07/20/2020 - Official College Recruiting Membership - Stockton (Sacramento), CA
This talented 2-way player continues to progress nicely. Behind the plate, he tracks pitches into a soft mitt and sticks it, framing well. He is quick laterally, working to center/deaden pitches in the dirt off of his chest. Throws to 2B are on the bag with pop times now as low as 2.14. In the OF, he gets good reads off of the bat and takes good angles working into position behind the fly-ball. He secures the ball with 2-hand and has a clean transfer to throw. As a hitter, Cam shows a balanced setup with fluid rhythm to load. He takes a hack with + bat speed, squares the ball up and has pop to all parts of the field. Valentine is a solid 2-way prospect who will make an impact in this only his sophomore year.
02/09/2020 - National Tryout Plus - Stockton (Sacramento), CA
Cameron is an athletic and talented C/RHP that will graduate in 2023. Behind the dish, Cameron shows a square and athletic set up to receive the pitch. As he works to throw his exchanges are quick and clean and gets rid of the ball with a quick arm action delivering the ball with good carry with a 2.18 pop and an 82 MPH arm velo. Blocking, Cameron shows agile range creating good angles to keep the ball in front. At the plate, Cam sets up in a slight crouch getting a square stride as he shows smooth mechanics keeping his weight balanced. He delivers a fast bat speed getting the barrel on plane early making square contact and a line drive approach to all fields. On the mound, Cameron shows a 3-pitch mix with a FB, CB and a CH. The FB shows some tail, the CB is 11-5 with good shape, and the CH is 63-66 with good AS run. Pitching, Cameron gathers over the rubber well showing a clean arm action as he works with good direction down the mound. He finishes out in front with good extension. Cameron shows a solid foundation for a young player and will continue to grow and develop.
12/14/2019 - Nor Cal Regional Pitching/Catching Weekend (Ages 14-18)
Cameron is a coachable C/RHP prospect who worked hard on his skills during the Accelerated Training Weekend. Behind the plate, Cameron shows quick footwork and blocks well to his glove side. He sits in an athletic stance and receives with a firm glove. He makes a clean exchange and gets rid of the ball quickly, keeping his throws accurate and on-line to the 2B bag. Keeping his glove low when blocking can help Cameron improve defensively. At the plate, this RHH sets up in an athletic stance and takes a square stride. He is smooth getting back into his load and hits against a strong front side. He takes a level swing with fast bat speed, leading to solid contact to his pull side. Cameron can improve as a hitter by maintaining center balance throughout his swing. On the mound, Cameron gathers over the rubber and works with a clean arm. He is aggressive attacking the zone and finishes with a controlled landing. Cameron shows a three pitch mix with his fastball topping out at 72mph with tailing action. Breaking ball sits from 60-63mph with 11-5 break. Changeup sits from 67-69mph with arm side run as he throws with deceptive arm speed. Extending through his release more can help Cameron improve as a pitcher. Overall, Cameron is a solid prospect who has the potential to further develop his skills on the field.
11/09/2017 - Baseball Factory Select Training & Competition in Arizona (Ages 12-14)
Cameron continues to show improvements in his baseball abilities. Behind the plate, pop times have improved as he threw his lowest time to date at 2.47. Feet are active working in line through a clean transfer / exchange. Times will continue to drop as he builds more arm strength through a long toss program and works to get rid of the baseball quicker. Glove action is soft as he sticks balls well in the zone. He uses his body well through the blocking process and is a wall behind the plate. He is vocal and shows great leadership traits behind the dish. At the plate, he shows a tall setup. Hands are loose and work through a level swing path. He makes consistent contact with power showing best to the pull side. Power will increase as he utilizes his lower half more efficiently. On the mound, fastball showed a range of 59-61 mph with tailing action. Breaking ball displays 11/5 shape with gradual break. Stock on the mound will increase as he builds more arm strength. Mental makeup is a plus as he is very coachable and works hard to be the best player he can be.
09/03/2017 - Interactive Video Program - San Francisco, CA
Cameron is a C/RHP with an athletic build (5'3"/110). Defensively behind the plate, he shows quick footwork with agile range. He receives pitches with soft hands and has a clean exchange to throw with pop times at 2.70. On the mound, this righty gathers over the rubber with a 4-pitch mix. He stays direct as he delivers from a 3/4 arm slot with clean arm action and finishes square towards home plate. FB shows some arm-side run as he fills up the zone with strikes. On offense, Cameron has smooth rhythm to load. He swings on a direct path through the zone and sprays pitches to all parts of the field with hard contact. Overall abilities in his game will improve with work on the following.
1. Low target
2. Low setup
3. More accurate throws
1. Keep eyes on target
2. Lower 1/2 drive off rubber
3. Deliver more strikes
1. Improve bat speed
2. Extend through contact
3. More lower 1/2 drive