Prep Baseball Report

Utah Class of 2025 Rankings Update: Top-10 Breakdown

Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

This post-summer rankings update of the Class of 2025 will primarily focus on the top-10 prospects in the state's senior class, along with an extended look at prospects ranked in the Nos. 11-20 range, giving pro scouts and college recruiters an in-depth sightline of the players to continue to follow. 

The following is a breakdown of the top-10 and beyond, of who are alums of the signature regional and national PBR showcase events, with the regional West Coast Games, the West Coast ProCase and the national Future Games. As many are aware, when a player from the Beehive State is recruited and invited to play in the West Coast Games, the West Coast ProCase, the Future Games and the Super 60 events, Jeff Scholzen, the Utah Scouting Director dubs those players in social media posts with the hashtag of #SwarmingBees! This signature tag, indicates these players have earned the right to be honored as "special talents" among their peers in the state.

+ Click here to view Utah's updated Class of 2025 rankings.

Breakdown of Signature Events:

+ PBR Future Games: Eight of the top-10 players on this list were members of Team Utah at the Future Games, seven more ranked in the top-20 overall.
+ PBR West Coast Games: Haigen Reed
+ PBR West Coast ProCase: Austin Park


Austin Park SS / OF / Juab, UT / 2025

2-time Future Games Alum

'23 West Coast Pro Case


A former PBR Future Games alum, is also headed back to Atlanta once again next month, Park is the #1 ranked player in the Utah class of 2025, and was the only ‘25 repping the #BeehiveState at the event. The leader of the Utah 3A State Champions, Park showed his highly projectable tools as he took his turn in the OF and at SS in showcasing his athletic twitchy movement patterns and EZ avg MLB arm strength. A clean throwing arm that also generates upper 80’s FB’s from the mound. After having his way with 3A competition in his first two years of HS, the sky’s the limit for Park moving forward. A fast bat that can already handle velocity at the plate, Park shows a clean stroke and the ball jumps off his bat with backspin and carries through the gaps. Pull HR power now, as he continues to add weight and matures with age, there should be all fields solid avg to plus raw power in his future. With 3 P5 standing offers from the Future Games a year ago, Park also has CWS teams on his trail as well.

Chase Johnston LHP / 1B / Maple Mountain , UT / 2025

2-time Future Games Alum


Johnston is projecting like top college level pitcher project, as he was 80-84 at the Future Games last July, however as he's filling out and the body/strength are maturing, so has his velocity. The Delivery is the same and he shows deception thru a high glove to kick delivery, that stretches out nicely as he gains momentum down the slope. The FB now plays 83-85 T86, and with continued growth physically and his strength matures into man strength over time, the FB projects nicely into a high 80's to low 90's type LHP, that should garner D1 offers. The CB has quality shape and TQ tilt w/depth, and projects for a harder version CB with added bite as time goes on. The type of arm to project over the next 2-2.5 years, as he just made his 1st start of his sophomore season, and the line score read: IP 5 H 2 R 2 ER 0 BB 0 SO 11. This folks is a D1 arm w/pitchability and with former Utah Tech and BYU pitching coach of a decade, as his head coach at Maple Mountain (Jeremy Thomas), Johnston is in good hands throughout his remaining HS years. 


CJ Mascaro OF / LHP / American Fork , UT / 2025


Committed: TCU


Case Beames RHP / OF / Brighton , UT / 2025


This is an intriguing case, no pun intended, with a FB/CB combo with incredible spin rates and zone % 's at the most recent All-State Games. A skinny 6-1 155, that really needs to add 10-15 lbs of weight to distribute his frame and overall projectable build. The weight room needs to be his friend, as he has the chance to throw hard, and with peripheral data of the FB/CB, suggests FB velo is on the way. With a tall medium kick to delivery, Case features balance throughout and breaks over the rubber and gets down the slope well, and exhibits a very loose arm to project. The FB 80-82 with a spin max of 2,758, which is elite and gets downhill and hitters swing over the top, when down. The CB 75-76 is thrown as hard as any CB I've seen in a while, for a FB that low. The spin is ludicrously elite, with a spin max of 3.309, and avg’ed 3,246. This is the highest spin recorded in 2 years with PBR Utah, eclipsing #1 ranked ‘23 prospect Brayden Marx’s 2,990. With a spin rate that fast and thrown with that kind of velocity, this indicates that FB velocity is coming soon and may take a bigger spike than most. Once this kid puts on weight, with the added strength, this kid has a chance to be good.

Dylan Singleton LHP / 1B / Mountain Ridge, UT / 2025

2-time Future Games Alum


2022-23 PBR Future Games

Singleton who I first spotted at the Preseason All-State and was intrigued by his delivery and upside with long lanky features received the prestigious honor of representing Utah at the PBR Future Games, has made significant progress over the past 8 months and especially the last 3 ½ months since the FG’s. The body looks to have added 10 lbs and that can make all the difference as he was 78-80 in Atlanta, but this past weekend, the ball was coming out firmer as the FB was 82-85 T86, that’s a 6 mph increase in just a ¼ of a year! The spin rate jumped from 2106 to 2278. The CB 68-70 with a spin of 1954 and although it was 70-71 and virtually the same spin, it had added depth and he was finishing the pitch much better than before. Dylan worked a clean inning in this look in the game action and with 3 years of HS left, and still filling out his 6-1 175 frame, that has 25 lbs more he can add, it’s not out of the question to vision a low 90’s FB in his future, paired with the breaking ball that will give LHH’s fits. Was excited about what I saw and look forward to him joining us again for the 2023 PBR Future Games once again!

