Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 OF/RHP Noah Jaquez

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 fall/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 OF/RHP Noah Jaquez from Valencia High School. With a wiry, athletic and projectable frame at 6'3 180 lbs. with loose athletic actions across the board Jaquez presents both an intriguing RHP prospect, but also a very strong RHH OF prospect. During multiple in game looks this fall/spring for Prep Baseball California Central Coast/VTA County scout Steven Hardesty, Jaquez consistently showed a loose RH swing with upside that shows lift with carry to the middle pull side of the field. He showed a feel for his barrel with a quality approach while putting together a strong season the mound for the Vikings. Jaquez primarily manned RF, but there is enough athleticism to see him potentially slide to CF with his long strides, easy running action with instincts for the ball in the air and plenty of arm strength to handle CF/RF long term. His offensive ability is intriguing that you can see a middle of the order potential with depth to back end of a lineup floor. As good as he is as a OF defensive prospect his overall profile becomes even more interesting when you consider he actually is as good if not better on the mound. Jaquez uses a 3 pitch mix that is highlighted by his FB which works consistently in the mid 80's with ride can touch upper 80's presently and shows room to reach the 90's in the future. He pairs it with an interesting breaking ball that shows potential and emerging feel for his CHG. His delivery is athletic with some looseness to the operation. His stuff is solid across the board, but there is still polish needed on his control/command from being a 2-way player. If he remains a hitter in addition to pitching being a leverage reliever seems a more likely path while continuing to handle a spot in OF, but should he switch to pitching full time you can easily imagine Jaquez to handle a starting role. He was a 2nd Team All-Foothill League performer in 2024 on the strength of a .338/.402/.468 slash line with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 1 HR, 11 RBIs and 12 runs scored while adding in a 2.59 ERA in 24.1 IP with 20 Ks in 7 appearances on the season. Jaquez 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 Jaquez's profile to see full video and information.