Fall Underclass Showcase: Position Player 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. One of those players with some upside was 3B/RHP Gavin Short (Sunnyslope, 2024), showing well as both a hitter and a pitcher with a strong frame. #16 ranked SS Shane Miller (Higley, 2024) showed his smooth movements as a shortstop and in the left handed batters box. And 1B Andrew Johnson (Gilbert, 2024) increased his stock while putting up some big numbers in batting practice and showing his advanced approach at the plate. 

Today we finalize the event by looking into each position player's full analysis. 

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Scouting Reports

Easton Almeida, Campo Verde (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/SS With improvements to athleticism could be a guy to watch in 2024 class. Good build with solid fundamentals. Will be following physical development.
Body: 6-foot-0, 160-pounds. Has length and strength, projectable build.
Hit: RHH. Base just outside shoulder width with a bend in the knees. Hands held shoulder height with bat laying flat above the shoulder. Some weight on the back side.  Uses a small toe tap for load, small amount of separation with hands and then weight moves forwards. Hands stay tight to the body during swing. Handles the ball middle/away best, struggles to get to ball in. Ability to hit the ball in would improve if he eliminated small glide with stride. Swing stays on plane, 81% on plane efficiency on Blast.
Power: 85.25 max exit velocity, averaged 69.64 mph. 223’ max distance. Best ball is to middle/right center.
Arm: INF - 70 mph.  Consistent with transfer and release, throws from a high 3/4 slot.
Defense: Good split step and first step. Understands hops and body positioning. Glove work is good, slight give into the body with soft hands. Best position is depending on athletic development, right now projects as a 3B with current size and range.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60.

Kevin Arellano, Mountain Pointe (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: C/SS
Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Tall in stance and narrow in stance, slightly open setup. Hands held just above the ear.  Loads into back leg, creates some separation with hands. Hands drop slightly when starting his swing. Has some length in swing, works best when he's out front.
Power: 82.17 max exit velocity, averaged 71.33 mph. 290’ max distance. 42% line drive contact, in consistent with contact point, causing some roll over ground balls to pull side and weak air to right field. Best when he stays balanced and catches the ball out front.
Arm: INF - 63 mph.  Throws from a lower arm slot across the body. Ball has 2 seam flight across diamond.
Defense: Feet get stationary at times, letting the ball play him. Would benefit from more active feet. Range is limited.
Run: 8.48 runner in the 60. Short strides.

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.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup with base. Hands are held shoulder height with a higher back elbow. Weight is balanced.  Simple up and down stride, does not gain ground, keeps weight balanced. Slight uphill path to the ball, creates some top spin on occasion. Would benefit from letting the ball travel slightly more, hitting from a stronger position.
Power: 88.08 max exit velocity, averaged 81.49 mph. 302’ max distance. More consistency with the contact point would lead to consistent hard contact.
Arm:  OF - 80 mph. Has a short arm, delivers from a lower slot. Arm strength is there, ball has some 2 seam flight. Lengthening the arm out slightly could created more 4 seam carry. Throws were above the cut on occasion.
Defense: Clean and consistent footwork when approaching the ball.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. Turned in one of the events top 60's. Smooth but explosive with strides.

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.
Hit: RHH. Wide setup and sunken into legs. Hands held just above shoulder height.  Uses a small toe tap and gains some ground toward pitcher. Would benefit from staying put on the back side more after stride. Has a direct and flat path to the ball with some hand speed.
Power: 90.02 max exit velocity, averaged 81.3 mph. 304’ max distance. Ball is impacted well and comes off the bat with backspin flight.
Arm: INF - 75 mph. OF - 82 mph. Has some arm strength. Throws were low and on target with true flight.
Defense: Footwork and release is consistent. Uses a large crow hop on throws.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60. Powerful strides.

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.
Hit: LHH. Strong athletic setup. Base is wider than shoulder width. Hands held at the ear with slight raise in the back elbow. Athletic bend in the knees and square to pitcher.  Knee to knee stride. Direct path to the ball, showed adjustability on different pitches. Ability to drop the head on the down and in pitch, seems to be most comfortable to the pull side. Has a higher finish, would benefit from a lower finish, allowing slightly more extension through contact.
Power: 84.7 max exit velocity, averaged 80.3 mph. 290’ max distance. Finds the barrel consistently. Ball stays true to the pull side, this is where he has his most pop.
Arm:  INF - 76 mph.  Throws from a 3/4 slot with a quick release. Throws were accurate and in a position where the infielder on the receiving end could make a play.
Defense: Understands body positioning and footwork around the bag at first. Ability to pick the tough throw and timing with stretch is right. Footwork keeps him in motion while fielding ground balls. Glove work is good.
Run: 7.76 runner in the 60. Short strides, consistent timing with strides and arm swing.

