Rising Stars Showcase: Corner Infield Analysis


Les Lukach
State Scouting Director

The Inaugural Rising Stars Showcase took place at Santiago High School in Corona, California and was open to players in the 2022 and 2023 classes. The event attracted over 50 players in these two classes with many of these players likely to be found on our upcoming 2022 Class Rankings. The participants were put through a pro-style workout that saw them run the 60 yard dash, batting practice, and a defensive workout before the pitchers took the stage to throw their bullpens and close out the event.

As part of our continuing coverage of the event we will continue to break down all the data, roll out stats, content, and videos from the event, but first here are some quick hits from what we saw at Santiago HS.

NOTE: Players here listed 3B or 1B as their primary position with some participating at other positions as well. Players are listed in no particular order. Click on players name to see video from the event.

Seth Mifflin

Class of 2022 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Corona
    State: CA
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 160lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
(08/17/19)
76 - 79
FB
(08/17/19)
74 - 76
CB
(08/17/19)
61 - 63
KN
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
76 - 79
CB
74 - 76
Pitching
Max FB
73
FB
72 - 73
CB
61 - 63
Position
7.49
60-yard
71
INF Velo
69
OF Velo
83
Exit Velo
(06/01/19)
4.61
H-1st
(08/17/19)
Position
60-yard
7.67
INF Velo
69
Exit Velo
83
H-1st
5.11

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-8, 155-pounds, medium frame with proportional wiry strength throughout the body. Has present strength in the thighs down through the calves. Squared shoulders with strength down through the wrists. At the plate he shows fast hands that result in consistent barrel contact. Present all fields hitter with a gap-to-gap approach. Keeps weight back before using a high leg kick to trigger the swing. Drops hands into launch position before driving back hip into the ball. At first base he shows smooth footwork and aggressively attacks balls. Understands angles and hops with plenty of arm strength and accuracy for the position. Hands are fast and exchanges are clean. On the mound Mifflin shows a quick-to-fast, compact arm action. Hides the ball well with a high leg kick and noticeable back turn. Uses the lower half to drive down the mound and gain ground. Finish is abbreviated causing him to finish tall. Fastball shows some run to the arm side with hard action. Curveball shows late with 10/4 break from the same arm speed as fastball. Shows command of both pitches. Flashed a knuckleball that danced it's way to the batters box and projects as a very good change-of-pace pitch.

Luke Seibert

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: San Marcos
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 130lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
60
Max FB
58 - 60
FB
52 - 54
CB
57 - 58
CH
Position
9.04
60-yard
58
INF Velo
68
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-9, 130-pounds, long, lean frame with long limbs and large feet. Body projects to easily handle the addition of strength and mass. At the plate Seibert shows some feel for the barrel with a middle approach. Gets extended post contact. Maintains barrel on a consistent plane through the hitting zone. At first base he shows soft hands with clean exchanges and an accurate arm. Footwork can get choppy and he tends to stop them at the ball. Backhand is true. On the mound he shows a short, compact arm action through to a high ¾ slot. Uses a short leg kick and stride down the mound. Tends to snap head causing him to lose sight of the plate. Fastball shows slight movement which he keeps down in the zone. Curveball has 1/7 shape with gradual break from the same arm speed as the fastball. Keeps pitch down in the zone and flashes command. Changeup is developing and shows the occasional arm side run. Tends to slow arm on the pitch. Seibert projects very well on the mound with future physical maturation.

