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2010 Sunshine West / West Uncommitted


Game 10: Kelly Green vs. Purple >>
The final game of the Sunshine West showcase a pair of fine pitching performances, and some offense too as the teams combined for 21 hits.

Pitching for the Purple team, Manny Argomaniz (2011/Claremont/Montclair, CA) got the start and showed well, working from 85-88mph on his fastball.  Argomaniz uses a high 3/4's arm slot and gets good armside run on his fastball.  He has a good 12-6 breaking ball to mix in, and gets good spin and depth from it.  He is a strong follow for the 2011 class.  Also impressive during his stint on the hill was Myles Richard (2011/Beaverton/Beaverton, OR) who works from a low 3/4's slot and is very hard on right-handed hitters. He get's good armside run and can throw three pitches for strikes, mixing in 10-4 slurve breaking ball and a solid changeup in the low to mid 70's.

For Kelly Green it was Jake Reed (2011/Helix Charter/La Mesa, CA) who topped at 90mph in his inning of work.  He has a long and lean build with room for additional size and strength, and we expect to see him throwing hard throughout the summer and into next spring.  Andre Angel-Bello, who wasn't orginally scheduled to throw in Sunday's game, also impressed. He is very raw on the mound but there's no questioning his arm.  He worked from 84-87mph with his fastball, and showed the makings of a 12-6 curveball that should develop nicely with more work on the hill.

Offensively, Purple was lead by Connor Joe (2011/Poway/Poway, CA) who was 2-2 with a long triple to LCF and scored a run.  Joe is a slick fielding SS with good actions, and his bat is equal to his defensive ability.  He drives the ball from gap to gap and his power projects.  Also turning in multi-hit performances for Purple were Jarad Watts (2012/LaQuinta/LaQuinta, CA) who was 2-3 and added a stolen base, and Cole Sommers (2011/Chaparral/Winchester, CA) who was 2-3 with a 10th inning RBI triple. 

For Kelly Green the story was Joe's Poway teammate Kevin Newman (2012/Poway/Poway, CA) who was 3-3 with a run scored and an RBI.  2013 grad Derek Rustich (2013/Grossmont/El Cajon, CA) worked out for the first time today and showed he will be a name to know in southern California for the next couple years.  He has a very projectable body, and shows good athleticism for a young player who is already 6'3"/205.  Tanner Handa (2012/Rancho Buena Vista/Vista, CA) was solid all weekend, and chipped in with a 1-2 effort in this game, stealing a base and scoring a run. 
Perez goes Deep >>

Fernando Perez (2012, Otay HS, CA) hit a long home run to right field for the only run for the white team.  He flirted with a home run all day before getting a high inside fastball and driving a long line drive well over the right field fence.  He finished 2-3 on the day.


Nick Hynes (2012, Covina HS, CA) impressed on the mound, athletic pitcher sat in the 85-87 MPH range and topped out at the 88.  Has a high ¾ arm slot, and long arm action, has good down plane on his fastball, he also flashed a plus curveball with tight late break.


Kolby Rimer (2010, Pine View HS, UT) pitched the final two innings over at Eastlake High School, the uncommitted right handed pitcher sat in the mid 80’s topping out at 85, he also showed a nice 12-6 curveball.

Clarkin and Bozoian Impress >>

Ian Clarkin (2013, Cathedral Catholic HS, CA) started the game for the Steel team and was impressive.  Clarkin has a lean projectable build, his fastball sits in the mid 80's range and showed good late life and threw it down hill, and he topped out at 84.  He also showed a very good change up at 76 MPH and a nice 12-6 curveball.

Vahn Bozoian (2012, Ayala HS, CA), not scheduled to pitched this weekend, but was asked to throw an inning after throwing 90 from the OF on Saturday morning during the work out portion of the showcase.  Bozoian did not disappoint on the mound topping out at 86, the long lean frame uses a long loose arm action and high 3/4 slot to create good down plane.  He also flashed a tight 12-6 curveball with good depth, he has the tools to be a two way guy in college as he also went 2-3 with a homerun to centerfield off a hanging curveball.

