SoCal Preseason All-State: Corner Infielders Analysis


Steve Doherty
SoCal Area Scout

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA - This week we take a look at some standout performers from the SoCal Preseason All-State that was held at JSerra High School on Saturday, January 5th. Earlier we posted a Quick Hits story with multiple early standouts. We also released our stats leaderscatchers analysis and outfielders analysis pieces earlier this week. 

Today we bring you the corner infielders analysis. Players are listed in no particular order. Position listed is the primary position players have listed in their profiles. Be sure to click on the player profile for full video from this event and more notes from other viewings. 

 

Shayne Simpson

Class of 2020 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: 3B
  • High School: El Toro
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Saddleback Cowboys/A's Scout Team
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.20
60-yard
(01/05/19)
80
INF Velo
(01/05/19)
87
Exit Velo
(01/05/19)
Position
60-yard
7.2
INF Velo
80
Exit Velo
87

Scouting Report

1/5/19 - SoCal preseason All-State. Uncommitted. 6-foot-3, 200-pounds. Tall, proportionally strong, athletic frame, long arms, legs and high waist with significant physical projection remaining. Prototypical first baseman's body. Simpson displays a natural, rhythmic left-handed swing path with an advanced, aggressive approach and whippy bat. Shows plate awareness and the ability to use both sides outfield the field with excellent hand-eye coordination. Lacks strength in frame to do big damage now, but will be able to drive balls deep into gaps for high doubles totals and ability to drive over right field wall regularly as he ages and grows stronger. Defensively, Simpson demonstrates soft hands, excellent footwork around first base, and the ability to turn the double play with ease. He is not a true base threat but will be adequate on the bases.

Gunnar Mansfield

Class of 2021 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Orange Lutheran
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: So Cal Birds
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 165lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
77
Max FB
(10/24/20)
74 - 76
FB
(10/24/20)
68 - 70
SL
(10/24/20)
Position
7.47
60-yard
(07/31/19)
81
INF Velo
(07/31/19)
81
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
Position
60-yard
7.47
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
81
Position
60-yard
7.5
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
63
Trackman - Fastball
76.68
Velocity (max)
(10/24/20)
74.55
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/24/20)
2257
Spin Rate (max)
(10/24/20)
2152
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/24/20)
Trackman - Fastball
Velocity (max)
76.68
Velo Range
73.95 - 76.46
Eff Velocity (avg)
74.55
Spin Rate (max)
2257
Spin Rate (avg)
2152
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %
Trackman - Slider
69.52
Velocity (max)
(10/24/20)
68.21
Eff Velocity (avg)
(10/24/20)
2341
Spin Rate (max)
(10/24/20)
2270
Spin Rate (avg)
(10/24/20)
Trackman - Slider
Velocity (max)
69.52
Velo Range
68.29 - 69.52
Eff Velocity (avg)
68.21
Spin Rate (max)
2341
Spin Rate (avg)
2270
IVB (max)
IVB (avg)
HM (max)
HM (avg)
Extension (avg)
Release Ht (avg)
Spin Score (max)
Zone %

Scouting Report

1/5/19 - SoCal preseason All-State. Uncommitted. 6-foot-1, 160-pounds. Tall, wiry frame with slim high waist and room for significant physical grow. Mansfield shows a balanced swing, and hit the ball hard to all fields with a solid approach in his batting practice round. Flashed some soft hands with good footwork often beating the ball to the spot. Backhand was true. Displayed and average arm on throws to first base. Mansfield is an average runner that will be able to increase speed with added leg strength.

Cooper Munro

Class of 2020 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: C
  • High School: Beckman
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA marucci
  • Height: 6-6
    Weight: 205lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Position
7.71
60-yard
(09/28/19)
84
INF Velo
(01/05/19)
91
Exit Velo
(09/28/19)
4.99
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.71
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
8.17
INF Velo
84
Exit Velo
88

Scouting Report

1/5/19 - SoCal preseason All-State. Uncommitted. 6-foot-5, 190-pounds. Tall, large frame, narrow chest, long arms and legs with high waist. Plenty of room to add muscle and core strength. Offensively his weight transfer was getting stuck often rotating on front leg and ankle putting him off balance at times. Shows the ability to keep his barrel path on a consistent plane through the hitting zone. Hands are average in speed not always allowing him to get the barrel on inside pitches. Displayed average arm on throws across the diamond. Excellent awareness and consistent footwork around the bag at first base.

