Prep Baseball Report

California State Games: 2021 Uncommitted

Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

Lathrop, CA - The California State Games provided an abundance of uncommitted talent across the board. The class of 2021 showed uncommitted college ready players with different skill sets that could help college programs across the country fill holes in their rosters down the line.  Blake Penso became the first 2021 uncommitted player to commit after the State Games, with UC - Irvine respectively. Here we take a look at ten 2021 uncommitted players that are worth a second look.

The scouting staff crushed the twitter game and provided ample highlights on day one, day two and day three. You can find all the in depth scouting report analysis of the State Games participants here: Red 1, Red 2, Blue 1, Blue 2, Grey 1, Grey 2 .

Timothy Reeve, Truckee (CA), 2021

Positional Profile: OF/RHP Intriguing 2-way prospect.
Body: 5-10, 180-pounds. Well proportioned, medium, athletic frame
Arm: RH.  OF - 91 mph.
Hit: RHH. Narrow, slightly open stance with mild leg kick and stride. Violent, aggressive, uppercut swing with excellent excellent bat speed
Power: Projectable power. Multiple 98 MPH exit velocities on Trackman and a 70% hard hit ball average.
Run: 6.88 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Works out of set position exclusively with a hike 3/4 slot.
Arm Action: RH. Clean
FB: T87, 86-87 mph. Shows life through the strike zone and a maximum spin rate of 2286 RPM's
CB: 68-70 mph. Displays late, downward biting action and a maximum induced vertical break of -15.3°
CH:  Plays well off his fastball with a 8-9 MPH separation.
SPLT: 76-78 mph. 

Max Coupe, Menlo-Atherton (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/2B All-in-all, a solid, athletic RHH outfielder you can insert in the 5-9 slots in the lineup
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Long, lean, athletic frame. This is how it's supposed to look physically.
Defense: Proper footwork and technique approaching the ball. Clean transfers from glove to hand
Arm: RH.  OF - 89 mph. Above average. Clean arm action, accurate and consistently one hopping the glove
Hit: RHH. Wide base, open stance with high hands and flat bat. Minimal load trigger, longer path to contact.
Power: 99 MPH exit velocities suggest there is power down the road. You will see high doubles totals until he packs on more strength.
Run: 7.05 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Halbach, Archbishop Mitty (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds. Long, athletic frame that has more room for good weight and muscle.
Defense: Athletic, rangy and can cover a ton of ground. 
Arm: OF - 88 mph. Above average and accurate; plays on the mound as well.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, slightly open with neutral hand position. Aggressive approach to ball with excellent bat speed. Impacts the baseball and it's loud
Power: 101 mph exit velocity. Over the fence power potential as he begins to fill out.
Run: 7.24 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: High 3/4, falls to 1B side.
Arm Action: Clean
FB: T87, 83-86 mph.
CB: 75-76 mph.
SL: 74-75 mph.
CH: 78-79 mph. 

Ruben Vera III, Armijo  (CA), 2021 
Positional Profile: SS/2B 
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. 
DefenseQuality feel at shortstop, went 3/3 at balls hit his way during the competitive simulation. Active feet, proper prep step, head down and glove out in front. Lacks elite lateral quickness but has the ability to play throughout the infield.
Arm: RH.  INF - 84 mph. Two-way arm strength, 84 mph from short to first, able to make throws from multiple angles. 
Hit: RHH. Relaxed even stance, slight athletic bend, hands rest at shoulder height, high back elbow, hands have soft lift, small stride towards contact. Barrel shows ideal on-plane efficiency through the zone at 69%. Works through the ball with a high two-hand finish, able to show some pop with a 89 mph exit velocity. 
Power89 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60. 

DeliveryCompact delivery, engages lower half, repeatable, clean follow through. 
Arm Action: RH. Short arm path, repeatable release point helps him command the zone, offspeed arm action same as fastball. 
FB: T84, 81-83 mph. Quality high school fastball with the ability to locate side-to-side and up-and-down. 
CB67-69 mph. Struck out five of seven batters with four of the strikeouts by way of the curveball. Commands the pitch well, flipping over early in the count for strikes and able to bury ahead in the count. 
CH: 73-75 mph. Changeup compliments his curveball and fastball, arm side fade with late diving action, able to throw for strikes. 

