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College  | Recruiting  | 11/7/2023

Uncommitted Gems: OHV, MW & Canada

Tyler Kotila      Blaine Peterson      Brian Sakowski     
Uncommitted Gems: Georgia | Coastal/MA/NE | Texas & Deep South

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*

Tate Proskovec, RHP, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 
Class of 2025 | Rank: 500 

Proskovec is a bigger and physical 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame, working from the right side. The right-hander has been up to 90 mph on the fastball and flashes a mid-70s breaking ball and upper-70s changeup to pair. Shows a distinct curveball and slider, rounding a full mix that he uses to attack hitters. He moves well on the mound, working from a higher slot and an on-line move down the slope. 

Jaxton Schroeder, 1B/OF/LHP, Iowa City, Iowa 
Class of 2025 | Rank: 500 

Schroeder is one of the players who performed really well on the circuit out at Prospect Meadows in Iowa. He’s a two-way standout with a massive 6-foot-5, 200-pound frame. He hit incredibly well this fall, using his long levers and lean frame to get the job done. It’s a simple left-handed stroke where he shifts the weight well and works directly to the ball to produce results. On the mound, he can run it up into the low-80s on the fastball from the left side as well.  

Reed Strohmeyer, SS, Dubuque, Iowa 
Class of 2025 | Rank: 500 

Stohmeyer has been as consistent of a performer as any on the circuit out at Prospect Meadows. He anchored the top of the lineup for Iowa Select Scout 2025, being able to churn out good at-bats. He has an athletic 6-foot-2, 165-pound frame with long levers and the ability to use them well. Strohmeyer has a clue for the actions on the dirt—athletic actions in the box with a direct path and hard turns to produce loud results. 

Will Specht, OF, Dubuque, Iowa 
Class of 2025 | Rank: 500 

Specht is another Dubuque native who shined on the PG circuit this fall. Specht is a left-handed bat with a clean operation. He can be rotational through the zone with quick hands and strength in a 6-foot, 165-pound frame to impact well. It’s a loose stroke working through the zone, and he has a good feel for the barrel to get on plane with pitches.  

Justin Wood, RHP, Winnetka, Ill. 
Class of 2024 | Rank: 500 

Wood is a right-handed arm with big-league bloodlines and a massive 6-foot-6 frame with a lean build. He has a developing pitch mix on the mound that he can utilize well to pound the zone. His fastball works into the mid-80s, with a mid-70s breaking ball to pair. He also flashes a changeup as part of the complimentary off-speed part of his arsenal. Room to keep filling out the long and lean frame.  

Kenny Perez, SS, Chicago, Ill. 
Class of 2024 | Rank: 500 

Perez showed out with the Cincinnati Reds Scout Team, being a top-of-the-lineup bat who could get it done. He has a more compact frame with athleticism throughout and strength that he uses well in the batters’ box. He has an open stance, working inward through contact with the ability to create some leverage and produce hard line drives. Perez swung it well for the Reds Scout Team, showing off a really clean operation from the right side.  

Kelvin Jones Jr., 1B/OF, Chicago, Ill. 
Class of 2025 | Rank: Top 1000 

Jones Jr. is an uncommitted gem who came out and was downright dominant this fall at Prospect Meadows on the circuit. Jones Jr. is a left-handed bat who can patrol the outfield with a quick first step and good athleticism in a 5-foot-10, 170-pound frame. He’s physical with a left-handed stroke that produces hard contact. He works at-bats well and finds ways to work on the barrel and get the job done. Can use the whole field, working pull-side for his best results.  

William Haas, LHP/OF, Rockford, Minn. 
Class of 2025 | Rank: 500 

Haas is a two-way standout from Minnesota who has a lean and slender 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. On the mound, Haas works from the left side, challenging hitters from a low slot that makes for a tough look. The fastball is in the mid- to upper-80s and pairs with a good slider that has sweeper traits. Mixes pitches and attacks hitters. Haas swings it from the left side, with some whip to the hands and an uphill path through contact.  

Bryce Duszak, C/RHP, Appleton, Wisc. 
Class of 2024 | Rank: 500 

Duszak is a two-way standout from Wisconsin who shined in my looks this fall. He’s a backstop who has a bigger and physical 6-foot-1, 210-pound frame. He’s got plenty of strength working out of the crouch with clean throws. As a right-handed bat, there’s strength to impact and some juice in the swing. He has a good combination of bat speed and power to help him get it done in the batter’s box. Duszak can also get up on the mound and work into the mid-80s with an upper-60s 11-5 shaped breaker and a more lateral mid-70s slider. Mixes the three for success on the mound. 

