San Diego Fall Open: Scouting Reports - Infielders


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SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - Prep Baseball Report California ended the year on a high note with the San Diego Fall Open. With the sun setting an hour earlier and on a weekend that featured the Breeders’ Cup World Championships a mile away at the Del Mar racetrack, the San Diego Fall Open had its fair share of standouts, longshots and new names to help set the table for 2022. The event featured 400 batting practice pitches, 136 live at-bats, 306 defensive in game slots, 96 pages of TrackMan and Blast data and 7 hours of the best game on Earth. 

With so many talented players on hand it was a great day of showcase baseball. The Quick Hits edition hit leadoff for post-event content followed by our stats story and TrackMan pitching analysis. Profile videos have been officially uploaded, helping clear the way for the four part scouting report rollout. TrackMan and Blast Motion provide necessary data needed to analyze and understand player capabilities but the written eye test remains undefeated and an integral part in scouting. Today we take a look at infielders. 

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SCOUTING REPORTS

Gavin Brown, Bonita Vista (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-8, 132-pounds. Slight build, athletic actions, body developing since last showing.
Hit: RHH. Even stance, lift and plant to hitting position, short swing, two hand finish. Looks to keep top hand under baseball - body inlined, short swing.  Blast Motion scores of 22-54-34. Quality connection score highlights his swing mechanics goal of getting aligned and in a good position to hit. Low plane resulting from short swing and low rotation from lack of strength, both scores will continue to improve with strength and body development. 70% sweet spot percentage in BP is notable.
Power: 81.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 72.00 mph. Body momentum and alignment key to throwing accuracy, unable to make off balanced left-side throws, arm projects at second base.
Defense: Executed pre-pitch prep step, read the ball fairly well, displayed fielding fundamentals. Needs to quicken up transfers and release. Saw time at 2B, SS and LF.
Run: 7.85 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jackson Bush, Santa Fe Christian (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Lean and tall, proportional throughout, room for strength development.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance with athletic knee bend, high hands, two-hand finish. College level hand and bat speed.  Blast Motion scores of 43-46-36. Swing shows some current hitting ability and scores indicate that with average plane and connection.
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity. Showed a patient approach and good eye during live at-bats. Walked 3 of 4 plate appearances.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Short arm swing, gets rid of the ball quickly, arm action leaves little room for error.
Defense: Put himself in a position to field, some stiffness, arm and height give him a chance to play all 4 infield positions.
Run: 7.15 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Gabe Camacho, La Costa Canyon (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 6-1, 200-pounds. Larger build with strength throughout. Can add some athleticism.
Hit: LHH. Sets up upright and slightly open. Loads slow and early. Rhythmic hands that get into a slight waggle and end up in a barrel tip launch position. Turns the barrel well into the zone. Slight uphill path with contact out front. Natural loft to the pullside. High barrel finish. Ability to adjust approach mid AB. Two hits during game action.   Blast Motion scores of 32-49-49. Ability to get a good position to hit and current dynamic power help make up for low plane score. Tinkering with the swing to keep the bat in the zone for longer could show immediate results vs off-speed pitches.
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity. Pullside HR pop. 70.3 mph avg bat speed is above average for his level and gives him a good power floor.
Arm: LH. INF - 76.00 mph. Arm works well at first, able to make the throw to second and third with ease.
Defense: Consistent fielding actions, can flip to first correctly, limited laterally, bunt D key, good size for position, can pick it too.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jacob Dagan, Maranatha Christian (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds. Medium athletic build. Higher waisted. Room to add gains throughout.
Hit: RHH. Wider set feet in stance. Uses a smaller leg lift trigger with minimal forward movement. Hands pull into a lower load position. Easy smooth stroke with some present barrel accuracy. Level path. Balanced at finish. Middle of the field approach throughout BP round. 
Power: 91.00 max exit velocity. Present gap-to-gap power. Needed increases in bat speed and rotational acceleration to increase power.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. 4/6 accurate throws during workout. Short and slingy arm action. Flashed some decent carry. Glove taps slowed down quickness to release.
Defense: Average defensive actions. Inconsistent with glove positioning. Decent footwork and lateral quickness. Average exchange. Corner infield projection.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Spencer Davis, Granite Hills (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Well proportioned mature build. Present strength in the upper half.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open in stance. Small gather into backside as he uses a simple forward stride. Hands show present speed and work well in the swing. Compact direct path with present barrel accuracy. Level path through the zone and keeps good extension. LD filled round using the whole field. Hit it where it was pitched. Two LD barrels during game action. 
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity. Present gap to gap double power. Above-average hand speed. Rotational acceleration average of 19.7 gs is above average for his level and shows a good potential power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Average arm strength. 5/6 accurate throws during the workout. Flashed some decent carry across the diamond. Shorter arm action out of an over-the-top slot. Easy effort.
Defense: Showed solid fundamentals at 3B. Lets's the ball come to him while putting himself in a good fielding position. Soft hands with clean funnel up to the belt. Ability to stay at 3B.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Christopher DiPrima, Del Norte (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Medium build that is maturing and filling out. Present strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance. Wide with straight-up feet. Simple foot down early trigger that is in sync with his hands loading back into his scap. Compact stroke that works direct to the ball. LD filled round that worked the whole field. Clean path. Allows the body to tilt and stay in that tilt through the swing. Quick hands and above-average bat speed allow him to barrel higher velocity. 
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity. Some present wall-ball power to the pull side. Average bat speed of 69 mph and rotational acceleration of 17gs shows a decent power ceiling.
Arm: RH. INF - 84.00 mph. OF - 88.00 mph. Above-average arm strength from both spots with similar arm actions. OF throws were a mix of accurate on-the-fly throws and 1-hops with good carry.  5/5 accurate throws from the INF as well. Shorter arm action from SS but loads into scap a bit more in the OF and gets more uphill with his shoulders to get that pulldown action. Doesn't need extra time to get off strong throws with consistent quickness to release.
Defense: Above average actions from both the INF/OF. In the OF displays glove early, fields in rhythm and creates good momentum with his body after fielding to get off strong throws. Heavier feet in the INF but showed good fundamentals. Low fielding positioning with decent glove skills and a clean funnel up to belt. Projects to a corner INF spot.  
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60.  

