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CA State Games Scouting Reports: Infielders

PBR CA Scouting Staff

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LATHROP, CALIF. - The Third Annual California State Games took place at beautiful Islanders Field in Lathrop where PBR California hosted over 70 of the top under and upperclassmen from around the state. While some were committed prospects, the bulk of the participants were uncommitted prospects hand picked for this exclusive event. 

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The three-day event featured a workout on Friday followed by games on Saturday and Sunday. With just about every facet of the game captured by the scouting staff, it becomes necessary to put pen to paper and write-up each respective player in a scouting report. Following the 7-8-9 positional scouting reports are those playing on the dirt. 

Click here for full sortable stats from the workout portion of the event including Trackman and Blast Motion data. 


Aeden Alexander, St. John Bosco (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Proportional stocky build with present strength and good grip strength.
Hit: RHH. Even stance, comfortable overall, hands loose, knees bent, crowds the plate, two-hand finish. Blast Motion scores 54/57/59. Showing average across the plate with no glaring holes, giving him hittability at the high school level and an easier to project swing at the next level.
Power: 95 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Arm plays well throughout the infield and could work with a switch to catcher. Consistent throws from a short arm swing.
Defense:  Positioned himself well, understands where he needs to be, stays low and tunnels well, limited laterally. Catching could be an option.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60.


Dominic Alvarado, Redwood  (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds. Sturdier upper half. Has added some athleticism especially to his lower half.
Hit: LHH. Sits in a slight crouch and is slightly open in his stance. Minimal lower body movement as the swing is hand dominant (up to 23.50 mph max hand speed in past events). Loads hands/bat into a low but tight elbow early connection position. Compact swing that works more steep-level. Showed a middle of the field approach in BP with some feel for the RC gap. 
Power: 88 max exit velocity Rotational acceleration numbers are above average for his level at around 15gs and show decent power potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 71 mph. 4/5 accurate throws during defensive workout. All out of the same slot. Shorter arm action.
Defense:  Clean fundamentals and average glove skills. Lets the ball come to him. Slower in getting to release.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60.


Luke Baker, San Ramon Valley  (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/P
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Medium build with broader shoulders. Some present strength in the frame. Chance he grows into a corner infield build
Hit: SH. Similar setup from both the left and right side. Higher set hands with a mild leg lift trigger. Stays connected to his backside well.  Bat works back tight into his shoulder and into a solid early connection position. Compact swing that works steep-level (78%42.1% LD percentage). Uses the whole field throughout his BP round from both sides. Multiple barrels throughout the weekend. Went oppo 5-6 holes from the left side for a 1B and went right back up the middle for an LD single from the right side for a 1B. 
Power: 88 max exit velocity Some present gap to gap power.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. 5/5 accurate during defensive workout. Loose and quick arm. Gets to release relatively quick. Flashed ability to throw from different angles.
Defense:  Athletic defender.  Clean angles and footwork. Confident glove skills.   Quick exchanges that allow him to get to release quickly. Quickness/rage and size make him transition to 3B. Made his routine plays during game action.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.


Isaiah Barrett, St. Mary's (Stockton) (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-8, 165-pounds. Smaller athletic frame. Some present strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Open stance with lower hanging hands and a higher elbow. Uses a leg kick trigger that gathers into the back knee and starts some internal rotation. Bat works back into a good early connection position and enters the zone on a more uphill path which creates some natural lift (53.8% flyball rate in BP). Used the whole field during BP session. Had two hits on the weekend. Dug an 86 mph low in FB out and drove it to left. Then in game two he drove a double into the RC gap that carried quite well. 
Power: 95 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. OF - 89 mph. Above average arm strength for his level at both positions. 4/6 accurate throws from the OF which included some on the fly and some one hops. Showed decent carry to the bag.
Defense:  In the outfield, feet were more choppy when getting to field the ball. Fields ball on back foot. Uses extra steps to gain good momentum.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.


