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Kameron Guangorena

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High School: St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower, Calif.
College: Cal State Fullerton
State: Calif.
Commitment: Cal State Fullerton

Ht.: 6'0"
Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L
Throws: R
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Scouting Report

Formerly known as Kameron Ojeda, Guangorena took the name of his stepfather, David, who helped raise him during his senior year. Guangorena is a shortstop-turned-catcher who has some exciting tools behind the plate with plus arm strength, athleticism and strong hands. He has a lot of rawness to iron out of his defensive game to actualize his potential, however, as he gets stiff and is inconsistent receiving higher-end velocity. He often sets up too deep on his heels, which can lock him up and prevent him from adjusting to poorly-spotted pitches. He has enough arm strength for the position, but needs to clean up his throwing mechanics and get a shorter release to play against better competition, as nearly no one runs on him presently. If a team is patient with him, he has above-average potential defensively. As a hitter Guangorena has feel for the barrel and has changed his swing from last summer. Previously, he would drift on his front side and spray balls around the field without much power. This spring, he's shortened his stride and is sitting back in his load, with a longer path and a flyball approach that's allowed him to tap into more power. That's come with more swing and miss, but scouts still like his bat path and think he has enough ability to become an everyday hitter. The tools are there for a team to buy him out of a strong Cal State Fullerton commitment. It's just a matter of developing polish on both sides of the ball and finding more consistency.

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