Riverside, CA - This was our first trip out to California to cover a travel organization's tryout/showcase. We couldn't of asked for a better program to cover than the ABD Academy based outside of Los Angeles in southern California.
Nearly 200 players were at Riverside College trying to make their best impressions on the ABD staff.
The weather conditions weren't ideal. With steady winds of 20-30 mph blowing straight in from left field and temperatures in the 40's at night, the ABD staff still managed to run a flawless event.
The players, parents, scouts, and coaches didn't mind the weather. After all, with so many great players in attendance, all anyone cared about was the competition on the field.
Our staff would like to especially thank Randy Curtis for inviting us out there to cover the event. Randy and his staff were as courteous, personable, hard-working, and knowledgable about baseball as any travel organization in the country. The ABD players were a mirror image of their coaches, proving that ABD does a great job developing young men as well as baseball players.
The first day consisted of pro-style workouts. Batting practice, 60 yard dash, bullpens, and infield/outfield. The 60 yard dash track was a bit slow and into a good wind, times were adjusted .5 seconds.
Top 10 60-Yard Dash Times:
1. Elijah Lopez - 2017 OF R/R Los Osos HS 6.76 sec
2. Bryson Erman - 2015 1B/3B R/R 6.79 sec
2. Kyle Buckner - 2015 OF R/R Roosevelt HS 6.79 sec
3. Danny Agramont - 2015 RHP/INF R/R 6.98 sec
4. Mike Odgers - 2016 INF R/R Granite Hills HS 6.99 sec
5. Trent Pohl - 2016 OF R/R Aliso Niguel HS 7.02 sec
6. Michael Lopez - 2016 OF 7.08 sec
7. Jake Bikle - 2016 INF R/R 7.09 sec
8. Luke Obena - 2018 OF 7.10 sec
8. Andrew Desrochers - 2016 OF 7.10 sec
9. Alex Carillo - 2015 1B/3B R/R 7.12 sec
10. Danny Gill - 2017 OF 7.20 sec
Top 10 Pitchers Velocities:
1. Danny Agramont - 2015 RHP/INF R/R 87mph
1. Ricky Conti - 2015 RHP Damien HS 87mph
2. Josh Whetstone - 2015 LHP Aliso Niguel HS 86mph
2. Zack Gillissee - 2017 RHP 86mph
2. Blake Borror - 2016 RHP Quartz Hill HS 86mph
3. Jordan Tapias - 2017 RHP San Clemente HS 85mph
4. Daniel De La Pena - 2017 RHP Mark Keppel HS 83mph
4. Grant Ashcraft - 2015 RHP Etiwanda HS 83mph
5. Ethan Butka - 2016 RHP Aliso Niguel HS 82mph
6. Kyle Buckner - 2015 RHP Roosevelt HS 81mph
6. Zac Skov - 2018 RHP 81mph
6. Danny Gill - 2017 RHP 81mph
Top 5 Overall Prospects:
1. Tony Bullard - 2018 R/R INF/RHP
2. Zack Sherwood - 2017 R/R 1B/3B
3. Clay Owens - 2018 3B L/R Centennial HS
4. Zack Bowman - 2016 1B/3B L/R Aliso Niguel HS
5. Blake Borror - 2016 RHP Quartz Hill HS
Early next week we'll release the rest of the top 20 prospects with full scouting reports. Stay tuned!