Seattle Senior Games: Quick Hits
September 29, 2023
Last Sunday we hosted our Seattle Senior Games. The latest trip on our Fall Tour featuring prospects from the 2024 class, many of whom are uncommitted.
Quick Hits offers notes on some standout players and performances from the event. It is not a ranking. Players are listed in alphabetical order by last name. For more information on a specific player, click their name to visit their profile page.
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‘24 SS Corbyn Aills (Davis)
Continues to show middle of the diamond athleticism with his speed/agility and burst. Handles glove hand with confidence while using a quick release & showing an understanding of the timing of the play. Spray type hitter with a line drive path that plays to all fields.
‘24 1B Ezra Boyko (Sumner)
Stocky, compact frame with short, strong levers. Offensively creates quick, direct bat speed with strong hands and easy rotation. Gap to gap type hitter who can manipulate the barrel and stay inside of the baseball. Corner INF profile at next level with footwork and glove hand to play a dependable 1B.
‘24 OF Tristan Buehring (West Seattle)
Athletic, twitchy defender in the OF with early burst and closing speed. Accurate arm with consistent ball flight. Offensively has continued to show emerging power and there’s likely more in the tank as he continues to mature. Above average hand speed and rotational numbers indicate there’s considerable offensive potential left to tap into.
‘24 1B Kevin Gonzaga (Interlake)
Produced some of the loudest BP we’ve seen of any HS prospect. Not only does he hit for well above average power but he does so with smooth, controlled effort and a repeatable swing. Bat speed numbers are well above average with a peak of 83.2 mph. Immense power from the left-side. 1B prospect at the next level.
‘24 OF Rylan Gullard (Kentridge)
Balanced collection of tools with a highly athletic profile. 6.90 runner with burst. High marks in his athletic jump jump testing. Strong, accurate arm from the OF. At the plate, impacts the ball with consistent flush contact with pull-side power. Very toolsy OF prospect.
‘24 RHP David Herrin (Lakeside)
6’4, 180 lb frame with long levers and a lean build. Moves easily through delivery with loose arm action and balanced finish. Showed feel for 3 pitch mix with FB presently at 80-83 and the makings of a quality SL/CH as well. Has potential to see a substantial jump in raw stuff/velo by 2024.
‘24 SS Aaron Kaufman (Lake Washington)
Compact athlete with a wiry build and pound for pound strength. Mature approach at the plate with middle-of-the-field approach. Flatter, more direct path into contact with a level finish. Stays connected and keeps everything inside of the ball. Quick moving defender with smooth exchange and release. Arm shows carry and true ball flight. Has feel for the speed of the play.
‘24 INF/RHP Kasen Landry (Kentwood)
2-way prospect who excelled on the mound this weekend while showing the best velocity at the event. FB worked 82-85 with life and command in the bottom of the zone. SL has chance to be above average pitch with 2300+ rpm and tight shape. Manipulates spin well and understands how to expand the zone. Athletic delivery and clean arm action
‘24 OF/RHP Wes Lynch (O’Dea)
6’3, 175 lbs with some explosive ability in his game. Arguably the strongest pure arm in the 2024 class with a positional velo of 94 mph from the OF. His rotational ability shows up at the plate with big acceleration numbers and above average hand speed. Peak EV of 97.6. High ceiling prospect.
‘24 1B/LHP Nate Merrit (Prairie)
6’4, 218 lbs with size, strength and athleticism. Runs well underway with athletic strides. Offensively possesses above average left-handed power with chance for well above average raw power. Exceptional hand speed and bat speed numbers with peak EV of 101.3 and a 92.4 average. Above average defender at 1B with 85 mph arm. Shows aptitude on the mound as well with 3 pitch mix at FB at 78-82
‘24 3B/RHP Kai Miller (North Creek)
One of the top offensive prospects left in 2024 class. 6’1, 210 lbs with proportional strength and athletic frame. Footwork and actions play well from 3B with above average arm strength and carry on the ball. Offensively shows power to all fields with repeatable bat speed and strength at point of contact. Simple approach in the box with few moving parts. Heavy barrel action produces consistent loud contact.
‘24 OF Elliot Oster (Liberty)
6’3, 190 lb with above average athleticism and some of the best pure tools in the 2024 class. Oster continued to display a highly athletic and projectable profile with above average speed (6.72), arm strength, bat speed and exit velocity. In addition, he posted extremely hard marks in his jump testing. Extremely high ceiling.
‘24 RHP Andrew Recob (Eastlake)
Polished right handed arm with a consistent 3 pitch mix who could see a big uptick in 2024 as he gains an increased workload in the spring. Lean, projectable pitcher’s build at 6’2, 170. 3 pitch mix arm with FB/SL/CH. Continues arm action with early extension then shortens up into release from ¾ slot.
‘24 INF Morrie Solam (Hazen)
Athletic INF prospect with exceptional bat to ball skills and overall feel for hit. Showed a mature approach in BP with consistent line drive contact and carried it over into game play where he notched multiple hits against live pitching. Defensively has quick, active feet with a quick exchange into his release. Ball gets out early and he shows feel for knowing the speed of the play.
‘24 Ethan Swenson (Mountlake Terrace)
Big framed athlete at 6’7, 240 lbs with a high waisted frame and extra long levers. Offensively has made quality strides in the last year and shows exceptional bat speed that is translating to more consistent power. Peak EV of 99.1 while averaging 88.6 mph on our most recent look. Leveraged type swing capable of lifting the ball to all fields. Large catch radius at 1B.
‘24 OF Ryan Tobler (Skyline)
Tobler continues to trend upward and has made considerable strides with his speed and power development. Above average runner with powerful strides and quick burst. Speed plays in the OF while he has also shown first step quickness as an INF. Offensively there’s juice in the left-handed bat with exceptional hand speed and bat speed with the potential for big offensive output.
‘24 INF/RHP Gino Trippy Jr (Auburn Mountainview)
One of the top in-game performers we’ve seen this summer across Top Prospect and Senior Game events. As a position player, handles a consistent 3B on defense with plenty of arm strength from the left-side. Offensively shows a mature approach with pitch recognition and bat to ball skills. Line drive contact with quick bat speed. On the mound, effectively changes speeds with a reliable FB/SL combo and feel for the zone. 2-way prospect.
‘24 RHP Kyler Wasley (Central Valley)
Working back to full strength after missing some time with an injury, Wasley was up to 84.5 mph with the FB and it’s fair to predict more velo in his future as he continues to mature and regain strength. Works from a lower ¾ slot with a long, whippy arm action. Hyper mobile pitcher with loose limbs. Uses a sweeping breaker as main secondary at 68-70. At 6’4, 170 still possesses exciting projection.
‘24 OF Cal Zimmerman (Bellevue)
One of the best pure athletes in the class. Zimmerman is a rare combination of speed and strength on the diamond. Well above average runner with short distance burst and ability to get to another gear once underway. OF profile at next level with plus arm strength. Offensively has easy pull-side pop and plenty of bat speed to drive the ball to all fields.
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