Prep Baseball Report

2023 Preseason ID Events: A Look Ahead

Blaine Clemmens
Northern California Director

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - In January and early February, in five different regions of Northern California, we will be hosting Preseason ID events. What are these events all about? Good question, please read further.


The Preseason ID series, where we bring PBR to YOU in your specific region, is unique in several ways. It serves as a player identifier heading into the spring CIF season, giving our scouts as well as college recruiters, a list of prospects to follow as they plan their spring coverage. We also tend to see prospects’ best performances in the preseason, as most athletes are fresh and coming off of strict and targeted off-season training programs that have resulted in big gains, primed for updating the data in their PBR profile. All of which lends the perfect opportunity to secure invitations to some of the summer's biggest invite-only events such as the ProCase, PBR Future Games, West Coast Games, California State Games, and more. 

To summarize, we schedule preseason ID events throughout the region in search of dedicated players who have taken advantage of the offseason, identifying new prospects to add to our follow lists (maybe rankings) or players our staff is already familiar with who are on the rise and should update their profiles with updated stats/data/video.

All player information including tech metrics, stats, videos, scouting reports and more will be hosted to the Prep Baseball Report website, bolstering the player profile, which is subscribed to by more than 800 colleges across the country.

Here is a look at some of the players we will see this preaseason, putting themselves in position to be considered for invitations to elite level events such ProCase, Future Games, California State Games, and Rising Stars Games.

Name Pos. High School Event & Notable
Wyatt Denton (2026) C Las Plumas Far North; Strong C/T skills, expect to see him emerge as a top 2026 C
Gianni Di Redo (2025) MIF  Washington Union  Fresno; Hard-hitting INF, #107 in class, saw at PID event in 2022 
Nate Enders (2024) RHP  Homestead  South Bay; 6-4 215, also a LHH 1B, has shown strikeout ability w/the FB 
Malcom Felix (2024) OF  St. Ignatius  Peninsula; Athlete w/hit-ability, some positional versatility, plays w/high motor 
Jackson Halverson (2024) RHP  C.K. McClatchy  Fresno; 6-3 185, FB up to 86 at uncmtd event, w/CB peaking at 2570 spin 
Carter Johnstone (2024)  SS  Los Gatos  South Bay; LHH, Cal State Fullerton commit, hit tool is notable at his position
Luke Kalfsbeek (2024)  LHP  Colusa  Far North; Washington commit, Area Code Underclass, savvy & competitive
Sam Kretsch (2024)  RHP  Serra  Peninsula; 6-3 175, saw spring '22 v Casa Grande, three quality pitches 
Sutter Moss (2024)  SS  Colusa  Far North; LHH, 6-3 180, athlete w/multiple tools including both run & hit
Erik Rico (2025) SS/P  Redwood Fresno; Has mid-80s FB, bat talent too, sibling of two talented senior brothers
Samuel Rivas (2024) SS  Serra Peninsula; Lean athlete, strong arm, good runner, has shown hit tools too
Aidan Sakai (2023) Hillsdale Peninsula; ProCase participant, big arm (81 mph), loud bat, physical player
Makai Susor (2024) 3B/OF St. Ignatius Peninsula; Among most toolsy 3B in the region, impact arm/bat, physical
Brent Valentine (2024) 3B St. Francis Peninsula; Last we saw him he was collecting multiple hits at uncmtd event
Sam Young (2024) 3B Crystal Springs Upland Peninsula; Yet another 3B who's bat shows well, bat speed up to 72.7


SoCal Preseason All-State Underclass CA 01/07 Elsinore High School
Fresno Preseason ID CA 01/08 Euless Ballpark - Fresno City College
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass CA 01/08 Cerritos College
Far North Preseason ID CA 01/15 Butte College - Oroville
Inland Empire Preseason ID CA 01/22 Santiago HS
Peninsula Preseason ID
CA 01/22 College of San Mateo
South Bay Preseason ID
CA 01/29 Mission College - San Jose
East Bay Preseason ID CA 2/05 Chabot College -  Hayward