Prep Baseball Report

Colorado Underclass Invite Quick Hits

Mike Anderson
Colorado Scouting Director

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ENGLEWOOD, C.O. - On January 26th the PBR Colorado Staff held the Colorado Underclass Invite at Slammers in Englewood, Colorado. This event featured some of the best underclassmen in the state with over 60+ prospects in attendance. This was an exciting group of  2022’s. This Quick Hits Notebook could not be narrowed, as these 14 all demonstrated tools and skills sets worthy of our look. 


Jayden Benavidez SS / 2B / Pomona, CO / 2022

Jayden was impressive.  Presented a solid foundation and balance through swing.  Quick hands with solid contact and long finish. Very comfortable in the box.  Exit Velo 88 

Camden Ross C / 1B / Broomfield, CO / 2022

Ross displayed quickness and pop.  Wide base, explosive hands and middle of the field approach. Demonstrated ability to drive balls in the gap. Can definitely see his future power potential.  Exit Velo  92

Finn O'Connor SS / 2B / Regis Jesuit, CO / 2022

2022   Finn is a well built young man.  His strength shows up in his swing.  Maximizes bat speed through the zone with great balance and rear side acceleration. Quick and Strong!  Exit Velo 94

Henry Stewart LHP / OF / Mullen , CO / 2022

Henry, demonstrated a classic smooth LHH swing.  Consistent to the middle of the field.  Modified and simple movements with long extended finish.  Exit Velo 83

Trevor Moore RHP / SS / Mullen , CO / 2022

Trevor’s great day on the mound was also extended in the cage   50/50 base with a tendency to hit from the front side, he has plus bat speed.  His slight lift, bat speed and strength make him a great follow with power potential  Exit Velo 92

Ryan Kim RHP / 3B / Mountain Vista, CO / 2022

Ryan had one of the better rounds of the event. His base is balanced and consistent.  Path is repeatable and has a great feel for contact in all parts of the strike zone.  Exit Velo 87

Casey Wood OF / Cherry Creek, CO / 2022

Casey’s  physical stature catches your eye.  Wide base and great bat speed.  His tools are exciting as he continues to develop.  Power potential!!  Exit Velo 86

Blake Young C / 3B / Mountain Vista, CO / 2022

Blake is one of the top 2022 Catchers in the state.  He displayed a balanced base with pull side tendencies.  Solid contact with quick hands  Exit Velo 85 

Brooks Gerig RHP / 2B / Regis Jesuit, CO / 2022

2022   Gerig found his rhythm.  Displayed ability to attack and punish the ball.  Slight tendency to front side and had middle of the field approach   Had best Exit Velo of the day at 95

Samuel Stem OF / LHP / Erie, CO / 2022

Samuel’s barrel found the ball often,  Middle of the field approach with pop gap to gap  Lots of potential evident.  Will be one to follow Exit Velo 87

Kyle Barkley 3B / SS / Cherry Creek, CO / 2022

2022   Kyle demonstrated a refined approach with his mechanics.  Solid foundation with minimal load with aggressive consistent path.  Will be a great follow  Exit Velo 90

Jack Briest OF / LHP / Legend, CO / 2022

Jack is squared shouldered and strong.  As LHH, he presents very solid foundation.  Quick and strong hands with consistent path.  Follow through is short.  Can see his potential for Avg and Power.  Exit Velo 88 

Gabe Springer SS / Fairview, CO / 2022

This switch hitting SS continues to impress in PBR Events.  Gabe stands tall from both sides.  Hands work high and through ball to high finish.  Middle of the field approach suites this hard playing middle infielder.  Exit Velo  RHH 85  LHH 83 

Ben Greenberg OF / RHP / Colorado Academy, CO / 2022

Ben was impressive with his quick twitch movements.  Solid Foundation with slight lift.  Hands work down and through ball with high finish.  Great Tools  Exit Velo  90