Foothill - Green Valley Scout Day Recap


Brett Harrison
Nevada Scouting Director

The joint Scout Day with Foothill and Green Valley brought out a wealth of talent of both schools with previous PBR event attendees improving previous numbers and first time attendees making a name for themselves. CSN commit OF Maxwell Leuga had another great showing as one of the top overall performers at the event just as he was at the Uncommitted Upperclass, Uncommitted 2021 OF/C Ethan Yatson threw an event best 2.00 pop time from behind the plate as well as a new personal best 80 mph from the outfield and Cal Hermansen posted an event high 91 from the outfield while showing significant improvement into becoming an effective two-way prospect by sitting 84-85 mph on the mound with raw secondary stuff that showed flashes of potential plus stuff down the road.

The PBR newcomers may have turned the most heads at the event. Uncommitted 2023 IF/C AJ Johnson finishing in the Top 3 in Exit Velocity at 87 mph followed by a round of batting practice that showed an advanced approach with an ability to drive the ball to all fields and eventually turning on a few balls which translated to him leaving the year with relative ease. Johnson will be a prospect to keep an eye on as he continues to add more strength to his 6-foot frame. Not a player that will jump out of the stat sheet with his size or stats, but a player that every coach wants on their team with advanced baseball instincts and grit, Nicky Garritano (son of CSN Head Coach Nick Garritano) is a 5-foot-8 infielder that showed the best infield actions at the event topping out at 72 mph across the diamond that would project him to remain on the right side of infield at second base. He has an easy, repeated swing that stay on plane through the ball and sprays the ball the ball to all fields making him another prospect that will be one to keep an eye on as he continues to mature and develop strength and size. 

Foothill - Green Valley Scout Day Top Performers

Fastball Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Max FB
1 Callan Hermansen NV Green Valley 2021 OF 85 mph
2 Brayden Polzien NV Green Valley 2020 RHP 82 mph

Outfield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Callan Hermansen NV Green Valley 2021 OF 91
2 Maxwell Leuga NV Green Valley 2020 OF 86
3 Ethan Yatson NV Foothill 2021 OF 80
4 Cash Donovan NV Green Valley 2021 OF 79
5 Zachary Martinez NV Foothill 2020 OF 78

Infield Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Jason Reed NV Green Valley 2020 RHP 76
2 Drew Cammann NV Green Valley 2023 3B 74
3 Nicky Garritano NV Green Valley 2022 SS 72
4 Shawn Whelan NV Foothill 2022 SS 71
5 Arthur Johnson UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 1B 70

Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ethan Yatson NV Foothill 2021 OF 2.00-2.00
2 Eric Vaccaro NV Foothill 2020 C 2.09-2.09
3 Quinten Terrell NV Foothill 2023 C 2.11-2.11

Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velo
1 Maxwell Leuga NV Green Valley 2020 OF 97
2 Cash Donovan NV Green Valley 2021 OF 91
3 Arthur Johnson UT Crimson Cliffs 2023 1B 87
4 Callan Hermansen NV Green Valley 2021 OF 85
5 Jason Reed NV Green Valley 2020 RHP 84
^ Drew Cammann NV Green Valley 2023 3B 84

60 Time

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Callan Hermansen NV Green Valley 2021 OF 6.71
2 Ethan Yatson NV Foothill 2021 OF 6.75
3 Maxwell Leuga NV Green Valley 2020 OF 6.83
4 Chaz McNelis NV Green Valley 2023 2B 7.13
5 Eric Vaccaro NV Foothill 2020 C 7.20

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