Prep Baseball Report

CA State Games Scouting Reports: Outfielders

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 tools of ignorance are the 7-8-9 position players. 

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


Logan Gibson, Enochs  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Real athletic build. Well proportioned. Broader shoulders. Present lower half strength.
Hit: RHH. Rhythmic swing. Slight bat waggle pulls back into a higher elbow. Smaller lift and stride. Swing is on a more uphill path (50% flyball rate). Consistent feel for barrel with most post impact results being good especially in terms of balls with nice backspin and carry. Pullside approach throughout his round. Pounded a double down the left field line in game action. 
Power: 97 max exit velocity. Bat speed is above average for his level at around 69 mph. Some present pullside power. 66.7% hard hit rate during BP is a positive sign.
Arm: RH.  OF - 96 mph. Quick loose arm action. Plus arm strength. 5/6 accurate from the OF. Explodes from release with nice carry. Quick to release.
Defense: Real aggressive actions. Comes through hard which gives him good momentum.  Gets low to the ball and transitions into throws quickly. Made routine plays in the outfield during game action.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60.


Marty Kaplan, Harvard-Westlake (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-3, 185-pounds. Long and lanky, some twitch, raw tools, some speed, plenty of room for added strength.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open stance, high hands, quick to the ball, rotates well, some present pop. Blast Motion scores 46/46/61. Average plane and connection show a swing with current plane and alignment ability but development needed. Above-average rotation shows a projectable power efficiency swing that should get better as he develops.
Power: 90 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH.  OF - 91 mph. Long arm swing with some speed; interested to see what he could do off the mound.
Defense: Quality showcase showing, best suited for the corner outfield positions but speed enhancement could give him a chance in center field.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60.


Isaiah Landry, El Cerrito (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Medium athletic build. Strong lower half. Compact upper body.
Hit: SH. Loose hands in his stance. Not much negative/forward move. Handsy swing that works on a level path and stays in the zone well. Showed good feel for the opposite field in BP. Had 2 hits in Game 1. Included pulling his hands inside a FB for a hit to the 5/6 hole and an LD over the center fielders head that went for an inside the park HR. 
Power: 95 max exit velocity. Showed decent blast metrics in his BP round that give signs of potential power. Specifically, max bat speed of 70.2 mph and rotational acceleration max of 20.2 are above average for his age.
Arm: RH.  OF - 85 mph. Compact arm action that comes out of a shorter elbow. Four 1 hops and 1 throw was made on the fly. Flashed some decent carry.
Defense: Showed a relaxed approach in his defensive workout. Around and through the ball. Regathered to set up a crow hop. Made a real nice diving play in game action recognizing a low liner and came in for a head first diving catch.
Run: 6.85 runner in the 60.


Evan McConathy, Piedmont (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 180-pounds. Proportional frame, some speed throughout, plenty of room for growth and development.
Hit: RHH. Athletic and even stance in the box, launch angle-esque swing, flys open at times, swing pull side, two-hand finish.  Blast Motion scores 54/48/62. Quality across the board, high rotation score seen with bat speed and hips opening up early and often. Long swing plan keeps him connected longer. Swing development needed for consistent repeatable swings.
Power: 89 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH.  OF - 84 mph. Emphasizes lower body to increase outfield velocity, over-the-top release point, accurate to the bag, 5/5.
Defense: Positioned himself well, got his body into a good throwing position, in game E9, potential in all three outfield spots.
Run: 7.06 runner in the 60.


Jaron Nevarez, San Ramon Valley (CA), 2022 San Diego St.
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Medium athletic frame. Compact upper half. Filling out in his shoulders. Strength present throughout.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed open set up. Hands are back and active. Leg lift trigger that gets brought into backside. Gets hinged into the back hip and internally rotates as he starts his forward move. Whippy and handsy stroke with + bat speed (78 mph max, 73 mph average). More of a level path that creates some natural lift. More of a pullside approach in BP.
Power: 100 max exit velocity. Some pullside HR power is there. Had the farthest HR in BP for the event crushing one 400ft. Combination of +bat speed (73 mph average) and +rotational acceleration (23 gs average) give him a great power ceiling.
Arm: LH.  OF - 91 mph. Above average arm strength. Compact arm circle in the back that is quick to release. Present armside tail. Real nice carry. 6/6 accurate.
Defense: Controlled actions. Stutter steps to set up a clean rhythm when fielding. Clean at gloving the ball. Takes extra steps after fielding it to get as much as he can on the throw. Showed good first steps during game action and tracked down some difficult balls.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. 


