5 To Know - Oregon Top Prospect Games

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Memorial Day Weekend was packed with baseball action all over the Pacific Northwest. With High School baseball all finished up for the season, summer ball events are about to come back in full swing. 

Our first event of the summer in Oregon brought together a strong group of uncommitted 2022 - 2024 prospects for our 1st Top Prospect Games. The showcase featured a morning workout session with defense and batting practice before transitioning into game play with live pitchers facing off against hitters. 

We just released on Statistical Leaders from the event yesterday. And now we're taking a look at a handful of players who had standout performances. 

For the full list of all measurables, click HERE.  

5 to know

Ty Alleman RHP / OF / Jesuit, OR / 2023

Alleman did a little bit of everything on Saturday. From a position player standpoint, he continued to show off a strong, accurate arm from the OF and profiles well to a corner spot. He doesn’t get cheated at the plate, taking aggressive hacks throughout BP while working mostly to the middle of the field. But on the bump is where Alleman made the most noise, recording the top velo on the day while also showing his usual feel for polish and control. Alleman touched 88 and comfortably held 84-87 throughout his outing. Pairs the heavy FB with a horizontal breaker and occasional CH. Saw a lot of time on the bump for Jesuit as a sophomore and should continue to trend upward as he gets more innings/reps.

Devin Bell SS / RHP / La Grande, OR / 2022

One of the best all-around performances on the day came from ‘22 INF Devin Bell. Showing off a thicker, more defined frame than we saw last summer, the added physicality made a big impact with his speed and arm strength especially. A taller, high waisted athlete with long levers. Bell moves well with controlled actions and consistent tempo. At the plate, he creates consistent leverage and there’s likely more power to come as he keeps growing. The swing gets on plane early and stays level into contact. His timing was locked in during game play and he ended the scrimmage going 2-4 while facing quality arms all day.

Tatum Erickson OF / Clackamas , OR / 2022

One of the fastest athletes we’ve seen on the diamond in the state, Erickson created constant pressure on the defense with his disciplined, contact approach. Recorded times of 4.02 and 4.06 down the line on balls put in play. In BP, he worked mostly middle and backside while focusing on keeping the barrel inside of the ball. There’s quickness in the barrel and he’s strong at the point of contact. Defensively he can cover ground easily in the OF with terrific closing speed. The arm strength will continue to develop and play a key factor in finding him his permanent home on defense. Expect Erickson to be a consistent run scoring threat for what should be a potent Clackamas offense in 2022

Zach Johnson SS / RHP / Lakeridge, OR / 2022

One of the most talented, 2 way prospects we saw this past weekend. Johnson has plenty of twitch in his game and can do it all on the diamond. Offensively he has a quick, compact swing that stays short to the ball. Defensively he has the athleticism and foot speed to handle multiple positions. On the mound, he pitches with an aggressive tempo with short, lightning quick arm path. Creates some of the best spin rates we’ve seen in the class for both his FB and CB. Exciting player who will be a key part of a strong Lakeridge team next year...again.

Niko Rosell SS / 3B / Century, OR / 2022

One of the better ‘pure hitters’ in the ‘22 class. Rosell continues to show an easy, low maintenance swing with natural feel for finding the barrel. With a stronger upper half, Rosell made jumps across the board with higher peak exit velo, average exit velo and higher bat speed than what we saw last summer. In the box, uses a wide, balanced set-up with a subtle scap load to create some stretch into landing. Rotates well thru his core and holds finish thru contact. Went 2-4 in game play while handling duties at multiple INF positions