Fall Underclass Showcase: Position Player Analysis


Shea Sbranti
Arizona Scouting Director

On Sunday, October 30th, the PBR Arizona Staff hosted the Underclass Showcase at Grand Canyon University. The event featured 30 prospects and gave our scouting staff a quality look at players from all high school classes.

Today we continue the analysis of the event with a look at all of the position player's scouting reports from the day. 

position player standouts

Adolfo Pacheco- One of the most intriguing players at this past weekend's event was switch hitting catcher Adolfo Pacheco. Pacheco showed off a 76 mph arm behind the plate and a pop time ranging from 1.91-2.0 on the bag. Pacheco’s clean actions behind the plate showed during the bull pen portion of the event, showcasing smooth receiving skills and above average blocking ability. At the plate Pacheco has a tall slightly open stance and strong lower half. The righty swing looks to be more natural through his fluidity and aggressiveness in the box translating into a 94.1 max EV. Pacheco is a highly defensive catcher that we look forward to following this spring as he goes into his sophomore season at Cesar Chavez.

Hagen Wright- The 6-foot-5 220 pound, Arizona State Commit Wright was a force to be reckoned with in BP this past weekend with a max EV of 105.1mph and a hard hit percentage of 73%, leading both the Upper Class and Underclass on the day. During Wright’s BP he managed to put 2 balls over the left field net at GCU with a max distance of 402ft to the pull side. That wasn't the only stat that stood out on the day, Wright showed good actions in the outfield with a top arm velo of 89 mph. Wright is currently the #4 ranked player in the state of Arizona, we look forward to following him as he goes into his sophomore season at Red Mountain.

David Daniels- One of the all around more complete players to attend the event this past Sunday. The C/OF showed a 71 mph arm behind the plate with a 1.99-2.05 pop time on the bag. Daniels has been a player we have seen a lot of in game play this past fall, and is no doubt a gamer on the field for a solid Swarm team. At the plate Daniels stands tall with his knees just outside of his shoulders with a light leg lift load. His flat compact swing puts him in a great position to hit resulting in his above average contact tool.

Tito Adelakun- The 6-foot-3 175 pound R/R outfielder had the second strongest arm in the outfield on the day at 87 mph. Adelakun has a lengthy frame with tons of projection for added strength and size. At the plate he has a wide base with a flat to slight uphill path that resulted in all of his balls batted working to the center part of the field. Adelakun will be one to watch in the 2025 class, with added strength projects to be a top outfielder. We look forward to following Adelakun as he goes into his sophomore season at SD O’Connor.

Ganon Dwyer- The 6-foot-2 190 pound L/L University of Arizona Commit has a strong projectable build with plenty of room to fill out. At the plate, the left handed hitter reached up to 99 mph for his max exit velocity; working quick through the zone with a slight uphill swing, working to a high finish that produced line drives and deep fly balls to the gaps in his rounds of BP. In the field he moved with steady actions and fluid footwork with clean hands and transfer and a top INF velo of 76 mph from 1B.

position players

Tito Adelakun, Sandra Day O’Connor (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: OF
Body: 6-3, 173-pounds.
Hit: Open stance with wide base, hands start tight to the body with a flat barrel that sits over the shoulder. Toe tap load, bat works flat to slightly uphill through the zone. Would like to see more extension at contact.
Power: 85 max exit velocity, averaged 78.2 mph. 287’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  OF - 87.00 mph. Comes out of the hand well at 87 MPH, short action with accurate throws to the bases.
Defense Athletic to the ball with some intent, puts himself in a good position to field with a quick transfer.
Run: 7.19 runner in the 60.

Ryne Barker, Casteel HS (AZ), 2026
Positional Profile: 3B/2B
Body: 5-8, 130-pounds.
Hit: Open stance with a narrow base, hands start just outside the body with good separation before driving the baseball. Path works flat and direct to the ball with good bat speed for size, producing line drives to the middle part of the field.
Power: 83 max exit velocity, averaged 74.2 mph. 235’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 79.00 mph.  Low slot with whippy arm across the inf with accurate throws.
Defense Smooth athletic actions with the glove, stays low to the ground and works through the ball well.
Run: 7.83 runner in the 60.

Will Carpenter, Flagstaff (AZ), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds.
Hit: Slightly open stance with good athletic base, hands start high with light movement in the bat. Direct path with flat finish just below the shoulders, worked line drives and fly balls to both sides of the field.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 80.4 mph. 313’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 82.00 mph.  Over the top arm action with good carry.
Defense: Smooth athletic actions with the glove, moves well side to side and puts himself in a good position to field.
Run: 7.07 runner in the 60.

