NorCal Rising Stars Showcase: '23/'24 Pitchers
December 22, 2020
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ISLANDERS FIELD (LATHROP), CA. - The inaugural Northern California Rising Stars Showcase had 35 players take part in as players were put through traditional workout that included the 60-yard sprint, a round of batting practice, defensive workouts at respective positions (multiple spots for a few players), and concluded with main diamond mound bullpen sessions where the pitchers' stats were compiled.
Note: All showcase videos have been added to player profiles. We will post reports by position as the week moves along (corner INFs, catchers, outfielders, 2025 pitchers). The players listed here are ordered by their peak FB velocity.
Tatum Marsh, Valley Christian (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP - One of top 2024s in the state, national rank #130 (#25 among OF)
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Long and sinewy athletic body.
Delivery: Rhythmic over the rubber, separates on time, glides down the slope, slight open stride landing with firm closed plant foot.
Arm Action: RH. High-3/4 slot, loose and quick, full long backside with mid-thigh depth, accelerates arm easily through full finish.
FB: T86, 83-84 mph. Quick through zone, max spin 2240 projects a future plus FB, big horizontal movement with hard run, flashed ability to create sink, pounded zone.
SL: 73-74 mph. Smooth traditionally shaped slider, feel for the zone, smaller breaking slider, slot a bit lower than FB look.
CH: 66-67 mph. Owned bottom of zone, above average feel given age, lots of run/fade, considerable spin reduction off the FB look.
Justin Iglesias, Bishop O'Dowd (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B/3B
Body: 6-3, 170-pounds. From 10/10/20, no change; Lanky body, still growing into a frame that projects very favorably for future size/strength, sturdy lower half.
Delivery: Loose and smooth, gathers with coordination over rubber, in line stride, lands firm with closed foot, stable repeatable delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Overhand slot, quick loose arm, long backside with some depth and near full extension, loose wrist, projectable arm for considerable velocity gains as he ages.
FB: T81, 79-80 mph. Fair life through zone, mostly straight with feel for zone, looks to be a FB that can be used in upper quadrants as spin increases.
CB: 58-60 mph. Feel for tumbling 12/6 type CB, not a hard breaker yet but has bottom out depth in the zone.
SL: 65-66 mph. Smoother break, around the zone, enough late wrinkle to project development as SL to start bats, occasionally tilty depth.
CH: 65-67 mph. Traditional straight change, consistency of release point and feel for bottom of zone is still developing.
Tommy Goodin IV, Agoura (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds. Full size frame with thick, potentially powerful legs.
Delivery: Methodical and composed over the rubber and down the slope, stable landing, in line direction, lands closed, repeated the delivery.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action with some hook/depth behind body out of glove, high-3/4 slot, loose arm through full finish extension.
FB: T78, 74-75 mph. Some flashes of riding arm side life, max spin of 2287 projects favorably for a much firmer FB as he ages.
CB: 57-58 mph. Smoother break with hints of spin approaching 2000, wide break w/flashes of depth, feel for throwing strikes.
CH: 65-66 mph. Similar look of FB, feel for zone is solid and favorably projectable, finish provides some late fading life.
KN: 58-61 mph. Avg spin of 964 with some forward tumbling action, grouped them all near same location.
Jacob Untalan, Casa Grande (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/P
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Lean, trim proportions, strength in lower body.
Delivery: Slow to lift, then quick in leaving rubber, slight open stride with closed landing foot, tilts head off access a bit to get arm stroke through, trails off to 1B side in follow through.
Arm Action: RH. Short compact backside, elbow leads out of glove creating some tension for shoulder to release, overhand slot, quick arm with bit of recoil at finish.
FB: T78, 77-78 mph. Gained feel as session went on, quick through zone, spin is solid and with mechanical adjustments it will spike, mostly straight FB w/occasional slight cut.
CB: 62-64 mph. Flashed ability to get late depth, has some natural feel to spin it though release point will have to extend so as to not cast it.
Austin Steeves, Casa Grande (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF/1B
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds. Lean athletic body type.
Delivery: Smooth rhythm, simple with athletic body control, in line stride, finishes through target, creates leverage against front side.
Arm Action: LH. Long smooth arm action with shallow backside depth, 3/4 slot, quick and easy.
FB: T77, 74-76 mph. Considerable run and arm side life, showed outstanding feel for zone on both sides of plate, can create sink on arm side with potential swing and miss action.
CB: 59-61 mph. Peak spin (2197) projects for a tight quick breaker in the future, two plane action, slot and action can get to RHH back foot or sweep down/away from LHH.
CH: 66-68 mph. Big late fade to arm side, consistent in bottom of zone, has feel and understands how to utilize it.
Ryan Jensen, Clovis North (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-8, 125-pounds. Young lean body, average build.
Delivery: Methodical in feet set up, in line stride squared to plate, controls body well, displayed timing of hands/feet and separation, strong front side mechanics create leverage.
Arm Action: RH. Smooth clean circular back side arm action, compact and controlled, quick from top of his overhand release.
