AZ Preseason ID: Statistical Analysis


Brett Thorney
Arizona Scouting Director

The high school baseball season in Arizona is coming up quickly with many prospects around the state gearing up for their seasons. This past weekend, PBR Arizona had a chance to wrap up its preseason schedule with its Arizona Preseason ID. This open event continues to be a huge identifier of new prospects in Arizona and to get quality prospect updates on players we have seen in the past. 

PBR Arizona held its Arizona Preseason ID on Saturday, February 13th at Desert Ridge High School in Mesa, AZ. This event featured 50+ prospects from the 2021-2025 grad classes from all across the state of Arizona with a few players trickling in from other stats. This event has become a popular event as players go into their high school seasons. 

Today, we begin our post event coverage by taking a look at the top performers in some key statistical categories. Be sure to stay tuned over the next few weeks for more post-event coverage. 

To view the full event stats click here.

Max FB Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Bryce McKnight AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 88.09 mph
2 Caiden Padget AZ Canyon View 2022 LHP 82.70 mph
3 Erick Thompson AZ Desert Ridge 2024 3B 82.12 mph
4 Henry Brauckmiller AZ Millennium 2022 OF 81.02 mph
5 Andrew Hogg AZ Horizon 2021 RHP 80.48 mph

60-yard Dash (Laser)

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yard
1 Ashton Zacher AZ Canyon View 2023 C 7.11
2 Liam Helm AZ Williams Field 2022 OF 7.12
3 Chaz Ortega-Clemons AZ Desert Edge 2021 3B 7.15
^ Sean Jeffries AZ Gilbert 2022 SS 7.15
4 Gerardo Paco AZ Nogales 2023 OF 7.22
5 Tiwa Adelakun AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2022 OF 7.34

Exit Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Speed (max)
1 Chaz Ortega-Clemons AZ Desert Edge 2021 3B 99.82 mph
2 Mason Krznarich AZ Red Mountain 2022 1B 99.76 mph
3 Keaton Walker AZ Corona del Sol 2022 3B 98.23 mph
4 Matthew Hart AZ Canyon View 2023 OF 95.28 mph
5 Masen Hoffman AZ Desert Ridge 2023 1B 92.47 mph

INF Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos INF Velo
1 Mason Krznarich AZ Red Mountain 2022 1B 83
2 Keaton Walker AZ Corona del Sol 2022 3B 82
3 Sean Jeffries AZ Gilbert 2022 SS 80
^ Kincaid Bergthold AZ Catalina Foothills 2023 3B 80
4 AJ Keely AZ Horizon 2023 SS 78
^ Liam Helm AZ Williams Field 2022 OF 78
5 Chaz Ortega-Clemons AZ Desert Edge 2021 3B 77
^ Erick Thompson AZ Desert Ridge 2024 3B 77

OF Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos OF Velo
1 Caiden Padget AZ Canyon View 2022 LHP 85
2 Josiah Kidd AZ Desert Ridge 2021 OF 82
3 Ethan Bell AZ Catalina Foothills 2023 LHP 81
4 Matthew Hart AZ Canyon View 2023 OF 80
^ Aidan Casey AZ Mesquite 2022 OF 80
^ Samuel Round AZ Pinnacle 2023 RHP 80
5 Gerardo Paco AZ Nogales 2023 OF 79

C Velocity

Rank Name State School Class Pos C Velo
1 Ashton Zacher AZ Canyon View 2023 C 77
2 Kade Thompson AZ Casteel 2024 C 75
3 Tyler Davis AZ Mountain View 2023 C 72
^ Ryan Beaumont AZ Canyon View 2024 C 72
4 Gabe Wetzel UT Hillcrest 2024 C 70
5 Jackson Rowland AZ Desert Ridge 2024 C 69

Pop Times

Rank Name State School Class Pos Pop Time
1 Ashton Zacher AZ Canyon View 2023 C 1.99-2.09
2 Kade Thompson AZ Casteel 2024 C 2.03-2.24
3 Tyler Davis AZ Mountain View 2023 C 2.19-2.31
4 Ryan Beaumont AZ Canyon View 2024 C 2.20-2.26
5 Gabe Wetzel UT Hillcrest 2024 C 2.28-2.35

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