Quick Hits - Central Washington Preseason ID

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

On Saturday, Feb 11th we continued our Preseason ID workouts at the The Six indoor facility in Moses Lake, WA for the Central Washington Preseason ID. The ID event welcomed 2023-2027 prospects to the facility. 

With batting practice, bullpens and defense, preseason events allow athletes to show off their progress and development from the off-season and present the most up-to-date information on themselves heading into the spring season. 

Quick Hits is a recap of some of the top performances that stood out to us on Saturday It is not a ranking or top prospect list. Additional content including statistical leaders will be coming out as well. 

Players are listed in alphabetical order

For the full event roster plus player stats, click HERE


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‘24 INF Corbyn Aills (Davis)
Aills took some big strides since his previous workout. After running a brisk 6.71 in the 60, the twitchy INF showed crisp actions on defense with an arm up to 81 mph across the diamond. Offensively uses a balanced approach with an early stride into a toe-tap move. Hands stayed inside of the ball with a compact swing & middle of the field approach. 

‘26 C Jaxon Buckner (Gonzaga Prep)
Advanced defensive backstop with promising receiving skills. Buckner commands a strong glove hand and handled velo/spin well during his bullpen sessions. Also showed the ability to handle 3B. Bat shows power potential with present bat speed and an uphill finish that creates consistent lift. Quiet set-up with few moving parts. Allows the hands to work freely. 

‘25 INF Connor Cash (Oak Harbor)
Athletic INF prospect who packs strength into his compact frame. Continues to show a reliable glove hand and consistent footwork on D. Power and bat speed all showed improvement from the summer. Uses a toe tap load to stay centered while hands stretch back with a tight scap load. Barrel levels out into the zone with mainly line-drive contact.

‘24 INF Sam Davidson (Mt Spokane)
Davidson looks ready for a big spring season. The physical INF continues to impact the baseball at a high level with a low maintenance, efficient swing & consistent bat to ball skills. Takes a mature round of BP. In addition, made gains in both speed and arm strength across the diamond. Defensively has always possessed polished actions paired with a soft glove hand and is capable of handling multiple spots on the dirt. 

‘24 LHP Nathan Fitzpatrick (Ridgeline)
Big, physical southpaw at 6’3, 210 lbs. Controls his delivery well thanks to a big, stocky lower half and consistent mechanics. Worked exclusively from the stretch. Gets slight shoulder tilt at hand break into stride. Lands with slight cross action & level shoulders. Arm action gets extended on backside then tightens up into ¾ release. FB 83.9 - 81.5 with late sink/arm side run. Also flashed SL/CH 

‘24 OF Isaac Froula (West Valley)
Athletic package at 6’2, 200 lbs with speed/power combination. Ran a 6.72 and was up to 82 mph from the OF. Defensively has long strides when covering ground with a higher ¾ release that plays well from the OF. At the plate, showed present bat speed with a peak EV of 93.6. Gets high marks for ability to stay on-plane with his barrel which should help power play to all fields

‘24 C Xavier Hattenburg (Mead)
A proven, consistent performer and one of the top remaining backstops in the ‘24 class. Hattenburg has a mature all-around game with an ideal profile as a left-handed hitting catcher. A quiet receiver who plays beneath the ball with clean catch & throw skills. Offensively he continues to show a balanced, fluid swing with a classic uphill lefty finish. Loose, quick wrists accelerate the barrel as he finishes against a posted front side.

‘26 C Anthony Karis (Gonzaga Prep)
Karis established himself as a name to keep an eye on in the ‘26 class this weekend. Athletic actions behind the dish with emerging arm strength and consistent accuracy to the bag. At the plate, uses a quiet, controlled forward move into contact. Tight, compact swing with hand speed and a loose barrel.

