Prep Baseball Report

Preseason All-State Upperclass : Uncommitted Pitchers Notebook

Cooper Trinkle
Lead Scout

The All-State always has a few uncommitted arms that boost their stock, and this year was no different. A handful of junior arms will see themselves rise in our next rankings update after this weekend, and their performances should be noticed by recruiters looking to add to their 2025 recruiting class. 15 uncommitted pitchers with high-level potential are highlighted below, with another group of 5 following that are worth a follow, as well. 

Find the Top Overall Performers from the Preseason All-State Upperclass

Top Uncommitted Arms

+ RHP Ivan Mastalski (Andrean) has done nothing but trend upwards over the course of the past year and is another must-know uncommitted '25 arm. The arm works with an easy effort sling to a low 3/4 release point, producing a fastball at 87-89 mph. It's easy to dream on the 6-foot-4, 220 pound frame and his strikethrowing capabilities screams next-level starter. The fastball averaged nearly 17" of horizontal break to the arm-side, and his 80-83 mph changeup is a real weapon. Mastalski can get to his glove-side with a sweeping, 76-78 mph slider. Mastalski shouldn't be uncommitted for long with 3 usable pitches, a frame to dream on, and some of the best overall command in the class. 

+ RHP Logan Cotton (Crown Point) has made outstanding improvements within his game, trending in an upward fashion. Establishing himself as one of the top uncommitted arms in the class, Cotton worked his fastball at 89-90, touching 90.5 mph, with some arm-side run. The projectable, 6-foot-4, 185 pound frame suggest more is in the tank, and he is an above-average strikethrower. Cotton spun both a 77-78 mph slider and a 74-77 mph curveball, with the slider a touch ahead at the moment. His best off-speed pitch is his 82-84 mph changeup, a pitch that he has real feel for and it gets up to 16" of horizontal movement. Cotton will be a must-see arm for recruiters looking to add an arm to their 2025 recruiting class. 

+ RHP Trent Kulig (Andrean) remains as one of the top uncommitted arms in the class, showing positive trends within his development at the All-State. There is real physicality in the frame, an imposing figure that toes the rubber at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. Working downhill on a fastball with life, Kulig sat 87-90, touching 90.5 mph. The physical right-hander has added a sinker to his arsenal, showing late arm-side life at 88-90 mph. The breaking ball has firmed up, now working at 78-79 mph with 11/5 shape, and he rounds out a four-pitch mix with a 79-81 mph changeup. Kulig should receive plenty of attention this spring and summer as one of the best uncommitted junior arms that the state has to offer. 

+ The top-ranked uncommitted southpaw in the class is LHP Lucas Collins (Ft. Wayne Dwenger). Athletic at 6-foot, 185 pounds - Collins turns his arm over with quickness to produce an 86-88, touching 88.7 mph fastball. Collins moves exceptionally well, creating hip-to-shoulder separation within the delivery, and is an above-average strikethrower. Collins 'pulled the string' on a 74-76 mph changeup, his best offspeed offering at the moment. There is some feel to spin, showing two breaking balls, a shorter, 76-80 mph slider and a 1/7 shaped curveball at 73-74 mph. 

+ RHP Tanner Reinartz (Rochester) was an uncommitted winner that took a step up at the All-State. Looking the part of a next-level arm with some athleticism in his 6-foot-3, 205 pound frame - Reinartz showed a longer, full arm swing that produced a fastball up to 89 mph (86-88). His slider is a future out-pitch, spinning it firm at 77-80 with sweeper properties (-13" horizontal, -1" vertical). The velocity tick is encouraging and, with more in there, and his ability to spin the slider should garner interest from recruiters at the next level. A high school shortstop, there is body control within the operation and more athleticism than appears. 

+ The most intriguing uncommitted arm at the event in my mind was LHP Nolan Hataway (Avon). The projectable, 6-foot-4, 210 pound lefty provided an upside look with a firm fastball from an over the top slot, reaching 88.6 mph while averaging 88.3. The fastball works with an exceptionally high IVB, averaging 23.7", to suggest that the heater will be able to climb above barrels this season. His 72-76 mph curveball flashed late downward break and he showed more feel for his 75-77 mph splitter. The command has improved, but is still a question mark - however - Hataway has a chance to tick further and further up the list with a strong showing in the spring and summer and may have the highest upside of any arm on this list. 

+ RHP Aidan Micinski (John Adams) turned in another solid perfromance. His stuff is not quite as loud as some other arms on this list, but he was in the zone on a consistent basis, working the fastball at 84-86, touching 86.9 mph, with real carry that I've seen work above barrels in game (19"+ of IVB). The heater is an above-average offering and he pairs it with a 12/6 shaped breaking ball at 69-71 mph. The ability to go north/south within the zone plays, and as he matures into strength the stuff will become even louder. The lanky, 6-foot-2, 160 pounder showed feel for a 76-77 mph straight change thrown with fastball arm speed to round out a starter's mix. Micinski has athleticism and balance within his delivery, and his arm circle is full & quick. 

