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2015 RHP ConnorMcCullom (Huntington Beach, CA) threw three scoreless innings as theCalifornia starter. He sat 82-86 with a 74 mph curveball and 78 mph changeup.The East team had the top velocities of the game, with 2015 MIF/RHP Andrew Noviello (Raynham, MA) touching89, while teammates 2015 RHP Zane Gill(Pensacola Beach, FL) and 2015 SS/RHP LTTolbert (Piedmont, SC) each topping out at 88.
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2015 RHP Matt McGarry(Portolla Valley, CA) showed an impressive arm in his four innings of work,tying an event best for fastball velocity, hitting 90 mph repeatedly in hisfirst inning and settling in at 85-89 thereafter. He also show the ability toimpart spin on the ball, while he tended to get on the side of his curveballgiving it a slurvy shape at 74 mph, he spun it very well, which is somethingthat scouts put a significant emphasis on when projecting velocity. He alsoflashed big arm side fading life on his changeup (up to 81 mph). He struck outsix and walked three, while allowing just one hit in four scoreless innings ofwork.
2015 LHP KyleRobeniol (Alta Loma, CA) was very crisp in his first inning of work, spottingup his mid 80s fastball (84-86) to both sides of the plate for a couple ofpunchouts in the final inning of the game against the USA team. He would finishhis three innings of work with five strikeouts to just one walk. He showed anadvanced changeup at 76 mph and good depth on his sweeping curveball at 67.
2015 LHP BaileyFalter (Chino Hills, CA) showed a lot of upside on the mound. He has anideal frame for a young pitcher at 6-foot-4 175 pounds with a lot of room tofill. He doesn't yet take full advantage of the length his frame offers, optingfor a drop and drive delivery which allows him to control his lanky leversbetter than most pitchers with similar age/height profiles, but he has lessdownhill leverage than he could create by staying taller. But that is anadjustment that can be made down the road, right now Falter sits in the mid 80swith his fastball (84-86 against the National team) and paired it with a 70 mphcurveball, also flashing a 70 mph changeup.
2016 OF BlakeRutherford (Simi Valley, CA) didn't have great at-bats, yet thanks to hisnatural hand-eye coordination he managed to single three times in four ABs. Hisbat speed comes easy and he accelerates his hands well enough that even hisdefensive swings generate enough force to drive ball out of the infield. Givenhow much room his long slender athletic frame has to fill over the next fewyears, it seems likely that he could eventually develop impressive strength togo with the hand speed, which would be a very valuable combination. He alsoshowed off his speed by legging out an infield single, getting down the line in4.15 seconds.
2015 3B Brendon Davis(Lakewood, CA) showed the ability to drive the ball to the right side withauthority throughout the California Goldteam's two games. He started the day with a lineout to 2B that registered at 90mph off the bat. He would also single and drive a shot deep into the rightcenterfield gap for an RBI double (with a 4.65 turn time) as part of a 2-for-4day at the plate. Davis has shown a positive step forward in terms of his bat speed. While his is still a thinlybuilt athlete, he is beginning to generate enough bat speed to drive the ballfor gap power, and looks capable of continuing to develop that power as hematures. He was impressive defensively at 3B as well, while he takes his timeto wind up on his throws, he makes up for the release time with his velocityand carry.
2015 C DaltonBlumenfeld (Los Angeles, CA) had a solid showing in day one of his first PGshowcase. While he went hitless, he worked a pair of walks in his three plateappearances. The physically imposing backstop (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) didn't seea lot of quality pitches he could drive, but he wisely chose not to try toforce the issue and showed a willingness to take his walks. He also showed goodcatch and throw ability behind the plate, following up his workout pop time of1.90 with impressive in-game pop times of 1.99 and 2.03.
2015 MIF Keaton Weisz (Poway, CA), an Arizonacommit, went 2-for-3 with a single, double and a run scored. He is a smallathletic middle infielder who showed quick actions at second base and picks upspin on breaking balls well. He also showed solid speed, rounding first base onhis double in 4.49 seconds.
2015 OF Jordan Myrow(Sherman Oaks, CA) tantalizes with plus hand speed and the raw ingredients forpower to go with his all around athleticism. He squared the ball up once in hisfour plate apperances, hammering a hanging curveball for a two-run double inhis first at-bat of the day. He also showed symptoms of his raw power on apopup to third base in foul territory,which hung in the air for 5.97 seconds. Myrow has a lot of upside, withpotential for average or better tools across the board.
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Danny Blair, Willie Burger, Joey Bart, Cameron Montgomery,and Andrew Noviello all collected hits in the game for the East team. For the West team, Shane Potter, AJGraffaniano, and Parker Kelly got hits.
On the mound for the East team, Jacob Bukauskas (StoneBridge HS, VA) struck out 8 batters over 4 innings, getting on the hittersquickly with a 88-90 mph fastball. He also commanded his 79 mph slider withlate bite very well.
Hunter Davis (Westminster School, GA) came into the game forthe East and struck out 4 over 3 innings. He was 82-85 with a 69 mph breakingball.
