LA Open: Outfielder Analysis


Russ Morgan
SoCal Area Scout

The Inaugural Los Angeles Showcase took place at Maverick Field in West Covina, California and was open to players in all classes. The event attracted over 50 players. The participants were put through a pro-style workout that saw them run the 60 yard dash, batting practice, and a defensive workout before the pitchers took the stage to throw their bullpens and close out the event.

As part of our continuing coverage of the event we will continue to break down all the data, roll out stats, content, and videos from the event, but first here are some quick hits from what we saw at Maverick Field.

NOTE: Be sure to click on player profiles for full event stats and video. 

Alex Munoz

Class of 2019 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2019
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Baker Valley
    State: CA
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 135lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.58
60-yard
(10/20/18)
66
OF Velo
(10/20/18)
69
Exit Velo
(10/20/18)
Position
60-yard
7.58
OF Velo
66
Exit Velo
69

Scouting Report

10/20/18 Los Angeles Open - Five-foot-9, 125 pounds.  Small frame, has tools that will be enhanced with added weight and size.  Ran a 7.58 60-yard dash. At the plate operates from a closed crouched stance. Showed a preference for the pull side; has good bat speed and drives the ball at times. Tends to keep weight on back leg forcing an “armsy” swing.  Shows good balance and rhythm at the plate where has a solid, consistent approach. From the outfield he showed average footwork and range with passive aggressiveness when playing the ball. Arm strength is presently average with some accuracy. At times he struggled to get behind the ball and at times he was slow to get rid of the ball. When he did get behind the ball and have the proper footwork his throws were from a consistent slot and showed the most accuracy.  Registered a 66 mph position velocity. At 5-foot-9, 125-pounds Munoz has some physical projection.

Nicholas Toney

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Los Alamitos
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Chosen Ones
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 125lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.09
60-yard
(10/20/18)
67
OF Velo
(10/20/18)
75
Exit Velo
(10/20/18)
Position
60-yard
7.09
OF Velo
67
Exit Velo
75

Scouting Report

10/20/1 Los Angeles Open - Five-foot-9 125 pounds. Medium, wiry strong frame that projects for future growth and the easy addition of mass/weight. Ran a 7.09 60-yard dash. In the box he showed a balanced setup, a smooth load, and a short stride. He is balanced at the plate and flashes quick bat speed through the hitting zone where he maintains his barrel a long time. Showed a level swing path that favors the pull side. From the outfield, he showed at times choppy footwork from catch to release. Arm strength is average with a longer throwing motion. Throws were accurate to the plate when his footwork was smooth. Registered an outfield velocity of 67 MPH. Shows an understanding of angles to the ball.

Isaac Mendez

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Method @ EM Speed and Power
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA Bulldogs
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 146lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.58
60-yard
(10/20/18)
63
OF Velo
(10/20/18)
63
Exit Velo
(10/20/18)
Position
60-yard
7.58
OF Velo
63
Exit Velo
63

Scouting Report

10/20/18 Los Angeles Open - Five-foot-10, 130-pounds.  Has a lean athletic build, still has time till physical maturity.  At the plate has a balanced setup, doesn’t have a load. Has a short stride, and is balanced at the plate.  He has average bat speed, short bat path, and is a pull hitter. From the outfield, he has a long throwing motion,3/4 arm slot, at times does make inconsistent throws with an average arm strength, struggles at times at getting behind the ball.  When he gets behind the ball he makes accurate and strong throws. Does show carry on throws with the proper mechanics and good footwork.

Jacob Haro

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Ayala
    State: CA
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 145lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.54
60-yard
(10/20/18)
73
OF Velo
(10/20/18)
84
Exit Velo
(10/20/18)
Position
60-yard
7.54
OF Velo
73
Exit Velo
84

Scouting Report

10/20/18 Los Angeles Open - Five-foot-7, 145-pounds. Has a strong lean body type, with time to add strength. Ran a 7.58 60-yard dash. At the plate operates from a tall stance. Has a smooth load, and a short stride. Is balanced at the plate as he explodes to the ball. Showed fast hands, with a good approach, level bat path, and a knack for the pull side. From the outfield, he showed a loose, whippy arm from a ¾ arm angle. Registered a 63 mph positional velocity. He shows consistent mechanics that help him make accurate throws, as most times he plays through the throw. He has average arm strength presently; uses the crow hop well and his ball has carry. He shows good footwork and a good exchange. An instinctive player, he gets good reads off the bat with a proper first step.

