Norcal Uncommitted Games: Outfield Reports

PBR CA Scouting Staff

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ISLANDERS FIELD - LATHROP, CALIF. - A total of 37 position players were in attendance, 13 of whom competed primarily as outfielders, all uncommitted.The event was all 2022/2023 grads, with a number of ranked players in attendance. 

In addition to the traditional showcase (60 yard run, BP round, defensive workouts), the pitchers competed in live game action where their data was gathered, and each position player had four at-bats during the game they played in.

(Note: All showcase videos have been edited and added to the players' profiles)



Joey Rodriguez, Sanger (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. Long and lean with sinewy strength and athletic proportions.
Hit: RHH. Tall set-up, off the plate, relaxed, high back elbow that he gets connected with core, medium knee lift out to average stride. Stays upright through much of swing, handsy stroke, upward through contact, has barrel life, fluid swing.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, 75.9 max bat speed, 23.8 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Easy arm, appears to be even more than 83 mph in future, high-3/4 slot.
Defense: Fluid graceful feet, confident approach to ball, athletic actions, good body control.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60.

Derek Waldvogel, Serra (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF - Ranked #180 in California, #37 among OFs.
Body: 6-2, 190-pounds. Physical, powerful build, broad frame.
Hit: RHH. Medium feet width, toward front of box, balanced, hands high off the body, small stride, quiet load, barrel in position to fire. Strong ability to control the barrel, creates separation and leverage, powerful stroke, ability to drive ball to all fields with extra base hit power.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, 75.4 max bat speed, 25.8 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 82 mph. Deeper backside arm stroke, overhand release, full delivery, accurate thrower, above average corner OF thrower.
Defense: Reads ball well, creates good angles to get off accurate throws, appears to be confident in his approach, solid release time.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

Carson Frame, Tamalpais (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Lean strength, sprinter type build, well-proportioned.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open, shoulders coiled slightly closed, wider feet, back elbow high, medium stride back to even, barrel wrapped early firing from flatter position. Able to lift ball, whips barrel to and through contact, full finish with big shoulder rotation, has life in the swing.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, 66 max bat speed, 19.6 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Longer backside to full extension away from body, release time can improve, was fairly accurate, carry can improve.
Defense: Light feet, gets to ball quickly, there is an extra step in the release, range should play as above average.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60.

Isaiah Landry, Clayton Valley Charter (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF -  Ranked #68 in California, #12 among OFs.
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Strong, lean with muscularity, athletic body.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, slightly off the plate, middle of the box, hands start fairly low, smaller load as he creates separation, small stride after slight heel lift. Quick hands, short stroke, works inside, consistently in middle of the field, line drive stroke, aggressive early in the count, speed and gap ability to put extreme pressure on the defense.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, 71 max bat speed, 21.8 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 83 mph. Longer backside, ball exits hand well, 3/4 release, throws generally had some late tailing action with fair carry.
Defense: Quick feet, outstanding jumps and angles which showed up in game play, able to close on ball and make impact plays in CF, there is an extra step as he's getting to throwing release.
Run: 6.75 runner in the 60.

Parker Hellekson, Roseville (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-11, 172-pounds. Average athletic build, still with room to gain size and strength.
Hit: RHH. Deep in box, medium width feet, slightly open, back elbow parallel to ground, quiet hands with minimal load, medium knee lift/pinch out to medium in-line stride. Has power potential especially to the pull side on pitches middle in, lost some of the hand speed on pitches away, hands generally worked to and through contact with ability to lift.
Power: 93 max exit velocity, 67.2 max bat speed, 20.4 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 80 mph. Loose arm, quick release, high-3/4 slot, generally accurate with fair carry.
Defense: Aggressive approach, confident glove skills, could quiet feet just a touch to gain some arm control and perhaps more carry.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60.

Isaiah Herrera, Valley Christian (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Compact build, smaller athletic frame.
Hit: RHH. Tall set-up, narrow feet in even alignment, hands off body with barrel straight up, small toe tap out to long stride, barrel rhythm prior to stretching into deeper load as he creates separation. Aggressive move to contact, whips barrel on pullside, more of a peppering approach to opposite field, has some pop despite smaller stature.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, 70.5 max bat speed, 20.8 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 76 mph. Compact arm action, some tailing action at the bag, fair release time.
Defense: Wider feet as he gathers ball on ground in OF, opens up as he throws, does take good angles, soft hands.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60.

