Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 1B/RHP Marcus McQueen

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as we have started the '24 CIF High School baseball season Prep Baseball California is now highlighting some of the top uncommitted class of '25 athletes. The players featured are pulled directly from our '25 Class Rankings. These JR year players are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts and the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on a SoCal '25 1B/RHP Marcus McQueen from Cajon High School.  McQueen is a big framed 6'3 215 lbs 1B profile defender with impact in his RH bat and intriguing potential on the mound. A consistent attendee of Prep Baseball California events McQueen has showed his ability as a both a hitter and a pitcher. At the plate the RH hitter has a powerful swing with fast hands up to 25.2 MPH which help him to generate impressive bat speeds up to 84.2 MPH. The impact swing metrics play to his middle/pull side approach where McQueen shows lift in the path with raw power up to 95.4 MPH on his max exit velocity while averaging 90 MPH with a 71% sweet spot rate there is both feel for the barrel and HR power. Utilizing a quiet load with balance at launch McQueen uncorks his swing with some torque from his lower half, but really relies on the strength/quickness in his hands to deliver the barrel with consistency. A solid defender at 1B where his athletic ability best profiles to stay long term. On the mound McQueen has showed a 4 pitch mix to the Prep Baseball California staff, but works best off his 83-86 MPH FB which he controls well for strikes while utilizing a 73-78 MPH CHG which has shown potential while his 70-72 MPH CB is his best breaking ball, but has thrown a SLD in the past. McQueen projects as a power hitting 1B who has a starter potential with his quality deliver, feel to throw strikes, present stuff with room to polish/develop on the mound which can easily slide to a bullpen to be a leverage reliever. College programs should have this Southern California talent on their '25 recruiting lists as a potential arm, bat or 2-way prospect.

College coaches and fans be sure to click on McQueen's profile to see full video and statistics.

Marcus McQueen

Class of 2025 / RHP

Player Information

  • Graduating Class: 2025
  • Primary Position: RHP
    Secondary Position: 1B
  • High School: Cajon
    State: CA
  • Summer Team: James Guerrero Baseball (JGB)
  • Height: 6-3
    Weight: 225lbs
  • Bat/Throw: R/R

Scouting Report


Marcus McQueen, Cajon (CA), 2025
Positional Profile: RHP/1B McQueen has showed off a raw power bat that will continue to improve. Strong Blast numbers.
Body: 6-3, 215-pounds. Strong base. Strength throughout the sturdy build.
Hit: RHH. Even feet, shoulder-width apart. Bat over the shoulder with knob angled toward the catcher. Steps in with his stride. Small load, strong hands whip barrel through the zone. 76.7 mph bat speed with 10 G's of rotational acceleration.
Power: 94 max exit velocity, averaged 90.0 mph. 349' max distance.
Arm: RH. INF-78 mph. Throws from the ear. Good accuracy.
Defense: Good hands and footwork. Moves well for his size.
ATH: 8.20 runner in the 60. 21.50 max vertical.


Marcus McQueen, Cajon, 2025
Positional Profile
: RHP/1B
Body: 6-3/215lbs. XL frame. Large/physical build.
Defense: Fundamental actions at 1B. Present glove skills. Heavier feet. Avg. glove to had quickness. Good around the bag.
Arm: RH. INF - 81 mph. Short action. Easy strength. Avg. quickness to release. Accurate DPs throws but struggled on throws across the diamond.
Hit: RHH. Narrow stance. Loose hanging hands over homeplate. Rhythmic load. Smaller leg lift trigger. Small takeback of hands. Above average bat speed (71 mph avg.). Flatter path. More GBs than LDs/FBs during BP round. Some rollover tendencies when out front. 

Delivery: Side steps into a belt high knee tuck. Smaller driveleg sit. Lower half works through home. Avg. length stride and lead block. Present hip/shoulder seperation. More north/south plane of rotation.
Arm Action
: Smaller/loose circle in the back to a H ¾ slot. Above avg. arm speed. Arm works up on time. Consistent slot/armspeed on all pitch types.
FB: 80-84 T85. Straight action. Spotty command (36% in-zone). Flashed some carry up in the zone (19.1 inch max VB).
CB: 67-68. Shorter breaker. Some present hump to it. Feel in-zone.                                                     

CH: 74-78. Straight change that flashed some fade. Only 2 inches of VB separation off FB.