2021 Power Major Recruiting Classes
December 22, 2020
Prep Baseball Report is conducting its annual review of recruiting classes, in which Nathan Rode and Shooter Hunt evaluate the current senior talent committed to programs in each of the Power Five conferences, as well as notable mid-majors—or as we like to call them, Power Majors—and the draft risk each of those classes carry. Numbers in the charts below denote where players are ranked in the 2021 Overall Rankings.
CAL STATE FULLERTON
|104||Evan Yates||RHP||Martin Luther King||CA|
|291||Caleb Anderson||RHP||Paloma Valley||CA|
|304||Izeah Muniz||RHP||Bishop Amat||CA|
OVERVIEW: The Titans are a mainstay national contender and model Power Major, routinely attracting top-end talent from the West Coast. Yates has a lean, wiry frame and can sit in the high 80s, touching 90-91, with a quick, compact arm action. The changeup is average now with run and the slider has a chance to be at least average down the road. Koniarsky is long and lean at 6-foot-4, 195 pounds with some twitch. He’s able to stay compact in his swing with his long limbs and generates gap-to-gap power that will grow as he fills out his projectable frame, fitting a corner outfield profile. Anderson is long and projectable with a loose arm and delivery. He can comfortably sit in the mid to upper 80s, touching 90, and gets solid life to the fastball. Muniz stands at a strong and durable 6-foot-4, 228 pounds, and ranges from 89-91 with good downhill action. He also throws a curveball with sharp, late break. Sundloff has a long, tall frame at 6-foot-5, 200 pounds and comes from a lower slot, running his fastball up to 92. Fullerton has two more players in California’s top 100 in RHP Gavin Meyer (Tahquitz HS, CA) and Charlie Fick (Rancho Bernardo HS, CA). Meyer pitches in the high 80s and Fick has strong defensive skills behind the plate with quick footwork and lateral agility.
DRAFT RISK: Low. Yates, Anderson and Sundloff pitched well at the Area Code Games and could make a jump. Koniarsky could grow into an attractive power bat. However, right-handedness favors the Titans here in the pitching and offensive. The depth of arms in 2021 will likely push the arms to campus and scouts would probably prefer to see Koniarsky prove it at the college level as a right-handed corner guy first.