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College  | Recruiting  | 11/8/2023

Uncommitted Gems: West Coast

Scott Rankin      Steve Fiorindo      Steve Doherty     
Uncommitted Gems: Georgia | Coastal/MA/NE | Texas & Deep South | Ohio Valley, Midwest & Canada

With the fall circuit mostly complete, our scouts across the country dive into some of the uncommitted names in their region who have the talent and skill to make an impact at the next level.  *All players below are listed as uncommitted on their Perfect Game profile at the time of publishing*

Max Collins (24’ La Costa Canyon) RHP- The 6’-4” 205-pound righty had an uptick in velocity over the summer touching 91 while sitting 87-88.  He has feel for the slider that has sweep to get hitters to chase and also throws it for strikes.  Changeup sits 80-81 with run and tumble.  A  solid late add for any school looking for a durable arm.   

Elijah Selga (24’ Cathedral Catholic) OF- The 6’0 200-pound outfielder has the ability to hit for average and power from the left side.  He has a pull power approach with plenty of lift in his swing.  Bat speed is present and turns the barrel with ease.   
Brady Strohm (24’ Orange Lutheran) RHP- At 6’ 1’ 155 he has a long and lean frame with a ton of room to add strength. Primary right handed pitcher with an athletic delivery, quick movements, good tempo and rhythm. Simple side step into a quick leg lift, lower arm slot, rotates upper half on time. Pitches with confidence.  Breaking ball shows hard bite and late turn. Lots of sinking life on the fastball. 

Carlos Jeremiah Vargas (24’ Eastlake) SS- At 5’11 195 he has a sturdy frame with a high waist and well-proportioned strength throughout. Primary shortstop with athletic movements throughout the fielding process. Works downhill through the baseball, displayed a clean funnel out in-front and produced accurate throws across the diamond. Shows the ability to change arm slots when necessary.  Displayed strength in his hands and some quickness to turn the barrel when on-time and in-sync.  He has the ability to hit for power and average.   

Cole Hoffman (25’ Del Norte) RHP- Features a well-proportioned build with present strength and projection.  Arm works longer out the glove and to release at a higher ¾ slot with present arm speed. Fastball works up 91 flashing some arm side run. His low 80s changeup exhibits cut with tumble.  Extremely projectable with more to come.   

Bryce Miller (25’ Mt Carmel) C- At 5’10 and 170 pounds, he is athletic behind the plate with plenty of room to add.  Quick feet combined with a quick transfer and a strong arm is what makes him one of the more intriguing catchers in the class of 2025.  He has a fastball that has gotten up to 88 on the bump as well.  He has present bat speed with an all-fields approach with the ability to hammer gaps.   

Shane Miranda (25’ St Augustine) Medium height with a barrel chest and a solid frame to stay behind the plate. A primary catcher, squared up set up and replaces the feet with little forward move. Clean and quick transfer with a consistent release.  The left-handed hitter hands work in time and he handles the bat well. Turns the barrel over through contact and looks to pull the ball.  Current strength with plenty of more to come. 

Evan Seneres (25’ San Pasqual) SS/RHP- With a 5-10 155 lb. athletic frame he has plenty of room to add without giving up any of that athleticism.  He features a clean glove with the ability to funnel.  He has a strong arm as he runs his fastball up to 87 on the bump.  He stays short to the ball with an up the middle approach.  He stays on a line with power projection as he keeps getting stronger.    

Bruin Agbayani (25’ Iolani) SS- With an athletic 6’1 175 pound he has current strength with room to add.   The son of former big leaguer Benny Agbayani.  He’s an athletic mover with range, glove works well out front, clean exchange and a longer arm action into a higher slot, accurate around the bag with easy arm strength across, recording throws up to 89 mph.  At the plate the lefty has unlimited juice.  Smooth and athletic in the box and has the ability to hit any pitch in any location.   

Chase Sutherland (25’ Kailua) C- At 6’1 180 he is tall and athletic with strength throughout the frame.  At the plate he takes a direct path to the baseball and has good bat speed. Strength at impact and has pull-side power. Has good rhythm to the swing and feel for the barrel. Primary catcher, staggered feet setup and stays low, natural receiver, quick exchange and a compact arm action, gets the baseball out quick with a good arm and throws were on the bag. Has a sub 2.0 pop time.   

Bryson Toner (25’ Henry J Kaiser) C/RHP with a 6-2 165 lb,  Bryson made it very apparent that he is one of most projectable players in the 2025 class out of Hawaii. Bryson has a huge arm, best in the 2025 class in Hawaii. On the mound he is an effortless 88. His tall lanky body will produce a possible mid 90s fastball when he puts on some weight. Behind the plate his 1.88 long lanky pop time really stands out. Offensively Bryson holds most of his power on the pull side. Simple efficient bat path will keep him hitting for average with more power to come.   

