Spring Scout Blog: Pinnacle vs. Desert Mountain

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. 

Pinnacle @ DESERT MOUNTAIN 3/28/18

Tyler Woessner, 2018, RHP, Desert Mountain HS
Arizona State/Central Arizona Signee. We have seen better stuff from the physical righty in the past, but there remains a lot to like. Closes himself off and gets shoulder tilt, not giving the hitter a clean look and giving himself a chance to pitch with plane and angle on his fastball. Showed heavy sink in the fall which wasn't as prevalent on this day, making the fastball a little lighter; sat 87-88, touching 89. Showed 81 mph changeup that has a chance to work as a plus pitch down the lines he's an early pronator. 73-75 mph curveball has lots of lateral break and could benefit from being thrown with more veto and turned into more of a slider or slurve.

Wes Kath, 2021, IF, Desert Mountain HS
Uncommitted. Starting at 3B for the varsity as a freshman. Tremendously projectable body with long limbs and big feet. Has a chance to be physical presence as he continues to mature. Should run better as he grows into his body. Easy mover on defense with soft hands and a loss, whip arm that generates outstanding carry for a 2021 grad. Does not look out of place at all as we've seen him face Liberator and Woessner in the last week; not overwhelmed by velocity. Shows easy power on offense, launching a homer to the pull side with no effort or violence in swing and natural loft. High-level follow.

Trey Newman, 2019, C, Pinnacle
Uncommitted. Plays much bigger than diminutive frame would suggest. Shows bat speed and a solid middle of the field approach on offense. Plays with high-end energy. Solid defender provides low target with good flexibility. 2.1 pop in between innings with on-line carry. Interested to get a more extended look at the uncommitted junior.