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NCTB Fall Classic: 2020 Players Spotlight

PBR Scouting Staff

The second annual NCTB Fall Classic Powered by Prep Baseball Report California featured 16 teams with talented players in all four current grad classes in attendance. Today we roll out a list of 2020 grads who caught the eye of our scouting staff during the game action this past weekend in Stockton (CA).

Players are listed in no particular order. Please be sure to click on the player name for access to their full profile, including reports, stats, and video when applicable. All of these players are UNCOMMITTED, unless otherwise noted.

Grad, Pos, Name, High School, NCTB Tournament Team

2020 C Omar Plascencia (Lodi HS) - Mavericks Baseball - Physically put-together, defense regularly shows up w/strong arm (79 mph) & low pop-times (1.94), offense showed up with in-game HR power

2020 RHP Aidan Lee (Monte Vista Christian HS) - Dub Dynasty Black - Lanky 6'3" w/loose easy arm, controlled cross body stride w/deception, FB up to easy 86, CB cross-zone scissor affect 67-68 mph 

2020 RHP Jake Buxton (Tamalpais HS) - NCTB Navy - Lean bodied pitcher with favorable projection, quick arm w/fastball up to 87 mph & a slider that flashed as a potential swing/miss pitch (70-72 mph)

2020 CF Michael Mugan (Monterey HS) - NCTB Navy - Compact twitchy type build with lean strength, speed is a plus attribute, rangy in CF, good arm, bat speed and gap power are there, tools play well

2020 C Nico Gomez (St. Mary's HS-Stockton) - Club All Star - Highly competitive player, outstanding defender w/receiving skills, strong accurate arm to all bases, & game-changing block skills/effort

2020 RHP/1B Jonathan Sarmiento (Kimball HS) - Club All Star - St. Mary's commit is an imposing 6'5" with a big arm, FB up to 89 mph & a potentially wipe-out SL. Bat also plays w/plus power potential

2020 MIF Armis Morris (Westmont HS) - California Bulldogs - Compactly built w/good lower body strength, repeatedly barreled balls, compact stroke w/pop, quick MIF release, good motor, runs well

2020 SS Jaylen Anteneh (Bishop O'Dowd HS) - Club All Star - Switch-hitting MIF hit well both sides of plate, more physical on right side, good speed on bases, plays w/energy, arm & glove play at SS

2020 3B Josh Hardoman (Alpha Charter School) - West Coast Premier - Strong body built for the hot corner with arm & glove talent to play there, offensively displayed line drive carry from gap to gap

2020 SS Rudy Rodriguez (Elk Grove HS) - West Coast Premier - Flashed tools all over the field w/an athletic body, bat speed & middle approach w/loft power, smooth glove skills & left side arm strength

2020 LHP Rio Britton (Capital Christian HS) - CBA-Sacramento - Long/lanky body that is increasingly gaining good size, long loose easy arm, highly projectable, FB up to 87, feel of smaller CB 74-76

2020 C Jacob Weiss (Buhach Colony HS) - NCTB Scarlet - Lean, long & projectable body type, tools across the board w/bat speed & power potential, strong accurate arm, quiet receiver, good block effort

2020 1B/OF/LHP Sam Brown (Petaluma HS) - NCTB Navy - Burly frame (L/L) but athletic & it showed in 3 positions, has legitimate power potential to CF/RF, on mound FB up to 85 w/feel of breaking stuff

2020 MIF Benjamin Pajas (Soledad HS) -  Aldrete Baseball - Wiry strong player w/aggressiveness, swing gets off easy w/explosive hands, ball jumps (94 exit mph) and arm plays on left side (84 mph)

2020 INF Vinnie Bachelier (Capital Christian HS) - CBS-Sacramento - Good physical strength, no-nonsense approach to the game, consistently hits ball hard w/compact stroke, arm plays on left side

2020 OF Tyler Keenan (Monte Vista Christian HS) - Dub Dynasty Black - Physical centerfielder w/tools that draw easy attention. Good range, strong arm, ability to drive ball in the middle of the field.

2020 C Landon Wallace (Roseville HS) - CBA-Sacramento - Nevada commit, leader type field presence, quick bat w/present gap power & more as he fills out, good receiver w/subtle framing skills

2020 C Nick Poss (Liberty HS) - EJ Sports Warriors - San Francisco commit, athletic w/high level catch/throw skills, quiet receiver w/soft/strong hands, barrel awareness & consistently good approach

2020 OF Ryan Lew (Tokay HS) - Club All Star - Exciting player w/plus speed (repeatedly 4.2 & below home-1st), sound hitting approach w/plate coverage & lead-off type skills, puts pressure on defense

2020 RHP Angelo Zazzarino (Lodi HS) - Lodi Reds - Strong athletic body w/a quick arm, showed FB up to 85 mph, still developing pitchability and didn't show a secondary pitch, but good arm to know


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