Closing out the game for the East was Addison Albright (WestForsyth HS, GA) throwing 82-86 with a 73 mph CB and 77 change-up. He has a longloose arm action and gets good extension out front.
Starting for the West team on the mound was Cole Acosta(Santa Fe Christian HS, CA) who was 84-87 with a 71 mph breaking ball and 74mph change-up.
In relief was Patrick Sandoval (Mission Viejo HS, CA) toppedout at 90 mph and was consistently 84-88 on the mound. He also displayed a quality75 mph curveball.
Closing the game for the West team was Kyle Tyler (WestmooreHS, OK) who was up 87 mph working quickly and getting on hitters with hisfastball.
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Ty Buck (Red Wing HS, MN) displayed strong, quick hands withbat speed.
Parker Kelly (Westview HS, OR) got good extension andexplosion with his swing, resulting in a very good batting practice session.
John Cresto (Cathedral Catholic HS, CA) showed good strengthwith the ball jumping off his bat.
Shane Potter (La Costa Canyon HS, CA) is a big kid with bigpower hitting two home runs during the batting practice.
Daniel Vasquez (Granite Hills HS, CA) showed a short quickswing with hard line drive contact.
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Bryant Bowen (Captain Shreve HS, LA) hit a couple of HRsduring his session, showing the strength and easy power in his swing.
Brennan Breaux (St. Thomas More HS, LA) showed quick stronghands getting the barrel on the ball with a short swing.
Blake Brewster (Moore HS, OK) has some strength in hisaggressive swing with some pull power.
Braden Comeaux (Barbe HS, LA) has a simple loose, fluidswing with good bat speed resulting in gap to gap line drives.
Nicholas Shumpert (Highlands Ranch HS, CO) showed his quickexplosive hands resulting in good bat speed and power potential
Wyatt Cross (Legacy HS, CO) swings hard with some bat speedand good lower half.
Eric Feliz (IMG Academy, NJ) got good extension anddisplayed good bat speed resulting in two home runs during his session.
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Desmond Lindsay (Out-Of-Door Academy, FL) smoked a home runto dead centerfield during his session.
James Dawson Terrell III (St. Patrick HS, CA) showed quick handsand gap to gap power barreling several ball.
Ke’Bryan Hayes (Concordia Lutheran HS, TX) has strong, quickhands and showed gap power.
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Danny Blair (Gilman HS, MD) showed an aggressive approach,some bat speed, and some pull side pop in his swing.
Carter Hall (Wesleyan HS, GA) took one of the top BPs todayhitting three home runs repeating his swing well resulting in the ball jumpingoff his bat.
Matthew McKeown (Paul Vi HS, NJ) barreled several ballssquare resulting in hard hit balls and a home run.
LT Tolbert (Wren HS, SC) took a good BP with a HR, showedleverage in swing, and has more power to come.
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Brendon Davis (Lakewood HS, CA) showed bat speed,projectable power, and a fluid stroke at the plate.
Alfonso Rivas (La Jolla Country Day HS, CA) has a good loadand quick, loose swing resulting in several line drives.
Blake Rutherford (Chaminade College Prep, CA) showed aloose, easy swing with the ball jumping off his bat.
Dillon Paulson (Santa Fe Christian HS, CA) showed a linedrive swing with some bat speed.
Louis Tade (Chaparral HS, CA) has a simple loose swing withbat speed.
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3B Brendon Davis (Lakewood HS, CA) showed easy fluidactions, strong arm, and solid body control.
C Shane Nobiensky (Helix HS, CA) has a strong arm, stayslow, and shows good carry to 2B.
C Dalton Blumbenfeld (Hamilton HS, CA) showed a short armaction and was light on his feet for 6’3/200.
INF Jake Hirabayashi (Notre Dame HS, CA) has an accurate armand good actions with some carry at 3B.
SS John Aiello (Germantown Academy, PA) showed a good arm,moves very well for size, and gets good carry on throws.
SS Ramon Alejo (Boon HS, FL) is very polished in the fieldwith good accuracy and carry on throws.
SS Trevor Brown (Parkview HS, GA) has a quick delivery, verysoft hands, and is light on his feet.
3B/OF Matthew McKeown (Paul Vi HS, NJ) good arm strength andaccurate throws from the OF. He alsomoves well at 3B with online accurate throws.
SS Dalton Light (Westminster School, GA) showed very well inthe double play portion of the infield workout with good body control and quickhands.
1B Desmond Lindsay (Out-of-Door Academy, FL) was light onhis feet with good actions at first base.
3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (Concordia Lutheran HS, TX) strong arm andcarry across the infield with good feet and hands.
SS Braden Comeaux (Barbe HS, LA) showed good feet carry onthrows across infield.
SS Nicholas Shumpert(Highlands Ranch HS, CO) showed good charge and accurate arm from the outfield.During the infield portion, he showed a strong arm with good carry.
C Wyatt Cross (Legacy HS, CO) has good release, strong arm,and is online with his throws down to 2B.
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