Connor Crossland, Mountain Pointe (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B Strong and physically mature, profiles as a power hitting corner infielder with some swing and miss. Will be following offensive progression.
Body: 6-foot-2, 215-pounds. Above average size and strength.
Hit: RHH. Simple setup. Base is just outside of shoulder width. Hands held just above shoulder with some rhythm.  Small up and down stride. Elbow drops down into slot early. Has a loop in his swing, creates some inconsistencies with contact. Produces some good bat speed.
Power: 89.89 max exit velocity, averaged 78.73 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: INF - 80 mph.  Arm strength plays from the left side, good consistent timing to release. Gets the ball out quick.
Defense: Direct routes to ball and quick to release. Footwork and range work best on the corners.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60.

Bo DeWitt, Canyon View (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/3B Good athlete, definitely belongs in the middle infield. Will be following growth with the bat.
Body: 5-foot-10, 150-pounds. Athletic build, room for physical maturity.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open stance, base just outside of shoulder width. Hands held tight to the body just above back shoulder.  Uses a toe tap with load. Best contact is when weight stays balanced, he catches the ball deep, and drives to middle/right center. When ball is hit to middle, he creates much more extension through the ball. When out front he tends to lose the barrel or become rotational around the ball.
Power: 89.42 max exit velocity, averaged 80.93 mph. 336’ max distance. Bat/body control and consistency with the barrel will be key to his success. When he's in the right spot with body, the ball is struck well.
Arm: INF - 78 mph.  Arm showed it can work from shortstop for now. Short arm action from high 3/4 slot, ability to drop down to lower slots.
Defense: Feet are very active, puts himself in a good spot to field and reads hops. Glove work is good, with a funnelling action in towards the body when fielding the ball. Stays in motion to 1B prior to fielding the ball.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60. Smooth strides. Stays under control.

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.
Hit: RHH. Narrow setup, open in stance. Hands held about shoulder height tight to body. Has some rhyme with the bat.  Medium sized knee to knee leg kick, gains some ground towards the pitcher. Hands stay tight and swing is direct and flat. Extension is limited, will impact the ball better with more true flight to pull side with added extension through the zone.
Power: 87.89 max exit velocity, averaged 78.37 mph. 320’ max distance. Has the ability to drive the gaps with size and leverage.
Arm: INF - 77 mph.  Throws from a high 3/4 slot, short arm action.
Defense: Big target at 1B. Timing and direction of strength at first is consistent. Receives the ball well, showed the ability to make the tough pick. Range is limited, room for improvement with rhyme and body positioning.
Run: 8.49 runner in the 60.

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.
Hit: RHH. Balanced setup, base is just outside of shoulder width with hands held just off the back shoulder.  Long stride, makes base wide at contact. Swing is flat and direct.
Power: 84.69 max exit velocity, averaged 81.56 mph. 284’ max distance. Gets on top and inside the ball well, lot of line drive/ground ball contact. Consistent with the barrel.
Arm:  OF - 76 mph. Throws from a high 3/4 slot. Throws were low and through the cut off with some true flight.
Defense: Approaches the ball with confidence and is consistent with the glove and transfer.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60.

Gabriel Esparza, Canyon View (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: C/RHP
Body: 5-foot-11, 178-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open in stance, base is outside of shoulder width. Hands are pushed forward a bit held above the ear.  Loads onto his back side, keeping weight balanced. Two handed finish high above the shoulder, limits his extension at times. Best when using the middle of the field, ball has backspin flight to the middle/opposite field gap, some top spin to pull side.
Power: 80.48 max exit velocity, averaged 73.54 mph. 269’ max distance. Line drive/ground ball hitter.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph.   Throws from a 3/4 slot. Accurate arm with limited arm strength.
Defense: 2.21-2.41 pop times. Gains ground toward 2B on throw down. Transfers are clean with limited arm strength. Mobility behind the plate in limited.
Run: 8.25 runner in the 60.

