Spring Scout Blog: Red Mountain vs Corona del Sol


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. 

Red Mountain @ Corona del Sol 2/28/18

Kai Murphy, 2019, LHP, Red Mountain
Oregon State commit. The athletic, undersized lefty worked 82-85 with his fastball, showing command to both sides of the plate. A polished pitcher, Murphy varied the timing of his delivery and kept hitters off balance throughout the day. Murphy is an impressive athlete that made a game-changing defensive play, throwing off balance to nail a runner at second as part of a double play after a rundown between third and home. Murphy also featured a sinking changeup at 73 mph and varied speeds on his breaking ball that was in the zone as more of a get me over type pitch.

Ryan Campos, 2021, C, Red Mountain
Uncommitted. The young freshman fits right in at the varsity level showing an advanced swing and approach from the left side. With a loose, easy rhythm and surprising pop, Campos is definitely one to follow in the 2021 class. Interested to see him behind the plate.

Daniel Sotelo, 2019, LHP, Corona del Sol
Uncommitted. The junior lefty is an elite competitor and has constantly shown an ability to get outs. On this day he commanded his 82-84 mph fastball, also mixing in a fading 72 mph changeup that could become atlas an average pitch as well as a 73 mph slider and bigger 68 mph curveball. Sotelo shows the kind of makeup and pitch ability that should make him a DI prospect.

Matt Novis, 2018, OF/RHP, Corona del Sol
Yavapai signee.  The fast twitch senior was easily the most impressive athlete on the field. Turning in a 4.19 time down the line and making plenty of hard contact, Novis will be a really interesting follow at the juco level. As his swing continues to be refined mechanically, Novis could become a standout position player. He also hopped on the mound and touched 87 mph with a straight fastball, flashing a downer curveball at 69-71.

Cade Verdusco, 2020, OF, Corona del Sol
Grand Canyon commit. Stood out for his defensive instincts in the outfield, making a couple difficult plays look relatives easy by getting tremendous reads off the bat. Also showed average speed, getting down the line in 4.33 seconds from the right side.

Hunter Haas, 2020, SS, Corona del Sol
Oregon State commit. Gets better on offense every time wee see him. Combination of added strength and professional approach stand out in a big way at the high school level. Heady defender plays with a sense of control and calmness that you don't often see. May allow him to stay at shortstop, despite the physical tools projecting more to 3B at the high-DI level.