Future Games - Hitting Recap

Dan Jurik
Scouting Director - Pacific Northwest

LakePoint, Georgia, - The 2020 Future Games has come to a conclusion

This one-of-a-kind event featured the best uncommitted Class of 2022 prospects and select 2023 prospects from our 40-plus state coverage area. 

As you’ve come to expect, Prep Baseball Report provided an unrivaled baseball experience. Featuring live-stream action, Trackman & Blast data, plus continuous coverage from all of our social media platforms

For the first time ever, we were able to put together a roster of players from the Pacific Northwest to participate in the Future Games. The roster was compiled of players from both Washington and Oregon. To get our post-event coverage finished up, we're taking a final look at the hitters from Oregon who had the chance to compete on the mound. 

Pacific Northwest team preview - Here

Workout notes - Here

Statistical release - Here

Pitching recap - Here

Future GAmes

Hitting recap

Blaise Heher OF / RHP / Lake Oswego, OR / 2022

Heher was a consistent performer at the plate throughout Future Games and brought a disciplined approach to every AB. Hits from a slightly open stance with upright posture. Subtle flexion on his backside as he hovers during low leg lift. With a compact frame and short levers, he can keep a tight swing and maintain barrel control easily. Stays inside of the ball and avoids getting extended too early. Soft, controlled landing gives him adjustability and he has shown that he can change plane against advanced pitching. There’s some sneaky pop in the bat and he lifted a few balls out of the yard with wood during BP. While the pull-side power is there, his offensive ability plays up best when he’s spraying balls into the gaps. Gets above average marks via Blast Motion for his plane and connection scores. 

J. Noble Meyer RHP / OF / Jesuit, OR / 2023

Long and lanky in the box, Meyer has a terrific frame to grow into as he physically matures. He sets up in the box with feet set just outside of shoulder width, square to the pitcher. Weight pre-shifted onto backside. Uses a low leg lift to get into his forward move. Hands start near back shoulder and shift just down below shoulder height with minimal push back as he gets into landing. Keeps flexion in his lead arm which helps him rotate easily despite the length in his build. Creates lift on the ball when he connects out front with his leverage and uphill path. Held his own in the box throughout the event while facing older competition. 

Mason Spellecy 3B / RHP / Hood River Valley, OR / 2022

Although Spellecy might have had a rough showing offensively on paper, he was on the barrel more often than not but just couldn’t find any holes on the defense during game action. He also flashed some of the best raw power potential we saw of anyone on the team. With an average bat speed of 75 mph, peaking at 78.6 mph. For reference, the average MLB range is 66-78 mph. Spellecy’s best shot in BP went an estimated 376’4” after he registered a 93.8 exit velocity at 28.4 degrees launch. For a taller hitter, he does a solid job keeping everything short and direct as he gets into contact. Gets thru contact with a strong front side and a high, elevated finish. 



Mason Utech C / SS / Lakeridge , OR / 2022

 In addition to his defensive versatility, Utech showed plenty of aptitude at the plate across the workout day and 3 games of action. He gets high marks for his strike zone discipline and ability to recognize spin, as he drew 3 BB while only striking out once. Sets up in the box with direct alignment towards the pitcher in both his upper and lower half. Hands start above back shoulder and shift into a lower hitting position during forward stride. Easy, low effort swing with classic left-handed loft. Does a solid job letting the ball travel and works towards the big part of the field when he goes after something to hit. Head stays quiet throughout and he stays in his legs after contact. The left-handed swing plus his ability to handle both catching and INF duties give Utech a unique profile and allow him to handle a lot of responsibilities on the diamond.