Parker Schwake, 1B/C/OF, Wauwatosa, Wisc. 
Class of 2024 | Rank: 500 

Schwake is a massive 6-foot-4, 220-pound frame who swings it from the right side. He utilizes the massive frame well, showing off a ton of strength, punishing baseballs with hard contact. Managed 100 mph exit velocity during PG Tech Testing at a Showcase this fall, parlaying that with some hard contact in-game, barreling up balls and doing damage. He’s got a short and direct path to contact and impacts it with the strength to show some juice. 

Jaxon Clayton, 3B, Brookfield, Wisc. 
Class of 2025 | Rank: 477 

Clayton is a 6-foot, 170-pound infielder who has the tools to stick on the left side of the dirt. He’s athletic and strong, with the ability to do some damage by swinging it from the right side of the plate. He had a strong performance this fall on the circuit for the GRB Rays squad. Clayton has a more narrow base with higher set hands before separating well and being athletic through the strike zone. He can do damage with good barrel control. 

Casey Wambach, SS/RHP, Sun Prairie, Wisc. 
Class of 2025 | Rank: 500

Wambach is a middle infielder for the GRB Rays squad, battery mate with Clayton (above), who patrolled the left side of the infield. Wambach moves well with an athletic 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame. He swings it from the left side with a simple stroke through contact and the ability to do damage. He uses his physicality well to extend through it and impact the ball well, especially working pull-side.  

- Tyler R. Kotila 

Brooks Jones, LHP, Lawrence, KS 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500 

Athletic frame with efficient and controllable movements to the operation on the mound. Three pitch mix, can work into the 90’s in shorter stints. Threw the ball well at some high profile events this past summer.  

Jake Hobbs, LHP, Shawnee, KS 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: High Follow 

Strike thrower with the frame, arm speed and versatility to fill multiple rolls for a pitching staff. Swing and miss traits to the late breaking slider. Intriguing under the radar arm.  

Ronin Vicenti, RHP, Blue Springs, MO 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500 

Athletic 2-way talent with real developing upside on the mound. High percentage strike thrower with a fastball that has a chance to work in the 90’s this upcoming spring. Healthy shape to a curveball with depth as well. Under the radar arm talent.  

Gage Maddox, OF, Kansas City, MO 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

One of the more athletic players in Missouri’s 2024 class. Has some game changing type tools with upside to tap into. Chance to be a dynamic offensive player that can play a premium position in the field.  

Jackson Akin, IF, Lees Summit, MO 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

Physical right handed hitter with strength and bat speed to the compact swing. Has possessed high level impact tools for awhile but burst onto the scene nationally this fall with a walk off home run in Jupiter at WWBA Worlds. Middle of the order type bat that has moved from under the radar to big time recruit status.  

Teigan Munce, OF, Sioux Falls, SD 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500 

Player that showed some impact 2-way potential this past summer. 3-pitch mix with some pitchability on the mound. Can also really impact the baseball with his strength at the plate. Hit some long home runs in tournament games in 2023. Has next level talent, perhaps on both sides of the baseball as well.  

Eli Kokenge, SS/RHP, Sioux Falls, SD 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

Another two-way talent from South Dakota with a fastball already in the upper 80’s and bat speed to impact the baseball. Really stood out in summer tournaments as one of the best players on an older roster. Arm strength plays on the left side of the infield. Under the radar 2025 prospect.  

Justin Wood, RHP, Winnetonka, IL 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500 

Has the size, stuff and blood lines to generate plenty of intrigue. Has thrown the baseball effectively at some high profile events. Has some upside to tap into with present traits to get outs on the mound at the college level.  

Wyatt Wawro, OF, Darien, IL 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 432 

Very athletic left handed hitting outfielder with speed to go get the baseball. Highly skilled at the plate with fast hands and an all fields approach. Performer in tournaments that has shown the ability to turn around velocity at the plate.  

Drake Fittro, OF, Choctaw, OK 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500 

Top of the order type table setter that can play all three outfield positions adequately. Multi-sport highly competitive athlete with a gamer type mentality. Should create and prevent runs effectively at the college level. Showed well at some high profile events this past summer.  

Mason Pickering, C, Muskogee, OK 
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500 

A strong armed left-handed hitting catcher with a chance to be a middle of the order run producer. Another somewhat under the radar prospect that showed well at some big events this past summer. Part of a very strong group of catchers in Oklahoma’s 2025 class.  

