Prep Baseball Report

Ross Report - Geoff Brown Pitching Pro Day

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

Alex Ross is an experienced scout with an acute knowledge of the baseball in the region. Currently residing in Kirkland, Wash, Ross helps bolster the Prep Baseball Washington and Oregon staff in addition to his current duties as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. 

The Kirkland native enjoyed a collegiate playing career that began at Bellevue College and eventually took him through a journey that earned him an NAIA National Championship in 2013 during his time at Faulkner University in Alabama. That championship season came just a year after he was selected in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by his hometown team, the Seattle Mariners, the same organization he would go on to work for in 2016, within its Scout Development program.

From there, Ross eventually served as the Mariners’ northwest area scout until 2020, covering Washington and Oregon namely, in addition to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, and Western Canada. Ross signed three players to Major League contracts during his time with the Mariners, two of whom are still active: Wyatt Mills, a Gonzaga product and Spokane native, and Adam Macko, a seventh-round pick in 2019 out of an Alberta high school.

Ross brings his acute eye to Prep Baseball events as well as HS scouting coverage during the spring. Ross report gives an in-depth look at prospects who possess current ability or could be on the brink of making significant jumps. 



2024 Tyler Jones, RHP, Woodinville, Oregon commit
Coming off a breakout 2023 summer, the Oregon commit is further cementing his spot as one of the top arms in the state for the 2024 class. Jones’ selling point has always been his fast arm and athleticism and after a mechanical makeover, he has turned himself into a potential professional prospect. Compared to the ’23 spring/summer the delivery is more controlled and online, giving him the ability to repeat and stay consistent. During this showing his fastball sat 93-94 with ride to his arm side, giving it a late kick. Dabbled with a straight change and a firm, over the top breaking slider with late action in the zone. Fastball will likely play low 90’s but he shows he can go get more it's easy to project additional velo down the road. Overall, his pitch mix is trending in the right direction and his fastball/slider combo has a chance to play. With the added polish, he might be a guy that moves up the rankings come spring. 


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