Washington HS Scout Blog (3.24.22 - 3.25.22)


Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Recapping some action from earlier this spring. The latest Scout Blog entry covers 2 matchups between Seattle Prep and Bishop Blanchet that featured arguably the best collection of total talent we've seen this spring. 

Plus a low scoring affair between Glacier Peak and Marysville Getchell highlighted by some strong pitcher performances. 

Washington hs scout blog

3.24.22 - 3.25.22 - Seattle Prep, Bishop Blanchet, Glacier PEak, Marysville getchell

Grant Cunninghamon, RHP, Seattle Prep, 2022, Washington commit Former PBR Future Games participant who has shown progress over time on each look we get at him. Flashed his biggest jump yet in this start as he touched 92 with his FB early and was hovering between 88-91 early. Ball comes out from a short, tight arm path with late ASR when he works middle/middle-in. The 3 pitch mix has always been prevalent and he showed both the tight CB at 76-77 and tumbling CH at 80-81 throughout his start. Physically, Cunningham is strong throughout his frame and carries the strength well. 

Will Cahill, OF, Seattle Prep, 2025 One of the top underclass prospects in the state. Cahill had a huge game offensively, going 2-3 with 2 triples, 2 R and 4 RBI. Physically, he has a wiry, athletic frame and runs like a gazelle when he gets underway. Comps favorably to a Christian Yelich type athlete/hitter with his left-handed stroke and power potential. National level type prospect. Uncommitted. 

Reeve Boyd, SS, Seattle Prep, 2023, Oregon State commit One of the more polished offensive and defensive players in the state for the Junior class. Boyd has a smooth game on both sides of the ball. Confident defender at SS with a soft glove hand and easy actions. At the plate, he shows consistent gap-to-gap power and is a doubles machine while maintaining a mature approach with plate discipline. Noticeable feel for the barrel with some adjustability in his swing. 

Jayden Holloway, OF, Seattle Prep, 2023, Oregon State commit Holloway is the total package athletically as an OF with present ability but also exciting future projection. A natural OF with long, easy strides and good instincts reading the ball off the bat. At the plate, does a solid job staying in the middle of the field but has shown the ability to get the ball out front and be more aggressive when he gets into plus counts. Hits with an upright, balanced set-up and a short forward move that allows his hands to work quickly and freely into contact. 

Alex Howard, INF, Seattle Prep, 2023 Hitters hit. Howard seems to have a knack for squaring the ball up in big spots. His hands consistently stay inside of the ball and his barrel comes into the zone with a flatter path that allows him to cover a lot of depth in the zone. Plays an aggressive stay of D over at 3rd and isn’t afraid to stick his nose into the dirt, or turf, and make a play. Uncommitted. 

Bradgen Fridgen, INF/RHP, Seattle Prep, 2024 An exciting 2-way prospect in the ‘24 class to keep an eye on. Fridgen has a size/strength combination that stands out right way. In the first game he put together a 1-3 day and then followed that up with a start on the mound in Game 2. Really made a solid jump in his stuff from our previous look this winter and got up to 88 mph with his FB while also shaping a tight SL at 75-78. Simple delivery with repeatable actions and compact arm stroke. Uncommitted. 

Hunter Dowdy, C/Utility, Seattle Prep, 2024 Dowdy can do a little bit of everything on the diamond when it comes to handling multiple defensive positions or producing a quality AB in a big spot. He understands the game and is a consummate competitor. The bat to ball skills have always been prevalent and as he’s gaining strength, he’s driving the ball more consistently and adds another dimension to an already stacked line-up for Seattle Prep. Uncommitted. 

Jack Cahill, C, Seattle Prep, 2023 A leader behind the dish who does a great job of handling arms with advanced velocity and stuff. Cahill can block, receive and control the run game with his quick release and arm talent. Offensively he has a mature approach at the plate and rarely expands the zone. His swing stays inside of the ball and creates mostly line-drive contact when he connects with the barrel. Uncommitted. 

