Trosky Redbirds Scout Day - Catchers


PBR California Staff

New Episode LIVE now!-At The Yard Podcast

SAN DIEGO, CA - Under sunny San Diego skies at a newly built turf field the Trosky Redbirds Scout Day took place with plenty of anticipation. Featuring a roster built mainly with high school players from North County and North City San Diego, the Redbirds featured committed and uncommitted players. Notable Redbird committed players; UCLA commit 21' SS Bryce Martin-Grudzielanek ranks 55th in the state, UC-Irvine commit 21' Jacob Odle ranks 110th and Oklahoma commit 22' Eric Van Valkenburg ranks 75th. With the majority of the roster remaining uncommitted there are plenty of NAIA, D3, D2, D1 level players left to scout. 

Trackman, Blast Motion, radar guns, running sensors and a generator were hard at work powering the event. The classic showcase format ran smoothly with the batting practice showing highlighting the day with 15 home runs being struck. Blast Motion overall team score of 50 plane, 54 connection, and 48 rotation shows a team solid across the board with no glaring weakness and plenty of room to improve. You can find the RedBirds Quick Hits Stats Leaders Blast Leaders here. 

SCOUTING REPORTS

Steven Lancia - Scripps Ranch (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-2, 205-pounds. Sturdy base, physical, present strength.
Defense: Fluid movements, clean catch + throw skills. 1.89-2.02 consistent pop times.
Arm: Strong, short arm behind the plate that was up to 81 MPH.
Hit: RHH. Wide base, quiet load, hands work through the baseball. 
Power: Top Exit Velo of 93 MPH via Trackman in BP. Has pull side power.
Run: 7.04 runner in the 60.

Brady Bucky - Santa Fe Christian (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-10, 158-pounds. Athletic, proportional, room to fill out.
Defense: 1.94-2.09 pop times. Quick catch + throw skills, solid footwork, consistent 1.94-2.09.
Arm: Short, quick arm behind the dish, reached 71 MPH.
Hit: Neutral set up, leg kick load, hands and lower half work together to create tension. 
Power: Top Exit Velo of 76 MPH via Trackman in BP. Power will come with physical development.
Run: 7.98 runner in the 60

Luke Stevenson, Torrey Pines (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-11, 165-pounds. Proportional, room to fill out physically.
Defense: 2.02-2.14 pop times. Wide base, gets deep into hips, gains ground with footwork.
Arm: Short and compact arm, reached 76 MPH from behind the plate.
Hit: Slightly open to start, quiet leg lift, some barrel whip. 
Power: Top Exit Velo of 87 MPH via Trackman in BP. Power will come with added lean mass.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Jake Tracy - Torrey Pines (CA), 2023 

Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 6-2, 180-pounds. Larger frame, room to fill out physically.
Defense: 2.13-2.19 consistent pop times, clean catch + throw skills.
Arm: Short arm at the C position, up to 71 MPH in this showing.
Hit: Open stance, load and go with lift in the swing. 
Power: Top Exit Velo of 88 MPH via Trackman during BP. Power will come with added lean mass.
Run: 7.75 runner in the 60. 

Jason Wright - Westview (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 6-0, 185-pounds. Medium build, some strength present, room to fill out.
Defense: Narrow set up, clean transfers, consistent 2.01-2.14 pop times.
Arm: Clean, short arm stroke, touched 72 MPH during defensive workout.
Hit: Open stance, leg kick, hands slot in before initiating the swing.
Power: Top Exit Velo of 84 MPH via Trackman in BP. Power will come with added lean mass.
Run: 7.35 runner in the 60. 

Braden Mazone -  La Costa Canyon (CA), 2021
Positional Profile:  Catcher
Body: 6-0, 190-pounds. High waist, some present physicality.
Defense: Athletic set up, quick feet, consistent 1.94 - 2.02 pop times.
Arm: Short, quick arm that topped at 78 MPH from behind the dish.
Hit: Neutral set up, quick hands that start tight to body.  
Power: Top Exit Velo of 91 MPH via Trackman in BP. Present gap to gap power.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60.

Nolan Young - Torrey Pines (CA), 2024 

Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-8, 210-pounds. Thick build, room to add lean mass.
Defense: Wide base, quality footwork + transfer skills, consistent 2.34-2.51 pop times.
Arm: Shorter arm action behind the plate that reached 60 MPH during defensive workout.
Hit: Open to start, toe tap load with  loft to the swing. 
Power: Top Exit velo of 86 MPH via Trackman. Power will come with physical development.
Run: 8.54 runner in the 60.

RELATED TOPICS