Unsigned Senior Games: Scouting Reports - Outfielders


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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ORANGE, CALIF. - The annual Unsigned Senior Games returned to Hart Park in Orange providing upwards of 50 seniors an opportunity to update metrics and showcase their abilities in a workout and gameplay format event. The event annually draws some of the top uncommitted players and the 2021 rendition was no different. 

With COVID still impacting many college rosters, perhaps no class has been affected like the 2022 class. Needless to say there are many, many talented players in the class that remain uncommitted and several of them came to the Unsigned Senior Games to show and prove they are worthy of an opportunity at the next level.

As customary to most PBR California events, scouting reports complete the post-event content rollout. TrackMan and Blast Motion provide necessary data needed to analyze and understand player capabilities but the written eye test remains undefeated and an integral part in scouting. Today we take a look at outfielders. 

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SCOUTING REPORTS

Isaiah Barrett, St. Mary's    (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Smaller frame with some present strength, athleticism showed best laterally when fielding, room for more physically.
Hit: RHH. Sits deep in his legs, hands set higher, sees the ball well, timing key, unique hitting setup with pros and cons.  Blast Motion scores of 46-52-30. Results vary showing swing alignment as his best attribute, low rotation highlights his reliance on timing.
Power: 89.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 81.00 mph. OF - 82.00 mph. Whole body throw, no wasted movement, slow to get going, inconsistent accuracy but speed behind all throws.
Defense: Able to play both in the outfield and infield. Moves well laterally; tracking balls to his glove side with ease both on the grass and dirt. Slow approach to the ball and all body throws make for a slower release. Arm strength gives him an edge.
Run: 7.57 runner in the 60. 

 

Britton Beeson, Villa Park (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 6-2, 200-pounds. Mature athletic build, looks good in a uniform, present athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Even and relaxed in the box, hitterish, struggled pullside, go big or go home swing.  Blast Motion scores of 29-32-35. Low showing a result from desire to pull. Size and strength allow for plate coverage and better plane and rotation results. 97 off the bat highlights his swing.
Power: 97.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 79.00 mph. Short arm swing, quick release, average accuracy, limited follow through, balanced, 4/5 on throws.
Defense: Built for the corner outfield, speed helps, charged the ball with intent, choppy at times but consistent. Potential at 1B/3B if there was a team need.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

 

Jordan Bolden, Clayton Valley Charter (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-1, 200-pounds. Mature athletic build. Present physicality to his game.
Hit: RHH. Athletic slightly open stance. Hands stay tight to his body throughout his load and swing. Uses a simple forward stride. Higher chested/upright posture throughout his swing. Strong hands that dominate the swing. Compact swing with a barrel that takes a direct path to the ball. Looks to be a swing that can handle velo. Consistent contact point out in front for a more pullside approach in BP. Had 2 hits during game action which included a double down the left field line and a single up the middle. 
Power: 98.00 max exit velocity. 68 mph bat speed and 17 gs rotational acceleration are above average for his level. Showed some wall ball power in BP.
Arm: RH. OF - 85.00 mph. Longer arm action that stabs slightly in the back. Present armspeed with some easy effort. Throws were higher arcing with natural carry. Still head. 5/5 accurate throws all on the fly.
Defense: Showed athletic movements. Takes good angles and comes in aggressively with good momentum. Displays the glove early and out in front. Clean funnel and exchange to armside allow for quicker time to release. Ability to play any OF spot.
Run: 6.70 runner in the 60. 

 

Nicholas Cook, Poway (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Strong mature build. Filled out in the lower and upper body. Well-proportioned and athletic.
Hit: RHH. Is upright and slightly open in stance with relaxed hands. Hands pull back quick into scap while front foot gets down early which allows him to let his hands play. Swing is quick and efficient which will allow him to barrel velo. Stays well connected and turns tight. Bat path is on-plane with a higher barrel finish. Pull-side approach with contact out in front throughout his BP round. Double down the left-field line during game action. 
Power: 102.00 max exit velocity. Massive power projection. HR pull-side pop already. 72 mph bat speed average and 24gs rotational acceleration average are well above average for his level. Projects for a 10+ HR HS season.
Arm: RH. OF - 82.00 mph. Longer arm action in the OF. Easy effort. More uphill shoulders allow for higher arcing throws with carry. 5/5 accurate during his defensive workout.
Defense: Showed relaxed actions. Gets around the ball and comes through cleanly. Displays the glove early. Good rhythm with feet that get him to release quickly. Corner OF projection.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

