Spring Scout Blog: Scottsdale Christian vs. Joy Christian

Jordon Banfield
Arizona Scouting Director

The Arizona Spring Scout Blog will include notes and reports on select prospects we see throughout our spring high school coverage. If there is a game/player that needs to be covered do not hesitate to reach out and we will do our best to be there. As always, contact [email protected] or direct message @PBRArizona on Twitter with any questions about Prep Baseball Report and/or commitment information. 


Ben Meyerson, 2020, LHP, Scottsdale Christian
The 6-foot-1 lefty has a very thin, especially in his lower half, but has plenty of room on his frame to add much needed strength and bulk. He showed off an improved delivery and arm action from when we last saw him at the Preseason All-State Games where the slot had dropped some, causing him to push the ball uphill at times. He touched 83 on this say, sitting 79-81 with a simple, controlled delivery and a chance to pitch with both angle and plane on his fastball. His best pitch continues to be a fading 71 mph changeup that he throws with confidence and fastball arm speed. Also mixed in a sweeping 66 mph curveball with big break that was around the plate. If a velo jump is on the horizon we could potentially be looking at a Future Games candidate.



Ronan Kopp, 2020, LHP, Joy Christian
With broad shoulders and a 6-foot-4 frame, the sophomore lefty has a nearly ideal pitcher's body. In our first look at Kopp he proved be be a definite follow as he continues to mature and add strength. Sitting in the upper-70' and touching 81 mph with his fastball using very little effort, Kopp has a chance to throw much harder down the road. He shows some length on the back side of his arm action, taking the ball straight backwards out of his glove, but repeated well on this day. Koop generally filled up the zone with his fastball and mixed in a developing 65 mph breaking pitch that will be tightened and thrown harder with time. Having also excelled offensively this spring, this 2020 is one we definitely need to see more of.


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