5280 Showcase Quick Hits - 2023 Hitters


Mike Anderson
Colorado Scouting Director

The 5280 Showcase took place on Sunday, November 7 at Rock Canyon High School and the event featured over 35 prospects from all high school classes, including ten unsigned seniors. There was a great turnout from Colorado’s 2024-2026’s. The event gave prospects one more opportunity before our Colorado winter. The November weather did not disappoint and neither did our prospects.

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5280 Showcase Quick Hits - 2023 Hitters

Today, we focus on the hitters from the 2023 class who attended the 5280 Showcase:

Sage Hurley SS / 2B / Mullen, CO / 2023

Strong skill set all the way through. Hurley ran a 6.96 and shows + defensive skills up the middle. Great range and feel for playing through balls. Great footwork around second base... Quick release with arm velocity of 71. Slightly open stance, loads to stacked position. Good rotational acceleration produces quick hands. Hands are direct to and through ball and he has feel for line drive path. Exit velocity of 90.8. Currently ranked No. 25 in Colorado's class of 2023. Will benefit as he adds strength.

Marcus Espinosa SS / 2B / Riverdale Ridge, CO / 2023

Well-built two-way player. As RHP, quick tempo and delivery.  Leg kick with coil, tall to fall delivery with high ¾ release. Fastball ranged 77-90 with a good slider at 64-66. Continues to make steady advancements in mechanics. Also a RHH who runs a 7.31 with very quick hands. Open stance with lift to swing. Aggressive attack with pull side tendency. Exit velocity of 93. Tons of potential.

 

 

Derek Olsen 3B / C / Legacy, CO / 2023

Impressive day for Derek. Shows strength. Pop times consistently below 2.0 with his best being a 1.79, Yes!  Great transitions through throw. Showed well on the infield with potential to play corners. Open stance with + balance and minimal movement with ease to load.  Quick direct path through ball. Barrelled up round in showcase. +Rotational acceleration. Exit velocity of 92. Trending UP!

Luke Blackmon 3B / 1B / Broomfield, CO / 2023

Upright stance with load to stacked rear side.  Downward path to ball with slight lift to finish.  Aggressive to the front side. Used middle of the field and produced gap to gap pop. Power potential with exit velocity of 89. Great hands on the infield, especially for big size. Projectable as a corner infielder. Room for added strength.

 

Top players from this event will have opportunities to be invited to future invite-only events such as the PBR Colorado Preseason All-State, the PBR Future and Junior Future Games.

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