Washington HS Scout Blog (3.10.22)


Dan Jurik & Diego Solares

Our spring season kicked off just over a week ago with some Jamboree action featuring host Bothell HS, Snohomish, Glacier Peak and Lincoln. 

The format featured four straight three-inning contests with each team getting the chance to compete in two games, totaling six innings. 

This set-up allows you to see a ton of arms in one spot while challenging the hitters to be able to produce against a multitude of different looks. 

Let’s recap some of the action...

Washington HS SCout Blog

3.10.22 - Bothell, SNohomish, Glacier peak, Lincoln


+ OF/LHP Max Paterson (Bothell, 2022; Everett CC commit) started things off with a brief, dominant showing on the mound. Running his FB up to 87 from the left side and filling up the zone early and often.



+ OF/RHP Charlie Meyer (Bothell, 2022) had a really solid day at the plate with multiple hits up the middle in the first 3 innings of action. Wiry athlete with a simple approach in the box and ability to control the barrel. Uncommitted

+ INF Trenton Jones (Bothell, 2023) is a name to keep an eye on as a catalyst at the top of the deep Bothell line-up. A quick twitch and athletic defender, he handled duties at SS with a confident demeanor with an understanding of the speed of the game. Contact type hitter who looks to spray the ball to all fields. Uncommitted

 

 INF/RHP Jonah Shull (Bothell, 2022; Everett CC commit) showed off the strength and power potential with a loud double after a HBP in his first plate appearance. Brings a mature, experienced presence to the left side of the INF and should be a consistent bat throughout the season. 

+ C Henry Crumbaugh (Bothell, 2024) is mature beyond his years behind the dish and did a great job handling multiple arms throughout the day. Controls the game back there with confidence. Offensively he’s a grinder in the box and will do all the ‘little things’ right to keep the offense moving until it’s his time to shoulder more responsibilities down the road. Uncommitted.

+ OF/RHP Sawyer Wickstrom (Bothell, 2024) adds another versatile piece for Bothell on both sides of the ball. Showed off some impressive arm strength on this look as he got onto the bump and ran his FB up to 83-84 mph from a short, quick arm action. Uncommitted. 

+ RHP Jackson Weeks (Snohomish, 2023) had success on the bump in his short outing. Tall frame with some present strength. Weeks gets extended with his arm action after hand break then shortens up into a ¾ release. FB worked 76-78 with CB at 68-69 and CH 72-74. Uncommitted.


+ SS Baylor Hill (Snohomish, 2023) handled SS duties and hit leadoff on this look. Uses a loose, handsy style of swing from the left side. Contact threat who looks to spray the ball based on where it’s pitched. Solid actions and footwork on defense. Uncommitted. 

 RHP Mason Devinney (Glacier Peak, 2022; Everett CC commit): 5-foot-10, 165-pound frame, athletic on the mound. Showed swing-and-miss stuff, attacked the zone with confidence and consistency. Fastball has life and carry at 83-84 mph from a lower average release that creates a tough approach angle for hitters. Turned to slider with tight shape at 75-76 mph for strikes and to expand the zone, effective regardless of handedness.

+ LHP Karsten Sweum (Glacier Peak, 2024; Gonzaga commit): Well-proportioned 6-foot-2, 190-pound frame with room for more strength. Currently a top-10 prospect in the Washington sophomore class. Turned in a noteworthy performance in a short stint. Arm played short on the backside with deception, fastball came out the hand at 85-87 mph, downward plane. Used slider minimally but flashed above-average action at 78 mph. High-follow name in the Washington 2024 class. 

+ LHP Bjorn Johnson (Lincoln, 2023): Athletic, high-waisted 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame with plenty of projection. Currently one of the top uncommitted arms in his class. Arm path plays long on the backside and finishes from a high ¾ slot. Fluid delivery to front footstrike. Fastball sat 87-88 mph in a short look, played with heavy life & occasional cut down in the zone and induced ground ball contact. Uncommitted 

+ RHP Nicholas Saelens (Lincoln, 2024): Upside prospect, athletic 6-foot-1, 190-pound frame. Athletic downhill patterns, short quick arm that works from a high ¾ slot. Fastball played at an easy 85-86 mph with more velocity left to come. Threw changeup at 78-79 mph at near fastball arm speed and also mixed in a low-70s slider, too. High-follow uncommitted prospect in the state’s 2024 class. Uncommitted


+ OF/RHP Nainoa Nall (Lincoln, 2022). Experienced senior who should bring a consistent presence into the line-up for Lincoln. Did a little bit of everything on this look, playing solid defense in the OF, getting XBHs at the plate and showing off the ability to get on the bump and get some late outs. Plays with confidence and isn’t afraid to be aggressive. Uncommitted. 

+ INF Lucas Coma (Lincoln, 2024) Another piece in the talented sophomore class for Lincoln is gritty INF Lucas Coma. Handles both SS/2B with crisp, consistent actions and patrols the dirt like a natural INF. At the plate, he does all the right things needed to be a tough out and will likely continue to be a contact threat as he matures. Uncommitted