Carmelo Rivera, Valley Christian (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Leaner athletic frame. Some present twitch. Stronger lower half. Projectable build.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed stance. Lower hanging hands. More downward angle with his shoulders which creates a steeper path. Handsy and direct with his hands that dominate the swing (22 mph hand speed). Had two hits on the weekend both on similar pitches that produced similar swings and results. Both were low and away fastballs that he took back up the middle for 1B's. 
Power: 91 max exit velocity. Gap to gap power. Bat speed #'s are about average for his level but shows potential with rotational acceleration #'s of  19.6 gs max and 17 gs average.
Arm: RH.  OF - 88 mph. Above average arm strength for his age. Loose quick arm that gets released in good time. Decent carry. Throws were made on a line for 1/2 hop accurate throws.
Defense: Athletic approach to the ball. Takes good angles and come through with good momentum. Clean exchanges and transition into throwing. At times needed some extra steps. Showed well defensively in the OF as well during game action tracking down some tough balls.
Run: 6.81 runner in the 60.


Jack Sampson, San Joaquin Memorial (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Average height, some athleticism, good footwork, speedy.
Hit: LHH. Classic left-handed hitting position, relaxed in the box, hands shoulder height, step and load to hitting position, two-hand finish. Showed good feel to the opposite feel, pop to center field on long in game drive, good eye at the plate.  Blast Motion scores 60/69/45. Above-average plane and connection scores show a swing with high level plane and alignment ability. Showing that he has a consistent swing that can generate good contact.
Power: 88 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH.  OF - 80 mph. Quality outfield arm, did a really good job with long-hop or no hop in showcase showing, beautiful throw in game to home.
Defense: Positioned himself well, good feel in the outfield, quick release, potential in all three spots.
Run: 6.80 runner in the 60.


Max Toporek, Tarbut V Torah (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-7, 150-pounds. Proportional build, smaller frame, some speed and footwork skills.
Hit: RHH. Even stance, got the foot down early to alignment, barrel to ball, two-hand finish. Scored average high school hand speed (19.00) and bat speed (63.50) coupled with 85.70 exit velocity show present and future hitting ability.
Power: 85 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH.  OF - 79 mph. Arm showed some corner outfield strength at 79 mph. Made accurate throws to the bag from a consistent over-the-top angle.
Defense: Positioned himself well, better coming in then going back, tracked a ball in the gap well during the live portion.
Run: 7.02 runner in the 60.


Wyatt Tucker, Del Oro (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/OF
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Current size and strength, strong lower half, room for more.
Hit: RHH. Wide, relaxed and slightly-open setup. Leg lift and plant to hitting position, shows a powerful swing to all fields.  Blast Motion scores 54/61/48. Quality across the board with his ability to get connected and in a good position to hit his highest graded hitting score. 71 mph bat speed and 95 mph exit velocity show his present power ability coupled with blast scores shows power projection.
Power: 95 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Arm swing needs some cleaning up, struggled with in game throws, arm improvement will raise his stock.
Defense: Balanced and under control in the outfield and infield. Slow charging outfield grounders. Looked comfortable at first and around the bag, showing some pickability.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60.


Braden Wilson, West Hills (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Broad shoulders, present athleticism, room for more, some twitch, height needed.
Hit: LHH. Wide stance, expands with two stikes, front foot lift and coil to hitting position, rolls over and rotates front foot, two-hand finish.  Blast Motion score 31/59/55. Average connection and rotation scores show present ability to stay connected while adjusting in the zone with some present power potential. Below-average plane score shows consistent and repeatable swing path needed.
Power: 90 max exit velocity.
Arm: LH. OF - 82 mph. Max effort throws, full body integration, arm plays in right-field, accuracy over speed needed at times.
Defense: Worked quickly to the ball, quick ball to ear to release, 3 outfield position potential.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60.



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