Derek Wright (2010, Loyola Academy HS, IL) went 3-3 with a double and a triple for the steel team, the uncommitted catcher has a nice build and hit the ball hard on all 3 hits, registering 91 MPH off the bat on a sharp single up the middle.

Game 8 (Southwestern) Orange vs. Gold >>
Orange and Gold battled to a 4-4 tie on Sunday morning at Southwestern College.

Gold starter Sebastian Kessay (2011/Blue Ridge/Pintop, AZ) worked the first three innings and was very effective.  Kessay fastball ranged from 82-85mph, and his mix includes a 1-7 curveball and a changeup.  He has a big frame at 6'3"/220, and has strength.  His arm works, and he has a well balanced delivery.  He will be an interesting follow in the coming months.  Kessay finished with a line of three innings pitched, one hit allowed and seven strikeouts. 

Zachary Muenster (2012/Punahou School/Waianae, HI) lead the Orange team's offensive attack, going 2-3 and providing the only multi-hit game for his squad.  Also recording hits were Pete Zuvich (2012/Capistrano Valley/Laguna Hills, CA), Colin Winters (2013/La Costa Canyon/Carlsbad, CA), Justin Esquerra (2011/Patrick Henry/San Diego), Chance Gusbeth (2012/Desert Christian/Lancaster, CA) and Natalio Navarro (2011/Castlemont/Oakland, CA).  Winters is an interesting young prospect with a huge frame.  He took a great BP on Saturday and also showed well on the mound in this game touching 83 with his fastball and it will be interesting to see this two-way player develop. 

Gold was lead by top 2012 grad 3B Corey Oswalt (2012/James Madison/San Diego) who was good on both sides of the ball.  He made a pair of excellent defensive plays at 3B and was 1-3 at the plate with a run scored.  Gold had two multi-hit efforts, one from Severiano Villaruel (2011/Vista del Lago/Cameron Park, CA) and the other from Cody Boyles (2011/Mission Hills/San Marcos, CA).  Villarruel was 2-3 with a double and a run scored and showed a quick bat, while Boyles had a two-run triple and showed the ability to stay back and use his hands as well as good speed on the bases. 
Game 6 at Southwestern College: Black vs. Navy >>
The first game Sunday morning featured a pair of strong pitching performances - one mentioned earlier from Black's Blake Burrell (2011/Canyon Springs/Moreno Valley, CA) and the other from Navy's Chris Paul (2011/Laguna Beach/Aliso Viejo, CA). 

Burrell finished his outing with a line of three innings pitched, allowing two hits and one run while striking out four.  Meanwhile, Paul impressed as well running his fastball up to 86mph.  He works from a low 3/4 arm slot, and has a slower paced and balanced delivery.  He is a very projectable athlete on the mound and flashes the stuff necessary to have success on the mound down the road.  He has also impressed as a position player this weekend.

Another strong pitching outing was from Brandon Lozier (2011/Olympian HS/Chula Vista, CA), he pitched a quick 3 innings, not allowing a hit or run and striking out 7 of the 10 hitters he faced, he command two pitches for strkies and did a good job of keeping hitters off balanced, his fastball sat in the 69-71 MPH range with his curveball at 62. 

While the Navy team was held to just two hits and one run during the contest, Black's bats exploded for twelve hits and eight runs. 

Navy's hits were a 5th inning triple from Paul, who then came around to score on an RBI single from OF/1B Chase Skillin (2011/University City/San Diego). 

Black was lead offensively by John Poolos, who turned in a 3-3 performance with three singles, a run scored and an RBI.  Ryan Acevedo (2011/Chaparral/Temecula, CA) also turned in a two-hit performance, going 2-3 with a run scored.  Black also received 1-3 efforts from brothers Chris Ferret (2011/Santiago/Corona, CA) and Kyle Ferret (2011/Santiago/Corona, CA) who each doubled.  Kyle's double plated two runs in the third inning. 