 

Jake Hernandez, Bishop Amat (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Compact frame, some current strength, displayed footwork and some hand speed.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance with an athletic bend, front foot turned toward the plate to create coil, two-hand finish. One of the better all fields batting practice displays. Blast Motion scores of 61-38-50. Above-average plane show his hand speed abilities to get the bat through the zone, allowing for high contact and all fields ability. Great piece of in-game hitting when he stroked an outside fastball to right-field for a double.
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 80.00 mph. Smooth arm, 5/5 on throws, clean and quick transfer, you can tell he has been coached well on arm mechanics and has developed well.
Defense: Best OF showing on the day, clean overall, smooth pickup-transfer-release, solid in-game showing, ability to play all three outfield spots.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

 

Ryan Matsukawa, Mira Costa (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Lean build with some present athleticism and plenty of room to fill out.
Hit: RHH. Is slightly open in stance with bat rested on his shoulder. Toe tap works the barrel more upright into a higher early connection position. Smooth bat path but at times can be a tad long. Good extension post-contact with a one-handed finish. Hit it where it was pitched during BP and used the whole field. 
Power: 89.00 max exit velocity. 69 mph bat speed is above-average for his level and shows a decent power floor.
Arm: RH. OF - 67.00 mph. Longer arm action. Slightly below-average arm strength. Higher arcing 1-hop throws. 5/5 accurate.
Defense: Solid showing in the OF. Relaxed actions. Gets around and through. Glove extended out front. Fields off right leg. Slower exchange which hurts time to release.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60. 

 

Garon Maxon, Notre Dame (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds. Proportional build, some present strength with room for more, two-way look and feel.
Hit: RHH. Upright setup, leg lift and plant to hitting position, bat to ball swing approach, limited lower half engagement.  Blast Motions scores of 53-61-45. Above-average plane and connection scores highlight his ability to get the bat to the ball and through the zone quickly. Needed lower half rotation and engagement needed to develop power.
Power: 88.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 75.00 mph. Short and consistent release point, slow-moving parts, arm-side run, relatively accurate showing.
Defense: Fielded the ball calmly and slowly, kept body inlined with the intended target, accurate throws.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60. 

 

Luke Rhee, Saint Augustine (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Medium proportional and athletic build with room for more.
Hit: LHH. Athletic stance. Slightly open with some slight side bend and active hands. Hands pop up into a slight tip as he uses a quick forward stride. Quick compact stroke with hands staying tight and connected throughout. Steep-level path with not many flyballs during BP round. Pull-side approach during BP.
Power: 85.00 max exit velocity. Current pullside gap power. Needed upticks in bat speed and rotational acceleration to increase power.
Arm: LH. OF - 80.00 mph. Athletic outfielder. Takes aggressive first steps but needs to stutter step to slow himself down. Confident glove overall. Gloves it to the side of his right foot. Creates good momentum to get off strong throws.
Defense: Shorter arm action for an OF. Higher effort. 4/5 accurate 1-hop throws. Average arm strength.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

 

Oscar Rudman, Rancho Bueno Vista (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds. Highly projectable build. Long, lean and athletic. Moves well for his size. Room to add strength gains.
Hit: RHH. Wider straight base in stance with hands tight behind his ear and bat rested at shoulder. Leg lift gather into backside that is quick up and down into hitting position. Hands work slightly back in load. Simple movements. Swing is direct and compact. Bat path is flat and stays flat through finish. Doesn't utilize whole build in swing. Used whole field throughout BP round. 
Power: 96.00 max exit velocity. Gap to gap power. Decent blast metrics of 69 mph average bat speed and 15 gs avg rotational acceleration are positive starting points that look to tick up.
Arm: RH.  OF - 84.00 mph. Arm shoots back early and gets to release with some present arm speed. Arm speed creates most of the velo with minimal lower body implementation and help. 4/5 accurate 1-hop throws. Slightly above average arm strength.
Defense: Solid defensive actions. Moves quickly while staying low to the ball. Charges in with good momentum and doesn't break momentum when fielding. Quick exchanges into release.
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
San Diego Fall Games CA 11/07 Torrey Pines HS


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