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2011 California Underclass Showcase






2012 Top Prospects

Rio Ruiz - 3B - 2012 - Covina, CA
Elite level hitter with big time power and a projectable build that suggests more to come. Cannon arm plays anywhere, including on the mound. Good actions at 3B, excellent upside.

Tanner Rahier - SS - 2012 - Indian Wells, CA
Showed why he is ranked top 20 nationally. Great tools. 6.67 sixty, 93 across infield. Smooth power stroke at plate, very good fielder with range at SS. Up to 91 off mound with sharp slider.

Cameron (CJ) Saylor - C - 2012 - West Covina, CA
Excellent catch & throw skills behind the plate with a plus arm. Bat also very impressive, with good bat speed and power to all fields.

Kyle Twomey - LHP - 2012 - Placentia, CA
Very projectable arm with easy velocity. Sat mid 80s during 2 appearances, up to 88. Good feel for curveball and changeup. Lots of strikes, knows how to pitch. Top 50 in class. Very bright future.

Henry Omana - RHP - 2012 - Walnut, CA
Tall, long build with room to fill. Fastball up to 90. Easy velocity, overpowered hitters during Top Prospect Game. Didn't need to use offspeed. Also showed athleticism at plate and on bases.

Devin Carter - OF - 2012 - Temecula, CA
Very good athlete with strength. 6.78 runner, 88 from outfield. Lots of pop in bat. Gets extension and loft. Big power potential. Very good tools. 88 off mound with good feel for curveball.

Vahn Bozoian - OF - 2012 - Chino Hills, CA
Raw tools are exceptional. + build, + arm, good bat speed, projects for power. Simply a matter of putting it all together. Enormous upside.

Ruben (RJ) Ybarra - C - 2012 - Riverside, CA
Strong, thick build with lots of strength in swing. Good idea at plate, goes other way very well. Power potential. Quick footwork behind the plate, and a very strong arm. Good catch and receive and power bat.

Brooks Kriske - RHP - 2012 - La Quinta, CA
Very interesting two-way player. Bat is more advanced at present but has continued to make big strides as a Pitching prospect. Interesting both ways.

Ty France - 3B - 2012 - West Covina, CA
Good bat speed and a strong arm make him an interesting 3B prospect. Has some pop in his bat, swings it well enough for a corner position.

Andrew Pullin - OF - 2012 - Centralia, WA
Long athletic build, + arm and very good hitting tools. Showed very well for player from cold weather state playing in January. Interesting as a Pitcher as well.

Nick Hynes - RHP - 2012 - Covina, CA
Big strong build with lots of athleticism. Up to 88 from mound with good, repeatable arm action and threw curveball and changeups for strikes. Power bat who ripped balls to gaps all weekend.

Collin Yelich - C - 2012 - Thousand Oaks, CA
Brother of Marlins 2010 first rounder Christian. Athletic player who has quick feet and transfer behind the plate. Good idea at plate with raw bat speed and consistent line drive swing.

Jayson Balades - LHP - 2012 - Port Hueneme, CA
Lean, loose athlete who projects well. Loose arm up to 84 this weekend. Was 87 last fall with more to come. Changeup was one of best off-speed at event. Good athlete played well in outfield and has good swing actions

Will Ballowe - LHP - 2012 - Danville, CA
Big imposing LHP with a strong arm. Uses his 6-5 frame well to create downhill leverage. Up to 85, projects for more, improving secondary stuff.

Jack Spohn - 1B - 2012 - Claremont, CA
Strong athletic body. Showed good bat speed and solid hitting tools at the plate. Solid defensive skills at 1B.

Austin Cipres - OF - 2012 - Murrieta, CA
Athlete with room to fill out. Quick arm, 88 from outfield, moves very well. Ball comes off bat hard. Easy swing mechanics. Up to 85 from mound with short arm action.

Justin Garza - RHP - 2012 - Ontario, CA
89 from mound with more in there. Showed 3 off-speed pitches. Feel for SS position, hands and feet work well. Will benefit from additional strength. Line drive swing with bat speed.

Eliezer Vera - OF - 2012 - Chino, CA
Strong bodied 2-way lefty. Good hitting tools and a strong arm. Also showed ability on the mound.

Chad Lee - RHP - 2012 - San Dimas, CA
Solid 2-way player. Solid arm, online repeatable delivery. Solid gap to gap pop, interesting hitting tools.

Grayson Pratt - RHP - 2012 - Albuquerque, NM
Long and projectable with a quick arm. Solid secondary stuff and good command. Can swing it too.

Daniel Martinez - MIF - 2012 - Buena Park, CA
Lean athlete with lots of room to fill. Good, loose actions at SS. Very interesting left-handed bat, with strong approach and strong, quick hands.