Jack Gallison, Dana Hills (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-3, 175-pounds. Long and lanky frame, showed some strength in his lower half in batting practice, two-way player with some current athleticism.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open and wide stance, steps into inline hitting position, gets some good support and turn on back hip, smooth left-handed finish.  Blast scores of 53-48-35. Swing scores show a bat with ability to stay through the zone and reach ideal hitting alignment. The low rotation score comes as a surprise but likely due to his swing taking time to get in position.
Power: 91.00 max exit velocity. Batting practice home run to right-field at 345 ft. Lower half drive is promising for power projection.
Arm: RH. INF - 79.00 mph. Showed enough arm strength to stick at third, made a very nice off balanced throw from foul territory that highlighted his showing.
Defense: Spent a lot of defensive time at third base, showing good presence and reaction. Long reach plays up with an arm that can make the throws. Quicker movements overall would have benefits to his game.
Run: 7.68 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Eduardo Gomez, Patrick Henry (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Well proportioned medium build. Present athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance. Wide base with straight-up feet and a slight bend in knees. Simple load. Small and quick forward stride with minimal hand/barrel movement in load. Bat is kept in a solid early connection position early in the load and is kept on plane throughout the entirety of the swing shown with his 84% on-plane efficiency. When on-time, swing produced a lot of LC gap LDs. Had himself an LD single during game action. 
Power: 87.00 max exit velocity. High contact bat with doubles power. Needed increases in bat speed and rotational acceleration to increase power.
Arm: RH. INF - 74.00 mph. Showed average arm strength. 4/6 accurate throws during the defensive workout. Shorter arm action. Easy effort.
Defense: Solid defensive actions. Light feet. Present soft glove skills. Instinctual. Get's body in a good fielding position. Moves well laterally. Ability to stay at the position. 
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

