Prep Baseball Report

Five Top Uncommitted 2019's

Jordon Banfield
Arizona Scouting Director

With the 2019 Top Prospect Games just over a week away, we take a look at five uncommitted 2019 prospects in the state who have shown some of the necessary tools to be potential DI prospects. The state is full of solid uncommitted players and that should lead to an exciting rest of summer and fall for recruits in the state. As always, contact [email protected] or direct message @PBRArizona on Twitter with any questions and/or commitment information. 


Nathan Baez SS / SS / Ironwood Ridge, AZ / 2019

6-foot-1, 175-pound frame. Developed upper body with impressive strength in forearms and wrists. Clearly one of the top two hitters at a loaded event. While he doesn't possess elite athleticism or arm strength, he can be a factor offensively at any school in the country and his instincts allow him to play above his tools defensively. Projects as an offensive 2B or possibly 3B at the next level and has a chance to be an immediate impact guy on offense with elite ability to be on time and drive the baseball. Took an impressive BP, with a big leg kick that he gets started early and a deep hand load. Left a big yard in BP and made loud contact during the game; 88 mph exit velocity. Arm is not a standout tool, but does a good job with his feet creating momentum through his target and made range plays in game. Turned in 81 mph infield velo and 7.13 60-yard dash in some of his first live action after missing the entire summer and part of the fall with injury. One of the top uncommitted prospects in the state.




Jesus Lopez 3B / 2B / Nogales, AZ / 2019

Standing 6-foot-2, 185-pounds with developing strength, and the frame to pack on a significant amount of it, Lopez looks like he may have a chance to really hit at the next level. Though his 60-yard dash time (7.57) is a couple ticks slower than some schools may like, his ability to hit and play the game should remove most doubts. A right-handed hitter, Lopez sets up in a crouch with his feet spread wide and hands held just below the back shoulder. He rocks his weight back with a minor leg lift stride that pushes his hands slightly down and back. From there, he showed strength through the zone on a level path with a high, two-handed finish. The wide-shouldered infielder crushed some balls to the pull side, but also showed the ability to go gap to gap. The bat played up even more in the game, and he hunted fastballs early in counts while adjusting late, and even when he got out the ball was smashed. In the field, he is comfortable at third base and has the arm strength (86 mph) to stick there along with clean hands and footwork. Overall, Lopez’s ability to hit should give him a chance to compete in college, especially when he makes a jump physically.



Tyler Magin RHP / Desert Vista, AZ / 2019

Wiry strong 6-foot 170-pound frame with broad shoulders and a trim waist. One of the top unsigned prospects in Arizona’s 2019 class, Magin flashed the event’s firmest fastball and an ability to consistently throw all three pitches for strikes. Works from a modified set position with a small side step and up-tempo athletic delivery. Slight hook in back of arm action did not create any command issues for him. 87-89 mph fastball had late life and good plane for a 6-foot pitcher. His curveball has tight rotation and consistent downward break at 69-73 mph. 77-79 mph change flashed fading action and was thrown aggressively with good arm speed. Magin’s combination of arm speed and feel for pitching make him a very strong prospect on the mound and will give him a chance to pitch at a high level. 



Dylan Skov C / RHP / Cactus Shadows, AZ / 2019

5-foot-11, 175-pound frame with some strength in upper body and athletic lower half; 7.20 60-yard dash. Hits from wide, balanced setup and shows solid bat speed and a path that keeps the barrel in the zone. Front side tends to get soft at times. Made solid contact in BP and will be able to drive the ball more consistently as he learns to firm up his front side through his swing. Athletic receives and blocker showed solid carry on throws turning in a best pop of 1.99 with 78 mph velocity from the crouch. 


Jack Slominski SS / RHP / Saguaro, AZ / 2019

 Long, narrow 6-foot-1, 160-pound frame. 7.33 60-yard dash; has body type that should continue to get faster as he gets stronger. Hits with low hands and short stride, on-plane swing, Made hard contact out front during his round of BP; 83 mph exit velocity. Easy mover on defense with loose, whippy arm that generates solid carry from all angles at 82 mph across the diamond. Interested to see him on the mound. Strong follow.