Prep Baseball Report

Updated 2020 Rankings

John Cackowski

Director of Scouting

In the three years Prep Baseball Report Colorado has had the opportunity to cover amateur baseball like no other organization has ever been able to do before in the state of Colorado. Between scouting numerous games this spring and recently having a great opportunity to see more 2020 grads at the Underclass Invitational in January, and Top Prospect Games in August, we have created our first rankings for the 2020 Class. These rankings will for sure grow and change before the end of next spring. Our next 2020 rankings will be posted after our Underclass Invitational in January. 


Lucas Quezada RHP / 1B / Denver School of the Arts, CO / 2020

Staying at No. 1 is Lucas Quezada. 6-foot, 170 pounds. Bats left, throws right. Closer to 5-foot-10, but everything is super effortless, and he repeats it in an advanced manner given his age. Arm is quick, and he painted his fastball from side to side down in the zone. Fastball sits  85-87 and it looked like he was just flipping it in. Stays linear. Threw a straight changeup with fastball arm speed for strikes and a slurve that took solid shape, but is still developing. Change was 74-75 mph. Curveball comes in at 70-72 with 10/4 shape. Solid prospect. 





Owen Best C / 1B / Regis Jesuit , CO / 2020

Staying at No. 2 is Owen Best. 5-foot-10, 185 pounds. Bats left, throws right. Plus left-handed hitting power for a catcher. Open stance with big load. Great position to hitting lane. Explodes on contact Strong lower half and ball jumps off the bat. Produced a 84 mph exit velocity off tee but shows more power live. Behind the plate was strong. 1.98 pop time off coach and threw 74 mph. Threw out 2 runners in one inning at 2B and 3B. To see video click here





Andrew Naha C / OF / Mullen, CO / 2020

Moving from 9 to 3 after a solid showing at our Top Prospect Games is Andrew Naha. 6-foot-1, 155 pounds. Bats and throws right. Athletic catcher who showcases 5 tools. At the plate has a balanced athletic stance, slightly uphill swing with gap to gap power. Gets good extension through the baseball. Bat speed played well in the live round. 79 mph off a tee. Behind the plate was 1.96-2.0 with pop-times off a pitcher in between innings. Arm velo was 72 behind the dish. Solid framing skills. In the OF had one of the strongest arms at the event at 82 mph. 2020 player to follow in our state. Ran a 7.15 60 time. 





Kaleb Woltz RHP / 3B / Pueblo West, CO / 2020

First time we saw Woltz was at Top Prospect Games. 6-foot-1, 180-pound right hand hitting 3B/RHP who ran a 7.29 60.  At the plate he stands open with a long stride to come square.  Weight transfer is strong on the swing and his path is up-hill.  Hands have quick whip through the zone and good extension out front.  During the live round he hit several balls hard off the left center wall.  Exit Velocity was 88 MPH.  In the field he shows good instincts and anticipation at 3rd base.  He moves well on the ball to his back hand side and has a quick transfer from his glove to throwing hand.  Arm velocity was 81 MPH with accuracy.  On the mound he is mechanically sound and drives hard to the plate from a good balanced position.  Lower half stays in-line with the plate on delivery with a quick loose arm.  Arm slot is high ¾ and his fastball was 84 MPH with good location away in the zone.  He also showcased a 68 MPG curve with sharp 11/5 break.



Luke Folsom RHP / OF / Columbine High School, CO / 2020

6-foot-1, 165 pounds. Bats and throws right. Nice projectable frame at his age.  Stands tall in beginning of windup. Easy delivery, and loose arm. Tilts shoulders a little to throw over the top, but arm is loose and works well. Pretty effortless. Fastball was 77-80 mph. Curveball and change thrown at same arm speed as fastball. Both pitches lived at 67-69 mph. Curve had tight spin with 12/6 shape. At the plate has a tall, wider stance. Short stride. Swing slightly uphill. Line drive power in live round. Exit velocity was 85 mph off the tee. In the OF showcased arm velocity of 77 mph. Made all of the plays. Ran a 4.6 home to first time.  

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Here is a sneak peak at the Top 10

1 Lucas Quezada CO Denver School of the Arts 2020 RHP  
2 Owen Best CO Regis Jesuit 2020 C  
3 Andrew Naha CO Mullen 2020 C  
4 Kaleb Woltz CO Pueblo West 2020 RHP  
5 Luke Folsom CO Columbine High School 2020 RHP  
6 Cole Greer CO Douglas County 2020 RHP  
7 Carson Brown CO Rock Canyon High School 2020 RHP  
8 Case Williams CO Douglas County 2020 RHP  
9 J.T. Miller CO Regis Jesuit High School 2020 RHP  
10 Tyler Smith CO Rock Canyon 2020 RHP