Prep Baseball Report

Top Prospect ID Scouting Reports: Outfielders

PBR CA Scouting Staff

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ORANGE, CALIF. - The annual Top Prospect ID showcase came through SoCal with a stop at spacious and scenic Hart Park in Orange, home of the 2019 DIII National Champion Chapman Panthers and Orange Lutheran baseball teams. For many players it was a return to update their profile metrics while vying for invitations to fall games events, while for others it was an introduction to what PBR California is all about, which of course is baseball. 

With so many talented players on hand it was a great day of showcase baseball. With TrackMan and Blast Motion data having been released, it's time to take a look at traditional scouting reports for Top Prospect Outfielders.



Mason Seay, El Toro (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 5-6, 135-pounds. Baseball athleticism in a smaller and proportional frame.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open and upright setup. Starts pre-pitch setup early working to get in a comfortable hitting position. Sprayed the ball to all fields.  Showed some launch angle in his batting practice showing. Took aggressive power hacks with his last few swings. Size and strength gains will help power.
Power: 83.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 75.00 mph. Accurate throwing session with limited outfield velocity. Throws were highly successful with long hop approach.
Defense: Aggressive towards the ball, choppy feet at times, quick arm to shoulder release.
Run: 7.41 runner in the 60. 


Alex Sadowsky, Camarillo (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-9, 176-pounds. Strong frame that is a growth spurt away from a middle of the order frame.
Hit: RHH. Comfortable in the box, good balance and rhythm, strong top hand with a two hand finish. Balanced Blast Motion scores of 53/59/43 show a swing with potential now and in the future. One that doesn't have glarring holes but could use increased bat speed to help overall.
Power: 91.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 80.00 mph. Average high-school arm, medium arm swing in the back, put himself in a good throwing position, best suited for left field at the next level.
Defense: Fielded with urgency, understands positioning and fundamentals, quality showing.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60. 


Ryan  De Leon, South  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-8, 140-pounds. Athletic undersized frame with some twitch. Strength gain potential throughout.
Hit: RHH. Keeps his hands high, feet athletically based, two-hand finish. Inside-out swing approach helped by hands straight to the ball approach. Showed good contact skills, hitting the ball where it was thrown and to all fields. Connection score of 51 helps solidify this score. Inside-out swing hurts his ability to stay through the zone and hurts his plane score. Plane adjustment could help his swing significantly overall.
Power: 84.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 73.00 mph. Medium arm swing with limited arm speed. Kept his throws as low as his arm velocity would let him playing up the low-velocity reading. 5/5 on his throws to the bag.
Defense: Showed some outfield feel, moved quickly to the ball, put himself in a position to throw.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60. 


Jackson Kemmerer, Santa Margarita  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-8, 170-pounds. Compact frame, proportional limbs, strong shoulders, room for more.
Hit: RHH. Ball sounded good off the bat, with consistent barrels throughout the showing from a repeatable swing. Maintained almost identical exit velocity and distance from his showing in February. Well struck dead center shot off the fence highlights his power potential and current hitability.  Will have a lot of eyes on his bat at the 2021 Futures Games where he will be taking his talents to Georgia with Team California.
Power: 95.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 84.00 mph. Arm showed a one mile increase in throwing velocity from his February showing. Continued to show good carry and accuracy to his intended target. Quick arm action projects well.
Defense: Attacks the ball with a low center of gravity, showing clean exchanges to throwing position. Speed in the gaps, overhead ball tracking needs improvement, potential in all three outfield spots.
Run: 6.89 runner in the 60. 


AJ Ledesma, San Jacinto  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Athletic, compact frame with proportional build. Room for further development.
Hit: LHH. Quiet to start, medium-high hands with some rhythm. Controlled leg kick with minimal depth in lower half. Level barrel path, bat can leak as a result of lower half. Peak bat speed of of 65.5 MPH with an 84% on plane efficiency.
Power: 85.00 max exit velocity
Arm: LH. OF - 65.00 mph. Longer arm stroke with a high slot. Backspins the ball well, will need to add arm strength at the next level.
Defense: Showed quality footwork in the outfield with a sense of urgency. Moved well to both sides and fielded balls cleanly.
Run: 7.63 runner in the 60. 


Braden Wilson, West Hills (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Athletic, even build with a sturdy base. Some physicality with room for further development.
Hit: LHH. Neutral to start with a wide base. Keeps the bat flat on shoulder and launches from there.  Level barrel path with some loft to the pull side. Above average bat speed that peaked at 85.2 MPH.
Power: 91.00 max exit velocity
Arm: LH. OF - 79.00 mph. A lower arm slot with shorter arm action that can get long in the back at times.
Defense: Fielded balls under control and in rhythm in the OF, moved well laterally with quality footwork.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 


Hunter Backstrom, Junipero Serra (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 160-pounds. Athletic, high-waisted build with room to fill out and add mass.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open to start, wide base with a toe-tap timing mechanism.  Gains some seperation with the hands during load. Keeps the barrel through the zone for a long time and showed the ability to find the barrel consistently.
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity
Arm: LH. OF - 77.00 mph. A tight arm path gets the ball up to the ear and out quickly.
Defense: Above average footwork and rhythm in the OF. Played balls with a collected, under-control sense of urgency.
Run: 6.87 runner in the 60. 