Max Engelbrekt - LHP - 2012 - Seattle, WA
Strong pitcher's build with room to fill out. Fastball up to 84 with clean arm action. Fastball has run. Good feel for changeup. Fields position.

Josh Heinz - C - 2012 - Castaic, CA
Interesting bat to watch. Smooth swing with bat speed. Potential for power. Showed good arm and catch and recieve skills behind the plate.

Zack Rangel - 1B - 2012 - Claremont, CA
Athletic left handed bat with strength. Very good around bag at 1B, smooth hands, good actions.

Carlos Martinez - OF - 2012 - West Covina, CA
Quick line drive swing, athletic actions in the field. Projects to continue to improve.

Erik Trask - RHP - 2012 - Arcadia, CA
Lean build with room to fill. Fastball up to 84 with deception in delivery. 10/4 curveball with solid break. Flashed bat speed at plate.

Jeffrey Ortega - C - 2012 - Mission Viejo, CA
Sturdy built Catcher with solid defensive skills, showed hitting tools.


2013 Top Prospects

Dominic Smith - 1B - 2013 - Los Angeles, CA
Very strong and athletic body. Plus arm from the Outfield and showed well on the mound. Posses impressive hitting tools. Very high upside!

Andrew Church - RHP - 2013 - Las Vegas, NV
Advanced 2013 Pitching prospect was very impressive on the mound. Tall athletic build with good athleticism in delivery and good arm speed. Good tailing action on upper 80s Fastball, good 11-5 Curveball, projects for more. Also showed very good raw hitting tools.

John Paul Crawford - SS - 2013 - Lakewood, CA
Long lean athletic SS/CF prospect. Very projectable body with solid bat speed and arm with quick all around actions. Advanced feel for hitting, potential 5 tool player in the near future.

Kevin Lillicrop - RHP - 2013 - Cypress, CA
Long athletic build, quick clean arm action. Mid 80s Fastball projects, polished secondary stuff. Good line drive stroke at the plate.

Mark Cardinalli - 1B - 2013 - San Jose, CA
Strong athletic build, uses long levers well. Generates bat speed with ease, strength at contact. Good hitting prospect, solid defensively at 1B and also showed well on mound.

Gosuke Katoh - 2B - 2013 - , CA
Slender athletic build, quick all around actions. Short swing with quick hands, slash and run approach with good contact skills. Very quick release defensively. High baseball IQ.

Alex Guenette - C - 2013 - Carlsbad, CA
Good quickness and arm strength behind the plate. Line drive swing at plate with more strength and pop to come.

Ryan Avila - RHP - 2013 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Tall and athletic with a high waist. 84 MPH Fastball with life, arm projects for more. Deceptive delivery, solid 11-5 Curveball.

Dustin Hughes - RHP - 2013 - San Diego, CA
Good athlete, up to 86 from mound. Clean arm action with late fastball sink. Had command and showed CB and CH. Left-handed bat with strength and very solid contact skills.

Noeh Martinez - 3B - 2013 - Los Angeles, CA
Lean athlete who showed some of best infield actions. Quick feet and very solid arm. Short, easy swing with quickness and potential for more pop.

Slater Lee - RHP - 2013 - Carlsbad, CA
Showed some of best command and feel of event. Mixed 2 off-speed pitches with 84 mph fastball. More velocity to come when body fills out.

Nathan Michalski - 1B - 2013 - San Diego, CA
Long athlete with quick hands and lot of barrel contact. Potential on mound as well,good downnhill angle and feel for breaking ball

Tommy Edman - SS - 2013 - San Diego, CA
Lots of potential. Switch hitter with good swings from both sides. Ran very well, aggressive on bases. Projects well. Up to 84 on mound, simple delivery and arm quickness.

Paul O'Connor - 3B - 2013 - El Cajon, CA
Interesting 2-way prospect. 82 off mound from low 3/4 angle, good defensive actions at 3B. Quick swing, interesting hitting tools.

Jack Kruger - C - 2013 - Calabasas, CA
Popped a 1.88. Quick transfer and release. Showed foot quickness at SS. Solid contact with pop to come.


2014 Top Prospects

Jacob Gatewood - SS - 2014 - Clovis, CA
Very projectable all around. Quick bat with some present strength, projects for big power down the road. Very high upside.

David Banuelos - C - 2014 - Ontario, CA
Advanced 2014 Catching prospect, also showed good hitting tools. Arm and bat projects, high upside.

Scott Hurst - OF - 2014 - Glendora, CA
Young and athletic. Plus arm, good plate coverage and projectable bat speed. Projects for some power down the road.