NorCal Future Games Tryout: Quick Hits
June 29, 2023
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LATHROP, CALIF - The NorCal Future Games tryout took place at Islanders Field in Lathrop on June 6. Players from this tryout with be selected to build the Team California roster for the 2023 PBR Future Games, the most highly anticipated recruiting event of the year in Lake Point, Georgia.
Since the 2022 Future Games, an event exclusively for uncommitted players, over 400 participants have committed to play collegiate baseball.
The tryout consisted of a pro-style workout that included running the 60’s followed by batting practice and a showcase defensive workout followed by simulated at-bats between hitters and pitchers. This invite only event included many of the area's ranked players in both the 2025 and 2026 classes.
Quick Hits is a recap of some of the top performances that stood out to us. It is not a ranking or top prospect list. Additional content including statistical leaders is available now on the California Scout Blog.For a full list of event results, click HERE
NorCal Future Games Tryout
Brock Ketelsen performed in all sections of the FG tryout. He topped the outfielders and infielders with an 89 mph OF velocity and ran the fastest 60-yard dash of the event at 6.73 seconds. With his bat, he topped out at 94.5 mph exit velocity with his average being in the high 80s. Ketelsen is a multitool player with plenty of athleticism and pop.
As a pitcher, Ketelsen topped at 85.7 mph on his fastball, 76.5 mph on his changeup, and 70.7 mph on his curve.
Fletcher threw a solid 79 mph from behind the plate and had a 1.97-2.05 pop time. With the bat he hit the ball consistently in the middle 80s and had a 50% linedrive rate. Fletcher possesses a lot of potential for his future as a catcher, as time passes, the arm and bat will surely get stronger.
Gravely smashed the ball all over the yard, an average exit velo of 86.2 mph that peaked in the 90s. Behind the dish, Gravely had 79 mph catcher velo with a 2.01-2.03 pop. Another catcher with considerable upside on both sides of the ball.
On the mound, Gravely topped at 87.4 with a 2200+ spinrate. His changeup got up to 79.6 and his curve was at 76.4 with a 2000+ spinrate.
Jordan Ortiz topped all of the catchers with an 1.94-2.06 second pop time and was tied in second with an 81 mph catcher velo. Ortiz hit with an average exit velocity of 87.3 and topped out at 92.0 mph. One of many talented catchers at the event, Ortiz topped the catchers with a 7.12 60.
Cappellazzo was one of the most impressive hitters of the event hitting a towering shot that went 376 ft. He averaged a 93.4 mph exit velo, topping at 99.8. In the infield he threw 87 mph. A highly projectable bat and arm to keep in mind.
On the hill, Grove threw in the low to mid 80s, topping at 84.6, his curve averaged at 67.6 mph with a max spin rate of 2518. The changeup was 75 mph which notched the top spin score among changeups at the event.
Grove also had a good day at the plate, a top exit velo of 92.5 and a max distance of 361 ft.