Unsigned Senior Games: Scouting Reports - Infielders


PBR CA Scouting Staff

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ORANGE, CALIF. - The annual Unsigned Senior Games returned to Hart Park in Orange providing upwards of 50 seniors an opportunity to update metrics and showcase their abilities in a workout and gameplay format event. The event annually draws some of the top uncommitted players and the 2021 rendition was no different. 

With COVID still impacting many college rosters, perhaps no class has been affected like the 2022 class. Needless to say there are many, many talented players in the class that remain uncommitted and several of them came to the Unsigned Senior Games to show and prove they are worthy of an opportunity at the next level.

As customary to most PBR California events, scouting reports complete the post-event content rollout. TrackMan and Blast Motion provide necessary data needed to analyze and understand player capabilities but the written eye test remains undefeated and an integral part in scouting. Today we take a look at infielders. 

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SCOUTING REPORTS

Mason Ali, Pleasant Grove  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-4, 205-pounds. Tall, lengthy and high waisted. Athletic projectable body.
Hit: RHH. Stands upright and slightly open in stance. Simple forward stride as the barrel pops up and hands move back. Slight elbow hitch before it slots into the hitting zone. Smooth upward bat path. Creates good leverage with body tilt being maintained through the swing and front leg snapping firm at finish. Consistent LD barrels that worked gap-gap throughout his BP round. 
Power: 95.00 max exit velocity. Some present pullside power. 19gs average rotational acceleration is above average for his level.
Arm: RH. INF - 71.00 mph. 5/5 accurate throws during defensive workout. Short arm action needed for an INF. Quick to release on DPs. Easy effort. Average arm strength.
Defense: Moves well for his size. Clean quick exchanges to his throwing hand. Confident glove actions. Solid around the bag.

 

Isac Cordova, Ceres (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-9, 143-pounds. Lean and proportional frame that has filled out some since his last showing in June. Broad shoulders and strong hands helping his overall athleticism.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup, hands shoulder height - relaxed - limited pre-pitch movement, toe tap and got to hitting position, back hip load, one and two hand finish.  Blast Motion scores of 49-64-55. Above-average connection score highlights his ability to get aligned into a consistent hitting position. Plane score could improve with lowering his hands in the hitting position allowing for the bat to stay through the zone longer.
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 72.00 mph. Short and quick arm swing, plays well at second, gloveside clearance key to velocity.
Defense: Showed better and cleaner fielding mechanics when moving laterally, looked stiff at times with the ball hit right at him. Able to make throws from different areas on the field and from different angles. Could play 2B, 3B, SS at the high school level.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60. 

 

Shane Dougherty, Fountain Valley (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Present athleticism, developing frame with room for more, active on-field actions.
Hit: RHH. Wide stance with even shoulders in the box, simple swing, relaxed movements, quick rotation, solid overall. Blast Motion scores of 59-58-37. Slightly-above average plane and connection highlight his present swing mechanics and path. Rotation will need to be enhanced to harness true power.
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 85.00 mph. Strong arm from the left side, puts his body into each throw, range shown with arm strength. Ability to stay on left side at the next level.
Defense: Active fielder, always moving, arm highlights his defensive ability. At times relied on arm strength over footwork.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. 



Mateo Garcia, Pitman (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Medium athletic build with some present upper half strength.
Hit: RHH. Upright with loose low hanging hands in stance. Rhythmic load with hands/barrel tipping slightly. Whippy fast hands (24 mph hand speed). Uphill path. Consistent out front contact point. 3 barrels during game action in 5 ABs. 
Power: 97.00 max exit velocity. Above average bat speed of 72 mph bat speed. Pullside HR pop.
Arm: RH. INF - 77.00 mph. Shorter arm action with a lower elbow slot.  Showed ability to throw on the run and mix up angle if needed. Average arm strength for level. 4/5 accurate throws in defensive workout.
Defense: Advanced actions. Starts low and stays low and athletic throughout showing good feet. Soft hands and clean exchanges. Ability to stay at 3rd.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60. 

 

Ryan Irwin, Orange Lutheran  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 5-11, 175-pounds. Medium mature build with strength in the upper and lower half.
Hit: RHH. Feet are straight up and wide in stance. Slight side bend/tilt in stance. No forward stride as he rocks into his backside as his hands pop back. Slight arm bar at early connection. Compact stroke. Level path through the zone with upward path at impact through extension. LDs to the middle of the field throughout the round. 
Power: 87.00 max exit velocity. Present gap to gap doubles power. Needs to increase bat speed and rotational acceleration for increases in power.
Arm: RH. INF - 74.00 mph. Longer arm action. 3/5 accurate throws. Lower 3/4 slot. At times didn't release out in front which caused throws to sail on him. 
Defense: Good fielding technique. Chest down with glove out in front and head/eyes set behind the ball. Present confidence with the glove. Slower in setting up feet for throws. Solid footwork around the bag.
Run: 8.16 runner in the 60. 

 

Kaedon Mas, Etiwanda (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/SS
Body: 6-0, 170-pounds. Medium athletic body. Filled out and strong upper half.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed set up in stance with low hands. Simple stride as he gets engaged into his backhip before getting into his forward move. Hands stay neutral and tight throughout his load and swing which allows him to stay connected. Level compact stroke (71.8% on-plane efficiency) that worked the middle of the field throughout his round. 
Power: 87.00 max exit velocity. 69 mph average bat speed is above average for his level. Current gap to gap power with potential for more.
Arm: RH. INF - 75.00 mph. Shorter arm action. 5/5 accurate during the workout. Quick to release. Ability to throw on the run. Throws showed easy carry.
Defense: Showed smooth and relaxed actions. Fielded with rhythmic light feet (heel-toe) and soft hands. Clean funnel to the belt and quick exchanges allowed for quick release. Takes good angles.
Run: 7.48 runner in the 60. 