Haigen Reed OF / RHP / Desert Hills, UT / 2025


West Coast Games - Only 2025 Grad

The surprise position player of the event for me! After posting a .400 BA as a sophomore this past spring, Reed flew under my radar for a myriad of reasons, but after attending the CBA Scout Day, he caught my attention with an EV of 100.8 and his ability to square up the baseball and find the sweet spot. Built like a ball player w/strong well defined features and a strong lower ½ that he utilizes well in his swing. The body shows rhythm and timing as he gets his hands into the proper position to load the bat, in getting to a solid 45 and then sinks into his legs and shows plus bat speed in firing his lower ½ and core, to get the knob inside the baseball. Shows barrel release and acceleration through contact into a firm front side and stays behind the baseball to get his hands extended and looks to do damage with violent intentions. At the WCG’s, Reed went off at the plate and finished the 3 games 7-9 with 5 2B’s and a 3B while creating energy and anticipation when he stepped into the box, that something was about to happen! The only 2025 on the roster, and he played well beyond his age class in performance and how he carried himself and went about his business. Reed also turned in an 84 mph OF arm velo and one that I can see making the jump near 90 in the next couple of years. Plays hard and was aggressive on the bases and looked for the extra base hit out of the box. A definite name to follow in the state over the next 2 years and one that excited me enough to place at #6 in our next 2025 state rankings release after his showing in Las Vegas. Definitely a D1 bat moving forward!

Blake Brotherson RHP / 1B / Orem, UT / 2025

2023 PBR Future Games


Positional Profile: RHP/1B Blake is a 15 yr old, 2025 w/considerable upside for physical growth, weight and strength gains. Shows feel for 3 pitches and works the FB/CB in the zone for consistent K's. The type of arm that you should see 2-3 mph increase each year in HS, and should be a 90+ arm within 2 years, and breakout as a senior with big velocity. Can only dream and can't wait to follow him and see his progress every 3-4 months as the years tick by.
Body: 6-2, 175-pounds. Lean, lanky w/a proportioned athletic look. What the look like at 15 yrs old
Delivery: Simple side side and he rocks into a flexible high kick to delivery. Stays online and directional to the plate, and lands firm on a soft toe/flat foot. Gets okay ext now, and finishes into a 3/4 finish out front and is somewhat upright after release and follow through.
Arm Action: RH. Clean takeaway from a medium high glove break. Fluid in back and rotates his arm stroke into the power slot w/a clean arc through a HTQ release point.
FB: T83.6, 82-83 mph. FB has carry and is firm and to the naked eye, he appears to be throwing harder than regestered. The ball exits clean and with the rising life, it jumps on hitters T2324, 2201 average rpm.
CB: 69-70 mph. Controlled with feel to land and hit the mitt. The pitch is a K and he has easy TQ tilt and medium depth. As he throws harder with maturity and the spin increases as well as the velo, the pitch will add depth and harder bite through the zone. T2049, 1998 average rpm.
CH: 72-75 mph. Threw a few that faded with fair depth and bottom. Needs to throw more and gain added confidence. T1617, 1574 average rpm.

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

2023 PBR Future Games


A lean wiry athletic LHH 3B with a frame to add quality weight and add strength with a strong and dedicated weight program to tap into his latent power and swing plane to produce even added distance and carry to a 2B’s type approach to the gaps. “X Patch” had one of the better HS seasons in the state as far as producing some “base” numbers with the base hit, batting avg and 2B’s. A high contact type approach with a low ball approach to hit with a flat bat through the zone with an inside out/long through and full wrapped finish behind the back shoulder. Drives the ball on a line with backspin to all fields, and finds the barrel often w/48 base hits this past spring. One of the better overall hitters in the 2024 class, earning a Future Games spot at LakePoint this next week. Defensively shows the soft hands and side to side agility to stick at the hot corner, yet needs to get his feet set and in sync to utilize his fringy arm, to play even better and add carry. Can’t wait to see what he does against quality age appropriate pitching in Atlanta, to get a better gauge on his instincts and baseball IQ. 

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

2023 PBR Future Games


The younger brother of perennial All-State OF'er, Noah Gatti, a USU-Eastern Commit, Noah has the bat and glove to stay on the dirt at 2B, as an offensive 2B at the next level. Should be getting his shot to start at 2B, and team with Future Games SS, Bo Williams for the next two years. Has the base pre-pitch rhythm and timing as his feet hit the ground in his pre-pitch setup, as the ball crosses home plate. Fields out front and from the ground up. Does have bat speed and he accelerates the head of the bat at contact. Is where most top sophomores are at from a EV and data standpoint at his age and see this only getting better and better as he physically matures and grows. Not a runner like his brother, and will need to rely on his baseball instincts, field awareness and being a quality base runner. What does standout, is the bat and it will be fun to watch his development over the next three years. 


RJ Wilson SS / RHP / Pleasant Grove , UT / 2025

2023 PBR Future Games 

Extended Look at Prospects 11-20

11 Riley Brown
3B Brighton Utah
12 Merrick Bostock 3B Orem -
13 Cal Miller
C/3B Viewmont BYU
14 Max Moffatt
OF Woods Cross Utah Valley
15 Andrew Wilson
C Desert Hills -
16 Dylan Frank
OF Bingham -
17 Mays Madsen
OF Lehi -
18 Ethan Iacono
RHP Mountain Ridge -
19 Miles Layton
RHP Brighton -
20 Andrew Lyon
RHP Snow Canyon -


Northern Utah Open UT 09/16 Ridgeline High School
2023 PBR Scout Day: GBG Utah UT 09/30 The Hive - Juab High School Fieldhouse
2023 PBR Scout Day: RA Baseball Academy UT 10/07 Juan Diego Catholic HS
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 1991-1992.