+ A Future Gamer from a year ago, RHP Ethan Dorsey (Cathedral) showed positive growth at the All-State. There is some projection left in the 6-foot-2, 190 pound frame to suggest his 87-88 mph fastball will continue to tick up more. The heater shows real running properties, breaking to the arm-side with an average of 19" of horizontal break - an event-best. The uncommitted right-hander's best offspeed offering is his 74-75 mph splitter. He is able to kill spin on it (966 avg), and run it at 15"+ of horizontal break, and I have seen him throw it with confidence to both RH and LH hitters. His slider is a serviceable pitch, and he commands it at 74-76 mph. With an ability to pitch to both sides of the dish, and a tough look on right-handed hitters, Dorsey should be primed for a big junior season. 

+ RHP Dawson French (Penn) was another uncommitted arm that showed well. Owning a projectable, athletic, 6-foot-3, 180 pound frame - French pitched at 86-88 mph with the fastball from a high 3/4 arm slot. French shows tons of feel for a late breaking, slurvey breaking ball at 72-74 mph, his best offspeed offering at the moment. The changeup sat 77-79 mph and was well-located with fastball arm speed. French holds next level starter upside with a projectable frame and command of three usable pitches. Unafraid of the big moment, the 6-foot-3 righty gained valuable, big-game experience during Penn's State Championship run in 2023, earning the save in the 4A State Championship. 

+ An intriguing uncommitted arm from the event was RHP Ryne Michaeloff (Homestead). The 6-foot-1, 180 pounder moves with easy pace down the slope, attacking with a loose, full arm swing that releases from a near-sidearm slot. The slot induces 16" of horizontal break on an 85-86, touching 86.4 mph fastball. Michaeloff's slider sweeps at -15" of horizontal, working at 74-76 mph, with 2600+ spin. His changeup tunnels off the fastball, working at 78-80 mph, with 22.1" of horizontal break on average. The arm slot provides a tough look on hitters, and the stuff continues to tick up. 

+ RHP Brody Zielinski (Saint Joseph) showed off one of my favorite arm actions of the weekend. The arm works quick, with a full circle, and the arm speed suggest there is more velo to come. The proportional, 6-foot, 185 pounder worked his fastball at 86-88 mph, carrying it at 17" of IVB on average. The uncommitted righty has two usable offspeed pitches, a two-plane, slurvey, 72-74 mph breaking ball, and a 79-83 mph changeup with arm-side fade. Zielinski controls the strike zone to suggest starter upside and continues to see himself rise up to '25 list. 

+ No arm will see more of a rise following this event than RHP Grayson Bradberry (Columbia City). Owning an athletic, 5-foot-11, 170 pound build, Bradberry attacks with a quick arm and a cross-strided delivery that creates some deception. I like the athleticism and control within the delivery, and Bradberry worked his fastball at 86-89, touching 89.9 mph, with ride/run properties. The breaking ball worked at 70-73 mph, showing two-plane shape with significant horizontal (-16"). Bradberry has vastly improved his velocities heading into his junior year and will be an intersting junior follow this spring. 

+ '25 RHP Seth Pitcock (Boone Grove) has made improvements on the mound since the Indiana Fall State Games, now running his fastball up to 89.5 mph (86-88), with higher spin (up to 2400) and above average carry (15.7" IVB). An athletic, 6-foot, 185 pounder that doubles as a solid defensive shortstop, Pitcock showed the ability to spin an above average breaking ball at 74-77 mph. He rounded out his three-pitch mix with an 81-83 mph straight change. Pitcock showed very solid fastball command - and his athletic, repeatable delivery paired with clean arm action should allow the command to transfer over in game.

+ A junior arm to dream on is LHP Luke Albrecht (Brownsburg). A 6-foot-3, 180 pound frame looks the part of a next-level arm and a full, uninterrupted arm swing will allow him to keep improving. His fastball velocity has trended upwards, now sitting 83-84 mph on the heater, and he showed the ability to land a 69-72 mph curveball that has significant upside. Albrecht showed a changeup at 78-79 mph to round out his three-pitch mix. The delivery is controlled and he has made mechanical adjustments compared to looks in the fall, now working more in-line. Far from a finished product, Albrecht is an arm to follow that will continue to trend upwards.

+ Strike throwers win - and LHP Braden Branigin (Andrean) always fills it up. Branigin lived at the bottom of the zone with an 83-85 mph fastball that averaged 17" of IVB. The 6-foot southpaw flipped over a 69-70 mph curveball, executing it for 100% strikes. He rounded out his three-pitch mix with a 74-75 mph changeup, one of the best changeups in the class, and it fades to the arm-side of the plate with -16.2" of horizontal, on average. The delivery is effortless with a controlled pace, and his arm swing is uninterrupted, working to a high 3/4 arm angle. Young for the class, the stuff may not be as loud as others, but the pitch-ability is real and Branigin is a must-know southpaw for mid-majors. 

5 More Junior Arms to Follow