Charlie Bates, Palo Alto (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/P
Body: 5-11, 150-pounds. Leaner athletic build. Projectable size with room to add gains.
Hit: LHH. Has higher set hands in stance. Toe tap trigger with a shorter stride. Loads into a higher elbow. More direct to the ball with a level path (88% on-plane efficiency). Let the ball get deep for some more inside out swings. Oppo approach with 66.7% LDs. 
Power: 83 max exit velocity Gap to gap. Has been up to 70 mph with bat speed at past events. Needed increases there to enhance power.
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. 4/5 accurate throws. Above average arm strength for level. Ability to lower slots when needed. Decent quickness in getting to release.
Defense:  Showed solid footwork and actions at SS. Light feet that play through the ball. Sets body up well in terms of angling towards 1B to get to release quicker. Confident glove work.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.


Riley Borges, Amador Valley (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 135-pounds. Recent growth spurt, lanky throughout, plenty of room to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Even stance in the box, slightly open front foot, lift and go front foot to hitting position, classic left-handed swing, one-hand finish. Stroked a live game double.  Blast Motion scores 57/58/37. Shows quality ability to keep the bat in the zone and on plane along with staying aligned and connected. Building up bat speed and overall swing rotation needs improvement.
Power: 84 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Arm was adequate but more velocity and strength needed to stay on the left-side at the next level. Showed two different arm angles helping him get rid of the ball quickly when needed and exude more arm strength when needed.
Defense:  Got it done defensively both in the showcase and live setting format. Positioned himself well, soft hands, looked comfortable at second base.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60.


Jarren Ford, Will C Wood (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-1, 230-pounds. Sturdier build. Strong upper half. Moves well for size.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open in stance with hands even and tight to body that stay neutral throughout the load. Slight lean into backside as his foot gets down early. Simple compact stroke for a bigger guy. Hands stay tight to body throughout the swing. Level swing path. Above average bat speed of 69 mph average and 74.8 max. 1 HR during BP round. Barrelled some balls during game action, specifically two long flyballs to center that died in the wind right in front of the warning track. 
Power: 99 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Decent arm strength for a 1B at his level. Shorter arm action allows for quicker release. 4/5 accurate throws during defensive workout.
Defense:  Solid actions around the bag making several picks during defensive workout. Decent feet for size. Can field on the move.
Run: 8.08 runner in the 60.


Ben Giovannetti, Woodside (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/P/3B
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds. Large and sturdy build. Some present strength but can hold more and gain athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Is upright with slightly open feet in stance. Rhythmic load and swing. Slight bat waggle as barrel gets into a slight tip toward pitcher. Mild leg lift  trigger. Created good tilt with shoulders to let barrel work on a more uphill path (64.3% flyball rate). High and extended through finish. Used the whole field throughout the round. Aggressive through the ball. Above average bat speed at 72 mph average and 76 mph max. Barreled balls all weekend during game action. 4 hits that were all barrel up LDs (2 to left and 2 to right). 
Power: 96 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 79 mph. Loose quick arm. Average arm strength for level. 5/5 accurate throws during defensive workout. Glove tap before getting into throwing motion.
Defense:  Smooth actions. Lighter feet for his size. Decent glove skills. Not much bend in the lower half when fielding. Funnels into the body. Good lateral movement.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60.


AJ Guiliana, Torrey Pines (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic frame, some twitch, room for more. Versatile player with SS/2B/LF/CF ability.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance, knee bend, slight leg kick to hitting position, two-hand finish. Sat on a fastball in a hitters count and did not miss, lining a double to left-center in his final at-bat.  Blast Motion scores 53/63/41. Plane and connection scores show above-average repeatable and consistent swings with line drive ability. Batting practice showed consistent contact and repeatable line drives to the left side. Opposite field capable but has to make that decision early. Firing hips early could result in more power.
Power: 97 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Capable arm from SS/2B/CF/LF. Short arm swing with quick release helps play up average velocity. Eliminating double-tap could help make his receive-to-release even faster.
Defense:  Capable utility player that will make the sure play. Transition from infield to outfield back to infield as a junior was a process but one that will pay off in the end and help in the recruiting process and at the next level.
Run: 6.78 runner in the 60.