AJ Klubeck, Westview (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds. Long and lanky frame, showed confidence and swag on the field, potential for ideal pro infielders frame.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open and offset, comfortable feel in the box, takes a hack, looks to pull. Rawness overall but there is something in the swing that catches the eye for down the line projection. Blast shows a swing with some hand and bat speed along with good alignment. The aggressive approach showed with swings and misses. Best in game hits have been to the opposite field. 
Power: 96.00 max exit velocity. Lanky frame but with power, the 96 exit velocity a big increase from his showing in March. Would like to see more contact and less swing and miss but cannot deny the already present power in a developing swing.
Arm: RH. INF - 80.00 mph. Arm has strength behind it, able to make throws from multiple angles, some flair to his throwing mechanics. Arm along with current footspeed could translate well to the outfield.
Defense: Looked the part, quality prep step and positioning. The type of on-field athleticism that will get you noticed. Consistency is key and will need to be seen for D1.
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Eric Logsdon, Apple Valley    (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 145-pounds. Medium size. Lean and athletic. Infield build. Room to add gains.
Hit: LHH. Sets up in a wide athletic base that is straight up. Uses a toe tap trigger that creates a present negative movement in his load. Hands stay pretty neutral throughout the load. High contact path that is level and direct (73% on-plane efficiency). LD filled round of BP that stayed gap to gap. Hand dominant. Had two LDs during game action. 
Power: 84.00 max exit velocity. High contact bat with gap to gap doubles power. Needed increases in bat speed and rotational acceleration to increase power.
Arm: RH. INF - 76.00 mph. Medium arm swing with a high effort action. Slight uphill in shoulders creates higher arching throws. Average arm strength. 5/6 accurate throws during workout.
Defense: Smooth defender with advanced actions. Plays through the ball with heel-toe actions. Confident glovework with soft hands. Clean and quick exchanges. Ability to stay at SS.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jackson Lyons, Granada Hills (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 5-10, 130-pounds. Slender athletic build. High waisted. Plenty of room for body development.
Hit: SH. Switch hitter that looks more comfortable from the right side. Similar setups from both sides. Loads slow and early with a rhythmic barrel. Uses a smaller leg lift trigger that gets him engaged with the backside. Loads into a higher elbow early connection from the right side with lower set hands from the left side. The barrel path is slightly uphill. Right side contact is more consistently out front with better barrel accuracy. 
Power: 84.00 max exit velocity. Current LD singles hitter. More power from the right side. Upticks in bat speed and rotational acceleration are needed to increase power.
Arm: RH. INF - 73.00 mph. 4/6 accurate throws. Average arm strength for level. Shorter arm action that is quick to release. Showed ability to throw on the run and change up angle if needed.
Defense: Smooth defensive actions. Light feet and plays through the ball with good heel-toe actions. Soft hands with a clean funnel and quick exchanges. Ability to stay at SS.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Will Marenghi, Santa Fe Christian (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds. Athletic frame, has filled out noticeably since last viewing, more speed needed, room for more.
Hit: RHH. Athletic base, lift to plant hitting position, keeps hands close to body, two-hand finish. Average bat speed has increased by 10 mph to 70 mph. Put together one of the stronger BPs of the day showing some pull side power with balls that had good backspin and carry. The swing and approach are more physical as he looks to slug.  Barrel takes an upward path that enters the zone and stays in the zone a long time with good extension at finish. Had himself two hits on the day which included a hard liner up the middle off a CB.
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity. Batting practice home run at 346 ft.
Arm: RH. INF - 80.00 mph. Transfers the ball well, short arm swing in the back, showed ability to make all the throws, staying on top and finishing throws key to accuracy and consistency.
Defense: Put himself in a good fielding position, relaxed glove out in front approach, SS characteristics. Saw time at SS, 2B and RF.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 