Cole Gomez, Desert Vista (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/3B
Body: 6-foot-2, 180-pounds. Has some length.
Hit: RHH. Tall in stance, base is shoulder width and slightly open. Hands are held at the back shoulder.  Stride is direct with some length to the pitcher, gains some ground. Has some length in the swing, path is out and around. Would benefit from staying tighter with the hands and leading with the knob of the bat.
Power: 86.96 max exit velocity, averaged 76.69 mph. 277’ max distance. Best contact is to the gaps.
Arm:   Longer arm action for an INF.  Will need added arm strength to stay on the left side.
Defense: Needs improvement with the glove. As athleticism improves, footwork and glove skills will see improvement.
Run: 7.69 runner in the 60.

Samuel Hess, Canyon View (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds.
Hit: RHH. Wide athletic base, slightly open with athletic bend in the knees. Bat held horizontally with hands at about ear height.  Uses a smaller leg kick and creates some length with hands early. Eliminating early length will allow shorter and tighter path to the ball.
Power: 86.27 max exit velocity, averaged 75.76 mph. 316’ max distance. High % of fly balls, with how he projects, more line drive contact at this point would put him in a better spot for success.
Arm: INF - 73 mph.  Throws from a high 3/4 slot. Accurate arm across the diamond.
Defense: Hands are soft, good with the glove. Body stays in motion towards first base. Simple and consistent fielding actions.
Run: 7.50 runner in the 60. Long strides, would benefit from tighter movements, arm swing and strides are slightly wide.

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.
Hit: RHH. Relaxed setup with upright/open stance and hands held lower off of right chest. Slight athletic bend in the knees with base about shoulder width.  Short stride that brings position back square to pitcher. Majority weight on the back side, would benefit from more of a weight transfer to the front side, allowing more extension through the ball. Bat path is short and direct, comes around the ball at times when catching ball out front due to body positioning. When he lets the ball get deep it is driven well to the middle part of the field with back spin flight.
Power: 87.27 max exit velocity, averaged 76.67 mph. 325’ max distance. Hardest/cleanest contact was to the middle/gaps. When he lets the ball travel this is when he's in the best position to hit and the ball comes off the bat well.
Arm: INF - 84 mph.  Recorded an event high for INF velo. Throws from a high 3/4 slot. Ability throw from lower slots on the move. Ball has 4 seam flight across diamond.
Defense: Split step is on time with contact, takes a direct path to the ball. Keeps ball off his left eye staying in motion to 1B. Glove work is average, projects as a corner infielder.
Run: 7.59 runner in the 60. Consistent with strides

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.
Hit: RHH. Open stance, weight is on back side. Hands held tight close to ear. Could add some rhythm. Uses a medium sized leg kick, creates some separation with hands. Has a little bit of length, contact point is key for him. When he catches the ball in the right spot it jumps off the bat.
Power: 93.31 max exit velocity, averaged 81.43 mph. 352’ max distance. High % of line drive contact. Balls to the gaps were driven well. Creates some top spin to the pull side on occasion.
Arm:  OF - 81 mph. Carried balls from right field to 3B and home in the air with not much height. Throws were on target. Good arm strength.
Defense: Confident when approaching the ball, consistent with the glove and release timing.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60. Long strides, good knee drive.

Andrew Johnson, Gilbert (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP Advanced as a hitter and defender at this point. Projects as a power hitting first baseman.
Body: 6-foot-2, 210-pounds. Big body with natural strength.
Hit: LHH. Strong and balanced base, slightly closed off with the upper body. Bat lays flat on back shoulder.  Stride closes himself off slightly. On best swings, the extension through contact is great. Was playing out front on this day. Has some loft in his swing.
Power: 94.52 max exit velocity, averaged 86.82 mph. 358’ max distance. The ball comes off his bat different than everyone else's. Consistent loud contact and hits to his strengths.
Arm:  INF - 70 mph.  Throws from a high 3/4 slot, slightly across his body.
Defense: Understands the position of 1B. Great footwork on different types of throws while receiving balls at 1B. Ability to pick the tough throw and showed soft hands while fielding.
Run: 7.80 runner in the 60.

