Riverside County Preseason All-State: Outfielders Analysis


PBR California Staff

                    

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WILDOMAR, CA. - The Road to the California State Games began at the inaugural Riverside County Preseason All-State held at Elsinore High School. Players descended on the field to show their fall/winter progress in the leadup to the spring season just a few weeks away. The invitation only event drew over 200 requests which was narrowed down to the 80 participants selected.  

Players were put through a customary pro-style workout that included a laser-time 60-yard sprint, a round of batting practice, a defensive workout that includes double-play turns for infielders, and concluded with bullpen sessions for pitchers. We purposely did not include games because we didn’t want to put pitchers who aren’t ready to face live hitters in that situation.  

As we dive deeper into our notes and videos we will release more post-event content. Earlier we released our Quick Hits highlighting 20 early standouts, the Statistical Analysis and now we'll take a look at the outfielders from the event.

(Note: For full notes of all viewings on players click into their profile where all videos have been uploaded.)

Aedan Anderson

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Dana Hills
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: BPA
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 175lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.23
60-yard
(01/05/20)
85
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
95
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State. This is our first look at Anderson in this type of setting. Medium, lean, proportional, projectable, athletic frame. Anderson has tools and displayed above average bat speed, a compact swing, and controls body in the box. Consistently hit the ball hard in his BP round. Moves well in the outfield but profiles better on the corners. Showed an above average arm tool with carry through the cutoff man. As he matures and grows physically, all of his tools will improve.

Jack Boynton

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: La Jolla Country Day
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Hensley Baseball
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.34
60-yard
(01/05/20)
78
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
88
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State. This is our first look at Boynton in this type of setting. Large, proportional, athletic frame. Started the day running an average 60-yard dash. Moved onto his BP round where he shows an open, balanced stance. Is lacking hand speed at the moment having issues getting the barrel on the ball consistently. Boynton will have to develop more arm strength in the future to make an impact. Adding strength and flexibility to his frame will allow him to improve his overall game.

Matthew Calzada

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 2B
  • High School: California
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Eastside Baseball Academy
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
8.26
60-yard
(01/05/20)
69
OF Velo
(09/21/19)
66
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)
Position
60-yard
8.29
OF Velo
69
Exit Velo
64

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State. This is our second look at Calzada in this type of setting. The frame has significant room to grow.  Has made an adjustment with the bat and was more consistent squaring the ball up in his BP round.  Adding overall strength will allow him to drive balls more consistently. Calzada will have to develop more arm strength moving forward as his throws from the outfield faded and were offline. 

Justin Baldwin

Class of 2020 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: St. Bernard
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: New York Mets scout team
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(01/05/20)
82 - 83
FB
(01/05/20)
68 - 69
CB
(01/05/20)
Position
7.06
60-yard
(01/05/20)
84
INF Velo
(01/05/20)
86
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
86
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)
Position
60-yard
7.06
INF Velo
84
OF Velo
86
Exit Velo
86

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State. This is our first look at Baldwin in this type of setting. Small, muscular, compact, athletic frame. Ran a quick 60-yard dash, exhibiting he has lead-off type speed. BP round was crisp, squaring the ball up consistently.  Setup in the box is slightly closed, uses a high leg kick trigger with a hitch in hands. Because he’s so athletic, Baldwin is able to get his hand back in a good hitting position and approach to contact is violent through the hitting zone. Showed his versatility participating in multiple aspects of the workout. Defensively, Baldwin athleticism plays anywhere on the field. Took proper routes, and uses proper footwork in the outfield and infield. Transfers are smooth, quick and displays an above average arm that was accurate often one hopping the glove. Baldwin can add value on the mound as well, and he is a big part of St. Bernard’s success as a whole. 

Hector Valdez

Class of 2023 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2023
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Bishop Mora Salesian
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Cali Kings
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 154lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.55
60-yard
(01/05/20)
78
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
77
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State. This is our first look at Valdez in this setting. Small, slight frame that has significant room to add weight. Setup in the box is narrow and open. Shows a high leg kick with a soft foot strike. Bat path and approach to contact is simple with a slight uppercut. Had a decent BP round with an all fields approach. Adding strength will allow Valdez to get to the inside pitch and drive balls to the pull side. Profiles defensively at an outfield corner. Footwork is proper, but did not have the arm strength to make consistent throws. Bringing strength to his overall game will improve his tools.

Kellen Cohen

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Citrus Valley
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Prime
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 155lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.81
60-yard
(01/05/20)
74
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
76
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State. This is our first look at Cohen in this setting. Lean, medium, lanky frame with long arm, legs and plenty of room to add muscle. Setup in box is traditional and balanced. Shows a moderate leg kick with proper soft foot strike. Hand load ends up in proper position before firing, and work in sync with his lower half. Approach to contact is whippy and extends properly through hitting zone. In BP he showed the ability to square the ball up. Defensively, Cohen needs to work on getting to the ball faster on routes, and having quicker transfers from glove to hand. Arm is below average currently. Adding strength and twitchyness will improve his overall game.

