PBR IA Top Prospect Games- 2023 Grads (Invite Only)

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PBR IOWA TOP PROSPECT GAMES (INVITE ONLY)

The PBR Iowa Top Prospect Games will be held on Sunday, August 7th, 2022 at the Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex- home to Mt. Mercy University Baseball in Cedar Rapids, IA. This one-day event will feature the top 2023 prospects in the state for the premier scouting event of the summer. Mt. Mercy University has a beautiful facility offering a full turf field, lights & additional amenities.

The Top Prospect Games will be an opportunity for the best players in Iowa to showcase themselves and play games in front of the Prep Baseball Report staff and numerous college coaches and pro scouts in attendance. Annually this event attracts over 50 college programs from across the greater Midwest.

This event will sell out quickly. Request your invite today!


SHOWCASE FORMAT (Players)

Infielders, Outfielders, Catchers

  • Stretching
  • Running Times (10/30/60 yard dash times)
  • Offensive Evaluation
    • Batting Practice on field
    • Hitting Mechanics Evaluation
    • Trackman Analysis
    • BLAST Swing Analysis
  • Defensive Evaluations (OF's, Catchers, INF's)
    • Arm strength
    • Defensive mobility
    • Positional projectability


GAME FORMAT (All Players)

Players will be divided into teams to participate in a extended game. Video, velocities and Trackman data will be accrued for pitchers live in game play. 2-way players will pitch one inning in game; Pitcher Only are designated to 2 innings.

*Note* The two defensive position option is for the showcase portion of event. Player will only play primary position in game.

 


WHEN:
Sunday, August 7, 2022

WHERE:
Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex
Home of Mount Mercy University Baseball
Cedar Rapids, IA

WHO:
2023 Graduates (Invite Only)

SCHEDULE:

Session 1: 

Team #1 vs Team #2
8:00 am - 8:15 am Check In (All Players)
8:30 am Camp Introduction
9:00 am Position Player Workout
• Warm-up
• Batting practice on main field
• Extended infield/outfield session
10:30 am Game: 

Session 2: 
Team #3 vs Team #4

12:00 pm - Check In (All Players)
12:45 pm - Camp Introduction
1:15 pm Position Player Workout
• Warm-up (Cage area in right field)
• Batting practice on main field
• Extended infield/outfield session
3:00 pm Game: 

***Times are subject to change***

 

Cancellation/Transfer Policy



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ABOUT PBR
Since its inception in 2005, the Prep Baseball Report has evolved into one of the country’s biggest and most respected independent scouting services, with a singular focus of providing comprehensive coverage in every state. Now, more than 900 colleges and pro scouts subscribe to the Prep Baseball Report services.  We take great pride in providing the most thorough and comprehensive high school baseball coverage in each state.

SCOUTING, TECHNOLOGY AND DATA ANALYSIS IN ONE EVENT

 

PBR PROFILE

Every prospect's recruiting process starts and ends with the PBR Profile and our showcases revolve around that player profile. For first time attendees, a new PBR profile will be created, hosting all of your information, videos, head shot, metrics and more, making it one of your single most important tools in the recruiting process. Repeat showcase performances will continue to update your PBR profile, creating a history of prospect progress and ensuring the most up-to-date information is easily accessible throughout the fast-paced scouting community. These profiles are also searchable by a range of data points and metrics through our advanced search engine, making it a one stop shop for recruiters and scouts.

 

MIZUNO

All showcase prospects will receive a numbered PBR jersey sponsored by our partners at Mizuno. The Mizuno Tee is the all around tee shirt for every activity, made from lightweight textured fabric, and used to identify prospects throughout the showcase process.


STATS

PBR stats are the industry standard in the scouting community, carrying the highest credibility in actionable data. PBR profiles are the most reliable resources for prospect information due to this reason alone. Stats are collected using only the highest of standard equipment including Brower laser timers, Trackman and Stalker radars. All stats are hosted in player profiles accompanied by recently launched Performance Tiers that show where a prospect ranks among his peers.

 

VIDEO

All prospect performances will be professionally video taped, edited and uploaded into their PBR Profile. Videos will consist of multiple angles and record all aspects of the showcase including 60’s, live batting practice, and defensive performances. Videos are hosted in PBR Profiles and used for video spotlights, content, social media and more. Videos are accessible to all PBR+ subscribers.