Matthew Dicicco, Bellarmine Prep (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-9, 155-pounds. Lean, sinewy, streamlined runner's type build.
Hit: RHH. Tall set-up, deep in box, open, low hands to start, medium knee lift out to in-line and longer stride that is slightly closed, medium depth load. Flatter swing plane, keeps hands separated from body, top hand was strong above ball in BP round, there are some moving parts in the approach that can create some contact inconsistency.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, 69.2 max bat speed, 20.2 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 74 mph. Smaller compact arm action, fair carry with general accuracy.
Defense: Quick feet, creates clean lines and angles, range can clearly play as a plus given his plus footspeed.
Run: 6.55 runner in the 60.

Robert Kinter, Woodland (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-7, 155-pounds. Average athletic build, compact with some lean muscularity.
Hit: RHH. Toward front of box, medium width feet, very slightly open, tall set-up, smooth small stride, smooth hand load. Flatter stroke, hands fly with ease and speed, able to serve the ball to oppo field, has strength to impact ball, top hand release on occasion.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, 73.3 max bat speed, 20.9 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 85 mph. Deep backside below hips, 3/4 slot, created some carry to the target.
Defense: Patient approach to the ball, smooth in transition to throwing release, fair range projection as a corner OF.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60.

Cam Staton, Placer  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Lean athletic build, has some strength, well-proportioned.
Hit: LHH. Wider feet, even stance, hands start high, medium depth in box slightly off the plate, smooth easy stride, minimal load with quiet hands. Maintains balance, consistent stroke, has good timing and sequencing, uses all fields, stroke and approach suggest a chance to hit for average.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, 67.1 max bat speed, 21.6 max hand speed.
Arm: LH. OF - 78 mph. Clean arm stroke, starts arm circle from hip, accurate with fair carry, acceptable release time.
Defense: Quiet approach, good angles, has rhythm from ball reception into throwing motion, adjusted to different hops, range projects to a corner.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60.

Adrian Ruiz, San Benito (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-7, 140-pounds. Compact body type with noticeable size and strength gains over the last year.
Hit: RHH. RHH - wider feet, hands comfortable off body, starts in crouch in balanced set-up, small lift out to medium stride, aggressive hips, easy load, has rhythm and timing. LHH - similar set-up as RH side though a bit more open, quiet smooth load, maintains balance.   RHH - Works inside, able to adjust to different locations, flashed gap pop potential, game ABs showed ability to drive ball on outer half. LHH - has good timing with ability to spray ball to all fields, consistent barrel contact, has high level contact ability with improving strength.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, 63.7 max bat speed, 21.4 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Slight quiet stab on backside, quick release, full aggressive release, maximizes what he has, gets rid of it quickly.
Defense: Outstanding set-up and mechanics to ball, closes well, game plays showed high level reading of ball and set-up behind the ball while catching in perfect shape to get into throws. Range fits in LF.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

Ryan Choi, Capuchino (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 155-pounds. Average build on smaller athletic body.
Hit: RHH. Starts open, medium depth in box, backside over his heels in slight crouch, hands start off chest before moving to medium load with barrel making easy circle before firing, small lift out to smaller stride. Upright finish with barrel wrapping fully behind back, strong top hand, fires hands pretty easily, maintains a quiet head.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, 70.2 max bat speed, 19.2 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 79 mph. Quick release, aggressive arm action, gets backside through the throw, generally accurate around bag giving teammate chance to make a play.
Defense: Reads quickly and makes decisive move to the ball, feet are light and work quickly as he gets throws off easily, glove skills and feet work together.
Run: 7.38 runner in the 60.

Archer Gemmil, St. Ignatius (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Average athletic body type, still approaching full physicality.
Hit: RHH. Medium width feet, taller set-up, slight pinch of back knee, even feet stance, quiet hands into medium controlled load, medium high lift out to stride. Aggressive stroke, does tend to tip head a bit as barrel is flashing through the zone, high two hand finish, top hand stays above ball.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, 61.3 max bat speed, 18.1 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 77 mph. Clean arm action with shorter backside, some body recoil through finish, average release time, generally low trajectory throws with accuracy.
Defense: Calm approach, sets up well to get throws off with body control, fundamentals are solid though can close a bit quicker to maximize his arm.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

Austin Wang, The Harker School (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds. Smaller compact athletic build, lean strength, has some twitch.
Hit: RHH. Wider feet, a bit off plate with medium depth in the box, very slight balanced crouch, presents as strongly focused, reverse lift stretching hands into deep load. Slashing barrel through contact, quiet head, has good hand-eye control, barrel gets flat through zone.
Power: 82 max exit velocity, 64.1 max bat speed, 23.5 max hand speed.
Arm: RH. OF - 72 mph. Long on backside with full extension, overhand release, fair carry, can get to release a bit quicker.
Defense: Quick feet, chops his steps on way to ball, created good angles to maximize his arm strength.
Run: 6.79 runner in the 60.


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