Central Coast Open: MIF Analysis


Ryan Ozella
NorCal Scout

The Central Coast Open Showcase took place at Cabrillo College in Aptos (CA) and was open to players from 2019-2022 classes. The event featured 50+ players, some of whom are highly ranked and rising, as well as some of the top uncommitted players in Northern California. The participants were put through a pro-style workout that saw them run the 60 yard dash, exit velocity hitting station, on-field BP, and a defensive workout before the pitchers threw their bullpens to close out the event.

As part of our coverage of the event we will continue to break down all the data, roll out stats, content, reports, and videos from the event. Today we feature the middle infielders.

NOTE: Click on players name to see video from the event and any previous scouting reports and videos. Many of these players also participated as pitchers and those reports will be posted in the pitcher analysis, coming in a few days.

Trevor Heyn

Class of 2019 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: Pacific Grove
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Trosky Baseball
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.44
60-yard
86
INF Velo
89
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - Uncommitted and one of the top uncommitted players in Northern California, 5-foot-11, 165-pounds, lean body with high waist and wiry muscles. Athletic average runner at 7.44 60 yd dash that plays with more quickness than explosive speed. At the plate showed a very strong bat utilizing a narrow stance with even hands that utilizes a small tuck and turn before gaining ground on the swing. The bat works with quickness on an upward path as it drives through the ball; peppered the middle of the field and deep into gaps regularly finding barrels (89 MPH exit velo). At SS showed natural middle of the field actions including strong footwork as he regularly kept momentum as he worked through the ball and showed excellent body control from all angles. The arm flashed plus with a quick release from a very quick arm that had balls regularly on the line with life through 1st base (86 MPH).

Luke Keaschall

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Aptos
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California Club Baseball (CCB)
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
6.75
60-yard
(07/05/19)
83
INF Velo
(07/05/19)
90
Exit Velo
(10/06/19)
4.25
H-1st
(03/29/19)
Position
60-yard
6.95
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
6.75
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
88

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-10, 150-pounds, lean and wiry strong with seemingly plenty of room to fill out. Looks to be a standout in the 2020 class in the region. Ran a solid 60 yd dash at 7.28 on a slow surface. Offensively utilizes a high hands set up with a high back elbow from a slightly opened stance. His toe tap keeps his weight back and allows him to turn the barrel with his quick hands before attacking the baseball. Peppered both gaps during batting practice and produced 86 MPH exit velocity off the tee. Looked the part of a natural middle infielder with average range and solid footwork allowing him to keep momentum through the baseball. His compact arm is average showing a quick release (78 MPH) and regularly being straight and online to 1st. Impressive athlete overall with frame that can project more strength as he matures.

Justin Deal

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Monterey
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Trosky
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.37
60-yard
80
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-10, 165-pounds, athletically proportioned and put together like an athlete. Ran a solid average 60 yd dash at 7.37 on a slower surface. At the plate works from a narrow stance with high back elbow and even hands. Utilizes a foot lift with slight knee tuck and stays in his back hip for a long time with quiet hands. Showed a quick bat (85 MPH exit velo) from a direct path while driving liners through the middle of the field. Flashed barrel control with more gap to gap power in future. In the infield showed excellent timing and rhythm from SS with strong footwork while maintains low hips and a flat back.  Arm flashes average (80 MPH) that plays up with ability to throw with quick release and multiple angles including knowing how to use his hops.

Mario DeMera

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: St. Ignatius College Prep
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CCB Elite
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.08
60-yard
81
INF Velo
90
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 6-foot-1, 190-pounds on mature and athletic body. Ran good 60 yd time with 7.08 on slow surface. Carried athleticism into swings keeping a balanced stance with high back elbow and showing very strong bat speed. During BP, bat was very loud driving balls deep into the pull side gap (90 MPH exit velo). At shortstop showed ability to get low hips wide while playing with a higher chest. Footwork and body look more the part of a 3rd base with plenty of arm to play there showing a quick arm that produced easy carry on balls from the hole (81 MPH). On the mound worked with a large side step where he finds his foot placement and gets his arm out of the glove very early. Compact arm works quickly getting to 3/4 release point; times where front shoulder can open early. Talented and strong player and one to watch in the 2020 class.