SCOUTING REPORTS

The Prep Baseball Report is built at the hands of some of the most tenured and respected scouts in the industry. We pride ourselves on our level of prospect knowledge, most of which is gained through PBR events. Showcases are designed and engineered by state Scouting Directors with the goal of collecting as much information about a prospect as possible and relaying our findings to the public through data collection and scouting reports. 


POST-EVENT CONTENT

One of the many results of a PBR showcase is getting all the information collected to the public in a timely and digestible manner. Every showcase will be featured on the Prep Baseball Report website and social channels through various forms of post-event content, leaderboards, video spotlights and more. 


ACCOUNT DASHBOARD

In an effort to elevate the post-event experience for players who attend a PBR Showcase, the Account Dashboard is now your one stop shop to view all of your post-event deliverables, including your Video, TrackMan, Blast Data, Vizual Edge Score and more. Your Dashboard also gives you a window into upcoming events, calendar management and more. 

 

TECH PACKAGE

 

Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players will receive unrivaled access to their advanced ball-tracking and swing metrics through the TrackMan and Blast Connect apps as well as visual skills through Vizual Edge testing. Furthermore, key metrics will live inside your Prep Baseball Report profile to help players in their recruitment process.  


TrackMan is the global leader in ball-tracking accuracy. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, all players will get unrivaled access to their performance data in the Trackman interactive app. Players can create custom dashboards that unlock both hitting and pitching data.

Pitching Features Include:

  • Pitching data access includes: release speed, spin rate, spin axis, release height, extension, horizontal and vertical break, and location on each pitch 

  • See each pitch trajectory in 3D from multiple viewpoints

  • Create defined tags to label and compare pitches

  • Pin pitches together to create tunneling visualizations between different pitch types

  • Visualize each pitch location

Hitting Features Include:

  • Hitting data access includes: Exit speed, distance traveled, launch angle, launch direction, spin rate, contact depth and contact side/height for each swing.

  • Visualize plate coverage

  • Pairing of all data points on each swing

Key ball flight metrics will also live inside player profiles at PrepBaseballReport.com for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level. TrackMan’s advanced data metrics will augment what players already receive from a PBR showcase, which includes an edited video of their performance, personalized scouting reports, verified statistics, run times and positional velocities.

 

Blast is the global leader in swing analysis and used by nearly every MLB organization. Following a Prep Baseball Report event, players will receive access to BlastConnect in the Blast App, that unlocks critical insights and actionable data from their performance.

Features Include:

  • Swing Analysis and Blast Motion hitting assessment

  • Professional-level swing analytics to help players improve their hitting performance

  • Free 30-day trial to Blast Premium Services subscription

Key hitting metrics and Blast Motion Scores will also live inside player profiles at PrepBaseballReport.com for the benefit of college coaches and recruiters, which will help prospects advance to the next level.

Vizual Edge is a market leader in visual performance assessment and training that multiple MLB clubs use for its players. During Prep Baseball Report events, players will take the Vizual Edge 15-minute baseline evaluation. Following the event, players will receive an email PDF of your results – labeled as your EDGE Score – that will identify your visual strengths and weaknesses and how they directly impact your on-field performance. Visual skills are critical for pitch recognition, reaction speed, timing, seeing spin on the ball, defensive performance and much more. Your EDGE Score will also live inside your Prep Baseball Report profile.

 

ProPlayAI will be delivering lab-accurate biomechanics data for purposes of player assessments and in-game analysis, all from a single video camera. ProPlayAI’s biomechanics platform for baseball pitchers, PitchAI, is powered by computer vision algorithms that extract 3D skeletal data from a single 2D video camera such as an iPhone. The platform provides full-body kinematics to analyze lead-knee dynamics, torso and pelvic motion, arm motion, and aspects of the kinetic chain and pitch efficiency. 

 

Prep Baseball Report events will be equipped with Swift Performance’s industry-leading athletic testing technologies to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data for all participants, ultimately delivering new insights into athletes’ speed, explosiveness and power for recruiters to evaluate.

Through both systems, the Swift UNO timing gates and EZEJump mats, athletes will be evaluated on a multitude of metrics that goes beyond just the 60 yard dash. Participants will be put through a jump protocol as well as adding 10 and 30 yard splits to the 60 yard dash.

Athletic Testing Metrics include:

  • 60 yard dash with 10 and 30 yard splits

  • Top end speed (mph)

  • Reactive Strength Index

  • Vertical jump


Location

Robert W. Plaster Athletic Complex (Mt. Mercy U.)
651 19th St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA