Area Code Games: Day One Breakdown


The 2017 high school draft class is beginning to take shape, and as is the case every August, the Area Code Games are once again serving as important proving grounds for the top amateur talent in the nation. Scouts and college coaches from around the nation have once again descended on Blair Field in Long Beach, California as they look to sharpen their evaluations and perhaps uncover more talent.

The event kicked off on Saturday, as four teams took batting practice under the watchful eye of a packed house of scouts to begin the day. The second half of the day was occupied by three games full of intriguing performances. Here’s a look at some of the standout performers from day one.

– Hunter Greene (SS, Stevenson Ranch, CA) took his usual impressive round of batting practice, and is the case with the long form, professional style rounds they take at Area Codes, you get more detailed insight into the approach. Greene showed more ability to shoot the ball to the opposite field than we’ve seen in the past, and still showed the towering plus power to his pull side. Greene is a UCLA recruit.


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