arm, short swing and release, accurate throws.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, steps forward to close off, heavy pull, good attack angle. Blast Motion scores of 45/54/51. Solid across the board showing that his swing has potential now and down the line. Plane scored lowest and could be due to closing off his swing with his load.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.36 runner in the 60. 

Jake Ellison, St John Bosco (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds.
Defense Outfield fundamentals, fielded well, needs to speed up ball encounter.
Arm: RH.   OF - 82 mph. Workable outfield arm, long-hop on a line throws his best, on target throws.
Hit: RHH. Athletic base, hands shoulder height, hacks downward, some pop. Blast Motion scores of 33/48/37. Shows ability to get in a good position to hit but lacking when it comes to getting on plane and his ability to make quick hitting decisions.
Power: 93 mph exit velocity .
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60. 

Colby Kiesling, Sage Creek (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-2, 185-pounds.
Defense Rushed, inconsistent throws, let the ball come to you.
Arm: RH.   OF - 72 mph. Below-average arm, creates momentum but needs to control it.
Hit: LHH. Rests bat on shoulder, power load and coil, takes a hack. Blast Motion scores of 44/59/42. Average overall with his connection score showing that his pre-pitch movement gets himself in a good position to hit.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 

Brenden Evans, Culver City (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds. 

Delivery: Compact crisp mechanics, uses the lower half well and plays up his mechanics, starter potential.
Arm Action Arm action shows speed, tunnels pitches, same arm speed on offspeed.
FB: T88, 84-86 mph. Takes advantage of the lower half and gets the most out of the fastball, more velocity to come.
CB: 63-65 mph. Average curveball, located consistently down in the zone, good feel for pitch.
CH: 72-73 mph. Parachute fade, swing and miss, best offspeed offering. 

Connor Pawlowski, Pioneer (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds.
Defense: 1.95-2.02 pop times. Feet work quickly, athleticism behind the dish, name to watch.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph.   Average arm, accurate throws, room for more.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed stance, pull heavy, line drives, ball sounds good off the bat.  Blast Motion scores of 58/70/75. Elite connection and rotation scores show his ability to get in a good position to hit along with ability to get there quickly and efficiently.
Power: 85 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

Noah Sharar, Sage Creek (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-10, 185-pounds.
Defense: 1.95-2.04 pop times. Cheated at times on throws, quick actions, wild throws, solid blocking.
Arm: RH. C - 73 mph.   Quick release plays up low catcher throwing velocity.
Hit: RHH. Standard setup, leg lift, takes a hack. Blat Motion scores of 48/52/46. Solid base scores to work with, swing shows ability now to get in a good position to hit and has projectability down the line.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Cameron Shimokawa, Diamond Ranch (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds.
Defense: 1.96-2.03 pop times. Relaxed setup, stays low, received well.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph.   Average arm, accurate throws consistently on the bag.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed stance, hands low and shoulder height, smooth finish. Blast Motion scores of 25/31/52. Low plane and connection scores are boosted by a solid rotation score showing that swing mechanic changes will work to his advantage as the bat moves quickly to contact.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity .
Run: 7.46 runner in the 60. 

Joshua Bruce, Bonita Vista (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 190-pounds.
Defense Showed feel around the bag, picked well, limited laterally.
Arm: RH.  INF - 88 mph.  Arm has life to it, pitcher swing path, next level throws across the diamond.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, sturdy lower half, low hands, high finish. Blast Motion scores of 53/52/35. Solid plane and connections score show his ability to get in a good position to hit and stay on the swing plane but low rotation score shows it takes him longer to get there.
Power: 84 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60. 

Steve Arteaga, Vista Murrieta (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds.
Defense:  Quick feet on display, some stiffness in the hips, received well during bullpens.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph.   Average arm, quick feet put himself in a good position to throw, accurate to the bag.
Hit: RHH. Athletic base, fluid hips, rotates well, power potential. Blast Motion scores of 51/65/75. Elite rotation score shows that he is able to utilize his quick bat speed, make later swing decisions and has a high power efficiency projection.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60. 

Cooper Whitton, Santa Fe Christian (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-3, 195-pounds.
Defense: Good size for corner outfield spots, name to watch in the outfield.
Arm: RH.   OF - 80 mph. Quality outfield arm, short arm swing, on target throws.
Hit: RHH. Strong build and approach, swing worked at its best in the middle of the field, rotated well on inside pitches. Blast Motion scores of 49/64/51. Solid across the board with his connection score highlighting his swing as he gets in a really good position to hit allowing for solid contact.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.63 runner in the 60. 

Jeremy Camarena, St. Joseph (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Defense Infield fundamentals, glove stays low to the ground, turns his double-plays at a high rate.
Arm: RH.  INF - 71 mph.  Average arm, quick release and short arm path, slow roller throw on point.
Hit: RHH. Smooth base, timing with upper and lower body on point, clean one-handed finish. Blast Motion scores of 54/63/68. Solid across the board, above-average connection and rotation scores show his ability to get in a good position to hit and his ability to get there quickly.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60. 

