PBR Super 60 Spotlight: CF-Crew McChesney

Jeff Scholzen
Utah Scouting Director

McChesney is one of the better two sport athletes in the state of Utah, as he has been a mainstay WR on the gridiron, in helping Lone Peak win the 6A State Football title in 2021 as he went off in the championship game with 6 catches for 193 yards and 3 TD’s to secure a 10-2 championship season defeat of national powerhouse Corner Canyon HS by a score of 49-42! 

The 2021 sophomore baseball season that preceded didn’t go as planned. After securing a spot on the inaugural Team Utah PBR Future Games roster, McChesney with about a month left in the baseball season, had a season and calendar year ending elbow injury that required surgery, knocking him out of baseball action until the next January of 2022. McChesney would have garnered attention from D1 recruiters that summer and fall, had it not been for the injury. 

But Crew worked diligently and with good genes and a strong work ethic, he made it back to the field and threw at near 100% 8-9 months post op! McChesney attended the 2022 Preseason All-State event in March at Desert Hills HS and turned heads with his elite speed, as he was clocked at a state best 6.24 in the 60 yard dash! With the notoriety on social media that came with that kind of speed and also registering 90 mph from the OF, Crew was now about to be recruited heavily during the spring by D1 recruiters. Now as most know, it’s not common to be recruited and scouted in person during the spring season, unless by local schools that have access to attend those games, but Crew got off to a blazing start during preseason tournaments in St. George, UT and the Twitter verse took note and calls started coming in from PAC 12, BIG 12, WCC and WAC schools. Schools were now flying in to see McChesney during the week and trying to set up visits. 

As the season unfolded, Crew had offers to various programs, but with his strong ties to BYU, as 3 of his older brothers were college football players, it was the connection of being home and his brother Jackson, a RB on the BYU football team that tugged for the commitment to stay home. 

Crew finished his junior year strong, by hitting .400 with 7 2B’s, 5 3B’s, 4 HR’s and 25 RBI, to garner 1st Team All-Region 4 and 6A 1st Team All-State honors. On July 5th in the middle of the summer, McChesney made his commitment to play baseball at BYU! 

McChesney went from a career in question, due to injury, and a decision to make on 2-3 FBS football offers vs baseball, to BYU baseball commit and a current PBR Utah state ranking of #3 heading into the PBR Super 60 Pro Showcase. 

Among the Top 3 senior prospects in the state, McChesney will join RHP-Brayden Marx and SS-Ryder Robinson in making the weekend trip to Chicago to display their tools, this Sunday in front of a packed house of MLB scouting personnel. Good Luck Crew!



  Crew McChesney - Player Profile  

Crew McChesney OF / Lone Peak, UT / 2023


  Commitment: Brigham Young U

  • 2022 1st Team All-Region 4
  • 2022 6A 1st Team All-State

The top uncommitted ‘23 in the state, and is the best athlete in the class. A two sport star, as McChesney is also one of the better WRs on the gridiron, as he blows by defenders in getting deep in hauling in highlight type plays. On the baseball field, Crew tore his UCL on a freak injury with weeks to go in the ‘21 season, which caused him to miss all summer/fall. Now healthy and only 8 months post op, McChesney posted arm velo from the OF at the Preseason All-State of 90 mph. Look for even greater velo to the low to mid 90’s as he is removed further from surgery and gains his man strength in 3-4 years. But what sets McChesney apart is premium speed as he posted a blazing 6.24/60, which on the MLB scale of 20-80 is an “80”, making him the best runner in the state, as well as one of the handful of fastest 60’s in the entire country. A quick compact stroke from the plate that generates elite hand speed of 25.7 and bat speed of 80. Now that McChesney is back on the map, look for a big year at the plate and on the bases, as he possesses Power 5 school type talent and should impact any program on both sides of the ball. 



Another new player that jumped on the scene and one that will be in the top 10 rankings for the ‘23 class when our rankings come out within the next month. A quick twitch CF with above average athleticism and not only are some of the metrics and measurables elite for a sophomore, but he also passes the eye test and his hitting mechanics are there to be an above average college level hitter. Tied for the top spot with an event best 6.55/60 yard dash, while showing a fluid fast arm from the OF, topping out at 87 mph, which was tied for 4th. The bat will take him far and his exit velo of 88 is solid for his age, but the way he moves in the field and the ability to swing the bat will take him far in this game. Really like this one!

   2021 Preseason All-State

    2022 Preseason All-State

     2022 Top Prospect Games

2022 Preseason All-State (3/5/2022)



2022 Top Prospect Games (7/12/2022)




Super 60 Pro Showcase NATIONAL 02/05 The MAX - McCook, IL
Utah Preseason ID UT 02/11 The Hive (Juab HS Fieldhouse) - Nephi, UT
Preseason All-State (Invite-Only) UT 03/04 Hurricane High School
Northern Utah Rising Stars ID UT 04/22 American Fork High School - American Fork, UT
Southern Utah Rising Stars ID     UT             05/06 Hurricane High School Hurricane, UT               





Scholzen was brought on as the Utah Scouting Director for Prep Baseball Report after serving 9 years as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor with the Milwaukee Brewers (2011-2020). Prior to his run with the Brewers, Scholzen worked for the Los Angeles Angels for 11 years (1999-2010), serving in a similar capacity as the Four Corners Scouting Supervisor. In all, Scholzen served as a full-time scout for 20 years. Scholzen also received a 2002 World Series ring for his contributions as a scout. 

With the Angels, Scholzen created an Angels Scout Team, in which he coached the likes of current and former major league players: Kris Bryant, Kevin Gausman, Greg Bird, Tyler Wagner, Aaron Blair, Joey Rickard, Donn Roach, Johnny Field, Taylor Cole and Paul Sewald to name a few. During his run with the the Angels, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Angels rookie ball affiliate with the Pioneer League Orem Owlz, helping guide the Owlz to the 2005 and 2007 Pioneer League titles.

Prior to becoming a professional scout, Scholzen served as the head coach at Southern Utah University between 1993-1997. At the time, Scholzen was the youngest Division I head coach when he was first hired at 24 years old. The Southern Utah baseball program was dropped after the 2012 season. While coaching at Southern Utah, Scholzen served as the hitting coach for the Alaska Goldpanners in 1995, as they won the Alaska League Championship. 

A native of Utah, Scholzen played at Hurricane HS and was twice named 1st team All-State and an AAU HM All-American, before moving on to Utah Valley CC and Eastern Oregon University, earning All-Conference honors on three separate occasions. Scholzen played in the Angels’ organization from 1991-1992.