Casey Borba

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Orange Lutheran
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Alpha Prime
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(08/01/20)
82 - 83
FB
(08/01/20)
75 - 77
CB
(08/01/20)
76 - 78
CH
(08/01/20)
Pitching
Max FB
83
FB
82 - 83
CB
75 - 77
CH
76 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 83
CB
75 - 77
CH
72 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 77
CB
63 - 65
CH
69 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
74 - 77
CB
62 - 65
Position
7.37
60-yard
(07/28/21)
80
INF Velo
(08/01/20)
93
Exit Velo
(02/06/21)
Position
60-yard
7.37
INF Velo
76
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
93
Position
60-yard
7.83
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.83
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.59
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo
85
Position
60-yard
7.97
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
76
Trackman - Hitting
98.5
Exit Velocity (max)
(06/08/22)
92.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
(10/03/22)
268
Distance (avg)
(06/08/22)
372
Distance (max)
(10/03/22)
69
Hard Hit %
(10/03/22)
78
Sweet Spot %
(02/06/21)
56
Line Drive %
(02/06/21)
72.7
Fly Ball %
(08/01/20)
31
Ground Ball %
(10/03/22)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
92.2
Distance (avg)
245
Distance (max)
372
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
98.5
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.9
Distance (avg)
268
Distance (max)
366
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.4
Distance (avg)
237
Distance (max)
341
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
95.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
90.4
Distance (avg)
237
Distance (max)
341
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.7
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.6
Distance (avg)
244
Distance (max)
343
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
94.1
Exit Velocity (avg)
85.1
Distance (avg)
261
Distance (max)
362
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
25.6
Hand Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
24.6
Hand Speed (avg)
(08/01/20)
73.7
Bat Speed (max)
(08/01/20)
69.4
Bat Speed (avg)
(02/06/21)
25.7
Rot. Acc (max)
(08/01/20)
23.0
Rot. Acc (avg)
(08/01/20)
68
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/28/21)
76
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/28/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
22.2
Bat Speed (max)
71.7
Bat Speed (avg)
66.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
22.2
Bat Speed (max)
71.7
Bat Speed (avg)
66.9
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
22
Hand Speed (avg)
21.4
Bat Speed (max)
73.6
Bat Speed (avg)
69.4
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
25.6
Hand Speed (avg)
24.6
Bat Speed (max)
73.7
Bat Speed (avg)
68
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
74.44
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
74.44

Swift

Swift
0.33
RSi (max)
(06/08/22)
0.24
RSi (avg)
(06/08/22)
1761
Jump Power (max)
(06/08/22)
Swift
RSi (max)
0.33
RSi (avg)
0.24
Jump Power (max)
1761

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-10, 165-pounds, medium-large frame, squared shoulders with wiry strength down through the wrists. Lower half is strong and thick down through the calves. At the plate Borba shows a quiet, balanced setup. Uses a short leg lift and stride trigger to initiate swing. Hands are quick through the zone and he maintains barrel on a consistent path keeping the barrel in the zone a long time on a slight uphill path. Is short to the ball and long through it. Finish is balanced. Defensively Borba shows athleticism in getting to and attacking balls and playing through them. Exchanges are clean and he shows plenty of arm to make accurate throws. Also shows the ability to throw from multiple angles with carry. Has some range which projects well at third base.

Ralph Velazquez

Class of 2023 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Huntington Beach
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California Blues
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 210lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.64
60-yard
(01/04/20)
1.99 - 2.09
Pop Time
(01/04/20)
82
INF Velo
(01/04/20)
80
C Velo
(01/04/20)
88
Exit Velo
(01/04/20)
Position
60-yard
7.64
Pop Time
1.99 - 2.09
INF Velo
82
C Velo
80
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
8.63
Pop Time
2.31 - 2.4
C Velo
74
Exit Velo
78

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-8, 160-pounds, medium/large frame with defined strength in the lower half and squared shoulders with wiry strength down through to the wrists. Velazquez has the look of a hitter in the box where he starts with a wide base and uses a slight toe tap trigger. Drops hands into launch position and explodes his back hip into the swing with fast hands. Shows feel and control of the barrel. All fields hitter presently with some pull side pop presently that projects for power in the future. Defensively Velazquez is instinctive in his approach. Charges ball with conviction but tends to stop feet at the ball before restarting. Hands are soft and exchanges clean. Has plenty of arm presently to make throws from multiple angles with some life and accuracy. Not afraid to lay out to get to a ball. Backhand is true and consistent. Understands hops and angles and shows the ability to adjust to them while approaching balls before funnelling out front.

Van Sidebotham

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Corona del Mar
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: West Coast Blackdogs
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 191lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.58
60-yard
(01/04/20)
77
INF Velo
(01/04/20)
87
Exit Velo
(01/04/20)
Position
60-yard
7.58
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-9, 150-pounds, medium/large frame with noticeable strength in the lower half. Sloped-to-squared shoulders with wiry strength in the upper half. Long limbs with large feet. At the plate Sidebotham's setup is balanced with a smooth load and a short stride. Incorporates the lower half well while finishing in a balanced position. He shows quick-to-fast hands and the ability to get the barrel on the ball no matter the pitch's location. Keeps hands close to chest/torso before exploding them into the ball. Has some present pull side pop that projects to over-the-fence power as he matures physically. Defensively he shows an excellent pre-pitch routine with athletic actions. Shows fluid footwork with range to both sides while playing through balls in front. Hands are soft with cean exchanges. Has plenty of arm strength to make throws from multiple angles with some life and carry. Sidebotham has shown considerable improvement since we saw him at SoCal Underclass Trials.