David Daniels, Horizon (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: C/OF
Body: 5-9, 150-pounds.
Hit: Wide base with good bend in the knees, bat starts tight to the ear with flat bat. Light lift load with direct path, does a great job of getting extension through the baseball at contact producing line drives and fly balls to the middle/pull side.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 81.5 mph. 303’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 71.00 mph. OF - 78.00 mph. (OF) Over the top action came out of the hand well with good carry. (C) Short and quick release with over the top actions.
Defense: 1.99-2.05 pop times. (OF) Quick actions side to side with aggressiveness while attacking the baseball, put himself in a good position to make a quality throw. (C) Quick transfer with good carry to 2B.
Run: 7.34 runner in the 60.

Ganon Dwyer, Catalina Foothills (AZ), 2025 Arizona
Positional Profile: LHP/1B
Body: 6-2, 191-pounds.
Hit: Tall slightly open stance, hands start high just outside the body. Path worked direct to the ball with a high finish, produced hard hit line drives and fly balls to the pullside.
Power: 99 max exit velocity, averaged 88.3 mph. 374’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 76.00 mph.  Short whippy and accurate arm in the inf, worked through his throws well.
Defense Played light on his feet for size with good movements side to side.
Run: 7.44 runner in the 60.

Xavier Escontrias, Ironwood (AZ), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/OF
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: Wide base with good bend in the knees, bat starts just outside the body with light movement in the barrel. Quick flat path with good extension through the baseball. Produced line drives and fly balls to the middle of the field.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 76.5 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 75.00 mph. OF - 79.00 mph. (INF)Short whippy arm from a lower slot. (OF) Short over the top action with good carry.
Defense (INF) Good actions side to side, had heavy feet with heavy glove at times, does a good job of working through his throws. (OF) Looked to get tied up on getting the right hop at times, worked through the throws well with accurate throws.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60.

Lucas Ferreira, Queen Creek (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/LHP
Body: 5-11, 160-pounds.
Hit: Wide base with slightly open stance, hands start shoulder height in good athletic position. Path works direct to the ball with big weight transfer forward at contact. Produced ground balls and fly balls to the pullside.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 75.6 mph. 279’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  INF - 73.00 mph.  Lower slot with whippy arm action, made accurate throws in the field.
Defense: Plays low to the ground, has good clean actions with the glove.
Run: 7.71 runner in the 60.

Kyle Frazier, Chaparral (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: RF/OF
Body: 6-0, 165-pounds.
Hit: Wide stance with weight in his back leg, hands start in a good athletic position just outside his ear.  Path works flat through the zone with a high finish, produced hard hit line drives and fly balls to the pullside.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 88.3 mph. 367’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  OF - 76.00 mph. Over the top arm action, good carry with accurate throws. Will see an increase in velo in the years to come.
Defense Had confidence in the glove when coming in, good first step with ability to move side to side.
Run: 7.1 runner in the 60.

Dennis Gregory , Brophy College Prep (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/SS
Body: 5-11, 155-pounds.
Hit: Wide stance with weight starting on his front side, front foot is pointed inward toward the back of the plate. Path works flat through the zone with a high finish. produced a good mix of GB,FB, and LD to the middle part of the field.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 81.5 mph. 345’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  OF - 80.00 mph. Over the top arm action with good carry.
Defense Athletic actions moving side to side, would like to see transfer speed up to get the ball out of the hand quicker.
Run: 7.27 runner in the 60.

Carson Grier, Valley Christian  (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/RHP
Body: 6-6, 175-pounds.
Hit: Tall stance with knees just outside shoulder width. Hands held just outside his body with light movement in the bat. Path works flat/slight uphill through the zone, producing a linedrive to fly ball profile.
Power: 96 max exit velocity, averaged 81.3 mph. 265’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 74.00 mph.  Over the top loose arm action, works through throws well.
Defense Height causes him to play tall in the field, lower half tends to lock up at times. projects to be on the corner of the INF.
Run: 7.53 runner in the 60.

Kyle Grier, Valley Christian  (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: 1B/RHP
Body: 6-4, 175-pounds.
Hit: Wide base with slight bend in the knees, bat starts high above shoulder in good athletic position. Path works direct to the ball with quick finish. Would like to see more extension at contact.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 88.3 mph. 367’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 74.00 mph.  Over the top arm action with good follow through in throws.
Defense Plays low to the ground with confidence in the glove, moves well side to side for size.
Run: 7.1 runner in the 60.

AJ Haseltine, Sunrise Mountain (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-2, 165-pounds.
Hit: Wide base with weight in his back leg, hands start tight and over the shoulder in good athletic position. Toe tap load, hands tend to drop when moving to the baseball, produced ground balls and line drives to the pull side.
Power: 90 max exit velocity, averaged 81.4 mph. 325’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  OF - 68.00 mph. Lower slot, looks to cut himself off at release with added strength should see increase in velo.
Defense Attacks ball well off the bat with good breakdown.
Run: 7.29 runner in the 60.

