The Director's List: West Coast (AZ-CA-NV-OR-WA)

Shooter Hunt
Vice President, Scouting

Each year, as March 1 approaches, the calls start coming in from college coaches with the same ask to all of PBR’s scouting directors: who do we NEED to see? Yes, those coaches are rarely ill prepared, and likely come in with a strong sense of which players they are targeting, but nevertheless, they value our staff’s opinion and deep knowledge of individuals, and are always looking to uncover hidden gems. In an effort to streamline that process, and make it even easier for college coaches to identify those “spring follows”, the need for On the Hunt: Follow List became paramount.

After many conversations with the numerous boots-on-the-ground staff, as well as my own looks, notes, and discoveries, this comprehensive list will hopefully serve to give uncommitted players an even greater opportunity to be seen by college coaches. While write ups and stories will continue throughout the spring, we have an open line of communication to discuss players in further detail, and will gladly help any college coaches looking for certain positions/players.

The initial rollout focuses on the 2023 class as it heads into the final summer circuit in hopes of giving many coaches a headstart on building a track record throughout the spring.

One caveat: although the list is broken down into regional pairings, many if not all of the players are willing to go to schools anywhere in the country. In some instances, talent has been overlooked or over scouted locally, and those players might end up flourishing away from home.


Seth Graham Pippin RHP / OF / Desert Oasis, NV / 2023

Wiry-athletic with a highly projectable frame, Pippin is already trending up early on in the spring, and holds a clear starter upside. The 6-foot-2, 160-pound right-hander worked 86-88 with a loose, whippy arm that delivered out of a ¾ slot, and showcased feel and intent of a sweeping slider at 74-76. The delivery is smooth and polished with easy movement down the mound, and given the present athleticism, there is a strong chance that the velocity continues to tick up as he fills out and the arm approaches mid-season form. Overall, college coaches will want to circle his name as one to follow for the upside that he presents as a future starter.

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