Chance Jasso, Redwood  (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-0, 160-pounds. Proportional build, long limbs, limited speed, room for gains.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, step and load to hitting position, one-hand finish. Swing looked at its best going the other way. Timing hitter with some stiffness to the pull side.  Blast Motion scores 54/71/51. Elite connection score shows a high level ability to get aligned and in a good hitting position with consistency.
Power: 86 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 66 mph. Medium arm swing, showed two arm angles, accurate throws, limited velocity.
Defense:  Pops up early fielding, limited range, head down and staying low key to development.
Run: 7.95 runner in the 60.


Chase Jasso, Redwood (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Proportional build, some strength with room for more, footwork and flash.
Hit: RHH. Wide pre-pitch setup, foot down early approach, low hands, two-hand finish. Swing looked at its best going to the opposite field. In game results; deep F8, 6-3, K. Blast Motion scores 49/60/50. Quality across the board with above-average connection score pointing towards a consistent swing and ability to get in a good position to hit.
Power: 84 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Quick release to first and second, threw off his back foot at times, showed some flash on the slow roller.
Defense:  Good footwork, positioned well, in game errors, sure play is the right play.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60.


Everet Johnson, Justin Siena (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-1, 182-pounds. Projectable body. Well proportioned and athletic. Higher waist.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance. Slightly open with a turned in front foot. Uses a toe tap trigger as hands slightly walk away from the body during forward movements. Steep-level path. Worked middle-oppo throughout entire round of BP. Had a nice single during game action where he threw his hands at an outside FB and drove it through the 3-4 hole. 
Power: 90 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. 5/5 accurate during defensive workout at 3B. Quick short arm that was even shorter at 1B. Needed to regather to set up throws at 3B but was quick to release at 1B.
Defense:  Solid defender that has the fundamentals. Low to ball with chest down. Average feet. Clean at gloving it and funneling to throwing hand.
Run: 7.81 runner in the 60.


Luke Kalfsbeek, Colusa  (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 172-pounds. Long and lean build. Higher waist. Present athleticism. Highly projectable.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed in stance with lower hanging hands. Load starts early as he uses a simple lift and stride. Loads hands/bat into a solid launch position. Barrel works on a more upward path. Balanced and stays connected with his backside. Used the whole field throughout the BP round. Had 2 hits in Game 2 of the weekend where he kept his hands inside on an inside FB and drove it to center for an LD single. Then he dropped the barrel on a low and in FB and drove it to left for another LD single.
Power: 88 max exit velocity
Arm: LH. INF - 81 mph. Showed a clean and easy arm action during defensive workout. All throws were accurate. Slower to release at times.
Defense:  Solid around the bag. Showed decent ability to stretch for balls. Picked a few balls as well. Wider base with feet when fielding. Let the ball come to him.
Run: 7.86 runner in the 60.


Cayden Lee, St. Bernard's  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-0, 225-pounds. Sturdy filled out body. Broader shoulders. Present strength in the upper half.
Hit: RHH. Straight up feet that are in a wider set up. Not much lower half load. Hands are active and waggle in load as the torso slightly turns in for some internal rotation. Hands dominate the swing. Consistent contact out in front. Pullside approach during BP but did have a nice lineout to right during game action that showed he could go the other way.  Uphill path. Some present pullside power. 370 max distance during BP round. 
Power: 97 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 74 mph. Made accurate throws during defensive workout. Average arm strength but wasn't trying to max out for velo. Shorter am action.
Defense:  Decent actions both around the bag and on GBs. Plays through the ball which helps in getting to release faster. Confident glove actions.
Run: 8.05 runner in the 60.


