Prep Baseball Report

Trosky Redbirds Scout Day - Outfielders

PBR California Scouting Staff

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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

McCabe Moyer, Cathedral Catholic (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/1B Arguably the best uncommitted player. Pro level swing with power potential at the next level.
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds. Slim build with some athleticism, projectable down the line.
Defense:  Quick approach, glove out in front and low to the ground, speed up exchange, potential in all three outfield spots.
Arm: LH.   OF - 86 mph. Arm works quickly, short swing in the back, no wasted movement, potential on the mound.
Hit: LH. Hand speed average 23.89, bat speed average 70.50 mph, two-hand finish, full body power swing, 3 batting practice homeruns. Blast Motion scores of 72/58/57. Elite plane score shows that his bat stays on the swing plane and in the zone for a long time allowing for more contact. Average connection and rotation scores. Projectable scores with the elite plane score projecting his bat well at the next level.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.10 runner in the 60. 

Patrick McLellan, Westview (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/3B Quality player with desirable athleticism and baseball actions.
Body: 5-11, 180-pounds. Athletic, twitchy, multi-sport athlete, excels in baseball crossfit.
Defense Showed present college level defense, smooth throughout, plus in the corners.
Arm: RH.   OF - 82 mph. Arm works well, uses the lower half and follows through extremely well, arm plays in all three outfield spots.
Hit: RH. Athletic base, rock back load, explodes towards ball, low hands, one-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 32/48/61. Above-average rotation score shows his ability to use his athleticism to utilize bat speed, make later decisions and produce effective power.
Power: 92 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.08 runner in the 60. 

Zadyn Dillon, Poway (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Strong athletic build, excels in baseball crossfit.
Defense: Keeps body aligned, good bend at the waist, keeps glove in front of body with head down, eliminate glove tap.
Arm: RH.   OF - 76 mph. Short arm swing, quick to release, decelerates in the front, more in there, 5/5 on throws.
Hit: RH. Relaxed setup, feet shoulder width apart before stepping into load, some lower half drive, solid contact point, two-hand finish.  Blast Motion scores of 30/63/44. Above-average connection score highlights his ability to stay aligned and get in a good position to hit.
Power: 86 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.70 runner in the 60. 

Rocco Granucci, Scripps Ranch (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 6-1, 195-pounds. Big frame, broad shoulders, some strength.
Defense: Showed good approach, stayed low, speed up exchange.
Arm: RH.   OF - 78 mph. Good acceleration, slow in the back, cleaner circle needed, 4/5 on throws.
Hit: RH. Athletic base, hands slightly below shoulder height, smooth swing path, one-hand finish, clean follow through. Blast Motion scores of 53/69/63. Solid across the board with above-average connection and rotation scores showing his ability to quickly get in a good position to hit. Projectable scores.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.37 runner in the 60. 

Parker Ellis, Rancho Bernardo (CA), 2022 

Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-1, 170-pounds. Proportional athlete, fast in the 60 and fast on the field, excels in baseball crossfit.
Defense: Good first step, stays low to the ground, glove out in front, solid glove to hand transfer.
Arm: RH.   OF - 76 mph. Long arm swing, slight pause in the back, high release, 4/5 on throws.
Hit: RH. Stands upright with slight knee bend, shoulder width base, some bat waggle, leg lift load, two-hand finish. Blast Motion score of 64/58/64. Solid across the board with the above-average plane score showing his advanced ability to keep his bat in the zone for a long time allowing for high contact and swing plane consistency.
Power: 88 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.76 runner in the 60. 

Jack Hostetler, San Dieguito (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Long limbs, projectable on the mound and outfield, present strength.
Defense Used the momentum in his throws, limited laterally, charged well.
Arm: RH.   OF - 86 mph. Let it fly with success, 5/5 on throws, good execution overall.
Hit: RH. Wide and slightly open base, step load, good at contact, stiff rotation, two-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 39/64/27. Above-average connection score shows his ability to stay aligned and get in a good position to hit.
Power: 90 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

Randy Huang, Torrey Pines (CA), 2023
Positional Profile: RHP/OF 2023 advanced two-way player with the metrics showing his future is with the bat.
Body: 6-2, 170-pounds. Proportional build, some strength with more to come, baseball actions.
Defense Charges the ball well, sticky transfer, balanced overall.
Arm: RH.   OF - 75 mph. Medium arm swing, pitchers feel and release, 4/5 on throws.
Hit: RH. Shoulder width base, bat stays through the zone, consistent swing path. Blast Motion scores of 70/62/33. Above-average plane and connection scores show that his swing stays on plane, allows for more contact, keeps alignment and gets in a good position to hit. Very good baseline for a 2023 swing.
Power: 89 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60. 