Grayson Headon, Cactus Shadows  (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/OF
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Hit: Tall narrow stance with weight in his back leg, Hands start high above shoulder. Path works direct to the ball with flat finish, produced line drive and flyball profile.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 85.1 mph. 334’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  OF - 83.00 mph. Came out of the hand well with over the top action, does a nice job of working through his throws.
Defense Athletic getting to the ball, good breakdown and confident in the glove.
Run: 7.58 runner in the 60.

Diego Hernandez, Queen Creek (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/2B
Body: 5-10, 150-pounds.
Hit: Wide stance with bend in the knees, hands start high with a flat bat. Quick lift with a quick flat path through the zone, produced line drives and fly balls to the middle of the field.
Power: 88 max exit velocity, averaged 83.3 mph. 311’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 71.00 mph.  Short over the top arm action, quick release made up for arm velo.
Defense Athletic moving side to side, plays low to the ground with confidence in the glove. Had attendancy to get stiff at times while fielding.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

Brody James, Desert Mountain  (AZ), 2026
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-10, 170-pounds.
Hit: Knees start just outside shoulder width with front toe pointed inward, hands start low below the shoulder with bat movement. Quick and direct path, works inside the ball well with good bat speed for age.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 84.2 mph. 322’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 84.00 mph.  Short over the top arm action produced above avg velo across with accuracy.
Defense Plays low and athletic, works well side to side with confidence in the glove.
Run: 7.25 runner in the 60.

Logan Middendorf, Glendale Prep - Great Hearts (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-0, 210-pounds.
Hit: Wide tall base with weight in his back leg, hands start low in his stance with light bat movement. Path works flat to slightly uphill through the zone, produced a fly ball profile to the middle part of the field.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 75.5 mph. 311’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73.00 mph. INF - 67.00 mph.  Short over the top arm action with accuracy to the bases.
Defense: 1.98-2.12 pop times. Plays low to the ground with confidence in the glove. Would like to see more mobility side to side.
Run: 8.77 runner in the 60.

Adolfo  Pacheco, Cesar Chavez (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-7, 193-pounds.
Hit: Tall open stance, hands start around shoulder width with heavy bat movement. Works flat through the zone with high finish, produced line drives and fly balls from both sides of the plate.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 83.4 mph. 339’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76.00 mph. INF - 71.00 mph.  (C) Over the top clean action, came out of the hand well with accuracy to 2B. (INF) Clean over the top action with good follow through to the bases.
Defense: 1.91-2.01 pop times. (C) Clean and mature transfer for age, high level actions all around behind the plate. (INF) Plays low to the ground with confidence in the glove.
Run: 7.94 runner in the 60.

Caleb Rose, Liberty (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: C/3B
Body: 5-11, 195-pounds.
Hit: Slightly open stance with knees starting just outside shoulder width, hands start at shoulder height in good athletic position. Flat through the zone with high finish, comes out of his swing at times starting low and working high at the waist, produced fly ball profile to all fields.
Power: 92 max exit velocity, averaged 82.3 mph. 342’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 73.00 mph.  Low slot from behind the plate with good velo
Defense: 2.00-2.10 pop times. Showed ability to put the ball on the bag to 2B, shorter steps in transfer behind the plate will speed up times.
Run: 7.51 runner in the 60.

Adrian Sanderford, Prescott (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/1B
Body: 6-3, 180-pounds.
Hit: Tall stance with knees starting just outside shoulder width, hands start above shoulder with flat bat. Path works direct and flat through the zone, produced a line drive to ground ball type profile.
Power: 87 max exit velocity, averaged 80.9 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 73.00 mph.  Short whippy arm action with some good life to the bases.
Defense: Plays tall at times, showed good movement for size side to side with confidence in the glove.
Run: 7.78 runner in the 60.

Nate Shoemaker, Catalina Foothills  (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/3B
Body: 6-2, 195-pounds.
Hit: Good athletic stance, knees start just outside shoulder width with light weight transfer into back leg.  Path works direct and flat through the zone with high finish. produced line drive to fly ball profile to both sides of the field.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 82.1 mph. 350’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 78.00 mph.  Short over the top action, came out of the hand well with accuracy to the bases.
Defense Moves well side to side for size, glove tends to get stiff at times when fielding, projects as more of a 3B as of right now.
Run: 7.54 runner in the 60.