‘24 INF Johnny Macall (West Valley)
Strong bodied INF prospect at 6’0, 185 lbs.  Macall put together a well rounded performance highlighted by his advanced feel for hitting in the box and ability to control the barrel. Uses a more closed off stance at the plate, allowing his alignment to stay inside of the ball and work through the middle of the field. Contact type approach with easy bat speed & strong hands at point of contact. Polished hitter.

‘26 INF Mikey Macall (Ridgeline)
Youngster to keep an eye on in the coming years. Macall showed solid feel for the game on both sides of the ball. Operating at a controlled pace with clean, projectable actions. A smooth defender with a fluid exchange into throwing motion. Offensively, stays connected throughout the swing while covering depth with his barrel and staying on plane through contact. Spray type approach. 

‘23 RHP Luke Moisant (Cedar Park Christian)
Uncommitted ‘23 arm that flashed a jump in velo since our last look while also showing off a stronger, more physical frame. 6’2, 205 lbs with proportional strength and a starters build. Moisant dialed it up to 85.1 in his pen while showcasing a 4 pitch mix that included a CB/SL/CH as his secondaries. Low effort delivery with clean direction towards target and a loose, full arm path. Will be an arm to watch this spring as the pure stuff will likely tick up as he gets more reps from the mound.

‘24 OF Samuel Moore (Mead)
6’1, 185 lb athlete with a strong build and a mature frame. Moore has an exciting profile as a switch hitting outfielder with quality speed and an above average arm. Topped at 87 from the OF, leading the event. At the plate, swung it well from both sides with big rotational output and impressive bat speed. Produced quality contact throughout, evidenced by his Avg EV of 83.8 mph. 

‘26 C/1B Michael Revell (Richland)
One of the best combinations of size & athleticism we’ve seen in the ‘26 class so far. Revell has lean strength and wide shoulders at 6’3, 183 lbs. Frame offers significant projection. Arm strength plays from both 1B and C. He does a solid job as a taller C staying low/compact while receiving. Offensively possess a high ceiling with big power potential. Aggressive LH swing. Moves easily through core, hands accelerate late, strong at the point of contact. Big upside

‘24 C/3B Cooper Smith (Lake City, ID)
Polished left-handed bat with some defensive versatility. Smith had a quality showing both at C and 3B. At 6’1, 180 he’s a good sized athlete with present strength and body control to his actions. Easy exchange out of the crouch into throwing motion. Feet work well through fielding process at 3B. Offensively stays in his legs with a short stride into toe-tap load. Scissor type finish in lower half as he stays closed through contact & consistently drives the ball back up the middle.

‘26 RHP/1B Trey Thompson (Bainbridge)
6’3, 180 lbs with a large frame showing advanced strength for his age. Started things off with a loud showing on the bump, reaching 86.5 on the FB and mixing in a heavy downer CB and late fading CH. Keeps arm path short/tight despite the long limbs in his delivery. Profiles well at 1B with bat speed/strength and has the potential to be a middle of the order bat. Gets added leverage from strong front side at contact. 

‘26 3B/RHP Ben Wartinger (Ridgeline)
2-way prospect who did everything well throughout the workout. Has the size/athleticism to impact the game on both sides of the ball. Smooth, effortless swing at the plate from a tall set-up with an uphill swing path. Arm gets easy carry across the diamond. Really impressed on the mound with a slower, more deliberate delivery that allows the arm to be on time and work freely out front. FB topped at 80, sat 78.2 - 79.6, holding velo well. Exciting projection overall with the chance to make a big jump in velocity quickly. 

‘26 LHP/1B Elijah Williams (University)
6’0, 205 lbs with a L/L profile on the mound and at 1B. Williams has a balanced skill set at a young age with some polished actions on both sides of the ball. Has the chance to hit for big power as he gets stronger. Uses a controlled leg lift into forward stride to create separation. Swingl works uphill through contact with consistent loft. On the mound, really stood out with an easy opeation and consistent FB/SL command. Currently pitches 75-77 but easy to envision more juice down the road given how easily everything works together.


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