SoCal Player of the Week: 4/26-5/1

PBR California Staff

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - The season is more than halfway done now in all SoCal California CIF sections and as such, we have begun accepting nominations for the weekly player of the week in the region. We present the winner for our second 2021 SoCal Player of the Week.

2023 1B Ralphy Velazquez of Huntington Beach HS, a player who is firmly entrenched in scouts minds moving towards his draft class, has been on fire of late for the 12-4 Oilers. In three games last week, Velazquez filled up the box score in a way he hadn’t done before. He went 8-for-9 with three home runs including a grand slam, a triple, a pair of doubles, a single, and 11 RBI, and a walk on the week. The hit tool has always been the carrying tool, but his defense at first base has improved to the level many anticipated/hoped it would entering the season. While we are still a couple of years away for Velazquez to be thinking about the MLB Draft, there’s no question that his tools will have the Arizona State commit firmly in the conversation.

For his outstanding performances last week, we congratulate Ralphy Velazquez of Huntington Beach HS for being named the Prep Baseball Report SoCal Player of the Week for the week of April 26th - May 1st. We salute his accomplishments and wish he and his teammates continued success this spring.

Coaches, do you have a Player of the Week or top performer you'd like to nominate? Be sure to check your email in-box each Sunday for our request. Simply send weekly details/stats into our staff by Monday and look for our Diamond Notes article that will highlight top performers who weren't selected for Player of the Week but are deserving of recognition.

The more information you give us, the better... name, position, grad year, B/T, height/weight, college commitment (if applicable), along with the weekly stats. Please also include anything notable, such as the caliber of competition the player faced, the game circumstances that were affected, etc.


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