Brent Sollars, Sandra Day O'Connor (AZ), 2026
Positional Profile: OF/RHP
Body: 6-1, 160-pounds.
Hit: Athletic base with knees starting just outside shoulder width, hands start at shoulder height with barrel starting with slight wrap around head. Path works flat through the zone with a high finish, produced hard hit line drives and fly balls to the middle/pullside.
Power: 86 max exit velocity, averaged 75.8 mph. 309’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  OF - 81.00 mph. Strong arm for age, works over the top with good extension.
Defense Attacks ball athletically moving well side to side with confidence in the glove.
Run: 7.01 runner in the 60.

Quentin Starbuck, Desert Mountain (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 5-8, 145-pounds.
Hit: Wide base with hands starting low around shoulder height. High leg lift load with flat bat, profiles as a line drive to fly ball hitter to the pullside.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 79 mph. 264’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 81.00 mph.  Strong arm in the infield, lower whippy slot.
Defense: Good athletic first step with confidence in the glove, moves well side to side with an accurate arm.
Run: 7.12 runner in the 60.

William Strand, Centennial (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/C
Body: 6-2, 210-pounds.
Hit: Tall slightly open stance with knees starting at shoulder width, bat start flat on shoulder. Path works flat to slightly uphill with big power to the pull side, produced line drives and deep fly balls.
Power: 99 max exit velocity, averaged 94 mph. 365’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 78.00 mph.  HTQ slot from the inf, with loose actions for size.
Defense Moves well side to side for size, glove tends to get stiff at times when fielding with good follow through to the bases.
Run: 7.64 runner in the 60.

Caleb Sweeney, Valley Christian (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: LHP/OF
Body: 6-0, 195-pounds.
Hit: Narrow slightly open stance, hands held at shoulder width. Flat inside out swing with good bat speed, produced line drives and fly balls to the middle part of the field.
Power: 98 max exit velocity, averaged 86.4 mph. 352’ max distance.
Arm: LH.  OF - 79.00 mph. Over the top arm action, with added strength should see an increase in velo numbers.
Defense Attacks ball well with good breakdown, has confidence in fielding with quick transfer.
Run: 7.99 runner in the 60.

Jace Terry, Notre Dame Prep High School (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: SS/RHP
Body: 6-1, 185-pounds.
Hit: Tall narrow stance, hands start low below shoulder height with light bat movement. Path works long and flat through the zone, produced line drives and fly balls to the middle/pullside.
Power: 91 max exit velocity, averaged 80.9 mph. 310’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 79.00 mph.  Over the top quick arm with accurate throws across.
Defense Moves well side to side for size, tends to get tied up at times with the glove.
Run:  runner in the 60.

Jaxon Valdez, Higley (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: 3B/1B
Body: 6-0, 175-pounds.
Hit: Stance works just outside shoulder width, high hand start with light bat movement. Path works flat through the zone with a high finish, has attendancy to pull off the ball early at times, would like to see work through contact.
Power: 89 max exit velocity, averaged 75.2 mph. 338’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  INF - 74.00 mph.  Over the top action with an accurate arm across.
Defense Plays tall in the field, worked through his throws well and was able to get the correct hops.
Run:  runner in the 60.

Braden Watson, Liberty (AZ), 2025
Positional Profile: C/1B
Body: 6-3, 190-pounds.
Hit: Wide base with knees pointed slightly inward, hands start high with light bat movement. Path works flat through the zone with a high finish, quick bat speed that produced hard hit line drives and fly balls to the pullside.
Power: 97 max exit velocity, averaged 89.1 mph. 331’ max distance.
Arm: RH. C - 76.00 mph.  Lower slot behind the plate with good velo behind it.
Defense: 1.99-2.10 pop times. Good actions behind the plate should see quicker times with quicker catch and release.
Run: 7.4 runner in the 60.

Hagen Wright, Red Mountain (AZ), 2025 Arizona State
Positional Profile: OF/OF
Body: 6-5, 220-pounds.
Hit: Slightly open tall narrow stance, hands held high above shoulder height in good athletic position. Path works flat through the zone with a high finish, Big time power to the pullside, producing hard line drives and deep fly balls.
Power: 105 max exit velocity, averaged 92.6 mph. 402’ max distance.
Arm: RH.  OF - 89.00 mph. Over the top strong arm, with good finish.
Defense Moved athletically side to side for size with confidence in the glove.
Run: 7.14 runner in the 60. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

SHOWCASE STATE DATE LOCATION
Phoenix Preseason ID AZ 01/21 Apollo High School - Glendale, AZ
Tucson Preseason ID AZ 01/28 Kino Sports Complex - Tucson, AZ
Preseason All-State Games: Underclass (Invite-Only) AZ 02/04 Mountain View High School - Mesa, AZ
Preseason All-State Games: Upperclass (Invite-Only) AZ 02/05 Mountain View High School - Mesa, AZ
Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/05 The MAX - McCook, IL

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