Luke Kiernan, Cactus Shadows (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B Will continue to follow development, has some size and strength.
Body: 5-foot-11, 198-pounds. Large build with strength.
Hit: RHH. Open space with weight on the backside. Hands pushed back held off the back shoulder. Creates some rhythm with the bat.  Uses a medium sized leg kick. Lands open with the front foot, creates hips to fly slightly early. Has some loft in the swing, but plays to his strength and body type.
Power: 93.24 max exit velocity, averaged 82.83 mph. 335’ max distance. Impacts the ball well when he gets it. Has above average strength for age.
Arm: RH. C - 67 mph.   Short arm stroke. With his size and strength arm strength will improve with more reps and continued development.
Defense: 2.14-2.46 pop times. Simple and quiet receiving. Not too much movement and gives a good target.
Run: 7.67 runner in the 60.

Isaac Llenas, Notre Dame Prep (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-foot-0, 200-pounds. Proportionate strength through body.
Hit: RHH. About shoulder width with base, slightly open stance. Hands are held at the back shoulder, slight cross grip on bat.  Direct stride, gains some ground towards pitcher, little bit of a hip slide. Swing is flat and through the zone. Good hand/bat speed.
Power: 94.27 max exit velocity, averaged 83.44 mph. 362’ max distance. Gets out and around at contact at times. Gets through the ball well, comes off the bat with true back spin.
Arm: INF - 73 mph.  Throws from a 3/4 slot, showed ability to drop to a lower slot if needed.
Defense: Range is limited, footwork needs improvement. Glove work will improve as athleticism and footwork improve.
Run: 7.62 runner in the 60.

Michael Marcus, Desert Vista (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: RHP/2B
Body: 6-foot-1, 150-pounds. Room for physical maturity.
Hit: RHH. Open in stance, base about shoulder width. Hands held lower in front of chest with bat held vertically. Weight is on backside.  Uses a knee to knee leg kick. Gets back to a good balanced position. Little bit of an armsy swing, would benefit from more lower half involvement. Path is slightly uphill.
Power: 84.05 max exit velocity, averaged 74.54 mph. 276’ max distance. Swing works best to the middle. Creates some top spin flight to the pull side.
Arm: INF - 76 mph.  Throws from a 3/4 slot, arm strength can play from the left side. Throws from different slots when needed.
Defense: Split step is on time with a good first step. After a good first step, gets stationary with feet at times. Hands work well when he puts himself in the right spot.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60.

Shane Miller, Higley (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: SS/RHP Good follow in 24 class, current #16 overall. LHH smooth fielding SS with offensive upside.
Body: 6-foot-0, 152-pounds. Lean build, room to add physicality.
Hit: LHH. Slightly open stance, weight starts on his back side. Hands held out in front of chest. Quiet in the box.  Direct up and down stride. Transfers weight from back to front side, small hip slide, can create some length at times. Good extension through the zone. Ability to work the ball to all fields, swing works best through the middle.
Power: 86.28 max exit velocity, averaged 81.68 mph. 320’ max distance. Best balls were driven to the gaps. Swing works inside the ball, turns over wrists on balls in on occasion.
Arm: INF - 80 mph.  Short arm action from a high 3/4 slot. Arm strength can play from left side. Ability to throw from lower slots if needed.
Defense: Footwork puts him in a good spot to field. Adjustable to different hops. Hands work well.
Run: 7.42 runner in the 60.

Trevor Myer, Greenway  (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/C Has the tools, refinement of fundamentals and swing mechanics is needed. Will be following development.
Body: 6-foot-1, 157-pounds. Above average size for age.
Hit: RHH. Simple setup, base at shoulder width, slightly open. Hands held just above the shoulder. Majority of weight goes onto back side during stride. Back elbow raises during stride then creates a loop in swing.
Power: 90.96 max exit velocity, averaged 75.45 mph. 344’ max distance. Inconsistent with contact, when he gets it the ball jumps.
Arm:  OF - 72 mph. Throws from a 3/4 slot, ball has some 2 seam action. Throws were low through cut and on target.
Defense: Fielding and time to release is consistent.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60.

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.
Hit: RHH. Stands taller, base just outside of shoulder width. Hands are held above the ear and bat held flat.  Uses a medium sized leg kick, loads onto back leg/back hip. Loses the barrel at contact causing too much air. More top hand involvement would lead to more success. Setup and mechanics are good, just needs to flatten out at contact to create more line drive contact.
Power: 86.44 max exit velocity, averaged 69.52 mph. 288’ max distance. When the swing stays tight and flat the ball comes off the bat well. When he loses the barrel you see weak offside fly balls.
Arm: INF - 79 mph.  Throws from a 3/4 slot. Smooth arm action in the infield.
Defense: Above average body control, body positioning and glove work. Smooth infielder that puts himself in the right spot with footwork and has soft hands.
Run: 7.45 runner in the 60.

