Prep Baseball Report

NorCal Notes: Spring Scouting - 2022's

Blaine Clemmens
Northern California Director

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - Over the entirety of the spring, chasing around good high school teams and known players (draft prospects, future draft prospects, etc), most of whom are already committed, a scout is inevitably going to come across players he'd not previously had much or any awareness of. Often times those players are seniors, some who had just been underexposed during the summer tournament and showcase circuit, some who steadily got better each high school season, and some players who just slipped through the scouting cracks. While it might be and probably is too late for them to get scooped up by a 4-year college program, the purpose here is to illuminate them and as most will go to a junior college, get their names on some follow lists as they continue to pursue their biggest dreams in the game.

Order is simply from me going through my rosters, one at a time, then going over them again to make sure I didn't miss a player... again:

Name Pos High School B/T Notes
Korey Williams SS Elk Grove R/R There are only a handful of SS we have ranked ahead of the multi-talented Williams, for good reason, he's a skilled and toolsy player
Jackson Nystrom OF Livermore R/R Physical RHH with aggressive nature and legitimate power, nearly homered into the stiff Casa Grande wind in NCS playoff game
JoJo Roman C Heritage R/R Exremely agile/athletic behind plate, quick strong accurate arm, has a steady presence behind plate and bat talent to blossom
Jalen Owens CF Heritage R/R Ballhawk in CF, perhaps fastest runner I saw all spring, 3.98-4.04 down line on a couple of left side ground balls
JC Agard 3B Sacred Heart Cathedral R/R ProCase participant in 2021, big arm across diamond, middle of the line-up bat talent w/power, big arm also plays on the mound
Chris De Langis CF Terra Linda L/L Had strong statistical season, easy stroke, athletic body w/smooth athletic actions in CF
Michael May 3B Oak Ridge R/R On a team w/many D1 commits, he appeared to me to be their best overall talent, athletic actions, strong arm, swing works
Dylan Snider C Napa S/R Strong athletic body, runs well, particularly so for a catcher, switch hit talent both sides of plate, produced strong XBH numbers
Jake Moore CF Tamalpais  R/R Lead-off hitter, lean athletic body, strong arm, but its the bat talent and plus speed that stands out the most, fringe draft talent
Tyler Wood RHP De La Salle
Long strong body, strike thower with upper 80s stuff, feel for slider to both sides, has CHG too, upside for MORE stuff still there
Dom Tuyor IF/OF California R/R  Hit in 3-hole for one of the region's top HS teams, at-bats vs one of area's top RHP were outstanding in NCS playoff, bat looks real
Gabe Henderson RHP McClatchy R/R  Strike-thower w/compact arm, repeatable delivery, powerful football type body, has breaking ball too, has pop at the plate
Nick Walsh 2B Foothill S/R  Hit-getting ability on both sides of plate, lean wiry body so can still get stronger, approach and barrel feel stood out
Caleb Ford SS Ukiah R/R  Quick footed SS, rangy with sticky hands and compact quick arm, smaller athlete build (5-9 165), quick bat, middle of field LD hitter
Tyler James 3B Vanden R/R  Well-rounded w/big arm, best at-bats and approach & contact on team, showed HR & XBH talent vs one of best LHP I saw all spring
Nick Andrews SS/P Justin-Siena  R/R Legitimate gap-gap bat talent, plays w/an edge and confidence, capable defender projects to 2B, was his conference MVP
Dominic DeFeo C Palo Alto R/R  Physical RHH, power/XBH ability plays gap to gap, steady & strong defense behind plate, good receiver w/hints of C/T talent
Hasani Johnson 2B Franklin S/R  Good runner, quick bat, has some twitchiness and competitiveness that shows up offensively and defensively, lean athletic body
Dylan Peterson IF/OF Casa Grande R/R  Consistent middle of field hitting approach, short stroke, hit-ability w/ability to perform in big moments, solid run, projects as 2B/OF
Alec Nava 2B De La Salle R/R  Strong compact body, lead-off & steady consistent presence for one of top teams, has barrel feel, all fields stroke, gritty competitor


SoCal Rising Stars Games CA 06/04 O'Malley Field
NorCal ProCase CA 06/05 Folsom Lake College
Rising Stars: Delta Region CA 06/06 Delta College
Orange County State Games ID CA 06/11 Hart Park
NorCal State Games ID CA 06/16 Islanders Field - Lathrop
Orange County Top Prospects ID CA 06/21 Hart Park
Inland Empire Top Prospects ID CA 07/06 Corona High School
Rising Stars Game (Invite Only) CA 07/12 Islanders Field - Lathrop
LA Top Prospects ID CA 07/12 O'Malley Field
California State Games CA 07/30 Hart Park