Trevor Leon

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. Francis
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
82
Max FB
78 - 81
FB
(10/06/19)
67 - 70
CB
69 - 71
CH
70 - 71
SL
(10/06/19)
Pitching
Max FB
82
FB
78 - 81
SL
70 - 71
Position
7.18
60-yard
84
INF Velo
(05/31/19)
82
Exit Velo
Position
60-yard
7.23
INF Velo
83
Exit Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.47
INF Velo
82
Exit Velo
82
Position
60-yard
7.19
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
78

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 6-foot-1, 150-pounds, lean and long athletic build, plenty of positive physical projectability. One of the more intriguing uncommitted 2020 grads in the region. Ran a quick 60 yd dash at 7.18 on slow surface. In the batters box he utilizes an open stance with even hands and a high back elbow. He loads the full body back with a lift and hold of the front foot while staying in the back hip. His swing works on an uphill path creating loft with the ball and showing strength (77 MPH exit velo) by driving the ball into the gaps with flashes of more leverage. Defensively he showed strong footwork with the ability to keep his body under control and some natural feel for the middle of the infield. Times where he can play with higher hips while still showing an agile glove. Arm plays up with quickness (81 MPH) and being online while also showing ability to make throws from different angles.

Jackson Vontz

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Menlo-Atherton
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry 45s
  • Height: 5-5
    Weight: 125lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
8.03
60-yard
69
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-5, 125-pounds, young body type but well-proportioned and has athletic look. Narrow stance with a flat bat and high back elbow at the plate utilizing a short knee tuck to time up the pitcher. Showed flashes of quick turns with quick hand speed (78 MPH Exit velo) to match while showing growing ability to backspin the ball into the pull-side gap. Showed growing middle infield skills with quiet, choppy feet that keep him under control as he moves through the ball. His compact arm flashes average (69 MPH) while showing a quick release and keeping the ball straight going across the diamond.

Roman Gambelin

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: St. Francis
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Trosky South Bay 21s
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: S/R

Statistics

Position
7.78
60-yard
69
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 6-foot-0, 145-pounds, sloped shoulders, highly projectable body type and should gain size and strength as he fills out. At the plate shows similar profile from both sides of the plate. Open stance with high hands and very long load of hands where he pulls them back. Bat path is direct to the ball with a toe tap and the ability to hit short line drives (75 MPH exit velo). Swing has lots of moving parts that need to work in sync to be successful. At shortstop moves well with strong feet and the ability to keep a flat back as he widens his hips; also moved well on run showing some body control. Arm flashes average with low slot flicks across diamond that were online and straight (69 MPH).

Benjamin Pajas

Class of 2020 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Soledad
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Aldrete Baseball/Lamorinda
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
(10/27/18)
77 - 80
FB
(10/27/18)
64 - 68
CB
(10/27/18)
62 - 65
CH
(10/27/18)
Pitching
Max FB
81
FB
77 - 80
CB
64 - 68
CH
62 - 65
Position
7.62
60-yard
(10/27/18)
84
INF Velo
(10/27/18)
94
Exit Velo
(10/27/18)
Position
60-yard
7.62
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
94

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-11, 165-pounds, fairly long and lean body type with some present strength and projects to be bigger and stronger. Athleticism showed up more in baseball skills than as a straight line runner. At the plate swung a very strong bat from an open stance. Even hands work into back shoulder and lift barrel to no-stride before very quick hands work on a lofted angle through the ball (92 MPH exit velo). Very strong intent with each swing and shows strength to the gaps with flashes where he spins off the ball. From infield showed more of a 3rd base frame and body type with ability to play utilizing high hips and even feet. Arm works from different angles and can be a bit of a low slot sling arm action (75 MPH).

