Prep Baseball Report

NorCal Underclass Trials: Top Outfielders

Blaine Clemmens
Northern California Director of Scouting

The inaugural Northern California Underclass Trials took place at Vacaville Christian HS (CA) on June 12th. There were over 80 players in attendance. As part of our coverage we will be rolling out top position players & pitchers before releasing our Top Overall Prospects from the event. 

*Click on player profile for complete individual stats at the event. 


Tyree Reed OF / Will C. Wood, CA / 2021

Long, lean and athletic, the left-handed hitting and throwing Reed has tools that stand out and also project for an even stronger future. Reed ran a 6.86 60-yard, let loose an 86 mph throw from the outfield, and roamed around the outfield during the BP session like a playmaker and ball tracker. He's got plus bat speed (80 mph exit speed) and projects to have some power in the future. Offensively he can get a little closed off but given the athleticism and talent, hitting adjustments are something he can make. Reed is 6-foot-2 170-pounds.

Gavin Tonkel OF / RHP / Heritage , CA / 2021

Another player with present and projectable tools, Tonkel posted an impressive 6.81 60-yard time, while also having his outfield throws recorded at 80 mph. Tonkel has a long and lean body type, with streamlined proportions and the frame to continue to hold size and strength. Tonkel's exit speed off the tee was 80 mph and as a rising sophomore, his all-around tool set makes him a VERY intriguing prospect. Watching him shag during the BP round and the ball-tracking skills were also apparent, as was his energy. Tonkel is 6-foot-1 165-pounds with a R/R profile.

Kenny DeCelle OF / Vacaville, CA / 2020

DeCelle is a 6-foot-1 170-pound outfielder (R/R) with tools that stand out quite impressively. A multi-sport athlete, DeCelle is still building the skills that will project to higher levels of baseball, but adding up talents that include a 6.77 60-yard time, 88 mph exit speed off the tee, and 78 mph velocity from the outfield. DeCelle not only drove the ball with exit speed, but he has plenty of bat speed on the way to contact. His body type projects quite favorably as well. An athlete with projectable baseball tools certainly is on the wish list of college coaches.

Jason Booker OF / 3B / Angelo Rodriguez, CA / 2021

Yet another fleet-footed and toolsy outfielder, Booker is a wiry and electric type athlete who also possesses baseball talent that should nicely round into impactful baseball skill. Booker ran a 6.87 60-yard dash, drove the ball 86 mph off the tee, and with quick arm and quick release, posted a 80 mph velocity from the outfield. He also plays the infield (3B) so he possesses not only tools and projectability, he has multi-positional versatility. His bat speed is quite noticeable and he has a lashing type of stroke, though occasionally can drop his hands a bit.

Logan Nothmann OF / LHP / Vintage, CA / 2021

Nothmann is a R/L profile and at 6-foot-0 148-pounds he is a wiry quick twitch athlete who easily draws eyes to his game. His 60-time was 7.04 and as you look at his body and then add up the other tools that showed up, including 80 mph velocity and 77 mph exit speed, the word projectability again shows up here. He moves gracefully and given the size and strength he should gain, the tools will continue to trend upward. He can work on getting through the ball with more impact as he displayed more of a contact approach during the BP session.

Jordan Fisher OF / American Canyon , CA / 2021

Fisher is a 6-foot-0 170-pound L/L outfielder and fit right in with the numerous toolsy outfielders at the trials. Another impressive rising sophomore, Fisher showed high level ball tracking skills during the BP round and during the workout his velocity was 75 mph but that arm played up with his release and accuracy. Fisher continued his impressive showing with 83 mph exit speed and quick hands during the BP round. His bat speed was noticeable and he stood out as a player with a chance to develop usable power beyond the high school level.

Logan Azem OF / Serra , CA / 2020

Azem is a left-hand hitting outfielder (L/R) with a well-rounded tool set that stood out across the board. His running time was 7.17, which on it's own isn't exceptional but his burst and quickness stood out. The other tools tested at the trials were also noticeable, with the 79 mph velocity and 84 mph exit speed that rated as one of the higher numbers at the event. Listed at 5-foot-10 165-pounds and though that isn't normally a size of a player with power potential, Azem did show a stroke and bat speed during BP that suggests he's got gap power potential and maybe more.

JC Ng OF / 1B / Menlo School, CA / 2021

Ng is a compactly built left-handed hitting (L/L) outfielder with the type of game that generally will make college coaches take notice. He is more quick than he is fast (7.27 60-yard time) but showed good outfield skills, including a quick release and solid arm at 81 mph. Offensively he has a short swing and contact type of approach, but enough pop (81 mph exit speed) to project that he can get into the gaps and hit with line drive contact and move the ball around the field.

Brewster Mott OF / 1B / Vacaville, CA / 2021

Of the outfielders to make this list, Mott is the one with the power hitting corner type profile (R/R). At 6-foot-1 175-pounds he has wide shoulders and a frame that should hold size and strength as he physically matures. His bat speed and strength stood out on the tee with 85 mph exit speed and his swing possesses both strength and good barrel awareness. He's a fair runner at 7.39 in the 60-yard, again, projecting for a corner position. His 77 mph velocity throwing from the outfield is a number that can rise as he works to develop more arm strength and carry.

Ethan Pack OF / C / John F. Kennedy, CA / 2022

The youngest player on this list of standout outfielders, the left-handed hitting Pack drew attention with a compact stroke and good bat speed. He pounded the ball off the tee to the tune of 86 mph, impressive for a rising freshman. Also impressive as a young player was the 7.19 60-yard time, as players his age generally have not yet gotten to their top level of speed and explosiveness. Pack's 76 mph velocity from the outfield was certainly in the range of giving him a shot to develop plenty of arm strength for the outfield, or at his secondary position of catcher.