Prep Baseball Report

WA Scout Blog - Lake Washington, Juanita, North Creek, Kennewick, Bothell

Philip Roe
Associate Scout

The Washington Scout Blog provides information and scouting notes from the PBR staff during the WIAA season. The running blog will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects and aother notable performers. The Scout Blog is compiled of content and information gathered only form PBR staff. All games featured in the Scout Blog were attended by staff


‘25 LHP Shane Johnson, Lake Washington, Washington commit - Johnson was special all night for the Kangs, working around some defensive miscues by limiting free passes and racking up 11 strikeouts. He now has back to back complete game efforts and missing a bit of time with an illness Pitched 84-87 with his FB on this look and topped at 88. Had full control of above average SL (75-78) throughout with a reliable CH (75) as his 3rd offering. Presently doesn’t need the CH often because of how successful he is with FB/SL, but the effectiveness is apparent despite a lower usage and it allows him to keep generating off-balance swings deep into games with the speed differential & late diving action. Found his groove in the 5th, 6th, and 7th of this ballgame and you could see the confidence emanating from the young lefthander as the game progressed. Finished with a final line of 7 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 11 K with 69 of 91 pitches going for strikes. 

‘26 OF Will Cooley, Lake Washington, uncommitted - It was a quiet offensive night for the Kangs, as they only registered 3 total hits. But Cooley produced 1 of those base knocks and finished 1-3 with a crucial run scored as well as a SB. The toolsy OF prospect is one of our top position players on the rise in the 2026 class. 

‘25 INF Gabe Pham, Juanita, uncommitted - Produced multiple line drive swings and excelled at taking the ball the other way against a tough LHP. Finished 2-3 with a run scored. Used the whole field with a mature approach to the plate. Lets the ball travel and can square it up to any part of the field based on pitch location. Doesn’t get pull-happy or over anxious. Stood out as the top offensive performer on this look and has consistently been an offensive presence across multiple looks. 

‘25 RHP Luke Garrett, Juanita, uncommitted - Stymied Lake Washington hitters all night limiting them to 3 hits across 4 relief innings. Worked out of trouble while pitching from the stretch with traffic on the bases, making big pitches and only allowing 2 unearned runs. Ability to locate breaking balls in 2-0, 3-1 counts helped keep hitters off balance and he was able to expand the zone when ahead.


‘24 RHP Leyton Lind, Kennewick, uncommitted - Lind put together one of the most efficient and crisp outings we’ve had the chance to cover this season. Finishing a complete game shutout on only 65 total pitches with 40 going for strikest. Pitched to contact all afternoon while staying both in and around the zone. Only allowed 4 baserunners on 3 hits with one BB but managed to only face 3 batters over the minimum.Also recorded one strikeout on the day. The experienced senior had great tempo throughout his outing and limited hard-hit balls. Received stellar defense from his teammates behind him as they cleaned up all the plays that came their way without recording an error. 

‘25 INF Dane Chavez, Kennewick - Dane is one half of the Chavez brothers tandem up the middle for the Lions. His sure-handedness at shortstop was impressive to watch. At the plate, he went 3-3 on the day and included two walks with 2 runs scored. Simple, contact approach from the left-side. Looks to spray to all fields. A lot to like from the tall, lengthy, left-handed hitter. 

‘25 INF Dierks Chavez, Kennewick - Dierks got the party started in this one early for the Lions with an RBI double in the first. At the plate, uses a mature approach and lets the ball travel. Didn’t get caught guessing. Produced multiple hard hits on the day and finished 2-5 with 2 RBI. Defensively, the junior second baseman showed some great hands in the field with easy double play turns.


Kody Moyer ‘26 RHP North Creek - Moyer was dealing in this one, throwing 7 scoreless in a complete game shutout against Bothell. Finished with a final line of 4 hits, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K. Needed only 81 pitches to get the job done with 61 going from strikes. Moyer commanded the zone all night, rarely having three-ball counts and challenging hitters in the zone. Left very few opportunities in the middle of the plate for hitters. Showcased fastball command and went to a slider as his main secondary pitch. FB has mainly straight life but he can spot all over the zone with it . He didn’t need the CH often but he did use it as his 3rd offering and generated a few of his 8 Ks with the CH. Speed differential makes the pitch effective and it tunnels well with his FB. Has a simple, repeatable delivery on the mound in both his windup and stretch. Repeats mechanics. With 2 more years to develop, Moyer could end up towards the top of a loaded 2026 pitching class. 

‘24 SS Kai Miller, North Creek, Everett CC - Athletic SS with a plus arm from the left side of the diamond. Made the most of the defensive opportunities he had, flashing the tools when he had to make plays. Offensively went 1-3 with a R, RBI & BB. Roped a line-drive to RCF in game to bring home a runner. Keeps head down to the ball with a swing path that keeps the barrel through the zone. 

‘24 INF Bailey Castillo, North Creek, Wenatchee Valley CC - Consistent, steady performer having a strong senior campaign. Went 2-3 on the day with a run scored. Strong bodied athlete at 6’1, 200 lbs. Relies on short, strong levers to give him barrel control at the plate.

‘25 OF Brady Miller, North Creek, uncommitted -  Miller had a day for himself at the plate, going 3-4 with 2 R and a RBI. At the plate, utilizes a tall, upright stance with a narrow base. Tight, quick hand load during forward stride with a direct path into contact. Showed quality timing on this look and consistently made contact out front. Nice profile long-term as a left-handed hitting OF with defensive speed. 

‘25 OF Teyton Hardeman, Bothell, uncommitted - Went 2-3 on a day when the offense only generated 4 total hits. Produced flush contact right around foot strike in both at bats for 2 clean singles. Keeps weight back during swing process and stays in lower half. Showed off some speed as well and good defensive ability, crashing into the wall and making a nice catch against a hard hit ball in game action playing left field.