Prep Baseball Report

Colorado 2019 Rankings: Newcomers

John Cackowski
Director of Scouting

On Tuesday, we updated the class of 2019 Colorado rankings Today, we return to reviewing the 2019 board by examining which prospects are making their state rankings debut. Continue reading on for a list of 10 new names that entered in the top 100 to add to your latest recruiting research, especially considering none of the following have yet to make a commitment to play at the next level.

For a look at the updated 2019 state rankings, CLICK HERE.

When we last updated the 2019 board in April, we turned the list into a 125. Now, that list has expanded by 75 prospects, and no prospect debuted at a higher spot than OF Jayden Martinez (Grandview).

The Grandview outfielder earns a spot all the way to No. 40. Martinez stood out in the PBR Colorado Summer Scout League. The smooth swinging left-handed hitter showed the ability to go gap to gap with line-drive power. Martinez has the ability to keep his hands inside the ball, and has a mature and patient approach at the plate. Martinez has good range and break on the ball with a strong arm. Martinez hit .424 last spring with 15 RBI's, 9 doubles, and 1 homerun. 

Left-handed pitcher Brent DiBiase earns a spot all the way into the top 50 at No. 50. DiBiase debuted in June at our Senior Games held at UCCS. 6-foot-1, 155-pounds, on the mound he is a lanky, left handed pitching prospect. Tall and fall delivery, cross bodied style, high front side, in-line landing, some athleticism in finish. Quick tempo, long, loose arm action, high ¾ slot, regular effort throughout. Fastball, arm side run, 82-84 mph. Showcased a 69-71 mph slider with late backdoor break.  Struck out 5 of the 6 batters he faced. Last spring, as a junior, DiBiase received limited time on the mound, however this spring if he can command the zone he has stuff good enough to be a No. 1 pitcher.



Right-handed pitcher Aaron Arcilise of Wheat Ridge had a solid spring and summer. 6-foot-1, 155 pounds. Lanky built frame with more room to grow. Motion is smooth and effortless. Fastball lives 80-81, but has potential to get to mid to even upper 80’s with added weight. Comes from a high ¾ arm slot, lands inline with fall off to first but is athletic enough to field his position. Fastball has ASR, and gets on hitters quickly. Curve thrown at same arm speed as fastball with 11/5 shape. Was the Farmers No. 1 option on the mound last spring throwing 46 innings going 4 and 3. 

Here are some notes on the 2019 Newcomers to the Colorado Rankings. 

Cade Segura SS / RHP / Arapahoe, CO / 2019

Uncommitted. 6-foot-2, 176 pounds. Bats and throws right. Segura shows good bat speed with a registered 85 mph exit velo. Has the ability to waste pitches to work deep into counts. Arm strength is above average at 83 mph across the diamond. Had 31 plate appearances last spring for an Arapahoe team that made the final four at the 5A level. 





Liam Spaw OF / RHP / ARVADA WEST, CO / 2019

6-foot-4, 183 pounds. Bats and throws left. Started in the OF for Arvada West last spring hitting .292. On the mound could be a factor for the Wildcats. Has a slow inline delivery towards plate with a quick hidden arm through the zone from a 3/4 arm slot. Fastball sits 81-81 mph that's tough to barrel. 





Gabe Kerrick 3B / RHP / Dakota Ridge, CO / 2019

6-foot, 215 pounds. Bats and throws right. Started at 3B for the Eagles last spring showing power potential. Position velocity is 81 across the diamond, and exit velocity is 85 mph off a tee. On the mound lives 82-83 mph from over the top arm slot and strong leg drive towards the plate. Pitched 19 innings last spring with 14 strikeouts. 





Jacob Sansburn SS / 2B / Dakota Ridge , CO / 2019

5-foot-9, 135 pounds. Bats and throws right. Does everything right up the middle with good range to both sides coupled with a strong arm. Will be a one or two-hole hitter for Eagles this spring. Bat stays in zone a long time, level through, with good extension. Had good actions at SS, throwing 77 mph across the diamond. Exit Velo was 80 mph. 





TJ Brown RHP / Cherry Creek, CO / 2019

5-foot-11, 165 pounds. Bats and throws right. Has the physical tools to compete in the deep Cherry Creek program. Ran a 6.97 60 time with a 77 mph arm velo from the OF. Exit Velo was 85 mph off a tee. 






Matt Hamilton 2B / SS / Grandview, CO / 2019

5-foot-10, 165 pounds. Bats left and throws right. Athletic up the middle for Grandview with a chance to start this spring. Has some pop in bat. Exit velo is was 82 mph off the tee. Arm was 74 mph across the diamond. Anxious to see how he does this spring with more playing time in the Grandview program that is alway loaded with depth. 





Anthony Tate OF / 2B / Wheat Ridge High School, CO / 2019

5-foot-8, 165 pounds. Bats and throws right. Started for the Farmers last spring hitting .323. Has a solid foundation of tools running a 7.09 60 time, coupled with a 78 mph arm velo from the OF, and 84 mph exit velo.