Michael Cunningham, Catherdral  (CA), 2021 
Positional Profile: OF/SS 
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Athletic build that is well proportioned.
Hit: RHH. Has a wider stance with knees pinched and active hands. Utilizes a leg kick trigger while hands stay low. Some present bat speed and bat works flat through the zone. Pull side approach.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Gap to gap line-drive power. Power comes when he’s out in front and extended. 
Arm: OF - 87 mph. Throws out of the H 3/4 slot. Comes out clean with life and carry. Most throws were accurate and online. 
Defense: Solid defensive movements. Gets his feet under him and well-positioned to make throws. Works through the ball and uses his momentum. 
Run: 6.82 runner in the 60. 

Dominic Giuffre, Archbishop Mitty (CA), 2021 
Positional Profile: SS/OF 
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. 
Defense Shows bounce and good footwork, stays low to the ground and keeps his head down, displayed lateral quickness. Utility skill set defensively with the ability to play 2B/SS/3B/OF. 
Arm: RH.  INF - 75 mph.  Average arm with consistent throwing mechanics, showed ability to make throws from multiple arm angles, accurate and on target. 
Hit: RHH. Simple setup, hands load back with front foot lift, lands in athletic hitting position. Quick upwards bat path, 69.5 mph bat speed average, all-fields hitting ability, exit velocity of 97 mph on the outer half of the plate. Top of the order type hitter skill set; walked twice in live simulation, able to spoil pitches, patient approach. 
Power: 92 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Run: 6.96 runner in the 60. 

Joshua Algarin, The Kings Academy PSP (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds. Proportional, athletic frame with more room to fill out.
Defense: Looks the part, has bounce and rhythm, able to cover a lot of ground.
Arm: LH.  OF - 89 mph. Proper arm action, throws were consistently on-line.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open, balanced and looks hitterish Aggressive to ball, plus bat speed. 
PowerTrackman recorded 95.4 MPH (high) exit velocity
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Eli Rainey, Chico  (CA), 2021 
Positional Profile: OF/RHP 
Body: 6-4, 190-pounds. 
DefenseSlow to field, quick to release, old school crow hop helps set himself up well. 
ArmRH. OF - 89 mph. Above-average outfield arm, line drive throws at 89 mph, arm works well. 
HitRHH. Simple set up, some coil, relaxed hands. Eye test bat speed and measured bat speed of 75.8 mph. Bat to ball swing path, some swing and miss to the swing, projectable power. 
Power 88 mph exit velocity from the tee. 
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. 

Delivery: Simple windup, some repeatability, overall potential.
Arm Action: RH. Arm is best tool, easy 87 mph, plenty of room for more with emphasis on pitching.
FBT87, 84-86 mph. Fastball shows back spin, gets on hitters quick thanks to high release point, 2064 average spin rate.
SL: 77-79 mph. Raw pitch, showed signs of swing and miss ability, released with same arm speed as fastball. 

Edgar Rosales, Long Beach Poly (CA), 2021

Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 5-7, 160-pounds. Small, compact, muscular build.

Defense: Athletic movements with proper mechanics seen in high level middle infielders. Smooth glove to hand transfers and can throw on the run from different angles
Arm: RH.  INF - 88 mph.  Above average. Shows proper mechanics with zip and carry on throws to 1B. INF velocity at 88 MPH
Hit: RHH. Balanced, pigeon-toed setup in the box with high leg kick trigger Aggressive and direct to ball with some violence. Contact is loud
Power: 92 mph exit velocity. Gap-to-gap currently and will have high doubles totals
Run: 6.84 runner in the 60. 

Rocco DiFrancesco, Dana Hills  (CA), 2021 
Positional Profile: C/3B 
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Physical and mature frame with a stronger build.
Hit: RHH. Stands tall and slightly open at stance. Small leg lift trigger. Slight coil with hands in good launch position. Stays connected to his backside. Quick compact stroke that is on a  level-upward plane. 
Power: 91 mph exit velocity from the tee. Gap to gap power. Consistent hard-hit balls throughout BP. Gets out in front and extended to drive balls to the wall. Above-average bat speed for his level of 69.4 mph per Blast Motion data.
Arm: RH. C - 76 mph. Short arm action with low elbow out of the ¾ slot. Leaks front side early and doesn’t get extended so throwdowns have some tail. Mostly accurate throws to the bag. 
Defense: 1.97-2.11 pop times. Sets up in a wider crouch. Decent pitch frame ability. Footwork was clean on throwdowns but opens up his upper body early. 
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60. 



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