Daniel Garcia

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: OF
  • High School: Yucaipa
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Team Prime
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 180lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.64
60-yard
(06/08/19)
2.04 - 2.25
Pop Time
(06/08/19)
75
INF Velo
(01/05/19)
75
C Velo
(06/08/19)
92
Exit Velo
(01/05/19)
4.38
H-1st
(06/08/19)
Position
60-yard
7.64
Pop Time
2.04 - 2.25
C Velo
75
H-1st
4.38
Exit Velo
84
Position
60-yard
7.83
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
92

Scouting Report

1/5/19 - SoCal preseason All-State. GCU commit. 5-foot-11, 185-pounds. Large, thick, durable frame with power in legs. Natural left-handed swing path with quick, strong hands that generate excellent bat speed. Displays a balanced, rotational swing with a quiet head. Future over the fence power potential. Demonstrated the ability to handle the bat and use both sides outfield the field with excellent hand-eye coordination. Garcia displays soft hands, the ability to pick out a hop with good footwork, and is accurate with throws to first base. Profiles at third base or corner outfield; present BAT over field.

Kaden Moeller

Class of 2021 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Damien
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Prime
  • Height: 6-1
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
93
Max FB
(03/25/21)
91 - 92
FB
(03/25/21)
78 - 79
CB
(03/25/21)
77 - 80
CH
(09/14/19)
Pitching
Max FB
93
FB
91 - 92
CB
78 - 79
CH
78 - 79
Pitching
Max FB
90
FB
88 - 89
CB
73 - 74
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
85 - 86
CB
73 - 75
CH
77 - 80
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 84
CH
72 - 75
Pitching
Max FB
86
FB
84 - 85
CB
69 - 71
CH
72 - 74
Position
7.38
60-yard
(01/05/19)
85
INF Velo
(09/14/19)
93
Exit Velo
(01/05/19)
5.01
H-1st
(06/01/19)
Position
60-yard
7.65
INF Velo
85
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.63
INF Velo
83
H-1st
5.01
Exit Velo
91
Position
60-yard
7.38
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
93

Scouting Report

1/5/19- SoCal Preseason All-State (fielding) - Moeller shows athletic movements around the bag with nimble footwork for a player his size. Arm strength is average presently while his exchanges are quick/clean with fast hands. Those hands serve him well at the plate where his left-handed stroke is pure and consistent. Maintains the barrel on plane throughout the hitting zone consistently often barreling balls to the gaps. Shows good plate coverage and an awareness/understanding of his pitch.

Kaedon Mas

Class of 2022 / 2B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2022
  • Primary Position: 2B
    Secondary Position: SS
  • High School: Etiwanda
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: California Armada
  • Height: 6-0
    Weight: 170lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Statistics

Pitching
79
Max FB
(10/20/18)
77 - 78
FB
(10/20/18)
65 - 66
CB
(10/20/18)
69 - 72
CH
(10/20/18)
Pitching
Max FB
78
FB
74 - 77
CB
62 - 64
CH
67 - 70
Pitching
Max FB
79
FB
77 - 78
CB
65 - 66
CH
69 - 72
Position
7.44
60-yard
(01/04/20)
75
INF Velo
(01/04/20)
79
OF Velo
(10/20/18)
87
Exit Velo
(10/17/21)
Position
60-yard
7.48
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
87
Position
60-yard
7.44
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
80
Position
60-yard
7.5
INF Velo
70
Exit Velo
74
Position
60-yard
7.47
INF Velo
67
OF Velo
79
Exit Velo
76
Trackman - Hitting
87.54
Exit Speed (max)
(10/17/21)
84.32
Exit Speed (avg)
(10/17/21)
192
Distance (avg)
(10/17/21)
320
Distance (max)
(10/17/21)
Trackman - Hitting
Exit Speed (max)
87.54
Exit Speed (avg)
84.32
Distance (avg)
192
Distance (max)
320
Ground Ball %
Line Drive %
Fly Ball %
Blast - Hitting
20.60
Hand Speed (max)
(10/17/21)
19.60
Hand Speed (avg)
(10/17/21)
70.40
Bat Speed (max)
(10/17/21)
68.69
Bat Speed (avg)
(10/17/21)
Blast - Hitting
Hand Speed (max)
20.6
Hand Speed (avg)
19.6
Bat Speed (max)
70.4
Bat Speed (avg)
68.69
Rot. Acc (max)
Rot. Acc (avg)
On Plane Eff %

Scouting Report

1/5/19- SoCal Preseason All-State (fielding) - Mas shows good footwork where he circles balls and gets and funnels them out front. Exchanges are clean while his throws show some accuracy. As he continues to develop physically he should see an uptick in the strength of his throws. At the plate he shows the ability to catch up to pitches on the inner half with quick hands. Squared balls up consistently into the outfield. 