Aidan Mowins, Mt. Carmel (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-11, 185-pounds. Bigger frame with some present strength throughout the build. Can add some athleticism.
Hit: LHH. Upright in stance with hands tucked behind his ear. Simple forward stride with a slight negative move. Body starts some side tilt and slight coil as hands pull back into scap. Barrel gets into a good launch position at early connection. Smooth swing as he turns the barrel into the zone on a slightly uphill path (56% Fly Ball). Bat accelerates later in the swing. Pull side approach with contact out front. A firm and straight front leg allows him to gain some leverage in the swing. 
Power: 91.00 max exit velocity. Pull-side wall-ball power. Bat speed average of 71 mph shows a decent power floor.
Arm: LH. INF - 69.00 mph. Short and wristy arm action. 4/5 accurate throws in the defensive workout. Average arm strength. Quickness in getting off throws.
Defense: Relaxed and under-controlled actions. Gets himself into a good fielding position. Soft hands with a clean exchange which allows him to quickly get off throws. Feel around the bag as well.
Run: 8.19 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Oscar Navarro, High Tech (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS
Body: 5-11, 220-pounds. Sturdy build that is filled out in the upper half. Can increase athleticism with cut.
Hit: RHH. Upright stance with hands tight to body. Loads early into a smaller leg lift trigger. Elbow works up in load as hands stay neutral. Handsy stroke. Takes a direct path to the baseball. Steep-level path (74% on-plane efficiency). He used the whole field during his round of BP. 
Power: 82.00 max exit velocity. Current LD singles hitter. Needed upticks in bat speed and rotational acceleration to increase power.
Arm: RH. INF - 70.00 mph. Average arm strength. Easy effort. 3/4 slot.  Accurate arm on all throws. Medium arm swing at 3B but shorter at 1st. Average quickness to release.
Defense: Showed solid fundamentals. Heavier feet but correct footwork. Fields deeper into body. Decent exchange. Corner infield projection.
Run: 8.31 runner in the 60. 

Dante Overholser, Cardinal Newman (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 6-3, 205-pounds. Big 2024 at 6-foot-3 200 pounds, moves fairly well, heavy feet slow him down, potential to become quite the athlete senior year. 
Hit: RHH. Slightly-open shoulder width base, quick and firm keg kick load to hitting position, active bat path with present speed, two-hand finish.  Blast motion scores of 55-54-60. Graded out well for size and class, consistent bat path coupled with bat speed help explain the high scores. Projectable swing with consistency and numbers that support current swing give Overholser a high ceiling moving forward.
Power: 88.00 max exit velocity. 306 ft - 88 mph EV - 19.6 launch angle
Arm: RH. INF - 63.00 mph. Arm keeps him at first, short arm swing from a low angle, accurate throws.
Defense: Looked comfortable at first, size - reach - low fielding positioning give him a good zone of defense. Showed that he can turn 2 effectively and move his feet to make up for arm. Showed that he can athletically bend at the waist to field and pick.
Run: 8.18 runner in the 60.  

Gavin Strup, Torrey Pines (CA), 2023 
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Physical build with athleticism seen with his two-way player ability. Hustled and competed at the event.
Hit: RHH. Wide hitting set up, simple lift and plant trigger, upward swing path, one-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 39-50-46. Current college level hand (23.2) and bat speed (74). Data shows a swing with developing characteristics with his ability to get into a hitting position and current raw power abilities highlighting his swing.
Power: 85.00 max exit velocity. Hit the first batting practice home run.
Arm: RH. INF - 78.00 mph. Uses his whole body in throws from third, can make all the throws, not afraid to play on the grass to help his arm, capable third-base arm at this level.
Defense: Looked the part, stays low to the ground, focused on every pitch, proper prep step, comes in the on the ball well and fields very well to his forehand. Backhand needs some improvement. Not afraid to play in and take charge of the infielders.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60. 