Isaac Yeager, RHP, Bishop Blanchet, 2022, Washington commit One of the biggest risers in the last year and change. Yeager has shot up in the rankings and also landed himself a commitment to Washington thanks in large part to a considerable velocity jump and exciting future projection. The 6’6 hurler has an easy, simple delivery that keeps his long limbs moving down the slope with low effort and clean direction towards the catcher. His arm path stays tight and compact with quickness out front at release. FB comes out of hand with exploding life at 88-90 early but there is undoubtedly more juice in the tank. The SL was exceptional on this look early on with bite and depth at 78-81. Overall, Yeager is a hulking presence on the mound with low milage and some of the best upside in his class. Should continue to get better as he gets more experience under his belt and accumulates consistent innings. 

MIkey Rican, SS, Bishop Blanchet, 2025 A young and exciting prospect to keep an eye on in the talented 2025 class. Rican had a strong showing over the summer at the JR Future Games and has carried over that momentum into his FR year on varsity. Currently handling SS duties as Blanchet deals with some injury woes, but Rican can also float to the OF with his instincts and speed. Offensively he’s a contact threat who sprays the ball all over the field and has a quick, direct path to the ball. Uncommitted. 

Casey Sabiers, RHP, Bishop Blanchet, 2022, LIU commit High waisted athlete at 6-foot-9 with tremendous size and leverage on the mound. Sabiers has shown gradual progress in the last year or so and secured a D1 commitment with LIU in the process. For a taller pitcher, he does a great job staying within his lower half and keeping his arm action short. Stays on time with his delivery and does a solid job staying behind the ball through release. Racked up a bunch of strikeouts on this look with 12 punchouts in 6+ innings. Was successful elevating the FB in the mid 80’s to get swings and misses and changed eye levels effectively using his CB off of that. Gives Blanchet a nice 1-2 punch with Yeager on the bump. 

Karsten Sweum, LHP, Glacier Peak, 2024, Gonzaga commit Impressed earlier this spring on a chilly night in Jamboree action. Followed up that performance with another strong showing and gave us an extended look at the talenty southpaw. Pitched 83-85 with a heavy, sinking FB that generates a lot of GB contact. The CB command was 50/50 on this look but it flashes above average at its best and helps him rack up gaudy strikeout numbers. Physically he’s advanced for his age and the strength helps him repeat his delivery and hold his stuff late into outings. 

Logan Hall, SS, Glacier Peak, 2023. Hall came up clutch for GP with a crucial 2 R HR in the 5th inning to extend their lead to 3 runs, which would ultimately be the final margin of victory. Got a FB up in the zone he could handle and didn’t miss it, driving it over the LF fence. Overall Hall does a solid job handling duties at SS while being the catalyst for the offense from the leadoff spot. Uncommitted. 

Turner Domann, INF, Glacier Peak, 2022 Put together a strong offensive day going 1-3 with a R and 2 RBI. After lining out on a frozen rope to SS, Domann had better luck later in the game with a clutch 2 run triple that helps GP tie the game then eventually take the lead for good in the bottom of the 4th. Showed a patient approach with bat to ball skills when he got FBs to hit in plus counts. 

Keegan Agen, OF, Marysville Getchell, 2023 Contributed 1 of the 4 hits for MG on the day as offense was tough to come by against the Glacier Peak arms. Also came on in relief for the 6th inning and had a 1-2-3 frame with a K. Pitching 79-81 with his FB and mixing in an occasional breaker. Uncommitted. 

Ethan Jury, RHP/INF, Marysville Getchell, 2023 Got the nod for MG on the bump and did a solid job across 5 innings. Works very quickly but stays under control with good pace and intensity. The athleticism and arm talent that he flashes as an INF translates well to the mound with his easy delivery and loose arm action. Commanded his FB at 80-83 throughout and used an occasional low 70s breaker as needed but had most of his success moving the FB around the zone. Putting up a strong JR season on the mound as he works deep into games and misses a ton of bats. Uncommitted.


UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Pacific Northwest Rising Stars WA 05/08 Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex - Ridgefield, WA
Ridgefield Summer Open WA 05/22 Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex - Ridgefield, WA
Spokane Summer Open WA 06/18 Whitworth University - Spokane, WA
Bend Summer Open (OR) WA 06/20 Bend Senior High School - Bend, OR
PBR Junior Future Games NATIONAL 07/26 LakePoint