By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
August 10, 2010
20 games. Finished.
San Marcos HS catcher Riley Moore has a great body, tall and projectable professional frame. He is a switch-hitter who shows the ability to spray the ball to all fields. In this final look, he hit two balls hard, one to left-center for a double and another to straightaway center field. I like his hands, bat speed and mechanics.
Outfielder Daniel Camarena is going a long way to separate his bat from his arm for me. He hit a ball well enough to make it around for a triple. He’s not a great runner, so you know he had to have something on that ball to buy himself that kind of time.
Travis Harrison added another hard hit single. Kenny Mathews, a lanky and projectable left-handed hitter, grounded a single through the left side. Max Homick, a strongly built left-handed hitter who has also pitched here, gapped a double to left-center.
Lucas Giolito worked two innings and basically played catch at 92-94. This was really nothing more than a public side session. He pitched very well here earlier in the week, and in this look, lacked his best overall command. He gave up several hard hit balls, but also showed flashes of the arm speed that will carry him over the coming years. I thought Joe Serrano and Xavier Palmer hit the hardest balls off him. And lastly, as if he hadn’t convinced me he was a complete and total gamer, Drew Stankiewicz took a Giolito fastball off the number 6. He wore it. He had the option: take the base or hit. He stayed in to hit. I LIKE IT!