Nicholas Hart

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Woodside
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry Baseball
  • Height: 5-4
    Weight: 105lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.83
60-yard
67
INF Velo
69
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-4, 105-pounds, lean young body but has athletic look. Ran one of the quicker 60 yd dashes for his age. At the plate he shows a narrow, open stance while keeping his hands low and a high back elbow. Flashed (69 MPH) level swing with more gap power to come. Really used lower half and showed ability to drive backside into the ground and through the ball while keeping line-drives to the middle of the field. At SS he flashed athleticism with average footwork and range while utilizing a lower slot on throws across the diamond (67 MPH).

Kai Holm

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Sequoia
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry Baseball 45s
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.40
60-yard
(10/03/20)
75
INF Velo
(07/10/20)
89
Exit Velo
(10/03/20)
Position
60-yard
7.4
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.52
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
83
Trackman - Hitting
86.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/03/20)
75.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/03/20)
254
Distance (avg)
(10/03/20)
309
Distance (max)
(10/03/20)
40
Sweet Spot %
(10/03/20)
20
Line Drive %
(10/03/20)
80.0
Fly Ball %
(10/03/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
86.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.1
Distance (avg)
254
Distance (max)
309
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-6, 125-pounds, young body type, young face, good looking young player. At the plate works with an athletic stance where he bounces the barrel while keeping a high back elbow. Gets on time with a short knee tuck while turning the barrel to no-stride before contact. Bat path has some loft and showed flashes (71 MPH exit velo) of the ability to hit line drives to the middle of the field. At shortstop he showed good footwork with the ability to field the ball deep. He throws from a lower slot that slings the ball to first while flashing some growing arm strength (68 MPH).

Maximus Alvarado

Class of 2021 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Monte Vista Christian
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: MVCS Baseball
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 140lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.61
60-yard
60
INF Velo
67
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-8, 140-pounds, narrow frame, lithely built. Average runner with respectable 7.61 60 yd dash time on slower track. At the plate he utilizes a crouched and slightly open stance with high, wide hands that work directly to the ball. The bat creates some loft from late impact with an inside-out approach. 67 MPH exit velocity from the tee.  In the infield he worked with wide feet while keeping a low angle on the ball. Arm can continue to strengthen (60 MPH) with longer stab action out of glove.

Brady Spencer

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Soquel
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Paradigm
  • Height: 5-5
    Weight: 117lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
8.72
60-yard
64
INF Velo
64
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-5, 117-pounds, young body, has baseball skill yet still a ways from physical maturity. At the plate has a wider stance where he keeps his high back elbow and even, lower hands. He works his hands back with a slight toe tap that fires the hands directly to the ball with a strong finish (64 MPH exit velo). He keeps a middle/oppo approach flashing some loft when going that way. In the infield he worked with wider hips that play to funnel the ball to the middle of his chest before using a compact accurate arm (64 MPH) on throws.

Rahmi Ismail

Class of 2021 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Serra
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Foundry
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
76
Max FB
74 - 75
FB
64 - 66
CB
66 - 68
CH
Position
7.41
60-yard
68
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-11, 145-pounds, lean body type with some present strength. Ran a solid 60 yd dash at 7.41 on a slower surface. Offensively utilizes a wide stance with high hands and a high back elbow. Swing is direct to the ball with slightly downhill bat path while keeping average hand speed that flashes the ability to backspin the ball to the middle of the field (77 MPH exit velo). From shortstop plays with high hips and fringe average foot speed. Arm showed fringe average (68 MPH) from overtop release that was online after downward stabby backside pitcher type arm action.

Samuel Kim

Class of 2020 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Bellarmine College Prep
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California. Bulldogs
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
83
Max FB
(05/31/19)
78 - 82
FB
(05/31/19)
69 - 71
CB
(05/31/19)
71 - 74
CH
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
78 - 82
CB
69 - 71
Position
7.93
60-yard
2.13 - 2.16
Pop Time
75
INF Velo

Scouting Report

10/7/18 - Central Coast Open - 5-foot-10, 155-pounds, wiry lean and young body type. Offensively keeps a narrow stance with a foot lift for timing while keeping his high hands and high back elbow loaded and balanced. Bat has some length but when working in time has ability to square up balls to the pull side gap. In the infield he works as a deep fielder with a short range. The arm showed carry with a bow and arrow style action and ability to work throws from multiple angles (75 MPH).



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