 

 

Jeremiah Vargas, Eastlake (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Athletic look and feel, showing body development since the spring, baseball IQ and instincts.
Hit: RHH. Shoulder width hitting setup in the box, hands do the work, nice and easy swing, showing all fields ability. Top hand speed at the event (26.70). Blast Motion scores of 49-49-50. Even across the board, showing a current swing that plays with no major weakness and room for gradual development. The elite hand speed along with a swing that plays sets the table for him to begin producing D1 results in game.
Power: 89.00 max exit velocity. Top hand speed with 89 mph exit velocity for a 2024 is promising and projectable in the power category.
Arm: RH. INF - 75.00 mph. Flashes arm strength and ability to make throws from multiple angles. Short swing and bowed elbow limit him some presently. Gets rid of the ball quickly and makes plus-transfers. Has feel for the ball.
Defense: Looks the part in the infield and outfield. Range is average and reads are above average. Might not have the elite quickness needed on the left side but can get it done. Outfield reads and smooth fielding in the outfield might be the best bet down the line.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. 

 

Andrew Wente, Xaviar College Prep (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-0, 157-pounds. Medium build. Lean throughout. Plenty of room to add gains.
Hit: RHH. Simple stance. Loads early. Leans heavily into his backside. Hands push back into load for some disconnection. Barrel flattens early for a more level path (75% on plane efficiency). A tad long at times with the barrel. Balanced at finish. 
Power: 81.00 max exit velocity. Pull side doubles power. Flashes of some power potential with highs on blast metrics with max bat speed at 70 mph and max rotational acceleration at 21.1 gs which are both above average for his level.
Arm: RH. INF - 76.00 mph. 4/6 accurate throws during the defensive workout. Longer arm action with a slight stab in the back at 3B. Average arm strength but showed decent carry across the diamond.
Defense: Athletic fielder. Showed good range and lateral quickness. Decent glove actions. Average exchange.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. 


 

Jayden Scott, Poway (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: 2B/OF
Body: 5-8, 135-pounds. Medium lean build. Noticeable growth since last seen in March. Athleticism is present. Room to fill out.
Hit: LHH. Relaxed and upright in stance. Simple swing. Not much of a negative move. Hands push back slightly into scap as front foot glides forward for a simple stride. Balanced compact swing with a direct barrel path. Hands dominant. Middle of the field approach in BP.  Present understanding of the strike zone earning a couple of BB’s in game action.
Power:  85.00 mph max exit velocity. Flashes of pull-side pop with homer in BP. Upticks in bat speed and rotational acceleration are needed to increase power.
Arm: RH. INF - 77.00 mph. OF - 79.00 mph. Same arm action from both spots. Medium arm swing. Gets into some good scapular retraction and releases out of the 3/4 slot. OF throws were made on a line for 1-2 hops and was 4/5 accurate. Was 4/6 accurate in the INF. Lower throws were the tendency. Decent arm strength for level and flashed some decent carry.
Defense: Average defensive actions from both spots. In the OF he displays early but fields deeper into body. Showed decent quickness in getting to release. In the INF he let the ball come to him. Decent body posture and positioning when fielding. Average exchange. Comfortable going to backhand side.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Central Valley Preseason ID CA 01/08 Fresno Pacific University
SoCal Preseason All-State Underclass CA 01/08 JSerra High School
SoCal Preseason All-State Upperclass CA 01/09 JSerra High School
East Bay Preseason ID CA 01/16 Ohlone College
Central Coast Preseason ID CA 01/22 Hartnell College
Sacramento/Delta Preseason ID CA 01/23 McBean Stadium
Peninsula/South Bay Preseason ID CA 01/30 Canada College
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/06 The MAX - McCook, Ill.

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