Caden Rosenbaugh, Eastmark (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-foot-1, 170-pounds. Athletic build with some strength.
Hit: RHH. Slightly open in stance with base about shoulder width and slight bend in the knees. Hand held about ear height with an aggressive bat waggle.  Uses a direct stride to the pitcher, hips and shoulders start the swing making it tough for him to get to balls on the outer half. Handles the ball middle/middle-in best works it back through the middle.
Power: 85.57 max exit velocity, averaged 77.12 mph. 325’ max distance. Drives balls to the middle/gaps well.
Arm: RH. C - 68 mph.   Throws were accurate on the bag. Arm strength would improve with more lower half involvement and more of a front side.
Defense: 2.14-2.25 pop times. Transfers are consistent. Receiving is good, works the ball back into the zone.
Run: 7.65 runner in the 60.

Mason Seibt, Liberty  (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/C
Body: 5-foot-11, 168-pounds. Proportionate strength, athletic build.
Hit: RHH. Simple setup. Slightly outside of shoulder width with base, square to pitcher. Hands held just above the shoulder.  Small load onto back side pre-pitch. Small direct stride. No much separation created with hands. Has some bat speed with a direct path to the ball. Wants to play out front and work to the pull side. Good extension allows him to take ball on the outer half to the middle/left center.
Power: 96.86 max exit velocity, averaged 86.81 mph. 362’ max distance. Drives the ball to left center well with back spin carry. High percentage of hard contact.
Arm: RH. C - 72 mph.  OF - 81 mph. Has some arm strength from the outfield, throws were high at times. Shorter arm action at catcher position, pushy arm action.
Defense: 2.09-2.2 pop times. Approaches the ball well and fields cleanly in the OF. Loses his posture a bit when throwing from the C position.
Run: 7.16 runner in the 60. Has some explosiveness.

Greg Serrano, Liberty (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: OF/3B
Body: 5-foot-10, 155-pounds. Good frame with proportionate strength. Room for physical maturity.
Hit: RHH. Base slightly outside of shoulder width. Bat held shoulder height vertically, even with back shoulder.  Simple with stride and load, not much separation created with hands. Elbow gets into slot early, slight uphill path to the ball.
Power: 84.27 max exit velocity, averaged 73.03 mph. 271’ max distance. Best contact is when he lets the ball get deep and works the middle. With the swing plane, when he gets out front it creates gb to pull side or weak opposite field air.
Arm: INF - 66 mph. OF - 76 mph. Throws from a high 3/4 slot with a shorter arm action.
Defense: Approaches the ball with confidence in the outfield. Throws were low and through the cut and on target. Arm works best from the outfield. Feet are active in the infield, glove work is consistent when he's in the right spot.
Run: 7.49 runner in the 60.

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.
Hit: RHH. Tall in stance, hands held lower, slightly pushed back.  Small up and down stride. Produces bat speed, seems to understand different contact points. Swing produces high % of line drives, gets steep at times. Good inside path to the ball creating back spin.
Power: 96.9 max exit velocity, averaged 88.24 mph. 332’ max distance. Consistently finds the barrel. Line drive contact at a high rate. Gets steep at times pounding balls into the ground.
Arm: INF - 80 mph.  Has some arm strength across the diamond with 4 seam carry. Longer arm swing, slower release. Can throw from lower slots.
Defense: Not the cleanest with footwork/glove, stays a little too tall at times when fielding. Range is limited. Can throw from different body positions.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60. Long strides. Would benefit by staying tighter with arm swing.

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.
Hit: RHH. Base outside of shoulder width with hands pushed just off the back shoulder, slightly raised. Slight bend in the knees.  Small direct stride to pitcher. Short swing, direct path, not much separation created with hands. Some top sping to the pull side.
Power: 92.7 max exit velocity, averaged 82.96 mph. 321’ max distance. Consistent hard contact, increased bat control will produce higher average EV.
Arm: INF - 82 mph.  High 3/4 slot, accurate arm with good carry across diamond. Throws from different arm slots when needed.
Defense: Ability to adjust with the glove on different hops. Moves smoothly to the wall, slight funnel into body with glove.
Run: 7.22 runner in the 60. Runs well, consistent strides with good stride length.

