AZ Preseason ID: Velocity Leaderboard


Brett Thorney
State Scouting Director

The Arizona High School baseball season officially began its tryouts on Monday with games quickly following. Many teams & prospects from around the state are gearing up for their seasons. PBR Arizona recently 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 staff uses this information when there live game coverage begins.

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 border states. This event has become a popular event as players go into their high school seasons. 

One of our biggest additions to PBR in 2020 was the implementation of higher level technology with advanced data metrics including. Prep Baseball Report events across the country have been powered by TrackMan’s industry-leading Portable system to capture pinpoint accurate, actionable data from player performances. Prep Baseball Report and TrackMan are dedicated to recognizing talent and unleashing their potential.

Today, we will be taking a look at the top velocities recorded in 4 different pitches types collected from our portable trackman unit. 

To view the full event stats click here.

Here are the leaders on our velocity leaderboard:

FASTBALL 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

CURVEBALL VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Andrew Hogg AZ Horizon 2021 RHP 66.26 mph
2 AJ Keely AZ Horizon 2023 SS 64.26 mph
3 Kyle Jeffries AZ Gilbert 2023 SS 64.15 mph
4 Henry Brauckmiller AZ Millennium 2022 OF 63.05 mph
5 Carson Stoller AZ Sandra Day O'Connor 2023 LHP 62.97 mph

CHANGE UP VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Bryce McKnight AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 75.75 mph
2 Caiden Padget AZ Canyon View 2022 LHP 75.21 mph
3 Ryan Barbosa CA Bishop Amat 2023 RHP 74.79 mph
4 Henry Brauckmiller AZ Millennium 2022 OF 74.03 mph
5 Samuel Round AZ Pinnacle 2023 RHP 73.71 mph

SLIDER VELOCITY

Rank Name State School Class Pos Velocity (max)
1 Caiden Padget AZ Canyon View 2022 LHP 70.55 mph
2 Bryce McKnight AZ Desert Vista 2023 RHP 69.61 mph
3 Samuel Round AZ Pinnacle 2023 RHP 68.64 mph
4 Erick Thompson AZ Desert Ridge 2024 3B 68.62 mph
5 Henry Brauckmiller AZ Millennium 2022 OF 66.76 mph


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