 

Mikah Menor, Del Norte  (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 165-pounds. Slim build, showcased athleticism, good feet, utility look and feel.
Hit: RHH. Wide in the box, quick leg kick to footstrike, hands quick to the ball.  Blast Motion scores of 46-70-54. Elite connection scores highlights swing ability to get in a consistent and good position to hit. Average plane and connection scores show potential in swing but needed improvement to harness true power.
Power: 90.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 73.00 mph. Short arm swing, released quickly, accurate throws from second, follow through is key.
Defense: Showed focus on each rep and pitch with a quality prep step, limited range, sure fielder within his range, second base projection at this level and next.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. 

 

Mikel Musich, Vista Murrieta (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds. Mature build, pitchers feel, long limbed, room for muscle gains.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, step and load to footstrike, gets himself in a good hitting position, gap to gap ability, two hand finish. Blast Motion scores of 42-51-47. Solid across the board with his natural ability to get in a good position to hit, highlighting his showing. Keeping the bat on plane through the zone and increasing rotation will determine his future power potential.
Power: 86.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 69.00 mph. First base throwing mechanics were different from what was seen on the mound. Speed and delivery limited his velocity and accuracy.
Defense: First base look and feel, showed pickability throughout the event, lateral movement and throwing development needed.
Run: 8.31 runner in the 60. 

 

Chase Skvarka, Scripps Ranch (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/3B
Body: 6-1, 175-pounds. Present size with longer limbs. Can add some athleticism and strength gains.
Hit: RHH. Athletic stance with a wider base. Active hands with a vertical barrel in stance. Barrel flattens out in his load as he uses a quick gather a simple stride trigger. Flatter bat path through the zone. Turns tight and fast due to a strong lower half. Balanced at finish. Middle of the field approach throughout his round.
Power: 93.00 max exit velocity. Showed some wall ball power in BP. Blast metrics show a high power ceiling with 72 mph average bat speed and 25gs rotational acceleration average being way above average for his level.
Arm: RH. INF - 75.00 mph. 3/5 accurate throws during his defensive workout. More of a medium arm swing to release. Average strength and carry. Over the top release.
Defense: Decent actions. Gets around the ball which allows him to read hops better and align himself with 1st. Soft hands. Funnel to the belt. Slower to release. Average lateral quickness.
Run: 7.87 runner in the 60. 

 

Caden Stillwell, Thousand Oaks (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 3B/OF
Body: 5-11, 179-pounds. Proportional build, two-way player look and feel, baseball IQ.
Hit: RHH. Upright stance, feet slightly outside shoulder width, leg lift to hitting position, showed one and two hand finish. Bat path showed ability to cover the strike zone and drive balls pole-to-pole. Tripled down the left-field line and singled to right-field.  Blast Motion scores of 42-51-38. Scored highest on connection score which comes as no surprise with his ability to get in a comfortable hitting position and all fields hitting approach. Quick twitch and rotation are something that could be improved as the next level velocity bump could be a challenge.
Power: 87.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 80.00 mph. Arm works naturally and showed some ease. One of the few players you'll see that can make throws from 9 positions.
Defense: Showed a little bit of everything defensively; fundamental defense at third, diving play in left field, athleticism on the mound. Showed quality arm strength wherever he was put on the field. True utility player that could really help fill out the back end of a D1 roster.
Run: 7.31 runner in the 60. 

 

Liam Taylor, Edison (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: 2B/RHP
Body: 5-9, 160-pounds. Lean and athletic. Squared shoulders. Room to fill out. Infield type.
Hit: LHH. Upright in stance. Loose hands hanging over home plate. Small and simple forward stride as he pulls bat slightly into scap. Smooth stroke that stays tight and connected to his body. Steep-level path. Majority GBs during BP round. 
Power: 83.00 max exit velocity. Gap to gap doubles power. Needs increases in bat speed to increase power.
Arm: LH. INF - 81.00 mph. Full and loose arm action from the SS. Quick in getting to release. 3/5 accurate throws. Decent carry across to 1st.
Defense: Light feet. Stays upright and adjusts to chest down posture late. Decent glove skills and lateral quickness. Projects as a 3B.
Run: 7.56 runner in the 60. 

 

Ryan Vosika, Corona (CA), 2022
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-9, 170-pounds. Proportional frame, short height, some speed, lateral ability, room for more.
Hit: RHH. Simple setup: relaxed bat, step and go to hitting position, natural swing path.  Blast Motion scores of 50-58-56. Solid across the board highlighting his natural and smooth swing. Power potential along with high contact ability gives him a higher ceiling.
Power: 88.00 max exit velocity.
Arm: RH. INF - 74.00 mph. Throws were inconsistent and not on target, shoulders and feet were not consistently set, arm has some current velocity ability.
Defense: Read the ball well, helping put himself in a good position to field and helping his overall range. Showed ability laterally thanks to current and projectable speed.
Run: 7.18 runner in the 60.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
San Diego Fall Games CA 11/07 Torrey Pines HS


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