-Scott Rankin

Nate Savoie, Catcher, Newport Beach, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

6-foot, 195 pound, strong, durable framed catcher with a plus catch & throw tool. Savoie can hit in the middle of any lineup with power to all fields, and has the toughness and desire to block balls in the dirt. Shows leadership traits that are common in high level catchers. Had a successful summer and fall scout ball season this year and proved he belongs at the next level. Hit .405 with a 1.163 OPS in PG events this year.

Ross Clark, RHP, Brea, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

At 6-foot-5,195 pounds with a projectable frame, Clark has all the makings to be a weekend starter at the college level. Formerly committed to ASU, Clark finds himself on this list of uncommitted gems. Shows an upper 80’s fastball with more in the tank. A proven strike thrower with a 3-pitch mix that will be expected to have a big role in National powerhouse Orange Lutheran’s rotation this spring. 

Julian Areliz, OF/RHP, Woodland Hills, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

With a projectable 6 '2,190 pound athletic frame and room to add, Areliz has found himself on this uncommitted  list with a recent decommitment from Cal Berkeley. Coming off an arm injury, Areliz showed well in the fall scout ball season where his tools and athleticism shines through. He will jump back on the mound his senior year in addition to a starting role in the outfield and hitting in the middle of the lineup. Really good looking player and a high follow into the spring. 

Jason Reid, 1B, Seal Beach, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

6-foot-4, 215 pound frame. Not only one of the better power tools amongst the SoCal uncommitted, but also in the whole 2024 class committed or not. Has good rhythm at the plate with explosive/strong hips and wrists. Has demonstrated over the fence power potential but has not tapped into his man strength as of yet. Reid has a hitter first approach with ability to use the whole field and recognize secondary pitches. High double totals until the line-drives in the gaps turn to homeruns. Reid is a 2-way guy right now, but his future is at first base or in a DH role. 

Cj Berthon, 1B, Westminster, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: NR

Berthon profiles as an above-average regular at first base due to his athleticism and coordination that allows him to tap into his considerable strength at the plate. Berthon has above average barrel control with a consistent swing tooled for hardest contact on line drives and balls in the gap. He has the raw strength to hit 10 or more home runs at the high school/college level. Berthon has had a monster summer and fall circuit and we are looking forward to follow his continued success into the spring. 

Jayden Ysais, OF, San Marcos, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: NR

Extremely athletic, compact, muscular frame with a plus hit and run tool similar to a young Lenny Dykstra. Ysais profiles at the top of the lineup. He has game changing speed that can cause fits to the opposition. Can cover the gaps and has the closing speed to get to balls out of regular range. Definitely and impact player at the high school and college level. 

Jaylen White, OF, Corona, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

An early commit to the University of Arizona, White has found himself on this list after a coaching change. He has tools and provides a consistent bat in the middle of the lineup with solid defense where his athleticism plays in the outfield. White will certainly get looks this fall and spring where he is firmly planted in one of the top public high school baseball programs in the country in 2024.

Tony Martinez, 3B, Huntington Beach, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 1000

Martinez is one of the best kept secrets in Orange County, CA. amongst some of the top recruits in the nation that's holding his own, and then some. Shows plenty of life in the hands at the plate with quick wrists. Generates plus bat speed, can barrel up velocity with ease and the ball explodes off bat with the capability of keeping hands inside of the baseball. Shows surprising raw power for current size and strength and knows how to lift the ball. Has the ability to grow into power to all fields with present game power to the pull-side. Really looking to follow his progress into the spring and beyond.

Luke Casarez, RHP, Agoura Hills, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

6-foot-5, 210 pound, athletic, projectable frame with room to add. Casarez is coming off an arm injury and proved this fall that he is ready to make and impact right away in the spring. The frame suggests that velocity will come in the future. The fastball is an explosive pitch with late life, some sink, and mild run. When elevated Casarez produces swing and miss. Command will be the determining factor for success in the winter, spring and ultimately long term.

Nolan Randol, OF, Morgan Hill, CA
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

A physical, athletic frame at 6-foot-1,195 pounds that has tools and has clocked a 6.91 60-yard dash. Big time leader and high baseball IQ guy that plays the game the right way. Due for a strong senior season after missing a chunk of his junior season with a broken hand. Really looking forward to tracking his progress into the spring. 