Defensively the Black team was lead by Gregory Allen (2011/Hilltop/Chula Vista, CA) a MIF/OF who's glove really plays.  He shows good first step quickness, moving well laterally and he anticipates the ball well off the bat.  He registered a top throw of 87mph across the infield during Saturday's workout.  He is a very sound defender that makes plays and does so with a bounce in his step.
Blake Burrell >>
Blake Burrell (2011/Canyon Springs/Moreno Valley, CA) working from 89-91 on his fastball early on Sunday morning.  Showing a fast arm with a good loose arm action and mixing in an 11-5 curveball.  He is strong at 5'10"/180 with good mechanics and locates well.
Game 2 at Southwestern College: Royal vs. Red >>
Trey Williams (2012/Valencia/Santa Clarita, CA) continued his big day by finishing the evening game at Southwestern College with a 3-3 performance that included two doubles, an RBI, and a stolen base.  Despite his efforts and solid contributions from his Royal teammates, the Red team slugged their way to a 7-4 victory. 

Williams showed all day Saturday why he is one of the top players in the entire 2012 class.  Checking in at a physical 6'2"/200, Trey made it all look easy in the workout.  After posting a 7.07 in the 60-yard dash, he threw 88mph across the infield displaying outstanding footwork and body control, and showed batspeed during his BP session that is rarely seen from a player his age.

Team Royal also received multiple hit games from Devin Carter (2012/Temecula Valley/Temecula, CA) and Brandon Rapoport (2011/Chaminade College Prep/Westlake Village, CA) who were each 2-2.  Another Royal standout from the workout and game was 6'5"/185 Jamin Weidenaar (2012/Continental Academy/Bozeman, MT). The Montana product has an excellent build - one that scout's love to project - and showed a high degree of athleticism during his time on the field Saturday.  He went 1-2 with a stolen base and a run scored on Saturday night.

The Red team had several strong offensive showings on Saturday night, with multiple hit games coming from Dustin Burke (2012/Helix/Lemon Grove, CA), Austin Shives (2012/St. Augustine/San Diego, CA), and Wallace Gonzalez (2011/Bishop Amat/Covina, CA) with two hits apiece.  Gonzalez stands out immediately thanks to his 6'5"/230 frame.  His athleticism and the looseness of his actions are impressive to see from a player his size, and he plays at full speed all the time. 


On the mound Red received a strong outing from starter Jacob Faria (2011/Gahr/Artesia, CA) who worked from 82-86mph on his fastball and also featured a low 70’s curveball and changeup.  Faria has a projectable 6’3”/175 build and some good tools to continue to develop on the mound.  He has good life on his fastball and places it well on both sides of the plate.  He worked three innings allowing three hits and a run while striking out three. 


The top Royal effort on the mound came from Ryan Peterson (2011/Valhalla/El Cajon, CA) who showed an 82-85mph fastball and threw with relative ease.  Peterson worked three innings allowing five hits and two runs, striking out two.  Weidenaar also made a brief appearance on the mound, touching 84 with his fastball and raising interest as a legitimate two-way player in the future.

Colin Bielman (2011/Westlake/Westlake Villiage, CA) pitched three innings, gave up zero earned runs and one hit.  Colin showed good mound presence with good control.  Fastball topped out at 76.
Muenster looks good >>

Zachery Muenster (2012, Punahou School, HI) threw 3 strong innings at Eastlake HS in the Perfect Game Sunshine West Showcase.  His fastball sat in the mid 80’s touching 86.   Muenster has a polished delivery for his age, he repeats it often and did a good job of commanding the strike zone.  His best pitch is a 12-6 curveball that is sharp and breaks late, he worked his fastball off his curveball and was very affective.  He struck out 4 in his outing.


