Prep Baseball Report

Uncommitted Spotlight: '25 3B Michael Hogen

Steven Hardesty
Central Coast/North LA Area Scout


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The Uncommitted Spotlight Series continues as we near the completion of the '24 CIF High School baseball season Prep Baseball California is continuing to highlight some of the top uncommitted class of '25 athletes. The player featured today was a stellar performer in live looks by our Prep Baseball California staff this spring and is a newcomer to our Class of 2025 rankings. The players featured within our Uncommitted Spotlight series are ones that college coaches and fans should be keeping their eyes on over the coming months.

We invite you to get to know them through the eyes of our Prep Baseball California staff of scouts and the data-backed numbers collected at our events with our partnered companies. TrackMan, Blast Motion, Swift Performance, and Visual Edge provide comparable data to project and evaluate players. All of these systems come together to give a clear picture at what colleges will get when a players steps onto their campus.

Today, we put the spotlight on a SoCal '25 3B Michael Hogen from Hart High School. With an athletic frame at 6' 180 lbs. and interesting athleticism Hogen presents a fairly polished RH hitting offensive profile with hit tool, approach, and emerging pop while playing impact level 3B defense that flashes intriguing upside with the ability to potential handle a middle of the diamond spot at SS/2B. During mulitple in game looks this spring for Prep Baseball California Central Coast/VTA County scout Steven Hardesty, Hogen consistently found the barrel, worked quality at bats, flashed pull side impact and made multiple impressive plays to go with consistently steady defense at the hot corner. Hogen had an outstanding spring beyond just the looks from Hardesty with him earning 2nd team All-Foothill League honors and being a key piece of the offense/defense that helped Hart win the CIF-Southern Section D2 title. His fairly polished offensive ability that shows a top of the order potential with depth to back end of a lineup floor is even more intriguing when you consider the fact he has impact defensive potential on the infield dirt giving Hogen a high ceiling as a baseball player. Michael has been a 2 year varsity player at Hart High and helped the program in addition to its CIF-SS D2 title they also claimed the Foothill League title in 2024. Hogen is a name in the '25 class that is a must follow for college programs who has a chance to really raise his profile over the coming months headed into his SR. season after catching the eyes of Prep Baseball California staff.

College coaches and fans be sure to click on Hogen's profile to see full video and information.