Fall Underclass Showcase: Pitchers Scouting Reports


Paul Panaccione
Arizona Scouting Director

On Oct. 3, 2021 Prep Baseball Report Arizona hosted the Fall Underclass Showcase at Grand Canyon University. The Fall Underclass Showcase is an annual open showcase accessible to the high school players in the Phoenix area, granting players the opportunity to be evaluated by the PBR Arizona staff while their tools were analyzed by state-of-the-art technologies on-site. 

With some talented players in attendance, there were some standout performances. Along with the standout performances, there were some standout bodies and actions with much project-ability. RHP Brett Crossland (Mountain Pointe, 2025) was in attendance, putting up some big velo numbers and showed some plus secondary pitches. 1B/LHP Johnny Casale (Brophy, 2024) showed his craft and strike throwing ability of three pitches. RHP/1B Luke DeWitt (Canyon View, 2024) is a prospect we will be following, with a projectable build and a good arm. And 3B/RHP Gavin Short (Sunnyslope, 2024) showed he's got a chance to have a power fastball. 

Today we finalize the Fall Underclass Showcase with the scouting reports for pitchers. 

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Scouting Reports

Devin Beecroft, Casteel  (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Twitchy athlete. Upside both as a hitter and pitcher. Will be following development.
Body: 6-foot-0, 160-pounds. Slender with athleticism. Room to add strength.
Delivery: Athlete on the mound. Would benefit from more lower half involvement.
Arm Action: RH. Throws from a 3/4 slot, front side opens a hair early, if he said closed a little longer would probably see more arm speed and less stress on the shoulder.
FB: T76.6, 74.33-76.01 mph. Has some good 2 seam action. Misses were armside due to front side flying slightly early. Staying closed should allow him to get ball to glove side.  T1694, 1776 average rpm.
CB: 64.48-66.56 mph. Command was inconsistent. 2/8 break.  T1784, 1854 average rpm.

 

Brady Campbell, Pinnacle (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/SS Good athlete, top/bottom of the order bat with speed and athleticism.
Body: 6-foot-1, 180-pounds. Twitchty athlete with raw tools.
Delivery: Has a bend in the knees, uses the lower half well.
Arm Action: RH. Throws from an over the top slot.
FB: T75.3, 71.14-74.63 mph. FB has some ride from that arm slot. Posted #2 IVB for FB at event.  T1691, 1760 average rpm.
CB: 56.44-60.43 mph. 12/6 break with some good depth to it. Potential to be a power 12/6.  T1663, 1787 average rpm.
CH: 66.11-68.54 mph. Inconsistent with command of CH. More of a straight CH.  T1516, 1614 average rpm.
 
 

Johnny Casale, Brophy (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP Don't know where his future will be yet, but Casale is a ball player. Good fundamentals of the game, and depending on strength and development will determine where he ends up.
Body: 5-foot-9, 150-pounds. Room for added strength and maturity. Proportionate build with high waist.
Delivery: Smooth and easy delivery, mixes his tempo in the windup.
Arm Action: LH. Throws from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T76.8, 72.57-76.27 mph. Locates well with some armside run. Worked both sides of the plate.  T2018, 2131 average rpm.
CB: 56.53-60.08 mph. Slower CB with some downward break. Majority to glove side of plate.  T1869, 1927 average rpm.
CH: 64.60-66.14 mph. Throws with FB arm speed. Has some horizontal break to it, no misses up in the zone.  T1311, 1380 average rpm.
 
 

Brett Crossland, Mountain Pointe (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B High follow, P5/Draft Prospect with showing at this event. Command is going to be key to his success.
Body: 6-foot-5, 215-pounds. Above average size and strength. Strength in lower half.
Delivery: Controlled windup, stays strong in his core/legs. Drives down the mound well and sinks slightly into back knee.
Arm Action: RH. Throws from a high 3/4 slot with above average arm speed.
FB: T93.7, 89.96-92.55 mph. Command is spotty, has some arm side run and seems to work majority arm side.  T2214, 2422 average rpm.
SL: 74.96-77.74 mph. Sharp and late break to SL. Command is spotty.  T2227, 2404 average rpm.
CH: 81.94-82.79 mph. Throws the CH with FB arm speed. Has some good horizontal break to it. Plays 8-9 mph off the FB. Most consistent off speed option.  T1861, 1925 average rpm.
 
