Mason Morioka

HS Grad 2008
Age 27 and 2 mos
Age on 2008 Draft 17 and 7 mos
Position(s) C  
Ht/Wt 5-10, 178 lb
School  West Torrance
Hometown  Torrance, CA USA
Summer Team  Cardinals Scout Team
Fall Team  LA Rhinos
National Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - C
Good receiver, nice arm, runs well, gap hitter
CA State Rank - Class of 2008
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 04, 2008
Position - C

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2006 08 National Showcase   Aug 01, 2006
PG Grade: 8
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 Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 9.00
1.00 improvement beginning on Aug 01, 2006
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 82 mph
66.89% Rank
best 94  avg 81
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 97  avg 83
 (2008 class)
60 7.07 sec
86.82% Rank
best 6.53  avg 7.51
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 6.17  avg 7.44
 (2008 class)
C 77 mph
87.77% Rank
best 82  avg 71
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 87  avg 73
 (2008 class)
Pop 1.90 sec
94.53% Rank
best 1.73  avg 2.10
 (2008 class in 2006)

best 1.73  avg 2.07
 (2008 class)
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