Joshua Manness, Olympian (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 195-pounds. Pro frame; broad shoulders, long limbs, strong hands, baseball athleticism. Plenty of room for growth and development.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup in the box, athletic bend, powerful leg kick, significant rotation, one and two-hand finishes. Powerful batting practice; averaging 314 ft line drives and 321 ft fly balls - two home runs at 355ft and 344ft. Raw power display with more to come.  Blast Motion scores 40/48/79. Highest graded rotation score at the State Games. Huge power predictor indicator and ability to catch up to higher velocity. Low plane score illuminates his raw swing overall and needs to stay consistent. Regardless, the elite Rotation score predicts a bright future.
Power: 99 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Medium arm swing, starting quarterback, present velocity and arm strength. Unclear where the arm projects the best at this time.
Defense:  Showed ability at both corner positions but lacky current next level ability with the glove and hands. Could turn out to be a very suitable first baseman if the power bat develops.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60.


Jared Mettam, Half Moon Bay (CA), 2022 Washington
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Athletic build. Strength throughout the frame. Projectable.
Hit: RHH. Upright and open set up in stance with active hands. Mild leg lift trigger that starts early in load. Gets engaged into back hip before his forward move. Loose yet strong hands. Works inside the baseball. Level swing path. Consistent feel for barrel (85.7% hard hit %). Middle of the field approach. Above average bat speed for his level at 72 mph average and 75 mph max. 
Power: 101 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 87 mph. Above average arm strength for level. Throws were made through the first baseman. Shorter arm action that is quick to release.. Can change up slots when needed.
Defense:  One of the better defensive INF's of the event. Took GBs at 3B and SS during defensive workout and looked solid at both. Plays low and through the ball. Lighter feet and soft hands allow him to quickly get off throws. Lateral quickness gives him solid range.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.


Eddie Mgdesyan, Sierra Canyon (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-2, 210-pounds. Strong and sturdy frame, can hold stamina, room for more.
Hit: RHH. Athletic in the box, power stance, strong swing, pullside, one-hand finish.  Blast Motion scores 40/59/64. Above-average rotation score shows his power efficiency and ability to make later pitch decisions. Ability to get on plane and stay through the zone will need to be improved.
Power: 97 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 85 mph. Strong arm across the diamond, pitchers arm swing, accurate throws.
Defense:  Gets it done, made the plays that needed to be made, limited laterally and charging.
Run: 7.92 runner in the 60.


Anthony Perritano, Cathedral Catholic (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Large frame, high waisted, broad shoulders, long arms and legs. Plenty of room for growth and strength gains. Ideal corner infield build.
Hit: RHH. Wide athletic base, simple leg lift load with some coil, rhythm throughout, two-hand finish. Pull side approach, spray chart shows power to left side and no hit balls to the right side. Increased his average distance from 260ft to 280 ft. Impressive batting practice overall. Potential for 10 home runs during cenario season. Blast Motion scores 47/59/35 up from 36/46/36. Showing big improvement with plane and connection, helping explain his jump in average distance and high in game contact rate where he didn't strikeout out in 5 at-bats.
Power: 94 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Continued to show potential plus-arm from the left side. Keeping his arm and glove close to his body and shortening his arm swing. Arm can stick on the left side at the next level.
Defense:  Third Base look and feel, tunnels the ball to his chest well, glove tap is questionable. Has the range for third at the next level.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60.


