Prep Baseball Report

2023 Future Games: Quick Hits

Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

2022 PBR Future Games: Team Utah Review

The 12th annual Future Games will took place on July 26-29 at PBR's Lake Point Sports Complex in Emerson, Georgia. The top uncommitted prospects in the classes of 2025 and 2026 participated in the #1 uncommitted/recruited event in the country.

There was 32 teams, including Team Utah, with players representing 40 states plus Canadian prospects. Each team played three games the final three days of the event after all position players were put through a showcase workout on Wednesday, the first day of the Future Games.

A record 375 college coaches from across the country were looking on as approximately 650 players participated in this year’s event. In 2021, a record 350+ college coaches and scouts were in attendance. To date, Team Utah has 12 of the 17 players from the 2021 club committed w/10 of those at the D1 level!! The 2022 version had 6 players on the roster with D1 offers on the table, going into the event, and had its first commit 3 days later, with Naulivou "Junior" Lauaki going off the board first to the Oregon Ducks!

The 2023 version of the #SwarmingBees, showed very well, with 10 players receiving a minimum of a handful of texts and phone calls from D1 schools on August 1st, the first day, that D1 recruiters could reach out to players. Now that players can reach out and coaches as well, expect upcoming player and recruiting news from the state's leading high school baseball news source, PBR Utah. 

We now take a look back at Team Utah, with their updated Scouting Reports from Utah Scouting Director, Jeff Scholzen...ENJOY!                          


Mays Madsen OF / Lehi , UT / 2025



Sammy Smith OF / Roy , UT / 2026



Dylan Frank OF / Bingham , UT / 2025




Austin Park SS / OF / Juab, UT / 2025



Merrick Bostock 3B / SS / Orem, UT / 2025



Xaviah Patch 3B / SS / Stansbury , UT / 2025



Noah Gatti 2B / SS / Jordan, UT / 2025



RJ Wilson SS / 3B / Pleasant Grove , UT / 2025




Jakob DeVries C / Park City, UT / 2025



AJ Thomas C / UTL / Maple Mountain , UT / 2025



Carter Turley C / UTL / Dixie , UT / 2025




Chase Johnston LHP / Maple Mountain , UT / 2025



Dylan Singleton LHP / Mountain Ridge, UT / 2025


Miles Layton RHP / Brighton , UT / 2025



Blake Brotherson RHP / Orem, UT / 2025



Mason Henry RHP / Pleasant Grove, UT / 2026




Ethan Iacono RHP / Mountain Ridge, UT / 2025



Andrew Lyon RHP / Snow Canyon, UT / 2025



Case Beames RHP / Brighton , UT / 2025



Beckham Stanger RHP / Woods Cross, UT / 2026




Northern Utah Open UT 09/16 Ridgeline High School
2023 PBR Scout Day: GBG Utah UT 09/30 The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse
Utah State Games (Invite-Only) UT 10/29 Snow Canyon High School
2023 Utah Winter Update UT 12/02 The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse





Scholzen was brought on as the Utah Scouting Director for Prep Baseball Report after serving 9 years as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor with the Milwaukee Brewers (2011-2020). Prior to his run with the Brewers, Scholzen worked for the Los Angeles Angels for 11 years (1999-2010), serving in a similar capacity as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor. In all, Scholzen served as a full-time scout for 20 years. Scholzen also received a 2002 World Series ring for his contributions as a scout. 

With the Angels, Scholzen created an Angels Scout Team, in which he coached the likes of current and former major league players: Kris Bryant, Kevin Gausman, Greg Bird, Tyler Wagner, Aaron Blair, Joey Rickard, Donn Roach, Johnny Field, Taylor Cole and Paul Sewald to name a few. During his run with the the Angels, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Angels rookie ball affiliate with the Pioneer League Orem Owlz, helping guide the Owlz to the 2005 and 2007 Pioneer League titles.

Prior to becoming a professional scout, Scholzen served as the head coach at Southern Utah University between 1993-1997. At the time, Scholzen was the youngest Division I head coach when he was first hired at 24 years old. The Southern Utah baseball program was dropped after the 2012 season. While coaching at Southern Utah, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Alaska Goldpanners in 1995, as they won the Alaska League Championship. 

A native of Utah, Scholzen played at Hurricane HS and was twice named 1st team All-State and an AAU HM All-American, before moving on to Utah Valley CC and Eastern Oregon University, earning All-Conference honors on three separate occasions. Scholzen played in the Angels’ organization from 1991-1999.