Alejandro Espinoza

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: El Toro
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Trombly Baseball
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
84
Max FB
(01/05/20)
82 - 83
FB
(01/05/20)
66 - 68
CB
(01/05/20)
75 - 78
CH
(01/05/20)
62 - 64
SL
(01/05/19)
Pitching
Max FB
84
FB
82 - 83
CB
66 - 68
CH
75 - 78
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
75 - 77
CH
67 - 69
SL
62 - 64
Position
7.65
60-yard
(01/05/20)
85
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
83
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)
Position
60-yard
7.97
OF Velo
75
Exit Velo
80

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State (outfield). This is our third look at Espinoza in this setting. Progress is occurring as a position player, and body is developing nicely. Stood out in his BP round peppering the L-screen, and hitting lasers all around the field. Body, hands, and feet were in sync. Power tool is developing. Profiles at a corner outfield position. Displayed some athleticism in his outfield session and the ability to get rid of the ball quickly on transfers, meanwhile making strong, accurate throws to all bases. 

Dane Flashberg

Class of 2021 / C

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: C
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Damien
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CA Armada
  • Height: 5-9
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.44
60-yard
(01/05/19)
2.13 - 2.22
Pop Time
(01/05/19)
84
OF Velo
(01/05/20)
79
C Velo
(01/05/20)
84
Exit Velo
(01/05/20)
Position
60-yard
7.55
Pop Time
2.13 - 2.21
OF Velo
84
C Velo
79
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.44
Pop Time
2.13 - 2.22
C Velo
75
Exit Velo
75

Scouting Report

Preseason All-State. (Catcher) Flashberg’s physical tools are developing nicely. He’s added overall strength to his frame along with 15 pounds of muscle. Participated in multiple aspects in this workout. Bat, hand speed has increased and he is starting to drive the baseball in the gaps. 
(outfield) Showed good athleticism on routes to balls using proper footwork and technique. Showed an average, accurate arm with an over-the-top, pull-down throwing motion that had good carry. Profiles as a future catcher.

Malcolm Hsu

Class of 2021 / OF

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: OF
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: St. Francis
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California Bulldogs
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 195lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
78
Max FB
(01/05/20)
76 - 77
FB
(01/05/20)
67 - 69
CB
(01/05/20)
66 - 67
CH
(01/05/20)
Pitching
Max FB
77
FB
76 - 77
CB
63 - 65
CH
66 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
76 - 77
CB
67 - 69
CH
66 - 67
Pitching
Max FB
75
FB
72 - 74
CB
59 - 62
CH
63 - 63
Pitching
Max FB
68
FB
66 - 68
Position
7.86
60-yard
(12/06/20)
77
INF Velo
(12/06/20)
82
OF Velo
(12/06/20)
96
Exit Velo
(12/06/20)
Position
60-yard
7.86
INF Velo
77
OF Velo
82
Exit Velo
96
Position
60-yard
8.07
OF Velo
81
Exit Velo
89
Position
60-yard
7.87
INF Velo
72
Exit Velo
74
Position
60-yard
8
OF Velo
72
Exit Velo
74
Position
60-yard
8.21
OF Velo
72
Exit Velo
74
Trackman - Fastball
76.6
Velocity (max)
(07/23/20)
74.1
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/23/20)
1987
Spin Rate (max)
(07/23/20)
1939
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/23/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
76.6
Velo Range
75.7 - 76.6
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.1
Spin Rate (max)
1987
Spin Rate (avg)
1939
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Curveball
64.8
Velocity (max)
(07/23/20)
63.2 - 64.7
Velo Range
(07/23/20)
61.9
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/23/20)
1659
Spin Rate (max)
(07/23/20)
1576
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/23/20)
Trackman - Curveball
Velocity (max)
64.8
Velo Range
63.2 - 64.7
Eff Velocity (avg)
61.9
Spin Rate (max)
1659
Spin Rate (avg)
1576
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - ChangeUp
67.0
Velocity (max)
(07/23/20)
64.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
(07/23/20)
1747
Spin Rate (max)
(07/23/20)
1691
Spin Rate (avg)
(07/23/20)
Trackman - ChangeUp
Velocity (max)
67
Velo Range
66 - 66.8
Eff Velocity (avg)
64.8
Spin Rate (max)
1747
Spin Rate (avg)
1691
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Hitting
96.2
Exit Velocity (max)
(12/06/20)
86.6
Exit Velocity (avg)
(12/06/20)
283
Distance (avg)
(12/06/20)
349
Distance (max)
(12/06/20)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
96.2
Exit Velocity (avg)
86.6
Distance (avg)
283
Distance (max)
349
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Velocity (max)
90.8
Exit Velocity (avg)
83.2
Distance (avg)
257
Distance (max)
317
Hard Hit %
Sweet Spot %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
22.9
Hand Speed (max)
(07/23/20)
21.8
Hand Speed (avg)
(07/23/20)
73.4
Bat Speed (max)
(12/06/20)
70.2
Bat Speed (avg)
(07/23/20)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.9
Hand Speed (avg)
21.4
Bat Speed (max)
73.4
Bat Speed (avg)
70.1
On Plane Eff (avg)
Blast - Hitting
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
Hand Speed (max)
22.9
Hand Speed (avg)
21.8
Bat Speed (max)
72.6
Bat Speed (avg)
70.2
On Plane Eff (avg)

Scouting Report

(outfield) This is our third look at Hsu in this type of setting. Hsu’s physical attributes are developing nicely. Showed well in his BP round driving balls in the gaps. Swing was controlled, but violent, and power coming along. Has significant room for adding strength, and twitchyness to his overall game. Displayed an average arm in his defensive session, with the ball fading at times. Developing arm strength and using proper techniques will allow him to improve. 

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