Cooper Gillaspie, Rancho Bernardo (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: OF/1B
Body: 5-11, 190-pounds. Strong and sturdy football build.
Defense: Athletic prep step, quick to field, smooth into glove, slow to throw, 4/5 on throws.
Arm: RH.   OF - 71 mph. Medium arm swing, slight pause in the back, over-the-top release point.
Hit: RH. Wide base, hands shoulder height, knob to ball swing plane, two-hand finish. TrackMan line-drive average; 16° launch angle, 86.1 mph exit velo, 268.5 ft.
Power: 87 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.43 runner in the 60. 

Mark Prince, La Costa Canyon (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Two-way player with a pro build, name to watch down the line.
Body: 6-4, 205-pounds. Pro build, broad shoulders, room for more.
Defense:  Looks the part, potential in all three outfield spots, covers a lot of ground.
Arm: RH.   OF - 84 mph. Arm works well, high release, good follow through, 5/5 on throws.
Hit: RH. Wide base, lower half engagement, two-hand finish, 24.7 hand speed, 74.9 mph bat speed.  Blast Motion scores of 50/64/48. Solid across the board with his connection score showing good ability to get a good position to hit. Improved rotation score could really enhance the swing.
Power: 91 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.21 runner in the 60. 

Luke Warrington, Westview (CA), 2021 
Positional Profile: OF/2B 
Body: 5-10, 165-pounds. Compact build, some athleticism, fluid hips. 
DefenseStays compact and low to the ground, quick transfer, solid laterally. 
ArmRH.   OF - 77 mph. Short arm swing, accurate throws, arm profiles in left or second base at the next level.
Hit: RH. Shoulder width base, rotates extremely well, one-hand finish.  Blast Motion scores of 43/52/74. Elite rotation score gives this swing a high ceiling with power efficiency and projectability. 
Power93 mph exit velocity. 
Run7.16 runner in the 60. 

Matthew Livolsi, Torrey Pines (CA), 2022 
Positional Profile: OF/2B 
Body5-7, 140-pounds. Speedy build, some twitch, room for strength.
Defense Quick to the ball, good footwork, able to play all three outfield spots. 
Arm: RH.   OF - 74 mph. Arm works quickly, short arm swing in the back, good usage of lower half, sometimes shows a pause to set feet for throws. 
HitRH. Athletic base, active in the box, bat speed, two-hand finish, uses the whole body.  Blast Motion scores of 40/37/44. Rotation scored best showing average ability to use his athleticism to quickly attack the ball and get in a good position to hit. 
Power85 mph exit velocity. 
Run7.00 runner in the 60. 

Brandon Stevens, Cathedral Catholic (CA), 2021
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 5-10, 175-pounds. Athletic build, fast actions, strength to come.
DefenseKeeps glove and arm close to body, good mechanics, short and quick release.
Arm: RH.   OF - 86 mph. Short arm swing, arm works quickly, good acceleration in the front, 4/5 on throws.
Hit: RH. Loose upright setup, hands and feet work together, simple swing, one-hand finish.  TrackMan line-drive average: 14.9 launch angel, 90.4 mph exit speed, 305 average distance.
Power: 94 mph exit velocity.
Run: 6.80 runner in the 60. 

Andrew Randall, Santa Fe Christian (CA), 2024 

Positional Profile: OF/2B
Body: 5-10, 120-pounds. Proportional build, lots of room for growth.
Defense: Quick approach, choppy feet, 4/5 on throws, potential in all three outfield spots.
Arm: RH.   OF - 69 mph. Arm shows natural ability, good acceleration, needs development with growth.
Hit: RH. Slightly open stance, high leg kick load, big swing, two-hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 50/52/39. Solid plane and connection scores for a 2024. Ability to get aligned and make contact at a current average rate project well for development.
Power: 74 mph exit velocity.
Run: 7.95 runner in the 60.