Randy Wynne (2011, Cathedral Catholic HS, CA) started the game for the Orange and threw three affective innings, his fastball sat in the  low 80’s, with heavy sink and arm side run, he has a polished delivery.  He showed a good feel for a 12-6 sharp curveball.


Jesse DeLa Torre (2012, Mar Vista HS, CA) and Trevor Deddeh (2012, Cathedral Catholic HS, CA) both went 2-2 on the day.  DeLa Torre has an athletic build and has a line drive swing plane, he shows some good bat speed with good balance and extension.  Deddeh has a long projectable build and already shows ability to drive the baseball as one of his hits went for extra bases.

David Martinez (2011, Calexico HS, CA) threw two innings for Purple throwing a low 80's fastball with good movement.  Has a nice short arm action with an out front release which allows him to throw down hill, he also showed good feel for a 12-6 breaking ball.

Game 1 at Southwestern: Steel vs. White >>
Michael Jordan immediately made his presence felt in this game, getting the start for Team White and working the first three innings sitting 88-90 with his fastball.  Jordan has a good pitcher's frame and a strong durable build.  He works from a 3/4 arm slot, and does a good job working on a downward plane.  He compliments his fastball with an 11-5 curveball in the upper 70's, and does a good job of keeping hitters off balance with his offspeed. 

The Steel team used an aggressive hitting approach - one that we're accustomed to seeing from California hitters - to push two runs across against Jordan.  Mikal Hunter (2010/Bishop Gorman/Las Vegas) lead off the second with a single and later scored on an RBI double from Patrick Toomey (2010/Coronado/Coronado, CA).  Toomey would score one batter later after a defensive error was committed by the White team. 

White's bats were held in check throughout by the Steel pitching staff, managing just one hit and an unearned run during the contest.  Steel's staff was lead by Michael Austin (2010/Mission Bay/San Diego) who worked in the 82-85 range with his fastball, striking out four in his three innings of work.

Also making a strong appearance on the mound was the White team's Josh Palet (2012/Eastlake/Chula Vista, CA) a 6'6"/185 right-handed pitcher.  Palet is extra tall with a very projectable body and has good arm speed.  He worked from 83-88 on his fastball and showed a developing 11-5 curveball that he lands for strikes.  Palet is a high level follow.

In the end, Steel was able to come away with a 2-1 victory that featured strong pitching from both staffs.
Workout Notes - Catchers >>
Below are the lists containing the top velocities and pop times from the Catcher's portion of the workout.

Catcher Velocities

Kevin Garcia – 2012 – Calexico – Calexico, CA – 81mph

Bryce Mosier – 2011 – Valhalla – El Cajon, CA – 80mph

Jesse Kay – 2012 – Cathedral – Encinatas, CA – 80mph

Josh Estill – 2012 – Santa Fe Christian – Carlsbad, CA – 78mph

Andre Angel-Bello – 2012 – Crespi Carmelite – Burbank, CA – 78mph

Trevor Podratz – 2011 – Chaparral – Temecula, CA – 78mph

Neil Lawhorn-2010-Silverado-Henderson, NV-78mph

Garrett Stubbs – 2011 – Torrey Pines – Del Mar, CA – 77mph

Jonathan Kramer – 2011 – Temescal CanyonCorona, CA – 77mph

Jeffrey Ortega – 2012 – Capistrano ValleyMission Viejo, CA – 77mph

Derek Wright-2010-Loyola Academy-Glenview, IL-77mph

Kyle Ferret – 2011 – SantiagoCorona, CA – 76mph

Catcher Pop Times

Garrett Stubbs – 2011 – Torrey Pines – Del Mar, CA – 1.90sec

Bryce Mosier – 2011 – Valhalla – El Cajon, CA – 1.93sec

Josh Estill – 2012 – Santa Fe Christian – Carlsbad, CA – 1.93sec

David Martinez – 2011 – Calexico – Calexico, CA – 1.96sec

Kevin Garcia – 2012 – Calexico – Calexico, CA – 2.00sec

Jonathan Kramer – 2011 – Temescal CanyonCorona, CA – 2.00 sec

Isaac Gonzalez – 2013 – Citrus ValleySan Bernardino, CA – 2.00sec

Stephen Haviar – 2011 – Cathedral Catholic – San Diego, CA – 2.01sec

Joey Harris – 2012 – ClaremontClaremont, CA – 2.01sec

Dylan Goodwin – 2012 – Diamond Ranch – Diamond Bar, CA – 2.01sec

Workout Notes - IF Velocities >>

The lists below include the top velocities recorded from the IF and 1B portion of the workout on Saturday.

