Prep Baseball Report

San Diego Swing: 25 Uncommitted Players to Watch

Jack Shannon
San Diego Area Scout

San Diego, CA - With the San Diego Section season just around the corner it’s time to take a look at twenty-five uncommits chomping at the bit for college recruitment. Young arms and bats, 2020’s a breakout season away and a few that have fallen through the cracks highlight this list. Athleticism, raw tools, live arms and projection are all things I saw when creating this list. Whether you are a scout, recruiter, fan or parent here are twenty-five uncommitted players to keep an eye on during the 2020 season.

Name Class Pos School Notes
Eli Rejto 2020 1B/3B Canyon Crest Hit tool is real
Sam Garewel 2022 LHP Canyon Crest Academy Projectable left-handed pitcher with size
Finn McIlroy 2022 RHP/3B Carlsbad 90+ fastball, PBR-SD Fab 5 Freshman
Nate Mills 2020 OF Carlsbad Strong and Athletic, Gap-to-gap
Binyam Gebhardt 2022 SS Classical Academy Athletic and twitchy, PBR-SD Fab 5 Freshman
Tobey Brown 2021 UTL Coronado Handles the bat well, Some pop, High baseball IQ
Kyle Phin 2021 OF Coronado Size with raw tools
D.J. Cardinal 2022 OF Del Norte Athletic, Hype is building
Garret Ostrander 2020 SS/RHP Del Norte Shows well, Works hard
Tanner Lappin 2020 C Del Norte Power, Good Size, Projectable
Ryan Fenn 2020 MIF Granite Hills Solid overall game, college player
Austin Smith 2021 OF/LHP Granite Hills Athletic two-way player, Can run and throw
Jaden Wilcox 2021 RHP Grossmont Pitched very well in CIF Championship, D1 potential
Austin Machado 2020 C La Costa Canyon Hits for average, handles the game well
Jack Maes 2021 RHP La Costa Canyon Staff ace, Good feel for pitching
Kaleb Hatch 2020 C Mission Hills Athletic catcher, quick release, left-handed bat
Gael Najera 2022 RHP Olympian Looks good getting off the bus
Duke Ekstrom 2023 RHP/1B Point Loma Team USA member, Top Freshman arm in county
Kaden Muckley 2021 RHP San Dieguito Academy Projectable, 88 mph Fastball
Jason Hall 2022 C/OF/CIF San Pasqual Can really swing it, Significat pro prospect if he stays at catcher
Kian Hogan 2020 LHP/OF Santa Fe Christian Athletic two-way player, Dual-threat Quarterback
Steven Lancia 2021 C Scripps Ranch Physical Catcher, Some pop
MJ Sweeney 2023 1B St Augustine Big and Strong, MLB Bloodline
Eric Van Valkenburg 2022 RHP Torrey Pines Mature feel, Innings eater
Patrick MCLellan 2021 MIF Westview Athletic and twitchy, Waiting on bat



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