-Steve Doherty

Jake McKowen, RHP, Del Campo High School Class of 2024
Long and lean righty at 6’5”/170 pounds, McKowen stands out on the mound.  With a long stride and extension, it’s a tough look for hitters as the ball gets on them in a hurry.  McKowen regularly gets the fastball in to the low 90’s, and bumped 94’s at PG National with spins to high 2500’s.  Backs up the heater with a low 80’s slider and mid 80’s change.  There’s big time upside in the arm with the lean frame ready to tack on some good weight. 

Noah Malone, OF/RHP, South Hills High School Class of 2024
A former 14U Select Fest Player, Malone is physical 6’1”/215 pound OF that offers two way potential who has recently been up to 91 on the bump in just making his return from Tommy John surgery.  He’s paired the fastball with a breaker at 75-77 w/ spins to the 2500’s.  Offensively, Malone is an aggressive hitter with the ability to impact the ball to all fields. 

Brody Connors, Inf/RHP, Mater Dei High School Class of 2024
Athletic with strength in the frame, Connors has given good looks on the both sides of the ball, being more advanced offensively while being intriguing on the mound.  The strength in the frame plays, as he shows ability to turn on balls with impact.  Has the athleticism and feel to pretty much play all over the field. 

Rocco Regan, OF/Inf, San Dimas High School Class of 2024
Regan has a blue collar approach with a well rounded skill set that gives him the ability to play all over the field.  Regan has an easy, fluid swing from the left side, and has continued to add some juice as the body has matured.  

Brady Ebel, SS, Corona High School Class of 2025 & Trey Ebel, Inf, Corona High School Class of 2026
The brothers Ebel head down the 15 Freeway to improve an already loaded Corona High School program.  Brady currently checks in as the #2 ranked SS, and #3 overall in the state for the 2025 class.  An easy mover on the dirt with a pretty swing from the left side, Ebel continues to show more over the fence pop as he continues to add on strength.  Trey offers a different type of profile as a right handed hitter and a different body type.  It’s a more compact frame with strength in the lower half.  Trey takes aggressive, compact  swings with ability to drive balls from gap to gap. 

Josiah Hartshorn, OF, Orange Lutheran High School Class of 2025
A participant in the first annual 2023 PG All Star Game, Hartshorn is one of the more physical athletes in the 2025 class, standing 6’2”/210 pounds.  Hartshorn has loud tools across the board, and the tools really translated in 2023 at PG events putting up video game numbers with an OPS north of 1300.   

Landon Hodge, C, Crespi High School Class of 2025
Lean and athletic defender behind the plate that moves well often using the one knee down modern catching technique.  Pulls it off well with ability to block and throw from the set up.  Shows very quick release and arm strength.  Easy swing from left side with all field approach.  Entire skill set will continue to make jumps as he continues to add strength to lean 6’1” frame. 

Jaxon Baker, LHP, Paloma Valley High School Class of 2025
A 6’ 6” lefty?!  Not a bad thing to start with.  Add to it that he’ll show two breaking balls and the profile keeps getting more intriguing.  We can expect the profile to keep ticking up as the long/lean lefty continues to grow in to the frame. 

Isaiah Reveron, Inf, Apple Valley High School Class of 2025
This uncommitted gem comes from the High Dessert, and really opened eyes at the California Prospect Showcase last month.  Reveron had a loud round of BP and barreled up aggressive swings in game.  There’s plenty of strength in the frame already, with more physical maturity he may slide to a corner where the bat profiles plenty. 

Cody Kiemele, LHP, Aquinas High School Class of 2025 
Currently the #5 ranked LHP in California for the 2025 class (and the top ranked stock car racer in the PG Rankings), Kiemele has transformed from a skinny, projectable freshman a few years ago to a physical lefty with a presence on the mound.  The stuff continues to tick up w/ the fastball working mid to upper 80’s  with the slider showing good shape at 77/78 and change 79/80.  

Conner Jones, RHP/OF, Mira Costa High School Class of 2025
Another uncommitted ‘dual threat’ from So Cal, Jones has a long, lean frame with excellent athleticism.  Gave a good look in scout ball showing an athletic delivery and loose arm pumping fastballs in the upper 80’s.  Shows a good swing with very good bat speed making it too early to tell where the long term positional home will be. 

Brady Durkan, Inf/RHP, Frontier High School Class of 2025 
Durkan keeps with the theme here as another uncommitted gem that is athletic with two way possibilities.  Really showed well out in Arizona on the mound where he struck out 9 over 6 innings of work.  Mid to upper 80’s with the fastball for Durkan, featuring a bat missing breaking ball.  Has performed well with the bat as well in 11 games at PG events in 2023, sporting a 333 average w/ 485 OBP. 

-Steve Fiorindo