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BAWS Bits - Uncommitted 2022s - Valley team

10/08/2020, 2:00pm PDT
By Blaine Clemmens

Multi-tooled players at OF, MIF, C positions, some real talent!


Stats not listed can be found w/in their PBR profile link. The notes, when referring to avg, plus, abv avg, middle of line-up hitter, etc, are relative to D1 baseball. Scroll down, the reports/snippets are organized by team (and number order on the roster).

Valley Team (Light Blue)

OF/RHP Logan Gibson (5'10" 155, R/R), Modesto Christian HS
Athletic/twitchy, has a couple of tools that will play as plus, speed and arm. Plays w/an edge, flashes the hit-ability that will take him to an ignitor spot in a line-up. On mound gets up to 84. Stay on him as a two-way, see how it develops.

LHP Devon Daniel (5'10" 150), Kerman HS
Classically crafty LHP, has feel for the zone w/all three pitches (FB/CB/CHG). Slight cross-body delivery gives some deception, shows ability to shove the FB in to RHH (T82) and also run it away. Can drop in the CB and fade the CHG down.

OF Hunter Jansen (6'0" 170), Clovis North HS
Physical body type while also having athleticism. Both the bat talent and arm project favorably for a corner outfield position. Strength plays with the bat, aggressive to pullside w/some present pop. Real chance to develop playable power.

RHP Kobe Gong (6'0" 160), Westmont HS
Doesn't have big stuff quite yet, may not project all that high with the velocity, was around the zone, showed some spin promise (FB T76) w/quality horizontal movement numbers. CB spin also shows promise (max 2270), w/fading CHG.

OF/RHP Kaden Petersen (6'0" 195, R/R), Turlock HS
Athletic w/football type build, athleticism plays in multiple ways in the game, speed, range, arm strength, power, bat speed, along w/tenacious style on mound. FB up to 86, EV 90+, OF arm is a plus, attacks hitters and three pitches work. 

INF Aaron Martinez (6'0" 185, R/R), Le Grand HS
Made lasting impression w/bat, which has shown up as an impact tool in multiple viewings. Physical w/plus bat speed and strong barrel awareness. Aggressive stroke w/bat control too. Defensively projects to 3B, where the bat/arm play.

C Derrick Cruz (5'11" 185, R/R), Clovis North HS
Able to participate in workout portion only but showed he's a '22 C to be very aware of. Arm talent shows up (76 mph) and has room to grow. Plays athletically behind plate, w/pops 1.94-2.04. Bat showed power potential and impact talent.

RHP Nick Shows (5'11" 170), Clovis North HS
Three pitch mix, feel of the slider which stands out as his best pitch. The velo of the FB will have to tick up but his stuff does play up due to 6.2" avg extension. Given just a bit more velo and spin (to get more life & bite) and he could pop.

INF Cole Fellows (6'1" 175, L/R), Clovis North HS
Both athletic/talented, physical strength showed up at the plate and earned him a PBR ranking. Has ability to do damage to all fields and showed particularly strong oppo gap juice. Runs avg, arm plays on the left side, projects best to 3B.

C Conner Smith (6'3" 190, R/R), Capital Christian HS
Strong athletic body. Flashed bat talent & arm/defensive tools that project very favorably for the college game. Arm up to 78 mph in warm-up POPs (2.10 between innings). Made loud barrel contact multiple times, no issue with mid-80s velo.

3B/C J-P Smith (6'1" 215, R/R), Granite Bay HS
Strong w/man-type build, potentially an impact bat in the '22 class. After a slow start he gained his footing and started pounding the ball in the middle of the field. Sound/disciplined approach w/pop. Arm flashes as at least abv avg for 3B.

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