Tripp Garrish, Carlmont (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 6-1, 200-pounds.
Defense: Outfield feel, on target throws, right-field potential.
Arm: LH.   OF - 82 mph. Solid outfield arm, short arm swing, good follow through.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed setup, simple load and drive to hitting position, one of the few players that used a wood bat.  Blast Motion scores of 62/53/39. Swing scores show his bat stays through the zone well and on path along with a solid position to hit but takes the swing some time to get there.
Power: 96 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.95 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Classic left-handed feel, grab and go, strong overall.
Arm Action: LH. Short arm swing, quick through the finish, room for more.
FB: T84, 80-83 mph. Fastball featured good arm-side-run, commanded well side-to-side, room for more.
CB: 66-69 mph. Best offspeed offering, tough on left-handed hitters, good command of pitch.
CH: 74-75 mph. Developmental pitch, velocity to close to fastball, good run.

Brian Uribe, Adolfo Camarillo (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 205-pounds. 

Delivery: Standard start, overall balance, lower half drive.
Arm Action: Arm works, quick arm swing, some deceleration.
FB: T90, 88-90 mph. Decent spin with some run, located inside well, college fastball.
CB: 74-75 mph. Hard curveball, needs to stay with fastball release, swing and miss potential.
CH: 82-84 mph. Power change, works off fastball trajectory, ground ball pitch. 

Christopher Landaas, San Juan Hills (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-4, 210-pounds.
Defense: Moves well for a big man, long reach, potential for plus defense at first.
Arm: RH.  INF - 77 mph.  Arm showed some life, backhand throws had some juice behind them, lower half needs more emphasis in throws.
Hit: RHH. Tall in the box, hands high, low to high swing path, quick hands, needs to engage lower half more. Blast Motion scores of 36/57/46. Scores show he gets in a good position to hit and gets there with some speed but the bat isn't in the zone for long.
Power: 95 mph exit velocity .
Run: 7.91 runner in the 60. 

David Gordon II, Valhalla (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 225-pounds.
Defense Feel around the bag, scooped well, limited laterally.
Arm: RH.  INF - 73 mph.  Short arm swing, kept throws low and accurate, first base arm.
Hit: LHH. Wide base, bent at the knees, low hands, takes a hack. Does a nice job engaging his lower half to create power, hips open allowing for pull contact, bat showed some consistent swing plane ability.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity .
Run: 8.19 runner in the 60. 

Bryce Gamble, El Dorado (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-1, 235-pounds.
Defense: 1.97-2.01 pop times. One of the hardest workers at the camp, grinded through bullpens, catcher willing to run throw a wall at the next level.
Arm: RH. C - 74 mph. INF - 72 mph.  Quick release, some awkwardness in mechanics, got it done.
Hit: RHH. Violent and powerful swing that turned some heads with his 104 mph exit velo. Blast Motion scores of 47/56/54. Solid across the board with his ability to get in a good position to hit with a violent swing showing significant power projectability.
Power: 104 mph exit velocity .
Run: 7.32 runner in the 60. 

Kaleb Duran, Summit (CA), 2021 
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10. 135 -pounds.
Hit: Natural swing, bat looked comfortable in his hands, smooth finish. Blast Motion scores of 70/38/65. Scored very well on plane and rotation showing he gets the bat through the zone and on plane quickly but not necessarily in a good position to hit.
Power81 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.99 runner in the 60. 

Ryan Chavez, Yorba Linda (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds.
Defense: Clean showing, knows the position, second base next level projection.
Arm: RH.  INF - 74 mph.  Short arm swing, quick release, accurate throws.
Hit: RHH. Athletic base, bat to ball approach, short stroke, two-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 41/46/52. Solid across the board with his rotation score showing his simple bat to ball approach gets his bat in a position to hit quickly.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Clean overall, repeatable mechanics, feel for three pitches.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm swing, tunnels pitches, showed decent spin rates.
FB: T81, 80-81 mph. Commanded the fastball and established it early in his showing.
CB: 66-67 mph. Quality high school breaking ball, ability to spin, out pitch.
CH: 73-74 mph. Decent speed differential, spin works well off fastball, showed some fade and sink.

Alec Correa, Pleasant Grove (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-0, 155-pounds.
Defense Charged the ball well, glove to ground early, got his feet in a position to make an accurate throw.
Arm: LH.  INF - 61 mph. OF - 65 mph. Below-average arm, accurate throws, let it fly.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open stance, step and load, one-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 37/53/39. Average connection score shows that he gets in a pretty good position to hit but needs to clean up his swing plane and quicken his approach.
Power: 75 mph exit velocity.
Run: 8.13 runner in the 60.