Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 1B/LHP Devon Wilkes

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as we have reached the completion of the '24 CIF High School baseball season Prep Baseball California is continuing to highlight some of the top uncommitted class of '25 athletes. The player featured today was a stellar performer in live looks by our Prep Baseball California staff this spring and is one the top uncommitted players in our Class of 2025 rankings. The players featured within our Uncommitted Spotlight series are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts both through our in person looks at players and/or the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on a SoCal '25 1B/LHP Devon Wilkes from Pacifica High School. With a strong frame at 6' 230 lbs. with steadily improving athleticism to go with a polished LH hitting tool and feel for the mound as a LHP we take a deeper look at Wilkes. During multiple in game looks this spring for Prep Baseball California Central Coast/VTA County scout Steven Hardesty, Wilkes continually showed a polished approach at the plate with a consistent feel for finding his barrel with hard contact from the LH side, improved athleticism/defensive ability at 1B with potential to possibly play some LF. In addition, Wilkes toed the rubber as the Tritons as one of the top pitchers on a team that reached the CIF-Southern Section D5 semifinals. For the year, Wilkes was a First Team All-Channel League selection and on the offensive side produced a .314/.391/.529 slash line with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 3 HRs, drove in 17 runs while scoring 23 himself with more walks than strikeouts. His offensive ability is intriguing that you can see a middle of the order potential with depth to back end of a lineup floor.  His stuff on the mound is solid across the board, but there is need to add life and polish to his pitch arsenal to continue pitching at the collegiate level. On the mound for 2024 Wilkes performed to the tune of a 4-1 record, 1.83 ERA, with 1 save over 46 innings of work. Wilkes is a name in the '25 class that is a must follow for college programs who has a chance to continue to polish his profile over the coming months headed into his SR. season.

College coaches and fans be sure to click on Wilkes' profile to see full video and information.