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2019 Top Prospects

Shane Sasaki  OF - 2019 - Mililani, HI
Cal Poly

Sasaki was the revelation of the showcase and earned himself an invitation to the PG National Showcase. He has outstanding run and throw tools, posting 94 mph arm strength from the outfield to go with a 6.50 sixty. Sasaki also showed maybe the best raw bat speed of any hitter at the event.

Ryan Flaherty  SS - 2019 - Trabuco Canyon, CA
UC Santa Barbara

Flaherty earned an invitation to the PG National Showcase based on his performance, which included a blazing 6.39 time in the sixty. He has a very strong infield throwing arm to go with his athleticism and is a strong right handed hitter with bat speed.

Mahki Backstrom  1B - 2019 - Los Angeles, CA
Fresno State

Backstrom is an extremely strong and projectable 6-5/220 left handed hitting first baseman with surprising speed (6.93) and athleticism for his size. He can impact the ball extremely hard and his 101 exit speed in DK drills was a full 10 mph higher than the next best hitter. Backstrom was invited to the PG National Showcase.

Jashia Morrissey  SS - 2019 - Los Angeles, CA
Cal State Bakersfield

Morrissey has a nice variety of next level tools, including very nice athletic actions at shortstop and switch-hitting ability with bat speed from both sides. He also took a turn on the mound and was up to 88 mph on his fastball with a sharp breaking curveball up to 73 mph.

Ricky Tibbett  RHP - 2019 - Chula Vista, CA
San Diego State

Tibbett has a projectable 6-2/170 build and lots of athleticism. He topped out at 87 mph on the mound with solid curveball/change up combination while also showing prospect level hitting tools as a left handed hitter.

Trent Jackson  C - 2019 - Kent, WA

Jackson is a strong and athletic 6-1/190 switch-hitting catcher who has the defensive tools and skills to stay behind the plate at the next level. His swing was especially strong and aggressive from the left side, where he showed big power potential.

Connor Wilford  RHP - 2019 - San Clemente, CA

Willford has a big and strong 6-3/200 build and three present pitches he can throw for strikes. He worked steadily in the 85-87 mph range on his fastball to go with a curveball up to 74 mph. He also showed the ability to throw his change up to both left handed and right handed hitters.

Camdon Anderson  C - 2019 - Arlington, WA
Skagit Valley College

Anderson graded out as the top defensive catcher in drills, with very polished actions and quickness. He has right handed bat speed at the plate and squared the ball up consistently, while also showing prospect level tools on the mound, where he topped out at 84 mph with very good command from an array of different arm angles.

Dylan Holt  C - 2019 - Huntington Beach, CA
Chapman University

Holt has very flexible and loose actions defensively behind the plate, which leads to advanced footwork and the ability to block balls and get off quick throws. He showed lots of right handed bat speed with a whippy barrel that promises plenty of power.

Seth Spencer  LHP - 2019 - Moreno Valley, CA
San Diego State

Spencer is a very good all around athlete with a strong and fairly mature body. He showed his arm strength well in drills, throwing 92 from the outfield and 89 mph from first base, then worked four solid innings on the mound, topped out at 85 mph with a short and effective slider.

Shane Telfer  LHP - 2019 - Encinitas, CA

Telfer is a classic three-pitch left hander who knows how to mix his pitches and get quick outs. He worked in the 82-84 mph range with his fastball but his two best pitches were probably a nice sinking change up and a sharp breaking curveball.

Bryce Lovcik  C - 2019 - Plymouth, MN
Augustana (SD)

Lovcik showed all the defensive skills and tools to play the position at the next level. He has plenty of athleticism and quickness in his 6-2/190 build to go with a strong throwing arm that enabled him to register a 1.88 pop time in drills.

Micah Yonamine  C - 2019 - Honolulu, HI
Illinois State

Yonamine has a big and strong 6-3/190 build and a good balance of offensive and defensive tools. A right handed hitter, the Hawaiian native showed good power to right centerfield while on defense he showed athleticism and quickness for his size.