FB: T75, 72-73 mph. Strike thrower, fair movement, help plane, looks to be FB usable to set up other pitches due to ability to locate.
CB: 58-62 mph. Has some natural ability to spin, better in stretch, flashed some sizable shape to oppo arm side.
CH: 67-70 mph. Above avg feel given young age, similar movement pattern to FB, presents as a BP fastball usable in FB counts.
Alexander Masci, St. Francis (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/P
Body: 5-10, 182-pounds. Long body, broad through hips/thighs, sizeable frame.
Delivery: Simple traditional lift over rubber, smooth and controlled down slope, in line stride with stable foot strike, swings back leg around to 1B side, uses legs well.
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action, gets to full backside arm extension with some reach back behind body, 3/4 slot, loose through release.
FB: T73, 71-73 mph. Considerable arm side run at times while able to also get to glove side, showed feel around zone, solid spin.
CB: 57-60 mph. Wide sweeping breaker, can use toward RHH front hip on arm side, more width than depth, slurve like CB.
CH: 65-68 mph. Presents similarly to FB both in release height and movement pattern, flashed dipping life in zone.
Henry Bei, Menlo-Atherton (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-9, 130-pounds. Lean body, lithe, higher waist, some frame with room to fill out.
Delivery: All from stretch, high lift over rubber, foot tight to body, slight cross body stride, lands slightly open, minimal hand movement prior to separation, stability through finish.
Arm Action: RH. Loose arm, circular arm action with back knee depth on back side, high-3/4 slot to full finish.
FB: T73, 71-72 mph. Sinker type FB though occasional cut on glove side, feel for throwing strikes, hints of spin that will elevate the velo with arm speed gains.
CB: 54-57 mph. Slips out a bit early, smooth break, wide shape, fair depth, though slow has some spin to create depth in zone.
CH: 63-65 mph. Showed feel with bottom of zone locating ability, depth with swing over type depth.
Justin Sechler, Serra (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/P
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Long lean body, has some lower body strength, streamlined build.
Delivery: From stretch, starts with left foot forward of right, engages post leg early, swings stride leg out to slightly open stride and square landing, has rhythm, some give in lead leg through release.
Arm Action: RH. Smooth circular arm stroke, repeats well, easy on the back, high-3/4 slot, feel for his pitches.
FB: T73, 69-71 mph. Strike thrower, locates to both side, slight arm side movement, there is more mph in there with a more aggressive arm stroke.
CB: 57-61 mph. Rolling action, big tumbler, feel for zone, control to keep a hitter honest, usable as a complementary pitch vs an out pitch.
CH: 61-65 mph. Considerable spin reduction off the FB look, traditional straight change, above avg feel for zone, works down well, usable off the FB and in FB counts.
Lucca Sanguinetti, Archbishop Mitty (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/P
Body: 5-8, 128-pounds. Lanky young body with rangy proportions to fill out with future size/strength.
Delivery: High knee lift, swings foot behind rubber, heel leads down slope, lands in line with open foot, moving parts though coordinated timing, swings leg around to 1B side at release.
Arm Action: RH. Shallow out of glove, high elbow with hand under, compact, stops and starts on backside, high-3/4 release, some recoil at finish.
FB: T68, 67-68 mph. Fairly straight, sinking fading action through zone.
CB: 58-60 mph. Best pitch, feel for spinning it and dropping into zone, big shape, smooth action.
CH: 61-64 mph. Straight change, feel for lower quadrants of the zone, presents similar to FB with ability to use in FB counts.
Ryan Schnell, Menlo (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP
Body: 5-9, 135-pounds. Lean lithe body type, athletic proportions, shoulders have some width.
Delivery: Rhythmic continuous actions, swings foot past rubber, swings foot around and down slope to open stride, shorter stride, upright finish.
Arm Action: RH. Longer backside, loose smooth arm, high-3/4 slot, mid-thigh depth, head comes off axis a bit to bring arm through
FB: T68, 64-67 mph. Fading running to arm side, fades to bottom of zone with sinkerball action.
CB: 58-59 mph. Spins it well, feel for the pitch, big up and out shape, flashed bottom of zone depth.
CH: 58-63 mph. Reduces spin off the FB look, pounded down in bottom of zone, good feel for slightly fading/dying action, seems to trust it.
Dylan Babcock, Woodside (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 5-6, 148-pounds. Avg young body composition with fuller proportions.
Delivery: Coordinated over rubber, tilts shoulders upward, sinks into back leg, in line stride, shorter stride, lands closed, uses front side well.
Arm Action: RH. Short catcher-ish backside arm action, overhand release, full finish through release.
FB: T67, 62-64 mph. Straight FB, creates some angle through zone, around the zone.
CB: 56-58 mph. Some feel for creating spin, big shape, can drop it into the zone repeatedly, fairly late break can get takes as it presents high early before breaking into zone, has feel.
CH: 60-61 mph. Pounded the zone, some cut action, feel to glove side, finishes well, usable pitch as he ages and develops.
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