Alex Ross bolsters PBR's presence in the Pacific Northwest

By PBR Staff

Prep Baseball Report’s coverage of Washington’s and Oregon’s evergreen amateur baseball scenes has been on the ascent under the guidance of Pacific Northwest Scouting Director Dan Jurik – and it’s set to become even more comprehensive now. PBR PNW is excited to announce that Seattle-area native Alex Ross is coming aboard the staff to fortify its scouting presence in the territory.

Ross is an experienced scout with an acute knowledge of the baseball in the region already. Currently residing in Kirkland, Wash., Ross will bolster the PBR Washington and Oregon staff in addition to his current duties as an associate scout for the Cincinnati Reds. 

The Kirkland native enjoyed a collegiate playing career that began at Bellevue College and eventually took him through a journey that earned him an NAIA National Championship in 2013 during his time at Faulkner University in Alabama. That championship season came just a year after he was selected in the 34th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by his hometown team, the Seattle Mariners, the same organization he would go on to work for in 2016, within its Scout Development program.

From there, Ross eventually served as the Mariners’ northwest area scout until 2020, covering Washington and Oregon namely, in addition to Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Alaska, and Western Canada. Ross signed three players to Major League contracts during his time with the Mariners, two of whom are still active: Wyatt Mills, a Gonzaga product and Spokane native, and Adam Macko, a seventh-round pick in 2019 out of an Alberta high school.

PBR Pacific Northwest is eager to announce Ross’ inclusion to the team as he’ll continue to promote the talent residing in our backyards aided by Prep Baseball Report’s access to state-of-the-industry technologies utilized at PBR showcases.

You can learn more about PBR Washington and PBR Oregon showcases here and here. The summer tour starts this Saturday at the first Seattle Summer Open showcase of the season, held at Bellevue College. The crew will be in Oregon for the first time on Thursday, June 15, at the Portland Summer Open, hosted at the University of Portland.