Shea Blanchard, Laguna Beach (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Proportional build with some present strength, athleticism, and speed development needed.
Hit: RHH. Wood bat. Wide hitting base, bat on shoulder, toe tap and go load. Sits on bat leg well and looks to pull.  Blast Motion scores 51/46/48 solid across the board. Shows that his level swing and ability to sit on his back leg are translating well. Activating his hands earlier and rotating quicker could help swing development.
Power: 92.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 82.00 mph. Solid outfield arm, did very well utilizing the longhop/no hop throwing accuracy technique. 5/5 on throws to the bag.
Defense: Speed limits his range to the corners but showed a good first step and ability to get himself in a good throwing position.
Run: 7.61 runner in the 60. 


Quinn Haggarty, Newbury Park (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-11, 181-pounds. Good athletic and proportional build. Has some developing strength in the upper half.
Hit: RHH. Stands relaxed and upright in his stance. Uses a small knee tuck to get him into his back hip. Stays balanced and connected into his backside at footstrike. Loads hands and bat into a solid early connection position.  Smooth stroke. Gets through the ball well with good extension. Works on a more flat-uphill path (63.7 LD%, 27.3 Flyball %). Worked middle to LC gap throughout his BP round.
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity. Above average bat speed (69 mph) and rotational acceleration (18 gs) show good potential power. Also showed some present pullside wall ball power with several balls hit 330ft + up against the wall to straight away left.
Arm: RH. C -  mph. INF - 82.00 mph. OF - 83.00 mph. All throws were accurate during his defensive workout. 3 longhops and 2 on the fly. Had some decent carry. Clean transfer for a shorter time getting to release. In the INF the arm action was more compact and quick. 4/5 accurate. Same arm slot on all throws. Above average arm strength for level at both spots.
Defense: Athletic approach to the ball in OF. Gets low and comes through with momentum. Good rhythm with his movements. Takes good angles as well. Solid OF. Decent actions at SS. Reads hops well and fields in the center of the body. Lets the ball come to him. Glove skills are there. Average quickness and feet. Projects better at 3B.
Run: 7.03 runner in the 60. 


Wes Hickey, Yucaipa  (CA), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. A medium frame that is getting bigger and stronger. Athleticism is present throughout.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance with a vertical bat and hands set right below the shoulder. Peels front foot off the ground as he gathers into his backside. Hands fade back a little as he starts his forward move. Pushes front leg into the ground at footstrike allowing for a clean transfer of energy.  Bat path is smooth and efficient. Stays level to the point of contact with a higher hand finish. Actively got out in front of balls for a more pull-side approach.
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity. Above-average bat speed for his level at 68.44 mph and max at 72.9 mph show a decent power floor. Flashed pullside-wall ball power with a 346.1 ft ball off the left-field fence.
Arm: RH. OF - 84.00 mph. 4/5 accurate from the OF. Didn't make throws from the INF. Showed a slight stab in the back in his arm action. Throws flashed good carry to the bag. Long hopped most of his throws.
Defense: Relaxed actions from the OF. Comes through the ball well and has clean exchanges. Looked solid from the INF too. Angles body well. Heel-to-toe footwork. Quickness is average. Would adjust well to move to 3B.
Run: 6.98 runner in the 60. 


Austin Moon, Don Antonio Lugo (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Developing into a bigger build. Has gained muscle and size since the last time we've seen him.
Hit: RHH. Upright throughout his swing. Minimal hand movement in his load. Takes a more direct approach to the ball. Hands stay inside the ball well. Taller and balanced with his body at finish with a more level barrel finish. 
Power: 94.00 max exit velocity. Bat speed max of 76.4 shows a decent power floor.
Arm: RH. OF - 79.00 mph. Average arm strength for age. Showed a shorter arm action this time around. Throws were more level and on a line. 3/5 accurate one-hops.
Defense: Gets low to the ball and comes through with good momentum. Clean transition into getting to release with good quickness with exchanges.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. 


Shane Olvera Harle, St Margarets Episcopal (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/LHP
Body: 5-11, 170-pounds. Two-way left-handed feel, room for added growth and strength, sneak speed.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open setup, natural pull, two-hand finish, back side bend helps adjust up and down.  Blast Motion scores 54/31/46. Average plane and rotation scores equate to present and potential power.
Power: 92.00 max exit velocity. Present exit velocity with average blast give him power potential down the line.
Arm: LH. OF - 83.00 mph. Utilizes his entire body into his throws. 5/5 throws to bag for accuracy.
Defense: Moved well laterally. Puts himself in a good position to throw. Potential to play all 3 outfield spots.
Run: 7.17 runner in the 60. 