IF Velocities

Trey Williams – 2012 – ValenciaSanta Clarita, CA – 88mph

Nick Hynes – 2012 – CovinaCovina, CA – 88mph

Gregory Allen – 2011 – Hilltop – Chula Vista, CA – 87mph

Tyler Parmenter – 2011 – Cibola – Yuma, AZ – 86mph

Corey Oswalt – 2012 – James Madison – San Diego, CA – 86mph

Robert Zarubin – 2012 – Santa Fe Christian – San Diego, CA – 84mph

Austin Davidson – 2011 – OxnardOxnard, CA – 84mph

Connor Joe – 2011 – Poway – Poway, CA – 83mph

Stephen Rivera – 2011 – University CitySan Diego, CA – 83mph

Zachery Muenster – 2012 – Punahou – Waianae, HI – 82mph

Andrew Alvarez-2011-Martin Luther King-Riverside, CA-81mph

Chance Gusbeth-2012-Desert Christian-Lancaster, CA-81mph

Fernando Perez-2012-Cathedral Catholic-Chula Vista, CA-81mph

Tanner Handa-2012-Rancho Buena Vista-Vista, CA-80mph

Dustin Burke-2012-Helix-Lemon Grove, CA-80mph

Nick Medrano-2012-El Dorado-Placentia, CA-80mph

1B Velocities

Vahn Bozoian – 2012 – Ayala – Chino Hills, CA – 87mph

Ryan Acevedo – 2011 – Chaparral – Temecula, CA – 83mph

Francisco Xavier Salas Perez – 2011 – Mater Dei – 81mph

Jacob Anderson – 2011 – ChinoChino, CA – 80mph

Sebastiain Kessay – 2011 – Blue Ridge – Pinetop, AZ – 80mph

Mark Vasquez-2010-Grossmont-Spring Valley, CA-80mph

Workout Notes - OF Velocities >>
Below are the top OF throwing velocities from Saturday's morning workout.

OF Velocities
Vahn Bozoian - 2012 - Ayala - Chino Hills, CA - 90mph
Wallace Gonzalez - 2011 - Bishop Amat - Covina, CA - 89mph                              
Stephen Gonsavles - 2013 - Cathedral Catholic - San Marcos, CA - 88mph
Eric Moreno-2010-Otay Ranch-San Diego, CA-88 mph                 
Eric Snyder - 2011 - Edison - Irvine, CA - 87mph
Colby Rimer-2010-Pine View-Washington, UT-87 mph
Desmond Henry - 2011 - Compton Centennial - Los Angeles, CA - 86mph                          
Jay Pryor - 2011 - Mission Bay - San Diego, CA - 86mph                                                  
Aston Schaffer - 2011 - Temecula Valley - Temecula, CA - 86mph
Michael Austin-2010-Mission Bay-San Diego, CA-86 mph
Brett Forsythe-2010-Bishop Gorman-Las Vegas, NV-86 mph          
Brennan Ingram - 2011 - Helix Charter - Lemon Grove, CA - 85mph                                 
Devin Carter - 2012 - Temecula Valley - Temecula, CA - 85mph                               
Chase Skillin - 2011 - University City - San Diego, CA - 85mph
Workout Notes - 60 Times >>
The workout portion of the showcase was highlighted by several strong performances on Saturday morning.  Listed below are the top ten 60-Yard Dash times fromthe workout.

