Prep Baseball Report

Fall Underclass: Pitcher Analysis

Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The PBR Nevada Fall Underclass Showcase was an event featuring 2023-2024 players with aspirations of playing at the next level. The event consisted of a Pro-Style Workout that included a Laser Timed 60 Yard Dash, Batting Practice tracked by Blast Motion and Trackman, Catcher Evaluations, Outfield Evaluations, Infield Evaluations and concluded with TrackMan analyzed Pitcher Bullpens. The event was designed highlighted each players abilities using the most advanced technology in the game in Blast Motion and Trackman. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players received unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the TrackMan and Blast Connect apps as well as the players metrics snapshot uploaded directly to their PBR Player Profiles.

The Fall Underclass Analysis concludes with the Pitcher Analysis that features a handful of projectable prospects including a raw, 6-foot-4 right hander, Christian Obos, out of Spanish Springs who ran it up to 85 mph.


Christian Obos RHP / OF / Spanish Springs, NV / 2023

Body: 6-foot-4, 180 pounds. Lean build on large frame. Long limbs. Some present wiry strength. Has plenty of room to add size and strength. 
Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Far left side of rubber. Efficient, compact delivery. Tall/tilt type. Lands on line. Stays mostly upright throughout. Balanced finish.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, short arm. ¾ slot. Repeats well. 
FB: Max 84 mph. Sat 80-84 mph. Natural downhill action. Lives down in the zone.
CB: 68-71 mph. 12/6 shape. Some tumbling action. Works down
CH: 69-72 mph. Present sink with some arm side fade.

Jake Cumming RHP / OF / Fernley, NV / 2023

Body: 6-foot-3, 185 pounds. Long, lean build with some wiry strength. High waisted frame that projects to add significant size and strength. Has added physicality since February where his numbers have steadily improved since. 
Delivery: Hyrbrid start. Smooth, rhythmic delivery. Drop and drive type. Lands closed causing him to throw across his body. Continued mechanical polish will help him be more consistent in the zone. Projects to add life as he incorporates his lower half and solidifies is him cycle.
Arm Action: RH. Loose, quick arm action. High ¾ arm slot. 
FB: Max 83 mph. Sat 80-83 mph. Some arm side action. 
SL: 64-66 mph. Tends to shorten arm. Mostly a spinner. 
CH: 69-70 mph. Developing pitch. Tends to slow down arm. 

Michael Rubino OF / RHP / Bishop Manogue Catholic, NV / 2024

Body: 5-foot-8, 150 pounds. Young, developing build. Some broadness in his shoulders. Projects to add significant strength and size to his frame.
Delivery: Tall, narrow start. Mid-left rubber. Rhythmic delivery with tempo. Tall/tilt type. Remains mostly upright throughout. Velocity should increase with incorporation of his lower half. Land on line. Finishes forward after release. Thrower type. 
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action. High ¾ slot. 
FB: Max 81 mph. Sat 76-80 mph. Worked mostly up in the zone. Some arm side life.
CB: 65-67 mph. 11/5 shape. Locates in the zone.

Takeo Cervantez SS / RHP / Bishop Manogue Catholic , NV / 2024

Body: 5-foot-8, 126 pounds. Lean build with a youthful appearance. Projectable frame that allows for plenty of room to add size and strength. Some present twitch. 
Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Far left side of rubber. Smooth, compact delivery with hands held steady at midsection. Lands on line to home. Balanced finish over his front side. Repeats well. 
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm action. ¾ to high ¾ arm slot.
FB: Max 78 mph. Sat 73-78 mph. Four seam. Some arm side action. 
SL: 61-65 mph. Developing pitch. Tumbler type with flashes of back up. 
CH: 61-65 mph. Natural sink. Works down in the zone. 

Jackson Sanford SS / RHP / North Tahoe, NV / 2023

Body: 5-foot-8, 135 pounds. Small, developing frame. Plenty of room to add size and strength in the coming years. 
Delivery: Spread, athletic set up. Mid-left rubber. Rhythmic, slow delivery. Hesitation at peak of leg kick. Lands slightly closed. Falls to 1B side after release. 
Arm Action: RH. Short, quick arm cycle. High ¾ slot. 
FB: Max 78 mph. Sat 76-78 mph. Works in the zone. Some arm side action.
SL: 63-65 mph. Sweeping action. Flashes back up. 
CH: 64-67 mph. Sinking action with some arm side fade. 

Kaden Straily RHP / 2B / Foothill, NV / 2023

Body: 5-foot-11, 135 pounds. Long, lean build. High waisted. Room to add significant size and strength. 
Delivery: Tall, narrow set up. Mid rubber. Compact delivery with smooth tempo. Tall/tilt type. Lands on line. Finishes balance over his front let with some tendency to finish to the 1B side.
Arm Action: RH. Long, loose arm action. High ¾ slot. 
FB: Max 76 mph. Sat 72-76 mph. Four seam and two seam. Flashes of arm side life. Strike thrower. 
CB: 56-59 mph. 11/5 shape. Tumbling action. 
CH: 60-62 mph. Natural sink with some arm side fade.

Brady Ballinger LHP / 1B / Silverado , NV / 2023

Body: 6-foot-1, 185 pounds. Stocky, proportionate build. Some present strength in his upper half with room to add physicality throughout.
Delivery: Works exclusively from the stretch. Some drop and drive action. On-line stride. Stays mostly upright through delivery. Lands balanced over his front side. 
Arm Action: Long, loose arm from a ¾ arm slot. Repeats well. 
FB: Max 75 mph. Sat 70-75 mph. Some arm side action with natural sink. 
CB: 57-62 mph. 1/7 shape. Locates down in the zone. Go-to secondary pitch. Flashes sweeping action.

Trevor LaPres OF / RHP / Lake Mead Christian, NV / 2023

Body: 6-foot-2, 155 pounds. Long, lean build. High waisted with some wiry strength. Has the frame to add substantial strength and size.
Delivery:  Hybrid set up. Mid rubber. Clean, compact motion. Leg swing after leg kick peak. Lands on line. Finishes balanced over front foot. 
Arm Action: RH. Long arm action with some stiffness. High ¾ arm slot. 
FB: Max 75 mph. Sat 71-74 mph. Four seam. Works in the zone. 
CH: 66-68 mph. Natural sink with some arm side fade.
CB: 58-60 mph. 12/6 shape. Some tumbling action. Can throw it for strikes.