Andrew Campbell, Woodcrest Christian (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds. Athletic build that is proportional. Present strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Is slightly turned open in stance with hands tight to body. Foot gets down early as the body starts to internally rotate. Shoulders and body operate downward towards the baseball. Bat takes a direct path towards the baseball that worked on a level path. Hands dominant the swing. Worked middle of the field throughout the round.
Power: 94.00 max exit velocity. Above average hand speed at 21.51 mph average and + bat speed of 77.36 mph average show a good power floor to then build on. 337.8 mph max distance in BP
Arm: RH. OF - 89.00 mph. Above-average arm strength for his age. Most throws were made on the fly and flashed good carry. Used entire body to get off throws.
Defense: Takes good angles to the ball. Semi-aggressive approach. Clean at gloving the ball and getting to release quickly.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60. 


Parker Ellis, Rancho Bernardo (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Lean and athletic with a projectable body. Present strength in the lower half.
Hit: RHH. Straight up and upright in stance. Uses a quiet toe tap trigger with a swing that is more compact and direct. Balanced with body with a level barrel at finish (72% on plane efficiency).  Pounded left center throughout his BP round. 
Power: 91.00 max exit velocity. Bat speed max of 70mph and rotational acceleration max of 20 gs show decent power potential. 333 ft max distance on a ball off the wall to LC.
Arm: RH. OF - 82.00 mph. Average arm strength. Longer arm action. Present arm-side tail on throws. Higher arcing throws. 3/5 accurate throws.
Defense: Solid and aggressive first steps but slows down momentum with stutter steps. Regains momentum after gloving. Average time in getting to release.
Run: 6.78 runner in the 60. 


Grant Wayne, Vista Murrieta (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 6-2, 167-pounds. Lean frame with long levers. Plenty of room to add strength. Athletic movements.
Hit: RHH. Upright slightly open stance, quick leg kick triggers good hand seperation. Attacks the inside part of the baseball.  Quick hands with a peak bat speed of 72.3 mph. In batting practice he hit the ball in the air 70% with a max distance of 323 ft. Numbers will rise as his strength does.
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 79.00 mph. Whippy arm action, with consistent accuracy and velocity. Has a high release point on pull downs in outfield.
Defense: Fluid, athletic movements while attacking and funneling the baseball in the outfield. Works through the baseball well. Tracks ball well. Showed ability to play all three outfield spots.
Run: 7.33 runner in the 60. 


Noah Williams, Redondo Union  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Long, slender frame with lots of athleticism. Plenty of room to add mass and strength.
Hit: SH. Slighty different set up from both sides of the plate. Both stances start open and crouched. When swinging righty, his back foot is slightly turned, ready to fire. When swinging lefty, his front foot is turned in so his heel is towards the pitcher. However from both sides he gets his foot down early and then drives.  Showed consistent hard contact from both sides, getting up to 96 mph on his exit velocity and hit over 90% of pitches either on a line drive or a fly ball which shows plus power projections. Ability to stay a switch hitter at the next level.
Power: 94.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 81.00 mph. Longer arm action with a high arm slot. Arm plays at all three outfield spots.
Defense: Fluid athletic movements when attacking the baseball. Fields ball out in front of body and gains good momentum through baseball on throws.
Run: 7.00 runner in the 60. 


Devon Eskridge, Arcadia  (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds. Long, athletic frame with some present strength. Quick twitchy movements.
Hit: RHH. Upright stance with some slight bend in his knees. Shows great rhythm and balance. Quick leg lift trigger. Hands start low and push towards the catcher as he loads creating good seperation.  Hand path is steep and quick to the baseball. His quick hands lead to a tendency of pulling the baseball, but that is also the side of the field where his exit velocity spikes. His max on the day was 95 mph, which is a noticeable increase from the 86.7 max that we saw from him in October.
Power: 95.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 79.00 mph. Long, loose arm action. Arm slot might be slightly higher than 3/4's. Clean and repeatable arm path.
Defense: Very athletic and natural in the outfield. Attacks ball well with a low center of gravity. Quick choppy feet, stays under control while fielding the baseball. Ability to play all three OF positions.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 


Kaden Taque, Birmingham Community Charter (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Athletic, lean frame with some room to add mass.
Hit: RHH. Sets up tall with his feet slightly more than shoulder width apart. Hands are tight to his body and has a small leg kick with a slight weight shift before exploding towards the baseball Short and compact swing. Hands and bat are tight to body throughout swing, and his a bit of an inside out bat path. Consistent center to left center approach. Max exit velocity reached 89.2 mph.
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity
Arm: RH. OF - 89.00 mph. Long 3/4 arm slot. Whippy arm action. Slings the baseball. Consistent with arm slot and accuracy.
Defense: Fluid and athletic movements in the OF. Bounces around. Gains lot of momentum through the ball on throws.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60. 


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