Prep Baseball Report

Future Games: Day 3 Recap

Brett Thorney
Arizona Scouting Director

Team Arizona made it to Emerson, GA for the 2020 PBR Future Games. The event has officially come to a close at the LakePoint Sports Complex, widely considered as the best venue in the country for amateur baseball. PBR had selected some of the top uncommitted 2022 & 2023 grad prospects from around the country to compete in this premier event.  Team Arizona brought 19 players that were all looking to show off their talent to the rest of the nation, PBR scouting staff and college coaches from around the country. All games were live streamed through Playsight on the Future Games homepage where scouts can follow prospective athletes. 

On Saturday, August 1st Team Arizona started off their schedule with a pro-style workout where they showed off some of their individuals tools and recorded measurable statistics. These sessions were videotaped and will go on individual PBR profile pages along with showcase data and scouting notes throughout the week. After the workout portion completed, teams spent the next two days competing in live game action versus the other PBR select teams from around the country. Arizona started off its competition on August 2nd where they took two wins in a doubleheader, taking on Team California & Team PNW. On day three, Arizona took another win to finish the event undefeated, edging Team Nevada in a close battle. 

 Below you will find some highlights from Team Arizona's day along with a couple players that stood out:

Game 3 Recap

In the final day of the future games, Team Arizona looked to stay unbeaten against its neighbors from Nevada. After a small lightning delay, we were able to get our game going. 2023 RHP Connor Mattison  started on the hill where he threw 3 shutout innings in the low scoring affair. 2023 Josh Tiedemann & 2022 Andres Castro came in relief, allowing 0 earned runs. The game went scoreless through 5 innings before Arizona turned on the offense in the top of 6th inning. Dominic Chacon, Henry Chabot, Tyler Acton, and Karsen Waslefsky all had singles in the inning to help put 3 runs across the board for Arizona. Our pitching staff & defense was able hold the Nevada offense to 2 runs the rest of the game to hold on to a 3-2 victory. 

Prospect Highlights

2023 RHP Connor Mattison (Canyon View)- 3 shutout innings, striking out 3 batters while allowing a hit & walk.


2022 1B Mitch Namie (Red Mountain)- early double down RF line vs Nevada

2022 SS Karsen Waslefsky (Casteel)- LD Single to RF in the 6th inning


2022 C Henry Chabot (Brophy College Prep)- RBI single in the 6th inning

2023 SS/C Tyler Acton (Verrado)- Two hits in the game including RBI in the 6th inning 


2022 LHP/OF Andres Castro (Pusch Ridge)- single in 1st inning & came in relief, striking out 4 batters in 2IP. Worked his FB 82-85mph, CV 69-72mph, & CH 74-75mph. 

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