Bryan Martinez

Class of 2022 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Orange Lutheran
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: San Diego Show
  • Height: 5-10
    Weight: 150lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(10/20/18)
77 - 79
FB
(10/20/18)
70 - 71
CB
(10/20/18)
68 - 69
CH
(10/20/18)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 79
CB
70 - 71
CH
68 - 69
Position
7.22
60-yard
(10/20/18)
74
INF Velo
(10/20/18)
84
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
87
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)
Position
60-yard
7.22
INF Velo
74
OF Velo
79
Exit Velo
85

Scouting Report

10/20/18 Los Angeles Open - Five-foot-10, 150-pounds. Has a lean athletic frame, young body, with time to physically mature. Ran a 7.22 60-yard dash. At the plate, he showed a balanced set-up with a smooth load and a leg kick for a load and a medium stride. He uses his lower half well as he explodes to-and-through the ball from a balanced setup. He showed quick-to-fast hands at the plate to turn on the ball, a good approach, in/out bat path. Shows rhythm and fluidity at the plate. From the outfield he shows good arm strength, as he has loose arm action, throwing from a ¾ arm angle. He has some carry on his throws velo was(79 ). His throw was regularly online, as he used the crow hop well, as he gets his body behind the ball. He has fluid footwork and a good exchange.

Kaedon Mas

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Etiwanda
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California Armada
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
(10/20/18)
77 - 78
FB
(10/20/18)
65 - 66
CB
(10/20/18)
69 - 72
CH
(10/20/18)
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
74 - 77
CB
62 - 64
CH
67 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 78
CB
65 - 66
CH
69 - 72
Position
7.44
60-yard
(01/04/20)
75
INF Velo
(01/04/20)
79
OF Velo
(10/20/18)
87
Exit Velo
(10/17/21)
Position
60-yard
7.48
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.44
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
80
Position
60-yard
7.5
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
74
Position
60-yard
7.47
INF Velo
67
OF Velo
79
Exit Velo
76
Trackman - Hitting
87.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(10/17/21)
84.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/17/21)
193
Distance (avg)
(10/17/21)
321
Distance (max)
(10/17/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
84.3
Distance (avg)
193
Distance (max)
321
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.6
Hand Speed (max)
(10/17/21)
19.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/17/21)
70.4
Bat Speed (max)
(10/17/21)
68.7
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/17/21)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
20.6
Hand Speed (avg)
19.6
Bat Speed (max)
70.4
Bat Speed (avg)
68.7
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

10/20/18 Los Angeles Open - Five-foot-11, 145-pounds. He has a lean athletic body, still has time to mature physically. Clocked a 7.47 60-yard dash. At the plate, showed a balanced setup and a smooth load. Shows a short stride with quick hands allowing him to drive the ball. Explosive bat speed, and good approach. Has a short path to the ball, and is a gap-to-gap hitter. In the OF, he has long arm action, throwing from a ¾ arm angle. Registered a 79 mph position velocity. He makes accurate throws most times with present average arm strength. He has average hands and footwork. He does get to the ball and gets behind the ball and plays through with athletic actions.

Justin Rios

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Arcadia
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Hustle-MVP
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(10/20/18)
78 - 80
FB
(10/20/18)
60 - 62
CB
(10/20/18)
64 - 66
CH
(10/20/18)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 80
CB
60 - 62
CH
64 - 66
Position
7.77
60-yard
(10/20/18)
80
OF Velo
(10/20/18)
81
Exit Velo
(10/20/18)
Position
60-yard
7.77
OF Velo
80
Exit Velo
81

Scouting Report

10/20/18 Los Angeles Open - Five-foot-11, 180-pounds.  Has a young, strong, athletic body with time to physically mature further.  Ran a 7.7 60-yard dash. At the plate he showed a balanced setup with a smooth load.  He has a long stride and explodes on the ball. Showed fast bat speed, with a consistent gap-to-gap approach at the plate. In the outfield he showed a short and loose arm action, throwing from a high-¾ arm slot registering an 80 mph positional velocity.  He made consistent, accurate throws, as he gets behind the ball, with carry on the throw. Showed an average exchange, with good footwork and athletic actions.


 

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