Daniel Moreno

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Los Osos
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA Bulldogs National
  • Height: 5-7
    Weight: 152lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
8.03
60-yard
2.19 - 2.40
Pop Time
76
INF Velo
69
C Velo
73
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-7, 152-pounds, medium frame with significant strength in lower half, high backside, large feet, developing strength in upper half. Moreno shows high level athleticism on defense where his footwork is smooth and his range is above average to both sides. Plays through balls after gathering out front. Hands are soft with quick/clean exchanges. Arm strength is present and shows the ability to throw from multiple angles with accuracy. At the plate Moreno shows a consistent barrel plane/path that he keeps in the zone a long time. Tends to cut off swing after contact. Has feel/control of the barrel that he regularly gets on the ball. Has an opposite field approach and peppered the right-center-field gap throughout batting practice. Uses a balanced setup with a smooth, back load and a short stride before doing an excellent job of driving his back hip into the ball. Finish is balanced.

Wyatt Doty

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Yucaipa
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: IE Prime
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
81
Max FB
78 - 79
FB
70 - 71
CB
75 - 79
CH
Position
8.02
60-yard
77
INF Velo
78
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Six-foot-1, 185-pounds, large frame, strength throughout frame particularly in the lower half, squared shoulders with wiry strength down through into the wrists. At the plate Doty stars with an upright, balanced setup before a backside load and a slight leg lift initiate the swing. Shows present bat speed and control of the barrel. Has present strength at the plate that resulted in line drives to all fields during batting practice. Had one of the loudest rounds of batting practice on the day. Ball jumps off his bat. Defensively Doty shows excellent glovework with plenty of arm strength from the left side of the infield. Shows range to both sides with fair footwork. Bends at the hips while maintaining a sturdy base when fielding. Doty oozes projection on the mound where he flashes a three-pitch mix with each offering being average at worst presently. Shows a quick-to-fast arm from a compact slot in the back through to a ¾ slot at release. Gains ground down the mound with a high, athletic left leg movement down through the mound where he gains lots of ground. Ball jumps out of his hands. Curveball (slurvy) is arguably best present pitch with its late, sharp, sinking action that he keeps at or below the knees. Fastball shows run to the arm side with life as it enters the hitting zone. Changeup is still developing in terms of feel and consistency, but when thrown with conviction is flashes some arm side run with sinking action in on righties.

Liam Herrera

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: San Marcos
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA Wave
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 215lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
72
Max FB
68 - 71
FB
64 - 68
CH
Position
8.65
60-yard
71
INF Velo
79
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-7, 150-pounds, large frame with a strong, thick lower half and developing form and strength in the upper half and large feet. Herrera shows an upright, slightly open setup at the plate where he uses a short stride to time his swing. Has a present quick bat while he maintains his barrel on a consistent plane through the hitting zone. Flashes some present pop that could develop into over-the-fence power in the future. Maintains barrel on a slightly uphill swing path through his swing resulting in consistent barrel contact. On the infield Herrera shows some athletic movement with fair footwork and average range to both sides. The arm shows the ability to make throws from multiple angles with some accuracy and life. On the mound Herrera shows a short arm swing with an over-the-top release point. Arm speed is average and consistently repeatable through to the release point. Arm is compact in the back. Fastball worked up in the zone and to both sides of the plate. Changeup flashes some arm side run and slight sinking action into righties.

