Mile High Crosscheck - April 8-14

Mike Anderson/Tad Reida/Chance Ubel
PBR Colorado Staff

The Mile High Crosscheck provides insider information and scouting notes from our PBR Colorado Scouting Staff during the season. This running crosscheck will feature information on underclass prospects, unsigned seniors, draft prospects and highlight notable performances and performers.  We will provide a wide range of information, including player evaluations and game notes. We strive to bring state and national recognition for our Colorado players.


Grandview got another strong outing from 2022 RHP Aidan Biaggi. The Colorado Mesa commit controlled Cherokee Trail in 5 innings of work. He gave up 6H, 1ER and had 6K’s. In a game that had strong cold winds, Biaggi was consistent in delivery and strike zone. His FB ranged from 84-87 with some sink and run. SL 68-72 that he mixed in all counts. CH 74 with great feel, showed good arm speed. Biaggi was PBR Colorado’s Pitcher of the Week of March 28-April 3 after throwing a perfect game.

2022 OF Reese Chapman, Grandview (Tennessee commit) was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. The Tennessee commit is  hitting .500 through 10 games with 15H and 13RBI’s. Chapman doesn't get cheated with an aggressive attacking swing. Uses the middle of the field and shows power potential to pull side. Quick hands and ++speed make this left-handed hitter a threat at all time. His OBP is .573. 

Cherokee Trail was without one of their table setters as Brett Barber was out of this lineup. Brother 2022 OF Nick Barber (Garden City commit) picked up the slack with a 3-for-4 day.  Barber shows discipline and aggressiveness and speed. He has quick twitch athletic movements all over the field. Middle of field approach and always looks to advance an extra base. 2023 C/3B Thomas Munch, Cherokee Trail (Uncommitted) continues to climb in the 2023 class. Munch swings a middle of the order bat and has versatility as a C/3B. Great rhythm at the plate and hands work direct path through the ball. Uses all fields and has ability to keep hands inside FB In. Hitting .486, with 20 RBI thorough 12 games played.  


Pueblo East had a strong outing from 2024 Matthew Casillas as he scattered 5 hits, 2 runs and only gave up 1 BB over 5 innings. Casillas helped his own cause by going 2-for-4 at the plate.

2023 Michael Casillas (Uncommitted): Showed good feet and glove action with a quick release at SS. Quick athlete who has a short, flat swing and is aggressive with pitches in the zone. Went 2-for-3 with 2 BB's, 2 runs, an RBI , and 2 SB's.

2023 Chris Salas (Uncommitted): 2B who showed some pop at the plate by hitting 2 doubles including one to the left center wall.

2023 Joey Cardinal (Uncommitted): Physical player (6-1, 225) who showed + bat speed at the plate. 

2023 Jordan West (Uncommitted): Started on the mound; went 3-for-3 at the plate including a 2-run homerun over dead center. Showed adjustability in his swing.


Windy to start the game but died down after the first inning. 2022 RHP Bryce Peterson (Uncommitted) had a good day on the bump pitching 6.0 IP, 11Ks, and 0 BBs. FB was located on both sides of the plate. CB was 12-6 and fell off the table. Pounds the strike zone. Smooth with repeatable delivery. He also went 2-for-3 with a 3-run HR, 4 RBI and a walk. Showed good, quick hands.

On the bump for Lakewood was 2023 RHP/SS Eze Rojas (Uncommitted). He had 4.0 IP, 6Ks, and 2BBs. ¾ arm slot with ASR on his FB and was located consistently low in the zone. CB was 12-6 with late movement. CH was rare. Last time we saw Eze his FB was 87-88, CB 76-79, SL 63-65, CH 65-67. Eze also went 2-for-4 with 2 singles and a SB. Good short swing. Balanced. Middle of the field approach.

2022 3B Victor Andrade (Uncommitted) had a good day for Lakewood going 2-for-4 with a single and a HR. Showed power to the opposite field for the left-handed batter. Balanced and smooth. Short compact swing. Defensively, Victor was smooth. Feet to the ball. Got rid of the ball quickly.

2023 1B Drai Wagner (Uncommitted) showed well for Brighton today as well with 2 doubles and an RBI. Quick hands and a strong lower half. Shows good bat speed.

2022 C Brandon Stricklin (South Mountain CC commit) went 2-for-3 with a walk and 2 singles. Balanced. Middle of the field approach. Hands to the ball. Good receiving skills. Quick feet and good reactions keeps the ball in front of him when blocking. Good arm action leads to accurate throws. Had a pop time of 1.92-2.11 when we saw him at the West Coast Games.

2022 SS Issac Rodriguez (Uncommitted) had a day with a double and a single and 2 RBIs and 2 walks. Quick hands. Direct to the ball. Barrel is flat shows good defensive fundamentals. Feet to the ball. Gets rid of the ball quickly. Good glove actions. Smooth, quick feet. Has the team lead in BA with a .419. Also has 11 RBIs on the year.


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