60 Yard Dash
Desmond Henry - 2011 - Compton Centennial - Los Angeles, CA - 6.47 sec
Gregory Allen - 2011 - Hilltop - Chula Vista, CA - 6.62 sec
Connor Radlo - 2011 - Gunn - Los Altos Hills, CA - 6.65 sec
Jay Pryor - 2011 - Mission Bay - San Diego, CA - 6.70 sec
Jacob Anderson - 2011 - Chino - Chino, CA - 6.73 sec
Myles Richard - 2011 - Beaverton - Beaverton, OR - 6.76 sec
Steven Exum - 2011 - Olympian - Chula Vista, CA - 6.78 sec
Eric Snyder - 2011 - Edison - Irvine, CA - 6.78 sec
Sean Green - 2011 - Eastlake - Chula Vista, CA - 6.79 sec
Brennan Ingram - 2011 - Helix Charter - Lemon Grove, CA - 6.79 sec
Eric Moreno-2010-Otay Ranch-San Diego, CA-6.80 sec
Snyder and Sanchez lead Kelly Green >>

Eric Snyder (2011, Edison HS, CA) went 1-2 with a double and run driven in.  The UCLA recruit showed strength in his swing driving a long line drive off the center field wall, defensively, he showed plus tracking ability when he chased down a long fly ball in right center.  You can tell he likes being on the field, and has a good attitude as he is always going hard.


Gradeigh Sanchez (2012, Capistrano Valley HS, CA) also went 1-2 with a double for Kelly Green, he drove the ball both ways, he has a short compact swing and shows good bat speed, he is also very aggressive on the bases taking extra bases on balls in the dirt.


Andrew Alvarez (2011, Martin Luther King HS, CA), was 1-2 with a double for the Navy team, he has a long muscular build, he creates good leverage with his body and really does a good job staying inside the baseball and driving through it with good extension.


Dylan McDonald (2012, Eastlake HS, CA) Pitched 4 innings for the Navy, his fastball sat in the mid 80’s topping out at 84, he has an easy delivery and repeats it very well, he also has good feel for his curveball, he struck out 4.

Young arms on Display >>

Connor Baits (2012, Point Loma HS, CA) and Stephen Gonsalves (2013, Cathedral Catholic HS, CA) were two impressive underclass pitchers today as the Sunshine West Showcase games started.

Baits, a lean 6’5, sat in the 87-88 range touching 89 multiple times in his 3 innings of work, he threw from a mid ¾ arm slot and had heavy arm side run and sink on his fastball, when he stays on top of his curveball it shows good break and tight spin, he showed a change up that has some late life at 80 MPH.  He could easily become a pitcher with 3 quality pitches; he has a very projectable build and should add velocity in the next few years.  His delivery overall will need some adjustments to become more consistent in the zone, but he does have the arm strength and size that must be followed.  Baits stuck out 5 in his 3 innings of work.

Gonsalves has a real lean very projectable build, has a very easy and loose arm action, throws from a mid ¾ arm slot that creates good glove side run with sink, flashed a change up that had the same action as his fastball.  His fastball sits in the 84-86 range and he touched 89, while has change up sat topped out at 78, he showed a 1-7 curveball that was 68-69, and showed some good spin at times.  Gonsalves struck out 5 in his 3 innings of work.


Ryan Acevedo (2011, Chaparral HS, CA) started the game for the black team and threw 3 solid innings, his fastball sat in the mid 80’s topping out at 85, he showed a sight slurve that broke late,  he also showed good feel for a straight change.


Greg Allen (2011, Hilltop HS, CA) went 2-3 for the black with two sharp singles, he shows an athletic swing staying balanced and using the middle of the field, he also showed aggressive base running stealing a base in the 1st.


Tyler Parmenter (2011, Cibola HS, AZ) went 1-2 for the Gold team with a double, he showed good bat speed on his double to LCF, he also shows his athletic ability in the middle of the field with good range to his glove side.