 

Luke DeWitt, Canyon View (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/1B Showed upside with the bat and on the mound. Above average size and strength, will follow development.
Body: 6-foot-2, 215-pounds. Large build with strength.
Delivery: Good pace to delivery, gets into his lower half and uses the rubber well.
Arm Action: RH. Delivers from the ear, shorter arm action, gets out front well.
FB: T79.4, 75.52-78.86 mph. FB has a lot more in the tank. Comes out of the hand easy with some ride. Command slightly inconsistent.  T2113, 2229 average rpm.
CB: 60.48-63.02 mph. CB has a good shape to it, more consistency with the release point will improve command.  T1733, 1867 average rpm.
CH: 65.75-68.88 mph. Feels for the CH at times, loses some arm speed. 18" horizontal movement, has good depth to it.  T1677, 1791 average rpm.
 
 

Marcus Downing, Pinnacle (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/C Upside as a hitter and pitcher pending physical development.
Body: 6-foot-2, 155-pounds. Slim and lanky build with upside, room to add strength.
Delivery: Consistent with delivery, timing with separation is good and uses his lower half well.
Arm Action: RH. Delivers from a high 3/4 slot. Easy arm action.
FB: T76.6, 75.19-76.51 mph. FB has some ride with a high IVB. Commands the ball both sides of the plate.  T2080, 2172 average rpm.
CB: 61.90-63.75 mph. Spins the CB well, has a good shape and potential to be an out pitch. Misses were high due to release point.  T2164, 2217 average rpm.
CH: 69.52-71.79 mph. More of a straight CH. Command was inconsistent.  T1493, 1551 average rpm.
 
 

Gabriel Esparza, Canyon View (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 178-pounds.
Delivery: Consistent with tempo and arm speed on all pitches.
Arm Action: RH. Delivers from a high 3/4 slot, pushy arm action.
FB: T71.4, 70.11-71.12 mph. Command is inconsistent. Ball stays true.  T1787, 1900 average rpm.
SL: 67.96-69.43 mph. Not much of a discrepancy between FB and SL.  T1840, 1928 average rpm.
CH: 66.37-67.85 mph. Commanded well, showed to be best pitch on this day.  T1260, 1353 average rpm.
 
 

Cole Gomez, Desert Vista (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Has some length.
Delivery: Stays tall in delivery. Would benefit from more lower half involvement.
Arm Action: RH. Throws from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T70.9, 68.14-70.05 mph. FB stays true. Everything is arm side with the FB.  T1544, 1666 average rpm.
CB: 50.53-53.95 mph. CB has 2/8 shape. Slower, plays 15+ mph off FB.  T1427, 1510 average rpm.
CH: 58.50-62.87 mph. Straight CH, plays 8-10 mph off FB.  T1097, 1170 average rpm.
 
 

Camden Interdonato, Horizon (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP Strong build with good baseball actions. Showed promise on both sides of the ball. Bat shows as his best tool, good follow in the 24 class.
Body: 5-foot-8, 155-pounds. Strong base, proportionate strength through body.
Delivery: Upright delivery, could benefit from more lower half and core involvement.
Arm Action: RH. High 3/4 slot.
FB: T80.5, 77.67-79.66 mph. Commanded well with some horizontal movement.  T1788, 1862 average rpm.
CB: 65.22-67.14 mph. Inconsistent with mechanics when throwing breaking ball. Timing and body positioning changes pitch to pitch. Has good spin to it if he can get consistent with delivery.  T2074, 2132 average rpm.
CH: 71.42-72.73 mph. Showed to be most consistent offspeed option on this day. Thrown for strikes and misses were down in the zone, plays 8-9 mph off FB.  T1314, 1363 average rpm.
 
 

Cam Jantz, Higley (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP Good athlete. Added strength and reps could make him a high follow in 25 class.
Body: 6-foot-2, 165-pounds. Long limbs, high waist. Wiry strength.
Delivery: Slower tempo out of the windup, uses a lot of arm.
Arm Action: RH. Delivers from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77.6, 74.51-77.16 mph. FB is best pitch. Throws it downhill.  T1964, 2048 average rpm.
CB: 60.77-66.53 mph. Command of CB is inconsistent, slows arm speed down. Downward break.  T1459, 1518 average rpm.
CH: 62.11-66.10 mph. Grips it deep in palm, command is inconsistent.  T1505, 1642 average rpm.
 
 

Michael Marcus, Desert Vista (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-foot-1, 150-pounds. Room for physical maturity.
Delivery: Slower and controlled tempo out of the windup. Separation is consistent and on time. Gets down the mound well.
Arm Action: RH. Delivers from different slots on different pitches. Higher slot with FB, lower with CB.
FB: T74.8, 72.28-74.28 mph. FB stays true. Command is spotty.  T1754, 1840 average rpm.
CB: 61.08-62.95 mph. Drops to a lower arm slot for CB. Spins it well, CB has some depth to it.  T1904, 2100 average rpm.
CH: 60.49-63.31 mph. Plays about 10 mph off the FB. Inconsistent command; however, misses are down.  T1159, 1221 average rpm.
 
