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Utah HS Player and Pitcher of the Week: Week 7


Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

Co-Players of the Week

Ryder Robinson SS / 2B / American Fork, UT / 2023

 

 Committed: Texas Christian U

(Stats for the Week of: April 18-23)

G 3 AB 11 R 8 H 8 HR 4 RBI 9 

Robinson, although he was a 6A 1st Team All-State honoree in 2021as a sophomore, had yet to hit a HS Home Run, but that all changed in the past 10 days, as he blasted four on the week, with 3 in one game this past Thursday. What makes this even more amazing, is in the past 10 days, Robinson has blasted six, yes 6 HR!!!

Robinson the #1 ranked player in the ‘23 class and a TCU commit, didn’t do anything to be knocked off that perch, as he sprayed hard LD’s to all fields from both sides of the plate during his BP round. With 3 MLB scouts in attendance, Robinson was immediately noticed and it won’t take long for other scouts to do the same. A PBR Future Games alum and a 2021 1st Team All-Region and 1st Team All-State honoree, Robinson has a silky smooth stroke to hit from both sides of the plate and makes it look EZ. A bloodline player, as his uncle was a four year starting 3B at BYU and his Father was an All-American MIF at CSI and played in the Cardinals chain for three years. Ryder’s older brother Crew was a 1st Team JUCO All-American at CSI a year ago and currently plays at UC-San Diego. Robinson is also the leadoff hitter for national powerhouse American Fork and led the state in runs scored with 52 a year ago. Look for Robinson to contend for state player of the year honors before he culminates his HS career. 

   2021 Future Games Alum
 2022 Preseason All-State INVITE

Cade Nalder C / OF / Jordan , UT / 2023

 

Uncommitted: Someone is getting a very STRONG and CLUTCH Performer!

(Stats for the Week of: April 18-23)

G 3 AB 8 R 4 H 6 HR 2 RBI 10 2B 1 BB 1

Uncommitted and looking for a home, Nalder is an aggressive blue collar catcher that also can play the OF and posts 84 mph online accurate throws and has a quick release with accuracy behind the plate. A strong hitter with power and a straightaway to pull stroke, Nalder has emerging power and participated as a representative for the state in the national power showcase HR derby in Tampa. A 1st Team All-Region catcher, Nalder hit .397 as a sophomore as he dealt with an injury that kept him from everyday service until region play. Once he got his sea legs under him, he took off and was a performing staple in a strong sophomore class for the Beetdiggers. Colleges take notice of this kid, as he has 2 years of HS baseball to really make his mark and create a track record of success. The type of player that could be an impact D2 and top JC player at the next level. 

  2022 Preseason All-State INVITE

Pitcher of the Week

Tyler Ball RHP / 3B / Skyridge, UT / 2023

 

 Committed: Stanford

 (Stats for the Week of: April 18-23)

IP 6 H 2 R 2 ER 1 BB 3 SO 12

The top pitcher in the ‘23 class, Tyler committed to Stanford after his freshman year and was highly recruited by other schools as well. An Underclass Area Code alum, Ball has been on my radar since he was 14 years old, as I’ve seen him play with my son at a younger age. Ball has intriguing potential and is built like a MLB pitcher, with a lean, yet strong muscular build. Possessing a clean, yet shorter HTQ arm stroke, Ball shows good use of his lower ½, and has genetic arm strength, which he possessed at a young age. Now with two seasons of HS baseball remaining, not only is he a D1 commit, but shows the type of arm and arsenal of pitches to be a pro prospect out of HS. With a Stanford offer in hand, the Cardinal very rarely loses a HS commit to the draft, thus it will have to be a very high draft selection, for Ball to forgo a Stanford education, in addition to being a top Cardinal pitching recruit. Ball features a FB in the 88-90 mph, that reached the low 90’s in the fall. Ball also has a tight late breaking CB in the 74-78 range and has late tilt and biting depth. The CH 79-80 has late tumble and 13.8 inches of depth and turn over type life. Look for Tyler to have a big junior year, as he features the type of arm to put him in the conversation of region and state pitcher of the year, whether it's this spring or next. One thing is for sure Tyler will be a name to keep an eye on for Utah baseball fans, as he has big time potential. 

 2022 Preseason All-State INVITE

 

Other Notable Performances (20)

2022 Fisher Ingersoll, SS (American Fork)

G 3 AB 10 R 6 H 6 HR 3 RBI 5 SB 2 

(TCU Commit)

2022 Kaden Carpenter, OF/LHP (American Fork)

G 3 AB 7 R 5 H 4 RBI 3 2B 4 BB 4

(Utah Commit)

2022 Easton Jones, 3B (American Fork)

G 3 AB 8 R 6 H 7 HR 1 RBI 5 2B 2

(BYU Commit)

2025 Miles Layton, RHP (Brighton HS)

IP 7 H 3 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 7

2022 Bridger Clontz, RHP (Fremont) **Uncommitted**

IP 6 H 5 R 1 ER 1 BB 0 SO 15

2024 Logan Leavitt, 3B/DH (Dixie HS) **Uncommitted**

G 2 AB 7 R 4 H 5 RBI 3 BB 1

2022 Devan Harmer, CF (Clearfield) **Uncommitted**

G 3 AB 11 R 1 H 6 RBI 4 2B 1

2022 Blake Stanger, 1B (Woods Cross)

G 3 AB 10 R 3 H 4 HR 3 RBI 7 2B 1

(Salt Lake CC Commit)

2023 Malik Harris, RHP/3B (Juan Diego)

IP 6 H 8 R 5 ER 3 BB 1 SO 10

(Grand Canyon Commit)

2023 Cameron Nielson, SS (Cottonwood)

G 2 AB 7 R 5 H 5 RBI 5 

(Utah Commit)

2023 Crew McChesney, CF (Lone Peak) **Uncommitted**

G 3 AB 10 R 4 H 4 BB 1

(Offers to a handful of D1 schools, and talking to another handful. P5's throughout!)

2023 Kaden Hodson, 3B/SS (Lone Peak) **Uncommitted**

G 3 AB 9 R 4 H 2 HR 2 RBI 3 BB 3

**Someone Get this kid - Big RAW Power!**

2023 Josh Heaton, OF (Lone Peak) **Uncommitted**

G 3 AB 10 R 3 H 6 RBI 6 2B 2 BB 2

2023 Jake Olsen, SS (Lehi) **Uncommitted**

G 3 AB 6 R 7 H 3 RBI 6 2B 1 BB 7

2025 Austin Park, SS/RHP (Juab) **Uncommitted**

G 3 AB 9 R 5 H 6 RBI 4 3B BB 2 SB 2

IP 1 H 0 R 0 ER 0 BB 0 SO 3

One of the top freshman in the state!

2024 Easton Barrett, LHP (Springville)

IP 6 H 1 R 2 ER 2 BB 5 SO 8

(Arizona State Commit)

2024 Easton Davies, RHP (Orem)

IP 6 H 5 R 1 ER 1 BB 0 SO 7

(Arizona State Commit)

2023 Billy Bird, 1B (Timpanogos)

G 1 AB 4 R 3 H 2 HR 1 RBI 2 2B 1

(Utah Commit)

2022 Dakota West, 3B/RHP (Timpanogos)

G 1 AB 4 R 2 H 2 RBI 1 2B 1

IP 3 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 1 SO 6

(Dixie State Commit)

2024 Jaxson Reiser, RHP (Mountain Ridge) **Uncommitted**

IP 7 H 1 R 0 ER 0 BB 3 SO 9

2022 PBR Future Games Invite

 

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