Aaron Pulido

Class of 2020 / 1B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 1B
    Secondary Position: LHP
  • High School: Grossmont
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: CBA
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 190lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/L

Statistics

Pitching
80
Max FB
(01/05/19)
77 - 80
FB
(06/08/19)
64 - 66
CB
(06/08/19)
66 - 67
CH
(01/05/19)
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
77 - 80
CB
64 - 66
Pitching
Max FB
80
FB
78 - 79
CB
61 - 63
CH
66 - 67
Position
7.53
60-yard
(01/05/19)
77
INF Velo
(06/08/19)
102
Exit Velo
(01/05/19)
4.99
H-1st
(06/08/19)
Position
60-yard
7.92
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
93
H-1st
4.99
Position
60-yard
7.53
INF Velo
75
Exit Velo
102

Scouting Report

1/5/19- SoCal Preseason All-State (fielding) - Pulido was arguably the top first baseman at the event after showing off his athleticism around the bag. His footwork is excellent and his ability to read hops was uncanny. Has quick hands that allow for quick/clean transfers with enough present arm strength to make accurate, strong throws across the diamond. Turned the double play ball easily and routinely. At the plate he put on a display of power often driving balls to the wall and occasionally over it. Has present bat speed that allows him to get the barrel on balls on the inner half with ease. Power really projects for consistent future over-the-fence power. 

Parker Haskell

Class of 2020 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2020
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: El Dorado
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: West Coast Braves - Rawlings
  • Height: 6-2
    Weight: 200lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Pitching
85
Max FB
(01/05/19)
83 - 84
FB
(01/05/19)
73 - 78
CH
(01/05/19)
68 - 69
SL
(01/05/19)
Pitching
Max FB
85
FB
83 - 84
CH
73 - 78
SL
68 - 69
Position
7.35
60-yard
(01/05/19)
81
INF Velo
(01/05/19)
91
Exit Velo
(01/05/19)
Position
60-yard
7.35
INF Velo
81
Exit Velo
91

Scouting Report

1/5/19 - SoCal preseason All-State (fielding) -  Uncommitted. offensively Haskell is a physical presence from the left side. High hands set-up, with a lot of moving parts to it. Displays a hitch in the load and tends to wrap the bat causing him to not get square at contact. Approach was pull only in batting practice round. Defensively, Haskell had difficulty timing the set up of hops leading to balls of the heel outfield the glove. Showed an average arm with accuracy on throws to first base.  He is a better runner underway.

Blake Butcher

Class of 2021 / 3B

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2021
  • Primary Position: 3B
    Secondary Position: RHP
  • High School: Corona Del Mar
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: Saddleback Cowboys
  • Height: 5-11
    Weight: 185lbs
  • Bat/Throw: L/R

Statistics

Position
7.53
60-yard
(01/05/19)
77
INF Velo
(07/31/19)
88
Exit Velo
(07/31/19)
5.05
H-1st
Position
60-yard
7.65
INF Velo
77
Exit Velo
88
Position
60-yard
7.53
INF Velo
74
Exit Velo
83

Scouting Report

1/5/19 - SoCal Preseason All-State - Butcher turned in one of the best all-around performances on the day with an easy stroke from the left side and a confident round fielding ground balls on the infield. Currently 5-foot-10, 170-pounds he features wide-shoulders on a projectable frame that shows signs of carrying much more strength in the future. Setting up slightly open in a minor crouch, Butcher's hands load semi-deep down and back with a short stride. His strong bottom hand allows him to quickly work through the zone on a flat plane before culminating with a high, loose, one-handed finish. He showcased strength from gap to gap, and projects for more power in the future. On the infield, his strong, quick arm will allow him to stick on the left side of the diamond moving forward, and he showcased control of his body with efficient footwork. Given his balance and feel for the barrel at the plate, Butcher shows signs of progressing quickly, especially as his frame continues to fill out.


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