Clayton Ray  LHP - 2019 - Santa Cruz, CA

Ray struck out seven hitters in four solid innings of work, using a tailing fastball that topped out at 85 mph to go with a big curveball and a change up.

Alex Merchant  SS - 2019 - Brentwood, CA

Merchant is a second baseman at the next level with very polished defensive skills and very clean overall actions. He ran a 6.89 sixty and showed good right handed bat speed and the ability to hit line drives to all fields.

Derek Balancier  RHP - 2019 - Bonita, CA

Balancier showed a live right arm with a fastball that topped out at 87 mph to go with a low 70's curveball.

Garrett James  LHP - 2019 - Fort Bragg, CA

James has an extra big and strong 6-3/230 build and plenty of left handed bat speed and power potential when he lets the barrel go and looks to drive the ball. He was also up to 85 mph on the mound.

2020 Top Prospects

Rocco Peppi  SS - 2020 - Huntington Beach, CA
Long Beach State

Peppi is a versatile athlete who graded out very well both in the infield and in the outfield and could probably play just about every position on the field. He's a right handed hitter with a short and strong swing that could end up producing both a high average and some power in the future.

Shane Anderson  C - 2020 - Chandler, AZ

Anderson has an athletic and projectable 5-10/155 build and lots of quickness and wiry young strength. He has very god middle infield actions to go with a strong right handed swing. Anderson also ran a 6.81 sixty.

Ethan Oneal  RHP - 2020 - Las Vegas, NV

O'Neal has a projectable 6-3/180 build and plenty of young arm strength on the mound. He worked four solid innings, topping out at 85 mph on his fastball, with his next best pitch being a heavy mid-70's change up. He also threw a low 70's curveball.

Aiden Calvert  OF - 2020 - Chula Vista, CA

Calvert's best tool is his speed and he ran a 6.50 sixty, especially impressive for a 2020. He has some strength in his hands and in his right handed swing and showed the ability to drive the ball up the gaps at the plate.

Garret Ostrander  SS - 2020 - Rancho Bernardo, CA

Ostrander is a young and projectable middle infielder with good present bat speed and the chance to get much stronger in the next few years. He moves well in the middle infield and has good arm strength and overall athleticism.

Thomas Caneday  RHP - 2020 - Lemon Grove, CA

Caneday has a loose and projectable 6-3/180 build and a sound set of mechanics on the mound. He worked four innings without issuing a walk, working with a fastball up to 84 mph to go with a low 70's slider.

2021 Top Prospects

Zack Torres  OF - 2021 - Vista, CA

Torres is a quick twitch athlete with some good compact strength on his 5-8/155 build. He ran the sixty in a very impressive 6.58 and showed as much quickness in his right handed bat as he did in his legs. Torres also showed plenty of raw arm strength from the outfield.

Joseph Acosta  RHP - 2021 - Murrieta, CA

Acosta has a nice projectable 6-1/175 build and a loose and easy arm action from a high 3/4's arm slot. He worked his fastball up to 83 mph with good running life and command and showed both a good curveball and change up for his age as well.

2022 Top Prospects

David Horn  RHP - 2022 - Murrieta, CA

Horn is listed as a primary third baseman but his long-term future looks to be on the mound. The 6-3/185 right hander has a smooth arm action and a fastball that regularly reaches 81 mph with plenty more to come. His 72 mph slider flashed some depth and tightness at times.

Jake Bold  C - 2022 - La Jolla, CA

Bold is a young catcher with very good bat speed and swing mechanics for his age and plenty of projection on both sides of the ball.

Tyler Gough  RHP - 2022 - Perris, CA
Oregon State

Gough is a primary infielder but showed better tools and skills as a right handed pitcher at this event. He had solid command of a fastball up to 82 mph and a very nice change up that he could use on any count.

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