Nathan Defries, LHP, Bentonville, AR 
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: High Follow 

A pitchability arm that throws plenty of strikes from the left side with a three pitch-mix. A slender athletic frame with plenty of strength gains to be had. Ability to mix the stuff and locate really stands out here. Higher floor type of arm that gets outs and gives a team a chance to win. 

-Blaine Peterson

Anthony Unga, RHP, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Unga is a big and physical righty listed at 6-foot-4, 220-pounds with excellent overall size and a very simple operation. He has a big arm, running his fastball into the 90-93 mph range most times out, and showing good ability to leverage it down in the zone and pair a hard, sharp-biting vertical curveball off of the heater. 

Brayden Ricketts, C/CIF, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Ricketts, who is a versatile defender built not only to catch but also play both third and first base, is one of the top remaining lefthanded hit tools amongst the uncommitted 2024’s. It’s a simple, repeatable stroke from the left side of the plate that does not expand the zone much and brings with it some serious juice. Ricketts is able to backspin balls out of the park pull-side and drive both gaps, while providing above-average at-bats consistently. 

Ethan Lund, LHP, Fishers, Ind.
Class of 2024 | PG Rank: 500

Lund is a classic projection lefty whose stuff took serious jumps this year. He’s big and projectable at 6-5/210 still and moves pretty well on the mound with solid delivery and athleticism traits. He’s been up near 90 mph with his fastball, sitting in the upper-80’s with good carry on the heater as well as a solid slider that can miss bats. 

Kole Waterman, 1B/LHP, Detroit, Mich.
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500

Waterman is a talented two-way player with intriguing traits and physical projection at 6-3/190. He’s long and lean with good athleticism and present strength, showing above-average lefthanded bat speed at the plate with serious power potential long term in that swing, while showing the potential ability to play an outfield corner or first base. On the mound, he can get into the mid-80’s from the left side and has upside there. He’s an intriguing talent with a big frame. 

Kellen Payne, RHP, Byron Center, Mich.
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500

Payne has a power arm and good athleticism to his frame, which is listed at 5-11/190. Payne has serious stuff, reaching up towards 90 mph most times out and living in the mid-upper 80’s on his fastball, which he uses to get swings and misses both in and out of the strike zone. He flashes good feel for his breaker, and has the look of a power-armed righty from the west side of the state. 

Case Bosch, LHP, Jenison, Mich.
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 500

Bosch is a big, long-bodied lefty with good projection remaining on his 6-5/200 frame to go along with plenty of present stuff. He generally pitches in the mid-upper 80’s with his fastball, with the projection to throw much harder as he continues maturing, and has flashed a very strong changeup that can miss bats already. 

Ryan Stalony, OF, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 216

Stalony is one of the more physical and physically-gifted positional players across Canada in this class, showing the instincts and athleticism necessary to profile across all three outfield spots, as well as bringing big offensive impact to the table. He has plenty of power in his righthanded swing, with the ability to drive the ball all over the ballpark, and his speed/feel for hitting combo makes him especially dangerous even aside from the power. 

Quinn Carson, OF, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 440

Carson is a long-bodied outfielder with excellent physical projection remaining to go along with an exciting combination of athleticism and tools. He creates stretch in his load at a high level already and subsequently generates big bat speed and easy-to-project-on power, while profiling extremely well defensively in right field. The whole package of tools is here. 

Benji Kautto, C, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 472

Kautto has real tools on both sides of the ball and has a chance to be a seriously impactful college player. His frame is well-built and compact, and he shows good feel for moving behind the plate and should have plenty of arm for the position long term. His lefthanded swing stays short and compact while using the physical strength he possesses, and he should profile as a well-rounded catcher at the next level who adds value in several different ways. 

Mason Braun, 1B, South Bend, Ind.
Class of 2025 | PG Rank: 132

Braun has some of the best lefthanded raw power in the entire class, and has the hit tool to go along with it. There’s well above-average lefthanded bat speed on display here to go along with good lift to the stroke, and the ability to create big back spin pull-side. The draw of the profile here is obvious, as Braun looks the part of a middle-order bat who will hit, walk, and hit for power at the college level. 

Carson Liedel, RHP/OF, Monroe, Mich.
Class of 2026 | PG Rank: 39

Liedel represents one of the more slam-dunk two-way projections in the class as it sits, as he already throws strikes with 4 pitches and reaches the low-90’s with his fastball on the mound. Also a talented hitter, Liedel projects to man an infield or outfield spot and hit in the middle of the order for a college team eventually as well. 

-Brian Sakowski