 

Thomas Peck, Basha (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP Will be following development. Added strength will clean up some mechanical issues.
Body: 5-foot-9, 155-pounds. High waist, good frame.
Delivery: Quick tempo out of the windup. Staying closed and getting down the mound a hair longer could help boost command/velo. Does a better job of this out of the stretch.
Arm Action: RH. Quick arm, delivers from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T78.6, 77.15-78.34 mph. Has some arm side run. Misses were arm side high due to mechanics. Commanded better out of the stretch, was able to get it to both sides of the plate.  T1977, 2049 average rpm.
SL: 71.09-73.10 mph. Cutterish break, plays 4-5 mph off FB. Again command was better out of the stretch.  T1972, 2002 average rpm.
CH: 70.86-72.90 mph. Has some good horizontal movement to it. Command was spotty, showed it can be an out pitch if more consistent with command.  T1679, 1780 average rpm.
 
 

Gavin Short, Sunnyslope (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP Projects as a gap-to-gap/power hitting corner infielder. Bat is best tool, defensively has room for more athleticism.
Body: 6-foot-0, 185-pounds. Above average size and strength.
Delivery: Good posture and uses lower half well, gets down the mound.
Arm Action: RH. Longer arm action, after seperation, arm pushes back behind his body.
FB: T80.2, 79.04-80.02 mph. FB stays true, commanded well. Misses are up in the zone.  T1820, 1913 average rpm.
CB: 65.88-68.05 mph. Tight spin with late break. Release point is slightly inconsistent.  T1901, 2001 average rpm.
CH: 71.08-72.21 mph. Throws CH with intent, good arm speed. Command is good.  T1666, 1762 average rpm.
 
 

Bobby Stanisic, Valley Christian (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP Scrappy infielder, ability to play all infield spots as of now. Will be following growth physically.
Body: 5-foot-9, 140-pounds. Athletic, room for physical maturity.
Delivery: Repeatable delivery, closes himself off slightly with front side, hides the ball well. Works quick.
Arm Action: RH. Short arm action, delivers from ear at high 3/4 slot.
FB: T77.7, 75.06-77.28 mph. FB stays true, worked both sides of the plate.  T2034, 2131 average rpm.
CB: 67.45-70.52 mph. Tight spin with slight downward break. Commanded in the zone, misses were down.  T1965, 2009 average rpm.
CH: 69.56-70.84 mph. Plays 5-6 mph off FB. When thrown down in the zone it could get swings over the top.  T1288, 1469 average rpm.
 
 

Matthew Storck, Hamilton (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/1B Showed some upside on both sides of the ball. Strength and maturity will determine where he ends up.
Body: 5-foot-9, 174-pounds.
Delivery: Good posture and mound presence. Consistent with timing.
Arm Action: LH. Throws from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T77.3, 73.79-76.71 mph. FB stays true, gets around it and pulls it at times.  T1998, 2122 average rpm.
CB: 65.37-67.82 mph. Can spin it, posted highs for max and average spin. CB has some bite to it. Downward break.  T2297, 2393 average rpm.
CH: 74.81-75.62 mph. Consistent down in the zone. Good arm speed. More of a straight change.  T1622, 1735 average rpm.
 
 

Jaxon Valdez, Higley (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Good base, room for physical development.
Delivery: Room to add more lower half involvement. High elbow with front side.
Arm Action: RH. Delivers from a high 3/4 slot.
FB: T72.9, 71.62-72.74 mph. FB stays true, command is inconsistent.  T1883, 1920 average rpm.
SL: 63.81-66.25 mph. Slows arm speed down on SL. When commanded down could get hitters out front.  T1661, 1716 average rpm.
CH: 65.70-69.40 mph. CH has FB arm speed. Consistently in the zone.  T1683, 1760 average rpm.
 
 

Anthony Zadrozny, Chaparral (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: LHP/OF Above average spin numbers on the mound. Upside to have some swing and miss stuff.
Body: 6-foot-0, 155-pounds. Good build with proportionate strength in body.
Delivery: Slower delivery with good arm speed. The slow delivery then arm speed creates slight deception.
Arm Action: LH. Throws from a 3/4 slot.
FB: T76.8, 74.32-76.56 mph. Not big velo, but big spin numbers and commands it well. With the spin and delivery expect a possible velo jump.  T2087, 2253 average rpm.
SL: 65.01-69.36 mph. Not much depth to it, kind of cutterish. Another pitch with high spin numbers. Could develop into an out pitch.  T2317, 2412 average rpm.
CH: 72.60-73.67 mph. Plays only a couple mph off the FB. But has some good horizontal break to it. Commanded well with FB arm speed.  T1845, 1909 average rpm.
 
 

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