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.
Hit: LHH. Base about shoulder width, loose setup. Athletic bend in the knees, hands held about chest height. Some rhythm with the hands.  Uses a leg kick, gains some ground. Handles the ball in well, ability to pull the hands in and stay inside. Good extension through the ball, wants to work to the pull side.
Power: 89.65 max exit velocity, averaged 83.17 mph. 306’ max distance. Plays out front, some top spin flight at times to pull side. Not much high air.
Arm:  INF - 66 mph.  Throws from a 3/4 slot. Can drop down if needed. Average arm strength.
Defense: Good footwork and timing with stride while receiving balls at first base. Feet are active while fielding with soft hands. Ability to field the ball outside the body with one hand.
Run: 8.31 runner in the 60.

Gary Swann, Liberty (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: C/2B
Body: 5-foot-5, 155-pounds. Compact build, proportionate strength in upper/lower body.
Hit: RHH. Base is at shoulder width. Athletic bend in the knees. Hands held in tight with bat laying flat above the shoulder.  Pushes hands back with a slight bat wrap in load. Creates some length with hands during stride. Path to the ball is direct. Body positioning and early length create some inconsistencies with contact. Best when weight is balanced and contact point is deeper.
Power: 92.56 max exit velocity, averaged 84.6 mph. 336’ max distance. Consistent hard contact.
Arm: RH. C - 71 mph.   Quick release, throws were short of the bag but on target.
Defense: 1.94-2.20 pop times. Receiving was above average, caught 93 mph with some sink and handled it well. Was ready to block and technique was good. Quick release on throws, gains a little too much ground, staying on back side and using more body not just arm could help arm strength.
Run: 7.47 runner in the 60.

Kade Thompson, Casteel (AZ), 2024
Positional Profile: C/SS Could be the top defender at his position in 24 class. Showed really well on this day. High follow at the C position, will be tracking his physical development.
Body: 5-foot-9, 160-pounds. Compact build with strength in lower half and hands.
Hit: RHH. Sets up square to pitcher, strong in his legs. Hands held at shoulder height and is balanced.  Uses a leg kick and bat path is quick and direct. Gets to a great position to hit at contact. Strong in his legs, hands stay tight and travel across the chest, leads with the knob of bat.
Power: 89.85 max exit velocity, averaged 82.75 mph. 333’ max distance. Good middle of the field approach. Works inside the baseball and creates back spin. More consistency to the top half would produce higher average exit velo numbers.
Arm: RH. C - 79 mph.   Mechanics on throws to 2B is quick and clean. Arm strength is above average and throws were on the bag.
Defense: 1.84-2.1 pop times. Advanced in all areas behind the plate. Always ready to block and is committed to keeping the ball in front. Catch and throw is clean and receiving is above average.
Run: 7.39 runner in the 60. Speed plays more on the bases than straight line running.

Jaxon Valdez, Higley (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 5-foot-11, 165-pounds. Good base, room for physical development.
Hit: LHH. Square to pitcher, base just outside of shoulder width, slight bend in the knees. Bat held above shoulder about ear height, with back elbow slightly raised.  Sinks into back leg with load and weight is on back side. Lower half is engaged, back foot comes off the ground at contact during weight transfer to front side. Swing is short with an inside path to the ball.
Power: 84.26 max exit velocity, averaged 74.74 mph. 264’ max distance. High % of line drive contact. Ball comes off the bat with true carry to all fields. With strength and size added, could be hitting balls hard to the gaps.
Arm: INF - 74 mph.  Throws from a high 3/4 slot. Arm strength is average for age.
Defense: Range is limited, best on the corners. Glove work is average, with some give inwards towards body. With gained athleticism and range of motion he will improve.
Run: 8.42 runner in the 60. Runs from a tall position, would benefit from more forward lean.

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.
Hit: LHH. Athletic setup, stands taller with a slight bend in the knees with knees inside the toes. Hands are held ear height off the back shoulder.  Uses a small leg kick, hips turn early creating a small amount of length and catches the ball deep. Extension through the ball is limited.
Power: 91.34 max exit velocity, averaged 77.51 mph. 315’ max distance. Best contact is when he catches the ball further out front.
Arm:   OF - 80 mph. Throws from a high 3/4 slot. Good arm strength with throws low through the cut and on the bag.
Defense: Footwork is clean and consistent to release. Could benefit from less glove movement prior to fielding the ball.
Run: 7.60 runner in the 60. 

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