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Aug 01, 2006 - Aug 03, 2006   Columbia Blue
  4

Saddleback College - Mission Viejo, CA
Mason Morioka
C 5-11 178   R/R

FB
60
7.07
40
OF
IF
1B
C
77
Pop
1.95
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Mason Morioka is a 2008 right hand hitting catcher (UTL) from West Torrance HS, residing in Torrance, CA. He has a 5'11" 178 lb. frame and a compact, athletic body that is both strong and quite lively. Morioka is a gamer. He plays with good energy and is fun to watch play. He exudes confidence and seems to have some innate traits of a leader. Offensively he showed that he has good bat speed and good hands for hitting. He is a spray hitter with a gap to gap approach. Because his hands work so well and with the way he battles in each at-bat, Morioka has the look of a quality two-hole type hitter, sort of in the Jason Kendall mold. Behind the plate he has quick feet and a quick arm. He is presently a good thrower and will continue to improve as he learns to slow the game down, which will come with experience. His workout pop times were in the 2.02-2.11 range. His exchange is good too. Morioka is a quality receiver, with soft, strong hands and good agility, which allows him to sit low and present a good target. He appears to see the ball well out of the pitcher's hand and showed that he can stick and hold a stiff fastball, even one down in the zone. His agility and his energy also work well for him to block balls in the dirt. Morioka is a quality D1 caliber player and brings the style of play that you find on winning clubs.
PG Grade 8.0




Jul 10, 2006 - Jul 16, 2006   ABD Bulldogs '08
  25

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Mason Morioka
C 5-11 178   R/R

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60
40
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1B
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Jul 03, 2006 - Jul 09, 2006   ABD Bulldogs '08
  25

East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Mason Morioka
C 5-11 178   R/R

FB
60
40
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1B
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Jan 28, 2006 - Jan 29, 2006   4-Navy
  4

Arrowhead Credit Union Park - San Bernardino, CA
Mason Morioka
C 5-11 170   R/R

FB
82
60
7.30
40
OF
IF
1B
C
75
Pop
1.90
Range
82
CB
71
SL
CH
68
Split
Knuckle
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Mason Morioka is a 2008 C/3B/P/OF from West Torrance HS, residing in Torrance, CA, with a 5'11" 170 lb. frame. Morioka was named to the top prospect team at the California Underclass Showcase. He has a strong, compact, and athletic type build. A right handed hitter, Morioka hits from a square stance. He has quick hands and showed good bat speed. At times Morioka showed an overaggressive nature but it is better to have a player start from that point rather than one that has to be kick started. At the plate his hands work and he appeared to be excited each time he stepped into the box. There is some length in swing but he got to the ball on time and flashed some gap pop in BP, though he is best when approaching hitting as a line-drive contact type. Morioka could develop into a utility type player and can bring depth to a college team. Behind the plate he displayed a quick arm and used his "showcase pop time approach" to register some very low times, once as low as 1.90. He has quick feet and showed himself to be an accurate thrower. In all, his times were very good in that workout, from that 1.90 up to 2.12. In game situations he will not be able to pop out of the crouch as early, so it remains to be seen how his approach plays in games. On the mound Morioka pitches from a high 3/4 slot and employs a quick delivery with some rhythm. His arm is quick and he is aggressive on the hill. At times he will drop down to show a different look, suggesting that he may be able to contribute some relief innings. His FB was up to 82 mph with some armside run when he was on-time with his delivery. Morioka showed a 67-71 mph slurve and was aggressive with that pitch. He also showed decent feel of a change-up. Morioka is an interesting young player. He plays hard and his catch-throw future is good. He should be followed as a prospect for the D1 level.
PG Grade 9.0




Dec 28, 2005 - Dec 31, 2005   
  

Palos Verdes Peninsula High School - Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
Mason Morioka
C 5-11 178   R/R

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60
40
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1B
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