06/23/2009 - National Tryout - Houston, TX
Caleb is a SS that shows tremendous athletic ability and will get many looks by college scouts. In this event at SS, Caleb showed his abilities once again in the areas of good feet, sure hands, and a solid live arm with excellent carry. To make Mangum an even better SS, he needs to lengthen is arm stroke, become a little more fluid, and also more accurate on his throws. At the plate, Caleb showcased good balance throughout his swing; he had quick hands and wrists, excellent bat speed, and was explosive to the ball resulting in the baseball jumping off his barrel. Once again, keep an eye on Caleb as he shows his abilities to run, field, and hit rather flawlessly.
02/08/2009 - National Tryout - Houston, TX
Caleb is a SS with an outstanding athletic looking body that does show future projection as it continues to physically mature. Foot speed is well above average as indicated by his 6.93 60 time. He utilizes his quick, athletic feet well in his lateral movement displaying plus range. He is a very polished in his defensive abilities and shows off his athletic abilities in his play. Defensive abilities are well above average as his hands and feet work well together. Arm strength is superior as indicated by his top velocity of 89 mph at the arm strength station. His throws display life, carry, and accuracy across the diamond in making all the throws. At the plate, Mangum has above average abilities with solid average power. Stance is square and maintains plus balance through the swing. Hands are quick and direct, generating bat speed. He will hit at the next level. Caleb has the makings to be a special type player at the next level and will get a ton of looks from the collegiate coaches.