Prep Baseball Report

Medicine Hat Preseason ID: Quick Hits

Brady Turner
West Coast Director

On Sunday, April 14th the Prep Baseball Alberta staff hosted the Medicine Hat Preseason ID at Mavericks Athletic Park. It gave players the opportunity to collect updated metrics via our tech partner TrackMan.

This Quick Hits article will provide provide scouting notes and video on five standouts from the event.

For complete event results, click here.

Ryler Straarup 3B / RHP / Medicine Hat high school, AB / 2025

One of the best bullpens of the day came from 2025 two-way Ryler Straarup. With a 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame, Straarup uses his physicality on both sides of the ball. The fastball topped at 82 mph, sitting in the 80-81 mph range. He offers two breaking balls, the curveball has slightly more depth at 66-67 mph, while the slider has more horizontal break at 67-69 mph. At the dish, he elevated back up the middle and to his opposite field gap, reaching a max exit velocity of 89 mph. Despite his present physical frame, there’s still room to add strength and take that next step in his development.

riley tweten RHP / OF / South Central High School, AB / 2026

Another arm that impressed at the Medicine Hat Preseason ID was 2026 Riley Tweten. At 6-foot-0, 165-pounds there’s room to add strength to his frame. The arm is short, but is loose and has some whip to it. He ran the fastball up to 78 mph and does a good job killing induced vertical break, adding upwards of 13 inches of horizontal break (HB). The changeup profiles similarly, but has slightly more HB at 16 inches. A second effective off-speed pitch is his curveball. It has two-plane break, and plays down in the zone as an effective swing & miss offering. The Medicine Hat American Legion product will be an arm to follow as he continues to add strength and develop.

Mason Heintz OF / OF / South Central High School, AB / 2026

Heintz really stood out at the dish with his natural bat-to-ball ability and consistency at the dish. He shows athleticism and balance in the box while working on a line to the entire field. He got up to a max exit velocity of 85 mph. There isn’t much present power in his 5-foot-10, 160-pound frame. However, with added strength and his present bat-to-ball ability, Heintz will be a bat to keep an eye on going forward. 


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