CA State Games: 2021's to Know


PBR California Staff

   

PODCAST: CALIFORNIA STATE GAMES RECAP

IRVINE, CA. - The inaugural PBR Tournaments California State Games took place last weekend hosting over 60 teams in the 14U-17U age groups. The tournament began on Thursday evening in front of well over a dozen college recruiters and culminated Monday afternoon with the 16U and 17U championships. 

In this series we are going to take a look at players from the various classes that stood out to our team of scouts over the weekend. Earlier we released our list of 2020's to Know where he breaks down players that we liked over the course of the tournament. 

We will roll through all the classes but we begin with the 2021 class in this edition. 

CLASS OF 2021 PLAYERS TO KNOW

Maxwell Muncy

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Thousand Oaks
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: PBA
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.80
60-yard
(06/27/20)
87
INF Velo
(06/27/20)
103
Exit Velo
(06/27/20)
Position
60-yard
6.8
INF Velo
87
Exit Velo
103
Trackman - Hitting
102.9
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/27/20)
87.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/27/20)
223
Distance (avg)
(06/27/20)
370
Distance (max)
(06/27/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
102.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.6
Distance (avg)
223
Distance (max)
370
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %

STATE GAMES NOTES

Uncommitted. Young, physical, athletic frame with remaining projection. Muncy plays with an edge.. He has a compact swing, gap-to-gap approach, keeps the barrel through the zone, consistent contact and uses the whole field. He makes loud contact and has some serious pop in the bat. Making a mistake to Muncy will result in some serious damage. Muncy is a tough out as he battles to get his pitch, with the game on the line you want him up. Has quick feet and a medium stride. He has a strong arm at short and carries through the ball. His mechanics are on point and has enough strength to stay at short at the next level. Is a plus defender, proper first step and awareness around him. Is smooth at short, funnels the ball and can pick it, plus defender. Muncy has plus range and can make the play in the 5-6 hole as well as up the middle. Is a smart player and advanced for his age. Muncy is aggressive at the plate and in the field not afraid to jump at his pitch. Muncy recorded two doubles and one walk on Sunday night. His presence was felt even when he didn’t record a hit at the plate and in the field.

Videos

6/6/19

Ryan Reddemann

Class of 2021 / LHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: LHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Quartz Hill
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: SoCal Bombers
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

STATE GAMES NOTES

Uncommitted. Possessing longer arms, the 5-foot-11, 165-pound southpaw deceptively delivered fastballs at 82-84 on a hot afternoon that featured arm side life, and produced multiple swings and misses. He repeated an uptempo delivery that included more aggressive drive off the back side, seeming to jump towards the plate before releasing out of a high ¾ slot with impressive hand speed through the ball. He flashed a faded changeup at 76 mph for strikes, and his 70-71 curveball featured tighter spin with multi-tier break and near 1/7 shape. It would not surprise if he makes a considerable velocity jump in the future given the elasticity of the arm and the overall athleticism. An aspiring engineer-major, Reddemann also sports a GPA above 4.0.

Videos

6-9-2019

Joseph Acosta

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Murrieta Valley
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Dykstra Baseball
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

STATE GAMES NOTES

Listed at 5-foot-11, 175-pounds, Acosta has a long, lean, wiry strong frame with squared shoulders and longer limbs that should continue to develop and fill out in the future. Don’t get the impression he’s done growing vertically as he has larger feet as well. Shows an athletic, repeatable delivery from a high 3/4 slot. Lands inline repeatedly and his arm speed is quick and consistent. Touched 87 with the fastball several times but lived comfortably at 85-86 with some movement to the arm side. Showed the ability to command the pitch by keeping it at or below the hitters knees consistently while moving it black-to-black. His slider at 71-74 (T76) has wipeout potential. It’s sharp with late biting action. He really let it go once when he touched 76 and the break on that one pitch was unlike any of the others giving a glimpse of what’s to come. Acosta showed some feel for a changeup at 83 mph. Most of the time is was a show me pitch and was fairly flat, there were however two times that he got some very good arm side run and sink on it.

