07/14/2020 - All-In Membership - Lake Elsinore (Los Angeles), CA
Anthony continues to shine on the diamond. Defensively, this athletic SS displays quick/active footwork and is aggressive to come and get the ball. Soft hands funnel the ball to a quick/clean transfer to throw. He has the ability to throw on the run from multiple arm slots (86 mph) across the diamond. As a hitter, this righty shows a balanced approach with fluid rhythm to load. He takes a hack on a level path, connects and creates some backspin, driving the ball on a line. Vargas has the skill-set that will make an impact as he approaches his junior year.
09/25/2019 - Arizona Sophomore Fall Classic
Antony continues to show as a prospect on the diamond. At 2B, he displays smooth / clean actions. Feet are active as attacks balls and plays through well with his body. Glove action is soft / sure and presents well out front. Hands / feet work well together as he gets rid of the baseball quickly with accuracy and carry (85 mph velocity) to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve his foot quickness. At the plate, he continues to shine through an athletic setup. Hands are quick (80 mph exit velocity) and works through a level swing path. He stays inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound. Fastball showed a range of 75-78 mph. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Control is solid as he throws strikes with all his pitches. Stock on the mound will increase as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program. Mental makeup is a plus as he has a great personality, is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
09/08/2019 - College PREP - La Verne (Los Angeles), CA
Anthony continues to show as a prospect on the diamond with improvements in his baseball abilities. Defensively at SS, defensive abilities are now outstanding as he displays fluid / smooth actions. He shows active prep with fluid actions. He works around the GB and through it as he gains ground toward his target. Exchange is clean with strong throws. Backhand is smooth with a quick release with zip across the diamond (82 mph velocity). At the plate, he shows an athletic setup. He has fluid rhythm while getting good hand separation. Barrel is whipped through the zone through a solid line drive approach. On the bump, he had a solid showing at the event. He attacks hitters, throwing a lot of strikes as he works to get ahead of hitters through a quick tempo. Arm strength has improved as he threw his top velocity to date at 79 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 3/9 shape with across break. Control is outstanding as he attacks hitters and works to get ahead, utilizing both sides of the plate. Stock on the mound will continue to rise as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program.
10/14/2018 - College PREP - Pasadena (Los Angeles), CA
Anthony is an athletic, projectable built RHP/SS prospect who has a talented skill set. On the mound, Anthony knows what he is doing and works down in the zone. He has balanced, on-time mechanics throwing from a 3/4 arm slot. He has a loose, clean arm action and extends through his release. Anthony stays square to home plate and rotates towards his target as he finishes. He commands both his fastball and curveball which shows tight spin. In the field, Anthony plays with effective footwork and pre-pitch actions. He presents his glove and fields the ball in a low position. Anthony has a clean exchange leading into a short arm action throwing from a high 3/4 arm slot. His throws are consistent with good carry across the diamond. Offensively, Anthony has an athletic setup with his weight in the front of his stance. He has smooth rhythm with a square stride as he uses his lower half throughout his swing. Anthony has an on-plane swing path and maintains a level barrel through the zone. He is a contact type hitter who has the ability to spray the ball to all fields. Overall, Anthony is a versatile skill set who has talent on both sides of the ball.
07/10/2017 - California Select Training & Competition - Session 1 (Ages 12-14)
Anthony continues to show a promising future on the diamond. Foot speed has improved as he ran his best 60 time to date. In the OF, he displays smooth actions. Feet are aggressive as he takes proper routes / angles in tracking down balls. He reads balls well off the bat and works to get behind balls but needs to play through with momentum to his target. Range will increase as he continues to improve foot quickness. Throws are accurate but needs to build more arm strength through a long toss program. At the plate, hitting abilities have improved through an athletic setup. Hands are quick and work through an uphill swing path. He works to keep hands inside the ball, utilizing all fields through a line drive approach. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 60-64 mph with arm side run. Breaking ball displays 10/4 shape with late / sharp break and shows as a quality pitch. Control is solid as he throws strikes with his all his pitches. Getting on a long toss program to develop more arm strength will aid in improving abilities on the mound. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
03/19/2017 - Interactive Video Program - Monterey Park (Los Angeles), CA
Anthony is an athletic OF/RHP who will graduate in 2022. In the OF, he displays active footwork as he takes quick lateral routes tracking down fly balls. He gets into a low/athletic fielding position and has a quick/clean to throw. On the mound, this righty has a repeatable delivery. He pounds the zone with his FB as he drives his lower 1/2 off the rubber. Offensively with the bat, Anthony presents a square/athletic stance in the box. He has a smooth rhythm to load as he drives pitches on a line. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Better read on deep fly
2. Play through more
3. Quicker exchange
1. Develop off speed
2. Arm strength (long toss)
3. Stronger frontside
1. Drive ball the other way
2. Improve bat speed
3. Develop power in swing