Tyler Stull

Class of 2023 / SS

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: SS
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Chino Hills
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: GBG Renegades Marucci
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.11
60-yard
(07/28/21)
73
INF Velo
(07/28/21)
93
Exit Velo
(10/11/20)
Position
60-yard
7.11
INF Velo
73
Position
60-yard
7.25
INF Velo
71
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.26
INF Velo
68
Exit Velo
90
Position
60-yard
7.21
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
93
Trackman - Hitting
93.3
Exit Velocity (max)
(07/30/22)
87.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
(07/30/22)
283
Distance (avg)
(07/30/22)
330
Distance (max)
(07/30/22)
40
Hard Hit %
(07/30/22)
85
Sweet Spot %
(07/28/21)
60
Line Drive %
(07/30/22)
46.2
Fly Ball %
(07/28/21)
40
Ground Ball %
(03/14/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
93.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
87.9
Distance (avg)
283
Distance (max)
330
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
86
Distance (avg)
236
Distance (max)
327
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
88.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
86
Distance (avg)
236
Distance (max)
327
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
87.3
Exit Velocity (avg)
77.7
Distance (avg)
181
Distance (max)
304
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
89.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
75.5
Distance (avg)
147
Distance (max)
287
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
92.9
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.3
Distance (avg)
212
Distance (max)
320
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Ground Ball %
Blast - Hitting
24.5
Hand Speed (max)
(10/11/20)
23.5
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/11/20)
74.4
Bat Speed (max)
(10/11/20)
71.6
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/11/20)
22.3
Rot. Acc (max)
(07/07/21)
18.1
Rot. Acc (avg)
(10/11/20)
59
On Plane Eff (avg)
(07/30/22)
82
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
(07/07/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.5
Hand Speed (avg)
19.5
Bat Speed (max)
70.4
Bat Speed (avg)
65.7
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.9
Hand Speed (avg)
20.6
Bat Speed (max)
68.2
Bat Speed (avg)
66
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.9
Hand Speed (avg)
20.6
Bat Speed (max)
68.2
Bat Speed (avg)
66
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24
Hand Speed (avg)
21.2
Bat Speed (max)
68.8
Bat Speed (avg)
64
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
21.5
Hand Speed (avg)
20.1
Bat Speed (max)
66.5
Bat Speed (avg)
62.3
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)
MaxOnPlaneEfficiency
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
24.5
Hand Speed (avg)
23.5
Bat Speed (max)
74.4
Bat Speed (avg)
71.6
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff (avg)

Vizual_Edge

Visual Skills
53.77
Edge Score
(07/28/21)
Visual Skills
Edge Score
53.77

Swift

Swift
1.72
10-yd
(07/30/22)
4.00
30-yd
(07/30/22)
7.29
60-yd
(07/30/22)
18.7
Run speed (max)
(07/30/22)
8.2
Run Speed (avg)
(07/30/22)
1.59
RSi (max)
(07/30/22)
1.15
RSi (avg)
(07/30/22)
1448
Jump Power (max)
(07/30/22)
25.8
Jump Height (max)
(07/30/22)
25.2
Jump Height (avg)
(07/30/22)
Swift
10-yd
1.72
30-yd
4
60-yd
7.29
Run speed (max)
18.7
Run Speed (avg)
8.2
RSi (max)
1.59
RSi (avg)
1.15
Jump Power (max)
1448
Jump Height (max)
25.8
Jump Height (avg)
25.2

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-9, 140-pounds, medium, long and lean frame with large feet, squared shoulders and wiry strength throughout the body. Stull shows some present pull side pop with a middle approach with consistent barrel contact. Present strength is average but projectable given his frame. Starting from an upright, slightly open, narrow stance, Stull drops hands into load position before using a short stride to drive hands and back hip into ball. Defensively Stull shows fluid footwork and above average range with an understanding of angles and hops and the athleticism to get to the ball in ready position. Hands are quick with clean exchanges and has enough arm strength to make throws from multiple angles with some accuracy.

Logan Pennell

Class of 2022 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Yucaipa
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(08/17/19)
75 - 79
FB
(08/17/19)
67 - 68
CB
(08/17/19)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
75 - 79
CB
67 - 68
Position
7.68
60-yard
86
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Six-foot-1, 190-pounds, large, physical frame with strength throughout the body particularly in the shoulders and the lower half. Pennell did not participate in the defensive portion of the event having to leave due to an emergency. At the plate Pennell shows quick-to-fast hands that he uses to whip the bat through the hitting zone with present above average speed. Pennell shows present pull side power from a middle-left approach. He shows a consistent barrel path that he keeps in the hitting zone a long time. From a slightly crouched and open stance, Pennell uses a short leg lift and stride to initiate his swing. Drops his hands into launch position before exploding through the hitting zone with excellent use of the lower half. Power really projects for future over-the-fence potential in the future.

Ryan Espinoza

Class of 2023 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: Eastlake
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA Wave
  • Height: 5-8
    Weight: 130lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.77
60-yard
61
INF Velo
65
Exit Velo

Scouting Report

9/23/18 - Rising Stars Showcase - Five-foot-8, 130-pounds, medium frame that is long and lean with wiry strength throughout the body. At the plate Espinoza shows an upright, balanced setup before using a pronounced leg lift trigger to initiate his swing. Shows some feel for the barrel through the zone to contact and extension. Espinoza is a rhythmic defender with excellent footwork that plays through the ball. Backhand is true and consistent with clean transfers. Has enough present arm strength to make throws from multiple angles with accuracy and some life. With continued physical maturity Espinoza projects given his current skill set and abilities.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Central Coast Open CA 10/07 Cabrillo College
Senior Games (Invite Only) CA 10/13 JSerra High School
Los Angeles Open CA 10/20 Maverick Field

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