Roc Riggio

Class of 2021 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Thousand Oaks
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: GBG
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
86
INF Velo
(06/27/20)
92
OF Velo
(06/27/20)
101
Exit Velo
(06/27/20)
4.32
H-1st
Position
INF Velo
86
OF Velo
92
Exit Velo
101
Trackman - Hitting
101.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/27/20)
94.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/27/20)
268
Distance (avg)
(06/27/20)
377
Distance (max)
(06/27/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
101.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
94.8
Distance (avg)
268
Distance (max)
377
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.0
Hand Speed (max)
(06/27/20)
23.9
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/27/20)
81.5
Bat Speed (max)
(06/27/20)
76.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/27/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
25
Hand Speed (avg)
23.9
Bat Speed (max)
81.5
Bat Speed (avg)
76.7
On Plane Eff (avg)

STATE GAMES NOTES

Uncommitted. Riggio’s energy and athleticism help propel his abilities at the plate, and it is easy to see why he is one of the top prospects/hitters in the 2021 class. Unafraid at the plate, and confident in his abilities, the left-handed hitter hit in the middle of a loaded lineup of 2020 prospects for GBG Marucci. Hitting from an athletic base, his hands rock further back into a power position with a slight scoop before his strong wrists and quick hands drive the barrel through the zone on a flat path. His strong bottom hand allows the barrel to lag in the zone as he showcases the ability to drive the ball to all fields. An athletic runner with some strength in the lower-half of his 5-foot-9, 165-pound frame, he gets into his legs at the dish helping to provide for a bit more power. While he is aggressive early on in counts, he also demonstrates the ability to adjust late when behind, changing the barrel plane, and driving whatever pitch comes his way. Overall, Riggio features plenty of upside, and with his hit-tool already advanced, he should be able to progress and a more rapid rate the next couple of years.

Videos

6/11/19

Eric Silva

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: JSerra
    State: CA
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
95
Max FB
(08/11/19)
92 - 94
FB
(08/11/19)
78 - 79
CB
(08/11/19)
83 - 85
CH
(08/11/19)
Pitching
Max FB
95
FB
92 - 94
CB
78 - 79
CH
83 - 85

STATE GAMES NOTES

UCLA commit. Got eyes on Silva in the 16U Championship Game which he started on the mound where many see him in the future thanks in part to his fast, lively, and loose arm. Silva worked his fastball up to 90 mph on the hot day and showed the ability to spot it early. Working from a quicker delivery, Silva attacked hitters down and in showing hints of run on his fastball from a 3/4 slot. It was his slider at 76-80 mph that was working this outing showing late diving action to the back foot of lefties and sharp fading action to righties. Silva used the pitch in any count showing supreme confidence in it. He also hit third in the lineup and while he didn’t register a hit in this viewing, he shows fast hands and an aggressive approach.

Videos

6/11/19

Adam Castillo

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Mater Dei
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: PFA Next Level
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

STATE GAMES NOTES

Uncommitted. Listed at 5-foot-10, 150-pounds, Castillo has the look of a future standout for Mater Dei. The OF/2B shows sneaky power to the gaps from the right side as he demonstrated by taking an 84 mph FB on the outer half the other way for a double to RCF where he registered a 4.49 on the turn. He has a compact swing with fast hands that he keeps inside the ball. There’s some present strength to the frame, but it projects very well for future gains.

Charlie Fick

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Rancho Bernardo
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: SoCal Giants
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.28
60-yard
(06/27/20)
1.94 - 2.11
Pop Time
73
C Velo
(06/01/19)
87
Exit Velo
(06/27/20)
4.75
H-1st
(06/01/19)
Position
60-yard
7.28
Pop Time
2.01 - 2.09
C Velo
71
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
8.15
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.12
C Velo
73
Exit Velo
82
H-1st
4.75
Trackman - Hitting
86.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/27/20)
73.4
Exit Velocity (avg)
(06/27/20)
236
Distance (avg)
(06/27/20)
290
Distance (max)
(06/27/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
73.4
Distance (avg)
236
Distance (max)
290
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
21.5
Hand Speed (max)
(06/27/20)
19.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(06/27/20)
73.5
Bat Speed (max)
(06/27/20)
68.1
Bat Speed (avg)
(06/27/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19.6
Bat Speed (max)
73.5
Bat Speed (avg)
68.1
On Plane Eff (avg)

STATE GAMES NOTES

Uncommitted. Fick continues to impress with his overall game that has made him one of the better known catchers in the 2021 class. Receives with a quiet setup and soft hands and shows some of the best catch/throw skills in-game that we’ve seen with pop times consistently hovering 2.0 with uncanny accuracy. At the plate he shows flashes of present power that is easy to envision developing. His hands are quick and he has the ability to keep the barrel on plane through his zone. Showed the ability to go the other way with line drives.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
SoCal ProCase CA 06/08 Hart Park
Northern California ProCase CA 06/09 Delta College - Nick Cecchetti Field
Bay Area Open Showcase CA 06/26 Laney College
Inland Empire Top Prospect ID CA 07/23 Santiago High School
Norcal Top Prospect ID CA 07/24 St. Mary's College
Junior Future Games / Future Games NATIONAL 07/30 LakePoint
Rising Stars Showcase CA 09/21 Santiago High School

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