Edward Peters, Aptos (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Smaller athletic build. Slightly undersized. Room to add gains.
Hit: RHH. Simple stance. Wider set feet that are straight up and bat rested at his shoulder. Bat works back as he uses a toe tap and turn trigger. Level-uphill path that produced a 66.7% Flyball rate. Higher finish. Had a nice 1B knock in game 1 where he sat back on a CH and barreled it down the 3B line. 
Power: 87 max exit velocity Current singles hitter with some flashes of gap to gap power. Rotational acceleration max of 16.5 gs shows decent potential.
Arm: RH. INF - 80 mph. Average arm strength. Shorter release that comes out of a lower slot. 4/5 accurate during defensive workout.
Defense:  Average defensive actions. At times played through the ball nicely which didn't break up momentum. Average feet and time to release. Clean funnel. At times went to a glove tap before release which hurt time to release.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60.


Mason Sayre, Will C Wood  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 135-pounds. Slight build, proportional throughout, plenty of room for growth and strength gains.
Hit: RHH. Even stance, slightly bent, no wasted movement, simple step load, two-hand finish. Showed a good eye at the plate, sitting on fastball in his zone.  Blast Motion scores 34/58/42. Shows good ability to stay connected throughout the zone with good hitting adjustment ability. Low plane score show repeatable swing development needed.
Power: 86 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 76 mph. Simple arm mechanics, not much velocity, quick release projects him at second base.
Defense:  Quality fundamentals, tunnels groundballs well, double-play turns on display, ball stays close to body.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60.


Ryan Skjonsby, Long Beach Poly (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 200-pounds. Tall and lanky, two-way potential, high-waisted, room for more.
Hit: LHH. Wide and even pre-pitch setup, step load to hitting position, all fields ability, low ball hitter, good rounds of batting practice.  Blast Motion scores 34/53/58. Average connection and rotation scores show alignment ability and some power efficiency. Bat plane will have to be improved to become more consistent.
Power: 94 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Build gives his body potential, lower half usage underutilized - more extension could jump velocity, fairly consistent.
Defense:  Showed well around the bag, tunneled well to chest, accurate throws.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60.


Luke Viola, Bishop Amat (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Proportional slight build, some speed to his baseball athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and even stance with front foot elevated, light leg kick to hitting position, two-hand finish. Blast Motion scores 54/67/37. Singled twice in day one with clean linedrive singles to left and right field. In game hitting results matchup well with blast scores and trackman spray chart; high contact and average hitter with little pop.
Power: 88 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 77 mph. Longer arm swing makes it imperative he make a quality throw with velocity. Shorter arm plays with less time to think. Showed well with a backhand play in the 5.5 hole gunning out the runner.
Defense:  Positioned himself well, at his best charging the ball, quality prep step, limited lateral reach. 
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60.


Brady Wetzel, California  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Smaller build. Lean athleticism. Plenty of room for gains.
Hit: RHH. Set up in a slight crouch with hands tight by the ear. Slow lean into the backside as the hands/barrel pops up. Simple forward stride. More compact direct barrel path. Showed a nice oppo feel throughout round and game action. Had a lineout to right and a LD single to right. 
Power: 88 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. INF - 75 mph. OF - 83 mph. Average arm strength from both the OF/INF. 5/6 accurate throws from the OF during defensive workout most 1 hopped. In the OF he showed a longer full arm that gets to an over the top release. 4/5 accurate from the INF. Slightly lower slot and tighter in the back with arm in the INF.
Defense: Athletic actions. Direct approach to the ball. Used a larger crow hop to get off throws.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.


Paul Wheeler, Bellarmine Prep (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 5-11, 140-pounds. Medium athletic build. Stiffer upper body.
Hit: LHH. Uses a smaller leg raise that gathers him into his backside. Loose hands as he loads. Tighter hands as the bat enters the zone. Smoother stroke. Gets onto frontside at times. Middle of the field approach. Had a nice LD single to the RC gap in game action.
Power: 87 max exit velocity
Arm: LH. INF - 78 mph. Quick to release. Above average arm strength for level for a 1B. Accurate throws on DPs.
Defense:  Solid defensive actions for a 1B. Lighter feet that play through the ball. Clean funnel up to center of body. Decent glove skills.
Run: 8.12 runner in the 60.




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